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Old 12-08-2012, 04:17 PM
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Default Just thoughts as we approch the end of the year.

I have NO preconceived answers to this, and I mean none. Even if I've posted 'Post of the day/Thread of the week.'

But of the year?

Think back, look back, and what 'Floated your Boat?' And why.

Topic/thread/individual posting(s) that made a thread explode with useful information, etc.

I'm exempt, as I don't think I got anywhere near that level. Consider the major posters, but don't loose site of the 'gems, the true gems' from the few posters. Several of them have turned on my 'light bulbs.' Brilliant comments' that I'd never seen in print on the Internet. Sometimes 'Less is more?'

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Old 12-08-2012, 05:40 PM
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Default Re: Just thoughts as we approch the end of the year.

Hi Fred,

Early this year WJC (Jim) posted his step by step on making a Blind Splice to your fly lines. I thought the thread was so good & useful that I 'stuck' it atop the Fly Lines Sub Forum. Take note that although I made the thread a Sticky Post, it is not my thread; it is the work of WJC. The way it was posted to the forum, the only way I knew to stick it was to copy and paste it into the threads. I may have to look into changing the 'owner' of the sticky to avoid confusion and get the credit where it is due. That will give me something to do

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Making The Blind Splice connection, by WJC;
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Default Re: Just thoughts as we approch the end of the year.

Fred, I'm too new to the forum to give my opinion for the entire year, but I'd like to say that I think your thread is a great idea and I hope you repeat it in the coming years.
For me, I'd say the highlights in the short time I've been a member have come in the photography and meal recipe sections. The advice as far as actually fishing has been wonderful, but the photography and recipes have been exemplary, in my opinion. It must be nice to be so talented.
I hope all the members of the forum have the best holiday season ever.
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Default Re: Just thoughts as we approch the end of the year.

There have been a lot of really good posts over the last year. I'm going to have to think about this one. I know if I tried to nail one down right now I'd no sooner do it than I'd have another one pop into my head that was even better.
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Default Re: Just thoughts as we approch the end of the year.

DD, you get my point (I'm sure lots did too).

You post, and look at the not just posts, back but the 'saws.'

Now there's hint? Maybe?

May be a starting point, but I'm not going to insert my limited opin. Worthless, in the content/context of the question.

Me thinks.

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Default Re: Just thoughts as we approch the end of the year.

Isn't a more suitable name for this thread "Just thoughts as we approach the end of the world"?


This is a great topic though and it will be interesting to see what gets mentioned. It will take me a few days, at least, to sort through all the good stuff over the last year. One of my personal favorites was the "Tie Along" thread, though I'm not sure that took place during the last year.
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Default Re: Just thoughts as we approch the end of the year.

Have you taken that link to Jim's step by step..........................
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Default Re: Just thoughts as we approch the end of the year.

Have to agree with the way Dan is thinking. Over this year there have been so many great posts not only step by step or technical but also informative and well written. And let's not forget comical. There were some posts here this year that actually had me Laughing Out Loud and I don't normally do that without the help of alcohol! And in all instances find it very hard to pic one ! There is just to much collaborative knowledge on this forum along with a willingness to share it!
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Default Re: Just thoughts as we approch the end of the year.

Hey Fred, Good thread.!

I have to say that everyone here over the last year has inspired me to tie more flies, and try different things.
Getting back to the bench has been great.

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Think back, look back, and what 'Floated your Boat?' And why.
Topic/thread/individual posting(s) that made a thread explode with useful information, etc.
Any and all threads that have to do with actual fly fishing rather than "what should I buy?/ look what I bought" are what "floats my boat"
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