Gathering of the Clan

A Gathering of Fly Fishermen
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:14 pm 
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https://tforods.com/tfo-ambassador-joel ... KE7i9Q2KwU


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:30 pm 
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Thanks for the post. Glad to see Laine getting due credit.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:49 pm 
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That's great stuff, thanks for sharing it.

I'll share with others who will enjoy it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:24 am 
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Very good stuff. Proud to "know" the man, as much as one can by interacting on a BB like this.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:58 am 
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Way to go, Joel and Ed. And Joel, congratulations on making O-6.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:06 pm 
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That is just plain wonderful. Thanks to all!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:38 pm 
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No need to get carried away...it was just an obvious need that had to be filled and I got a big kick out of seeing how things eventually turned out. Joel was more than generous in naming me as the beggar and pusher that got the dozens of rods, reels and lines donated, received, repacked and shipped to Iraq. Joel was kind enough to mention my early efforts in getting the gear safely to "Saddam's Palace & Fish Ponds"
As an aside, one big shipment was sent from a tiny NC Post Office in the mountains....the postmaster helped me carry the boxes in....he had the two other employees help so that they too could then tell all about how they had helped to personally ship fishing rods to our troops in Iraq!
Just last year, the cashier in Costco saw my BAGHDAD FLY FISHERS ball cap and asked how he could get one.
I told him he could help create a fly fishing school for our troops in Iraq*.
Bux

* Colston Newton, another co-founder, had the hats made for us.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:45 am 
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Good to see Edward getting some due. I would have posted earlier, but I was in SW Colorado and NM last week.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:15 pm 
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As the blog post by Rick indicated, I attended two shows this month in support of TFO. In Doswell, VA I had something happen that I want to share with this group. I'll write about it for my blog later, but I know y'all will appreciate this.
Rick and thusly TFO is a big supporter of PHWFF. One of the Soldiers who worked with he Quantico Program was steered to Rick looking for some help for a Marine stationed in the Middle-East. Seems this poor lad found himself in Bahrain. Rick told him that while he was aware of fish in Bahrain, he knew just the guy and proceeded to track me down and link me up with the fella who drug along the Marine that just happened to be TDY to VA from Bahrain. Kinda like Casablanca, of all the shows in all the world, this guy walked into the one I was at. He was stunned to find out how much fishing there was and that one of my favorite spots was about a mile from his home. Rick watched the whole exchange with a huge smile on his face. One more service member's deployment just got a little better because of the efforts this group undertook in supporting me in Iraq. Almost 15 years later and it still makes a difference. Without you, I'd have never become involved with TFO, and without TFO I likely would not have pursued as many opportunities as I have. The little things do add up.

Thank you one and all!


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