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PostPosted: April 23rd, 2011, 5:29 pm 
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Today with the less than pleasant weather I opted out of fishing and drove to Fairfield for my last visit to Fly Fishing Only.

I knew that the stock would be diminished but it was more of a good-by than a shopping spree. I did have one item in mind though. I was looking for some Australian possum dyed orange to tie up some Fran Betters Bombers. I didn't see any on his racks so I asked Mike what would work as a substitute. He asked what I was tying and when I told him he replied, "If you have a minute I'll run to my house and get you some. He said he had a sizable stash. Almost as fast as St. Nick himself Mike was back with the real deal. Fran Betters dyed possum. Now is that cool or what. A part of history and he was willing to share. Actually a part of history on two accounts Fran Betters and Mike and Linda.

Mike, A last note concerning the John Barr book. You said I would enjoy it. Now if I'd thumbed through it before leaving the shop I could have lightened your inventory on a couple of more items I saw that I could have used for patterns that caught my eye.

Good luck on your retirement and Thank You.

Ron R.

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The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of something that is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.

Sir John Buchan


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