The fraternity of fly fishers
And Flyanglers like you!
Good to hear from you. We are well as can be expected from old timers.
It has been -20 degrees at home in Montana so I don't really call this weather brisk! In 1983 I walked to work at the court house and it was officially 50 degrees below zero. Now that's brisk.
Have a very Merry Christmas and a fish-filled New Year.
Neil and Deanna,
I hope all is well with you.
All is well with me. This is my busy time of the year, so I'm working every day until Christmas.
Are you enjoying this brisk winter weather?
Hi. I sent a message about buying some type of storage bag last week with A.C. initials on it. Would be honored to have his bag. If this is still a go please contact me. FAOL name is montana mike. Thanks kindly and have a smooth day. Michael J.
My name is Heinrich Schlarb , i live in PA. i have been tying for 17 years or so and love tying and fishing softhackles ( if this is for the Purple and not Starling). the story is :I tied this fly for a softhackle swap. I like to tie with silk so the body was a no brainer,however i was out of suitable sized starling and a call to the local shop confirmed the worst, NO starling on the shelf. Time to imrovise, A light Dunn hackle would fit the bill nicely, so became the Purple and not Starling. In fly tying nothing is written in stone, IMPROVISE, the fish will not care. hope this helps ,
i just found this. sorry for being so late.
I wish you and Neil much happiness and great casting.
Leona and I have much in common with you and Neil about the joys of starting a new life at our senior ages. I think Leona said it best for us, "Just when we thought the sun was setting in our lives, we met and knew instantly that our lives would change forever. The joy and love we found in each other gave birth to a new day."
I wish you and Deanna Gods blessings. I am very happy for both of you and will keep you in my prayers. You must be a very special man to have such a special lady.
Mr and Mrs Travis,
How great is this!! Of course we're overjoyed for you, how else could we be that you two have each other. Nothing could be better. Of course we'll meet Mr Travis, who better to show us around the fishing holes of Montana than you two. I'm sitting here grinning ear to ear, I'm so happy for you.
Hugs all around,
REE and VEE
Deanna and I are very glad that you are happy for us. She is a special lady, and yes we are very happy and excited about our new adventure together. We will be splitting our time between Montana and Washington in the near future. She will return to WA at the end of this month and I will drive out in a couple weeks. Then we will return here in early Sept. for a couple weeks, close up my house and return to the coast for the winter. Next year we will have to see.
Thank you for your nice note. It made both of us very happy.
Gawd!! I keep reading, and re-reading your note!!! Did I tell you how happy I am for the both of you????
Oh!! Deanna!!! I'm soooo excited for you!!! I did know a few of those things, and it broke my heart. I'm sitting here like the Cheshire cat right now ... a smile from ear to ear, and tears running down my face!! I so love you!! And I'm so happy! I knew Neil to be a special friend to you, and I know you will be so happy! Will you stay in Washington, or relocate to your "home" in Montana?
Biggest of loving hugs to the both of you!!