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Kid- I have several Arthur Taylor prints in my house.  I am also a member of  the Veazie Salmon Club.

 

Hilltop- good on ya for starting a new one.

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While on Atlantic salmon flies, here's a very good one, the Stonefly (and variants), or, as we old-timers called it, the Coffey Stonefly, originated by Bill Coffey of Montreal. It can be tied in other colors but the most popular and productive are as shown in the first two pictures: all chartreuse with a golden badger hackle, parachute style, and chartreuse body/black wing with a grizzly hackle, parachute style. The post on the first one is made with a pin and a yellow bead, as this fly was tied originally. In the others, the post is made with the butts (about half of those) of the bucktail used for the wing. This was shown to me by a friend and it makes for a simpler tie.

 

The third one is a variant which has become popular in the Gaspé, the Ghost Stonefly. It's a Stonefly to which an overwing of tinsel and Marabou is added.

 

And the last one is an oversized Stonefly (this one on a #3/0 Partridge Bartlett hook) which I always carried to use as a "change of pace" fly, for example in low water conditions when everybody else were using #8 or 10 or even 12 flies, or when a river was in spate.

 

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6 hours ago, titleguy said:

Kid- I have several Arthur Taylor prints in my house.  I am also a member of  the Veazie Salmon Club.

 

Hilltop- good on ya for starting a new one.

Curious: where is this club located? (I googled its name and ended up with.... a lot of club sandwich recipes!) 

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18 hours ago, titleguy said:

Kid- I have several Arthur Taylor prints in my house.  I am also a member of  the Veazie Salmon Club.

 

 

I haven't been by the club in a long time . Miss throwing flies on the river would love to see her make a comeback. 

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22 hours ago, titleguy said:

Kid- I have several Arthur Taylor prints in my house.  I am also a member of  the Veazie Salmon Club.

 

Hilltop- good on ya for starting a new one.

 

16 hours ago, Suave said:

Curious: where is this club located? (I googled its name and ended up with.... a lot of club sandwich recipes!) 

 

22 hours ago, titleguy said:

Kid- I have several Arthur Taylor prints in my house.  I am also a member of  the Veazie Salmon Club.

 

Hilltop- good on ya for starting a new one.

I should have searched a bit more before asking about the Veazie Salmon Club. Actually, I was not curious about its location but rather which river or rivers it was all about as I'd never heard about a Veazie river being a salmon river. So I went back on Google and put in Veazie river and ended up with a few related hits, none about a river of course but some about the Veazie Dam on the Penobscot river (which of course I've heard aabout as a long time Atlantic salmon angler in Québec) and finally one about the municipality of Veazie, Maine.

 

And when I started to put in "veasie river" for my search, a list came up of my search entries of yesterday and I understood why I ended up with recipes for a  salmon club sandwich. The first of those entries was "easy salmon club". I use a tablet with an automatic dictionary feature and it takes over when it does not recognize a word being used. So it took over, "veasie" became "easy" and it escaped my notice.

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31 mins ago, thaistick said:

Just a few touches in my newly renovated man cave 

 

Here's to BFD

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Very nice and, if I'm not mistaken, the reel in the print is a Hardy Sovereign, with which I've caught quite a few stripers.

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No fishing so far this year, but have been back at the vise.  I have been messing with these a bit, but due to my big fly kick in 2019 gave all the 2nd generation prototypes to my buddy for testing.  They did pretty well for him so these are refined third generation versions.  47C91C8B-95E2-4D38-B57C-007BA3A9EFF8.jpeg.2c6908fc39954e4617ece48853ba362f.jpeg0D66506E-22C9-4BC6-B536-CEFA296C72AE.jpeg.30378d83fede3b20c9f14be3e41ca99c.jpeg

 

The original pattern that inspired these was Sato's Silverside pictured below.  I bought this fly at bears den.  Its a great fly pattern.

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One has rapala like swimming action and I prefer to fish it with a long strip and then let it float up to surface then repeat.  

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The middle one is a very subtle slider for when stripers get keyed in on  smaller silversides in July/August.  I fish it on a swing in current or continuous two hand strip in with varied strip lengths.

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The bottom one is a rattling floating slider that is fished with sharp jerk strips to dart fly and activate rattle.

 

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8 hours ago, The Graveyard Shift said:

No fishing so far this year, but have been back at the vise.  I have been messing with these a bit, but due to my big fly kick in 2019 gave all the 2nd generation prototypes to my buddy for testing.  They did pretty well for him so these are refined third generation versions.  47C91C8B-95E2-4D38-B57C-007BA3A9EFF8.jpeg.2c6908fc39954e4617ece48853ba362f.jpeg0D66506E-22C9-4BC6-B536-CEFA296C72AE.jpeg.30378d83fede3b20c9f14be3e41ca99c.jpeg

 

The original pattern that inspired these was Sato's Silverside pictured below.  I bought this fly at bears den.  Its a great fly pattern.

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One has rapala like swimming action and I prefer to fish it with a long strip and then let it float up to surface then repeat.  

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The middle one is a very subtle slider for when stripers get keyed in on  smaller silversides in July/August.  I fish it on a swing in current or continuous two hand strip in with varied strip lengths.

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The bottom one is a rattling floating slider that is fished with sharp jerk strips to dart fly and activate rattle.

 

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Very different from what I tie. But what the heck, the real proof is in the catching or not. And from what I see (the pictures) and read on your very interesting posts (but more from the seeing), your flies put you in the catching much more than in the not. So... good show. And anyway the fish should be the ones pressing the thumbs up or down on posts showing flies we've tied! 

 

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