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Old 02-28-2009, 05:53 PM
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Bear's Den Show

Another highlight to the winter months. Great to see all the Forum folks about: Flydoc, Guernsey, Adrian, Fred A, Fish Hawk, Craig, Juro, Slinger, Sean J, Pete, PEC, Warren, etc etc...big turnout for a nice day. A wide array of tiers and talks and plently of rods to wiggle and reels to spin. The informal lunch we had at the bar was great as well....and Skok and I created a secret fly totally inappropriate for the flats that did not use flash blend which seems to be the material of the year :-)
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Old 03-01-2009, 05:35 AM
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Basser is right on, nice show and a great way to get out of the house & thinking about fishing again. It was good to see all the boys again. We BSed some and over lunch, the Forum Navy made tentative plans to assault an estuary near you or drink scotch, maybe even both!
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:05 AM
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Great to see old fishing mates. I missed seeing Slinger. Spent most of the day BSing.We had a guest appearance of Chris from Maine. The lunch was where all the plans of the new season was hatched. I'm the first to get a look at Basser's new secret fly. Good to chat with Adrian , Paul C., Warren, Sean Juan, Craig, Fred A Mark, and Frank F. Ran into old friends like Bob Ford ect. and who can forget Paxton and his son along with the Flydoc and the Penguin.

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Old 03-01-2009, 09:09 AM
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I love what Scott is doing... kudos man the show rocks. My only regret is that I did not take rods outside to cast away the winter cobwebs.
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:35 AM
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Great time as usual and nice to see old friends and only suggestion for next year is that we all attend the show wearing polarized glasses, waders and hats.....there were many that I didn't recognize in their civies apologies to Warren....had to look twice to make sure that was indeed Craig.....thank God Adrian was talking....that one was easy
Of course alternatively, we can wear photos of ourselves in full regallia on our chests.
Loved observing the fly tiers...always learn something new.
Many thanks to Bear's Den for breaking up the winter in a great way.
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:54 AM
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Great show as usual. I'm with Pax, I have trouble recognizing people without the hat. The Cuban sandwich was great but the 2 Bass Ale's had me a bit drowsy so I missed the Mills presentation, which I was looking forward to. As always it was great to see everyone...that I recognized.
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:24 AM
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Mill's talk was awesome. Really nice of him to share all those years of experience with a bunch of guys from the north. Only problem is my urge to get a after the silver just got worse.

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Sorry I missed it, just got back from Florida today.
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Old 03-01-2009, 04:04 PM
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Sorry I missed the early birds but it was a great show and nice to meet up with so many folks. Dave Nelson was tying up some really nice stuff and found he he has a restaurant about an hours drive from us

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It was nice to see the usual suspects. Although, I have to admit I didn't recognize Craig at first but, I recognized his voice. Maybe we should wear numbers and carry a program....Adrian was too easy to recognize by voice, Fishhawk, Warren and Penguin were easy. After seeing Flydoc at last year's show without a hat, it was easy to identify him this year. It was a fun time to see everybody.

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Old 03-02-2009, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by FredA
The Cuban sandwich was great but the 2 Bass Ale's had me a bit drowsy....
As most of you may have noticed, the 2 Bass Ale's knocked me right out- I spent the two hours after lunch snoozing on one of the couches. By that time it was 4 PM, and I decided to call it a day after paying my respects to Paul C. Good to see the group again after the long, cold winter months. More lousy weather today Looking forward to my trip to FL at the end of the month- to hang with the parents and get in some kayak fishing on Sarasota Bay- will hopefully hook into a nice redfish this time.
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