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    For those of us who use readers

    I thought I'd share this website for others here on FAOL that use readers. It's called freebooksy.com. When you go to the site, you select the type of reader you use and the genre of books that you...
  2. How about some of the convertible pants that zip...

    How about some of the convertible pants that zip off into shorts? They're made out of light weight nylon intended to keep you cool. Something like this:
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  3. Good luck, but I suggest that you buy a hat;) ...

    Good luck, but I suggest that you buy a hat;)

    Jim Smith
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    Jim, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know...

    Jim,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you will be in my prayers.

    Jim Smith
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    Congratulations!!! It's funny how the more...

    Congratulations!!! It's funny how the more ragged and scuffed up a fly looks, the better the fish like it. That one has earned a place in your man cave or your work office, perhaps even mounted on...
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    I agree with WarrenP; excellent post! As a...

    I agree with WarrenP; excellent post! As a former Marine, I can easily relate to the statement your son made to you about being a Marine, it's what he's supposed to do. He's doing what he feels...
  7. Larry, Just a note to say thanks for the tip...

    Larry,

    Just a note to say thanks for the tip about using the Mr. Clean's magic eraser sponge to clean the cork on the 4 wt. It worked fantastic. I about a minute it looks like new. Great...
  8. Larry, WOW! We use those things around the...

    Larry,

    WOW! We use those things around the house all the time. They really are like magic the way the work on stuff nothing else will. I'll give them a try tomorrow.

    Thanks to the tip.
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  9. Thomas, The rod arrived today and if it is not...

    Thomas,

    The rod arrived today and if it is not new, it is very lightly used or perhaps a store demo rod. The only reason I say this is that there is slight staining on the cork grip. That said,...
  10. Thomas, You'll be happy to know that I've put...

    Thomas,

    You'll be happy to know that I've put you out of your misery, or at least pulled the briar out of your foot. The pain will go away eventually, by then of course, you'll find another briar...
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    I'm not sure if this qualifies as strange, but it...

    I'm not sure if this qualifies as strange, but it certainly was memorable. I was fishing for salmon fishing off the Queen Charlotte Islands in BC, and seeing Killer Whales and Humpback whales were...
  12. Thread: bluegills

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    When the weather warms up a bit, my two go-to...

    When the weather warms up a bit, my two go-to flies for bream ( bluegills, red ears etc.) are an all black leech tied on a a size 10 2xl hook or a black cap spider. I consistently catch more and...
  13. Wow! What a monster. I noticed you kept the...

    Wow! What a monster. I noticed you kept the cape for mounting, just curious what you do with the skull?

    Jim Smith
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    Simplicity made beautiful. I can't get over how...

    Simplicity made beautiful. I can't get over how tiny you are able to get the head on your flies, especially the soft hackles. Once again, a very pretty pattern that looks like it will really catch...
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    As Byron mentioned, all insects have six legs. ...

    As Byron mentioned, all insects have six legs. From your description "It had 4 legs and 2 antenna, there was 2 wings that lay flat down his body. But there was also what appeared to be 2 small wings...
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    As you've heard already, the answer is heck yeah....

    As you've heard already, the answer is heck yeah. I've caught tons of them on Carter's Sculpin by Carter Nelson. This pattern works fantastic for large bream and bass when tied in all black. While...
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    I used to carry a pocket knife with me all the...

    I used to carry a pocket knife with me all the time when I first retired. Then, when I started my own business, I was traveling quite a bit by air so I got out of the habit for obvious reasons. Now...
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    I believe that all of the Galvan reels are silent...

    I believe that all of the Galvan reels are silent and they are very well made reels with excellent drag systems.

    Jim Smith
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    Welcome from Georgia! Please feel free to jump...

    Welcome from Georgia! Please feel free to jump into any "conversations" and/or ask questions. There are a ton of very talented and knowledgeable people on this site.

    Jim Smith
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    I've tried both green and amber and find that I...

    I've tried both green and amber and find that I see better with the amber colored lenses. Better definition and easier to see fish.

    Jim Smith
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    Since I also wear glasses, I use fit overs for...

    Since I also wear glasses, I use fit overs for fishing, but I have polarized trifocals for driving or walking around outside on sunny days. For fishing I have amber lenses as they seem to work...
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    Also, consider adding a base layer of thread...

    Also, consider adding a base layer of thread before trying to attach the foam. You can even put a dab of super glue on the thread before laying on the foam. This should solve your issues.

    Jim...
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    The fins and body shape look like a pickerel, but...

    The fins and body shape look like a pickerel, but that T shaped head doesn't fit any freshwater fish I've ever heard of. Any chance that the T shape was from something crosswise in the mouth like a...
  24. My prayers are with you and all the others that...

    My prayers are with you and all the others that suffered from this band of spring tornados. We managed to miss most of it last night here in the Atlanta area, but we're expecting more storms later...
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    Welcome to the world of warmwater fly fishing. ...

    Welcome to the world of warmwater fly fishing. Tying deerhair bugs can be frustrating until you get the hang of it. The biggest challenge is getting the hair packed tightly to make a bug that trims...
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