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#1 Mainiac

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:07 AM

Last night I dug into an old tackle box of mine. I hadn't opened it in maybe fifteen years. What I found surprised me.Almost four dozen trolling streamers.Some are tandem and some are tied on 8x long streamer hooks.Seeing these old ties of mine brought back a flood of good memories.Time spent on Sebago,Winni,Rangeley lake,Moosehead and Thompson to name a few.These are all tried and true patterns. Some are a little shop worn but all are servicable.
My question is; is there anybody out there ,who does not tie,and does a lot of trolling,who would like these flies ? I'll give them to whoever needs them as I haven't trolled in years and I don't plan to ever again.Its a shame to let these flies go unused.
I'd prefer to give them to a fisherman new to the fine art of salmon trolling. It'll give them an edge to use proven flies.So who's interested ?
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:32 AM

Can you post a photo or two of them?

I for one would just like to see them.

I don't have a canoe, and the last time I was in one..
Well, thinking back now I will just leave it at that.

So trolling in a canoe for me is out of the question.
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:41 AM

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:44 AM

I've got an entire flambeau box (the old three-tier baby-puke beige) filled with single and tandem (some tandem with treble rear hook) of my grandfather's trolling streamers kicking around. I look inside and all I can think of is all that time wasted putting around the lake, bugging the sh!t out of the old man to just stop and let me cast SOMETHING.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:48 AM

I would love to have a few of them. I will be trolling Sebago and Rangeley Lakes this spring with my kids (age 6 and 8). They will have new fly rods/reels to try out this spring and I would love to give them a few flies also. (Also cant wait to see their faces while and after catching their first salmon on a fly rod.)

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:54 AM

They're yours Bridog. I hope they give you and your kids all the enjoyment they gave me.E-mail me your address and I'll send them to you. :)
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:57 AM

Wow.. I was expecting a "few".

I have never seen some of those patterns.

Thanks for posting the photo.

Enjoyed it.


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Also very nice of you to give them to Bridog and his kids.
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:58 AM

Mal: If you are willing to split them up and provide them to more than one person I would love to have a few of them myself. I plan on taking my grandson lake fishing this year in the Rangeley area. Thanks. :D
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 11:03 AM

A.K. i'm something of a rebel. I don't really like tying "classic" patterns,never have. I like to experiment with my tying to see what might work.Even the classics I tie have modifications to them.Example: when tying a Joe's Smelt I generally tie them with purple bucktail and gold mylar tubing vs. the original with green bucktail and silver mylar tubing.Trial and error has proven this variance to be a killer on Sebago and Moosehead. :)
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 11:06 AM

Sorry mac I already promised them. :( However I can be persuaded to tie some up for you(I'm bored stupid) if you can get me some materials. ;) :)
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 11:42 AM

Mainiac,

PM sent with address.

My kids and I thank you for the Streamers. I will post photos of the kids enjoying them for all to enjoy.

Hopefully a couple of salmon photos too!

Thanks again.

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Posted 02 March 2010 - 11:52 AM

Mainiac,

PM sent with address.

My kids and I thank you for the Streamers. I will post photos of the kids enjoying them for all to enjoy.

Hopefully a couple of salmon photos too!

Thanks again.

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Sure is alot of flies.

You will most like have hours of good fishing with them.

Someone else also expressed interest in them also, however,
Mainiac already promised them ALL to you.

Sure is a lot of flies.

I am fairly new to this board, if it was me I'd ask Maniac to splt
them between you two or wait for someone else to ask and even a
third or a quarter of those flies would be a welcome pleasure for
a group of them member's.

But thats just me and I am new here.
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 03:39 PM

Hey mac,
You're in luck. I just opened one of my fathers old taclke boxes and found anothe twenty some odd trolling streamers that I tied years ago. :lol: Send me your address ! Too funny! :lol:
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 04:43 PM

Hey mac,
You're in luck. I just opened one of my fathers old taclke boxes and found anothe twenty some odd trolling streamers that I tied years ago. :lol: Send me your address ! Too funny! :lol:

Thanks a lot Mal. really appreciate this. I just PM'd you my address. Still looking forward to meeting you at the Expo next month though. :lol: :lol:
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Posted 02 March 2010 - 10:56 PM

I don't have a canoe, and the last time I was in one..
Well, thinking back now I will just leave it at that.


I have a hunch that your last canoe outing was on par with mine :(


Mal - really nice. Hope those kids enjoy them
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 08:06 AM

AK you can troll streamers behind a boat also.Matter of fact,three feet behind the prop wash will almost always bring a salmon to hand.
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:01 AM

Dang....I would have liked that bushy green Nine Three looking thing at the top of the second column from the right.

Was that a straight ahead Nine Three...or was there anything "special" in the tie? I was interested in that one overdressed one.....
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:10 AM

cap thats a regular 9/3 just the feathers are a little used.They're curling a bit but will straighten when wet. :)
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:18 AM

I have a hunch that your last canoe outing was on par with mine :(


Whats with the frown at the end? If you saw my escapade with a
canoe you would still be laughing your head off!
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Posted 03 March 2010 - 09:42 AM

Mainica you are a super person I just join this sight and I get to see this generosity. great looking streamers I been tying for 30 years and have always given plenty away stream side, lake or surf. And many like you change the pattern to my liking of colors. Hope to meet you someday stream or ocean like I said the other day WHAT A GREAT SIGHT AND GREAT NEW FISHING FRIENDS




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