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    Great read and tribute, thanks for sharing

    Great read and tribute, thanks for sharing
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    cool tying sites

    The web is full of great sites that are wonderful references. This site, of course, click home then search the FOTW archives. Two others I like a lot are
    http://www.ngatu692.com/Flies.html
    and...
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    Thanks for the update, Warren. Hang in there,...

    Thanks for the update, Warren. Hang in there, buddy. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
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    Great to hear you are out and about, John. I was...

    Great to hear you are out and about, John. I was out Thursday, 39 degrees with a sustained wind due to the Noreaster that went thru. It made me think about the post "freezing your materials" ;)
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    Mark, when I first sent the rod in, I was told it...

    Mark, when I first sent the rod in, I was told it would be 4 to 6 weeks. It is what it is.

    Orvis is a kind of lightning rod, I am a member of another forum and there was a thread on fluro tippet....
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    Yep, too bad, I have their a5 7.5 3wt that I...

    Yep, too bad, I have their a5 7.5 3wt that I really like for brookies.
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    a NOT attaboy for Orvis

    Over 9 weeks ago I sent a rod in for a tip repair. At least they are responding to my follow up emails. :(
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    Another really nice tie, thanks Jeff

    Another really nice tie, thanks
    Jeff
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    Hans, Do you find the CDL hen easier to work...

    Hans,
    Do you find the CDL hen easier to work with than hun, would it be a good substitute?
    Thanks,
    Jeff
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    atta boy for Peak Vise

    I was sliding the bobbin cradle off to install a hackle gauge on the vise shaft, and I broke one of the arms off of the plastic pivot. I call Peak to order a new one and the nice lady mails me one at...
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    Sticky: Denny and I exchanged numerous emails when I was...

    Denny and I exchanged numerous emails when I was picking his brain on a trip I was planning. He also discussed the hackle business at length with me, I found the genetics and skills needed to be...
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    That is a great site, new to me, thanks a lot for...

    That is a great site, new to me, thanks a lot for posting - click on "2014" and scroll down and check out that ant - really cool...
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    nice, thanks for taking the time to do these...

    nice, thanks for taking the time to do these SBS's, really are well done
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    For what its worth, I will typically thank...

    For what its worth, I will typically thank sponsors when I place an order with them in the comments section. Does it help if we access those sponsors from the FAOL sponsor page, is that tracked...
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    hook keepers

    This may be a stupid question, but why aren't there hook keepers on 7wt rods and saltwater rods? Is it because the flies used are generally larger and you may stab yourself or something? I find it...
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    Thanks Bob, very good info-

    Thanks Bob, very good info-
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    winged wets

    Those of you who get the TU magazine may have seen the Dave Whitlock (I think) article in the last issue singing the praises of the traditional winged wet, tied in the traditional method of matched...
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    thanks newbee, keep us posted. Warren, my...

    thanks newbee, keep us posted.
    Warren, my friend, prayers sent.
    Jeff
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    FYI, here is a link...

    FYI, here is a link http://flyanglersonline.com/friendsofFAOL/

    I posted this in its own thread also, maybe the best $25 I have spent in FF, except maybe for my hat clip magnifier.....
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    friends of faol

    http://flyanglersonline.com/friendsofFAOL/

    Here is the link for anyone who would like to do this. The patch I got was real spiffy, and I got a pin, too. (It is worth it even if you dont get the...
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    Since you are on TFO's staff, may I ask you a...

    Since you are on TFO's staff, may I ask you a question? One of my local fly shops stopped carrying the BVK in the larger (>7) weights, and is recommending the mangrove instead. They said this was...
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    I would be interested in your impressions when...

    I would be interested in your impressions when you get a chance to use the 7wt. I have a BVK 6wt I use now for smallmouth, but I am thinking of getting a 7wt also. I throw a lot of size 4 poppers...
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    This is good advice, I would recommend you visit...

    This is good advice, I would recommend you visit your local fly shop there in Waynesboro, http://southriverflyshop.com/. I haven't patronized these folks yet, but I have heard good things about...
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    Hackle reference chart

    Received this from j stockard, one of the sponsors of this site. Thought it may be useful when comparing all the different types of Whiting hackle.
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    I have that rod in a 4wt, and I think it balances...

    I have that rod in a 4wt, and I think it balances better with a heavier reel. I have a ross flyrise 2 and a SA GPX line on it and I think it balances it perfectly for the way I fish.

    There has...
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