Don, have a great time on the cruise. You're talking my 2 passions in fly 
fishing and cooking. Perhaps we will see you at Sowbug 2010 or we can just 
bring you to Kansas. Lawrence is a pretty cool town.


--- On Wed, 2/11/09, DonO <f...@tribcsp.com> wrote:

> From: DonO <f...@tribcsp.com>
> Subject: [VFB] Re: Test - any buddy out there?- reply 1 thru 12
> To: vfb-mail@googlegroups.com
> Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 8:44 PM
> Jeff,
> Sheese... I've only had 3 months off- whutzamatter? 
> Unfortunately, my wife
> booked a cruise last year, and it happend to fall on the
> Sowbug weekend.  So
> I won't be making it this year again.  I was looking
> forward to going, too.
> Live rope-dubbing tutoring works best, but the DVD should
> be very close to
> actually being there.
> I'm not real jazzed about a cruise, either, as it's
> too far down to the
> water to flyfish. We do hold up in the Bahamas for a few
> days, so I am
> bringing a 5wt fly rod and some flats-flies.
> Twelve days on the ocean- hmmm.  I am definitely this time
> bringing my Cajun
> spices, Indian curry spices, and BBQ sauce, and they are
> going to let me
> cook in their kitchen, or else I'll cook on the deck. 
> Their food is OK, but
> oh so bland.  Last cruise, I loaded up on Jamacan jerk and
> curry when I was
> on St. Thomas.  Found a small deli downtown, and will look
> for it again.
> DonO
> 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Jeff Frye" <bighawk...@yahoo.com>
> To: <vfb-mail@googlegroups.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 11, 2009 3:06 PM
> Subject: [VFB] Re: Test - any buddy out there?- reply 1
> thru 12
> 
> 
> 
> Are you filling some of that embarrassing free time with a
> Sowbug visit?
> I've got some Kansas boys that want a live rope-dub
> lesson and probably
> would benefit from a mouse show.
> 
> 
> --- On Wed, 2/11/09, DonO <f...@tribcsp.com> wrote:
> 
> > From: DonO <f...@tribcsp.com>
> > Subject: [VFB] Re: Test - any buddy out there?- reply
> 1 thru 12
> > To: vfb-mail@googlegroups.com
> > Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 2:49 PM
> > MeddelandeSo OK, what do we need to liven up the
> ol'
> > list one more time?
> > I'm not as busy right now as I have been-
> that's
> > for sure.
> > Got home from Moab and had a million things to catch
> up on,
> > then left for 3 weeks. Now I'm back for awhile
> ('til
> > mid-March anyway).
> >
> > Swaps are always good.
> >
> > 1. If someone wants to host a materials swap, it's
> time
> > for spring cleaning for me again.  I bought a whole
> male
> > peacock hide at the Denver Furimski show- tail, wings,
> body,
> > crest, everything.  It's the blue-neck variety, so
> I
> > have lots if irredescent blue neck fan feathers (good
> for
> > rope-dubbing), the tan/green fans, & lots of eyes.
>  The
> > tail had turned 50% brassy-colored, so I won't
> have to
> > sun them to get them to change.  (Brassed-out peacock
> is
> > great for nymphs).  I'd be willing to send in some
> neat
> > feathers if a swapmeister wants to divvy them up with
> the
> > participants.  I'd also put in some cherry-picks
> for the
> > swapmeister's efforts.
> >
> > 2. Got the video-taping done on Monday for my 1st DVD-
> > "Rope-Dubbing with DonO".  Had a
> professional TV
> > cameraman (a friend) come in to do the taping with
> > professional equipment (for a 'friendly $fee'-
> LOL).
> >  He'll also do the editing, so I'm looking
> forwards
> > to seeing what we did so far.  We taped for about 6
> hours to
> > get it all done, and I macro-photographed flies for
> about 4
> > hours yesterday for the inserts.  It will be about one
> hour
> > in HD format, so I'll have as many materials
> > demonstrated as the space will allow, and lots of
> overlaid
> > photos to help.  Although a lot of patterns are shown,
> > it's really a technique video, the basics and
> > sub-techniques of the rope-dub applied to many
> materials.
> > I've decided to put the price at $29.95 to VFBers
> and
> > $39.95 for the public (I was told by some that it
> should be
> > $99.95 for as much stuff as it has), but I don't
> want to
> > have them pirated because the price is high.  The
> cameraman
> > knows how to copy-protect the DVD (latest stuff,
> anyway), so
> > copying should be minimal.  The two Denver shows
> finally
> > motivated me to 'git 'r dun', as I had
> many
> > requests for a DVD as I was demonstrating (I could
> have sold
> > 50 of them easy at each show).  We still have the
> up-front
> > fishing segment, the foreward, and the ending with
> links and
> > credits to finish, so I'm thinking about May the
> > production and copying should be complete and ready
> for
> > sales.  The video will be HQ and professionally done,
> with
> > about a year's worth of techniques to master- well
> worth
> > $30/$40.  To start, the main source for the DVDs will
> be my
> > website and the fly-shows.
> >
> > 3. Once the rope-dub video has been out a couple of
> months,
> > I'll host another rope-dub swap with those VFBers
> who
> > bought DVDs.  We'll all pick different materials
> and
> > submit the practiced efforts.  Like before, 1st place
> will
> > get a 14/0 Fantasy Fly Monster-Muddler (Nick won it). 
> And
> > this time,  2nd place will get a show-mouse and 3rd
> will get
> > a Whiting grade 1 dry-fly neck.  Everyone will win as
> > they'll have samples of many types of dubbing and
> what
> > they look like rope-dubbed.  Extra points will be
> awarded to
> > those who submit different tying-styles of one type of
> > dubbing.
> >
> > 4. Once we get the 'buggs' worked out for
> doing
> > videos, I'll do the mouse video, then an advanced
> > rope-dubbing video.  Then on the to-do list is
> Fly-flex
> > (Flex-o), McFlyfoam, salt-water streamers,
> Awesome-hair, and
> > an archive video of the Baits Motel routine.  I still
> prefer
> > tying and fishing over media-work, but I have some
> > long-range goals in mind for doing the videos.
> >
> > 5. BTW, I found a great dubbing inside of one of the
> > dog's stuffed animal toys (which she happily
> ripped out
> > for me).  It's a shiny white very-fluffly
> synthetic
> > fiber that sets up like a pillow.  It rope-dubs
> perfectly
> > and gives all of the different looks (awesome
> one-material
> > mysis shrimp).  I have to dye some now and see how it
> takes
> > the colors.  This stuff would never respond to a
> > conventional dubbing technique- even worse than
> ice-dub.
> > Hmmm...I wonder what's in the other stuffed
> toys...and
> > in my wife's stuffed animals...and those
> sofa-pillows...
> > hmmmmm...... (Dr. D gets me in trouble again)
> >
> > 6. Saw an article in a recent fly-mag about mako-shark
> > flyfishing out of SanDiego.  Looked like a ton of fun
> and a
> > work-out for my #5 Abel and 17wt Cam Seigler saltwater
> rod
> > (and me too).  Gotta go do that just once at least.
> They run
> > up to 600lb, but they only cast to 200lb ones or less.
> >
> > 7. Planning a trip to Loreto, Baja this fall (hoping
> to get
> > the proper slot), once again for dorado, sailfish, and
> > striped marlin.  The wife says she'll give it a
> try.
> > Maybe with the sluggish economy there will be better
> > pickings.
> >
> > 8.  Thanks and Kudos to JimmyD.  Can always count on
> him
> > for something to read on the vfb list.
> >
> > 9. Once I get the canoe outfitted for flyfishing,
> I'll
> > post some photos.  Any suggestions?
> > (15' Gruman aluminum square-stern sports-canoe
> with
> > outriggers)
> >
> > 10.  Just sent another 'goody-box' to a
> lister, and
> > another one is well underway.  Is there anyone out
> there who
> > wants various fly materials in small amounts and hooks
> (that
> > need to be stripped or finished and fished) to work
> with?
> > (free, of course)  It's all good materials- the
> extra
> > stuff that I don't put back where I got it from
> when
> > I'm done with it, and demo-fly samples from the
> shows.
> > Would prefer to send it to a beginner starting out
> that
> > needs experience with different materials and hooks to
> tie.
> > 1st come-1st served.
> >
> > 11.  Anyone with a CCW permit, please contact me
> off-list.
> > Thanks.  Have some questions.
> >
> > 12.  Any comments?
> >
> > DonO
> >   ----- Original Message ----- 
> >   From: Niclas Runarsson
> >   To: vfb-mail@googlegroups.com
> >   Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 1:01 PM
> >   Subject: [VFB] Test - any body out there
> >
> >
> >   I don't really feel here... but obviously I
> still am.
> >
> >   /Nick
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