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Bob Heitman
11.16.15
Rich, I wanted you to know that your tying videos and instruction have been a real inspiration to me in 2010. At the beginning of the year, I said to myself THIS would be the year that I would stop obsessing about the landscaping and home projects and spend that time fishing (or fly tying). I assembled all the tying materials I’ve collected over 15 years (and have never used), organized it, and with the help of your videos I tied more flies this year than I have in the past 15 !! Honestly I can’t thank you enough for providing such detailed, well presented tying videos for so many people to enjoy. During the year, I emailed you a couple time with materials questions and you were always quick to respond. I look forward to more of your tying insight....
JJ
11.16.15
Rich, just a few words about my progression as a fly angler since I started in August of 2008. When I first started, my wife would always ask on my return how many times did I fall in the river and how much stuff did I loose. My answers were generally "a lot" on both. When I started to utilize your guide services I was only looking to catch a couple of fish and not fall in the river. Through your tutelage over the last two and a half years, not only do I not fall in as often, but I have become a better than average angler. Now, I know where fish hang out during different times of the year, and thanks to you, I fish all year round. I now know what flies work most of the time, and I really catch fish. Also, my progression as a "euro nympher" has really increased my catch ratio. But despite all the techniques you taught me, your patterns and flies, especially in the sub-surface area have changed the way I fish. My number one fish catcher is your Rock Candy Larva, followed by the Shimmer Stone, and the newest member the latest Jig nymph. These patterns are so effective that last Sunday in a two hour stretch I brought 25 Browns, Rainbows, and Brook Trout to my net in addition to breaking a bunch off. I actually doubled up twice landing in tandem a rainbow and brookie, and then a brown and a brookie! What a thrill. I can only advise folks who really want to learn how to catch fish to visit your website frequently. And, If you ever start guiding again, I'll be first in line. Much Thanks for all your patience..
Ken Block
11.16.15
Received my order last week and yesterday went to the Farmington for the first time all year. Conditions were perfect and the fish were cooperative. Your caddis pupa that I purchased was the fly of the day, it was like feeding hamburgers to Wimpy! It was actually getting a little silly how many fish were taking that fly.

Anyways, thanks again.
Chris Valko
11.16.15
Just wanted to send a note to thank you for all the help you've given me in the last few months. I only started fly fishing about a year and a half ago and quickly became addicted, as many of us do. I quickly progressed to tying my own flies with the help of your very high quality tying videos and a private lesson. The time that you put into creating your videos makes them a great reference source even for a novice fly tyer. The main reason for this note was to thank you for the best day of fly fishing that I have had yet as a fly fisherman. I recently took up Euro Nymphing after spending the majority of my first year dry fly fishing. Today, I went out and landed a mixed bag of seven browns and rainbows and had the hook spit on five others in just a short few hours on the water. I had never even come close to catching, or even hooking, that many fish in one outing. The fish were caught on a combination of your olive quill jig nymph that I tied up myself using your tutorial, and on one of your tan classified caddis that I purchased on your recent fly deal. I attached a couple pictures of the fish. Many of them had green elastomers over their right eye.

Thanks again for all your help.
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