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Mike Radencich

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Hello everyone!

 

I was finally convinced by my good friend John McLain to become a member of the forum.

 

I've been a Classic Salmon Fly tier now for 17 years and have a couple of books out there, currently working on my third (final?) book on the subject.

 

After all these years I finally went to the Somerset fly tying show in New Jersey a few weeks ago for the first time. I drove from my place up to John McLain's and from there we drove to Somerset. Thankfully, our friendship survided the long drive! For me it ended up being almost 3,000 miles in 7 days but it was well worth it. For any of you salmon fly tiers who have not yet been to the show I would strongly recommend it.

 

I may not be a very frequent visitor to the forum because I have so much else going on but I will check in from time to time.

 

Anyway, glad to be here and I wish you all a Happy Holiday Season!

 

Mike

 

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Alright! Glad to see you joined up. Got your first few books and have found them invaluable. I really look forward to seenig you around here and trying to convince you that a third book should not be the final one ;)

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Hello Mike and really happy to see come on this form. Welcome. I to have your great book and my wife and I take it out once in a while gust to marvel at your great work. Just beatifull. ED

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Hello Mike, nice to hear from you. I have not seen you or talked to you since our meeting many years ago in Bromley Vermont. You have come a long way since then, congrats and welcome. Bill Chandler

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Welcome Michael,

Its great to have you as part of the FTF and I would like to take this opportunity to say that I really enjoyed reading your books and of course look forward to seeing the latest script when its fresh from the printers.

 

All the best for the holiday season Michael

 

Mike.............................. B)

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Hi again!

 

Sorry it took so long to reply to all your messages - Holiday Season, you know! I do hope you all had a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, or just plain Happy Holidays. And Happy New Year to you all!

 

mnorton: That's okay! Hopefully the books will be around for awhile.

 

Flytyer-1: Thanks Stack! Same to you my friend. It was great seeing you at Somerset. Wish we could get together more often.

 

British Mike: Thank you so much, sir! I really appreciate that and it's great to be part of the community of salmon fly tiers. The third book should be out sometime in 2009 - still have a lot of work to do on it!

 

billtiesflies: Hi Bill! Yes, it has been a long haul since Vermont. Still remember that trip with fondness, especially after meeting such gentlemen as yourself. Thanks, sir!

 

edward 1: Thanks so much Edward, really appreciate the compliment! As I said above it's great to be part of such a dedicated group. Sorry it took me so long to join!

 

Redwings1: Thanks Redwings! To be honest, after this third one, heck I wouldn't know what else to write about on salmon flies. But when I said this to my publisher, she said "Well, we'll think of something". So, who knows??

 

Thanks to you all and it truly is great to be here. Don't ever hesitate to ask questions, seek advice, or just kibbitz. It's what I'm here for!

 

Sincerely,

 

Mike

 

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Glad to see you finally made it here. Now wander over to the Classic and Artistic forum and make yourself comfortable. :)

 

 

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Hi Mike....where to begin.....THANKX i spose is the best place. Thankx for all the time you put up with me and for answering every question i had in Montana in 2002. Thankx for pretty much the same thing when i took your class in Cleveland in 2003 (?) i think it was. Thankx for bringing the Missouri Turkey with you that time, for their auction, so i could win it. :D Thankx for both your books and the signitures. Thankx for the DVD's as well. But most importantly, thankx for being you. For your dedication to the endevor and for setting such a high standard. For being so understanding and forgiving. And for continuing to encourage. Your a Prince my man. Judy Lehmberg once told me.....something to this effect. Yeah, that boy has come a long way..... ;) Aint SHE the Best! mark..... B) btw, how's the ship building commin'?

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Hi, Mike!

 

Great to see you on the Forum! I hope to see you in the Classic and Artistic Salmon Fly Forum, and while you're in the neighborhood you might want to drop over to the Classic Streamer and Wet Fly Forum. We have some great-looking stuff there, too -- Bergman wets, Mary Orvis Marbury bass patterns, Carrie Stevens streamers, etc., etc.

 

All the best

John

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Mike,

 

Glad you're here, and I can see a great reason for you to return often; there's a massive buying public here who wants more of your knowledge. Sales can be a great incentive!

 

I've got your books and CDs. I'll buy whatever else you do, but I'll buy even faster if I see you posting here. We're all a bunch of online friends who grow to know and enjoy each other as the days and years pass.

 

More than that though, we enjoy each other's company and knowledge. It a nice place to come during or after a hectic day, and after all, we all have a lot to do.

 

Come back often; I want more of your knowledge!

 

Take care, Mike!

 

Ray

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Great to see you on FTF Mike, Looking forward to seeing your posts.

 

Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year's,

 

Best,

 

Damian.

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Thanks to all of your for your warm messages. What a great group!

 

Matt: Thanks Matt! I'll do so.

 

willowhead: Wow! Let's see... your welcome, your welcome, your welcome, your welcome, your welcome and your welcome. I think I covered them all! I don't mean to be flip, I REALLY appreciate your comments - I'm just a little overwhelmed. But, thanx! BTW I'm into my ninth year on the ship. Hull is complete, all masts and yards complete, now into the rigging phase. Yes, there is light at the end of the tunnel!

 

Dave Kline: Thanks Dave, hope yours is (was) too.

 

Isonychia: Thanks John! Yep, I'll be at the salmon section from time to time. I'll check out the other one as well.

 

Harold Ray: Thanks Ray! I hope to become a semi-regular poster on the forum. I say semi because I have so much on my plate these days. But, I will be here!

 

CapeBSalar: Thanks Damian! Hope you and yours had a great Holiday Season as well.

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