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#31 harleyhunter

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 05:00 AM

Those were some good times!!!
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Posted 01 December 2017 - 10:20 AM

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 04:45 PM

I remember the old FTOY contests. I never entered but used to love going trough the various categories and voting on my favorites. Didnt the winner win a medal or something like that?

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 05:18 PM

Yeah a few of the years at the start I think I remember Will having some actual medals made for the winners. Can't remember all the other prizes but I know we use to give away some other things as well. I think Stockard gave some gift certificates too back when they were a sponsor.


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Posted 01 December 2017 - 05:27 PM

yeah, there was a lot going on back then. Some good, fun 'arguments' in The Lodge, too.  I remember one went on for like 20 some pages.  What's Will up to nowadays?



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Posted 01 December 2017 - 05:27 PM

wasnt there a bamboo rod given out to the fly tyer of the year??

 

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#37 harleyhunter

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 05:45 PM

I remember there was hats, shirts, bamboo rods, medals, gift certificates, etc. The forum also had a sister site just for fly fishing. That also was a fun site to learn and share on. I learned almost everything I knew back then from those two forums.
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Posted 01 December 2017 - 08:50 PM

I almost forgot about the rods. I think Chris did a bamboo one or two years, forgot I did a rod one or two years as well. The sister site TFF was fun. Facebook pretty much killed that site off like it has others over the years.


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Posted 01 December 2017 - 10:19 PM

Whatever happened to Big Daddy Hub? He was a cool dude

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 10:55 PM

I still talk to Chris (Hubbard) on facebook. Believe it or not he actually settled down and got married some years ago and has kids now. I know he was a jail guard for about 10 yrs but I think he stopped doing that about 4 yrs ago. I think family life slowed down his tying & fishing a bit but he still gets out and fishes with his wife and Son so he's doing good.


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Posted 01 December 2017 - 11:47 PM

Yeah a few of the years at the start I think I remember Will having some actual medals made for the winners. Can't remember all the other prizes but I know we use to give away some other things as well. I think Stockard gave some gift certificates too back when they were a sponsor.

 

Perhaps my memory is off.  But I believe medals were given out the last year the contests were held and Pat Cohen led the field that year.



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Posted 02 December 2017 - 12:06 AM

No, your memory is good.  He was smalliestalker here.

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Posted 02 December 2017 - 09:17 AM

I still talk to Chris (Hubbard) on facebook. Believe it or not he actually settled down and got married some years ago and has kids now. I know he was a jail guard for about 10 yrs but I think he stopped doing that about 4 yrs ago. I think family life slowed down his tying & fishing a bit but he still gets out and fishes with his wife and Son so he's doing good.


Good to hear, I remember him being a guard and wasnt he doing something crazy like cell extractions? Its funny how everything changes when you become a family man. Its a great change though even if it cuts into the fishing time

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 07:37 PM

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