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    Byron, Don't know where he grewup but AK was the...

    Byron,
    Don't know where he grewup but AK was the band director at Alpena High School for some years. That's about 40 miles south of where I live. He was a good alto sax player. :-) No wonder he's...
  2. Thread: etiquette?

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    Wonderful!!! I'm quite sure I recognize one of...

    <P>Wonderful!!! I'm quite sure I recognize one of my unmet heroes, Ian Colin James. Not a small man, one NOT to be confronted! His humor, his web site, his fishing acumen are to be relished!</P>...
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    In his "Summa Theologica" St. Thomas avoids that...

    In his "Summa Theologica" St. Thomas avoids that problem by addressing such practitioners as Fly Dressers. Nietsche, Berkeley and Hume followed suit.

    Bill
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    Spinner, bless you about a billion times! What...

    Spinner, bless you about a billion times! What you're doing with youngsters and their guides is fantastic. I've thoroughly enjoyed your posts and pix but this has value way above your other wonderful...
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    If "fizzie's" attract brookies like that I need...

    If "fizzie's" attract brookies like that I need one!
    Please provide information re "fizzie". Dressing? Presentation? Up or Dnstream"
    Couldn't see it very well in the photo with The Coach. Sorry...
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    Ron, Purge our Queen Betty and you'll wind up...

    Ron,
    Purge our Queen Betty and you'll wind up with cement shoes in the Bay of Sicily!
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    Another belated greeting - Sorry! Here's hoping...

    Another belated greeting - Sorry!
    Here's hoping you outfish ole Jack this year and, again, thanks very much for the furled leaders you sent me a couple years ago. I'm still using them to good...
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    Vivaldi! Or other classics of the same period....

    Vivaldi! Or other classics of the same period. It's been proven that the ~60 beats/minute of the music sets the brain into its most active mode. I taped some Vivaldi tunes for my wife, a sixth grade...
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    Sagefisher Larry, Bless you ten-thousand...

    Sagefisher Larry,

    Bless you ten-thousand times! The recipe for Hummingbird cake looks better than scrumptious!

    I'm only a little embarassed that it was right here in the archives.

    Not...
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    Oh Wow!! Dr. Sagefisher!!!! Is there a chance...

    Oh Wow!! Dr. Sagefisher!!!!

    Is there a chance of getting your wife's recipe for Hummingbird cake? The name is enough to excite my wife - she loves the hummers - and it's contents make it sound...
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    Young Sam's dad (our son, Vic) and I fished the...

    Young Sam's dad (our son, Vic) and I fished the Ocqueoc River for steelhead and the dying salmon that came upstream. Vic's family was coming home to visit and grandson Sam asked, "Grandpa, can you...
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    Mike Brooks! You've just revealed a secret of...

    Mike Brooks!

    You've just revealed a secret of the universe! #18 Starling and Purple will take any fish that swims - in shallow water and small creeks. It's a specific for brook trout in little...
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    Betty, Many thanks for the wake-up call. I...

    Betty,

    Many thanks for the wake-up call. I remembered many strands of material hanging over the eye of the hook in Jeff's starting photo. Yup, many strands of silk/cotton in a SINGLE strand of...
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    Jeff, Did you say Starling and Royal Blue? Did...

    Jeff,

    Did you say Starling and Royal Blue? Did you get permission from the Sweetheart of FAOL, Her Royal Highness Betty Hiner?

    A year - or maybe two - ago, in a discussion here of soft hackles...
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    Bless you 10,000 times!!!!! I hadn't thought...

    Bless you 10,000 times!!!!!

    I hadn't thought of using the whole 8 strands of embroidery floss for a body. Usually use Pearsall's silk. I'll definitely use some floss for the body before next...
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    AAaaaahhhhhhh! Wheeeeeeeeeeew!!! You've saved my...

    AAaaaahhhhhhh! Wheeeeeeeeeeew!!! You've saved my life! When the photo of the flies slowly but finally "unrolled" on my slow phone line connectiion, I almost shouted "Eureka!" when the bottom row...
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    John, Thanks for the response. Leading question...

    John,
    Thanks for the response. Leading question - a while back you mentioned purchasing embroidery yarn and a starling skin. I don't think it'd give away the dressing for the cricket if you said...
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    John, Thanks very much for your wonderful...

    John,

    Thanks very much for your wonderful reports and beautiful photos. Those of us in northern Michigan, whose trout season mostly closed a few weeks ago, appreciate the beauties you bring us.
    ...
  19. Thread: Why I Quit

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    Way to go. JC - congratulations and keep it up....

    Way to go. JC - congratulations and keep it up.
    I decided several years ago that I should quit cigarettes. Tried several times without good results, then did it. Done! The next day it felt like my...
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    yum...

    Gently, gently, JC,

    The instructions for making Joe Valencic's No-Knead bread are in the archives - Sept. 8, 2008, What's Cookin'.

    The Italian Herb recipe needs two tablespoons of Joe's...
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    yum...Yum......YUM!!!

    This afternoon I thought I was in Italy. Well....almost. The odor in our kitchen was of heavenly Italian extraction . There had been questions and answers, PMs and snail mail, all full of very...
  22. Thread: Photo test

    by littlebrook
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    Photo test

    Simple fly iwth an equally simple dressing.

    The hackle is partridge - I like Hans Weilenman's method of tying the stem to the hook shank with the half stripped feather over the eye of the fly. The...
  23. Thread: Photo test

    by littlebrook
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    Photo test

    Wow! I didn't expect responses to this old photo but your comments certainly deserve a reply.

    The photo is of #3 son, Joe, taken a tad over 35 years ago. We've had five sons and a daughter, all of...
  24. Thread: Photo test

    by littlebrook
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    Photo test

    Since Sound Off seems to be the polace for everything else, it's apparently the place to see if this works. First attempt at posting a picture. There are others in the planning stage, but not...
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    septic truck

    Plumbers motto;

    Your $hit$ our bread and butter!
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