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    I never holed a wader bootie but have holed my...

    I never holed a wader bootie but have holed my wetsuit many times. Neoprene is easy to repair - as long as you get the right adhesive.
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    Further research confirms that the bracket is...

    Further research confirms that the bracket is there for the mast mount on a sailing unit.
    And they are fore and aft of the front seat.
    Thanks all.
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    Bracket on Grumman

    I recently acquired a 17' STD Grumman canoe. There are two brackets on the deck (floor) one far aft and the other just forward of the rear seat. Does anyone know what they are or used for?


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    After my cataract surgery I still needed glasses...

    After my cataract surgery I still needed glasses to read so I had a pair of prescription bifocals made and they came with a magnetic clip on polarized sunglasses that work very well. The frames are...
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    In New England where I learned to FF casting with...

    In New England where I learned to FF casting with your off hand is almost a necessity. Small streams with limited access, too deep or fast to wade and overhanging trees made being able to cast with...
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    Beautiful - this is the kind of photo I show...

    Beautiful - this is the kind of photo I show folks when they ask me why I fly fish.
    I tell them I fish for the fishing, not for the fish. If I wanted fish, I would go to Kroger.
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    The statement that canoes can be a beast is...

    The statement that canoes can be a beast is somewhat misleading. Canoes come in many styles and not have the same handling characteristics. I have a solo canoe (an Old Town Discovery 119) and it is...
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    A little help needed

    My brother passed last year and I now have all his FF equipment. He built rods and some he built are not marked as to the weight.
    The ones that are finished I can put a reel with a line on and get...
  9. I am one of the few that does not need this...

    I am one of the few that does not need this service. I have a built-in defibrillator. The doctors implanted it over a year ago when my heart started going into (and luckily out of) tachycardia. Of...
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    Yup - that is it! Thanks

    Yup - that is it!
    Thanks
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    Pattern with a glass bead?

    Not too long ago there was a pattern posted that used clear glass beads. At the time, I did not have any and I have since picked some up. Now I can not find the pattern. If memory serves me (often it...
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    I got a few earlier on a spinner but today I made...

    I got a few earlier on a spinner but today I made a side trip after the dump-run to a small park with a pond and convinced two bluegills to bite a brown foam spider before I hung it a tree and called...
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    Milking machine

    An older farmer stepped into the farm supply store and the clerk behind the desk asked if he could be of some help. The farmer says, ?Yep ? I need a milking machine.? The clerk asked the fellow how...
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    We welcomed Spring here in West Kentucky with a...

    We welcomed Spring here in West Kentucky with a damp 55 degrees, but tomorrow promises the high 70s.
    Hang in there, Spring is really coming soon.
  15. I finally got the email from Amazon asking me to...

    I finally got the email from Amazon asking me to rate the book and having read it completely now I of course reviewed it favorably.
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    While I do not suffer from COT (compulsive over...

    While I do not suffer from COT (compulsive over tying) I am lucky enough to have a nephew who does.
    He only took up FF and FT a year ago and he is immersed in it. And he is good. He follows recipes...
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    I have a 12' solo canoe that I have considered...

    I have a 12' solo canoe that I have considered putting building outriggers and then mounting oar locks atop them so I can row it.
    I have seen some commercial units, but I think I can rig up some...
  18. Great read as usual. You make it seem like I was...

    Great read as usual. You make it seem like I was there with you.
    I think I enjoy your fishing as much as you do yourself.
  19. Obama is standing purely on economic reasons. One...

    Obama is standing purely on economic reasons. One of the biggest contributors to the Democratic Party stands to lose millions if not billions should the pipeline get built.



    Amen to all except...
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    I used a vest for years and got a sling after...

    I used a vest for years and got a sling after fishing with a fellow who used one. He liked it and it looked like it would work. I bought a sling bag (not Fly Fishing specific) and tried it 5 times....
  21. Take that to Percy Priest Lake just outside...

    Take that to Percy Priest Lake just outside Nashville and hold on. The lake has a resident population of Rosy Red Shiners and the smallmouth key in on pink lures and flies.
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    I have found the easiest way to find what hook I...

    I have found the easiest way to find what hook I can substitute is to look up the hook specified and see the characteristics of the hook.
    For instance the hook he calls is Turned up eye, Heavy wire,...
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    I made the transition some years ago after my 4th...

    I made the transition some years ago after my 4th heart attack, major surgeries and stern warnings from the guy in the white smock. I will admit at first I was actually depressed. But I eventually...
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    I did the same thing, but with cameras. I have an...

    I did the same thing, but with cameras. I have an older Kodak Easy Share that I replaced with a little better Nikon. The Kodak became my fishing camera. It fits in my vest and in the boat rides in a...
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    Tied smaller that would make an awesome Crappie...

    Tied smaller that would make an awesome Crappie fly.
    I am going to have to look for some of the Minnow Body tubing.
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