Thursday, December 23, 2021

That time of year....some Christmas cheer to sare with you....

It's that time of year when I like to show my appreciation and thanks to all of the readers of Small Stream Reflections... you are what makes this blog work. So with that I would like to offer a little Christmas gift to you. I know it may be a little late but this past week has been a life altering experience. More on that later....for the first gift...it is a Rangeley streamer that is named "Soft Shoulder" I tied this pattern about a year ago and would like to share it with you.

 

The second gift is "River Flowers" by Robert Romano...this is his latest and deals with some of the finer things involving fly fishing. I have not read it and knowing Bob it is going to be on the top shelf as are many of his books.
 

The third gift is " a fly box"...hand crafted of  wood. The lid slides back and forth and allows for easy access to the flies inside. I have one and use it for those special flies, special stream etc. I will be giving away two of these along with a few of my personal favorite flies.
 


All that's needed is that you comment on this post. You will be entered in the drawing that will take place on December 28th.

So good luck and Merry Christmas

 

45 comments:

  1. Alan, best wishes to you and your family for a happy holiday season.
    Dave

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  2. "Life altering experiences" come in both good and bad. I pray this one of yours is good. Merry Christmas Alan!

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  3. Alan,

    I pray everything is ok with you and your family.

    Best wishes to you for a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    Stay safe.

    John V.

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  5. I hope you and your family have a memorable Christmas this year]

    Regards

    Seth

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  6. Merry Christmas and Happy new year.
    Please be safe.
    Edge

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  7. Always look forward to reading your posts. Peace and blessings for the holiday season.
    Tight lines,

    Bill

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  8. Your absence had me worried for a bit, Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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  9. Merry Christmas Alan! Best wishes to your and your family.

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  10. This is very generous of you. I hope you and your family are well for the holidays.

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  11. Thank you Alan for all your great postings thru the year and for your generousity!Merry Christmas to all.

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  12. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. Looking forward your posts in 2022!

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  13. Alan
    I'm looking forward to more great post from Small Stream Reflections in the coming year. I hope you and the family have a great Xmas and Happy New Year!!

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  14. Merry Chrismas to you & all of your family. I hope everything is ok and your looking forward to the new year. Take care & thank you for shairing your small stream adventures...
    Sincerely; Hollen Groff

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  15. Very generous of you, Alan. Thanks from all of us, and Happy Christmas!

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  16. Merry Christmas Alan! As always, your blog does nothing but bring me joy, and sometimes inspiration. Cheers!
    -Hans

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  17. Hi Alan. Added "Soft Shoulder" to my "Flies Suitable For Framing" File. Don't include me. Let the other's vie for the gifts.

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  18. Merry Christmas to you and yours. You have gifted us all with this Blog throughout the year.
    Thank you, Walter
    ><)))*>

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  19. It's always fun following your blog. Whoever wins, these gifts are icing on the cake.

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  20. Hi Alan,

    Thank you, sir, for your posts once again.......

    Well, that is 2021 nearly over and done with, here's to more stable times in 2022. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your nearest and dearest.

    Take care and stay safe my friend.

    Alistair

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  21. merry christmas!

    best,

    Art Urban

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  22. Merry Christmas , Alan, you are doing a wonderful thing with the blog. I know many enthusiasts look forward to each new entry as I do. Thank you Alan.

    Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Stay well.

    Barry

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  23. Merry Christmas, Alan! I wish you and your family a safe, healthy and happy new year!

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  24. Alan,
    From our house to yours, may you and Jeanette be blessed with all this season has to offer! As always, I'm looking forward to more classic posts from your den and from your life's exquisite outdoor adventures!
    I am so glad that I found this blog! Merry Christmas Friends!
    Dougsden!

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  25. Your blog is one of my favorites. Thank you what you post. I hope your Christmas is a great one.

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  26. Alan,
    thank you, your blog is a sane haven in this increasingly mad world. I look forward to each instalment.

    Nadolig Llawen from Wales

    John

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  27. Greetings from Downunder,
    I wish you and all your family a Merry Christmas and that the new year brings you great joy and good fortune.
    " Small Stream Reflections " gives me joy all through the year. Thank you, Alan.

    With Kindest Regards,
    From the Hynes family--Lynda, Steve and Seth.

    I thought you might like this beautiful version of a beautiful Christmas carol. If the link doesn't work it is performed by Alison Krauss and Yo Yo Ma.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxDZjg_Igoc

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    1. Should have written that it is the "Wexford Carol".
      Cheers,
      Steve

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  28. Thanks for the info on "River Flowers", and a year's worth of interesting posts and of course non-stop Wild Brook Trout. Have a safe and Happy Holidays. -RAL

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  29. Brk Trt, thanks for another wonderful year of reading your blog, where has the time gone? You've taken us along with you on your travels and adventures so many times, its been like we were right along side with you. Merry Christmas to you and yours....Phil

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  30. Thanks again for this blog and have a Merry Christmas.

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  31. Alan, I have been an avid reader of SSR for many years now. I check for new posts and comments every day and have always enjoyed them all. Thank you for SSR, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you, your family, and to all the other followers of SSR. Greg

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  32. Happy Christmas Alan - enjoy it. Thanks for keeping the blog going, it's always a source of positive energy in the world!
    Be well
    Will

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  33. Merry Christmas everyone! Lovely ties in that box Alan.
    bill

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  34. Merry Christmas Alan I wish you and Jeannette have a pleasant night in the company of your relatives, a hug from the end of the world ...

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  35. Thank you for for all your blog entries, truly enjoy reading them. Merry Christmas!

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  36. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Alan. I miss our crazy New Year's day adventures.

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  37. Alan, I like your blog very much. Merry Christmas

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  38. Christos razdajetsja!
    Christ is born!

    Slavite Jeho!
    Glorify Him!

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  39. Thank you Alan for your inspiration throughout the year- Have a safe and peaceful holiday season

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  40. Merry Christmas Alan to you and yours.

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  41. Thanks Alan for all you do and a Merry Christmas to you both.

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  42. Merry Christmas to you and yours Alan. Thank you for taking me fishing when I can't get out for real. Love the nature & food shots. Made the skillet stew! It was great!! Wishing you a Happy, healthy, and blessed 2022!

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  43. thanks Alan, I was just about to go look for some new fly fishing books to order as santa did not bring as many as usual and the book you posted here looks awesome. Can't wait to look it up

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  44. I discovered your blog about two years ago and check it often. I too have a deep love of the tiny streams that inexplicably hold beautiful little brook trout. I long for retirement (3 years if it goes our way) so I have the time to visit them more often. Stay safe out there, and thank you for the photos and stories.

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