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    Nice handle on your home-built rod. Is that birch...

    Nice handle on your home-built rod. Is that birch bark? JGW
  2. Thread: It begins....

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    Was down just past you HideHunter to help the...

    Was down just past you HideHunter to help the family celebrate my mother's 100th birthday. Friday we got out and the bass were hungry for a beadhead softhackle mallard flank affair I got in a swap....
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    I got them, Diane, and wondered why I got so many...

    I got them, Diane, and wondered why I got so many of my streamers returned. Didn't think they matched the quality of the other flies in your swap. That was before I read about the delinquent...
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    I'm done and mailed, Blue! Thanks for letting me...

    I'm done and mailed, Blue! Thanks for letting me play. I'd just love to be able to be a the Fish-In. Maybe some day. JGW
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    I'll play with a Gillbuster.

    I'll play with a Gillbuster.
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    Mine also arrived. Too bad I can't harvest the...

    Mine also arrived. Too bad I can't harvest the ones on my deck, the average armspan of an NBA player way from where I now sit. Bushy bastards, to say the least. Should be with all of the sunflower...
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    I'd love doing this. Looks like I'll be doing a...

    I'd love doing this. Looks like I'll be doing a trip to Europe on business, and will have graduation and stuff around that time so it likely won't be possible. Sounds like a blast though!
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    Nice, lively looking flies! Wow, Great work. One...

    Nice, lively looking flies! Wow, Great work. One of my favorites in all the years I've been doing swaps. Thanks to everyone. JGW
  9. Thread: Fun with Foam

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    Oh, never mind. ;-) JGW

    Oh, never mind. ;-) JGW
  10. Thread: Fun with Foam

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    What you're trying to reach is a typical and old...

    What you're trying to reach is a typical and old tie called a Wiggle Bug. I tie my by doing a basic wooly bugger on the shank. I cut a piece of door knocker foam about 3/8ths or so wide. Use a razor...
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    Done and in the mail. Thanks for hosting the...

    Done and in the mail. Thanks for hosting the swap! JGW
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    I'll do a version of the Silver Outcast, but...

    I'll do a version of the Silver Outcast, but using the colors indicated with an additional "blackness" of a few peacock herls. Probably a size 6 streamer hook. JGW
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    I don't know what I'll be tying but I can promise...

    I don't know what I'll be tying but I can promise it won't be a Carrie Stephens! ;-) Love this type of swap, though. STill need an address. JGW
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    Well, there went my standard Viking's Streamer....

    Well, there went my standard Viking's Streamer. How many times have I tied that baby? Don't know, but it's been a good streamer over the years. I'll have something together before the night is done...
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    IAfisher, et.al": A very similar tie is a Gill...

    IAfisher, et.al":
    A very similar tie is a Gill Buster, which is basically slapping down a zonker strip on a clouser styled hook. Lots of life. Good and easy tie. JGW
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    I'm in. JGW

    I'm in. JGW
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    Gringo, Aaron sends his regards. He was home just...

    Gringo, Aaron sends his regards. He was home just after Christmas and we were talking about his trip Down Under. He enjoyed his time with you, however brief it was. Unlike his father, he is seemingly...
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    Thanks, Nam. My one goal this winter was to...

    Thanks, Nam. My one goal this winter was to finish a "memorial" cedarstrip canoe a friend had started. He had a massive heart attack before he finished the boat, and this was my promise to his widow....
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    I'm tied. I did Gartside's Secret Wooly Bugger....

    I'm tied. I did Gartside's Secret Wooly Bugger. Will mail Monday morning. Thanks for letting me into the swap! First flies of the winter so I hope their up to snuff! JGW
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    Now isn't this just dandy! Not only do we not...

    Now isn't this just dandy! Not only do we not know what year we're in, there is also no accurate way to keep up with time. We have six clocks in our house, one in each of our cars, plus our cell...
  21. Thread: Charlie Meyers

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    Thanks for posting this. I was working for the...

    Thanks for posting this. I was working for the Post when Charlie returned as a combo ski and outdoors writer. He was, in fact, the person who first took me ice fishing, and started me out right with...
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    Put me down. Loved Gartside flies. I'll post the...

    Put me down. Loved Gartside flies. I'll post the pattern later. Thanks. JGW
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    Love your bass picture! Nice overall. JGW

    Love your bass picture! Nice overall. JGW
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    As primarily a warmwater fly fisher there isn't...

    As primarily a warmwater fly fisher there isn't much out there for us in many of the magazines, and Fly Fisherman is the least warmwater-friendly magazine on the rack. Better to use the money to...
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    I'm smiling. No, I'm laughing! This is fantastic...

    I'm smiling. No, I'm laughing! This is fantastic seeing Roger, Flats and Uncle Larry posting here again. Beautiful! JGW
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