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  1. Mother moose Shot in Denali Park, 2 Calves Orphaned;

    If you read the story about my 2012 encounter with a brown bear you know that it came down to spraying the bear with Counter Assault Bear Spray and I am alive and well.

    I heard this on the radio and looked it up this evening; Moose shot near Denali National Park visitor center | Alaska Dispatch

    Sorry, but I would never shoot a momma moose with 2 babies, period. I think the legalization of carrying guns in Denali is a mistake. It is a National Park, one of the only places ...
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  2. fly tying

    Well, I have mono and I am off work for another 8 days.
    Other than eating and not exercising I have to do something that keeps me occupied and interested as well as productive.
    So, I ordered a beginner kit. I have read that it is better to just get the stuff you need for the specific flies I want to tie. but, A)I cant be around people B) I have not been able to find lists about what I need.
    So, I got the kit with a high rating and not too expensive. I am sure if I don't like ...
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  3. Four Questions with Jene Hughes



    A couple years ago I went trout fishing in Iowa for the first time. My boss / fishing buddy took me over to the Second Avenue Bait Shop in Des Moines and told me to buy this book called “Iowa Trout Streams” by Jene Hughes. He being my boss I did as I was told. It turned out to be a good decision. Now, whenever friends ask me about trout fishing in Iowa, I always mention the book. Last month ...
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  4. looking not to break the bank

    Do you have an orvis outlet near by? Ive found some incredible deals there in the past.
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  5. Attempt 1 at Building a Rod

    Much of this is cross posted here. Putting all of this in a blog, becasue this is the kind of thing I was really looking for to push me over the edge to try it.

    This is a revamp of an 5 weight, 8'6" rod I am not even sure how I ended up with. The reel seat was messed up, cork was damaged where the reel seat slips under it and the guides were spiraled around the blank. The plan is to replace what I need to and leave the rest alone.

    What I have learned so far:
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    Updated 05-19-2013 at 03:07 PM by random user

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