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    A few winters back Tok Alaska had temps down as...

    A few winters back Tok Alaska had temps down as deep as -84F and sustained temps below -65 for several weeks.

    They still have beetles and such in Tok...

    Freezers are not the way to go, believe...
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    In order to be legal the bear had to be killed...

    In order to be legal the bear had to be killed prior to the Marine Mammal Protection Act which went into effect in late 1972. There are old rugs being pieced out every once in a while when they get...
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    PM sent on a 100% legal source

    PM sent on a 100% legal source
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    Actually the bear is the same, no shearing...

    Actually the bear is the same, no shearing involved... It is just the location on the hide that the particular piece was cut from. The stuff along the sides of the paws is ridiculously long and the...
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    Allan I use a lot of polar bear and cannot throw...

    Allan
    I use a lot of polar bear and cannot throw away the underfur... I use it for dubbing a lot, both alone and with other stuff added. In split thread it is an amazing material with lots of...
  6. Thread: Blood Moon Photos

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    That doesn't look just like MO? ;)

    That doesn't look just like MO? ;)
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    Not truly a pro, but I have sold a good many over...

    Not truly a pro, but I have sold a good many over the years for publication.
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    Thanks all... we only took about 600 photos and...

    Thanks all... we only took about 600 photos and it will take a while to go through all of them... ;)
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    I almost feel dirty looking back at some of the...

    I almost feel dirty looking back at some of the days I have had fishing for them... Remote rivers with difficult access, lots of fish, and little hesitation to strike. ;)
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    Blood Moon Photos

    Ran down Turnagain Arm last night to catch the rise of the Blood Moon and take a few pictures...

    http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a146/24quarts/blood%20moon%204-14-14/bloodmoonrising.jpg

    A...
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    I hope you do, too... That will be enough to show...

    I hope you do, too... That will be enough to show you the error of your ways! ;)
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    Larry All rainbows East of the Rockies were...

    Larry
    All rainbows East of the Rockies were transplants... There is no genetic difference between rainbows and steelhead. Rainbows require moving water to spawn so they move into rivers if...
  13. Thread: Hookless?

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    I'll stick to stickin' 'em, thanks...

    I'll stick to stickin' 'em, thanks...
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    I have been using huge loops for years and...

    I have been using huge loops for years and passing the line through the loop twice. Never had an issue with "burners" and cannot imagine worrying about such a thing. When a big fish is running hard...
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    You raise a very good point about the rabbit...

    You raise a very good point about the rabbit strips getting waterlogged and hard to cast... I used to judge rabbit strips by the quantity of hair on them and paid no attention to the thickness of the...
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    Catching the pike will not be the problem if...

    Catching the pike will not be the problem if there are plenty of pike around... Catching multiples on the same fly might be. ;) I would suggest rabbit strips to get the motion as it will last longer...
  17. Thread: Wolves

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    Hard to imagine a better example of why FAOL does...

    Hard to imagine a better example of why FAOL does not want this stuff here. To avoid long-winded descriptions and arguments is to leave an incredibly complex subject undiscussed... Hope you can...
  18. Thread: Wolves

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    As a long-time technical writer I admit...

    As a long-time technical writer I admit completely to a tendency to write as clearly as possible which is often taken the way you suggest. All I can do is assure you it was not meant that way and I...
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    I am a long way from angry about anything and did...

    I am a long way from angry about anything and did not take your comment personally. I detest the style and content of the original video and should have known better than make my first comment. ...
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    I have no desire to carry on such a specious...

    I have no desire to carry on such a specious argument... The very basic history is that predator and prey never reach stasis but bounce back and forth radically as events drive the balance of power...
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    Hunters can be programmed to take what ever...

    Hunters can be programmed to take what ever animals the managers decide to let them take... While many hunt for the biggest, most hunt for the first legal animal.

    Wolves on the other hand kill as...
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    I would dearly love to get the opportunity to...

    I would dearly love to get the opportunity to peer-review those studies...

    As agenda-driven as it is, right down to the Limey accent, I need to pass on further comments...
  23. Thread: Coppertone

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    I use a lot of copper tinsel and found Sulky...

    I use a lot of copper tinsel and found Sulky brand threads available in fabric stores is essentially narrow Flashabou on a spool. I use it for bodies, ribs, and Flash as is. It can also be furled...
  24. Okay, I got windy! :oops:

    Okay, I got windy! :oops:
  25. Vises are so subjective... For decades I used...

    Vises are so subjective... For decades I used many different vises in many different ways and usually had at least a half-dozen ready for specific functions at any given time. Today almost all of...
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