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Forum: Fly Tying Yesterday, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By Swimmer
Or...the nymph formerly known as Prince! ...

Or...the nymph formerly known as Prince!
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Forum: Fly Tying 08-06-18, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 141
Posted By Swimmer
Very nice! Tell her you'll pay her 10cents per...

Very nice! Tell her you'll pay her 10cents per fly since you're providing the materials. Gives her further motivation and she learns about capitalism at the same time! :)
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 07-29-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 816
Posted By Swimmer
I told my wife to have me cremated and give the...

I told my wife to have me cremated and give the ashes to Frank so he can throw me back in the Amicalola. I cheated death there once already and feel that's where I was intended to rest forever. On...
Forum: Events & Happenings 07-15-18, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,119
Posted By Swimmer
I would like to thank the more than 50 awesome...

I would like to thank the more than 50 awesome volunteers from four different TU Chapters who showed up at Lovinggood Creek yesterday (July 14th) to help restore this beautiful little stream and to...
Forum: Ask the Experts 07-12-18, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 393
Posted By Swimmer
T....thanks for the "heads up" about your...

T....thanks for the "heads up" about your presentation on 8/7 to our TU Chapter in Dahlonega.

If my NGTO fellows are interested. I'll post the specifics for that meeting as we get a little closer...
Forum: North Georgia Rivers--Trout Reports 06-12-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,142
Posted By Swimmer
I grew up in Northern Iowa. From the time I was...

I grew up in Northern Iowa. From the time I was 10 years old (in 1954) my dad would throw me and our fishing gear into our 1950 Chevy and drive up to Mille Lacs lake in Minnesota to meet his buddies...
Forum: Off-topic Discussion 05-20-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 809
Posted By Swimmer
I even had to acquire a "Square" credit card...

I even had to acquire a "Square" credit card reader for my cell phone because so many of our TU members didn't carry any cash for our raffles and dinners. Once I got the hang of it...it worked out...
Forum: Fish Tales! 05-12-18, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 247
Posted By Swimmer
Well said! Couldn't agree more. Sent from my...

Well said! Couldn't agree more.

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Forum: Beyond Georgia 05-12-18, 11:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By Swimmer
We enjoyed meeting you also, Hillis. It was good...

We enjoyed meeting you also, Hillis. It was good putting a face to a name and Peter said that you are much younger than we expected! And... FIRE'S CREEK is hardly a secret stream. 🙄

Sent from my...
Forum: Swap Shop 05-07-18, 12:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 205
Posted By Swimmer
William Joseph Chest Pack

I'm looking for a new or used William Joseph Confluence Chest Pack and am willing to pay a fair price if you have one. My old one is on its deathbed and I want to stay with this specific pack.
Forum: General Information 04-17-18, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 755
Posted By Swimmer
Congratulations to Jimmy and the staff at Unicoi...

Congratulations to Jimmy and the staff at Unicoi Outfitters. First class operation and a first class staff. We're not surprised in the least and it's reassuring that Orvis recognizes it also!
...
Forum: Ask the Experts 04-13-18, 07:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 582
Posted By Swimmer
I've been casting right and reeling right for 64+...

I've been casting right and reeling right for 64+ years now. When I started fly fishing, there were no left hand wind reels unless you special ordered them. That was only for rich folks according to...
Forum: Gear and Equipment 04-10-18, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By Swimmer
Thanks for the info. I just ordered a 9' 5wt for...

Thanks for the info. I just ordered a 9' 5wt for one of our new fly fisher members. This is a great entry level price for someone to "test the waters" and make sure that they want to stick with fly...
Forum: North Georgia Rivers--Trout Reports 04-03-18, 01:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 16,383
Posted By Swimmer
VERY nice. Can I have that cabin when you're done...

VERY nice. Can I have that cabin when you're done with it? 😊

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Forum: General Information 03-30-18, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 530
Posted By Swimmer
Here's one of the first trout I ever caught on a...

Here's one of the first trout I ever caught on a fly rod.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180330/686858df15b584ddf0ee7b3db377171f.jpg

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Forum: Chattahoochee River 03-27-18, 11:25 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 13,552
Posted By Swimmer
Beautiful water and gorgeous fish. Loved that...

Beautiful water and gorgeous fish. Loved that video, Prowler. I tried that GoPro mount on a ball cap and it kept falling in the water. You must have it stapled on. :)
Forum: Gear and Equipment 03-19-18, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Swimmer
Check out "Stream Trekkers" online. I wear them...

Check out "Stream Trekkers" online. I wear them over vibram soles and also felt soles. The only potential problem with felt soles is they're not allowed in several states out west including...
Forum: Ask the Experts 03-17-18, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,137
Posted By Swimmer
I find that my most successful flies are the ones...

I find that my most successful flies are the ones that look like something you'd find under your bed if you haven't vacuumed in awhile. The pretty ones are for fly fishermen, not trout.
Forum: Gear and Equipment 03-17-18, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 804
Posted By Swimmer
Yup...the ole' man is right. All fly fishing...

Yup...the ole' man is right. All fly fishing reels were right hand wind (unless you had a custom order) up until the time that spinning rods/reels came to market. I received my first fly rod/reel...
Forum: Ask the Experts 03-09-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,188
Posted By Swimmer
I was fishing the Ami two years ago at this time...

I was fishing the Ami two years ago at this time and pushed my luck just a little bit with higher than normal flows. Long story short, I stepped in a hole next to the bank and one mile later was...
Forum: Events & Happenings 02-04-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,809
Posted By Swimmer
I was there on Friday with all of the other...

I was there on Friday with all of the other retired guys. Sorry that I missed you.

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Forum: Events & Happenings 02-02-18, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,557
Posted By Swimmer
It looked even better "live" and it was nice to...

It looked even better "live" and it was nice to put faces with names. AND I finally got my NGTO hat. (Neal)

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Forum: Chattahoochee River 01-31-18, 12:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Posted By Swimmer
Great read, Steve. My days of actually running,...

Great read, Steve. My days of actually running, or even hiking very far are sadly behind me. But that doesn't stop me from living vicariously through some great NGTO posts.

I AM still able to...
Forum: Gear and Equipment 01-29-18, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,281
Posted By Swimmer
On the really little stuff, I tie a length of...

On the really little stuff, I tie a length of tippet on the fly at home and then just double surgeon's knot the thing onto the leader at the river. And... you're not old. You're younger than my...
Forum: North Georgia Rivers--Trout Reports 01-16-18, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,368
Posted By Swimmer
The Goodwill Guides received a "Cease and Desist"...

The Goodwill Guides received a "Cease and Desist" letter from the Goodwill Organization. Bunch of ant-vets! They are now part of the "Operation Rivers to Recovery" organization. They are planning...
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