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Re: best fly shops in PA?
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I really loved the Grateful Dead for a while. I even went to a concert and got high on second hand smoke. Wooo hooo. Probably, it'll show up in a test one day and I'll end up doing time! But the lyrics and the music are great. I love the Mexicalli Blues, Scarlet Begonias and Box of Rain. All very good, all very different from one another.

I was never into the Dead experience, so I wouldn't call myself a 'Head. But a friend of mine (who's got a doctorate) is, and I've met some really impressive deadheads. Including Tony, who's a heck of a flyfisherman!

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ITS OFFICIAL THIS THREAD IS HYJACKED AND I"M A IGNORANT PERSON LOL!!!!!!!!!

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Still not sure on the hippies though!!!


Yeah, well how about them there STEREOTYPERS? They're all the same!

Hee, hee.

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Exactly, stereotypes are dangerous. Jerry was very patriotic
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Seafood wrote:
I have a few more things to add to this wonderful discussion.

1. whoever listed Cold Spring Angler as a great flyshop...well...that would top my list of WORST fly shops. I have NEVER and I mean NEVER in any retail store, whether it was the Gap, Dicks, Wal Mart, anywhere, been treated so poorly on mulitple occasions than when in Cold Spring. Aweful...just aweful.


F.Y.I. - In case no one has mentioned it, Cold Spring Anglers is closing it's doors.

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Cold Spring Angler has a great selection of hooks, feathers and foam. The service can be chilly at times. CSA is a good shop if you know what your looking for. Just don't ask for any information on the Letort.

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Fredrick, how about Jerry played a fine guitar and made some really fantastic music. He was a hell of a scuba diver too. If you look hard enough at TCO, you'll see an ABEL custom Grateful Dead Steal Your Face reel.

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I know I seen it it has the same logo as Fly_ Flinger avatar.....

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You know, it's funny because so many people have the same idea about Garcia and the Dead being anti-just about everything. But that wasn't the case as has been mentioned numerous times here. I'm a paramedic and work part time on an ambulance that does emergency cardiac cath runs, kinda like things aren't going well here, let's get the patient to a more skilled facility. At any rate, the cath lab team listens to the Dead all the time. It's relaxing but let's you concentrate on matters at hand, something most cardiac patients would be glad o hear. If that makes any sense at all let me know.

Posted on: 2007/11/13 19:17


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FFP
The guys are great, and in a great location of the state.

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Jonas is awesome

Neshanok
Cool place to hang while my wife does volant or the outlets.


The Fishing Post....just cause you always remember your first.

Posted on: 2007/11/13 22:01


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My two favorites in my limited visits around the state are:

Neshannock Creek

International Angler in Robinson (Pittsburgh, near the airport)

Both shops are extremely knowledgable, give great advice, pointers, etc and don't try to sell you on the most expensive gear. Both shops are extremely friendly.

As far as the Dead goes...it's not for everyone, but I enjoy it, in fact, I love it! The music was the vehicle, but to me, it's all about the vibe. Thousands of people getting along and enjoying one common passion for a few hours. If you have gone to a show, you will understand where I'm coming from. I was only lucky enough to catch them in the 80's and 90's so I'm not as lucky as some who have seen them in their heyday, but I sure am glad I got to experience a Dead show. There really is nothing that compares, IMHO.

Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine!

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Fredrick,
The coolest tatoo I have ever seen (and I spent my share of time in biker bars) is on the arm of my bro. He is in the 5th Rangers, and their insignia is a bolt of lightning on a Greatful Dead skull.
Like they say "if the thunder don't get you then the lightning will".
Pretty high speed IMHO.

I Love the Dead. Their music just goes with flyfishing. I had a tape that I used to listen to on my way to the stream.

What I like most about the band is that they take snippets from old folk songs and work them into "new" material.

Your average garden variety hippie is not too political. But the hard core dead heads are usually directly involved with the betterment of their communuty. Don't get me wrong, you will not find a more right wing redneck than I, but I have expanded my mind enough to see that they are working to make things better not worse.

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Seafood wrote:
I have a few more things to add to this wonderful discussion.

1. whoever listed Cold Spring Angler as a great flyshop...well...that would top my list of WORST fly shops. I have NEVER and I mean NEVER in any retail store, whether it was the Gap, Dicks, Wal Mart, anywhere, been treated so poorly on mulitple occasions than when in Cold Spring. Aweful...just aweful.

That being said...

2. I want to clarify that you can like Jerry Garcia without being a deadhead. For those of you who have a stereotype in your mind about Jerry...here are some thoughts.

I am not a big fan of the Grateful Dead...I like a few of their songs but not too many. However, Jerry is an unbelievable musician and if you like bluegrass then you need to check out the groups "Old and in the Way" and " The Grisman Quartet". You will rethink any previous notions about Jerry.


Yes, the owners of Cold Spring Anglers are retiring and the shop is closing up. So lets quit beating THAT dead horse. We've got others!

Interesting point about Jerry and bluegrass. I think Jerry and his contemporaries, those "hippy" musicians from California, should get a lot of credit for the modern revival of bluegrass, old-timey, roots music, mountain music, whatever you want to call it.

That kind of music and the people who played it, got tossed away by Nashville, which was a shame. So for a long time it was just sort of buried. Not many people even knew about such music. And the hippy musicians from California loved that kind of music and spent a lot of time learning to play it. And they got it out into the wider culture, and got people interested in hearing it from the original Appalachian musicians.

This was happening to some degree for many years, but what really blew it wide open was the album "Will A Circle Be Unbroken." The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, more hippy California musicians from the same music scene, intiatiated that album, inviting a whole bunch of the classic bluegrass people to collaborate on it, and it turned out to be a real gem. I remember when then came out and it was BIG. They played it on college radio all the time. Lots of people, including me, bought the album and played the grooves out of it.

I think this revived the careers of Doc Watson, Vassar Clements and all those guys and they and their music got the respect they deserved. Them "hippy" musicians made it happen. Yep.

Posted on: 2007/11/13 23:37


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I'm not really a deadhead, but I've been known to groove to plenty of Phish in my time, as well as some bands like O.A.R.

Jack Johnson is another good bit of fishin music too.

Love the reggae and jam influenced bands out there. I agree with Ryan, it goes well with fishing.

Posted on: 2007/11/13 23:43



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