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    We welcomed Spring here in West Kentucky with a...

    We welcomed Spring here in West Kentucky with a damp 55 degrees, but tomorrow promises the high 70s.
    Hang in there, Spring is really coming soon.
  2. I finally got the email from Amazon asking me to...

    I finally got the email from Amazon asking me to rate the book and having read it completely now I of course reviewed it favorably.
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    While I do not suffer from COT (compulsive over...

    While I do not suffer from COT (compulsive over tying) I am lucky enough to have a nephew who does.
    He only took up FF and FT a year ago and he is immersed in it. And he is good. He follows recipes...
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    I have a 12' solo canoe that I have considered...

    I have a 12' solo canoe that I have considered putting building outriggers and then mounting oar locks atop them so I can row it.
    I have seen some commercial units, but I think I can rig up some...
  5. Sticky: Great read as usual. You make it seem like I was...

    Great read as usual. You make it seem like I was there with you.
    I think I enjoy your fishing as much as you do yourself.
  6. Obama is standing purely on economic reasons. One...

    Obama is standing purely on economic reasons. One of the biggest contributors to the Democratic Party stands to lose millions if not billions should the pipeline get built.



    Amen to all except...
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    I used a vest for years and got a sling after...

    I used a vest for years and got a sling after fishing with a fellow who used one. He liked it and it looked like it would work. I bought a sling bag (not Fly Fishing specific) and tried it 5 times....
  8. Take that to Percy Priest Lake just outside...

    Take that to Percy Priest Lake just outside Nashville and hold on. The lake has a resident population of Rosy Red Shiners and the smallmouth key in on pink lures and flies.
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    I have found the easiest way to find what hook I...

    I have found the easiest way to find what hook I can substitute is to look up the hook specified and see the characteristics of the hook.
    For instance the hook he calls is Turned up eye, Heavy wire,...
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    I made the transition some years ago after my 4th...

    I made the transition some years ago after my 4th heart attack, major surgeries and stern warnings from the guy in the white smock. I will admit at first I was actually depressed. But I eventually...
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    I did the same thing, but with cameras. I have an...

    I did the same thing, but with cameras. I have an older Kodak Easy Share that I replaced with a little better Nikon. The Kodak became my fishing camera. It fits in my vest and in the boat rides in a...
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    Tied smaller that would make an awesome Crappie...

    Tied smaller that would make an awesome Crappie fly.
    I am going to have to look for some of the Minnow Body tubing.
  13. Wow - I recently got a book for my Kindle about...

    Wow - I recently got a book for my Kindle about fly fishing New Zealand. It was interesting, but given my age and condition I will never fish there. It is sad when a society has one priority that...
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    Just to confirm your choice, I use two different...

    Just to confirm your choice, I use two different 5 wts, one set up for dries (or foams actually) and the other for nymphs. I use these when ever there is a likelihood of getting into a larger fish...
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    Deep and slow, very slow.

    Deep and slow, very slow.
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    That reminds me of when I lived in New England....

    That reminds me of when I lived in New England. Opening day was an event. Plans were made, equipment was checked and laid out. Out the door an hour before sunrise and usually home by 9:00 or 10:00,...
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    Tied in brown and black that would an excellent...

    Tied in brown and black that would an excellent fly for Red Ear, a.k.a. Shell Cracker.
    Thanks
  18. You are most likely correct. Unless something...

    You are most likely correct. Unless something were to happen to drive oil prices back up to the previous levels of over $100 a barrel. Then there will be an economic incentive to make the people...
  19. Most oil that is moved now is moved by rail. The...

    Most oil that is moved now is moved by rail. The fact that the railroad are largely owned by a major Democratic supporter (George Soros) is one of the economic factors I aluded to earlier.
  20. When the Alaska Pipeline was proposed, there were...

    When the Alaska Pipeline was proposed, there were many naysayers. I was skeptical myself, but the engineering has proven itself so far. The cries of the destruction of the wildlife habitat turned...
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    Sticky: In my prayers.

    In my prayers.
  22. I read the book, not straight through, but I...

    I read the book, not straight through, but I hopped around quite a bit. I usually get an email from Amazon asking for my review of the books I have purchased. But I never got one on this book. I...
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    Global DorbeR Group

    Recently in a thread about fly lines someone mentioned the lines from Global DorbeR Group. I went to their website and attempted to order some lines. The website is locked. The lines were listed at...
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    One answer.

    An answer to one of my questions. The Lisa Pavelka resin works great. It is thicker than SHHAN but not overly so. I took a fly I had tied and had not used any head cement and using a bodkin put a...
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    The light I am considering is one of the these in...

    The light I am considering is one of the these in the link. There are others of the same ilk, some a bit bigger - 21 LEDs and a lot of 9 LED versions all of which can be had for less than $15...
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