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    Howdy buckeyetier, I have and will contune to...

    Howdy buckeyetier,
    I have and will contune to be a Merit Badge Councilor for the Boy Scouts.
    I was one of the frist to test and pass a Scout for the Fly Fishing Merit Badge.
    On the USscout...
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    Well now I remember bits and pieces. Dad in the...

    Well now I remember bits and pieces.
    Dad in the back of the canoe. Ray Chapman in the front. Me in the middle. It was the summer of '48 we were working the lily pads with a frog fly and Ray had a...
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    When two or more are gathered in HIS name Great...

    When two or more are gathered in HIS name
    Great things happen.
    When you Trust in HIS name your needs are met

    Thanks Ol frat

    Keep on keeping on

    ol Al
  4. Howdy Gang, Back in '86 I was fishing the...

    Howdy Gang,
    Back in '86 I was fishing the Gibbon in YNP.
    I was changing flies and lost my ballance.
    Dropping my fly box of Yellowstone type flies. At that time I only had one box of flies of...
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    Howdy Old Friends, Been running hard this...

    Howdy Old Friends,
    Been running hard this summer. Giving lessons all over Texas and all the way to Livingston, MT at the FFF Conclave.
    I am happy to see JC letting up a bit. The FFF has put...
  6. Thread: teaching

    by flysoup
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    Howdy Adam. You have been given some great info...

    Howdy Adam.
    You have been given some great info here.
    Now if you think for just a min. What does a 10 year old boy like? Questions man questions. ????
    What are the fish eating? Why to you use...
  7. Thread: Good-Bye Al

    by flysoup
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    I know Al had two families one here on FAOL that...

    I know Al had two families one here on FAOL that new him as a fly fisherman and friend.
    I know that there is a family that loved him and took the time to show it while he walked this land. To them...
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    Howdy Mr. & Mrs. Magic, Welcome to the great...

    Howdy Mr. & Mrs. Magic,
    Welcome to the great world of fly casting.
    You asked a couple of questions.
    Leaders: It really needs to taper to reduce the Kentic Energy. So if you tie a loop in your...
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    Howdy Duck man I would say that if you are yard...

    Howdy Duck man
    I would say that if you are yard casting try casting in all direction every time,
    Learn to keep the fly on the down wind side of you. Makeing cross body,overhead,canted wrist,...
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    Howdy Gang As many of my friends will say I...

    Howdy Gang
    As many of my friends will say I carry a lot of stuff, Maybe too much.
    I once even carried my Dutch oven Set on a canoe trip,(last time I was invited)
    I have loaded the borrowed...
  11. Thread: Casting Forum?

    by flysoup
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    Howdy Jackster, Under stand that some people...

    Howdy Jackster,
    Under stand that some people learn but just reading the material.
    Some learn by just watching
    Some learn by doing.
    Some never learn.
    Teaching is the "art" of knowing how...
  12. Thread: Casting Forum?

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    Howdy Sashjo, I will just jump in and say: Save...

    Howdy Sashjo,
    I will just jump in and say: Save yourself a long learning curve. Get a Good Fly Casting Instructor to get you started RIGHT.
    It is much easier than trying to relearn with bad...
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    I agree with Barry Dean will keep you laughing...

    I agree with Barry
    Dean will keep you laughing and catching or maybe the other way around.
    Sea Trout, Redfish, black drum are the big three. I would choose a 8 wt fast-action rod with a reel that...
  14. Thread: Superstitions.

    by flysoup
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    NO Bananas. Long story but: No bananas on my...

    NO Bananas.
    Long story but:
    No bananas on my boat, in my bag, or even in my truck.
    Yes I got no Bananas,
    I got no bananas today
    I got bass and bluegills
    I got trout and redfish.
    BUT I...
  15. Mine is the Texas "Spotted Bass".There are lots...

    Mine is the Texas "Spotted Bass".There are lots of them. They eat like trout or Big bad bass. Some times taking nymphs, Some time sipping dry flys. Most of the time I take them on Poppers,or foam...
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    I just remember Mel when he was teaching the...

    I just remember Mel when he was teaching the hauls would cut a 8 wt DT line in half splice it to some running line on put it on a 5 or 6 wt rod This heavy level line could sure be felt with the 5 wt...
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    Howdy Cap, That is a good question. First I...

    Howdy Cap,
    That is a good question. First I have to know the person and the back ground.
    A Heavy rod in a bass fishers hand will just be powered out. Way to much power from the start, Were the...
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    Christmas wrapping or birthday paper is great in...

    Christmas wrapping or birthday paper is great in the mylar colors. Mylar ribbon and of course those fuzzy dusters with all the bright colors For your streamers.
    Man made fabrics have lot of shine....
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    Howdy DEcevR Try this site...

    Howdy DEcevR
    Try this site [url=http://home.comcast.net/%7Esplitcane/index.htm:630a5]http://home.comcast.net/%7Esplitcane/index.htm[/url:630a5]
    Dave has Cane Fly rods Not bamboo real cane rods....
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    Howdy Rex and Robert, The North Texas Fly...

    Howdy Rex and Robert,
    The North Texas Fly Casters is a Yahoo group that meets around north Dallas/Richardson area of Tx.
    Roger had an Idea that maybe some others would like to meet. He would fix...
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    Howdy Gang Boy you sure know how to butter the...

    Howdy Gang
    Boy you sure know how to butter the teacher.
    Thanks for the flowers,Dave and Bob.
    Dave got tenses and short stroked the back cast. That happens when you are underpressure.

    If you...
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    Well if having too many rods is evil Then They...

    Well if having too many rods is evil Then They better have flowing stream in He((

    Just one As an Instructor my TFO Yellowjacket 9 ft 7wt, But I do not fish with it. The fish would leave the water...
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    one more, Sometimes you just have to...

    one more,
    Sometimes you just have to teach/inform/suggest/Show
    This is a traditions heavy sport some just do not know of the traditions.
    Standing hip pocket deep in a river you do get a...
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    Howdy Robert, Rhea Topping's book "Rod Rage" is...

    Howdy Robert,
    Rhea Topping's book "Rod Rage" is about ethics and a great read. She talked to many guides and whos who to compile the book,

    There are several I like
    Up stream angler has the...
  25. Thread: Poll

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    Howdy Gang I do feel that you and the rivers...

    Howdy Gang
    I do feel that you and the rivers fish are being let down.
    The idea of not useing bait was to reduce GUT HOOKING fish. As you know seldom will a fish live if gut hooked. Were with a...
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