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Old 10-17-2005, 04:45 PM
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Fly swap to help Mark replace lost flies

Mark mentioned in another thread:

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I lost every box of new england flies I own...

One stoddards box, a couple of good size tan boxes, one green and a couple clear ones crammed with all manner of flies. I'll never have enough time to tie up replacements over the winter, and many were special flies given to me by special people.


Anybody up for helping Mark replace those lost flies? Not actually a swap, just tie up a couple of your best flies and send 'em to Mark.

Least we can do for the guy, I'd be bummed if I didn't have RT to get me through the day while crammed into my window-less office. (Be even more depressed if I lost every fly I own...)

Let's keep it kind of informal.

If you want to help Mark replace those flies he lost, tie a couple of your best and sent them to me by Nov. 26:

Brian Toohey
5 Birch Dr.
Sterling, Ma 01564

I'll keep a record of flies I receive and forward everything on to Mark at the end of November. I'll be sure to let him know who tied each pattern.

C'mon, it only takes a little bit of time to tie two flies! And think of the karma you'll be building; if you lend a hand you'll never lose another fly or break another leader (honest!).
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Old 10-27-2005, 12:39 PM
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How about a homemade plug or two. Doubt I'll be near the fly tying bench in the next few weeks, but plugs I am making.

Let me know.
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Old 10-27-2005, 03:07 PM
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I can help out with that, but it'll have to wait till winter. Too much on my plate right now. Maybe a reminder then?
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Old 10-28-2005, 07:51 AM
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Suggestion

Brain Might be a good idea to have the folks that want to help to have them email you on the pattern or patterns they are willing to send. This way you dont end up alot of the same pattern.
What type of flies are you looking?
Count me in!!!
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Old 10-28-2005, 08:21 AM
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I'm trying to keep this as simple as possible and also have it wrapped up around Thanksgiving. If anyone wants to help out, tie up a couple of examples of the pattern you're most proud of and send 'em to me at the address in the first post.

Thanks guys.
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Old 11-17-2005, 03:13 PM
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Bump. Bump.
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Old 11-17-2005, 03:40 PM
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How'd he lose his flies?....Hell I tie all new flies every season anyhoo!....I'd be glad to tie a few to help out. ...but I hate making DEADLINES...
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Old 11-17-2005, 03:58 PM
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Brian,

Thanks for organizing this. I haven't tied any new flies since the summer and won't be hitting the bench until December at the earliest. So I have sent you a handful of flies I tied last winter plus a plug I made this fall. Unfortunately at this time of year I'm low on my flies and plugs, but I was able to dig up some decent stuff.

Garth
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Old 11-17-2005, 03:59 PM
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How'd he lose his flies?....Hell I tie all new flies every season anyhoo!....I'd be glad to tie a few to help out. ...but I hate making DEADLINES...

Boat sank with all his stuff in August or September. Good wakeup call for all of us. See the NE Board.
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Old 11-17-2005, 04:03 PM
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FLies on the way

Just dropped off a couple of flies into the mailbox.
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Old 11-18-2005, 01:14 PM
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notime, thanks for bumping this up.

I've received some beautiful flies so far, keep 'em coming!
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Old 11-18-2005, 01:42 PM
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I have got a lot of big herring patterns I will send. I would go out of my mind if I lost all the flies I own. They are almost as important as my girlfriend and my dog are to me. I take that back, it is insulting to equate my dog to my flies.
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Old 11-19-2005, 12:11 PM
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I'll send a few flies your way. I have plenty and always love an excuse to tie up some more over the winter.

Glad to help a fellow angler in need!
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Old 11-22-2005, 06:57 AM
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Thumbs up Flies on the way

I get a lot of info and enjoyment from this site. I will be glad to send some flies.
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Old 11-26-2005, 10:10 PM
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I'm another guy that doesn't do well with deadlines, and I only really tie in the winter unless I run out of something during the season.

I mostly tie freshwater patterns but I'm not sure if Mark is a freshwater guy or not, and if so, what species he targets...
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