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Flat Rock native

Member Since 12 Nov 2013
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In Topic: Best Beginner Fly Tying Book

18 May 2017 - 02:24 PM

Check out forum members, and friends, Al &Gretchen Beatty's recent e-books. Textbook quality instructions with electro convenience, at low costs, free to Amazon prime members.. Very good resources for new and seasoned tyers...

In Topic: "Semper Fly"

16 May 2017 - 02:26 PM

Nice tribute to the Corps. If you were in thank you for your service.


In Topic: Butte Ugly Swap-Register here-Open Feb 16

14 May 2017 - 08:44 PM

yes, lot of extra stuff....

In Topic: Koi Fly Recommendations

09 May 2017 - 03:48 PM

My Dad worked trains pulled by an E-4 Hudson, like your avatar, FRn.  At least, as long as it was in service.

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Having difficulties with avatars....

but here is my rendering of Union Pacific 7002. The Omaha shops did two knockoffs of the Hudson steamers. This engine and 2906. Both are ALCO builds. 2906 ran from Omaha (Council Bluffs) to Cheyenne and 7002 did the stretch from Cheyenne to Ogden. My grandfather operated both at the North Platte Roundhouse mostly the 2906. These were the only "shrouded" steam locomotives that Union Pacific had running, mostly as reserve power used when the normal diesel Streamliner units (900 series) were in for repairs, etc. The paint jobs on these two are unusual as other steam engines were black-gray and the Diesels were Armour Yellow and Red.

In Topic: Koi Fly Recommendations

08 May 2017 - 07:03 PM

Uh, do not do this (koi fishing) in a hotel lobby, even in Bozeman, MT.  Otherwise, pellet flies ;)