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    The copper john was a productive fly for me. ...

    The copper john was a productive fly for me. Maybe it is geographic. I then lived in the same town where this fly was invented.
  2. Thread: Health

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    Excellent, Kerry!

    Excellent, Kerry!
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    Somehow I never got to the point where I blamed...

    Somehow I never got to the point where I blamed the pattern. I blamed myself, or just took it as an off day. The patterns stayed in my fly boxes.

    Conversely, I suspect most of us have our few...
  4. Thread: Korkers

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    Korkers were the best boot I ever had. My only...

    Korkers were the best boot I ever had. My only beef was that they kept changing the sole design. But their customer service was great about helping me find replacement soles.
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    Here's the same hat in camo. ...

    Here's the same hat in camo.

    http://www.amazon.com/Women-Summer-Protection-Light-Digital/dp/B00K0P0DIE/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1407795737&sr=8-5&keywords=camo+cap+with+back+flap

    Go to Amazon...
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    I see a lot of mailings for senior citizen...

    I see a lot of mailings for senior citizen products in your future. ;) They will arrive very shortly, even if you do not yet qualify from a barrage of AARP mailings.
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    Jim, hate to say this, but it is probably going...

    Jim, hate to say this, but it is probably going to get worse in the next few weeks as things really sink in. Use your support group, the folks you really trust. Then you'll hit bottom and you'll...
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    Jim, I think I have a good idea of how you feel...

    Jim, I think I have a good idea of how you feel right now as I lost my wife of almost 47 years in March. My sincere condolences!

    Having a bit of a head start on you, I'll try to offer some...
  9. Thread: Wader repair

    by oldfrat
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    I just used FlexiSeal for the first time today...

    I just used FlexiSeal for the first time today --on a gutter that caulking didn't seem to fix. Don't know how if would work on waders, but did note it does not allow for precise application. If you...
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    Shameless plug - Evan Morgan Music

    My USMC son Evan has come a long way since hitting the IED in Iraq on 1/1/05. Beautiful wife. 3 great kids. Several triathlons, including 2 Ironmen. Sunny, happy to be alive, disposition and no trace...
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    I think the phrase "let your conscience be your...

    I think the phrase "let your conscience be your guide" applies here and I have no wish to judge anyone's conscience. I have returned waders that leaked way too early IMHO. I have not returned rods...
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    I did not have a good mother. We all turned out...

    I did not have a good mother. We all turned out OK, but now think it was somewhat despite her, As we've aged and learned about life, we've all learned to forgive her and know she did the best she...
  13. Thread: Denver Fishing

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    First thing I'd do is figure out what the Spring...

    First thing I'd do is figure out what the Spring run-off was doing. It could be blowing out many streams, even while deep snow makes many high mountain streams unavailable.

    If you are more...
  14. I use Firefox as my main browser and am very...

    I use Firefox as my main browser and am very happy with it. It works better for me than IE for most sites. I have not used Chrome. I keep IE on my computer as there are still some sites that run...
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    I used a Katadyne, very carefully, for years. I...

    I used a Katadyne, very carefully, for years. I got giardia. I threw it away and used bottled water after that. Giardia is not pleasant
  16. I heard that on NPR too.

    I heard that on NPR too.
  17. Thread: Just a thought

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    I found FAOL shortly after seriously taking up...

    I found FAOL shortly after seriously taking up fly fishing as a hobby. I was immensely grateful for the information the overall site offered and, especially, for the customized responses to my...
  18. Thread: Retirement

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    Denny, you've done a great job for the FAOL...

    Denny, you've done a great job for the FAOL community. Many thanks!

    Charlaine, thanks for volunteering to keep the coop clean, so to speak. ;)
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    Very best wishes! Everybody I know who has done...

    Very best wishes! Everybody I know who has done this has been very happy they did.

    Brad
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    A guy goes to the supermarket and notices a very...

    A guy goes to the supermarket and notices a very attractive woman waving at him.

    She says, 'Hello."

    He's rather taken aback because he can't place where he knows her from. So he asks, 'Do you...
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    You have mine for sure, Allan! Brad

    You have mine for sure, Allan!

    Brad
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    Thanks, guys. Charlie died suddenly,...

    Thanks, guys.

    Charlie died suddenly, unexpectedly and medicated to be pain and worry-free after collapsing while visiting our son Evan's family and meeting a new grandson. Her underlying...
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    I am so happy your grand daughter made it though...

    I am so happy your grand daughter made it though this, Betty! I did add my prayers, even though I was questioning the value of my prayers at the time as a result of losing my bride of nearly 47...
  24. Thread: Update me

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    One of the reasons I enjoy threads like this is...

    One of the reasons I enjoy threads like this is that there is no one universal right answer. The posts show that all responders have considered the issue and made the decision that was right for...
  25. Thread: Ed Kelleher

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    Ed passed away this morning. He will be greatly...

    Ed passed away this morning. He will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known him.

    Brad
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