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The Fly Tyer of the Year!

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#16 wilcara



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Posted 28 January 2005 - 12:31 AM

Well done Caleb!
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Posted 28 January 2005 - 02:06 AM

awesome fly! congratulations! maybe you can teach me a thing or two on tying. i wish mine would turn out that good. enjoy the bamboo rod, well deserved.

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 03:17 AM

congratulations and well done.
Fully deserved prizewinner.
Enjoy your rod

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 04:37 AM

Congrads CalebB
You do great work, and I voted for that fly also. thumbsup.gif
have fun with the prize.

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 05:23 AM

CalebD. Well deserved, fantastic job putting that entire fly together, especially the wings. headbang.gif

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 05:57 AM

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 06:20 AM


That is a stunning tie at any age! Congratulations!

Now you have to fish the pattern with your new rod!

Excellent contest SH!

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 07:18 AM

Caleb, PLEASE share your pattern with us. That is a beauiful fly! Congratulations again. Your fly is worthy of that beautiful rod OSD built.




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Posted 28 January 2005 - 07:44 AM

congratulations and its well deserved.... a young man with patience? geesh, obviously not related to me, LOL. Keep up the good work and enjoy the prizes!

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 07:51 AM

Congratulations and hope you enjoy your new rod thumbup.gif

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 08:01 AM

Caleb, congratulations, beautiful fly, and I just love the wings. Enjoy your rod.


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Posted 28 January 2005 - 08:36 AM


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Posted 28 January 2005 - 08:43 AM

I voted for that one as well, I loved how the feathers looked almost like real mayfly wings. If your 15 I think I'm going to go hide... ph34r.gif

Great job.
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Posted 28 January 2005 - 09:40 AM

QUOTE (calebB @ Jan 27 2005, 10:35 PM)
rolleyes.gif WOW. I just passed out!! I am extremely humbled, this is something. Don't know quite what to say. Thanks you all for all the votes. Congratulations to all the other winners for an amazing contest; especially plumbob. He has been my mentor and helped work out alot of my tying problems.
Thanks to all again!

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Congratulations on your superb work! In some circles you now qualify to be labelled a "Master Tyer."

Oh, BTW - in order to claim your contest prize, we just altered the rules- we want a certified copy of your Birth Certificate as proof you're only 15 and not some ringer who's planning to clean our collective clocks every year! wink.gif

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Again, Congratulations. You and your mentor deserve recognition. clapping.gif

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Posted 28 January 2005 - 11:13 AM

All I can say is WOW. That dry fly is something special. It takes great skill to produce a fly of that quality and proportion. Only 15 huh? Can't wait to see your flies in a few years time...they will be mind blowing. Keep up the amazing work as our hobby is heavenly. So great to see a young person so dedicated and skillful. I am almost speechless. Hopefully next year we will be honoured to have you participate in the Irish Open Flytying Championships. MInd you it's not too late for this years contest. Check our site at www.flytying.sitestogo.biz Lots of trout categories and your 4 best flies count for the overall prize of a top of the line SAGE rod from the Launch Series.

Congratulations once again on such a fantastic achievement .

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