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A few weeks ago I was over on Bass Resource and a topic about fly fishing came up and the guy that started the thread wanted to know who fly fished and if they fly fished for species other than trout.  I put my 2 cents in and said I've only ever fly fished for trout but sometime when I have more time on my hands I wouldn't mind giving fly fishing for bass a try. The farm pond I fish in would work great for fly fishing, there are decent sized bass in it, and there aren't many trees around it that would get in the way of casting. I also have a nice St. Croix 7wt rod my mom left me when she passed away that would probably work ok for larger flies.  Well, a couple days later I get a message from the guy asking if I would give him my address and he would send me a few bass and pan fish flies to try out that he tied.  He said he was a retired, disabled veteran from Montana and he has a lot of time on his hands in the winter time and that's what he does to make that clock hands move.  So I gave him my info and asked if I could pay for shipping and he declined that offer.  He said he would send me a couple flies to try and they would get to me in a couple weeks since their USPS service up there still uses horses (*sic*).  Today I got a small box in the mail and when I opened it there were two fly boxes in it full of what is below.  Way beyond what I was expecting.  I guess there are still some really awesome people out there in the world.  All he asked in return was for some pictures of the fish I catch with them, which I'll absolutely hold that end of the bargain.

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-- Jim

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. -- Doug Larson

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I had that same thing happen with a member on this site. Found one of his baits on Bull Shoals, posted it here, and after talking to him, i received something like almost 40 baits he painted in the mail. True respect for guys like that. Still think about him every time i catch a fish on one of his baits. 

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                Yes great deal. Super folks still walk this planet. I love to tie flys and have gifted out many to friends. Some even are on OAF.  It will maybe give them a jump start in fly fishing future. It is a blessing to be able to share.

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Pogo

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BilletHead

    " One thing in life is for sure. If you are careful you can straddle the barbed wire fence but make one mistake and you will be hurting"

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  P.S. "May your fences be short or hope you have long legs"

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40 minutes ago, BilletHead said:

                Yes great deal. Super folks still walk this planet. I love to tie flys and have gifted out many to friends. Some even are on OAF.  It will maybe give them a jump start in fly fishing future. It is a blessing to be able to share.

I have been one of the very fortunate recipient of some @BilletHead specials. They do catch fish even when you throw them with spin gear :rolleyes:. Missed out last year catching some fish with his clousers with the fly rod. Thanks buddy you know I will try again this year. Hopefully with Livie catching :D.

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