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    Holy Crap Dave! Thanks for the case of desk...

    Holy Crap Dave! Thanks for the case of desk envy! :)
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    Awesome news Jack!

    Awesome news Jack!
  3. Thread: As we age

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    My father always said, "Boy, getting old ain't...

    My father always said, "Boy, getting old ain't for sissie's". He was right. Smile and keep going, until the rides over.

    Ralph
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    I've always felt the European "Mayfly" was the...

    I've always felt the European "Mayfly" was the same as the Eastern Green Drake. Judging by the fly in the video, they could have been filming it on the Upper Pine in Central PA. Virtually identical...
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    Deanna, Good luck with the surgery and recovery....

    Deanna, Good luck with the surgery and recovery. Hope it goes smooth and you get to enjoy the Montana summer in liesurely fashion. :)

    Ralph
  6. Thread: Hookless?

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    Good April Fools! I believe that would change...

    Good April Fools! I believe that would change the sport to something other than "fishing". And I would have to "opt out'.
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Neil!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Neil!
  8. The X-caddis when tied with a shorter wing (no...

    The X-caddis when tied with a shorter wing (no longer than the thorax) is more a mayfly emerger/cripple than any caddis stage IMO.
  9. Thread: Wolves

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    The way I see it, WE are the apex predator in the...

    The way I see it, WE are the apex predator in the equation. They want to "re-introduce" another diminished predator back into the ecosystem, and not allow the top predator to control their numbers....
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    I believe that is a very broad and inaccurate...

    I believe that is a very broad and inaccurate statement. But I can understand how somebody could come to that conclusion with TV hunting shows and the greater publicity given to the taking of the...
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    HAP, I appreciate your response and sorry for the...

    HAP, I appreciate your response and sorry for the misunderstanding.

    Ralph
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    Did you catch them on a fly? Sure did. And...

    Did you catch them on a fly? Sure did. And nothing against it. My boy learned to nymph with a small bobber and a beadhead on an ultrlight rig. Is it the legal definition of fly fishing in most...
  13. Thanks much! Well worth the watch. I enjoyed it....

    Thanks much! Well worth the watch. I enjoyed it.

    Ralph
  14. Thread: Wolves

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    Hap, To be perfectly honest....that stings of,...

    Hap, To be perfectly honest....that stings of, "I'm significantly smarter than ya'all, and since this discussion is not going the way I want it to, I'm out."
  15. Thread: Wolves

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    Back in the day, when wolves, bear and coyotes...

    Back in the day, when wolves, bear and coyotes controlled the herds, elk were plains animals roaming over most of the continent. The wolves could not impact the herds like they are able to now. The...
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    While they may "prefer" elk. Wolves will take...

    While they may "prefer" elk. Wolves will take watever fawn/calf is available. The fact that the wolf population has dropped in the park along with the elk numbers could very well be a result of them...
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    Wolves also have no bag limits or seasons. And...

    Wolves also have no bag limits or seasons. And just like bears their predation on calving or fawns is immense.
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    Careful now Ed, you're treading on holy ground...

    Careful now Ed, you're treading on holy ground now. LOL Hunting in Yellowstone? Next you'll be suggesting we kill and eat a trout! :)
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    Don't get me wrong. Not arguing "for" the mine....

    Don't get me wrong. Not arguing "for" the mine. My concern is only that we need to be careful with an "all or nothing" approach in our fight. My fear is that it could be a loss. And with a 100% loss...
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    OK, I answered the question myself. With a sale...

    OK, I answered the question myself. With a sale going on and cash from another rod in hand, I went with the 8'6" 4wt. It came today. Sticker on the rod said "Made in China".

    First go-round is...
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    I think it all needs to be weighed. I'm certainly...

    I think it all needs to be weighed. I'm certainly not willing to give the EPA a "blank check" so-to-speak, as they are far and away a political entity as much as a regulatory entity. I am also not...
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    Double L Rods?

    Anybody know who makes the new Double L rods these days? I know Loomis did for a few years, and their lower end are all off-shore. But I just had a chance to cast this years 8'6" 4wt Double L rod,...
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    Because it was tied that way originally....and it...

    Because it was tied that way originally....and it catches a helluvalotta fish. Need there be another reason? :)
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    We are setting records here....but I seem to...

    We are setting records here....but I seem to remember winters being like this all the time as a youngster. I think the NE just got spoiled with light snowfall over the past 10years or so.
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    John, cherished memories I'm certain. I know the...

    John, cherished memories I'm certain. I know the exact location you described. Glad you enjoyed the article.

    Ralph
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