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  1. #1
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    OK so I realize this is super late, I have a couple friends down in the low country of SC, one of who is a active duty service man, he has recently returned from iraq and is the SC Chapter Coordinator- for Heroes on the Water
    http://www.HeroesOnTheWater.org

    from what I have learned his chapter in SC is sending a big care package to the boys in iraq, I am taking a couple boxes of buggers and clousers I tied an inexpensive SA rod and reel combo, several lines, floatant, a pack, some older wadin boots, and some other stuff. From what he has told me they will take anything, and some of the boys can actually fish out there in the middle of ****. I am getting such a late jump on this, I am headed down there next week for Thanksgiving with my family, and to deliver all i could aquire so far. Next year i will be all over y'all for this stuff,but i just learned about it. So all I can say is check out the cause and do what you can, please. I love America, I love our Military, and our Men and Women need every bit of support they can get right now. To think that some hero from YOUR home town could get a minute of relief, from saving our ***, over there in ****, by casting a line, or catching a fish, sure does get me fired up to hit the vise or the garage for any old used fishing gear of ANY type. They will take anything. There is one thing that i love so much about my home state of South Carolina, and Tennessee and that is we are Red Blooded God Fearing American's. Anything you can do to help our Brave men and women would be appreciated. ALWAYS remeber we spend our time talkin about our fishing days and boast about our catch, while our heroes risk their lives so we can do so. Anyone that is interested in helping can hit me on this forum or email me at bmurphy055@gmail.com or call me at 828-400-3335 Thank you, and GOD BLESS our Troops

    Barry Murphy
    If it swims throw a fly at it!

    Barry Murphy
    828-400-3335 (Cell)

    www.projecthealingwaters.org
    "Healing Those Who Serve"

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    Barry,
    Sounds like a great cause, and I applaud you for helping. I too feel the same way and will do what I can prior to you coming down next week.
    John

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    I will donate some flies to the cause that I have tied. Do I need to get them to you? IF so how. I can get them out as early as today. Thanks for post and if you served or anyone else that has THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE. GOD bless america and the men and women who protect us.
    Romans 10:9-10 KJV

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    Hey FLYRED, hit me up with a email bmurphy055@gmail.com or just call me 828-400-3335, we can figure out how to get whatever to the appropriate people. From what I have gathered streamers, buggers, clousers and baitfish imitations are choice for the boys in iraq, They litterally will use anything we can give, old packs tippet leaders floatant older fly line anything, and for everybody else I am gonna take it upon myself to collect equipment from here on out in anticipation of the next package to be mailed so anyone who wants to help this will be a ongoing mission. Last night i was at the vise and couldn't help but think how cool that my flies will catch fish in iraq! But more than anything I am so thankful and proud to be able to help, in some small way, the men and women that are risking everything for us. Thanks so much to anyone that is willing to help me with this.

    Barry Murphy
    If it swims throw a fly at it!

    Barry Murphy
    828-400-3335 (Cell)

    www.projecthealingwaters.org
    "Healing Those Who Serve"

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    I will shoot you an email or give you a call around Saturday. I already have you about 2 dozen flies together and trying to round you up some more. Mainly woolly buggers but may be some clousers and some poppers.
    Romans 10:9-10 KJV

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    Thatis awesome! Thanks so much, i may jhave you mail em to my Dad (retired Navy) down in charleston and he can give em to the guys to ship if they don't make it before end of next weekend, I am meeting up to deliver the goods on the Monday following T-Giving weekend.
    talk to you soon!
    Oh and if I don't answer i am fishing but leave a message and I'll hit you back, thanks

    Barry Murphy
    If it swims throw a fly at it!

    Barry Murphy
    828-400-3335 (Cell)

    www.projecthealingwaters.org
    "Healing Those Who Serve"

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