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  1. Fair enough. I suspect that many fly...

    Fair enough. I suspect that many fly fishermen/women are avid readers.Jim Smith
  2. Glad that it got there okay. I hope that you...

    Glad that it got there okay. I hope that you enjoy it.Jim Smith
  3. Book dropped of at the USPS Friday morning.Jim...

    Book dropped of at the USPS Friday morning.Jim Smith
  4. I resent the email requesting your mailing...

    I resent the email requesting your mailing address. We have been out of town for almost a week so my apologies for the slow response.Jim Smith
  5. I sent an email to your address. The book is...

    I sent an email to your address. The book is yours.Jim Smith
  6. It looks like we don't have many avid readers...

    It looks like we don't have many avid readers here on FAOL, or... I prefer to think that everyone is busy either fishing or stocking up their fly boxes for the fishing season.Jim Smith
  7. Excellent Story about one aspect of Fly Tying

    FREE BOOK I received the book "The Feather Thief" as a gift from my nephew. I found it a very well-written true story of a young man who became so obsessed with tying classic Salmon flies that he...
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    A bit different than many of your patterns but a...

    A bit different than many of your patterns but a beautiful job as usual.Jim Smith
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    Another beautiful job. Wraps are perfectly flat...

    Another beautiful job. Wraps are perfectly flat and evenly spaced. Amazing work!
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    Perfection!!! Beautiful wirk.

    Perfection!!! Beautiful wirk.
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    Thanks Rick. They're fun to make and fun to...

    Thanks Rick. They're fun to make and fun to catch fish with.
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    Tiny Crank Bait

    I realize that this is a small lure rather than a fly, but since I tie it on my fly-tying vise and fish it with my fly rod, it's really no different than the poppers and other Balsa Baits I make, so...
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    I love this one! Beautiful job on a very pretty...

    I love this one! Beautiful job on a very pretty pattern. Well done (as usual)Jim Smith
  14. Thread: Streamers

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    Thanks, Dennis. He will certainly be...

    Thanks, Dennis. He will certainly be well-supplied when he starts out. He lives up in Washinton State so the fishing is quite different than here in Central Florida. That said, he's headed off for...
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    Thanks, Rick. Nothing too fancy or unique. I'm...

    Thanks, Rick. Nothing too fancy or unique. I'm just trying to equip him with a nice selection to choose from of patterns that work well for me.Jim
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    Thanks, Dennis. It's been a labor of love that I...

    Thanks, Dennis. It's been a labor of love that I enjoyed doing since it will help me introduce one of my grandchildren to fly fishing.Jim
  17. Thread: Streamers

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    Streamers

    I tied up a few streamers to go along with the Balsa Bugs I'm sending to my grandson as part of his gift. Between the Balsa Bugs, the streamers, and two full fly boxes of smaller patterns, he should...
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    Thank you for the kind words. THey're fun to...

    Thank you for the kind words. THey're fun to make and I enjoy making things as gifts for the kids and grandkids.Jim Smith
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    Thank you for the kind words, Lee. I started...

    Thank you for the kind words, Lee. I started carving my poppers about eight months ago and find it lots of fun and a great way to get to be a bit more creative in my fly tying. Thankfully, the fish...
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    Thanks, Mike! As always, it's great to hear from...

    Thanks, Mike! As always, it's great to hear from you. I hope that all is going well for you and that you're getting some time on the water.Take care and have a wonderful year my friend.Jim
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    They always treat me well. I am truly a blessed...

    They always treat me well. I am truly a blessed man with a beautiful wife of 52 years, three wonderful children, and seven terrific grandchildren. I love being able to share the things I enjoy with...
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    Patience Grasshopper. Your fly boxes will be...

    Patience Grasshopper. Your fly boxes will be ready to deliver as soon as you turn 17 again;)Jim
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    Thanks, Steve. I really enjoyed making these...

    Thanks, Steve. I really enjoyed making these since they are for my grandson. I hope to teach him a bit about fly fishing in March when we visit him. Here's a photo of the last time I took him out...
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    Baker's Dozen

    I finished up the Baker's Dozen Balsa Bugs I made as part of my gift to my grandson for his birthday present. He will also be getting a new 5wt outfit and two boxes full of flies I tied for him. ...
  25. Thread: Balsa Bugs

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    Thank you for the kind words. I am working on...

    Thank you for the kind words. I am working on the remainder of the dozen Balsa bugs I'm carving as part of his gift and will post a photo of all of the finished bugs.Jim Smith
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