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  1. Thread: Just a thought

    by oldfrat
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    I found FAOL shortly after seriously taking up...

    I found FAOL shortly after seriously taking up fly fishing as a hobby. I was immensely grateful for the information the overall site offered and, especially, for the customized responses to my...
  2. Thread: Retirement

    by oldfrat
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    Sticky: Denny, you've done a great job for the FAOL...

    Denny, you've done a great job for the FAOL community. Many thanks!

    Charlaine, thanks for volunteering to keep the coop clean, so to speak. ;)
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    Very best wishes! Everybody I know who has done...

    Very best wishes! Everybody I know who has done this has been very happy they did.

    Brad
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    A guy goes to the supermarket and notices a very...

    A guy goes to the supermarket and notices a very attractive woman waving at him.

    She says, 'Hello."

    He's rather taken aback because he can't place where he knows her from. So he asks, 'Do you...
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    You have mine for sure, Allan! Brad

    You have mine for sure, Allan!

    Brad
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    Thanks, guys. Charlie died suddenly,...

    Thanks, guys.

    Charlie died suddenly, unexpectedly and medicated to be pain and worry-free after collapsing while visiting our son Evan's family and meeting a new grandson. Her underlying...
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    I am so happy your grand daughter made it though...

    I am so happy your grand daughter made it though this, Betty! I did add my prayers, even though I was questioning the value of my prayers at the time as a result of losing my bride of nearly 47...
  8. Thread: Update me

    by oldfrat
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    One of the reasons I enjoy threads like this is...

    One of the reasons I enjoy threads like this is that there is no one universal right answer. The posts show that all responders have considered the issue and made the decision that was right for...
  9. Thread: Ed Kelleher

    by oldfrat
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    Ed passed away this morning. He will be greatly...

    Ed passed away this morning. He will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known him.

    Brad
  10. Thread: Ed Kelleher

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    Ed Kelleher

    Some of you may know Ed. If you do I am sure you like and respect him as much as I do.

    Ed has been putting up an heroic battle with cancer. He's in a hospice now and the battle is nearly done. ...
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    A man who doesn't fish is more likely to lie to...

    A man who doesn't fish is more likely to lie to you about something important.

    Jesse, I just pasted that from another board. I highlighted it there, right clicked on "copy. Then opened up this...
  12. Thread: Vise platform

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    I made the right decision, Warren. I miss the...

    I made the right decision, Warren. I miss the mountains, but am really appreciating a lot of things down here.

    Brad
  13. Thread: Vise platform

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    Chewy, got a grin out of that! I miss your...

    Chewy, got a grin out of that! I miss your fireside wit! That one reminded me of the title, Don't raise the bridge, Lower the river.

    Brad
  14. Thread: Prayers wanted

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    Jim, I don't know what to say to you to comfort...

    Jim, I don't know what to say to you to comfort you. But I'm about to go outside and have a conversation about this with God. He always seems to know exactly what I mean, even when my words don't...
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    I stopped being a corporate wage slave at 52 and...

    I stopped being a corporate wage slave at 52 and have spent the last 16years gradually working my way into being a totally retired consultant. I'm about 95% of the way there now and have to say that...
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    I fell in October, landing on my shoulder on...

    I fell in October, landing on my shoulder on grass. Thought nothing of it until a day later when I had the worst pain I've ever endured. Now diagnosed as rotator cuff tear. Decided not to go...
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    Those occasional wildlife encounters are some of...

    Those occasional wildlife encounters are some of my best fly fishing memories. My best was being across the river from a grizzly in Alaska. He sat down in the water, sat up, and began swiping...
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    Congratulations --and thanks for helping the many...

    Congratulations --and thanks for helping the many young men you did to earn this award!
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    holensum This link is to a series on bamboo...

    holensum

    This link is to a series on bamboo rod building by a guy who is a master at it.
    http://flyanglers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4624

    I think the owners of FAOL are now comfortable enough...
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    I agree on the books mentioned so far. I think I...

    I agree on the books mentioned so far. I think I learned the most per dollar from Charlie Craven's book. But, isn't your best option a home WiFi network and another computer or two? They don't...
  21. Thread: Helping out

    by oldfrat
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    Talk with the current troop leader and find out...

    Talk with the current troop leader and find out what skills and knowledge you can add that they don't have now. Also, where they need any help you can add to reinforce what they are already doing.
    ...
  22. Thread: I'm back too.

    by oldfrat
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    Welcome back. Been kind of quiet here of late,...

    Welcome back. Been kind of quiet here of late, so be loquacious.
  23. Thread: Good News!

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    That gave me my first big smile of the day! ...

    That gave me my first big smile of the day! Carpe diem and non carborundum illigitimi!
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    Ditto John N. I used cable ties to attach the...

    Ditto John N. I used cable ties to attach the magnet to the top of the net. The big advantage of hanging it this way is that the net is much less likely to hang up on brush when it is between your...
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    Welcome back! Sounds like you went through some...

    Welcome back! Sounds like you went through some rough times, but came out OK at the other side. This is supposed to make us stronger. I sure hope so!
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