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  1. If you want to check out all of the presenters...

    If you want to check out all of the presenters (including show times and locations) as well as the listing of vendors and booth locations, visit the Expo website at: www.midwestflyfishingexpo.com ...
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    It'll be great to have the "Furled Leader Gang"...

    It'll be great to have the "Furled Leader Gang" from FAOL with us once again at the Expo! Look forward to seeing all the FAOL'ers there . . .

    Joe
  3. 2012 Midwest Fly Fishing Expo - This Weekend!

    Just curious who's attending? The annual Midwest Fly Fishing Expo will be held this weekend, March 10th and 11th at the Macomb Community College Sports and Expo Center in Warren, Michigan. Show...
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    Just a reminder . . . . the 33rd annual Midwest...

    Just a reminder . . . . the 33rd annual Midwest Fly Fishing Expo will be held this weekend - March 12th and 13th at the Macomb Community College Sports and Expo Center in Warren, Michigan. Visit the...
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    The website has the presentation schedule posted,...

    The website has the presentation schedule posted, as well as all of the vendors. You can check it out at: www.midwestflyfishingexpo.com

    I look forward to seeing many of you there!

    Joe
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    I'm happy to report that the show is "sold out"...

    I'm happy to report that the show is "sold out" for the vendors - I have no more vendor space available. Visitors will see many new faces and a full show. Promises to be a good one with Ed Engle,...
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    I'll be there . . . ;) Joe

    I'll be there . . . ;)

    Joe
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    I'm using script bi-focals in Ray-ban frames. ...

    I'm using script bi-focals in Ray-ban frames. Frames are wrap-around and block the sun from the sides - something I've found invaluable over the years.

    After trying many different frames, lenses,...
  9. What they said :) ! Unfortunately, I've sunk...

    What they said :) ! Unfortunately, I've sunk more than my share of motors - can't rely on those doggone transoms to hold anything. If it's in salt, flush it with fresh water, let it dry out real...
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    I'm with Joe V. - I overline my 2wt with a WF3 or...

    I'm with Joe V. - I overline my 2wt with a WF3 or a DT4. Seems to cast much better . . . like a dream, actually!

    Try overlining and see how you like it. Sometimes those real light rods need a...
  11. Bob, I plan to be there most of the week and...

    Bob,

    I plan to be there most of the week and would be happy to work with you. Dry flies are my favorites.

    Joe
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    I'm with Joe on this one . . . masking tape is...

    I'm with Joe on this one . . . masking tape is the conventional approach. But don't miss his one point - leave the GAP BETWEEN THE WRAPS. It's important! Get's the connection between the reel...
  13. Received mine too . . . nice job by all. Some...

    Received mine too . . . nice job by all. Some great ties in the group! Thanks to all for tying, and to Ol' Blue for organizing.

    Joe
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    Thanks to Brad and Bill for putting on their...

    Thanks to Brad and Bill for putting on their "show" this weekend and enduring the endless questions on furled leaders. Although, I do have to say it looks like they had a LITTLE fun, anyway! : ) ...
  15. I have the dubious "honor" of being the Last One!...

    I have the dubious "honor" of being the Last One! I apologize to all. I had some issues with my mailing, and the flies came back to me. Sorry to hold up the entire swap due to my stupidity. They...
  16. Mine are on the way as well . . . Joe

    Mine are on the way as well . . .

    Joe
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    Midwest Fly Fishing Expo

    The 30th Annual Midwest Fly Fishing Expo will be held on March 8th and 9th this year at the Macomb Community College Sports and Expo Center in Warren, Michigan. The event, sponsored by the Michigan...
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    I have to agree with Joe - build your own, if you...

    I have to agree with Joe - build your own, if you can. The satisfaction is a great thing! Besides, even if you are a "perfectionist", you could build two or three for the cost of a single factory...
  19. Re: Traditional Poultry colours from Veniard.

    Thanks, Donald. Good info as always. Nice to see what the "old thinking" was on the colors we all think we know . . . .

    Joe
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    Re: Magazine subscriptions

    I'd take the magazine online. Can print out the pages I want to save, if necessary and can use a color printer to do it.

    I get several lengthy newsletters with photos, etc. this way. Thought...
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    Re: GLC Fly Tying Expo--Mason Mich

    I'll be there as well . . . looking forward to seeing fellow FAOL'ers. Bill - your boxes are set aside and loaded in the car.

    Joe
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    Re: Meeting-Michigan 2008 fish-in

    Bill/Jean,

    Let me know if you want a place to meet for a while at the Expo in March. I'm sure we can find a room where the gang can sit down and chat for a bit.

    I know a guy who has some...
  23. Re: Pig belly fur is there a use for fly tying?

    I knew Donald would jump in and reply with his usual great information! Pig's wool is a VERY classic English tying material. Look at many of the old writings from Thomas Barker, James Chetham and...
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    Re: how do you tie those darn things?

    You can also try John McLain's site - www.feathersmc.com

    Joe
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    Re: Difficulties with the Irresistable

    Try stacking the hair instead of spinning it on the hook. That's how the deer hair bug tiers get the "spots" on their patterns. The hair stays where you put it on the hook . . .

    Joe
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