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    Well, you see, young'un, grandpaw has some very...

    Well, you see, young'un, grandpaw has some very serious thinking and psychological disorders.
    Most normal folks would simply have a spin cast rig and would use worms or crickets or a Mepps spinner...
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    Somebody had posted this site awhile back and...

    Somebody had posted this site awhile back and they use to post their pricing, but now I guess you have to call them for such. I was also wondering if they might not have some bamboo recommendations...
  3. One of the great readings I've enjoyed with great...

    One of the great readings I've enjoyed with great interest was about the Lewis & Clark expedition. Of course, part of that was their encounter with the grizz. I can just imagine in that day and time...
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    Twenty + years ago, I traveled some 1400 miles to...

    Twenty + years ago, I traveled some 1400 miles to visit an old co-worker who had retired - he had a place on a secluded river that was great trout fishing. To get there (all I had was an extra long...
  5. Thread: Fish ID

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    At first glance, I considered it might be what we...

    At first glance, I considered it might be what we call in these parts, a small white bass, but I can't see clearly enough of the dorsal fin. Now that would be a BIG shiner for what we have around...
  6. Thread: Fish ID

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    I was curious as to what part of the country...

    I was curious as to what part of the country "that" came out of ....
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    Here in my parts we simply refer to them as a...

    Here in my parts we simply refer to them as a "copperbelly". We also have the bluegill and you might even catch them both in the same pond. What I really noticed up in Michigan was not only...
  8. Thread: Easter

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    Well, I'd better get in on this, too! ...

    Well, I'd better get in on this, too!

    http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h226/dww0825/854D2D9A577F4804AB4976A133ACF27513.jpg
  9. Thread: Educate me.

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    Y'all referencing to M-14's and WWII simply gives...

    Y'all referencing to M-14's and WWII simply gives this old man a twitch or two. The M-14 did not make it's debut until the late 50's. It was the M-1 Garand for WWII and Korea (my time). The M-1 was...
  10. Thread: Educate me.

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    By necessity I've had to frequent the lower end...

    By necessity I've had to frequent the lower end pricing of the fly rod market. And when I've had the means to step up a little higher priced I chose instead to expand in different weights. For...
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    Spring Equinox March 20, 2016

    Besides considering such things as pond or lake turnover, this year there's something else tossed in .....


    "What time is the spring equinox?


    At 6:45 p.m. EDT on March 20, the sun appears...
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    I'm hard pressed to remember the first trout. ...

    I'm hard pressed to remember the first trout. Like others here I started on bluegills & L/M bass, and that was using poppers. I sort of graduated from there - learned how to cast with the poppers...
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    Part of my fly fishing attire has always been a...

    Part of my fly fishing attire has always been a vest, and that's when wading or in the canoe. No doubt carry more then I need, but better to have carried the jun... (eh, stuff) not using all of it...
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    Amazing how some "business people" have the...

    Amazing how some "business people" have the ability to run good paying and repeat customers off! Had something similar a few years back. When I would travel to this little town nestled close to a...
  15. Your recall of the olive drab can and the...

    Your recall of the olive drab can and the contents are correct .... and it was a round can. Believe me, I know, I remember.


    USMC
    1952 - 1956
  16. Thread: Knot?

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    Old fly fisherman and knot tying are like water,...

    Old fly fisherman and knot tying are like water, after awhile they simply seek their own level.

    I've tried a lot of different knots and finally settled on a few simple ones depending on the...
  17. As I recall K's were hard tack (cracker), little...

    As I recall K's were hard tack (cracker), little can of potted meat to spread onto the cracker, a bullion cube to make broth (soup?), packet of instant coffee & hot chocolate, chewing gum, candy...
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    Over the years I've tried different connections...

    Over the years I've tried different connections and knots for attaching the backing to the reel, the line backing to the flyline and the flyline to the leader. Today I'm with the loop to loop crowd,...
  19. Thread: Weather Confused

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    Regardless of the cause or reason, but as of this...

    Regardless of the cause or reason, but as of this beautiful day here along the coast, enjoy, for directly all will be changing back toward a more normal weather pattern for this time of year....
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    here I was sitting at the bar staring at my...

    here I was sitting at the bar staring at my drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me, grabs my drink and gulps it down in one swig.

    "Well, what are you gonna do about it?"...
  21. Thread: marines

    by DaleW
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    Semper Fi 1st Marine Division 1952 - 1956

    Semper Fi


    1st Marine Division
    1952 - 1956
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    MEMORY.... Brains of older people are slow...

    MEMORY....

    Brains of older people are slow because they know so much. People do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in...
  23. Thread: Streamer rod?

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    Yeah, have (8.5) 7wt that's my streamer windy...

    Yeah, have (8.5) 7wt that's my streamer windy river rod. Performs very well.
    By my main stay rod is a 5wt, either in the 8' or the 9' depending on what I'm intending to do or going after.
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    Most generally when I travel to navigable rivers...

    Most generally when I travel to navigable rivers it has been most always with the little popup camper and the canoe boat rides atop of the closed camper. Also have a carrying rack for the bike. So...
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    So far I've not encountered this problem (now,...

    So far I've not encountered this problem (now, stand by for a future posting that I have done so) - However - my favorite two ways of breaking a rod (at least the tip) still remains:
    1) walking...
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