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  1. Nighthawk, I understand the time is coming when I...

    Nighthawk, I understand the time is coming when I probably won't be able to participate in but one or two of the pass times mentioned. That is one of the reasons I hoped it didn't come off as...
  2. This isn't to sound flip. I have so many hobbies...

    This isn't to sound flip. I have so many hobbies and interests the thought of what to do if interest in one wanes has never crossed my mind. Church and doing a lot of music and teaching there...
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    I never keep trout, not anymore. Neither my wife...

    I never keep trout, not anymore. Neither my wife nor I care for the flavor of any of the salmonids and we've tried preparing them in about every way we could find and have friends and neighbors...
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    Lemme see....former military, prior law...

    Lemme see....former military, prior law enforcement and construction for the last 36 years...yup, I could scald ears with my profanity at one time. However, 10 years ago it occurred to me how...
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    Kingfishers are just cool!!!

    Kingfishers are just cool!!!
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    I love the rattan grip, Uncle Jesse. For 90%...

    I love the rattan grip, Uncle Jesse.

    For 90% of my fishing I prefer my Pocket Water Rods 7', 2/1, 4 wt. bamboo. After that....one of a few. A South Bend 323 I am told is from the 1930's, big...
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    The parks, Bennet Springs, will be C & R this...

    The parks, Bennet Springs, will be C & R this time of the year. As has been stated the Niangua just below the park is often good and can be fished year round and there are length limits if you like...
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    I caught my first largemouth on a popping bug...

    I caught my first largemouth on a popping bug some 45 years ago....is that possible? Even so I'm only 59, barely. another couple months will see the end of the 50's. Up until age 50 I was doing...
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    That I am Betty, and shamelessly!!!!

    That I am Betty, and shamelessly!!!!
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    When I decided I was drinking too much beer and...

    When I decided I was drinking too much beer and the next step in my alcoholism was a place I did not want to go I started attending Alcoholics Anonymous. I haven't had a drink in three years and am...
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    Philipson's have been on the increase the last...

    Philipson's have been on the increase the last few years. From what I see the $350.00 is low today. Not sure how much, maybe 2-3 hundred, perhaps more depending on condition.
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    It depends on which model of Montague one is...

    It depends on which model of Montague one is discussing. Montague, H & I, South Bend and others made low end rods that most of us wouldn't care for. They also all made some very good rods. The...
  13. As far as I can tell it's a matter of taste,...

    As far as I can tell it's a matter of taste, preference and convenience. For me, my taste and preferences are for two piece rods and transporting them is not inconvenient. I've driven a pick-up as...
  14. Thread: Newbie Here

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    Welcome Aaron and congratulations on your first...

    Welcome Aaron and congratulations on your first fly fishing trip and your success!! Beware, this sport is not called "the benign addiction" without good reason. And, you have come to the right...
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    The last picture is simply incredible. Thank you!

    The last picture is simply incredible. Thank you!
  16. Thread: New Bamboo

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    Be careful gentlemen, fishing bamboo can be as...

    Be careful gentlemen, fishing bamboo can be as addictive as fly fishing itself. There, I've done my duty to warn you....good luck and enjoy!
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    I can understand doing that. Lots of times it's...

    I can understand doing that. Lots of times it's just as much fun to know you "could have". Example, back in the 1970's I hunted with an "old timer", about my age now. We were both muzzleloader...
  18. Thread: Deanna

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    Offering up prayers for a speedy recovery! My...

    Offering up prayers for a speedy recovery! My wife had the same saurgery on both hands. I hope Deanna's is as successful as was my wifes.
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    Welcome to the board, Chuck! I'll 2nd Buddy's...

    Welcome to the board, Chuck! I'll 2nd Buddy's assessment. Were it an A & F bamboo it would be a different story.
  20. Thread: old flies

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    Yes, I use a few of the old classic patterns...

    Yes, I use a few of the old classic patterns because they still catch fish....and I'm a sucker for all things old.
  21. Thanks Silver! Our regs changed this year and...

    Thanks Silver! Our regs changed this year and wouldn't you know that last year I bought new felt soled boots.
  22. I believe trout are effected. Warm water species...

    I believe trout are effected. Warm water species perhaps not as much but I believe it does put them "on watch" and ready to feed or flee. Silk doesn't make near the commotion as plastic lines of...
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    Iceman's description for Missouri is exactly...

    Iceman's description for Missouri is exactly correct. A designation adopted by Missouri Dept. of Conservation for our creeks and streams that will support natural reproduciton of trout. No live...
  24. Thanks for posting that Nighthawk!

    Thanks for posting that Nighthawk!
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    Thank you jim. Obviously not in Missouri but it...

    Thank you jim. Obviously not in Missouri but it certainly looks like an abandoned old house about 75 yards from one of the creeks I fish regularly.
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