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    Bass will (excuse the pun) eat just about...

    Bass will (excuse the pun) eat just about anything. Anytime there's a post on bass fishing I always have to include my experiences fly casting using poppers. I have had L/M bass explode out of the...
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    I fall under the guise of "old dogs vs new...

    I fall under the guise of "old dogs vs new tricks".

    For my serious outings, where I'll be going up or down river, waders or the canoe, I prefer the vest. There's a different pocket for all...
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    When I did my hitch in the military all those...

    When I did my hitch in the military all those many years back, and they found I was such a genus that I was a made a grunt in a rifle company (infantry); and I toted everything I practically owned on...
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    I try and keep mine small, with a larger loop I...

    I try and keep mine small, with a larger loop I have had a fly hang up in the loop.
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    HOW DID YOU DIE..... SYLVIA: Hi! Wanda. ...

    HOW DID YOU DIE.....


    SYLVIA: Hi! Wanda.



    WANDA: Hi! Sylvia. How'd you die?

    SYLVIA: I froze to death.
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    -- The Italian Secret to a Long Marriage -- ...

    -- The Italian Secret to a Long Marriage --


    At St. Peter's Catholic Church in Toronto, they have a weekly husband's marriage seminar.

    At the session last week, the priest asked Joe Giuseppe,...
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    Sorry ... I'm kinda confused here. So far I do...

    Sorry ... I'm kinda confused here. So far I do not know of any strange emails coming my way, but let me say my email provider has a good spam filter so if something was earmarked that way it would...
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    This reminds me of not all that many years back...

    This reminds me of not all that many years back when I could buy a small roll of 20# line backing for .49 cents. Next, it went to .75 and before long a staggering price of .99 cents. Then all at...
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    It would be called phisporn.

    It would be called phisporn.
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    Most of the trout I have caught got by without...

    Most of the trout I have caught got by without needing a net. However, it seems that when I neglect hauling the thing with me is when that special circumstance arises that I'll need it most.
  11. Thread: It's SPRING!!!

    by DaleW
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    The pretty child's pic reminds me of that famous...

    The pretty child's pic reminds me of that famous quote from Carl Sandburg ... "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on."

    But now let me say ... (having turned 80 near the end of last...
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    I know we no where experienced the winter months...

    I know we no where experienced the winter months like some places in the country have, HOWEVER, for this old man it was a long hard one. I must be getting wussy because by the first day of spring I...
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    My Favorite Animal Our teacher asked what my...

    My Favorite Animal

    Our teacher asked what my favorite animal was, and I said, "Fried chicken."

    She said I wasn't funny, but she couldn't have been right, because everyone else laughed.

    My...
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    ~ ~ ~ Off To The Pharmacy ~ ~ ~ One day an...

    ~ ~ ~ Off To The Pharmacy ~ ~ ~

    One day an old man goes into a pharmacy, reaches into his pocket and takes out a small bottle and a teaspoon laying it on the counter.

    He asks the pharmacist,...
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    I carry about 15' of parachute cord in the back...

    I carry about 15' of parachute cord in the back of my fishing vest ... does that count?
  16. Thread: What weight?

    by DaleW
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    My fly rod quiver has rods from 4wt through to...

    My fly rod quiver has rods from 4wt through to 9wt. I'd like to think I've got all bases covered for what I do. My main stay rod for most of what I go after is a 5wt. For wading in tight places I...
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    My preference has been end of season sales where...

    My preference has been end of season sales where I've saved a few serious bucks. And then I take care of them, getting a lot of use and years out of the discounted investment. I must confess that...
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    The psychiatrist and the proctologist Best...

    The psychiatrist and the proctologist

    Best friends graduated from medical school at the same time and decided that in spite of two different specialties, they would open a practice together to ...
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    well, this certainly has little to do with fly...

    well, this certainly has little to do with fly fishing .... but I got a brand new 18" chain saw! (and I needed it!)
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    I suppose sporting supply companies have had the...

    I suppose sporting supply companies have had the same business problems as with many other smaller business corporations, finances, overhead costs, keeping on good skilled employees, wages and who...
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    It would have to be Alaska, especially where we...

    It would have to be Alaska, especially where we were on the last visit, The Lynn Canal, just a tad north of Juneau.

    http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h226/dww0825/Dalefishing016.jpg
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    How could I forget .... my birthday is December...

    How could I forget .... my birthday is December 7th, and I remember like it was yesterday when Pearl Harbor was bombed and my birthday party was just getting underway. Mothers came rushing to our...
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    Just before Christmas, an honest politician, a...

    Just before Christmas, an honest politician, a generous lawyer and Santa Claus were riding in the elevator of a very posh hotel. Just before the doors opened they all noticed a $20 bill lying on...
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    cyc ~ your suggestion about an experiment brought...

    cyc ~ your suggestion about an experiment brought some humor memories to mind. I've tried I don't know how many little tests and experiments, ranging from color to technique to depth to I can't...
  25. Thread: Fiberglass

    by DaleW
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    Way back when, I started with an old rump sprung...

    Way back when, I started with an old rump sprung Wright & McGill bamboo and left shortly after to do my military service and I just gave the rod away (think I paid five bucks for it). When I...
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