This particular morning he was whipping up a nice fluffy Adams
dry on a No. 12 and wishing everyone's love problems were as easy to
solve as tying one of these. He realized he's a pioneer in the field
of combining fly tying and romance solutions, but that doesn't mean
he couldn't quietly hope for his neighbors to have more love
His advice had worked well with Dewey (a lead-wire-wrapped wooly
bugger leading to the suggestion he showers before he asks a girl
out on a date) and with Randy Jones (a pheasant-tail nymph and a
Parmachene Belle sending him on his way to girlfriend happiness with
But there were others out there. There had to be others.
Other advice counselors, the ones who just sat there taking
notes, managed to find any number of unhappy potential love victims,
but the Fly Tying Love Center was noticeably short of them at the
"Marjorie," Marvin said over coffee, "maybe if I offered an
incentive, you know? Some little extra that would bring them in for
"Like what, Honey?"
"Maybe taking some flies that I tied for them and making earrings
out of them?"
"The men around here don't really take to wearing earrings."
"I mean, for the women. You know... women are the emotional ones
who need love advice the most. Everyone knows that."
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"How many clients have you had so far?"
"Both of them were...?"
"Men, true. But I'm not sure what I could offer the guys except
the flies themselves to use to go fishing."
"That sounds good."
"And the earrings?"
"We could get you some of those fasteners for the earrings, and
it would probably be a good idea to cut the points and barbs off
"And I could wear a pair just to start the neighbor ladies
talking about it."
"Yeah! Good idea! I'll tie you up a few right now."
"In that case," Marjorie told her husband, "I'm got the ladies
club luncheon today and I planned to wear the red outfit..."
"Royal Coachman streamers on No. 4s! Honey, you're the best."
[Text from file received from Slim Randles]
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