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  1. Mike, great meeting you at the ISA Blowout! I'm surprised Rich hasn't talked you into going ice fishing. I didn't buy any raffle tickets, as I knew what I wanted when I went. I bought the full day guided trip donated by Frontier Anglers TN. I talked to Josh on Sunday and let him know my appreciation for his donation and that I look forward to chasing some smallies with him. The donations were top notch. Thanks to all the ISA guys who worked their butts off knocking on doors getting businesses and other members to donate. I took a neighbor, and he was very impressed all around with the event. I am looking forward to the next one, but even more-so I am looking forward to getting on the water! -Forrest
  2. Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't updated in a while. I was on a business trip for a little over a week. I don't usually advertise when I am going to be gone for extended periods of time. Anyways, I am back now and in the mail were Eugward's flies. I will sort these and send them out tomorrow, 1/20/14. Thanks for a great year of swaps! I am going to take some time away from the swaps to focus on some patterns for the Smoky Mountains and Driftless area. This year I am going to try and make quite a few more trips trout fishing. Please let me know when you all get your flies! -Forrest
  3. Alright guys, last month! How are things going? I have updated the list of those I have flies from. I have retied my tube flies and I am much happier with them! You will be getting them with December's flies. I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a happy new year! -Forrest
  4. Kevin, I don't think they were secure enough. I bought tubes too large for the mandrel I have. I will regroup over Christmas break and send them with December's flies. I just felt like they wouldn't hold up....
  5. I started with a Renzetti Traveler. I have had many hobbies in the past and learned that the most expensive thing about any hobby is buying twice because you cheaped out on the initial purchase. I have felt no need to upgrade from the Traveler. It is not super "high end", but it is a good solid product for right around $200. -Forrest
  6. Eugward your flies are in the mail on their way back to you. Everyone else had me hold theirs thru December. I was not happy with my tube fly, so I am redoing them and will send an extra fly for December's set. I had not tied them before and they just didnt look right.
  7. Kevin, your flies came in today. I will try to get these to you guys on Saturday, if not earlier. I have a busy week with work. -Forrest
  8. Got mine. Tucked away under the tree! -Forrest
  9. All flies are in except Eastern. I think they are on their way though, right Kevin? -Forrest
  10. Yuengling is not that good of a beer, but there is alot of history there, and when I am on the east coast, Yuengling is what I drink! Especially since we can not get it in Chicago. -Forrest
  11. sound advice. why pay for a full kit when you may not ever use all spools try this http://globalflyfisher.com/fishbetter/leadercalc/ BEFORE you pull the trigger on a kit more knots on a leader = more vegetation its gonna pick up as it progresses down stream. i'd rather be fishing than pulling weeds off of multiple knots That leader calc program is awesome! I will be looking around that more this evening when I get home from work...
  12. How long did it take to get your order? I am going to be sending him a check in the next couple days... -Forrest
  13. So, I was wondering how many of you tie your own leaders? I am thinking about putting one of the Umpqua leader tying kits on my Christmas list. Do you find that making your own leaders gives you an advantage over buying them aside from the obvious cost savings? Thanks! -Forrest
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