Re: What do you guys do when you're not posting?
posted at 8/1/2010 9:26 AM EDT
In Response to Re: What do you guys do when you're not posting?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: What do you guys do when you're not posting? : Hey watch, As a teen I used to fly fish the upper Delaware for trout-- the East branch and its tributary the Beaverkill and also the Willowemac. Great times!! I also fished the West Branch, which is lesser known but happens to flow through my father's home town of Hobart . We caught lots of trout and visited the famous fly tier (is that how you spell it?) Harry Darby. Any chance you remember him? About Mohicans-- great movie, and one that IMO is better than the book. Magua, what a character!! Daniel Day Lewis and Madeline Stowe, also excellent in their roles. Posted by CarolinaClamMan[/QUOTE] I have a copy of the book, the Catskill Flytier, by Harry Darby. He and his wife operated a shop in I think Roscoe, NY for many years. Let's not forget Lee Wulff and his wife Joan lived on the Beaverkill as well. By the way, the West branch has become a terrific fishery. There are many guides and driftboats,looking to catch those remarkably selective browns and rainbows.
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Thanks, watch,....Yes, it was outside Roscoe on a slope of the valley for the Willowemac, which is a major tributary of the Beaverkill. He was chatty and his wife pleasant.....my buddy and I always went in to visit his shop....he let us watch him tie and showed us some techniques. In his yard he raised special roosters for their hackles. I'll get that book.
I think some of the Beaverkill was channelled to mitigate flooding, and also parts of the upper Delaware. This was back in perhaps the 1970s and there was controversey. A terrible practice-- it actually increases flooding downstream by speeding the water flow....less absorption....and allowing pollutants like farm runoff to flow unimpedded.
Good to hear aboout the west branch. There was never any stocking and it had few fish (besides suckers), but it's a lovely stream.
Not that any of this has anything to do with hockey.....!!! But, this is the off season......Ha!!