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    Here's some pics of some of my flies that have seen a fair amount of action.

    Maybe some other forumers want to post pics of flies that have been chomped by tigers, snoek and the like.
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    seen better days haha!
    "I see the fly float gently down out of the air and land on target. For less than an instant I think, how can this be? Did I actually do that? But there is no time to contemplate philosophy or magic or the rewards of hard work. A trout is on the move..." - Ed Engle, Fishing Small Flies

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad Botes View Post
    Here's some pics of some of my flies that have seen a fair amount of action.

    Maybe some other forumers want to post pics of flies that have been chomped by tigers, snoek and the like.
    The Fallen flies.........we shall remember them,
    to para phrase Theodore o'hara

    The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
    The flies that fish no longer chew;
    No more on Life's streams shall meet
    The brave and fallen few.
    On Fame's eternal fishing ground
    Their silent hackles spread,
    And glory guards, with solemn round
    The fly box Bivouac of the dead.

    Theodore O'Hara, The Bivouac of the Dead
    Last edited by nicholas; 20-10-09 at 09:41 AM.
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    One times cape snoek, in its chops!
    SnoekTrip4ed.jpgSnoekTrip6.jpg
    Around the steel no tortur'd worm shall twine, No blood of living insect stain my line;
    Let me, less cruel, cast feather'd hook, With pliant rod athwart the pebbled brook,
    Silent along the mazy margin stray, And with fur-wrought fly delude the prey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conrad Botes View Post
    Here's some pics of some of my flies that have seen a fair amount of action.

    Maybe some other forumers want to post pics of flies that have been chomped by tigers, snoek and the like.
    The one on the left, looks like the remnants of something, left on the table after a wedding reception....you know, that thing that looks like it was once a part of the decor, but after the party, it is unidentifiable.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FishWhisperer View Post
    One times cape snoek, in its chops!
    SnoekTrip4ed.jpgSnoekTrip6.jpg

    In Conrad case it was 40 leeries in short order.
    Brother you should retire that fly in an honourable way - just to remind you of that few freaky fishfilled hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholas View Post
    The Fallen flies.........we shall remember them,
    to para phrase Theodore o'hara

    The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
    The flies that fish no longer chew;
    No more on Life's streams shall meet
    The brave and fallen few.
    On Fame's eternal fishing ground
    Their silent hackles spread,
    And glory guards, with solemn round
    The fly box Bivouac of the dead.

    Theodore O'Hara, The Bivouac of the Dead

    Brilliant!!!!
    Jan L. KorrŻbel
    Nottingham Road Village

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    After a couple of fish



    One fish later



    Greenspot Slayer

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    Shad Foxterrier

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    Quote Originally Posted by HolyGT View Post

    Shad Foxterrier

    Awesome stuff. That litle hard popper looks like it's seen a fair amount of shag dentures

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