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    Default Fly Give Away: Thanks N.A. FFF

    Hello,

    In the spirit of giving back to the forum for everything I've learned here, and all the good folk that spread knowledge, good will and respect for the waters and surrounding ecology. I am having a give away.

    I will send the winner 10 flies in one of my favorite sea run brookie patterns. They are simple trout wet flies in the Brown Hackle tradition. Tied on 14 and 16 streamer hooks. I've landed quite a few with them. I'm not an expert tier. I think they are quite serviceable so...... Have at them.

    Anyway, rules are:

    1) Say "I'm in". Chose a number between 1 and 100.

    2)Must fish for brook trout.Maybe a little anecdote about why you like fishing them.

    3) Must have at least 10 posts.

    4) Open to Canada and U.S.A. (under Canada)

    5) Thursday October 11th 5:00 pm Atlantic time, give away closes

    I will record all the numbers and draw one from a hat and send the winner the small package.

    Thanks again for the great forum.
    phil

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    Last edited by noreaster; 10-11-2012 at 03:09 PM.
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    Default Re: Fly Give Away: Thanks N.A. FFF

    I'm in

    17

    Brookies are (1) best tasting and (2) prettiest when in spawning colors...I love them because they eat royal coachmen like crazy...

    Nice thing you're doing...this is a good place to hang out...-Mike

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    Default Re: Fly Give Away: Thanks N.A. FFF

    Phil,

    You are one of a kind!

    I don't have brookies here but will share something I wrote about them. The Brook Trout is a species of this planet that I will always hold dear to my heart.

    I came from the mountains of North Central Pennsylvania and learned to fish in those wild streams. Although I loved my little hidden paradises and all they held, in my mind I imagined myself fishing for salmon. When I had a Brook Trout on my fly and it peeled some line from my reel, I saw a salmon. When they would jump cartwheeling from the water, I saw salmon. Many years beyond those early days I realize that were it not for all those Brook Trout and all the lessons they taught, I would be at great loss when pursuing what some consider the greatest prize that swims. Now when I catch a King Salmon, as he runs and peels line from my reel I think of a Brook Trout, when he jumps cartwheeling from his natal river, I see a Brook Trout, and so the circle is complete.





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    Default Re: Fly Give Away: Thanks N.A. FFF

    I'm in.

    The number has to be 24.

    Why do I like fishing for them? How about an entire thread. Are You Hooked on Brookies?

    I like fishing for them because they are the most gorgeous fish I have ever come across. They are aggressive and spunky. I once caught a brook trout on a hopper pattern that still had a real grasshopper in his mouth that he had just eaten! I love the cool, crystal clear spring creeks I find them in and the gorgeous surroundings.


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    Default Re: Fly Give Away: Thanks N.A. FFF

    Thank you Phil for a great gesture of kindess. I would be in but I don't fish nearly enough for brookies (despite their beauty and willingness to eat bright buggy things!) to take up a space in a drawing that others deserve more!

    Seeing this thread made me smile, and Ard made a great contribution to it as well. It's because of threads like this, among other things, that really make me love being a part of this forum. I hope in the future that I can do something that is even close to the generosity that I have seen from you and others on this forum!

    Maybe this year I will get an opportunity to fish for brookies more... to think the only brook trout I've ever caught was caught in Sweden
    - A.J.

    Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...

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    Wow! Cool gesture! I'm in. 7 my number. Brookies my first fly caught trout back in the days when dinosaurs ruled the earth! And still one of the prettiest fish alive. And I grew up catching Salters(sea run brookies)!
    Thanks again
    John
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    Default Re: Fly Give Away: Thanks N.A. FFF

    That's very generous but I had my heart set on 137, so I'm going to leave it to somebody that can use them more than I can and willing to pick a number under 100.

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    Default Re: Fly Give Away: Thanks N.A. FFF

    Odd as it may sound, 'I'm out' of this contest. Here in Southern Oregon the major rivers/streams have very little in the way of 'trout' of any kind. Save for down stream migrants.

    Looking forward to see whose the winner.
    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"

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    Default Re: Fly Give Away: Thanks N.A. FFF

    Quote Originally Posted by gatortransplant View Post
    Seeing this thread made me smile, and Ard made a great contribution to it as well. It's because of threads like this, among other things, that really make me love being a part of this forum. I hope in the future that I can do something that is even close to the generosity that I have seen from you and others on this forum!
    I have always found outdoorsmen of all kinds to be friendly, and generous. I think too that qualities like, awareness, camaraderie, patience, and appreciation for life are often found in common with folks who get outside, enjoy the wilds, and fly fish.
    "Whale oil beef hooked !"- Traditional east coast fishermen saying

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    I'm in...going with #86

    Love brookies because they fight hard, especially in current, and have unbelievable markings. Still waiting to catch a sea run variety of our island natives.


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