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    I was fishing it under a strike indicator. I'm a...

    I was fishing it under a strike indicator. I'm a very green rookie at nymph fishing. I think I'm gonna get a local guide from the flyshop to give me a lesson. At least then I'll know why I'm not...
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    Below the Deerfield Dam - Black Hills

    Went up Castle Creek all the way to the dam. The water is so clear right now. There have been lots of reports that the trout are eating Copper Johns like candy, but all I got today was one missed...
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    Re: This Grandma?s immune system ...

    I hear that the atmosphere surrounding the Black Hills has medicinal, healing qualities not found in other fisheries!
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    Re: Missouri Fish-In at Bennet Spring State park

    Caught my first trout on a flyrod at Bennet Spring. Even got a free T-Shirt when the ketchup in the dining room exploded upon opening. Still have the shirt, ...and the vivid memory of that trout. The...
  5. Thread: Betty Sighting

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    Re: Betty Sighting

    That would be Chili's at Exit 58. Ask for me if you come in. I like to meet FAOLers as they're passing through.
  6. Thread: Betty Sighting

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    Betty Sighting

    Hey Folks,

    I saw Betty and Carey tonight at the restaurant. They're having a great time and have caught some nice trout (although they must have been fibbing because we all know there are NO trout...
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    Re: Prayer Request Please?

    Whatever you ask for in Prayer with faith you will receive.
    Matthew 21:22

    She will be in my prayers along with her friends and family.
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    Re: Three Forks 3WT

    I read this thread and couldn't help myself. I used my Cabela's points and ordered one to replace the WW Griggs 3 wt I broke when I shut the Jeep hatch on it. Should be here tomorrow if you can...
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    Re: Prayers, Please.......

    Dear Jesus, Divine Physician and Healer of the Sick, we turn to You in this time of illness. 0 dearest Comforter of the Troubled, alleviate our worry and sorrow with Your gentle love, and grant us...
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    Re: Upstream or Downstream

    There are many different thoughts on this question. The last two issues on Flyfishing and Tying Journal (an FAOL Sponsor) both had issues on fishing downstream. The Spring 07 issue had an article...
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    Re: Memorial Bench?

    Sorry, no. I was involved with the service and didn't have a chance. There was only family, a few friends of the Campbells, and Will Saylor from the Hatchery. No one else made it. Al's family came...
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    Re: Memorial Bench?

    Isn't my wife awesome??!! Leah said it better than I could have. I hope all your questions were answered. Will Saylor, the Hatchery manager, contacted both KOTA TV and Kevin Wooster at the RC...
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    Re: Memorial Bench?

    Hello All,

    Elliott's wife here. Yes, sometimes even I lurk! The Memorial service was mostly attended by family. About 17 or so of us total. Pastor Brent Parker of Destiny FourSquare Church led...
  14. Re: How wide spread is Didymo in Black Hills of SD?

    I will vouch for Betty. All the fish have gone. By the way, Betty. What tourist traps ARE you going to see this next time out? ;-)
  15. Re: How wide spread is Didymo in Black Hills of SD?

    Hey Folks,

    If you Google Didymo Rapid City, you'll get several links with GFP announcements, Rapid City Journal articles, scientific info, and the like. They stocked the infested waters, more as a...
  16. Thread: Sad News

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    Sad News

    It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you all of the passing of Al Campbell's wife, Patty, who succumbed to cancer at 3:00 this morning. The funeral service will be held at Destiny 4Square...
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    Al Campbell Memorial Service

    Hello FAOL Faithful,

    The memorial service to remember Al Campbell will be held at the Cleghorn Springs Hatchery in Rapid City, SD on May 19th at 1:30 in the afternoon. It will be held at the...
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    Memorial Service for Al Campbell

    Hey All,

    Hope things are well for everyone. Things have just been a lttle crazy out this way. I just wanted to let you all know that a tentative date has been set for the Memorial Service at the...
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    Got my yarn today. Thank you so much. Elliott

    Got my yarn today. Thank you so much.

    Elliott
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    Hey Folks, I was speaking with Patty Campbell...

    Hey Folks,

    I was speaking with Patty Campbell this morning. She wanted to express to us how thankful she is about the placing of the bench and how perfect she felt it was. She told me a story...
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    Thank you to everyone who took part in this. I...

    Thank you to everyone who took part in this. I feel extremely lucky to have been able to play a part. Anytime any of you drive through Rapid City, look me up. Maybe we can go sit on the bench...
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    It'd be a shame to not take you up on your offer....

    It'd be a shame to not take you up on your offer. Thanks.

    You have a PM

    Elliott
  23. Thread: Memorial Bench

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    Thanks, Betty. BTW, you've got mail.....

    Thanks, Betty. BTW, you've got mail.....
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    No, it was just a WW Grigg, but it was a gift and...

    No, it was just a WW Grigg, but it was a gift and very handy in those tight situations you find here in the Black Hills. I suppose I'll cut the break smooth and put a tiptop on there if I can. The...
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    I have a very nice one. It was sitting at home in...

    I have a very nice one. It was sitting at home in the basement,.... laughing at me, I'm sure.
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