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    Started participating here back in ‘02. Swaps...

    Started participating here back in ‘02. Swaps were always being held. Then it became frequent for people to sign up and miss deadlines, drop out of the swap late, or come up with some excuse after...
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    What is your point?

    What is your point?
  3. Thread: Tiniest Of Hooks

    by Allan
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    Tiniest Of Hooks

    Years ago Hans sent out Mustad #32 for us to tie on. I got 1 but didn?t tie a fly. However, some people did and he photographed them. Fantastic flies. But the photos disappeared for some reason. ...
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    The FEATHER THIEF

    Anyone read this book? Kid and his brother could really tie fantastic flies.
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    Thanks guys. Oh, about 10 - 15 years ago I...

    Thanks guys. Oh, about 10 - 15 years ago I managed
    to pick up a box of mustad #277 size 32 at the CFFC.
    Paid $0.50! Hans Weinermann who used to visit here
    frequently sent one of these hooks to...
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    Hello and a question

    Hi.
    It?s been quite awhile since I?ve visited faol so I want to say hello , Merry Christmas and wishes for a happy 2019.

    Since I know how knowledgeable you are I?d like to ask a question I...
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    I believe I?ve swapped with a lot of guys on this...

    I believe I?ve swapped with a lot of guys on this site. Maybe some are unfortunately
    no longer with us, some may have developed other interests, some may have lost interest in swaps
    Or whatever. ...
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    Well only 4 participants including myself....

    Well only 4 participants including myself. Therefore, unfortunately, that’s insufficient to have the swap.
    Maybe it was the theme or time of year or any other reason. Perhaps next time if there is...
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    New Swap - Catskills Flies

    Okay. Is anyone up for a swap? Let?s try one with a historic theme: Catskills patterns.
    Any historical Catskills pattern tied as close to the original as you can get. Looking for a total of 12...
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    Good idea. Will do.

    Good idea. Will do.
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    That’ 4. Only 8 more needed. Allan

    That’ 4. Only 8 more needed.
    Allan
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    Okay. I’m willing to give swaps another shot....

    Okay. I’m willing to give swaps another shot. Just so you all know, I’ve hosted and participated in I’m guessing at least a couple of dozen swaps here. Way back my pseudo name was ‘tyeflies’ then...
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    Does an individual need an ‘invitation’ to tie at...

    Does an individual need an ‘invitation’ to tie at the Sowbug and if so who would you contact? Anyone know?
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    Have 'Fly Swaps' Gone The Way of the DoDo?

    If so, what do you think caused the extinction?
    Is it that tiers: have too many flies; do not enough time; don't trust the potential swappers to participate or offer up some well tied quality...
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    In response to the title of this thread ... Me...

    In response to the title of this thread ... Me Too!

    Allan (aka, way back when, 'tyeflies')
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    If anyone sent a payment in the last few days,...

    If anyone sent a payment in the last few days, There will
    be a slight delay getting the feathers in the mail.
    I'm in the process of moving and everything is packed.
    I'll get them in the mail as...
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    FWIW, the scientist representative at Cortland...

    FWIW, the scientist representative at Cortland recommend a wash of warm water with Dawn detergent.
    Follow this with a good rinse and dry with a clean soft towel. When Cortland
    made the...
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    Sorry but no. The bronze base is the original...

    Sorry but no. The bronze base is the original that
    came with the vise.
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    Regal Bronze Base Pedestal Vise

    Moving and must downsize. My Regal 'medallion' pedestal vise is a casualty. Oh, I should say that it has a 'midge' head. Selling for $125 (includes shipping).
    I do not do Paypal. US Postal M.O. or...
  20. Thread: Need a Laugh?

    by Allan
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    Although awesome, I wonder of PETA would consider...

    Although awesome, I wonder of PETA would consider it 'cruel and inhumane treatment of an animal'? But what a spectacular view.
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    I just happened to look for these 'lemon wood...

    I just happened to look for these 'lemon wood duck' feathers on ebay. One seller has a Hareline package containing 12 feathers for $4.69 + $2.99(shipping).
    Just saying!
    Right now I've a lot more...
  22. Thread: Need a Laugh?

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    You wrote, "a father sends her daughter". Now...

    You wrote, "a father sends her daughter".

    Now THAT'S surely the joke. Is it not?
  23. Thread: More dry flies

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    Asking fly tiers to buy flies is like .... (fill...

    Asking fly tiers to buy flies is like .... (fill in your own comparison) Well, good luck.
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    PMs sent to all above. Packages Mailed Tues. &...

    PMs sent to all above.

    Packages Mailed Tues. & Wed. You should have them today or tomorrow.

    More still available.
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    Larry, Thanks for that. I just looked at that...

    Larry,

    Thanks for that. I just looked at that site and the converted price of €1.60 is $1.74 for a strip. I have strips, First Day Covers, blocks of combined 5 year strips and First Day Strips....
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