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  1. You want recipes for cooking fish, from your time...

    You want recipes for cooking fish, from your time on the water?

    May I suggest the FAOL "What's Cooking" board, found on the Home Page....

    Not only do we cook the fish we caught, we have recipes...
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    Jeremy: Welcome to FAOL! I have been with...

    Jeremy:

    Welcome to FAOL!

    I have been with FAOL since October of 1997. Last 14 years I have been the Swapmeister of a "Beginner's Fly Swaps" on FAOL Fly Tying Board.

    On October 1st I will...
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    Currently the members of the 2013/2014 are in the...

    Currently the members of the 2013/2014 are in the March Dry Fly Swap, with the remaining two swaps "April Streamer Swap" & "May Terrestrial Swap" yet to come.

    I will offer the "2014/2015 Beginners...
  4. Friday, March 7th: I saw my doctor today at 7:30...

    Friday, March 7th: I saw my doctor today at 7:30 AM, for a follow-up from the seeing my doctor on February 7th at 7:30 AM. I am almost fully recovered now, with some small aches, but I do have full...
  5. I see my doctor again on March 7th! Currently I...

    I see my doctor again on March 7th! Currently I have most of my movement in my arm back, with some tendons and muscles in my neck and left arm still recovering...

    Good news is I only have to pay...
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    Cold Weather Will Not Leave Minnesota Anytime Soon

    Currently I have 3 feet of snow on my property in White Bear Lake MN. The last snow fall from noon on Thursday thru noon on Friday dropped another 9 inches of snow. All weekend people in eastern...
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    Black Sharpie Permanent Marker 3" x 4"...

    Black Sharpie Permanent Marker
    3" x 4" Recloseable Bag (large size)
    2" x 3" Recloseable Bag (small size)
    (available at JoAnn Fabrics)

    This is how I store my extra dressed fly paterns, until I...
  8. How about the "Al Campbell Beginning Fly Tying"...

    How about the "Al Campbell Beginning Fly Tying" Series, I took that course and sent Al Campbell each of the flies in the series for his opinion!

    Each year when I host my Beginner's Fly Swaps, each...
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    I use Mercerized Cotton Thread for my "furled...

    I use Mercerized Cotton Thread for my "furled leaders", when I have finished building my furled leader, I dip the "furled leader" in some slightly warmed can of clear enamal, and hang the lead up on...
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    Al Campbell was my mentor in everything having to do with flyfishing

    I joined FAOL on October 4th 1997. It wasn't until couple of years later that Deanna and Jame Birkholm met up with Al Campbell. I did all of Al Campbell Fly Tying Series, sending in my flies from...
  11. Warren: I am glad that your healing is rapidly...

    Warren:

    I am glad that your healing is rapidly improving your situation. I am in week 4 of my recovery, and today was the first time I did not have to take the pills my doctor gave me, and I did...
  12. I had to go back to the hospital emergency room,...

    I had to go back to the hospital emergency room, a half hour before my 65th Birthday. I was experiecing shortness of breath. They keep me there for five hours, and finally released me went they...
  13. I have been wearing a sling on my left arm for...

    I have been wearing a sling on my left arm for the past 6 days, I have been taking my left arm out of the sling doing exercise with my left arm, and I am improving with every day. Current I can...
  14. Attention: Beginner's Soft Hackle Swap Members

    UPDATE: FEBRUARY 5TH 2004
    Members 1,3,4,6,7 & 9 currently have their boxes of fly patterns on my computer desktop...

    UPDATE: FEBRUARY 7TH 2004
    I given up on Members #2, #5, #8 and #10; they are...
  15. Jim: Grandpa said: "You have to be alive to...

    Jim: Grandpa said: "You have to be alive to complain!"
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    Good Things Happen to Good People...

    Back in 1995 my first fly rod, was a Cortland 6wt, I lost the cap top on the metal tube that came with the fly rod, while I was fishing on a trout stream, with my 1st fly rod. I called Cortland and...
  17. I Fell Down, and I Couldn't Get Up!

    Yesterday I fell down in the parking lot at the Grocery Store. I fell on my left shoulder, and I layed there victim of crystal clear ice...

    I had a case of major hurt, finally someone came and...
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    Currenly in Minnesota the low temperature is a...

    Currenly in Minnesota the low temperature is a minus 26 degrees F with a windchill making it a minus 52 degrees F. The odds of a early spring is be sometime in May, just like last year...

    Just...
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    Since a Tenkara Fishing Rod does not have a reel,...

    Since a Tenkara Fishing Rod does not have a reel, and that the length of the line is normally the same length as the Tendara Fishing Rod, I see a wonderful use of a "parobolic tapered furled leader",...
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    2-Peice Fly Rod

    My first fly rod is a Cortland 6-weight two piece...

    After many years of use on the water, the top 6-inches broke off...

    Did I throw it out? No I did not...

    Instead I bought a new "Tip Top"...
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    Soft Hackle Flies require a feather from a hen......

    Soft Hackle Flies require a feather from a hen...

    The hackle found in a Hobby Store, are for the most part dyed, and if you use the hackle of a fly pattern the dye will become washed out...

    You...
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    2014 Beginner's Fly Swaps

    I opened the 2014 Beginner's Fly Swaps in October, with the first swaps to start on Noveber 1st...

    It was not untill December that I started to receive emails asking to join these swaps...

    I...
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    The 2014 Beginner's Swaps are now closed to...

    The 2014 Beginner's Swaps are now closed to anymore wishing to join!

    The 2015 Beginner's Swaps will start taking new members on October 1st, 2014. for the five fly swaps...

    ~Swapmeister...
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    2014 Beginner's Fly Swaps are now on the clock...

    The 2014 Beginner's Fly Swaps are on the clock for the January Soft Hackle Swap...

    I have a late addition member #9, as soon as I receive all the information

    I will be mailing out the last 2014...
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    Donald: Next time let me know, before you are...

    Donald:

    Next time let me know, before you are crossing over...

    ~Parnelli~
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