flyfishvt

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  1. Great post FlatWing...thanks for all the good info...
  2. Looks great…how did you make the mantle?
  3. Always worth a try…please report back on results!
  4. Believe that gum arabic is readily soluble in water, so may not be the best choice for flies…
  5. Thanks for all the suggestions...I may make it to Marlboro, covid permitting, but that's a bit late in the game for me. I usually start tying up my salty flies in Nov and are done with most by the time ski season rolls around. I'll be headed to the Cape in mid Oct and plan to take the shadow's advice and swing by Bear's Den to check out their stock. Thanks again! Bruce
  6. Looking for both…thanks
  7. Hey All, Looking for some advise on purchasing saddle hackle for salty flatwings. Have tied many in the past with saddles that I've had for donkey's years but always thought the results weren't satisfactory. My saddle feather are just too fat, short and triangular. Looking to purchase higher quality saddles that will have thinner, longer feathers suitable for flatwings. Any ideas? Thanks, Bruce
  8. Hey All, Looking for some advise on purchasing saddle hackle for salty flatwings. Have tied many in the past with saddles that I've had for donkey's years but always thought the results weren't satisfactory. My saddle feather are just too fat, short and triangular. Looking to purchase higher quality saddles that will have thinner, longer feathers suitable for flatwings. Any ideas? Bruce
  9. Sounds very similar to the "happy bait" we saw on the bay side beaches in mid-June.... Lots of bait...few fish to eat them...
  10. If you're in Hyannis, I'd try Dowses on an outgoing tide.
  11. Thanks much for the info...we're probably looking at the last week of Sept, first week of Oct.
  12. We had a great week in mid-June on the Cape and are thinking of heading back to catch the fall migration. It's been hit or miss in the few fall trips we've made so looking for a bit of guidance about timing. Is mid to late September too early? should we be looking at early Oct? Know it's always a crap shoot to catch the fall run but hoping for a bit of general advice... Thanks in advance... Bruce
  13. Just so tired of seeing bloody stripers on OTW…. Work so hard to release all fish caught on the fly…. Just sad to see the fish that are killed on that site…
  14. Brian...please lock this thread. I started it and was asking a simple question about fishing conditions on the cape. It’s devolved into something that really doesn’t belong in the forum...
  15. When I first joined this forum, BFD, and many of his friends, were strong contributors. I enjoyed their posts and was impressed with the civil nature of the forum. Folks were polite, helpful and spoke mostly about fishing. I've had the good fortune to meet many on the beach through the years and all were respectful, kind, decent people, just as they were online. Back then, petty name calling wasn't tolerated...it was a much more collegial atmosphere. If I wanted to engage in such small-minded discourse, I'd go to FB.