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    WOW! Of all things, I suppose the next time a...

    WOW! Of all things, I suppose the next time a golf ball hits your fly rod you should probably call it a day. ;)
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    Batson RX7 fly rod

    I'm selling a Batson RX7, 7 1/2 foot, 4 piece, 5 weight fly rod. I built it 7 years ago with a mortised teak reel seat insert and cap & ring smoke colored hardware. It has a western cork grip with a...
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    I'm 66 until October and I had to give up wading...

    I'm 66 until October and I had to give up wading about 4 years ago. So now I put my butt in my boat to fish, but I haven't hung up my fly rods. Granted, I use them less than I did when I could wade,...
  4. Thread: Cwfi 2014

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    Only 59 days left. :)

    Only 59 days left. :)
  5. Thread: old leaders

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    I'm not sure, but I think I heard somewhere that...

    I'm not sure, but I think I heard somewhere that bringing them to a boil in water and cooling slowly works. I'm also not sure if that wouldn't ruin them. If you're going to junk them anyway, perhaps...
  6. Thread: My winter

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    Hooking into a carp is like latching on to a...

    Hooking into a carp is like latching on to a freight train. I don't usually target them, but hooking up will absolutely make you busy.
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    That's amazing. I never knew.

    That's amazing. I never knew.
  8. Thread: Update me

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    We need to talk. I'll send you a PM. ;)

    We need to talk. I'll send you a PM. ;)
  9. Thread: Update me

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    I'm with you Ray. I'm a budget kind of guy, and...

    I'm with you Ray. I'm a budget kind of guy, and the only rods I have that are pricey were gifts. I find myself migrating back to fiberglass. But even that has become too expensive. My 3 favorite...
  10. Thread: Cwfi 2014

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    I see where it's scheduled for May 15th-18th this...

    I see where it's scheduled for May 15th-18th this year.
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    Nicely stated. There is no escaping the fact that...

    Nicely stated. There is no escaping the fact that the portal of time are one way. Thanks for mentioning Al.
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    Fascinating to watch. I did not know that the...

    Fascinating to watch. I did not know that the October Caddis was a terrestrial emerger.
  13. Thread: Great day!

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    Nice one! That fish made me seriously sit back in...

    Nice one! That fish made me seriously sit back in my chair.
  14. Thread: Fyi....

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    My sympathies as well. I was just thinking of...

    My sympathies as well. I was just thinking of going to Cabela's today.
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    Nice read for sure. As long as they're fishing....

    Nice read for sure. As long as they're fishing. For me that's the important thing. As long as they learn to appreciate nature, and learn to deal with something that is, to a certain extent, out of...
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    I could not have said it better. He inspired me...

    I could not have said it better. He inspired me to tie my own flies and to build my own rods. I miss him too.
  17. Thread: Re-Introduction

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    Welcome back. It seems there are quite a few of...

    Welcome back. It seems there are quite a few of us old timers migrating back home.
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    Very nice bug. I'm going to have to try that one....

    Very nice bug. I'm going to have to try that one. Does using a dubbing loop instead of splitting the thread make the thorax too bulky? Thanks.
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    Some of the very best friends I have, I met here...

    Some of the very best friends I have, I met here at FAOL. It's like a confluence where great times and great people come together.
  20. That's a beauty for sure.

    That's a beauty for sure.
  21. Favorite fiberglass color and configuration?

    What is your favorite fiberglass blank color and configuration? I find myself leaning toward an 8 foot, 3 piece, 5 weight, in either a butterscotch or dark brown color. If I had my druthers,...
  22. I believe you're right about people slowing down...

    I believe you're right about people slowing down on their buying habits. I also believe that more and more of the "Baby Boomers" are reaching retirement age and are no longer earning an expendable...
  23. That blows me away.

    That blows me away.
  24. Thread: Royal Coachman?

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    I fish primarily Newman Lake in Eastern...

    I fish primarily Newman Lake in Eastern Washington. It's about 10 north of Liberty Lake, which is 15 miles east of Spokane.
  25. Thread: Royal Coachman?

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    Maybe something like this; ...

    Maybe something like this;

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v420/Lotech1/100_1173.jpg
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