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    Did my civic duty this morning first thing,...

    Did my civic duty this morning first thing, number 29 in line. Tonight I'll continue my practice of scraping off the bumper stickers as soon as the polls close...I don't believe in gloating if my...
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    Who lives without TV?

    Last night as we clicked through 150+ channels with nothing worth watching, my lovely wife points out that we are paying close to $80 a month for this junk, and why not just get rid of it. It has me...
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    I've never learned to do it by hand and probably...

    I've never learned to do it by hand and probably never will, but I admire the heck out of those who can. Never felt like less of a tier for it.
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    Penny the Mutant Wonder Puppy...now 13 going on...

    Penny the Mutant Wonder Puppy...now 13 going on 14.
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    We as fly fishermen always speak in lofty tones...

    We as fly fishermen always speak in lofty tones of introducing others to the sport, but in reality we expect that these newcomers start out as experienced anglers with enough impeccable stream...
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    I'm a low end guy. Once I took up putting my own...

    I'm a low end guy. Once I took up putting my own rods together (I won't say "building" because that implies far more skill than I possess) I realized that a decent rod can be had for a very...
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    You betcha! They have them for turkey hunting. ...

    You betcha! They have them for turkey hunting. Frames and lenses in camo.
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    Am I the only one who liked "the movie..."

    I started flyfishing without having seen "A River Runs Through It", but I've noticed that this movie is referred to with disdain regularly on this and other sites, and blamed for a plethora of ills...
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    Fresh Water: Rainbow Trout Brook Trout Brown...

    Fresh Water:
    Rainbow Trout
    Brook Trout
    Brown Trout
    Smallmouth Bass
    Largemouth Bass
    Rock Bass
    Bluegill
    Pumpkin Seed
    Black Crappie
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    I'm not great at tying, sometimes I'm really bad...

    I'm not great at tying, sometimes I'm really bad at it, but I haven't bought a fly except for three tiny poppers that I bought when I started flyfishing in the late '90's. Every other fly I have had...
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    I quit cold turkey...twice. The first time I...

    I quit cold turkey...twice. The first time I just decided to stop (which wasn't easy, but I did it), and lasted several years until I got the bright idea that I could have just one again. Five...
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    Personally, I love sleeping in a tent unless it...

    Personally, I love sleeping in a tent unless it is stinking hot and dead calm. I love cooking simple food over a fire. Simple is best. A must have campsite luxury is a nice hammock, though.
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    I've always been a tent camper. In May I had to...

    I've always been a tent camper. In May I had to drive to western PA to pick up my son and his stuff from college, so I decided to go the night before and camp at a state park to do some fishing. I...
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    Definitely more of a minimalist here. My only...

    Definitely more of a minimalist here. My only excess is the number of fly boxed I carry on stream because I am too lazy to take out the ones I don't need. Everything fits in an old shoulder bag. I...
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    Gasp! Unbeliever...heretic... Children,...

    Gasp! Unbeliever...heretic...

    Children, please leave the room.

    Oh mercy!

    Actually, I wash all my hats, even the fishing hat. Some luck is best washed away.
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    I liked the expression on a co-workers face when...

    I liked the expression on a co-workers face when she heard me say I was tying up a dozen Mormon Girls over the weekend.

    Why do we enjoy that confusion so much?
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    Dang, I had just decided to say that almost word...

    Dang, I had just decided to say that almost word for word! The very next post I read was this.

    In regard to the OP, What make a forum good...civil people in intelligent and civil discussions. ...
  18. I'm thinking it was a tongue in cheek post that...

    I'm thinking it was a tongue in cheek post that was mis-read from the get-go. That's how I read it, anyway, and I hope that is the case.
  19. Wow, I thought I have a great wife and best...

    Wow, I thought I have a great wife and best friend...still do actually...but your wife really sets the bar high!

    As for Shenandoah Park...I've been there. I never wanted to leave. Literally,...
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    I need to show this to my son who starts culinary...

    I need to show this to my son who starts culinary school this summer. It could be inspiring.
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    I use a homemade number, too. Dishpan type thing...

    I use a homemade number, too. Dishpan type thing from KMart with weedwacker line in the bottom, held on with a nylon belt. I took a heat gun to one side and molded it to be concave so it rides...
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    Now you need to research just how much a full...

    Now you need to research just how much a full Rehearsal dinner would have cost you, the dress, the trappings, all that...this is how much money you can now justify spending at the fly shop. You may...
  23. Agreed. It may seem like a small savings, but...

    Agreed. It may seem like a small savings, but when you approach it as an attitude, it is amazing how those small things add up. My grandfather called it thrift, my teenager calls it cheap. I'm...
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    Point taken...that's why I don't get to make the...

    Point taken...that's why I don't get to make the distinction. I would amend my statement to clarify that while not the only criteria, these are essential. Billiards...better than ice dancing in...
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    I have five rods and a few more reels. I...

    I have five rods and a few more reels. I assemble my own rods ("build" would imply a higher level of skill that I would care to imply) but it is sometimes two or three years between them. None of...
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