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Old 10-27-2013, 07:37 AM
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I used the Tuscan Leveling system. Normally I set up a plank from the doorway to the shower curb but the waterproofing product was a few hours away from a complete cure. Had to think quick
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Old 10-28-2013, 06:42 AM
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Have you ever used your hat for casting practice? Placing it out on the lawn at a distance to see if you can hit it?
Well you may want to practice that.
Earlier this season, my hat blew off my head into water too deep to wade and was quickly headed downstream.
I think that it only took 2 casts before I hooked it and reeled in my trophy.

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Now that is what you call a tight quarter sight fishing, did you Bow and Arrow-ed it?
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This is not politically correct but my fly rod was wisely kept out of my mom's line of sight. I experienced her alternative use of a Hot Wheel track section and a piece of fly rod across the back of my legs would have been far worse!

As a toddler, I stuck my grandpa's fly rod into an empty ceiling light socket and blew the fuse for all the lights in the flat. I can still remember it with great fondness. Mom had a fit.
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snake shoo stick, i use it every summer
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Taught several bird dogs to point a bob white quail wing tyed to a leader on a fly rod.
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For years I used the tip section of my Cortland 8'6" 5 wt, some decoy line, and a few pheasant feathers rubber-banded to the end of the string, for a cat toy. The Cortland was my first "good" fly rod. I loaned it out and it came back broken. Eventually, the cats or the grandkids broke that one. The new one is the tip from and old Japanese composite spin rod.
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Duct taped an old plastic fly swatter to a beat up fiberglass rod. Used to go after flies in the backyard... A lot of fun though only for a short time, and not nearly as easy as it sounds! It certainly got a lot of eye-rolls from my wife! Caution: this in NOT an inside toy!!!!!!!
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A short fly rod and a blob of fluff on a short leader .... add two cats.
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An old cracked 8wt line on a 6wt walmart rod and a "fly" the size of a small bird spun from crappy saddle hackle and bucktail
Our 4 cats love it, in fact too much. When I'm out practice casting in the yard, they all come runnin'.
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