Tuesday, December 8, 2015

A Christmas Gift

In this season of giving I and Small Stream Reflections would like to offer you this gift of 23 soft-hackle flies. You only need to comment to be in the drawing. When you comment your name will be put into a bag and the name will be drawn by Jeanette. The drawing will be on Dec. 15th.






66 comments:

  1. As a new fisherman, I enjoy your photos and stories of the searching small waterways. Living in Orange, Ma., lots of water nearby.

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  2. I love your blog and appreciate your thoughtfulness. Count me in.

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  3. Like the others, Alan, I enjoy your blog as well. Very generous of you to give these fine flies away. Hope you get back out on the water again soon. Regards, Sam

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  4. Very nice flies. I enjoy your blog. Merry Christmas.

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  5. Your observations on the Lyman Reserve made me go there. Nice article. Nice place.

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  6. Excellent soft hackles too!! Count me in!! Thanks Brk Trt!

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  7. I thoroughly enjoy reading your blog from Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Beautiful flies.

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  8. Alan
    Super nice collection; I can see some hunger trout inhaling any one of those patterns. Thanks for giving us fellow bloggers a chance to fish some of your finest patterns.

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  9. Brk Trt, those are fine looking flies for who ever wins your drawing. The western mass Berkshire trout would just love'em.

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  10. I thoroughly enjoy you blog and check almost daily. Thanks for sharing your many gifts.

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  11. Very generous gift. Appreciate the offer.

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  12. How could I, or a brooky for that matter resist?

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  13. Thank you Alan for your generosity from sunny S.W. Florida. I thoroughly enjoy your page and photos daily.

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  14. thank you for the chance to win such great looking flies

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  15. How generous of you! I definitely need to fish more soft hackles, and these flies would certainly help out in that respect. Fingers crossed!

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  16. Wow, Alan, thank you so much for this opportunity. I would be so proud to share your selection of soft hackles with some appreciating Colorado trout!

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  17. Outstanding flies as always. They would be a nice gift under anyone's tree.

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  18. Sign me up.. thanks for the chance

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  20. Love your blog and what a great Christmas gift for someone.

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  21. I want to play! I know a few Ozark fishes that would chew those up nicely....

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  22. Alan, They should be renamed "Trout Candy"

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  23. Enjoy your posts. Merry Christmas, Ken

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  24. Would love to try these flies on my local Adirondack brookies! Best, Tim

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  25. Im in Alan! Thanks for the fun "lotto"!
    Will

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  26. Great looking flies, Alan! Count me in.

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  27. Hi Alan, count me in, love to try this flies, on some western waters ,
    Felel better, & Merry- X mas

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  28. Very nice of you to give away some of your flies!

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  29. Very long time reader, one or two time email corresponder, first time commenter. Thanks very much for your blog - it makes my mornings. I'd love to give the soft hackles a whirl.

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  30. Love your blogs/pics! keep up the good work and thanks for your generosity!

    -fellow maineflyfish user

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  31. Happy Holidays! Keep fishing and keep up the good work in your blog!

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  32. Enjoy your posts very much! Happy Holidays!
    Martin

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  33. Count me in! Love your blog and your flies!

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  34. The look super -nicely tied Alan. I do not comment often (actually rarely) but I am a devoted follower of your blog.

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  35. I'll take those soft hackles on one condition...you join me in Missouri and we spend a day on the water!

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  36. Found you via T Carlson and find yout blog most educational and enlightening. Sure would liked to put the flies to use down here in the Blue Ridge.

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  38. Love reading your posts, your pictures and simple take on the sport!

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  39. Count me in, thanks. Cheers and good fishing!

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  40. Please enter me in the drawing. Those flies will go great with my new Butterstick!

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  41. Thanks for the great posts! Pls enter me in the drawing!

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  42. Great blog! I'm jealous of your fishing spots. You find some nice water!

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  43. Great blog! I'm jealous of your fishing spots. You find some nice water!

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  44. Always enjoy your blog as I work through the midnight hours. Happy Holidays!

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  45. French follower of your blog !
    Eager to discover one day those rivers and brookies and wish you could one day fish some french brown beauties in Alps Streams.

    Many thanks.

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  46. Perfect gift for my grandson..

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  47. great blog.....thank you for being so generous ....

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  48. I have room in my vest for these beauties

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  49. You Sir are an artist, Thank you for your work.

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  50. Thank you for your generous offer. I enjoy coming to your blog,and reading your views on fishing small streams.

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  51. Thank you for your generous offer. I enjoy coming to your blog,and reading your views on fishing small streams.

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  52. How did I miss this great giveaway?

    Just a quick anecdote: I was at a conference this last August and happened to run into Yvon Choinard, founder of Patagonia. Of course we got talking about fishing for sea-run brook trout.

    He related that he'd been fishing a lot for SRBT in two hemispheres - he said how he'd been fishing all year with just one fly and it had been out-fishing everything everyone else was using. Presumably he was using Tenkara as well but we didn't talk about that.

    What fly was he using?

    A pheasant tail soft hackle.

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  53. recently I'm coming home and I was not here for Christmas, but it is never too late to appreciate this generous and ponder his attitude as always his entertaining blog and these wonderful flies.

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