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  1. This will have more impact on PA's fisheries than anything ever has.

    The Marcellus Shale Gas industry is coming through Pennsylvania. Roughly on a diagonal from the Southwestern corner of the state, through the Central part of the state into the Northeast and then on...
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    Patagonia is for sale!

    I thought some of us who have always dreamed of fishing Patagonia would be interested in this article from today's Asia Times on line, written by it's South American correspondent Pepe Escobar. Many...
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    I had my left eye done in '97 and my right eye...

    I had my left eye done in '97 and my right eye done in '01. Best thing I ever did! No more glasses (I wore bifocals too). I'm now 20/15 in my left eye and 20/25 in my right eye. We tried to...
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    Neat little reel. I have the rather old Orvis...

    Neat little reel. I have the rather old Orvis Battenkill black and silver variation. Still works great with a Sylk 4 wt.
    Bob

    I want to correct this. The little old Orvis Pflueger 1492 copy is...
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    See the quote on the Home Page herein by John...

    See the quote on the Home Page herein by John Buchan. I think it came from one or the other of his memoirs: "Pilgrim's Way." Or his uncompleted memoir "Pilgrim's Rest," sadly interrupted by his...
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    Individual rights are enumerated in the 1st 10...

    Individual rights are enumerated in the 1st 10 amendments to the constitution. The Federal Government's powers are limited therein.
    Bob
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    Granted; they are invested in the traditional...

    Granted; they are invested in the traditional market, but did you notice that the California Pension Fund is, for the first time, partially invested in the Commodities market, which likely includes...
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    Many State Public Employee Pension Funds are...

    Many State Public Employee Pension Funds are invested big time in Oil Companies and raking in profits from them!

    http://spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=13381

    Bob
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    It must be near Shamokin. There ain"t no places...

    It must be near Shamokin. There ain"t no places like that left in Luzerne or Lackawanna Counties any more, alas! Pete Bordi's in Scranton, famous for 10 cent beers well into the 1990's, is now...
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    You can read a bunch of SHORT and INTERESTING...

    You can read a bunch of SHORT and INTERESTING articles arguing against man-made GW here:

    http://www.ibdeditorials.com/FeaturedCategories.aspx?sid=1802

    Cordially,
    Bob
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    Too bad Cortland got rid of their "twin tip"...

    Too bad Cortland got rid of their "twin tip" leaders many, many years ago. They had 5 and 1/2 feet of stiff nylon for the butt section which tapered down from 24x to where it was tied to a 4 and 1/2...
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    I read it in the 80's when I was recovering from...

    I read it in the 80's when I was recovering from a pulmonary embolism and confined to my home for a month. It's a fine tale about coming of age on the west slope of the Montana Rockies in the 30's...
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    I think that Tuna is a member of the Mackerel...

    I think that Tuna is a member of the Mackerel family. Years ago it was called "Horse Mackerel" but it was hard to sell. Then some genius named it Tuna and Charlie became a famous TV cartoon! Our...
  14. Thread: Buzzards

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    Re: Buzzards

    They are about 2/3rds the size of an Eagle. There are a lot of them in my area. They are easy to identify when soaring. They hold their wings in a V shaped angle and rock slowly from side to side...
  15. Re: Possible to change the side that the reel handle is on?

    I agree, John. It is also a very efficient method of use for short casts, and I have no trouble using it for casts of 50 feet or so. And I did see Lee Wulff at The Northeast FF conclave use it in a...
  16. Re: Possible to change the side that the reel handle is on?

    I actually heard Lefty Kreh address the question of what hand to reel with. He said to "reel with your right hand if you are right handed and with your left hand if you are left handed." Some one...
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    Re: Dick Tracy Grip

    It's the "Lee Wulff" grip. I watched him demonstrate fly casting many times at numerous confabs. He could lay out 90 feet of line effortlessly with it. Sometime he kept his finger straight and...
  18. Re: Where to find the hat from "A river runs through it"

    In the 1930's they wore mostly Fedoras, probably fur felt ones which are quite expensive today. You can get some good, water repellent crushable wool felt ones for reasonable prices. Hartford York,...
  19. Thread: car mileage

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    Re: car mileage

    Well, that explains why an '84 Chrysler 4 cylinder my wife owned didn't start running good until it hit 68mph.

    Never could keep hubcaps on that thing either. Hit a small pothole and they turned...
  20. Thread: Home Waters

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    A few small freestone streams in the western...

    A few small freestone streams in the western reaches of Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.

    Bob
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    I first began fishing for trout with a grade...

    I first began fishing for trout with a grade school chum. That was longer ago than I care to remember. We still meet once in a while to fish together although we both live on different coasts. I...
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    Famous quote: "If you know how many fly rods you...

    Famous quote: "If you know how many fly rods you own you don't have enough!" by Me (I think)

    Having said that, I will state that I have only one flyrod worth more than $600.00. It's a Charles...
  23. I've always thought that 3 piece and 5 piece rods...

    I've always thought that 3 piece and 5 piece rods have better actions than 4 piece rods. I have an older friend; a very experienced fly fisherman, who for more than 50 years fished around the world...
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    What's wrong with cotton? You have to wear the...

    What's wrong with cotton? You have to wear the shirt all day! Would you wear synthetic underwear or sleep in synthetic sheets?
    Cordially,
    Bob
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    We make all these "politically correct" rules...

    We make all these "politically correct" rules with the best of intentions but lurking, always lurking, in the background is the LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES to remind us that perfection is a...
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