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jburge

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  1. FWIW, one of the first trips I did in the Sierras last year was to a new brookie spot and the Tenkara was perfect. You're really gonna be jones'n for the thaw John
  2. Good choice Shad, one of my favorite styles. Thanks for joining. John
  3. Rockworm, glad to have you. Thanks for joining in. John
  4. OK, OK, I'll pick you You're in. Most sizes are 14's and 12's. I'm finding I'm tying more 12's these days, so whatever you're comfortable with. John
  5. SWAP is FULL Tenkara fishing is pretty simple and the flies aren't complex either, so how about a Tenkara swap? If you're not familiar with the flies, I have some links below. I did the majority of my fishing last year Tenkara style (haven't given up all Western style though) and have to say it was just downright fun. Standard swap rules apply for the first twelve (well, including yours truly) to speak up: - Self-addressed stamped envelope and toe tags on your flies to me - Due date is March 11 I'll be sure to keep everyone posted on progress. When you've completed your flies, PM me and I'll send you my mailing address. Have fun and keep 'em simple. Any style of Tenkara goes. John 1. jburge - Banshu style - DONE - Received 2. boynabubble - Sakasa Kebari - ARRIVED 3. rockworm - TBD - ARRIVED - Received 4. Shad - Takayama Sakasa Kebari - ARRIVED - Received 5. Flon18 - TBD - ARRIVED 6. SullyTM - Ishigaki - ARRIVED 7. Houndog - Most likely Sakasa Kebari - ARRIVED - Received 8. Old Hat - TBD - ARRIVED 9. Redneck Fly - Gorocho - ARRIVED 10. yetavon - TBD (Sakasa Kebari style) - ARRIVED - Received 11. truckdriver - Okumikaua - ARRIVED 12. kbranch - Sakasa Kebari - ARRIVED - Received http://itow.com/amago/b-streams/flytying/tenkara.html http://itow.com/amago/b-streams/flytying/tenkara3.html http://itow.com/amago/b-streams/flytying/tenkara4.html http://itow.com/amago/b-streams/flytying/tenkara2.html http://www.tenkarabum.com/tenkara-flies.html http://www.tenkarausa.com/index.php?cPath=24 http://www.google.com/images?um=1&hl=e...mp;aql=&oq=
  6. Devin, Sounds like a great idea to me. Thanks! John
  7. Cross Specials have left the building! Does anybody know if mail will be delivered on Monday, Jan 17? (Martin Luther King holiday) Gotta tell you guys I'm really looking forward to seeing these flies. Troutguy, great idea and really appreciate your hosting. John
  8. Mike, That is, without a doubt, one of the best materials lists I've ever seen. Kudos to you for taking the time to put it together. That was no quick reply answer. I hope others realize what a great resource this is! John
  9. Devin, need your addy. Tenkara-style blues are ready for travel. Thanks! John
  10. And mine arrived too. Thanks to all. What a sweet set! John
  11. Thanks, and yeah these will be fun. I've done up some Light Hendricksons and Quill Gordons for past swaps, so I'm planning on adding to my arsenal John
  12. Wow, boynabubble and fishingbob are already done. You guys are quick! I'm just now getting around to deciding (I think 'cause there are just so many good ones to choose from). I'm in with a Cross Special. This is already looking to be one fine set of flies from a fine group of tiers. John
  13. Welcome from another Nor-Cal fly guy. Guaranteed you'll be inspired, motivated, and learn lots from everyone here. John
  14. Oh yeah, I love these flies. Count me in with a TBD. John
  15. And echo Lykos and Chase.. keep 'em. We appreciate your work as SM. John
  16. I'm in. It'll be something similar to alla Valsesiana or Tenkara styled Takayama Sakasa Kebari. John
  17. Rich, X-Caddis are winging their way to you now John
  18. Rich, Need you to PM your addy. X-Caddis are just waiting to take off. John
  19. Rich, It's gonna be a #16 X-Caddis for me. OldHat turned me on to this fly earlier this year, and it's been a go-to all summer. Had a day of non-stop action on Saturday using just this one fly :-) John
  20. Just found out about this, so I'm in but I still gotta decide. It's a TBD for me. Thanks! John
  21. They're all absolutely incredible. Works of art! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration! John
  22. Woohoo! I love going to the mailbox. Got a great set of flies today. Thanks to all, very nicely done, and a big thanks to Horseshoes for putting this on. Cheers! John
  23. Holy cow! What an amazing set! Just sitting next to the flies you all have turned out makes me look way better :-) I'm with Bob. It's humbling. Thanks a ton, Carl for the organization, coordination, and real artistry. Kudos! John
  24. Wow, Carl! Awesome job. Thank you so much for putting it all together and riding herd on the whole thing. Simply amazing John
  25. Woohoo! Quite an "attractive" set of flies arrived in yesterday's mail. I guess I have a real advantage being just down the road from the Swapmeister :-) Great looking set of flies from all. Very nicely done. Thanks, Bob for hosting! John
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