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Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 09:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,016
Posted By duker
Re: It's That Time Again, What Was Your Best Fishing Experience of 2014?

Lots of great fishing moments this year. The best one had to be back in October, fishing for steelhead on the Bulkley. I hooked a nice one and almost had him landed when he threw the hook just as I...
Forum: The Lodge Den 09-23-2014, 09:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 718
Posted By duker
Re: My faithful friend has now Passed. To Sandy, with love.

So sorry for your loss, Fred. Please accept my condolences. You mentioned Sandy a lot in your posts and it was obvious how much he meant to you.

My wife and I had to put our 14 year-old...
Forum: Other Gear 09-07-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,293
Posted By duker
Re: Need advice on cold weather fly fishing gloves

Lots of good suggestions here.

I struggled with the glove issue for years, and finally ended up with a pair of Simms fingerless merino wool gloves. Those things are amazing. Warm, grippy, keep...
Forum: General Discussion 09-07-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 553
Posted By duker
Re: It's Larry's birthday !!!!

Hope you have a very happy day, Larry. And hope you gave yourself a gift of fishing.

Forum: General Discussion 09-05-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By duker
Re: A Few Pictures & Some Text;

Great story and equally great pictures Ard. For some reason I find that the ones that get away are the ones we remember the most.

And, to quote Homer Simpson, "He'll be back."

It must be nice...
Forum: General Discussion 09-02-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 995
Posted By duker
Re: Addiction

My wife calls my fishing an "obsession". I think that's an ugly word. "Passion" is a better one.

As long as you can afford it, and get pleasure out of it, go for it.

But I warn you--hanging...
Forum: The Lodge Den 09-01-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 243
Posted By duker
Re: The phone call you don't want to get.

Fred, please accept my condolences on the loss of your friend. Getting that phone call must have been a real blow. I'm sure he'd want you to remember him with a drink or three, some laughs, and...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-31-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,473
Posted By duker
Re: Sage accel reviews?

Thanks Rick. I'm certainly not going to run out and get an Accel, but I do find it interesting that Sage felt compelled to replace the VXP. As I said, I really love those rods.

Sage, more than...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 147
Posted By duker
Re: solunar calendars

I'm starting to wonder about solar and lunar cycles myself.

I was in Belize this past April fishing for bonefish. The fishing was good but not great (at least not as great as it was when I was...
Forum: General Discussion 08-31-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 375
Posted By duker
Re: This board

Right back at ya, Mike. I love making a visit to this forum part of my daily routine. Get home from work, pop a cold one (or a cup of tea--it's already getting to be fall up here) and settle into...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-29-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,473
Posted By duker
Re: Sage accel reviews?

I see Midcurrent now has a review of the Accel.

Isn't the Accel supposed to be the new replacement for the VXP? At the risk of repeating what I said in the thread about the new Sage Salt, one...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 442
Posted By duker
Re: Best advice from fly forum members

I would be hard-pressed to come up with a single bit of "best" advice I've gotten from this forum. I can honestly say that I come away with something worthwhile every time I visit. Probably the...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-27-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By duker
Re: War of 1812. Another interesting read.

First off, let me apologize for sort of hijacking Fred's thread, and for possibly getting too political--not my intention at all.

King Joe, I totally agree with everything in your post. I was...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 530
Posted By duker
Re: essential books

There's a thread similar to this that was started a while back.

In that thread I recommended Tom McGuane's "The Longest Silence", one of the best books on fly fishing ever. And pretty much...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-26-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By duker
Re: War of 1812. Another interesting read.

Our deficit-obsessed federal government saw fit to spend about $28 million (Cdn $) on celebrating the anniversary of the War of 1812 a couple years back. Not sure it was worth spending that kind of...
Forum: Fly Rods 08-25-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,249
Posted By duker
Re: Sage SALT

I'm with von behr. The only thing I know about the Salt is that Xi3s are now on closeout and I got a great deal on one.

Of course, 5 or 6 years from now I'll probably pick up a Salt on closeout...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-21-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 217
Posted By duker
Re: "God" is "Dog" spelt backwards?

Fred, I know a dyslexic agnostic who lies awake at night and wonders if there's a dog.

Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By duker
Re: Back For a Day;

So sorry to hear that Ard--my condolences to you, your sister, and your family.

Forum: The Lodge Den 08-12-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 320
Posted By duker
Re: How many fishing licenses do you have??

Northwest Territories annual resident licence
British Columbia annual non-resident Canadian licence (+steelhead stamp)
Alaska two-week non-resident licence
Belize annual non-resident licence
Forum: General Discussion 08-12-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By duker
Re: skunked real bad need help

Welcome to the forum, streamerfly. I hope you'll become a regular--lots of useful advice and good chat here.

It sounds as though you're on the right track. Don't worry--as others have noted, we...
Forum: The Lodge Den 08-07-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,547
Posted By duker
Re: Favorite Movie

Oh man, too many favourites to list here. A bunch of them have already been mentioned--some good movies in this thread.

As a lawyer, one of my all time favourite movies is "Anatomy of a Murder". ...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,921
Posted By duker
Re: Able nipper, what kind of Zinger?

Just use a piece of paracord to make your own lanyard. You'll never lose your nippers unless your head comes off.

I can't wait until someone starts the Abel zinger thread.

Forum: The Lodge Den 08-06-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By duker
Re: Too good a deal to pass up

I just picked up two Sage rods on closeout, an 8 wt. Xi3 and a 6 wt. VXP. Both were over 33% off and were just too good a deal to turn down. As I often say, the gods were screaming in my ears!
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 889
Posted By duker
Re: Is it possible to enjoy fly fishing when you catch no fish?

I always say, there's a reason we call it "fishing" and not "catching".

There is a grain of truth to the old saying: a bad day fishing is better than a good day at work.

And, to paraphrase...
Forum: General Discussion 08-06-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 256
Posted By duker
Re: New to the forum

Welcome to the forum. You'll find lots of good advice here.

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