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    Brian and David, thank you for the wisdom. I'll...

    Brian and David, thank you for the wisdom. I'll drop back a step and do this the right way..

    The rod was rescued years ago from a friend's trash pile. Have wanted to learn rod building so I...
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    Cane refurbish - varnish or hard wax or ?

    Finally pulling trigger on refurbishing an old H-I Governor. Have tied flies for years but this is first dip into rod work of any kind. Read enough great information to confuse me, though Al...
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    Tristyn's smile jumps out as so beautiful... ...

    Tristyn's smile jumps out as so beautiful... Can't remember seeing a photo showing so much love and joy passed around between all in it. You are blessed.
    Thanks, you sincerely made my day....
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    Very nicely said, Spinner1. Yesterday marked...

    Very nicely said, Spinner1. Yesterday marked the one year anniversary of my dad's funeral. Your thoughts brought back some fine memories and I just want to thank you...
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    ScottP, that's funny stuff... Grassman

    ScottP, that's funny stuff...
    Grassman
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    Saw this show for first time on Tuesday. Not...

    Saw this show for first time on Tuesday. Not blown away but was pleasantly surprised. Seeing others simply catch fish for a half hour gets real old real fast. The instructing during the show was...
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    I'm a fan of Russell Parks from the Missoulian...

    I'm a fan of Russell Parks from the Missoulian Angler fly shop and have had a handful of great trips with him. He's running a special through April.
    Safe travels,
    Grassman
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    Martin, I hate to take this to the serious side...

    Martin,
    I hate to take this to the serious side but I had the same symptom last fall. To cut a long story short, my doctor dug in and determined I was battling depression. Flyfishing was one giant...
  9. HK, you've been given good advice by others. I...

    HK, you've been given good advice by others. I only have a couple things as you dip your toe into the stream... We all started where you are now. You're an active outdoor person and will most...
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    I've ordered from them and have had nothing but...

    I've ordered from them and have had nothing but good experiences.
    Grassman
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    Am a big fan of my lanyard. I bought it but it's...

    Am a big fan of my lanyard. I bought it but it's on the low end of the price scale. It holds nipper, tab of chamois to dry flies and hold forceps, clip so can clip it to shirt (keeps the lanyard in...
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    Thanks for letting me look over your shoulder...

    Thanks for letting me look over your shoulder during this discussion. I truly learned a ton about things I'd never even thought about. Granted, most of it was way out of my league but...
    Grassman
  13. I work as a sports turf manager for a university...

    I work as a sports turf manager for a university athletics department.
    Grassman
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    Kevin, Thanks for sharing the story as well as...

    Kevin,
    Thanks for sharing the story as well as the pictures. Special indeed! Your humbleness has made my day.
    Grassman
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    I picked up a Buff and have been wearing it for...

    I picked up a Buff and have been wearing it for just over a year. Sun protection is important but I use it pulled up over chin, nose, ears when there's need for just a little protection from cold...
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    I've owned this knife, or a very similar model,...

    I've owned this knife, or a very similar model, for about 15 years. Was to be my deer hunting knife. Found it to be a bit undersized for my liking (so picked up a larger model Buck) but it works. ...
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    Like losing a fly from the old fly box...

    I like your views, Valhalla, and also think Jeff is correct. The Administrators have a dilemma with protecting market share. They have to draw a line and define the policy at some point, and for...
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    I really have nothing new to add except to...

    I really have nothing new to add except to endorse what the others have said. The nastier the better...within reason of course.
    Grassman
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    jburge, Thanks, I really enjoyed that... Felt...

    jburge,
    Thanks, I really enjoyed that... Felt the heart rate go down as I was able to put myself in your shoes! Do your brother (and yourself) a favor and don't wait a full year 'til the next...
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    BBW, First off and most importantly, I'm no...

    BBW,
    First off and most importantly, I'm no doctor. Simply gonna relay a personal experience for what it's worth. I'm just few months from your age. Read a book year ago b/c I felt many of things...
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    Quade, I own older version of this boat, good...

    Quade,
    I own older version of this boat, good friend owns a newer version. His has improved bladder/inflation mechanism from the one I own. Have never had it on still water but has been on many...
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    I fish for solitude. Can normally find it while...

    I fish for solitude. Can normally find it while trout fishing and warm water fishing. I probably prefer the beautiful surroundings where the trout seem to live but certainly appreciate the beauty...
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    8T, I feel your pain! Grinding the stumps is by...

    8T,
    I feel your pain! Grinding the stumps is by far the best thing to do. If that's not an option there's a liquid product from Dow by the name of Tordon RTU that does a great job of translocating...
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    I mostly C&R but do enjoy a periodic stocker...

    I mostly C&R but do enjoy a periodic stocker properly bathed in fat. JC's point about how C&R, if I read correctly, may be contributing to a faster paced experience on the stream is valid in my...
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    Re: OMG, is this stuff true?

    I'm from west central Iowa (Guthrie Center) so am aware of Remsen's success in sports. One of those small towns with rich sports history like Lake View-Auburn... As for the taverns, you're a...
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