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By ironman
So Franny is gonna be a daddy to a little boy. He's been living the life some of us wish we had when we were in our early 20's - guide, fly tyer, world traveler, industry expert, lover of BK Hershey Pie, and noted organic fishing trail fertilizer. Thought it might be rather Drakian to show Slim and his new Family some support.

From the reveal party courtesy of NCguy:

It's all over but the cryin'

Thanks, everyone who has made this a great success. I spoke with Young Franzen last night from Chile. He was very moved by this show of support.

Here's what we collectively raised here:
97 tickets were sold @ $20/ticket = $1940.00 less $10 for the blank raffle tickets = $1930.00 net

Here's what the plan is: Chris and Jessica are registered in two places, one local and one national. The monies will be used to buy gift cards.

The raffle will take place on Thursday March 10th at Mammosers Tavern in Hamburg, NY at promptly 7pm. Best wings in Erie Co, for anyone who gives two wits. We hope to have a cute bartender to play along. If not, the venue may be subject to change.

The process will be as such:
Your name will be put on a two part ticket, and the number part will be placed into a blind receptacle. It is our most modestly priced receptacle. We will draw in the following order and I will update this thread:

Raffle Items:
1. Lovely Flies tied by Heero (Page 3) and 1 copy of Mexico Returns by Wooly Bugger won by Bruiser
2. 2 day guided float trip or walk/wade trip in Northern Michigan w/lodging option by DayTripper (Page 3) and 1 copy of Mexico Returns by Wooly Bugger won by Average Joe
3. 3 dozen steelhead flies in box by NCGuy (Page 4) and one copy of Mexico Returns by Wooly Bugger won by
4. 3 weight combo raffled as 1 item WON by Wooly Bugger
- Lightly used 7'9" 3 pc 3 wt St Croix Legend with Unicorn Trout Sticker covering CE's name by CE (Page 4)
- DT 3wt line by CE (Page 5) (CE - you'll need to send the line to the winner)
- Fancy S curve reel for 3 wt setup by MaineDrifter (Page 5)
- 1 copy of Mexico Returns by Wooly Bugger
5. 1 Dozen Articulated Streamer 3-5" (You Choose) by Ginseng Sullivan (Page 5) and 1 copy of Mexico Returns by Wooly Bugger won by NCguy
6. Speyco 3 3/4" switch by MaineDrifter (Page 5) and 1 copy of Mexico Returns by Wooly Bugger won by Homer (GSs FIL)
7. Fly Tying Tool Caddy custom made by Bigguy (Page 5) won by befuddled
8. #1 hand pulled stone litho by SLSS won by overbrook
9. #2 hand pulled stone litho by SLSS (raffled individually) (Page 5) won by flatscaster
10. 1 hosted day for either a Western Stream or Posh Ski Resort by Fishskibum (Page 6) and 1 copy of Mexico Returns by Wooly Bugger won by ChaseChrome
11. Original pencil drawing of fly, PLUS original pencil drawing of your favorite fly (submit fly to BobWhite) by BobWhite (Pic pending) won by Bruiser
12. Black Hole Patagonia bag by Bruiser (Page 1) won by Austrotard
13. Fishpond Pack - Medium (Orvis XL) by West Jay (Page 7) won by Deadwestern
14. Albright 9' 5wt rod, with sick & tube, New by West Jay (Page 7) won by Average Joe
15. Rippin streamers and box by PBR (Page 8) won by SLSS
16. Lightly used Redington Predator 9'10wt 4pc with 11wt Rio Outbound Short by Cornholio (Page 8) won by Chase Chrome
17. BRFFF Dirty Dozen Swap Flies by Wooly Bugger & Co (Page 10) won by NCguy
18. Bad Ass Streamer Set with Cliff Box by PXATim, Freda, and Fly-chucked (Page 12) won by CarpeTructa

Witnesses for said drawing:
Ginseng Sullivan - accounting
BrookiesRule - supervisor
Skullion Childs - accounting
Glista - ticket tosser and puller
GenderNeutralFiberglassRyan (observer)

The list of folks who bought tickets:

BMCrappie Fryer
Easy Skankin
Wooly Bugger
Franny's MIL

Last edited by ironman on Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:50 pm, edited 47 times in total.
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By Bruiser
If you do this I will donate stuff and buy tickets.


It's a Patagonia Black Hole duffel bag 60L in Green.

On it's way to ironman. Like this one in a different color.

Last edited by Bruiser on Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:53 pm, edited 2 times in total.
ironman wrote: No cum socks full of pennies, please.
New, clean socks might not be a bad gift for Franny himself. Last time I had to take him to the airport, we had to stop on the way to buy socks because he had none.

I have a fishing pole I could donate to this cause. It's used, hope that doesn't matter.
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By austrotard
youse guys don't do shit for me and I've had two babies in my tenure.

and whatever happened with it being a surprise?
impatient peasants... like you're going to paint the fucking room anyway.

but bitching all the way.

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Ah, the phone tag.

In. :cool
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By Lando
If that fucker gives me back my hoodie, I am in.

Oh, and the flies he's promised.
austrotard wrote:youse guys don't do shit for me and I've had two babies in my tenure.
I have four. You point, little Lord Fauntleroy? And I even made a wrong turn into Pishburgh for you and then made it look like I was giving a proper downtown tour. Your welcs.

anywhoo - you know I am in.
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By CarpeTructa
I'm in for tickets for sure. Not sure what I have to donate but I'll take a look around.
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By yard4sale
I'm a year into the same predicament so I have neither time nor money.

But I would like to say congrats to NCGuy as well. This would be the first 3rd gen drakian no?
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