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    Lightning can jump a long, long way brother......

    Lightning can jump a long, long way brother... don't risk it. When it starts rumbling, start heading back to camp. When you see a flash, break the rods down and seriously head back to camp.
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    Sounds like a great swap, and while I love the...

    Sounds like a great swap, and while I love the idea and would love to participate, I'm just going to be too busy to make the deadlines -- Maybe this one will be a hit and you'll do it again when I'm...
  3. Thread: Aging Eyes

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    I've seen the threader that Eric refers to in the...

    I've seen the threader that Eric refers to in the link above, but I've never tried it.

    Here's a link on our very own FAOL that somehow seems appropraite: ...
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    I have a "fly tying chest" and a rolltop oak...

    I have a "fly tying chest" and a rolltop oak desk. The chest was built specifically with flytying in mind - several wide, deep but shallow drawers lined with aromatic cedar. The rolltop wasn't...
  5. Thread: Bassman swap

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    Greg - that should have been mine - a black bunny...

    Greg - that should have been mine - a black bunny fur cone head slug/leech (a great smallmouth fly BTW)... thought I put my handle on the toe tag. Usually I put in a label with the box and write it...
  6. Thread: Bassman swap

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    Mine is in the mail.

    Mine is in the mail.
  7. Thread: Washing hats?

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    Mine was issued by Uncle Sam... does that count...

    Mine was issued by Uncle Sam... does that count as a "gift"?

    I mean, I guess I "paid" for it, but not with money...
  8. Thread: Washing hats?

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    Now, if it's HOT out, it is acceptable to dunk...

    Now, if it's HOT out, it is acceptable to dunk your hat in the cold stream for the purpose of putting the cool, wet hat back on your head and letting the cool water run down your neck and back. ...
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    Breathable waders are great, but not always...

    Breathable waders are great, but not always necessary.

    The key question is how far do you have to walk or hike from your vehicle to your fishing water?

    Breathable waders are great if you...
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    I have 3 - my first "real" flyrod was a Fenwick...

    I have 3 - my first "real" flyrod was a Fenwick fiberglass rod -- and I still use it from time to time.
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    Limiting your fly box

    I'm sure that almost all of us have this in common - not only hundreds of flies in our fly boxes, but probably a hundred different patterns as well. I know that we've had discussions about "must...
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    My heart aches for his family and friends. ...

    My heart aches for his family and friends. Prayers...
  13. Thread: Bassman swap

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    I have to echo what many here have said about...

    I have to echo what many here have said about John -- it's amazing how FAOL builds a sense of community amongst those who almost never meet.

    Please count me in as well on this "swap".

    Thanks
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    Fies are in!

    My flies arrived in the mail yesterday - Great job everyone, some pretty innovative patterns in there. And a big thanks for Ed for coming up with a pretty unique swap - not to mention the challenges...
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    That's exactly what I'm doing now. I use a lot...

    That's exactly what I'm doing now. I use a lot of Orvis hooks (they host a warehouse clearance sale here about every 4 months so I can stock up at a decent discount, although selection is sometimes...
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    When I was a good deal younger and first joined...

    When I was a good deal younger and first joined TU (1975?) all of the older gentlemen there took me under their wing to bring me up the right way in fly fishing (I was barely a teenager then). Some...
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    I can definitely see your point. What motivated...

    I can definitely see your point. What motivated me was that I sat down to tie a batch of size 14 and size 16 biot body BWOs and found that I was down to two size 14 standard dry hooks and 4 size 16...
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    Jim - that's the exact box that I have. Right...

    Jim - that's the exact box that I have. Right now it has bead heads, cone heads, and the like in it. I was looking for a couple more for hooks.

    All - I hadn't thought about the magnets. ...
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    Hook Organization

    So, how do you guys and gals organize your hooks?

    For decades, I've just kept them in the original package (remember the old Mustad boxes?) I admit that recently I've toyed with the idea of...
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    Wow Ed -- sorry to hear that. Hope you're back...

    Wow Ed -- sorry to hear that. Hope you're back on your feet soon, and back on the water by the time it warms up this Spring. Take care of yourself!
  21. Thread: Biots

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    10 - are you using goose biots or turkey biots? ...

    10 - are you using goose biots or turkey biots? I find that I use goose biots for nymphs (like the prince or a hellgramite) and turkey biots for dry fly bodies - turkey biots are a good bit longer.
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    Old Eyes & Fluorescent Wings

    Okay - I'm going to admit it... my eyesight isn't what it used to be. I have prescription polarized sunglasses, plus flip downs on the bill of my hat, and I have a box of C&F threaders for size 16...
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    My son got a very similar hat a couple of years...

    My son got a very similar hat a couple of years ago - kangaroo leather, wide brimmed -- he wears it year round fishing and hunting (he'd probably sleep in it if I let him).

    He loves the hat,...
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    My nymphs are usually pretty plain (and ugly),...

    My nymphs are usually pretty plain (and ugly), but my suit jacket has a lot of random tinsel, beads, and flash!
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    Your rod should be fine out there. My call...

    Your rod should be fine out there.

    My call would be 11 mile canyon / south platte - last time I fished there I saw only one other angler all day - a wonderful day of fishing!

    For a local...
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