Saturday, December 17, 2016

Merry Christmas....gifts for you.

To those who visit this blog, and take the time to read it, comment on it and generally fill it with insightful and meaningful words, I have a few gifts to show my appreciation.

All you have to do is comment on this post. On the 21st of December at 7am I'll put the names of all who commented in a box and I'll have Jeanette draw the winners. The names of the winners will be posted soon after. Merry Christmas friends.


The first gift is a plastic fly box. Double-sided with ample space for enough flies for a day on the water. In the box will be 9 of my soft-hackles including my newest pattern which I have not tested as of yet, but I have high hopes on it.


The second gift will be the streamer "Labonte"....Tied in the Rangeley style.






53 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas. Your posts help me get out of the office for a few minutes every day.

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    1. Same for me, Ken. How I enjoy Alan's blog site.

      Sam

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  2. Your blog entries and photos are gifts to the rest of us.
    What a wonderful idea!! Merry Christmas to you also Alan!
    Thank you for your excellent blog!

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  3. Your flies and photos are always a highlight.

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  4. Alan, I basically am going to reiterate what trout said , you have given me a gift on every post you've ever made. I want to wish you and your family a wonderful and peaceful Christmas. Looking forward to your end of the year post with the boys,always enlightened. The soft hackles are a great choice,it's because of you I have become much more interested in soft hackles, thankyou.

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  5. Alan, looking forward to your photos and narratives to get us through the 2017 season. Tight Lines and Happy Holidays, Brooktrout Frank

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  6. Alan
    If I was younger and had a choice of where I wanted to spend the rest of my trout fishing days, it would be on those beautiful streams you fish; the ultimate in tranquility---thanks for sharing some fantastic trips with all of us---Merry Christmas to you and the family!!

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  7. Alan, your blog is a continuing gift. You've inspired me to try the soft hackles with some fine results this past year.

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  8. The guys above have said it all, but you know I always enjoy your posts. Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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  9. Always look forward to reading your blog Alan! Merry Christmas!

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  10. Well, Ol' friend, let me just say that I cannot recall how many times your posts have lifted my spirit and helped make my day. Thank you so much for the "Peace" that you bring me with every post....

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Front Range of Northern Colorado and Fly Fishin' Times..........

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  11. Merry Christmas Alan and Jeanette!

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  12. Alan, thank you for always keeping my hopes alive. Merry Christmas to you and Jeanette!

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  13. Merry Christmas to you, Alan! I hope to see you soon.

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  14. Hope you have a great holiday season. Thanks for sharing your travels and experiences.

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  15. Haven't missed a post last year and have learned much. Keep em coming and Merry Christmas.

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  16. Merry Christmas. Great blog!

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  17. Merry Christmas to you too. Have you heard of a fly called Remerger or Lavender. Basically a soft hackle, I will try it this year on our Driftless sporing creeks.

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  18. Hey Alan, thanks again for the wonderful blog. I look forward to every post of yours. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Also, no need to put me in the drawing seeing as I got it last year ;)

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  19. Merry Christmas. One of my favorite blogs!

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  20. Thanks and Merry Christmas. I really enjoy your blog.

    Bob W

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  21. Count me in! This is a daily stop for me. Ha, constantly checking in when work gets boring and I need a few.

    Merry Christmas!

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  22. Brk Trt,
    as always I usually start my day by make a cup of Joe. Opening my laptop & reading your latest blog entry. Well done...........Phil

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  23. Merry Christmas,
    Love the fact that you highlight fishing streams most people never look at as holding trout. No false casting, no long casts just sneek and peak fishing acting like a predator to avoid spooking fish. The reward, the most beautiful colorful fish. I am fortunate to live in NH where I have steep freestone mountain streams and spring-like creeks full of vegetation and woody snags. Thank you for showing it is not about grip and grin with big fish.

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  24. Alan,
    Wow! You really are Santa Claus! The patterns look terrific! Please let me be a winner....please let me be a winner....
    As always, your blog is such a joy! It's like a morning cup of coffee!
    Dougsden

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  25. Alan,
    All the best to you and Jeanette for a merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year full of Brookies, fine food, friends, and loved ones.
    Art Beyda

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  26. 1st time comment. I have/ do really enjoy your blog.The comments/photos are all excellent. I am fortunate enough to be able to fish the gsmnp on a regular basis so I can relate to the brookies and beautiful places they live in. I always look forward to your next. Keep up the good work and have a Merry Christmas.

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  27. Alan,

    Merry Christmas to you. I enjoy your blog very much and the beautiful flies that you tie. I always look forward to your adventures at Red Brook. I wish I had as much luck there as you do. I must be using the wrong flies.

    Best,

    John Bosley

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  28. Brook Trout- long time reader, sometime responder known as anonymous but traded email with you on the ausable dry fly.
    thank you making my morning every day with your blog.
    Happy Holidays to you and family and to all the brookies and brook trout streams.
    Anonymous- other wise known as John P.

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  29. Count me in! Happy holidays to you and thank you for everything you post.

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  30. Alan,
    I've been following you for a few years now and loving every new post! It would be great to own some flies tied up by a true master like yourself!

    Best Tim

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  31. Hey Alan,

    Thanks for always taking time to respond to our questions! Also, thanks for keeping the spirit of New England alive!!! Merry Christmas!


    Harry

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  32. That's very generous of you! I think the pictures you post and the stories you share are a pretty fantastic gift already.

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  33. Alan,

    Reading your blog while sipping my morning tea has been my routine now for years. Keep up the good natured charm and highlights of our little region of the world.

    George

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  34. Always enjoyed reading your posts. I've tied up plenty of patterns you've mentioned over the past couple years so I can try them out myself. And very generous of you to give away some of your flies!

    -Mike

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  35. I'm in! Thanks for this contest Alan. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Adam

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  36. Merry Christmas SSR. thanks for all the great reading, especially in the off season.

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  37. Alan, A Merry Christmas to you and your lovely wife. May the blue lines be good to you in the coming year.

    Kurt

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  38. Great reading while trapped at work!!

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  39. Count me in. Thanks for the contest Alan. You're very generous. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  40. Seems good incentive to participate and comment your blog Alan, did not know that there were so many followers to him, but the idea is very good and I wish you and your wife Jeanette a Merry Christmas!

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  41. Christmas is a time to be spent with family and good friends. "Family" does not just apply to blood relatives. Family can be a community that you feel that you belong to and this is how it is with "Small Stream Reflections". There is a feeling of warmth and friendship that I have never found in any other fly fishing site. Alan, you kindly and graciously let us accompany you on your many encounters with the places and fish that you so love. I am extremely grateful to you for that. We are all Brothers and Sisters of the Angle. I am both proud and honoured to call you family.
    Kindest Regards to all,
    Merry Christmas and I wish you all good fortune and joy in the coming New Year,
    Steve.

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    1. Alan,
      Merry Christmas to you and your family. I always enjoy reading your posts; great photos, flies and food! I look forward to more in the New Year!
      Thank You,
      Larry Gaska

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  42. Hello Alan,
    Merry Christmas to you, your wife, and your family. Thank you for sharing your journeys with us this past year. I try to experience your ventures daily. Thank you from warm sunny Florida. Happy New Year.
    James

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  43. Merry Christmas! Are you still selling your book?

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  44. I've been following this blog for quite a while. Thank you for putting this out into the world.

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  45. Alan, thank you for the generous offer. Merry Christmas

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  46. Merry Christmas and thank you for your writing. I don't comment often but I follow your blog almost daily. Happy New Year. I look forward to seeing your post about the first fish of 2017

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  47. my time zone says Im a few days late...lol, All the best to you & your family Alan and well done to the winners :)

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