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    Jim - I don’t think he was from PA, but he came...

    Jim - I don’t think he was from PA, but he came to some of our meetings and events. Not sure how long of a drive he had to get here. John
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    Sam Slaymaker was a member of our Donegal (PA)...

    Sam Slaymaker was a member of our Donegal (PA) Chapter of TU back in the 1970’s. A small group of us used to meet monthly back then, mostly in Ken Depoe’s basement in Mount Joy, PA. However, I...
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    Thanks, Neil. I enjoyed reading your article and...

    Thanks, Neil. I enjoyed reading your article and intend to keep and treasure it and that magazine for as long as I’m able.

    It was interesting to me to read your discussion about the increased...
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    Winter 1978 TROUT magazine

    In 1971, a couple years after I had graduated from college and I was just starting in my career, I purchased a large cherry slant top desk that I used to tie flies at and store much of my fly tying...
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    Dave - Just sent you an email with a question...

    Dave -

    Just sent you an email with a question or 2 on your fly line.

    John
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    I wouldn’t feel bad about your local fly shop not...

    I wouldn’t feel bad about your local fly shop not stocking dry fly hackle. I bought about 50 capes and saddles this past year, and I don’t think I got more than a couple from my local fly shop in SE...
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    It’s been said that there are 3 stages of a...

    It’s been said that there are 3 stages of a fisherman’s life. In the first stage, you want to be able to catch the most fish. In the second stage you want to catch the biggest fish, and in the...
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    Norm - I have to tell you that I think these...

    Norm -

    I have to tell you that I think these are among the prettiest flies that you?ve tied and shown here.

    However, having known Sam Slaymaker from years back, maybe I just looked at these...
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    Very nice looking fly.

    Very nice looking fly.
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    I think the video demonstrates quit well the...

    I think the video demonstrates quit well the skill required operate this daVincdi robotic machine. Select your Urologist well if your ever need to have your prostrate removed, lest a “snip” be made...
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    Over the years I’ve caught a lot of trout on a...

    Over the years I’ve caught a lot of trout on a simple black fur body ant pattern fished under the water. I often weight my line to get the ant down deep.

    I generally tie them on a size #16 hook,...
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    Scott - That’s a beautiful fly. One of your...

    Scott -

    That’s a beautiful fly. One of your nicest looking ones, among the many you’ve tied and demoed over the years, IMO.

    The bleached peacock herl looks like a completely different color...
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    Byron - I remember you put this fly on here...

    Byron -

    I remember you put this fly on here awhile back and commented on its effectiveness.

    Are you planning another trip to the Henry’s Fork, etc. again this year (if so, I suppose that time...
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    Byron - I like it. Could you provide us a...

    Byron -

    I like it. Could you provide us a SBS, please. Thanks.

    John
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    No shortage of those geese here in SE PA right...

    No shortage of those geese here in SE PA right now.

    http://www.pennlive.com/wildaboutpa/2017/02/snow_geese_mass_early_at_middl.html
  16. Let me know closer in time to when you plan to be...

    Let me know closer in time to when you plan to be in that area. Since I’m just a short distance north of the Park, normally until sometime in early October, that would be nice to do.

    John
  17. Marco - Sorry to say that I have only just...

    Marco -

    Sorry to say that I have only just seen your post this afternoon, long after you rescinded your most generous offer.

    What came to my mind as I read your offer was that I would offer...
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    I’ll second that.

    I’ll second that.
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    Just to add some perspective - I saw where this...

    Just to add some perspective - I saw where this guy made the same post on the PA Fly Fishing forum. The initial couple of replies to his post there were very different from his, and those guys...
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    That's one that I hadn't heard of, or seen when I...

    That's one that I hadn't heard of, or seen when I drove over the Bozeman Pass yesterday, but I see there are 43 other fires presently reported on the state's Fire incident Report (Inciweb).
    ...
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    Spruce Moths

    I am still trying to figure out how to put a picture here from Imgur, using my IPad.

    It is not easy and straightforward with an iPad, at least for me. However, here is a picture I took of dead...
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    Thanks, Spinner. However, I don't see anything...

    Thanks, Spinner. However, I don't see anything on the bottom right of my picture to click on. ???

    The word "profile" is on the bottom of my screen, and when I click on that, it brings up my...
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    I signed up for an account on Imgur, and have put...

    I signed up for an account on Imgur, and have put a picture on there, but I can't figure out how to link a picture from there to here (or anywhere, for that matter) using my IPad. Can someone please...
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    I've seen salmon flies with black egg sacks, but...

    I've seen salmon flies with black egg sacks, but never seen ones with orange eggs.
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    I rarely wash my waders since they are generally...

    I rarely wash my waders since they are generally kept pretty clean since I mostly fish in clean rivers and streams.

    However here are a couple very good videos from Simms on washing and storing...
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