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    Every little bit helps. Thanks for your thoughts,...

    Every little bit helps. Thanks for your thoughts, too.
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    Update for Twin Cities helpers: there will be a...

    Update for Twin Cities helpers: there will be a carpool leaving from this area on Sunday. If you would like to give a day, contact Amy whose info is above. Work will take place in Waverly, and Iowans...
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    Check the Fly of the Week archives. Benjo posted...

    Check the Fly of the Week archives. Benjo posted a Yellow Sally nymph that looks nice. I found it by using the search box on the home page.
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    NFR Help Flood Victims in IA and WI

    My husband and I have volunteered with this wonderful group of trained disaster responders after the floods in S.E. MN last year and the tornado in Hugo, MN this year. If you can find a day or so or...
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    Here's how the volunteers hard work stacked up: ...

    Here's how the volunteers hard work stacked up:

    2800 lbs recyclables
    2180 lbs trash
    37 tires
    2 TV's
    1 Computer Monitor

    168 volunteers signed up via email with me
    143 signed in at the club
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    I still don't have all the stats, but you...

    I still don't have all the stats, but you hardworking volunteers collected 2800 lbs of recyclables! Good job!
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    About 6 years ago a friend and I were discussing...

    About 6 years ago a friend and I were discussing our mutual disgust at the river trash and agreed that "somebody ought to do something about that." It took me a couple of years to realize who...
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    4th Rush River (Wis) Clean Up

    Over 140 volunteers checked in at this year's Rush River Clean up headquarters, the Ellsworth Rod and Gun Club on April 19th, 2008. Tons of trash, recyclables and junk were removed from this blue...
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    Thanks everybody. It looks like I don't visit...

    Thanks everybody. It looks like I don't visit here as often as I should!

    The Expo both in Chicago and in Minneapolis was loads of fun. I've met some super people. It never seems like I have enough...
  10. Will DotMan be there?

    Will DotMan be there?
  11. See you there! And hang out a little after the...

    See you there! And hang out a little after the band is done to lend me some solidarity. :)

    Tying on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning to close.
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    Re: Tyronefly, VEE's Flies.

    Way to tie VEE! And thoughtful of you to post them for her, Ron.
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    Re: Question for LadyFisher on mushrooms

    A pal gifted us with the ones we used in the recipe. We found a very nice very large specimen on a tree nearby, but declined to harvest it given it's location at dog height on a busy walking path...
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    Re: Question for LadyFisher on mushrooms

    We enjoyed a wonderful risotto with wild mushrooms recently. It's adapted from one in the NY Times.

    Red Wine Risotto with Wild Mushrooms

    1/2 cup sulphur shelf mushrooms, sliced and sauteed in...
  15. Re: Illinois Fly Guys, help a Scottish visitor out.

    Grouse, you're not far from us. There's a wonderful event in SW Wis this weekend where your friend could get plenty of advice, learn about the region's fishing opportunities and much more. Go here:
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    Re: Legs Through Popper Bodies?

    Could you start a hole on the opposite side before pushing all the way through from one side? Or use a heated bodkin on one side and a heated needle with the legs threaded through on the other? Then...
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    Re: The writing on rods...

    Custom rod builders still use pen and ink, though.
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    Re: Tying made easier

    Slick! Thanks for sharing!
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    Re: Here we go again

    Thanks Jim and Joe!

    Sure glad my teacher kept the form we wrote all the guide placements on. Both tips have tops on them, ferule wraps and one also has the guides taped on. I think I'll rest for...
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    Here we go again

    I'm finally getting around to rebuilding the gatti tip that I broke last summer while reeling in a fish. This time I ordered two tips. We got an Eco-Wrapper at the recent rod building conclave here...
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    Re: Pictures from my BC, Canada trip

    Hey Dr. Fish, what part of BC are you going to in October? PM me.
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    Re: Pictures from my BC, Canada trip

    Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing.

    We're heading back to BC to not catch the non-existent steelhead and salmon in October. Your photos are helping to tide me over. We usually vacation in...
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    Re: How many of you eat carp?

    Good post! I wonder, though if the level of Omega-3's declines when you cut out that oily red meat?
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    Re: looking for a first dry fly to attempt

    I certainly concur on the CDC suggestion. Make mine a CDC and Elk:

    http://www.danica.com/flytier/hweilenmann/cdcelk.htm
  25. Thread: The Usual

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    Re: The Usual

    If you are using the hair from the snowshoe rabbit's foot, between the toes, they should float. Or just be really lucky to carry around while you actually catch fish with something that floats ;).
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