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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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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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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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Clouser Flies – Benefiting Project Healing Waters

December 12th, 2008 · No Comments

The guys at FFOTW did it again. A fly swap benefiting Project Healing Waters.  This one was hosted by John LeJeune, who showed his dedication by smoking a whole box of cigars: recycling the box into a good looking presentation box.
Head over to eBay and bid early, bid often, and bid high. Bid like you [...]

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One Handed Whip Finish

December 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Carl Smolka demonstrates a single hand whip finish technique that was developed for a fly tying class at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Fly tying – one handed whip finish technique from Carl Smolka on Vimeo.
A tip of the hat to you, Carl.

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Just got back from Kuwait…

November 18th, 2008 · No Comments

“Tony Spinello, an Army soldier from Fort Carson, waded knee-deep as he continuously cast the line.
“‘I just got back from Kuwait,’ he said. ‘I haven’t been able to really relax yet.’
“However, standing in the flowing river, he said he was finally calm.”
So writes Sarah Bultema of the Loveland (CO) Reporter-Herald. Her excellent story tells us [...]

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Fly fishing for veterans

October 10th, 2008 · No Comments

The good folks at Fly Fishing on the Web will be starting a charity auction benefiting Project Healing Waters. The board members donated an extra fly each during a recent swap (soft hackles). FFOTW will be selling the dozen flies on eBay, and donating the proceeds to Project Healing Waters.
Way to go guys!

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