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    I attended the show today with my 11 year old son...

    I attended the show today with my 11 year old son and we enjoyed it thoroughly. Got a chance to chat with AK Best and Mike Schmidt and both were engaging and readily offered advice. AK Best did...
  2. Outstanding! My 3 year old and I just watched it...

    Outstanding! My 3 year old and I just watched it and loved it.
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    I trail my soft hackle patterns 24 inches behind...

    I trail my soft hackle patterns 24 inches behind a bead head nymph. I jokingly call my weighted patterns "soft hackle delivery flies" since I am trying to get the SH down in quick current. I do not...
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    Steven- You and yours are in our prayers. Hang in...

    Steven- You and yours are in our prayers. Hang in there! Best regards
  5. For Sale Diamondback 9067 2 Piece Rod Excellent Condition

    I am thinning my arsenal a bit by selling a Diamondback 9067 2 piece. Rod has been barely used and is in excellet condition. It is a super stick but just does not get the time on the water since I...
  6. Thread: Peak Vise

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    I like mine too

    Have had my Peak for 4 years and love it. I tie trout patterns down to 24 with no problem-- and I do alot of smallmouth bear hear jigs with stout 3/0 Gammi hooks with no issues either. Great quality...
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    Another Vote for Conranch

    JV Hen Hackle is the cats arse in my opinion. I just tied a few buggers and a dozen soft hackles this evening with that very product and they look great if I dont say so myself. Give him a call- you...
  8. Thread: Soft hackles

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    I have dealt with Denny several times and I owe 4...

    I have dealt with Denny several times and I owe 4 different JV Hen Hackles and his product is only surpassed by his service. I live in OH and like some others have posted my check and his product...
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    I love my Peak and tie Smallmouth hair jigs on it...

    I love my Peak and tie Smallmouth hair jigs on it with size 4/0 hooks with no problem. I dont use the rotary funtion alot but it is a great value in my opinion.
  10. Thread: Welcome Ewan!

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    Welcome Ewan. You will fit right in here among...

    Welcome Ewan. You will fit right in here among this motley crew. There are some truly talented folks here and I know they will treat you right.

    Again, welcome!
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    Magic tail Minnows

    I received a new product alert from Feather Craft in my email. It had a neat looking item called the Magic tail Minnow. It is a piece of white ultrasuede combined with one of the magic heads (round...
  12. Thread: Sno-Fly III

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    I would like to join please. Pattern will be...

    I would like to join please.

    Pattern will be tied on a Partride Marinaro hook, size 24.

    Sounds like a great swap!
  13. Thread: Hey, Hatch...

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    Jim--I really enjoyed your article. Good luck in...

    Jim--I really enjoyed your article. Good luck in you quest for Breamzilla.

    Can you post a few fly photos?

    Also, when pursuing these monsters what size tippet are you using?

    Thanks, and take...
  14. Thread: Turkey Swap

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    Got my flies done today! I was torn between...

    Got my flies done today!

    I was torn between two patterns butI think you all will be happy with the one that made the final cut. It is one that has worked for me all over and does a nice job of...
  15. I agree with Okiebass--my two are: a) thread...

    I agree with Okiebass--my two are:

    a) thread contol
    b) proportions

    I too want to thank Hans for his ongoing efforts in sharing his fly tying skills. I am a better tier and angler after...
  16. Thread: Turkey Swap

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    I emailed you my address this past sunday...

    I emailed you my address this past sunday evening--I sent it to you again just now.

    Thanks
  17. Thread: Turkey Swap

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    Please count me in! Sounds like a hoot.

    Please count me in! Sounds like a hoot.
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    My suggestion is a six foot 2 weight. The shorter...

    My suggestion is a six foot 2 weight. The shorter rod is more efficient in dealing with overhead trees and the tight rhododendren canopy. That is my favorite rod and it handles streamers,dry flies,...
  19. Thread: Hooks Up Swap

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    Mine are done! Just have to get them toe taqged...

    Mine are done! Just have to get them toe taqged and ready to ship out on Monday.

    Looking forward to seeing the other creations.
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    Attn Soft Hackle Fans

    Had the pleasure of exchanging a few emails with Denny from Conranch Hackle today.

    I was ordering another JV Hen Hackle --they are a fantastic product--and we got into a discussion of soft hackle...
  21. Thread: Hooks Up Swap

    by Shmang
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    I would like to play. Put me down for a...

    I would like to play.

    Put me down for a beadchain Pheasant Tail

    It is a super panfish pattern that crosses over well for Trout too.

    Thanks and take care,
    Shmang

    [This message has been...
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    I too was very impressed with all the varied...

    I too was very impressed with all the varied patterns.

    They are already in my "go to" fly box where I know they will see lots of action in the coming months.

    Congrats to all for a nice swap.
  23. Thread: Red tide

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    From reading all available online sources it...

    From reading all available online sources it looks as if the Red Time has really diminished. The St Pete Times article said things have really improved--just in time for my trip next week! Hoorah
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    Flies are being mailed out today. Thanks

    Flies are being mailed out today. Thanks
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    I too have only good things to say about Hook &...

    I too have only good things to say about Hook & Hackle. I have bought fly tying supplies, rod kits, etc and the quality is only surpassed by their service. You can order with confidence.
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