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    Yo oldster - thanks for the laughs. I thought I...

    Yo oldster - thanks for the laughs. I thought I had heard this one before, but this ending had a twist.

    tl
    les
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    Yo Marco - great to "see" you. \\ tl les

    Yo Marco - great to "see" you. \\

    tl
    les
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    Yo John - thanks for your thoughtful reply. I do...

    Yo John - thanks for your thoughtful reply. I do plan around the snowmelts when I ffish the Rockies or Sierras, but I guess that Columbia watershed up there, which I am less familiar with, has the...
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    Yo Scott - well duh. But I guess them black...

    Yo Scott - well duh. But I guess them black bears out there are big bears too. Thanks for the correction.

    tl
    les
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    Upper Columbia late spring 2021

    Anyone have advice? My pals who usually took me down the Deschutes for a 3 dayer are now wanting to do the Upper Columbia April-May, basing out of Big Bear Lodge. I'd like to hear about anyone's...
  6. Thread: Hook & Hackle

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    That indeed is sad. H&H lines were great, and...

    That indeed is sad. H&H lines were great, and great buys too, especially for cane and glass. They were a great color for canopied streams where stealth helps, compared to the Cortland 444 Peaches....
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    Yo Byro - such a good idea, mixing the slippery...

    Yo Byro - such a good idea, mixing the slippery calf hair with the softer deer hair. That should make the wing more durable.
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    Somerset NJ Fly Expo 24-26Jan14

    No one going to this?

    tl
    les
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    Yo Allan - I enjoyed your Roscoe Fish-Ins and...

    Yo Allan - I enjoyed your Roscoe Fish-Ins and their successor Spring Flings. As you mentioned, life happened, and in the case of Charlie Place's passing several years ago, the past tense became...
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    Cuba in 2014 for American anglers

    A flyfishing friend asked me if I could glean some info on how an American couple could work out a flyfishing trip this winter to Cuba. I Searched this forum and found 3 good threads, but they were...
  11. Thread: wading shoes

    by lestrout
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    Cabela's has neoprene felt soled flats boots that...

    Cabela's has neoprene felt soled flats boots that might work. They zip up and used to be $35.

    tl
    les
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    In a similar vein, Joe Perrone has written a...

    In a similar vein, Joe Perrone has written a number of murder mysteries set in the Catskills. I'm working my way through them and enjoying them.

    tl
    les
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    Trouting in Maine next week

    Any advice? Never ffished up there - visiting a friend in Portland who wants me to take him on the water.

    hp
    les
  14. Thread: Mark Romero

    by lestrout
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    I just got the same bad news from Zach. I need...

    I just got the same bad news from Zach. I need to give Misa a call, offer condolences, and see what we can do to help.

    tl
    les
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    Mark Romero, Misa - whereabouts?

    I usually see Misa and Mark in the Roscoe area or at shows like Somerset. But last week I heard that Misa couldn't come talk about Tenkara because she was with Mark in AR - he is very ill.

    Has...
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    I prefer the (over)abundance to the situation in...

    I prefer the (over)abundance to the situation in the '50s before 444 Peach made the scene. There were different, now defunct, makers like Sunset Line and Gladding, but overlooking silk, there were...
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    I've been very disciplined: I've managed to stay...

    I've been very disciplined: I've managed to stay at fewer than 200 rods (graphite, bamboo, glass, boron), and I keep busy populating the spreadsheet of the rods x about 200 reels/lines so I figure I...
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    Ron'n Vee - congrats on the g'k. Like oldfrat,...

    Ron'n Vee - congrats on the g'k. Like oldfrat, my kids took forever to produce the next generation. Waiting till they were in their thirties to get married was part of the extended process. Then,...
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    My, my. All this sturm und drang, and no one...

    My, my. All this sturm und drang, and no one mentioned boron in the context of a rod matrix? I use all four substrates, and for very light trouting (think Tricos and midges) or small stream work,...
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    I have a number of bags to stow the fly boxes I...

    I have a number of bags to stow the fly boxes I seem to accumulate. These days I rarely lose flies for whatever reason so the population growth is considerable. Sometime, I need to get down and...
  21. Thread: Scott G 904-2

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    I got my 904 G in the mid-70's from Jack's Tackle...

    I got my 904 G in the mid-70's from Jack's Tackle when no one in PA knew what to do with a light trouter over 8'. I was so impressed with the consistency that the Berkeley gang mastered across the...
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    What a bummer! I was at the 1st day of Somerset...

    What a bummer! I was at the 1st day of Somerset Fly Show today and one of the builders told me this, to my utter shock. John was a great contributor and the 2 Channers I have are among my...
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    Yo Ray Is there a sticky somewhere about this...

    Yo Ray

    Is there a sticky somewhere about this Bench project? I haven't been hanging on here that much lately and have totally missed the posts.

    tl
    les
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    Smernsky/Ed Temme Memorial

    Thanks to the heads up posted here I was able to make the time to attend Ed's memorial. His church was in Lansdale, near downtown, and reminded me of the cathedral-like 'chapel' in Princeton where...
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    Poll: "low end rods" for Salar

    Ted 'The Splendid Splinter', retired to his place on a great Salmon river up North, and his preferred rods were built for him by Fenwick. At the time he started, Fenwick was state-of-the-art, first...
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