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The Long Winters Work At The Cabin;

Posted 04-11-2013 at 05:24 PM by Ard

Like many of the entries here this will be a multiple part story. I'll identify the pages; Part Two, and etc. until we reach the current time.
The story starts back on December 22, 2012 and I stayed out there until March 27, 2013. Over this time I did a lot of work but somehow it seems there is still so much to do that I'm not sure I'll live long enough to finish it all. I do intend to try.

Getting ready to leave home for a long trip into the Bush country is stressful, at...
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Winters Work part 2;

Posted 04-11-2013 at 05:24 PM by Ard

With the difficulties of my arrival behind me it then became clear that the insulation under the cabin floor has needed work for years. I spent 2 days remedying this during which time the temps never passed negative readings. Finding the offending areas was tough because the insulation had been installed by someone other than myself................ The bottom of the floor joists were covered by heavy plastic stapled in place and then a sort of wire mesh also stapled up to hold the rolled fiberglass...
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Winter Work part 3, Clearing The Hill;

Posted 04-11-2013 at 05:23 PM by Ard

The adventure was all about work and some of it was as hard and heavy as any I've done in my life and I've not been shy about manual labor. The cabin looks great from the outside in the summer............... Even in the winter the outside looks good.

By the date I took this the snow had been deepening every day and the skies stayed steel gray for weeks on end.
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How can you verify line type?

Posted 04-06-2013 at 08:08 PM by bobbrown

The first thing I do with a new fly line is mark the backing end..permanent marker. Long mark = 5...short mark = 1. so, an eight weight would be one long mark followed by 3 short marks.
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5APR13 Stanley Wool Mill

Posted 04-06-2013 at 12:01 PM by random user

Looks good, right?
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Didn't see a fish... not even a bug. No signs of nuttin!

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