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    Best wishes from Iowa. Happy Birthday, Betty!!

    Best wishes from Iowa. Happy Birthday, Betty!!
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    "I'll never make that mistake again" moment came...

    "I'll never make that mistake again" moment came last summer. I took a full plunge in my smallie river and got really damp but decided to fish on. A couple of hours later when I took off my waders I...
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    I'm trying to not be disrespectful here but the...

    I'm trying to not be disrespectful here but the things you call photos are heavily photoshopped and some not so well done. I'm not saying the images are not interesting but I would call them...
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    Betty, thanks for the update! I was thinking...

    Betty, thanks for the update! I was thinking about her the other day and was thinking about PMing you. Glad that things are progressing!

    Turvy
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    Great news two days in a row. Tristyn looks sooo...

    Great news two days in a row. Tristyn looks sooo much better today! Will continue my prayers for her and her family. Keep the good news coming! Again, stay strong.

    Jim
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    Betty YOU JUST MADE MY DAY!!!!!!! I teared up...

    Betty YOU JUST MADE MY DAY!!!!!!! I teared up looking at the picture, she may not be bright-eyed just yet, but she sure looks good. I couldn't be happier for you and your family. Again, stay strong....
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    Betty, Thought of you and your family this...

    Betty,
    Thought of you and your family this weekend. I continue to pray for Tristyn. Again, stay strong.
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    Betty, Your family and grandbaby have been in my...

    Betty, Your family and grandbaby have been in my prayers for days. I teared up when I read your update. Stay strong.
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    Well done Betty. I pray the issues with the...

    Well done Betty. I pray the issues with the grandbaby's breathing have already been resolved.
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    I've had many run ins with wildlife while fishing...

    I've had many run ins with wildlife while fishing but a couple come to mind quickly. One spring afternoon I was walking in very deep grass going from one hole to another when I took one step ahead...
  11. Thread: More good news

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    What a great way to start off the new year...good...

    What a great way to start off the new year...good news followed by even better news. I'm excited for you. Turvy
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    They are all very special, but she's super...

    They are all very special, but she's super special! Weather permitting I will see my 4 y.o. granddaughter in her third dance recital Saturday. Betty check your mailbox Monday.
  13. Thread: Survey question

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    I guess I'd be called 'all-in'. I fly fish only...

    I guess I'd be called 'all-in'. I fly fish only and when my fishing buddy offered me a plastic fluke with salt flavoring late this fall when he was killing smallies with his ultra-light gear and told...
  14. Thread: Hi Guys!!

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    Wow congrats Betty. Not more than 15 minutes ago...

    Wow congrats Betty. Not more than 15 minutes ago I sent you a pm because you've been missed here and then I come on board and there's a post from you. Welcome back. Turvy
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    Had that problem for a brief time yesterday, but...

    Had that problem for a brief time yesterday, but everything is fine now.
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    Fish the rocky-bottomed areas. Fish bigger flies...

    Fish the rocky-bottomed areas. Fish bigger flies on the bottom and slower. If that isn't what you enjoy doing stick with the panfish. I'm not trying to be too critical here but you've got to go with...
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    It's not a fly you would fish with but Betty's...

    It's not a fly you would fish with but Betty's hummingbird is a great looking piece. I have gifted a few of them to friends and family and it is about the only time anyone has ever been impressed...
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    Wonderful article about Tom Morgan

    Just got done readying a wonderful article about Tom Morgan. Read it yourself but Tom owned and made Winston fly rods what they are today, then sold the company and is still making custom rods from...
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    I wish I could send you our rain and excess water...

    I wish I could send you our rain and excess water your way!!The Upper Iowa River that borders Iowa and Minnesota has been in a flood stage for the past two plus months. If the water isn't out of its...
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    Happy Birthday Betty! Have a wonderful day and...

    Happy Birthday Betty! Have a wonderful day and many, many more after that.
  21. Thread: Hackle twisting

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    Not certain but I think your feathers are dried...

    Not certain but I think your feathers are dried out. Trying soaking the bottoms in a hint of water. I can't answer the twist thing as I seldom have that trouble.
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    Very nice! How about a step by step?

    Very nice! How about a step by step?
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    I totally agree with Byron. I live in Cresco,...

    I totally agree with Byron. I live in Cresco, west of Decorah, and gave up fishing Iowa streams after fishing the Root River. I however would suggest fishing the Root further west of Preston. The two...
  24. Thread: New Materials

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    I agree with John, it's all a matter of what...

    I agree with John, it's all a matter of what you're trying to get done. I fish smallies and need to get my large flies down deep quickly. I use flourocarbon because it works best for this type of...
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    I purchased a Cabela's anniversary edition...

    I purchased a Cabela's anniversary edition fiberglass rob two years? ago. Before I did I wanted to cast it. A guy from the fly fishing area came outside with me to make certain everything was on the...
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