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Forum: The Lodge Den Today, 05:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 200
Posted By hairwing530
Re: My faithful friend has now Passed. To Sandy, with love.

Fred,

If there is but one inequity to our lives with dogs/cats, it would be the fact that we tend to out-live so many of them. It is perhaps the saddest and most unfair of the realities that we...
Forum: Flies and Fly Boxes Classifieds Today, 05:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,522
Posted By hairwing530
Re: "The Miracle 100+"

Hey pjcalla,

Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet photo!!! Those are the faces of two very happy anglers! Maybe, between the two of us and judging by those grins, we've managed to make them "fly wranglers for...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 04:54 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 18
Posted By hairwing530
In Defense of "Ex-Library" Books...

Yesterday, the Big Brown Truck dropped off a rather heavy box from an old friend who lives out East. It would seem that in addition to he and his wife haunting the old "fishing estate sales," he's...
Forum: Other Fishing Equipment/Clothing/Books/DVD's etc. Yesterday, 03:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 36
Posted By hairwing530
Catskill Flytier by Harry Darbee

If you enjoy the history of fly tying, and especially of the Catskills region, I've got an extra copy of "Catskill Flytier" by Harry Darbee and Mac Francis sitting on my shelves. It's a first edition...
Forum: Flies and Fly Boxes Classifieds Yesterday, 03:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,522
Posted By hairwing530
Re: "The Miracle 100+"

As scheduled, the first of this week's boxes have left the building. Next shipment? If luck holds, Wednesday...

Get 'em wet and fish 'em hard, my friends. I'll make more...

Jerry, aka...
Forum: Flies and Fly Boxes Classifieds Yesterday, 03:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 835
Posted By hairwing530
Re: For The "Salt" & Bass Down Deep...

As I'd like to recoup the cost on the stainless hooks and the like, if someone wants to complete set of 80+, they're yours for $70, boxed and delivered to your door! Paypal works best, and my Paypal...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By hairwing530
Re: Orvis "Yellowstone" Graphite 6-wt.

One last drop to $225 before the old girl comes off and rejoins the "rod gang..."

Jerry, aka hairwing530
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By hairwing530
Re: For the Man Who Already Has Abel Nippers

So, let me see if I've got this right... A true master of his angling domain should have:

Abel nippers-- checked the vests, and none have appeared...

A leather fly swatter-- checked the...
Forum: General Discussion 09-21-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By hairwing530
Re: This Forum We Call "Home..."

A few of my elders were of the opinion that "When a man stops learning, he begins to die a little each day..." After 50+ years of haunting rivers, streams and various trout hides, I still find myself...
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 09-21-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By hairwing530
Re: The 600+ Hooks 2014 Box

As the question has come up a time or two, I also include a size/maker's chart with each box. You'd think that I'd recognize every hook by sight, as I tend to spend one heckuva lot of time with them....
Forum: Flies 09-21-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By hairwing530
Re: Buying Flies online

Guys,

Thanks for your votes of confidence. My "fishing cronies" forever get their "digs" in when razzing me about my hours spent on my tying flies just so. My approach long has been to tie another...
Forum: Flies and Fly Boxes Classifieds 09-21-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,522
Posted By hairwing530
Re: "The Miracle 100+"

Four "Miracle 100+" boxes ride with tomorrow's mail, along with a "special" mixed box for its new home just downstate from me. I'm trying to hold to my word of finishing off as many as possible...
Forum: Flies and Fly Boxes Classifieds 09-21-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 835
Posted By hairwing530
Re: For The "Salt" & Bass Down Deep...

If anyone still is in need of some "salty" flies on stainless hooks, I just tied up two orders that will be departing in the next day or so, and found myself staring at a pile of 80 additional...
Forum: Flies and Fly Boxes Classifieds 09-21-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 66
Posted By hairwing530
If Unique Is What You Seek...

If you're looking for something a little out of the ordinary in "fly tins," you might like this... It's an antique tin that I picked up in London, England years ago-- a candy tin from a French maker...
Forum: Flies and Fly Boxes Classifieds 09-20-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,522
Posted By hairwing530
Re: "The Miracle 100+"

Paul,

Had I warned you of its "enroute" status, it would have taken out the element of surprise. And, there's nothing better in my book than a good "surprise" after a crappy day at work!

Enjoy,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By hairwing530
Re: This Forum We Call "Home..."

John,

Naw... stay with the "fyshstykr" moniker! You fall under the safety net known as the "Fish-ness Protection Program," and as such, shouldn't divulge your true name and location. Otherwise,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 252
Posted By hairwing530
Re: Best of the Forum- Fly Fishing Notebook

lab,

As you know, I once was privy to four "built-in" fishing partners-- my daughters. And, as each came of age and took to fly fishing and fly tying, I found four small waterproof log books and...
Forum: General Discussion 09-20-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 312
Posted By hairwing530
This Forum We Call "Home..."

As I get ready to grab a coffee and hit the vise this morning, I just wanted to give a HUGE "shout out" to all of those who help to make the North American Fly Fishing Forum one of THE best...
Forum: Flies and Fly Boxes Classifieds 09-20-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,522
Posted By hairwing530
Re: "The Miracle 100+"

Larry, Mike, Fred, John, Jason(s), Longbow42, and To The Rest Who Make Up My Long-Distance "Buds..."

I want to thank you for "having my back," as Larry put it, in both your prayers and good...
Forum: Fly Tying Materials, Tools etc. 09-19-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By hairwing530
Re: Solarez UV-Cure Fly Tying Resins Kit

You got it, John. Wade safe and put the hammer down on the steelies for me. And, don't forget the "SW" when all else fails...

Jerry, aka hairwing530
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 09-19-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By hairwing530
Re: Orvis "Yellowstone" Graphite 6-wt.

itchmesir,

How right you are! This little Orvis "Yellowstone" comes complete with a double-baptizing in the waters of both the Battenkill River in Vermont-- just down the road from the Orvis Rod...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 09-19-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By hairwing530
Re: Orvis "Yellowstone" Graphite 6-wt.

Guys,

In the two e-mails that I've received this morning, one thing became very obvious-- I've got some good friends on this site. Most of us have never met, and it may be awhile before we do, but...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 09-19-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By hairwing530
Re: Orvis "Yellowstone" Graphite 6-wt.

Thanks, Emil, but we spent a good part of the night picking up their vehicle about 15 miles west of "Big Mac" on US 2 and hauling it to a dealership in Charlevoix. It's one of the benefits in having...
Forum: Fishing Rods & Outfits Classifieds 09-18-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By hairwing530
Orvis "Yellowstone" Graphite 6-wt.

As much as I hate to do this, I'm putting up for sale one of my longtime river companions-- an Orvis Graphite "Yellowstone" fly rod, build back in 1982. It's a 2-piece that measures 8 feet in length...
Forum: Flies and Fly Boxes Classifieds 09-18-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,522
Posted By hairwing530
Re: "The Miracle 100+"

I met with my vascular surgeon this morning, and as he did the initial repair, he's of the opinion that I should be able to return to the vise within a few days of the surgery, if all goes as...
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