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    (note): I know this has been posted before, but...

    (note): I know this has been posted before, but it's always a good review!



    Dear Abby:

    I've never written to you before, but I really need
    your advice on what could be a crucial decision....
  2. Thread: Jumping Trout

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    I have seen trout jump completely out of the...

    I have seen trout jump completely out of the water on occasion too, but mostly they do a surface roll over. What the conditions are that make the difference I have no ideas.
    But let me post again...
  3. Thread: Winter Fly Tying

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    Soft hackle wets are always a good standby, I've...

    Soft hackle wets are always a good standby, I've caught different species of fish with them. In fact, when I come unto a stream or pond and don't have a plan or idea as to what to use, I'll usually...
  4. Attn: Oldster .... Like...

    Attn: Oldster .... Like so?https://sep.yimg.com/ay/1stdirect/14-wide-transom-boat-canoe-1.gif
  5. Well, I've been there/done that ... more then...

    Well, I've been there/done that ... more then once!

    Like already posted, glad your both O.K. - Hey, maybe this will be a great laugh a little later on down the road!

    What's that old...
  6. I've used a 12' Raddison transom canoe for the...

    I've used a 12' Raddison transom canoe for the last 20 years. Ultra light (under 50 lbs) and absolutely ideal for what I do. I've attached some information below, you'll have to scroll down to the...
  7. Thread: Again ....?

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    Thanks for the kind thoughts! It's now the...

    Thanks for the kind thoughts!

    It's now the "next day" ... and as far as hurricanes go, for at least this part of the woods, was on the mild side (the eye of the storm kept out to sea), - albeit...
  8. Thread: Again ....?

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    Again ....?

    Didn't I just ride out a hurricane last late last fall?

    Oh, well, the hatches are battened down best they can be; and now might be a good time to go through and reorganize all that fly tying...
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    Saw this thread some time back and it caught my...

    Saw this thread some time back and it caught my interest. the only up turn eye experience I've had is with larger streamers for salmon and steel head. Hook sizing 2, 1/0 and 2/0 ~

    In my area...
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    I began getting into all this mess with a 6wt,...

    I began getting into all this mess with a 6wt, albeit an 8 footer. And that 8' 6wt was all I had for quite awhile. Over the years I expanded and today do not lack for fly rods - from 4wt to 9wt, 7...
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    I'd Like To Know .....

    It's beyond comprehension, how some one as smart as I am (and so experienced, too!) - Could possibly bury this fly into his finger, clear to the bone (and a barbed hook no less!). And here I am...
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    Admittedly, I catch mo re fish going wet then dry...

    Admittedly, I catch mo re fish going wet then dry - But that's not to say I'm exclusively wet! But I've never heard of such a statement as a lack of interest in dry flying material. I just recently...
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    Condolences.

    Condolences.
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    There are those, too (like me), who have been...

    There are those, too (like me), who have been tying at fly tying for a lot of years; and to call me an amateur would be a compliment! However, I've known, and associated with, some cracker-jack fly...
  15. Thread: Great DAY ....

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    Great DAY ....

    Did the regular late spring fishing run over to one of our local marl pits for the big "Bream" (bluegill) roundup! We take a couple of popup campers and set them up pond side, in a cluster of tall...
  16. Thread: Atkins Diet

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    Should be topped off with a little pie ala mode.

    Should be topped off with a little pie ala mode.
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    An exceptionally cranky woman "in her twilight...

    An exceptionally cranky woman "in her twilight years" was arrested for shoplifting at a grocery store. She gave everyone a hard time, from the store manager to the security guard to the arresting...
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    There was a friend who use to tie small nymphs,...

    There was a friend who use to tie small nymphs, especially for ponds and small lakes. He called it a "bottle brush". It was tied with tan thread and rabbit hair. He used a size 16 hook for a copper...
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    A man was telling his neighbor ..... 'I just...

    A man was telling his neighbor .....

    'I just bought a new hearing aid. It cost me four thousand dollars, but it's the state of the art. It's perfect.'

    The neighbor answered, 'Really, what kind...
  20. Thread: Perfection

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    Yes indeed ..... like the time I was fishing the...

    Yes indeed ..... like the time I was fishing the Inside Passage just north of Juneau!

    http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h226/dww0825/Dalefishing016.jpg
  21. Thread: What one fly?

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    I'd have to go with the Tenkara style ~ ...

    I'd have to go with the Tenkara style ~

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOXiwrN6OJg
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    Carmen: Did you hear about the Italian chef that...

    Carmen: Did you hear about the Italian chef that justa die?

    Johnny: Oh my, what happened?

    Carmen: Isa so sad ... he just pasta away.
  23. Thread: Canvas Creel Bag

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    Canvas Creel Bag

    Sort of got to liking the canvas creel bags. Think I picked up my first one maybe close to 30 years ago. Wore the first one out, and the second one kinda got lost when I tipped the canoe awhile back...
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    The Pilot and the Priest A priest dies and...

    The Pilot and the Priest


    A priest dies and is waiting in line at the Pearly Gates. Ahead of him is a guy who's dressed in sunglasses, a loud shirt, leather jacket and jeans.


    Saint Peter...
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    Some of the rivers/streams I fish are not all...

    Some of the rivers/streams I fish are not all that bad about rocks, i.e., slippery rocks. And then there are those streams, too, that slick doesn't quite adequately describe the rocks. So I spend...
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