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    Somerset NJ Fly Expo 24-26Jan14

    No one going to this?

    tl
    les
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    Yo Allan - I enjoyed your Roscoe Fish-Ins and...

    Yo Allan - I enjoyed your Roscoe Fish-Ins and their successor Spring Flings. As you mentioned, life happened, and in the case of Charlie Place's passing several years ago, the past tense became...
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    Cuba in 2014 for American anglers

    A flyfishing friend asked me if I could glean some info on how an American couple could work out a flyfishing trip this winter to Cuba. I Searched this forum and found 3 good threads, but they were...
  4. Thread: wading shoes

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    Cabela's has neoprene felt soled flats boots that...

    Cabela's has neoprene felt soled flats boots that might work. They zip up and used to be $35.

    tl
    les
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    In a similar vein, Joe Perrone has written a...

    In a similar vein, Joe Perrone has written a number of murder mysteries set in the Catskills. I'm working my way through them and enjoying them.

    tl
    les
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    Trouting in Maine next week

    Any advice? Never ffished up there - visiting a friend in Portland who wants me to take him on the water.

    hp
    les
  7. Thread: Mark Romero

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    I just got the same bad news from Zach. I need...

    I just got the same bad news from Zach. I need to give Misa a call, offer condolences, and see what we can do to help.

    tl
    les
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    Mark Romero, Misa - whereabouts?

    I usually see Misa and Mark in the Roscoe area or at shows like Somerset. But last week I heard that Misa couldn't come talk about Tenkara because she was with Mark in AR - he is very ill.

    Has...
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    I prefer the (over)abundance to the situation in...

    I prefer the (over)abundance to the situation in the '50s before 444 Peach made the scene. There were different, now defunct, makers like Sunset Line and Gladding, but overlooking silk, there were...
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    I've been very disciplined: I've managed to stay...

    I've been very disciplined: I've managed to stay at fewer than 200 rods (graphite, bamboo, glass, boron), and I keep busy populating the spreadsheet of the rods x about 200 reels/lines so I figure I...
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    Ron'n Vee - congrats on the g'k. Like oldfrat,...

    Ron'n Vee - congrats on the g'k. Like oldfrat, my kids took forever to produce the next generation. Waiting till they were in their thirties to get married was part of the extended process. Then,...
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    My, my. All this sturm und drang, and no one...

    My, my. All this sturm und drang, and no one mentioned boron in the context of a rod matrix? I use all four substrates, and for very light trouting (think Tricos and midges) or small stream work,...
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    I have a number of bags to stow the fly boxes I...

    I have a number of bags to stow the fly boxes I seem to accumulate. These days I rarely lose flies for whatever reason so the population growth is considerable. Sometime, I need to get down and...
  14. Thread: Scott G 904-2

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    I got my 904 G in the mid-70's from Jack's Tackle...

    I got my 904 G in the mid-70's from Jack's Tackle when no one in PA knew what to do with a light trouter over 8'. I was so impressed with the consistency that the Berkeley gang mastered across the...
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    What a bummer! I was at the 1st day of Somerset...

    What a bummer! I was at the 1st day of Somerset Fly Show today and one of the builders told me this, to my utter shock. John was a great contributor and the 2 Channers I have are among my...
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    Yo Ray Is there a sticky somewhere about this...

    Yo Ray

    Is there a sticky somewhere about this Bench project? I haven't been hanging on here that much lately and have totally missed the posts.

    tl
    les
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    Smernsky/Ed Temme Memorial

    Thanks to the heads up posted here I was able to make the time to attend Ed's memorial. His church was in Lansdale, near downtown, and reminded me of the cathedral-like 'chapel' in Princeton where...
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    Poll: "low end rods" for Salar

    Ted 'The Splendid Splinter', retired to his place on a great Salmon river up North, and his preferred rods were built for him by Fenwick. At the time he started, Fenwick was state-of-the-art, first...
  19. Thread: Very sad news

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    Yow! What a shock! As Max says, he was too...

    Yow! What a shock! As Max says, he was too young to go on to the great stream in the sky.

    I first knew Smernsky here when he was down in FL, far away from trouts. We would talk about the nearby...
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    Scotchguard

    Flybinder - good to hear, since 'Scotchguard' is a most bodacious TM. Betcha they reformulated it, as you can see http://www.chemicalindustryarchives.org/dirtysecrets/scotchgard/1.asp

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    Quads vs pents, hexes and tris

    Bob - you have struck a different kind of chord with me. I have always liked to evaluate fly rods, and have ffished nearly a thousand of them and casted several thousands. I love to discuss the...
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    wrong culprit

    ook - yes I do blame you, 'cause you were on the A List. So now you owe me (hmmm - Sheep Dip?).

    It wasn't Mark neither, but his thoroughly charming and persuasive wiff Misa.

    tl
    les
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    some chemistry

    Uncle - have you been able to buy Scotchguard lately? I recall that the active ingredient was a halogenated material that finds itself into human bloodstreams and 3M voluntarily discontinued...
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    bummer re FishIn

    :( Just found out about a major conflict with the schedule, so TomB and I will not be able to make it to this year's Lowell fun fest. The heck of it is we were originally going to spend a couple of...
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    Lowell Cabin

    GGho - sure that snoring you heard wasn't the Grizz? He was a roomie for one of the FishIns.

    Webfoot - yup, there's room. Turns out that I'm a native Webfooter too, being born in the City of...
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