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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
  14. The only two words a man needs to know for a successful marriage: "Yes, dear." -Forrest
  15. Guys, everyone's flies are here except Zach, who has gone MIA. As you all noticed last month you got a duplicate of one memeber's fly. That was done randomly. That is what I will be doing again this month. I will get these back out to you all on Monday. Yesterday my day was spent in downtown Chicago buying fancy tile for our backsplash. On a side note, I did get to go by a custom rod shop and get some tips and tricks on getting my first rod wrapped, a Lamiglas 7' 6" 4wt. Oh the winter projects have begun! -Forrest
  16. Thanks guys, I was thinking 1xl. -Forrest
  17. Does anyone have the recipe for Humphrey's Caddis Pupa? I have found pics on the Orvis site, but I need to know if it is tied on a 1x or 2x long hook... Thanks! -Forrest
  18. Easter, got yours Saturday. They will fish well! Eugward, thanks for the update. -Forrest
  19. I will be putting mine in the mail today. I have tied flies for Oct, Nov, and Dec. They will all be in one package, but will be separated by month. I will also include an envelope for each month. -Forrest
  20. I will put mine in the mail today. I was sent a stretchy blue rubber band type thing for my mystery material. I tied a small worm with this material. I took inspiration from the Green Weenie fly. I weighted it heavily so it would sink. -Forrest
  21. I will be putting mine in the mail today! -Forrest
  22. I would buy some superfine. Its designed to float. I use hares dubbing for wets. You can buy a combo box of superfine for pretty cheap and it has nost colors you need...
  23. I tied up some little mini worms with chain eyes. They work really well on gills and crappie. I hope you guys enjoy! I will get these in the mail either tomorrow or Monday. -Forrest
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