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    Re: "The 2019 Miracle XL+"

    Another handful+ make good on their escape via USPS Priority Mail later this morning. Enjoy the "bugs," guys, and thanks again for thinking of "my kids" and me.

    Have a good one, everybody...
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    Re: End of an Era

    Before I call it a "night" from the computer and head into another hour or two at the vise, I just wanted to say how proud I am to be a long-standing member of such a kind and generous group of...
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    Re: "The 2019 Miracle XL+"

    Good on you, Larry, and congrats on a successful trip with your son. There's nothing quite like spending some hours astream with your kid, and on that subject, I speak from a wealth of experience.
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    Re: End of an Era

    Dylar,

    I'll echo many of the sentiments posted above, and wish you blessings and a sense of true peace and happiness in your life...

    Jerry, aka hairwing530
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    Re: "The 2019 Miracle XL+"

    Come the first of next week, another large group of boxes will find their way into the hands of the USPS. Let me know when they arrive, guys.

    As always, I want to thank everyone for thinking of...
  6. Thread: Rio Flies

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    Good Morning, flytie09...

    I appreciate the kind words and praise for the durability of my "bugs." Must be those kevlar products I've been using in their tying.

    All kidding aside, I do what I do...
  7. Thread: Rio Flies

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    Hey flytie09,

    As long as I'm vertical and still breathing/taking liquids, you'll usually find me behind the vise. When it comes to the tying classes with "my kids," even my own treatments don't...
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    Re: What have you been tying today?

    Norm,

    From one fly tier to another, your work is truly outstanding! Please keep posting your handiwork, as it all makes me want to be even better at what I do.

    For all of your postings, my...
  9. Thread: Rio Flies

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    Re: Rio Flies

    Dan,

    Thanks for having my back, and for raising the awareness on what I do and why. Much appreciated, my friend.

    And, Dave? If you had a solid experience with the flies from Rio, good on you! I...
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    Re: "The 2019 Miracle XL+"

    lalong,

    Thank you for thinking of "my kids" and me, my friend. Now, get 'em wet, fish 'em hard, and have a helluva good time! I'll be watching for your fishing report after your return.

    Travel...
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    Re: "The 2019 Miracle XL+"

    Come the tag end of this week, the plan is to drop another half-dozen packages at the mailbox some 1.3 miles from the house. Those who've been here know that the cabin is a bit off the beaten path,...
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    Re: "The 2019 Miracle XL+"

    Hey texastom,

    My pleasure, Tom. Travel safe, fish hard, and enjoy every hour spent astream! We're allowed far too few of them in one lifetime...

    Thanks again for thinking of "my kids" and me,...
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    Poll: Re: A question to those who don't tie...

    kayo,

    Thanks for the vote of confidence, my friend. Much appreciated.

    And, speaking of tying? It's back to the vise for me. The evening session is about ready to kick off. Have a good one,...
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    Re: "The 2019 Miracle XL+"

    Thank you, odonto.phoridae. It was a pleasure on my end as well.

    Let me know how the "bugs" work out for you. Looking forward to the next time around.

    Take good care, and thanks again for...
  15. Re: So who's really the G.O.A.T fly fisherman???

    And, to that list, I'd have to add Bruce Richards. During his long tenure at Scientific Anglers, he did more to advance the science of fly-line design than almost anyone else. He also happens to be...
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    Re: "The 2019 Miracle XL+"

    And, another handful has made good on their escape plan, having departed the friendly confines of Grayling earlier this morning. Let me know when you get 'em, guys. And, my thanks to you all for...
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    Re: "The 2019 Miracle XL+"

    Seven more boxes are "in the wind" and headed to their new locales. Fish 'em hard, guys, and let me know how you do.

    As for yours truly? The plan is to revisit the vise for an hour or two after...
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    Re: "The 2019 Miracle XL+"

    Good Saturday Afternoon, honyuk96...

    It's been awhile, my friend. I'm glad to see that you're still at the vise on a regular basis, and still tying up some beautiful salmon flies.

    By the way,...
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    Hey Tim,

    Many thanks for letting me know that your latest box arrived without issue. Yeah, I like to include a few flies tied by "my kids" with every box, as it allows me to showcase the skill...
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    Re: "The 2019 Miracle XL+"

    And, the parade to the mailbox continues on. Honestly, I've lost count of the number of "bugs" tied over the past 10 or so days, as well as the grand total of boxes sent off to their new home....
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    Re: Health Issues ...

    PT,

    The good thoughts and prayers of this cabin carry with them the best wishes for you and yours, and a speedy recovery. As previously mentioned, ease back into things, my friend. The...
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    Re: hairwing530

    Silver,

    With every hook that settles into the jaws of my vise, I try my level best to wrap the best fly that I can. I've never claimed to be a "fly artist" of any kind, as I've been privy to far...
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    Re: hairwing530

    Ron,

    Thanks for letting me know. Immerse them all, then let me know when you need a "refill," my friend. And, most of all, thank you for thinking of "my kids" and me. Stay safe on the water, Ron,...
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    Re: Defintely A Cut Above The Rest!!!!!

    +1 to your post, Kevin. This forum ranks as one of THE best fly-fishing sites going-- always has, and always will. Over the years since I've been a member, the forum has forever attracted some really...
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    Re: "The 2019 Miracle XL+"

    With six more due to arrive at their new homes early this week, I'm working towards finishing up another trio for shipment by the middle of this week. After that? More time at the vise while the...
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