In 1994 members of the list came up with a logo so that they could identify one another at the airport, on the road and in the stream ... see some of the member submitted logos that were put forth for consideration.
It was the first of January 1995 when Luis Nasim sent this post to the list ... and by the end of February over 100 people had a Flyfish@ t-shirts.
Montana Conclave I ... is it a brown or is it a rainbow?
Hats, pins, cigar tubes, shirts, Youth Fund etc ... probably the most popular and widely recognized ff@ logo to date.
I tried to sum it up on the front page of the Institute, but if you wanted an introduction you couldn't do better than to blame it all on Chaz Clover. One day he suggested a bad FF haiku contest, and it struck a real chord among many of us...um...sickos. The chord ran so true that it wasn't long--10 January 1996, in fact--that Trevor Stone made the biggest mistake of his life---asking if anyone wanted to start a Magnetic Cow Haiku thread in response to a discussion of HK's cow-magentized tying table. I did, and the rest is, well, history.
Who is the WIZ? Well, here it is, straight form the WIZ's mouth.
"Ah yes, the old OBA question again. This question occurs periodically. In fact, you can establish your tenure with the list by saying that you've been subscribed for X rounds of the OBA question." - Sheldon Seale
Horse hair tippet
'Trout by a Hair' - Norm Crisp
Read about the list's most infamous marriage and April Fool's prank, all rolled into one!
The Illustrated Pattern Swap (IPS) seemed like a great way to unleash some energy, creativity and involve others in the fun. - Sue K.
One of the side attractions to membership in the Fly Fish Discussion List is the chance to show off your writing ability in the annual fiction contest. The reasons I started the contests were twofold ... in the fly fishing magazine trade, fiction pieces are virtually non-existent and I am a wannabe writer ... - Danny Walls
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