Sunday, April 4, 2010

Fly Box Giveaway! Leave your comment.

Here we are again, time for another random drawing for a free fly box to the winner!  If you missed the last drawing, it was for a 1/2 dozen Hoper Juan's and a 1/2 dozen Ice Emergers.  This time it's going to be a BWO/Caddis fly box.

Here is how it works:


1.  Leave a comment here about anything.  Let me know what you think about the blog, what you would like to see or any other comment.  What are your favorite flies, places to fish, flies to tie, ect. Only one comment please.  If you wish, just leave your name and location.

2.  Leave some sort of identifying information like a name, location, link, email address (it's up to you). Please do not e-mail me.   

3.  I am hoping for 100 comments so we will go until then or Saturday 04/10/10 which ever comes first.   I will then visit http://www.random.org/ and have a number generated.  I will then list the winners name and number on a new blog post.  The winner will have 2 days after I post to contact me with their mailing address. If I don't hear from the winner after 2 days I will select a new winner and then I will post it on the blog.

4.  Winner will receive 18 flies in a small Umpqua Fly Box.  The flies are 3 of each:  Juan's Chartreuse Caddis Larva #16,  Juan's Chartreuse Caddis Pupa #16, Peacock Caddis #16, Juan's Baetis Nymph #20, Sparkle Wing RS2 #20 & CDC Baetis Dun #20.

5.  I will ship to the US only (sorry). 

That's it.  Have fun.










87 comments:

  1. Hey Juan,
    Can you do a tutorial on how to tie a Furmisky's Green Drake(I think that is what the foam bodied Green Drake is called)?

    Thanks,
    Elton

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  2. Juan, I like the tying tutorials. We fish the same home waters so updates on how rivers are fishing are useful. Thanks Pat Thurman

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  3. Juan,
    Dig the blog as well...you've done a good job updating it with valuable info. I would echo Elton's request to specifically do a tutorial of Furimsky's Drake. Pretty sure the original had an extended foam body...
    Anyway, keep the CO fishing info coming. I recently moved away from COS and miss the fishing terribly...
    Brian R

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  4. I am new to fly tying and love your blog. As a Boulder resident, I like seeing potential places to fish. This is a great idea for a contest as I am one of the many lurkers on your site.
    Thanks,
    Rory

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  5. I love your fly tying videos...but you knew that :))

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  6. Fantastic blog, Juan!!! I dig the videos and the tutorials. I wish I had the creativity to create my own patterns. Maybe we can connect sooner rather than later to fish! Thanks

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  7. I have always enjoyed you blog!
    Thanks..

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  8. I read your blog often. I enjoy the quality of the photos as much as I enjoy the info they relate to. By the way, what do you use for your macro shots (p&s, or a dslr, and what type of lense do you use if you are using a dslr).

    Ryan B
    Silverthorn, CO

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  9. I enjoy seeing all the flies you tie here. I love the flies, the ones you gave me on the Dream back in October were phenominal. Keep up the great work.

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  10. Great photos and an outstand job putting things together.

    Randy
    aka: Fat Bluegill

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  11. Stumbled here from some other FF blog and liked it so much that I thought to RSS it.
    Nice work.

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  12. I love seeing your blog, typically through Small Fly Funk Blog. Love the pictures of the real insects. Love anything on midges as we have many but don't seem to fish them a lot here in Wisconsin. blarson@pcii.net Brian Larson

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  13. Lucky number 13!!!

    Enjoy the blog! Keep up the good work

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  14. This is awesome what you are doing. thanks. I think your blog is nice. I have even used your advice tying flies and used it to better mine. I thankyou for that. I live in utah and i love tying flies and building bamboo fly rods. check them out at chasintrout.blogspot.com I think your photos are awesome and inspiring. I can not look at your blog and not want to ty a fly. nice work keep it up. jory

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  15. I love the site as I am a new tier. I would like to see more recipies on here, but I do love the site. epashia@msn.com

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  16. I was hoping to throw some of your hoppers for bucket mouths hear in Texas. Now it is looking like I am headed back to Durango. We will have to catch up soon. Maybe some high mountains creeks in late July?

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  17. Been a fan since I've stumbled onto your site, keep up the great work and thanks for the recipe you sent me a while back.

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  18. Love the blog! Your doing some great work here, keep it up.

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  19. Juan,

    Your hoppers rock. Loads of fun to tie. I enjoy checking back in and seeing what you are tying or fishing. Keep up the good work.

    Ben

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  20. Juan,
    Great site,I like what your doing with the blog. Let me know when the Caddis start on the Ark.

    Dennis Martin

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  21. Juan,

    Thanks for your great fly photos. They brighten up the day at the office and remind me to tie when I get home.

    -John (Boulder,CO) (johncbahr at gmail dot com)

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  22. Hello Juan,

    Just found your site a few weeks back. The tutorials are really helpful.

    Thanks.

    Jonny C
    Denver, CO

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  23. Great Blog Juan. I really enjoy your tying tutorials.

    Benji

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  24. Juan,

    I'm relatively new to fly fishing and tying and have been enjoying your blog for the past few months. Keep up the good work.

    Thanks,

    Tom E.
    West Chester, PA

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  25. Great blog, have had RSS'd for some time.
    Keep up the great work.

    Mike
    ATX

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  26. Juan,

    Good stuff as always. I like the vimeo tutorials, and the hopper juan rocks! dave @ www.thtchronicles.blogspot.com

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  27. I check this site fairly often whenever I am not in my waders...

    Cant wait to see whats in store for the rest of 2010!

    Fish on...

    Chad L.
    Southeast - PA

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  28. Pat S in Utah ...
    former CO resident, is a fan of your patterns, tutorials & perspectives.
    Thanks

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  29. Long time listener, first time caller.

    What I would like to see are riffs on patterns you have modified, why the mods were done, and if they resulted in a better fly. Vids are great, but even a couple of pictures and a sentence are two really can help inspire some creativity...and copy-catting :)

    Whatever you decide, keep it up.

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  30. Juan love the blog. Love tying the hopper juans, maybe show how you tie your cream caddis. Sure would like to throw some new caddis patterns in my box.

    Thanks, Marshall

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  31. I often teach area youth fly tying and have utilized the Chernobyl Ant as my Intro to Foam portion, but after seeing your tutorial and the ease and effectiveness of the 'Hopper Juan' I am going to them that pattern next week for our terrestrial/foam lesson. Very nice job, Keep it Real and Tight Lines,
    Brian Koz
    Miller VanWinkle TU President
    flyfishbkoz@gmail.com

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway! The flies look great, as usual!

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  33. This is one of my favorite blogs-- mostly because you consistently post patterns that will generally work on the truckee here in reno. Also I love seeing the quality foam work that you put up here. Quality pics & the video series have been they ticket for me.

    The only thing I would like to hear more of is, for each pattern, what kind of presentation, water, season, rigging etc you like to use for that particular fly

    Word.

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  34. Juan, Hope you make 100 comments. If I win 'd like to donate it to "Healing Waters" - jim

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  35. Hey Juan! I just wanted to tell you how much we enjoy your blog! My husband is an avid fisherman and our 12 year old daughter LOVES to fish ad well. We spend most of the Summer at Lake 13, Lake Maloya and Cumarron River. Do you have any suggestions for our area? I also cool cause I get to brag to my daughter that I went to school with Hopper Juan! Keep up the great work!! Melissa Sanchez-Cruz

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  36. Juan,

    I have been following you on facebook and your blog when I have the time. Keep up the good work! FishGod, Albuquerque, NM

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  37. Hey Juan,

    I have been checking your blog whenever I get a chance. You post some good stuff. Keep up with the tying tutorials, I'm always looking for new patterns to tie up.

    Thanks,
    Alex A.

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  38. My name is Lou Faraone I can be reached at lhorselou@comcast.net

    My comment is that you should consider yourself the unsung hero of the art of fly tying. From what I have seen you have done the following for beginners and experienced fly fishers and tiers:
    Created a wonderful blog site
    Worked very hard to put together the fly tying video tutorials.
    Always have time to answer inquiries on how to or other topics that will help other flyfishers out.

    Please keep up the good work and lastly thanks for providing this opportunity to obtain a collection of your personnely tied flies.

    Thanks again
    Lou Faraone

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  39. Would love to sample the caddis patterns in particular. Last year on the Gunnison we desperately needed good pupa patterns and didn't have enough. Next time I hope to have plenty tied up and ready to go...

    David Knapp

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  40. Juan,
    Those flies would look great in my Fishpond waist pack!

    Eric Weller

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  41. Juan,

    The healthcare bill has passed, unemployment is dropping below 10% and global warming has finally subsided. I guess I can now officially go fly fishing. Of course thats after I tie one of your awesome patterns. But now that I've got health insurance I can get that fishhook that's been lodged in my left hip since I was in the Boy Scouts back in 1966. Thanks Obama, :-) just kidding! But I still have the fish hook in me.

    bigcgar@aol.com

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  42. Loking forward to giving your Hopper Juan a try this season.
    Eric
    Eklein8904@yahoo.com

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  43. Hi Juan, I am Fernando from Spain and i think your blog is very nice. I wonder if you could get photos of flies used in trout fishing tournaments right there. Thats a thing I am very interested in.
    Greetings,
    Fernando

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  44. Great Blog my kids and I really enjoy trying the new patterns. The kids have really excelled at tying this winter. Thanks

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  45. Juan cool site I'll be back for more
    SteveG

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  46. Love the Blog.
    Next time I'm in CSCO
    I'll stop by and introduce myself.
    Jayfish
    Billings MT

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  47. I dig the blog, it is really informational and you have some stuff up here that i would have never thought of. I also like how you you have videos and some pictures on how to tie flies. I think you should put up some more caddis patterns and tying steps. I can be reached at jtabaczynski@yahoo.com

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  48. Excellent blog, especially the video tutorials. Trying some of your nymphs this year on the Current River here in MO. Also saw your post to Ozarks Anglers. Keep it up, great blog!

    nortrad59@hotmail.com

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  49. Kelly GlissmeyerApril 6, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    Juan, great blog. If all else fails I can still tie flies and go fishing. Your hopper pattern on the opening page looks like a winner. I hope to tie some up. My sons and I and their friends are fanatics for the trout fishing in east Idaho. We are especially fond of the Henry's Fork, South Fork Snake, as well as an unnamed spring creek where we stalk beastie Browns on patterns of our own creation just for that piece of water. I'm excited to have discovered your blog and look forward to being a part of it. I found you through the Itinerant Angler site, another place that's fun to hang out. Thanks for your talent and expertise. Looking forward to much more.

    Kelly.

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  50. CastingforCohibasApril 6, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Juan, I have enjoyed following your blog from the beginning. I live in Southwest Virginia...my most notable home waters are the Jackson River, Smith River, New River and the South Fork of the Holston River (Tenn.) The tying tutorials are some of the best I have found.....really apprieciate the effort.

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  51. Hope you reach your 100 goal, love the blog and your flies man.

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  52. Love the flies. Thanks.

    Jonny C
    Denver, CO

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  53. One more towards 100. Hope I win! Cheers...

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  54. Count me in!

    Graham | Saratoga, NY

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  55. Great photography. Thanks.

    Tom C
    Denver, CO

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  56. Love the blog and the flies. Thanks so much.

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  57. Love the blog!!

    I'll help you reach 100 even though I'm in Canada. I do fish your way when I can though!!

    Harps
    http://www.sexyloops.com/indexthu.shtml

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  58. You know I'm a fan Juan. Love the fly porn on the blog!

    Joel Thompson

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  59. I like the tutorials and the insight you offer. As a new tier, the video tutorials are absolutely fantastic. The tips you provide really help.

    BT Miller

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  60. Flies look awesome Juan.

    Eric Jacobs

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  61. Juan, you have a great website. I wish things like this had been around when I started tying back in the dark ages. I came over here from IA I'll have to bookmark it.

    Lawrence

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  62. great blog and wonderful pictures

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  63. Juan,

    This one has taken off, I will see you a week from Sunday at Anglers All

    carlp

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  64. Hey Juan,

    Always love your stuff. Can you accidentally drop your copper john box...

    Best,
    Joe
    flyrecipes.com

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  65. Juan,
    Great blog! You're now big enough to really need a search widget!!!!

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  66. These are some great looking flies, I spend most of my time fishing for warmwater species I think that these flies would be successful with them as well as for trout when I am able to sneak up to the mountains to chase them...Great looking blog, keep it up!

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  67. Great Blog. I really enjoy the tying tutorials. Thanks for the info.

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  68. Hola Juan. Love the blog, though the white on dark grey is a bit hard for my aging eyes.

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  69. Good stuff... like the blog..... give us folks from the east some love! because even we want to go out west!

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  70. Love the work, love the blog. Love flies big and small that catch fishes big and small!
    cheers
    Sam
    www.headwatersofhistory.com

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  71. Juan, I could use some new flies. The ones I have haven't been to good lately.

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  72. love the blog. love the contest!

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  73. First time in your site, and I love it.

    Looking forward to have some of your flies to populate my box and to photograph in the future.

    Keep it up!

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  74. I came across the blog via The Fiberglass Manifesto and I'm glad I took the time to check it out. I dig the fact you guys use vimeo for your tying videos, very clear and helps fat finger fools like myself learn the tricks. Some of my favorite fishing is hoppers, so thanks for sharing your kick-ass pattern and I can't wait to give it a whirl.

    Josh in Portland, OR

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  75. Great blog! I still follow it daily!

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  76. Juan,

    Great blog! Great pictures!

    Charlie L.

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  77. Great blog!

    I enjoyed the fly-tying class last night.

    Michael

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  78. Juan, good blog that I stumbled on through facebook friend who's got a shop on North Platte. Excellent flies and pics. Will definitely be checking this out regularly!

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  79. im trying to setup a website like facebook.. will you support me by signing up free at: nassers.org.uk/nas/

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  80. Juan,
    nice work, I am always looking for mid day distractions found out about you through IA let me know when I win postage to alaska can get pricey thanks,
    kb

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  81. Thanks for the sweet tutorials and informative blog. Hopefully I can test some of your flies out on my home waters!

    kigen at yahoo dot com

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  82. Niiiiice! Great tutorial and hopefully some of you guys got a little luck from this too :)

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  84. I Dig This Website I hope that the Fish did not see this from TN

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  85. Very nice, thanks
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