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    Folks, We finally made it to our new home...

    Folks,

    We finally made it to our new home in northern Idaho in early September. I had to fly back to Nashville to get my pick-up truck, utility trailer, and my workshop "stuff" and drive all...
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    Thank you all for the birthday wishes and kind...

    Thank you all for the birthday wishes and kind comments on our move to northern Idaho. Jack, I would really like to attend the North Idaho Fly Casters' meeting, if I have sufficiently recuperated...
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    Relocating West!

    Folks,

    I apologize for the paucity of posts and my infrequent viewing of the FAOL website for the past several months. I had originally planned on moving West after my retirement in January,...
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    Joe, Congratulations on your change of...

    Joe,

    Congratulations on your change of life! I know well the feeling of freedom that you will soon experience. I retired from TVA as a Senior Specialist in Natural Resource Management on...
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    Has Anyone Heard From Dave E.?

    I've been trying to contact Dave E. (Dave Ecklund) for about four months, to no avail. Has anyone heard from him? At last contact, he and his wife were living in Marysville, CA. Dave and I used to...
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    DaveE; Yep, we've discussed the rent/lease...

    DaveE;
    Yep, we've discussed the rent/lease option a few times before, haven't we? That is one item up at the top of my "To-Do" list when I take my grand safari West this spring. The only issue will...
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    I greatly appreciate eveyone's input. All of you...

    I greatly appreciate eveyone's input. All of you make valid points that I either have already considered or will be considering in our final decision. As one would expect, there are lots of reasons...
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    Retirement and Upcoming Move West

    Well, folks, after over 35 years of working in the field of fish, wildlife, and other natural resource management throughout the 7-State Tennessee Valley region, I am retiring from TVA on January 11,...
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    Betty, A very good friend and co-worker who...

    Betty,

    A very good friend and co-worker who retired just a few years back once told me: "This gettin' old ain't fer wimps!" I think he nailed it. But I am looking forward to my retirement,...
  10. Thread: Question ...

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    Betty, Some agencies utilize chemical...

    Betty,

    Some agencies utilize chemical treatments of the water in both the raceways where they rear trout and the water within the stocking trucks to protect the fish from diseases and parasites....
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    Thanks a bunch, Ed! It's going to be a good one...

    Thanks a bunch, Ed! It's going to be a good one today as both of my daughters are coming to visit. One is a grad student at Clemson, the other a grad student at Southeast Missouri. I'm hoping they...
  12. Thanks, folks! I've been out of town for a...

    Thanks, folks!

    I've been out of town for a few days; just got back to a computer to check messages and my favorite website!

    Gary
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    Jim, The Tennessee state record is 3 lb....

    Jim,

    The Tennessee state record is 3 lb. 5.5. oz. The Kentucky state record is 3 lb. 1 oz. The Alabama state record is 4 lb. 4 oz. The world record came from Georgia, scaling 5 lb. 7 oz. Try...
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    A little over a year ago I was bitten by the...

    A little over a year ago I was bitten by the guitar bug. I had lived on this Earth over 53 years and had never plunked a string, but the wife and I decided to look into acquiring two guitars and...
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    My Christmas wish should be fulfilled about 2:30...

    My Christmas wish should be fulfilled about 2:30 p.m. today - my son-in-law is coming home from his fourth combat deployment in the Middle East! AsI write this, he should be in the air somewhere over...
  16. Glad to hear you are feeling better, Dave! The...

    Glad to hear you are feeling better, Dave! The flu bug is making its way through Tennessee right now. I'm trying my best to stay away from it. Hope you get all your strength back soon!
  17. Ladies and Gentlemen, I have been a...

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    I have been a fisheries biologist for over 32 years, and have had the responsibility of sampling southeastern reservoir fish populations with electrofishing rigs many of...
  18. Thanks, All! Some folks don't like...

    Thanks, All!

    Some folks don't like birthdays, but I'm of the opinion I would rather have them than not have them! The only down side was having to work on my birthday, but the family made up...
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    Raw, I wish you a "Happy Retirement"! I'm...

    Raw,

    I wish you a "Happy Retirement"! I'm looking over the retirement fence myself; just trying to determine when will be best to jump. Actually, I'm not planning to really retire in the old...
  20. Thread: Digital Tv

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    Montana Moose and Nighthawk, I tried your...

    Montana Moose and Nighthawk,

    I tried your suggestion of getting news via the internet last night - no go with my antiquated dial-up system at home. I reckon we'll look for a newspaper instead....
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    My wife's version of this cake will make your...

    My wife's version of this cake will make your tongue slap your brains out. The only cake better is my Mother's Red Velvet cake ........
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    Here in the thriving Megopolis of Dresden, TN,...

    Here in the thriving Megopolis of Dresden, TN, the conversion of analog signal to digital signal appears to be resulting in us losing TV reception for 4 of the 5 channels we currently receive on our...
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    When I was a youngster, we used to have rat...

    When I was a youngster, we used to have rat killin's (ala Jerry Clower!) all the time out at the corn crib next to the barn. We used BB guns, .22 rifles, and our homemade blowguns. Like JC, we also...
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    Ed, Tennessee is indeed blessed with a...

    Ed,

    Tennessee is indeed blessed with a plethora of fish species. Last time I checked, there were some 400 different species of fish in our state. I was fortunate to take my ichthyology course...
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    Ed, It is not likely the fish you caught in...

    Ed,

    It is not likely the fish you caught in the Duck River are fliers. All known collections of fliers in Tennessee have been in West Tennessee, in Kentucky Reservoir and westward. Here's how to...
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