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    I've never tried linen, but it sounds like it...

    I've never tried linen, but it sounds like it should be interesting. I find that different fibers can give one unexpectedly different effects and sometimes different is what will trigger a pressured...
  2. Thread: Wolves

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    I live in an area that has, and always has had,...

    I live in an area that has, and always has had, an extremely high wolf population. I won't way in on good, bad or indifferent as far as wolves go, but I am surprised about a jump in beaver...
  3. Thread: Just say'n hey.

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    Welcome! As I assume you already know, you have...

    Welcome! As I assume you already know, you have entered upon a slippery slope with no turning back. I'm sure you will enjoy it!
  4. Thread: so ready

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    I woke to -21*F this A.M.. The thought of open...

    I woke to -21*F this A.M.. The thought of open water makes me jealous!
  5. Thread: so ready

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    I'm so jealous!

    I'm so jealous!
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    Seems like they are on the right track. The Wise...

    Seems like they are on the right track. The Wise River is trib to the Big Hole, which is home to the remaining native population of grayling. Has anyone heard how the grayling in the Ruby are doing....
  7. Thread: Old Man Winter

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    Officially 35'' of snow on the flat, but...

    Officially 35'' of snow on the flat, but snowbanks are over 7 feet. Official morning low where I live (Embarrass, MN) is -24*F this morning. Does not appear that winter is going anywhere soon!
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    Looks like CA is going to get some toward the end...

    Looks like CA is going to get some toward the end of the week. I know they will be happy to see that and hopefully it will extend into AZ, NM and others in need!
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    Encouraging to see those who are getting good...

    Encouraging to see those who are getting good snow pack. Let's hope it spreads to some of are friends in CA, OR, etc. who are still hurting for moisture!
  10. Thread: Fyi....

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    Sad news, for sure. My sympathies to the family...

    Sad news, for sure. My sympathies to the family and friends as well.
  11. Thread: Hm Larva?

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    Nice fly! Looks buggy. Fish will eat it!

    Nice fly! Looks buggy. Fish will eat it!
  12. Thread: First Tenkara

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    Trying to be patient! Guess the weather doesn't...

    Trying to be patient! Guess the weather doesn't leave me much choice! Will try to post some pics when the weather cooperates.
  13. Thread: First Tenkara

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    First Tenkara

    Just got my first Tenkara outfit in from Tenkara USA. Bought their starter kit....12 ft Iwana rod, line and some flies. Pretty excited about it. Service was great and everything meets/exceeds...
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    A bit of time on the stream, some time with your...

    A bit of time on the stream, some time with your sons, and a nice brookie to go with all that? Sounds like Heaven to me!
  15. Thread: Animal Encounters

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    vicrider, Not weighing in on right, wrong,...

    vicrider,

    Not weighing in on right, wrong, or indifferent. Having spent most of my adult life earning a living in the woods of Northern Minnesota, the behavior you describe sounds to me like a...
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    Everything I've seen so far looks like a work of...

    Everything I've seen so far looks like a work of art! Can't wait to see the finished product!!!
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    Great looking fly! I have tied something similar...

    Great looking fly!
    I have tied something similar (although not nearly so well done) using the black feathers from the neck ring on a rooster pheasant and the trout would eat especially in the...
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    Congratulations to both of you! I retired about...

    Congratulations to both of you!
    I retired about 3 1/2 years ago and it still doesn't seem real!
    Enjoy it, you earned it!!
  19. Thread: Black Stoneflies

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    Really good looking flies! I tend to fish...

    Really good looking flies! I tend to fish simpler, suggestive patterns and the fish don't mind. For strictly fishing flies, I replace the biots with rubber. Easier and more action. The biots look way...
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    There has always been a disconnect between those...

    There has always been a disconnect between those making the laws and those trying to live by (or enforce) them. I guess it's hard to write a meaningful law about some thing that you don't really...
  21. Thread: Animal Encounters

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    Over the years there have been too many...

    Over the years there have been too many encounters to count. Had a muskrat come up in a fish house while ice fishing. Spent a half hour watching a mink hunt crayfish on a stream. One time turned to...
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    My wife and I just came back from Lake of the...

    My wife and I just came back from Lake of the Woods. We caught a few walleye and sauger, but night time temps hovered between -35 and -40 and the wind was clipping along at about 45 mph. One did not...
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    Too bad!, but I guess the bills must be paid!

    Too bad!, but I guess the bills must be paid!
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    Great Waters Flyfishing Expo

    The Great Waters Fly Expo is Feb. 21-23 in Blaine,MN. Hope the weather mellows a bit by then! Anyone planning on going?
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    I'm jealous! Our season is closed and everything...

    I'm jealous! Our season is closed and everything is frozen. Best I can do for now is ice fishing.
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