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By Do It
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I don’t believe I have shared this on the TKF board but early last year I was diagnosed with Prostate cancer and elected to have surgery to remove it. Recently I have celebrated being cancer free for one year. Fortunately I caught it early, found a great surgeon and have made a full recovery with virtually no lasting side effects. In the process I attended a Reel Recovery weekend with about another dozen men who were also at some point in their battle with many different forms of cancer. This weekend was amazing and I believe life changing for some in our group. I know it made me realize that even though I had been diagnosed with cancer I was so fortunate as some of these men had been put through the ringer and still didn’t know what their outcome would be.
Anyway they need our help with flies for their retreat weekends, below is a request I copied from an email I received.

Flies Needed!
Are you a Fly Tyer or just have way too many? Every Season, Reel Recovery uses about 10,000 flies. Half go into Gift Boxes given to each participant, half go into their fishing vests for use during Retreats. That's a lot of flies, and we're in need of several thousand to finish 2019. Here's a list of desired patterns,
https://files.constantcontact.com/06fa7 ... 67fd6b.pdf
but we really will accept any unused fresh-water patterns. Thanks for helping out!
D.



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By bones72
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You got it, I have a bunch of this and will put in a box and mail 'em off ASAP. Is this for a specific trip or just to keep flies available for events and participants?
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By Do It
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They have retreats all around the country so they will be used at any/all of the retreats.
Thanks for helping them out. Everyone that helps put these retreats on are volunteers and many are past participants.
D.


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By bones72
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Got these packed up as well as some BWOs, tricos, and thread midges. Need to dig some more and find my Quill Gordon and Ginger Quill collection.
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By Tombo
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bones72 wrote:Got these packed up as well as some BWOs, tricos, and thread midges. Need to dig some more and find my Quill Gordon and Ginger Quill collection. reelrecovery1.jpgreelrecovery2.jpg


My first thought seeing your pics is mosquito spray.
East Flats - Nov 1, 2019

thanks, bro

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