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    I'm deeply saddened by this news. Wes, his...

    I'm deeply saddened by this news. Wes, his family, and all his friends will be included in my thoughts and prayers. 8T
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    Where was this information when I started tying. ...

    Where was this information when I started tying. That's the mistake I've been making all these years. Funny line, Redietz. LMAO 8T :)
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    The seller certainly had good taste in his tackle...

    The seller certainly had good taste in his tackle selection. He definitely went "Top Drawer" the whole way. 8T :)
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    I have five other major activities that I enjoy...

    I have five other major activities that I enjoy when I am not fly fishing during the summer.

    1. fly tying
    2. reading about fly fishing
    3. reading about fly tying
    4. thinking about fly...
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    Congratulations on your new addition to the...

    Congratulations on your new addition to the family. Remember that such young offspring must be carefully trained or they may give themselves to the dark side---spinning and bait-casting tackle. It...
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    I've got a friend who manages a large farm in...

    I've got a friend who manages a large farm in Georgia for a semi-absentee land owner and one of his regular jobs is to help keep the wild hog population in check. The hogs, hoglettes and hogettes...
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    What a great find! If it were me, I'd just have...

    What a great find! If it were me, I'd just have to go back for a peek inside. 8T :)
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    Hi hNt, Kids that age are just great. I took...

    Hi hNt,

    Kids that age are just great. I took an early morning walk with my ten-year-old granddaughter and literally saw my usual route through a new, fresh set of young eyes. Wonderful! ...
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    Hi Wayneb, Uncle Jess is a wise, wise man and...

    Hi Wayneb,

    Uncle Jess is a wise, wise man and I have to agree with his response. Try breaking into subsurface flies with a dropper fly off your Gurgle Pop (my favorite fly too. BTW). Try tying a...
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    Nice to meet you too! 8T :)

    Nice to meet you too! 8T :)
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    I sure would appreciate the name of the company. ...

    I sure would appreciate the name of the company. Don't protect this rip-off operation. 8T :)
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    I'm amazed that you had that kind of luck in...

    I'm amazed that you had that kind of luck in North Carolina. To paraphrase Betty, there ain't no trouts in North Carolina :) :) ;)! Seriously, glad to hear that you had such a successful trip. ...
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    Hey Folks, Some very pretty flies here. As I...

    Hey Folks,

    Some very pretty flies here. As I look at the selection, I get the feeling that many of you are not exactly new to fly tying ;). Keep up the good work! 8T :)
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    Jeff, That's exactly the kind of post that...

    Jeff,

    That's exactly the kind of post that causes computer screens to become covered with coffee, coke and/or bourbon that has been expelled through the nose at a high rate of speed and believe...
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    Hey Folks, Looks like we just shattered...

    Hey Folks,

    Looks like we just shattered another pastoral image of the dedicated fly fisherman, pipe in mouth, happily tying half a dozen perfect flies with his thumb vise as he sits comfortably in...
  16. All responders are all welcome at my politically...

    All responders are all welcome at my politically incorrect campfire meeting to be held somewhere in the Southeast. Betty and Eric are also welcome even though they live out tharr someplace. Thank...
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    Folk, I've got to agree that subsurface flies can...

    Folk, I've got to agree that subsurface flies can catch a lot of fish but I clean up on Lake Hartwell (very large, deep Southern reservoir) Spring, Summer and Fall with #12-#8 Gurgle Pops. If things...
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    Jim's dubbing brush leech patterns are absolute...

    Jim's dubbing brush leech patterns are absolute killers for bass and big brim. He was kind enough to send me four of these flies and some extra dubbing brushes a few years ago and I gave them a...
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    Hi Bugman, Why not give the lessons a rest for...

    Hi Bugman,

    Why not give the lessons a rest for a couple of months and then see if there is any interest after that period of time. Sometimes you just have to wait for the demand to build up...
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    Hi Steve, You certainly deserve a round of...

    Hi Steve,

    You certainly deserve a round of applause from all the "Warm Water FAOLers." Your service has certainly been above and beyond the call of duty. Volunteers, like yourself are truly the...
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    I suddenly feel very dissatisfied with my tying...

    I suddenly feel very dissatisfied with my tying desk. The green demon of ENVY has entered my life. 8T :)
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    Steve, At $30 bucks a feather, you're going to...

    Steve,

    At $30 bucks a feather, you're going to see a new sign outside my house that says Mr. Eight Thumbs Hair Creations---Feather Extensions the House Specialty!
  23. My Evil Thought for the Day----Heha, Heha, Heha!

    Gosh, I wish that I had been able to get in on that rabid beaver/PhysEd major post. I seem to accidentally offend people regularly on totally innocuous subjects so imagine what I could with that...
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    Hi Texfly, This is one of those questions that...

    Hi Texfly,

    This is one of those questions that you are never going to get agreement on. If you get thirty responses, there will be at least twenty differing opinions. So let me add my opinion...
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    Stream-side Fly Tying?

    Hi Everyone,

    I just had a (funny???) incident occur that raised an important question in my mind. Instead of restocking my fly box at my regular tying desk, I decided to enjoy the cool morning...
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