"Veterans Day"

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2011/11/05 10:47:27 (permalink)

"Veterans Day"

This one sat in my vice for three weeks...and I struggled with where to take it. I wanted it to be different and with every idea I had - some worked but many didn't and I went through alot of materials with my failures. And I don't know if I did you veterans justice with it. Personally - I don't think I did because there are issues with it. But to all of you - those who I had the pleasure to meet at the One Fly and those who I may never meet - this is for you along with my sincere thanks for giving me all the freedoms I enjoy on a daily basis.

You all are my hero's and on November 11th - this coming Friday - my thoughts will be with you all.

"They say you forget your troubles on a trout stream, but that's not quite it..... you begin to see where your troubles fit into the grand scheme of things, and suddenly they're just not such a big deal anymore."

John Gierach


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    RE: "Veterans Day" 2011/11/05 12:00:00 (permalink)
    It is beautiful Tom... I know they say an artist is never satisfied with his work, but you have created a gorgeous piece to be proud of... again!

    Some day, when I am ready to start tying, I know where I'm headed for lessons!
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    RE: "Veterans Day" 2011/11/05 13:13:26 (permalink)
    Quite an awesome tribute...I'll say it again: You never cease to amaze.

    "For the supreme test of a fisherman is not how many fish he has caught...but what he has caught when he has caught no fish." - John H. Bradley

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    RE: "Veterans Day" 2011/11/05 15:45:00 (permalink)
    It has been over 42 years since I was wounded,and this and the one fly is the first time I feel like I was appreciated.Thank you my friend.Ray
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    RE: "Veterans Day" 2011/11/05 17:16:35 (permalink)
    Beautiful Tom...this vet thanks you...you sir have a real tallent.. Lu man!

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