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    Hey Betty, Apperently the "big picture" went a...

    Hey Betty,
    Apperently the "big picture" went a bit over my head, not a rare occasion lately. I assumed the "discouragement" statement was specific to the Fly Shop and not the general...
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    Discouraging customers/clients would not fit my...

    Discouraging customers/clients would not fit my business model. We're NOT talkin Bus Depot here, it's a Fly Shop where client traffic could easily be controlled for numbers, masks, social distancing...
  3. Thread: Happy July 4th

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    Hey Rick, WE who live in the "safe zones" will...

    Hey Rick,
    WE who live in the "safe zones" will for sure have a GREAT 4th. On the other hand , those who live in zones where the newly liberated reside, it's a total nother story. To some, this is...
  4. Thread: Camping

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    Steve, Although it should be "soles" and not...

    Steve,
    Although it should be "soles" and not "souls", the way you describe these boots, THAT may NOT be a a total error. :)

    Mark
  5. Thread: Camping

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    Hey Steve, The boots off the ground pic says...

    Hey Steve,
    The boots off the ground pic says volumes without uttering a word................ Hope you get to injure some fish lips while you're there. As usual, nice truck.

    Mark
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    I once............

    I once lived in a country where illegal parking was punished by beheading. My foks protested but "they" only sharpened the ax. So they/we moved to the United States of America where now we can park...
  7. Thread: Bead Chironomid

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    SCG, Thank You for the information and the link....

    SCG,
    Thank You for the information and the link.

    Mark
    PS: And now, since I actually clicked onto the site, A DOUBLE Thank You X2
  8. Thread: Bead Chironomid

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    SCG, The two flies I mentioned are my favorites...

    SCG,
    The two flies I mentioned are my favorites in "just under the falls " situations. My incentive to attemp to tie them was that I was paying Orvis- Jackson about $2.00+ per. But ,since my...
  9. Thread: Bead Chironomid

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    GREAT looking fly and yet another, I, who does...

    GREAT looking fly and yet another, I, who does not tie, CAN possibly tie. So far my "talent" relegates me to tying single or possibly two step patterns such as Copper John or Brassie. Looking forward...
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    Apparently age and looks were NOT fctors for...

    Apparently age and looks were NOT fctors for qualification. :) BUT, that notwithstanding, Jack's devotion to the craft probably outweighed the obstacles.

    Mark
  11. New Zealand is on my Bucket...

    New Zealand is on my Bucket List.................rest assured I'll take cae of the problem when I get there........................maybe :)
    It would be a SUPER shame if one of the beautifullest...
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    Hey Scott, I could probably see that one in the...

    Hey Scott,
    I could probably see that one in the ripples and foam I prefer to cast toward. As John ( above) stated, white posts are good also but a bit less visible in the situation I posted....
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    Yes Betty, even despite our VAST differences in...

    Yes Betty, even despite our VAST differences in political philosophies, I do wish you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and hopefully a BIG step toward a resoution of your health situation. Perhaps we still can...
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    Hey Joe, I too was once 64 yrs old. Had you...

    Hey Joe,
    I too was once 64 yrs old. Had you called me, I'd could have shared a few valuable tips to soothe the pain. BUT, you didn't call so I'm relegated to simply wishing you a VERY HAPPY...
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    Hey Jim, I'm VERY sorry I missed the birthday...

    Hey Jim,
    I'm VERY sorry I missed the birthday notice. Especially YOURS who is usually FIRST to recognize mine and other's birthdays. In any case, a bit late but no less sincere, stay well and HAPPY...
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    Col. Campbell has a birthday

    Hey Col.Campbell, you too John,

    You should have a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY today. But living on the "Holy Waters" ,that's a given.

    Mark
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    My insatiable curiosity has me...

    My insatiable curiosity has me wondering...............Is there an obituary link that specifies "last words of the decedent"? Because I wonder, just how many said " ......hold my beer.........."
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    Sticky: Thanks Rick, One would, however, think that...

    Thanks Rick,
    One would, however, think that tidbit of enlightenment could have been presented much earlier in the life of this thread by the authorities. In any case Rick, Thanks for the...
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    Sticky: Although initially ominous to me and others, the...

    Although initially ominous to me and others, the "FAIR WELL" post seems to have been a bit premature. FAOL, thankfully, goes on without any symptoms of gasping for air, I'm happy to see.

    Mark
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    Conservation........................ of life.

    Yesterday, here in Chicago, a dude "fell" ( circumstances not known to me) into the Chicago River and was rescued by his GIRLFRIEND, He's currently in an IC unit recovering ( How could I live with...
  21. Thread: Peacock Despair

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    UJ, At MY peril, speaking for John AGAIN, UJ,...

    UJ,
    At MY peril, speaking for John AGAIN, UJ, the ONLY thing that whizzed over your head is that, Congress only put their IMPRIMATUR ( look it up) on what John's mother had already bestowed upon his...
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    Hey ( I assume) Art, You're fortunate. Yours...

    Hey ( I assume) Art,
    You're fortunate. Yours was only an audit of the last 15 years, MINE ihas been, and is currently in bloom since June 8, 1967. No big issues, to wit, toilet paper roll rotation...
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    For fear of this Pandemic going on for a while...

    For fear of this Pandemic going on for a while and into near election time, I ordered 5000 mail in vote forms lest they become scarce.

    Mark
    PS: And to save a lot of angst, if YOU won't be able to...
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    "..............and on the SEVENTH...

    "..............and on the SEVENTH DAY....................... :)

    Good One UJ!
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    Veterinary doctor to lady pet/dog owner: " Try to...

    Veterinary doctor to lady pet/dog owner: " Try to STOP talking to him in that SICKENING baby voice and see if THAT stops his VOMITING"


    Mark
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