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    Just to add to the confusion, RIO has a line that...

    Just to add to the confusion, RIO has a line that is "a full line weight above industry standard". The line over weights the rod and is supposed to cast farther more easily. (Grand model if you are...
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    Great story. I don't plan to move and I know...

    Great story. I don't plan to move and I know exactly how much material I have. Four storage cabinets, one tackle box and a couple of bags hidden behind the chair in my office/tying area... Now,...
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    We have a volunteer for September! Thanks, Rex!

    We have a volunteer for September! Thanks, Rex!
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    We have had a few casualties this year. One of...

    We have had a few casualties this year. One of the great things about this swap is there is no pressure on participating. People can come and go even when the swap is organized for the year. I would...
  5. Thread: Tube Fly Swap

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    Sorry, Bob. Yes they did arrive. Waiting on Sjo...

    Sorry, Bob. Yes they did arrive. Waiting on Sjo (and me)...
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    August 2014 Swap of the Month

    Ok, so here Is the theme for August. It always seems I have to get some hook, thread, feather, fur or material to tie the SOTM fly. So the theme for August Is, tie a fly from materials you have on...
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    Very nice, Rex.

    Very nice, Rex.
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    Not yet, I had thought about the usual fall...

    Not yet, I had thought about the usual fall terrestrial but the beetles kind of cut that off at the pass. I'm thinking...
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    I have Keen wading shoes for wading and Keen...

    I have Keen wading shoes for wading and Keen sandals for paddling. I wear Keen boots almost every day... (I neither work for or have stock in Keen. I do get a discount as an outdoor recreation...
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    Updating post on first page of thread as flies...

    Updating post on first page of thread as flies come in...
  11. Thread: June SOTM

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    Rex, those look very good. I have some bass I'd...

    Rex, those look very good. I have some bass I'd like to try them on.
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    Makes an average trip pretty expensive. I had an...

    Makes an average trip pretty expensive. I had an acquaintance who lived across the street from a golf course. He made pretty good money selling the golf balls back to the golfers. Some enterprising...
  13. I have been a member of the Better For Business...

    I have been a member of the Better For Business Bureau several times over the past 40 years. Good luck but It Is not a consumer protection agency It Is a business networking society. Did you sign a...
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    Thank you, Joel, for keeping SOTM alive these...

    Thank you, Joel, for keeping SOTM alive these past few years. It Is an FAOL tradition. Per our conversation I will be coordinator for the balance of the year. We can take a vote or volunteers for...
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    I saw a great beetle pattern just the other day. ...

    I saw a great beetle pattern just the other day. If I can find it again I will try it. In the meantime, put me down for a deer-hair beetle. Mailing address is visible on my location entry.

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  16. Thread: My Dumb Move

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    First, very sorry to hear of your Injury. Glad...

    First, very sorry to hear of your Injury. Glad the prognosis Is good! This Is a life lesson for all of us, "don't run with Dremels".

    Glad you are on the road to recovery.
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    It is also known as a Dragon Hunter. ...

    It is also known as a Dragon Hunter.
    Description: The Dragonhunter is a member of the gomphid dragonfly family (family Gomphidae). Mostly stream-haunting insects, gomphid dragonflies, 1 7/8-3"...
  18. Thread: Tube Fly Swap

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    Correct, Allan is embarrassing us with his speed!

    Correct, Allan is embarrassing us with his speed!
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    Flies arrived, Allan.

    Flies arrived, Allan.
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    Some variations, these are some of the very first...

    Some variations, these are some of the very first tube flies I tied. I'm pretty sure the ones I share will be better. On the left are Red Butt Spey flies. The top one tied with heron (over $1 USD per...
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    I'm game for whatever you all want to do. May...

    I'm game for whatever you all want to do. May throw In a variation myself. Four at the minimum and share what you wish.
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    I'll defer to the experts on the sequene...

    I'll defer to the experts on the sequene question. I'm new at tubes too. Sjo, let's each tie eight flies and I'll split them up accordingly. We may get some duplicates but as many as I lose...
  23. Thread: June SOTM

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    In the mail.

    In the mail.
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    Perhaps we need a thread on largest tree caught....

    Perhaps we need a thread on largest tree caught. Any brought a Sequoia to hand?
  25. Thread: June SOTM

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    Yes, you did. Long weekend. Thanks.

    Yes, you did. Long weekend. Thanks.
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