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    Loooong week at work. Ignored the mail pile...

    Loooong week at work. Ignored the mail pile building on the table. Started going thru it earlier this evening and found the swap flies.

    WOW!! Nice job everyone. Can't wait to try them -...
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    Flies were placed in the mail at 12:15 today. ...

    Flies were placed in the mail at 12:15 today.

    Phishtales
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    I'm in if this swap is still open. Got the taxes...

    I'm in if this swap is still open. Got the taxes finished over the weekend and a couple of bigger projects at work have been completed. With the NCAA basketball season just about over, I've got...
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    Apologies to Flyguy (I mistyped "flygut" in the...

    Apologies to Flyguy (I mistyped "flygut" in the previous post)

    Rizeye,

    We've both made our point. Your position will most certainly garner more support. As I said in my last post, I doubt...
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    Good responses. Jeff - I fully support your...

    Good responses.

    Jeff - I fully support your decision to let Fishpond know where you stand. I don't own any Fishpond products. Too pricey for my tastes.

    Rizeye - I have zero affliation...
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    Rizeye, The links you have posted are indeed...

    Rizeye,

    The links you have posted are indeed damning. It should be said that there are lots of ties between organizations and individuals in the animal welfare and the animal rights movement. ...
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    Interesting discussion. I'm all for using your...

    Interesting discussion. I'm all for using your money to support organizations and causes with which you agree and keeping your money from those organizations and causes with which you disagree. I...
  8. Thread: Help Please

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    Cd, All good suggestions so far. Although...

    Cd,

    All good suggestions so far. Although these aren't true local fly shops for you, both have a presence on the web and both provide seasonal advice on flies for salmon. Both service fly...
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    Raffle Prizes

    Received my box of flies on Saturday. They look fantastic. Thanks to all out there who donated prizes.

    Rod Phares (Phishtales)
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    Wader

    Clay,

    I purchased a pair of Albright Waders last year. My first pair of breathable waders. I've used them less than 10 times. So far I've been happy with them. No leaks, easy to move around. ...
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    Bump

    I still have a couple of packages of the yarn left. Asking $7 for 7 packages (4 yards each) of eyelash or boa yarn. I'll pay shipping and handling.

    In the warm water forum, Jeffnles1 has a...
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    Clarification

    Based on a couple of pms...

    As far as I can tell, eyelash yarn and boa yarn are the same thing. Bernat makes a product called "boa yarn." Yarn Bee (not Yarn Barn from my first post) makes a...
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    Boa Leech Links

    Ron,

    I used the patterns for a boa leech in the FOTW.

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/062507fotw.php

    http://www.flyanglersonline.com/flytying/fotw2/061206fotw.php

    Also,...
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    Boa/Eyelash Yarn

    After rereading some of Rick Ziegler's panfish articles this winter, I decided to tie up some boa leeches. Couldn't find any boa yarn in the flyshops, so I headed to the craft store. I now have a...
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    Put my check in the mail earlier this afternoon. Some day I'll get over to the Au Sable. Hope I get a chance to see the bench.

    Phishtales
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    First Fly Rod

    Dad bought me my first fly rod about 25 years ago. It was an orvis clearwater 7'6" 5 wt, 2 piece. I used it exclusively until two years ago when I bought an 8 wt for salmon/steelhead (and then...
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    On line fly tying videos

    One of the reasons I like the board is the information others are willing to share. Often, people include links to other websites with fly recipes, instructions, etc. when answering questions. I've...
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    I'll be checking any answers to this question. I've been frustrated with the same thing. Last years batches of royal wulffs look terrible. All the hair wings lean forward over the eye of the hook...
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    I'll make this my first official post. Been a...

    I'll make this my first official post. Been a member since January 09. Live in southwest Michigan. Ran across this site in a message on another fly fishing website. I suppose I'm guilty of taking...
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