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Member Since 30 Apr 2017
Offline Last Active Feb 17 2019 02:05 PM

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In Topic: What one fly?

17 February 2019 - 07:49 AM

I'd also offer up a Bead Head Soft Hackle Pheasant Tail.  I'd like to spend a year just throwing this fly and see what happens.

In Topic: Fly fishing books are expensive

17 February 2019 - 07:46 AM

"The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read".... Mark Twain.  This might be one of the best quotes I've seen in ages.  So true.

In Topic: Fly fishing books are expensive

25 January 2019 - 07:21 PM

Not to be a smart ass but who needs books when you have YouTube
I dont even know how you could sell a book in this day and age


I love the topic of books, and this in no way is an attack on you, Mike.  I'd certainly agree with you that if I was wanting to learn to tie a fly pattern, YouTube would probably be much easier and thorough.  I can only speak for myself, and I am certainly biased as I wrote and am currently selling a fly fishing guidebook, but I just like to be able to hold the information that I'm studying in my hand.  I love the idea and feel of a good book.  I like the permanence of a book, versus the here and gone nature of a website.   I love the way books look on the bookshelf.  I'm at my computer a lot during the day and I don't like getting my fly fishing info from the computer.  I guess I just find it a lot more comfortable to sit back next to a roaring fire with a good glass of wine and dig into a well-written fly fishing book.  I think many of us thought that with the internet age in full-force, books and magazines would die a slow death, and some have, but all in all I think the book industry is doing quite well.  Judging from the number of books I've been blessed to sell, there are a lot of folks that must agree with me.  Doug

In Topic: Howdy from Kansas City.

19 January 2019 - 07:55 AM

Good to see Kansas City get some props.  I grew up in Shawnee (folks and brother still live there), but saw the light and moved to Colorado's Gunnison Valley about 18 years ago.  While I miss whitetails, bbq, and the Chiefs, I think I made a great choice.  Welcome from Colorado.

In Topic: Instagram

17 January 2019 - 08:35 PM

Love everything about Wes Studi (especially his role as Magua in The Last of the Mohicans.)  Dude has lived a pretty amazing life.