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  • Sunday, November 12, 2006

    Happy Birthday Baghdad School


    Here's Looking At You Babe.
    One Good Thing!
    .. Back in September we posted three notes, ( #1, #2, #3,) about The Baghdad School OF Fly Fishing.
    .. Montana Fly Fisherman, Navy Lieutenant Joel Stewart, started the school and it is celebrating it's one year birthday. The site is still up and attracting visitors, and the school is still going strong.
    .. A birthday update has been posted, and you're invited to the party.
    .. There are some spectacular realistic flies being tied by contributors to this effort and it's worth the site visit to see them.
    .. Ronald Aston sent spiders so realistic that they scared the troops. and 90 year-old Willard McCroskey has added several dozen flies to the effort. Thanks to them the fishers have time to concentrate on fishing rather than tying - though that is also part of the school.
    .. The majority of the fish being caught are Asp & Carp. These are large, powerful and handsome fish that will test the mettle of anyone. Good show!
    .. And, as a reminder; should you want to join some of the interested helpers, please do! There is a list of flies and material types that are most needed posted on the site. If you have flies that you would like tested give it a shot. You can see who is helping out the effort (here.)
    .. Thanks again to Joel and to Bill Jones for introducing this sport to our troops. Down time during war is precious, and next to home and family this is a great way to salvage some sanity and serenity.