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    I've fished steelhead here in Pennsylvania, never...

    I've fished steelhead here in Pennsylvania, never in Ohio. It's been a tough season so far because of the lack of rain. It changes yours tactics as the fish are mostly unable to get up into the...
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    Who knows what's really out there. Shame on...

    Who knows what's really out there. Shame on anybody who shoots them, they're obviously not a game bird. But here's hoping there's more around. I was very surprised two summers ago on a canoe trip...
  3. Good grief, Spinner.... I'm wondering why anybody...

    Good grief, Spinner.... I'm wondering why anybody goes home before the snow falls!
  4. Just my luck to have a Boy Scout camping trip and...

    Just my luck to have a Boy Scout camping trip and then a Sunday afternoon luncheon I have to attend. It is a great event, especially in this area. By the way, Rainbowchaser, Penguin fans aside,...
  5. I had to laugh when I read Boyscout's comment - a...

    I had to laugh when I read Boyscout's comment - a permit to put a trolling motor on a canoe. Here in Pennsylvania, you can hardly even put a canoe in the water unless you you have it registered ...
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    Gee, Nighthawk, I forgot about Grove City......

    Gee, Nighthawk, I forgot about Grove City... great fishing. I just thought of Penn State first, since you can fish and take fly fishing as a course. For years it was taught by a guy who holds all...
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    Well, I'm a Steelers fan, but it they had to...

    Well, I'm a Steelers fan, but it they had to lose, HOORAY for the Packers! A great team, great organization, great history. Makes the loss bearable. Interesting to note, just the types of teams...
  8. This really touched a nerve with me. Last fall...

    This really touched a nerve with me. Last fall my son and I were preparing to go with a group up to Lake Erie tributaries to fish for steelhead. We were given all sorts of advice on equipment,...
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    Thanks for the advice, Cold. I plan to get out...

    Thanks for the advice, Cold. I plan to get out enough times this year that I should have plenty of practice. I was caught without a net, and undoubtedly should have done what you said- get ot over...
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    Hey Cold! My son and I did this last fall for...

    Hey Cold! My son and I did this last fall for the first time. I hooked into a big fish on an 8 wt, had it on the line for at least 20 minutes. About 3 feet from netting it, took another long run,...
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    I've always liked fishing wet flies and...

    I've always liked fishing wet flies and streamers, these are beautiful. Wish I had the patience to actually tie some... mine always come out looking like they've been run over by a truck!
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    Wow! I hadn't checked in for a while, but as...

    Wow! I hadn't checked in for a while, but as always, your site is PHENOMENOL!
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    Thanks much for the link and the photos. I grew...

    Thanks much for the link and the photos. I grew up in Berks County, but never fished the Tulpehocken or Cacoosing. Spent a good amount of time there, though. In my parents time, the "Tully" was...
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    I do quite a bit of reading but not a lot of...

    I do quite a bit of reading but not a lot of posting. And I sometimes go a few weeks without logging in. Changes? Yes. A lot for the better. There's been a lot of talk about the technical part...
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    I've wondered how important the color is in many...

    I've wondered how important the color is in many situations. Last fall we went out for steelhead (Lake Erie streams) for the first time. Fish kept hitting nymphs regardless of color. They...
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    Have to laugh-

    My son mentioned that since school has been closed all week, maybe we could drive up toward Lake Erie and try for some steelhead. Fine idea! But, son, if we can't get to the end of our street, how...
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    Both Great!

    I participate in Scouting, and do some fly fishing. It would be difficult to say which I enjoy the most. Just being out where there's trees and fresh air... one of my favorite things. Interesting...
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    Keep fighting, Clyde. My prayers go out for you...

    Keep fighting, Clyde. My prayers go out for you as well.
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    What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing!

    What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing!
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    A great guy whose posts I always enjoy. I wish...

    A great guy whose posts I always enjoy. I wish the best for him. If only we had someway to make it like it was, but I'd sure like to see him back and rolling again. I'll be thinking of him...
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    I was wondering the same thing, if that's you,...

    I was wondering the same thing, if that's you, you sure didn't take the photo yourself!
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    The only tricky thing I've found (out with Boy...

    The only tricky thing I've found (out with Boy Scouts) is getting the amount of liquid in the dutch oven right. Peaches in syrup into a white cake mix seems to work pretty well. But another...
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    I Never got Around to saying thanks!

    Way back in the spring, I asked a question because I was having huge problems tying a deer hair caddis. Going through my fly box just now, I found a couple that I tied after getting some advice here...
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    A beautiful tribute, but on the other hand, I...

    A beautiful tribute, but on the other hand, I think of how many times I've referenced the wealth of material he contributed to this site. What a legacy. I often imagine he's still tying and...
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    Many of us have been there. We're here. I've...

    Many of us have been there. We're here. I've been in sort of the same boat, haven't even fished for over 2 months. Do what you have to do, an keep in touch...
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