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  1. Thread: JC's kid

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    A wise old friend......

    First off, welcome to FAOL, you will find many great people here!!! Secondly, though I had never met JC personally, I did "meet" him in the Chatroom here. I valued him as mentor/advisor, and a...
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    Brad, when you get in touch with him, tell him I...

    Brad, when you get in touch with him, tell him I said hi. Mike
  3. Thread: JC's Bench

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    The bench is at Gate's Lodge on the Au Sable...

    The bench is at Gate's Lodge on the Au Sable River in Michigan. Great place to sit and contemplate the river.
  4. Thread: Home at last

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    Great to hear you are feeling better, Jack. Keep...

    Great to hear you are feeling better, Jack. Keep on flingin'.
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    It is a sad time for those of us here at FAOL. ...

    It is a sad time for those of us here at FAOL. Ron was a good man, and an outstanding rod builder. My condolences to his family. Heaven has just received another fly fisher.
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    Santa (me) got me a new rod and reel case for my...

    Santa (me) got me a new rod and reel case for my 8-wt. Love it!!!
  7. Thread: 2015

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    Luke, contact Jack Hise or Kaboom1 (Brad),...

    Luke, contact Jack Hise or Kaboom1 (Brad), either one can tell you the exact dates.

    Mike
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    They also have an excellent "free" e-zine. Just...

    They also have an excellent "free" e-zine. Just google "The New Fly Fisher" and it should come up.
  9. Thread: Off To Wyoming

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    I 'm back!!! The trip was great, the fishing was...

    I 'm back!!! The trip was great, the fishing was not!! Got to be with my two best friends for a while, but the lakes had turned over, making the water very stained, and the fishing tough. We did...
  10. Thread: Off To Wyoming

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    Off To Wyoming

    It's that time of year again. On Saturday, I will be winging to Denver, then driving to Casper, Wy., eventually ending up at Grey Reef and the 'Miracle Mile. Should be a great time, as I wasn't...
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    I also use the biots from the leading edge of...

    I also use the biots from the leading edge of natural goose feathers. They make excellent bodies, especially on the "mosquito" (if you do in right, a natural 'zebra' stripe shows well).
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    Happy Birthday, Jim!!

    Happy Birthday, Jim!!
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    Prayers sent from Michigan. Hoping for a...

    Prayers sent from Michigan. Hoping for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery.
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    I carry an aluminum bicycling water bottle. It...

    I carry an aluminum bicycling water bottle. It is small enough to fit in the back of my vest, but big enough to carry water for about a half a day (about 16 oz.). It has plastic stopper with a loop...
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    I'll be there!!! As usual, I will be at the...

    I'll be there!!! As usual, I will be at the Keystone campground, unless it is full, then I will be at Canoe Harbor.
  16. Thread: Moments

    by MikelC
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    Last year, during our local town festival, I met...

    Last year, during our local town festival, I met a fly tier selling his wares by the river. I talked to him for about 20 mins., and told him I was a fly fisher and tier myself. He invited me to...
  17. Thread: Just say'n hey.

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    Don't forget about Brad, sitting back in the...

    Don't forget about Brad, sitting back in the shadows and supervising.
  18. Thanks, Deb. Loved it all!!! Mike

    Thanks, Deb. Loved it all!!!

    Mike
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    Ray, You have to have Adobe Reader installed...

    Ray,
    You have to have Adobe Reader installed with the latest update.
    Mike
  20. Thread: New to this!

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    Big, warm welcome from Michigan!!! Ditto on all...

    Big, warm welcome from Michigan!!! Ditto on all that has been said about FAOL!!!

    P.S. Don't believe everything anyone from Ohio says either.
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    Just got back from the show. Many great booths,...

    Just got back from the show. Many great booths, and super seminars/demonstrations!! Even a couple of our own were there:
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    I most certainly do!! I find furled leaders give...

    I most certainly do!! I find furled leaders give me a definite advantage in turning over streamers, especially those "big ugly" ones. And, the obvious advantage of being able to change tippets...
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    I use a modified bead head wooly bugger for a...

    I use a modified bead head wooly bugger for a crawdad pattern. Just split the marabou, makes fine imitations of claws. I also add a little closed cell foam under the chenille body, so the bugger...
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    Congrats, Joe!! See you at the MI Fish-in!!

    Congrats, Joe!! See you at the MI Fish-in!!
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    Happy Birthday, Uncle Jesse

    Happy Birthday, and many more to come! Always enjoy your insight in your posts.
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