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  1. Your recall of the olive drab can and the...

    Your recall of the olive drab can and the contents are correct .... and it was a round can. Believe me, I know, I remember.


    USMC
    1952 - 1956
  2. Thread: Knot?

    by DaleW
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    Old fly fisherman and knot tying are like water,...

    Old fly fisherman and knot tying are like water, after awhile they simply seek their own level.

    I've tried a lot of different knots and finally settled on a few simple ones depending on the...
  3. As I recall K's were hard tack (cracker), little...

    As I recall K's were hard tack (cracker), little can of potted meat to spread onto the cracker, a bullion cube to make broth (soup?), packet of instant coffee & hot chocolate, chewing gum, candy...
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    Over the years I've tried different connections...

    Over the years I've tried different connections and knots for attaching the backing to the reel, the line backing to the flyline and the flyline to the leader. Today I'm with the loop to loop crowd,...
  5. Thread: Weather Confused

    by DaleW
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    Regardless of the cause or reason, but as of this...

    Regardless of the cause or reason, but as of this beautiful day here along the coast, enjoy, for directly all will be changing back toward a more normal weather pattern for this time of year....
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    here I was sitting at the bar staring at my...

    here I was sitting at the bar staring at my drink when a large, trouble-making biker steps up next to me, grabs my drink and gulps it down in one swig.

    "Well, what are you gonna do about it?"...
  7. Thread: marines

    by DaleW
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    Semper Fi 1st Marine Division 1952 - 1956

    Semper Fi


    1st Marine Division
    1952 - 1956
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    MEMORY.... Brains of older people are slow...

    MEMORY....

    Brains of older people are slow because they know so much. People do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in...
  9. Thread: Streamer rod?

    by DaleW
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    Yeah, have (8.5) 7wt that's my streamer windy...

    Yeah, have (8.5) 7wt that's my streamer windy river rod. Performs very well.
    By my main stay rod is a 5wt, either in the 8' or the 9' depending on what I'm intending to do or going after.
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    Most generally when I travel to navigable rivers...

    Most generally when I travel to navigable rivers it has been most always with the little popup camper and the canoe boat rides atop of the closed camper. Also have a carrying rack for the bike. So...
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    So far I've not encountered this problem (now,...

    So far I've not encountered this problem (now, stand by for a future posting that I have done so) - However - my favorite two ways of breaking a rod (at least the tip) still remains:
    1) walking...
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    Well, got the new fish knife and overall am well...

    Well, got the new fish knife and overall am well pleased, and certainly surprised! Of course my buddy didn't tell me it was from Wally-Mart - it had to be ordered out from their web site.

    Overall...
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    I would "think" (sometimes for me very...

    I would "think" (sometimes for me very dangerous!) the two piece would be the stronger, in that the the fittings would be the suspected weak point.
    For sure the four piece rod is a whole lot better...
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    Thanks everyone for the input. What a dizzying...

    Thanks everyone for the input.

    What a dizzying array of knives! Been looking at knives at these sites until I just had to give it a rest. Then my fishing buddy calls and I tell him what I'm up...
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    Need A New Fish Knife

    Some years ago I came onto a fish knife that was custom made by a rod builder, if I remember correctly it was made from a file. Had a 3" blade and it was thick, much more so then a filet knife. Had...
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    Your Husband Needs Rest Doctor: Madam, your...

    Your Husband Needs Rest

    Doctor: Madam, your husband needs rest and peace,
    so here are some sleeping pills.

    Wife: Doc, when should I give them to him?

    Doctor: They are for you !
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    But ya know, if your going to wander around in...

    But ya know, if your going to wander around in bear country, there's always an associated risk. Same for surfing in known shark waters. Every now and again sky divers have parachute problems. I...
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    A man brings his best buddy home for dinner...

    A man brings his best buddy home for dinner unannounced at 5:30 after work. His wife screams at him as his friend listens in. “My hair and makeup are not done, the house is a mess, the dishes are...
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    (HE'S MY BROTHER.....) Two young boys...

    (HE'S MY BROTHER.....)



    Two young boys walked into a pharmacy one day, picked out a box of tampons and proceeded to the checkout counter.


    The pharmacist at the counter asked the older boy,...
  20. Thread: Wading Staff

    by DaleW
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    I've run a series of different wading staffs with...

    I've run a series of different wading staffs with about in my fly fishing time, all of them having some good and bad features. Admittedly my wading these days is in much shallower waters, I try and...
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    Little Bruce and Jenny are only 10 years old,...

    Little Bruce and Jenny are only 10 years old,
    but they know they are in love.
    One day they decide that they want to get married,
    so Bruce goes to Jenny's father to ask him for her hand.

    Bruce...
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    An Irishman is stumbling through the woods,...

    An Irishman is stumbling through the woods, totally drunk, when he comes upon a preacher baptizing people in the river. He proceeds into the water, subsequently bumping into the preacher.

    ...
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    "Fly Fishing and Fly Tying" have kept my...

    "Fly Fishing and Fly Tying" have kept my interest, I suppose it's the combination of the two subjects that keep my interest.
    One time I heard of a guy who was an article writer of sorts who...
  24. I thought it was about not drinking.

    I thought it was about not drinking.
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    Bass will (excuse the pun) eat just about...

    Bass will (excuse the pun) eat just about anything. Anytime there's a post on bass fishing I always have to include my experiences fly casting using poppers. I have had L/M bass explode out of the...
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