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Entries from February 2009

Baghdad Bugger

February 9th, 2009 · No Comments

The Baghdad Anglers Club is looking for donations of flies and other equipment that work in the combat zone. One particular pattern is black woolly-buggers with bead chain eyes for weight.  Here are the flies that I am calling Baghdad Buggers.
Start with a 3x or 4x streamer hook, Dai-riki 710, size 6 is used here. [...]

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Tags: Fly Tying

Bid Early, Bid Often – Project Healing Waters

February 8th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Another FFOTW fly swap charity auction, benefiting Project Healing Waters.

A dozen steelhead flies, donated by the participants in the fly swap.   All proceeds will go to Project Healing Waters.
In response to the past swap donations, Ed Nicholson, President of PHWFF, wrote:
“I’m not sure how you do it, or who I should thank, but all of [...]

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East by Northeast

February 7th, 2009 · 1 Comment

A fly fishing film coming out soon, East by Northeast, by GreyGhost Productions. The trailer is fun.

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Tags: Fly Fishing · photography

Fly Tying Tip – Thread Control

February 6th, 2009 · No Comments

The listeners of the Fly Fishing on the Web podcasts have been suffering through some fly tying tips, voiced by yours truly. Since the tips exist in podcast format, I might as well feature them here also, so please indulge me. The first tip recorded was about thread control.
When we tie a fly, we put [...]

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My New Man Purse – William Joseph Amp Chest Pack

February 3rd, 2009 · 6 Comments

I bought a new toy, the William Joseph Amp Chest Pack. This pack is zipper-less, the 2 pockets are held closed by magnets. When researching this pack, I found very few photographs, so here you go:
No zippers ma. You open the pack by pulling on the loop in front. The magnets bring the pockets closed [...]

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Dig Deep – Support Baghdad Anglers Club

February 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

Alaska Fly Fishing Vacations have donated a week at the lodge on the Alagnak River to the Baghdad Anglers Club. The club decided to auction the week, and use the proceeds to benefit all of their by buying equipment for Iraq and Project Healing Waters.

Applause!
The week at the lodge is a little much for me, [...]

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