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  1. WTB: Tibor Riptide black extra spool, non-QC

    I'm fixin' to build a spey rod, and want to use my Riptide on it.Looking for a spare spool, black, NON-quick change (it's older). Let me know if you have one!
    DANBOB
    (danbob88@gmail.com)
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    Darn....I'll have to miss it. But for once, not...

    Darn....I'll have to miss it. But for once, not because of work or ailing dawgs....I'll be up in AK fishing the Kenai Peninsula!
    Catch all y'all in Idaho in the fall ---

    DANBOB
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    Ladyfisher..... I'll hit him up for continuing...

    Ladyfisher.....

    I'll hit him up for continuing his FAOL sponsership next time I'm in there....I'm thinking of buying a spey switch rod from him ;-)
    DANBOB
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    Colorado fly shop moving up!

    Seems like the FAOL board is full of new notices of fly shops closing.

    So here's some good news -- Elkhorn Rod and Reel in Loveland Colorado has moved to some nice new digs, right on the main drag...
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    Force Fins! I started out float tubing with...

    Force Fins!

    I started out float tubing with them, and was shocked when I tried a pair of 'regular' fins last summer. Ugh!

    I don't need no stinkin' retainer dongles with Force Fins.....they...
  6. Thread: Kinda sucks

    by danbob
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    Terry; I'm sorry to hear that news. But...

    Terry;
    I'm sorry to hear that news.
    But *always* keep in mind that your 54 years, gray hair, and 24 years work at that company puts you in a very special position. You are a highly-experienced...
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    Television free for 9 years now here! I get my...

    Television free for 9 years now here!
    I get my news from radio and Google News.
    Quit Netflix, because i only get mail service once a week. Now, me and my neighbors buy videos, and loan them around...
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    Potluck season -- food safety!

    To go down in history as "The Hayride to Hell"

    I didn't attend our local Halloween party last night....just got back from a conference in Denver, and I was exhausted. A neighbor started banging on...
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    LOL! Sounds like fun! When a fish charges you,...

    LOL! Sounds like fun!
    When a fish charges you, you can turn with your flippers so you are facing the fish. Then reel in like crazy while also flippering like crazy away from the fish.
    I've been in...
  10. Thanks for the kind words, understanding, and...

    Thanks for the kind words, understanding, and support, everyone!
    DANBOB
  11. Farewell to my fishin' dawg -- no Idaho for me this year

    To all my FAOL friends --

    I won't be able to make the Idaho FAOL fish-in this year. My old dawg Kodiak, who is 14, is in the last few days of her life. She has had a reoccuring bladder and kidney...
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    Brad -- DEAL! Darned sorry I...

    Brad --

    DEAL!

    <grin>

    Darned sorry I missed Parshall this year, I love partying and pickin' with all y'all on the Coloraddy, but after so long on the road and out of the USA I wasn't up for...
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    Royce, please PM me. I do this stuff for a...

    Royce, please PM me. I do this stuff for a living. After we get it worked out, will post back here.

    An Inverter takes battery DC voltage and makes it into 120 VAC "house current." Many nice...
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    Thanks folks -- It *is* a very nice area, and...

    Thanks folks --

    It *is* a very nice area, and I had a sneaking suspicion there were trouts about! No longer does my annual wisconsin business trip have to lack fishing!

    I was able to find some...
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    Central Wisconsin trout streams?

    Howdy anglers --

    Every year at the same time, I attend a small wind power conference in Stevens Point, then I lecture at the big Energy Fair. I'll be there next week, and have Thursday off to...
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    I like to anchor my float tube or 'toon, and use...

    I like to anchor my float tube or 'toon, and use a clear Type I intermediate lake line. I cast parallel to shore in the weeds, and retrieve in a slow, jerky fashion with strips of no more than 4...
  17. I'm glad all y'all got a hoot out of it too! And...

    I'm glad all y'all got a hoot out of it too!
    And yes, if you are lost in a blizzard (we had nearly a foot of snow just last nite) and see the sign, the password to get by my armed and grouchy...
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    Always a conundrum for me, Remote fishing...

    Always a conundrum for me, Remote fishing opportunities are so varied!

    MOST of the time, here in Colorado I hike in lightweight hippers and wading boots. The trick is that the wading boots must be...
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    OK, OK, this is NOT me, But I couldn't resist...

    OK, OK, this is NOT me, But I couldn't resist posting it.
    DANBOB

    http://www.otherpower.com/danf/sweettoon.jpg
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    I have a Scadden Madison River, great boat. I do...

    I have a Scadden Madison River, great boat. I do lots of chironomid fishing in lakes, and need to keep the boat still in high winds.
    I use a 12 lb. Spike anchor off the trolley, and a 8 lb mushroom...
  21. What happens when the county asks for public input......

    To make a long story short, our county finally decided that they had to straighten out their GIS mapping systems, get rid of duplicate road names, and even put up street signs way up here in the...
  22. Thread: Waders?

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    I also can't stand neoprene waders. Yuk. WAY too...

    I also can't stand neoprene waders. Yuk.
    WAY too hot for most of the year here in CO. My Simms breathables work great for all seasons -- just wear thicker long undies under them if it's cold out....
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    I think the weird browns are likely a phenotype...

    I think the weird browns are likely a phenotype (your locally colored version of Salmo Trutto), while the Tigers are a real crossbreed genotype (Salmo Trutto x. Salvelinus Fontinalus). Nature vs....
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    The definition of "trophy fish" is very relative,...

    The definition of "trophy fish" is very relative, eh?
    Glad you got a few trophies.
    DANBOB

    And, your photos are EXCELLENT! Thanks for the photo essay.
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    Nice toon! I wonder if it would be legal here in...

    Nice toon!
    I wonder if it would be legal here in CO, though, in lakes where float tubes are legal but toons are not. An officious official tried to give me a hassle here last summer about my Fishcat...
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