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    Re: Why Am I Home?

    Yeah if they put no leaves out this past spring they are done. They can't take a nap for that long.
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    Re: Why Am I Home?

    Your birch trees are doing what they do when they are drought stressed. They drop their leaves and try to go dormant while they ride it out. Your's will likely be OK provided they have a few...
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    Re: Why Am I Home?

    That seems to be the mindset. I can't help but believe many have given up. They can't fix the weather, and they'll all be long retired before their efforts would bear fruit if things did work out. ...
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    Re: Why Am I Home?

    Ard,

    I really hate what is transpiring. I know it's a punch in your gut that seemingly won't stop. I know you aren't crying wolf, or being dramatic.

    My first trip there was five years ago. ...
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    Re: Come on People

    I've only caught two 20# class salmon and Ard was the net man for both of them. He's not afraid to wade of course so they were not drug up on the rocks. One of them is my forum avatar. I have no...
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    Re: Come on People

    This is a salmon thread so I've never witnessed a 6-7X leader in actual use, but of course a quick landing is always desirable.
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    Re: Best SA line for small streams?

    I know they come in a million minor variants, but generically speaking SA Mastery Trout series double taper lines work well for me on small water, on a wide variety of rods.
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    Re: The Compleat Angler

    Search it up on the web this winter and read just 10 pages. When I occasionally want to read a classic, I can find better and certainly more entertaining use of my time.
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    Re: The Compleat Angler

    That post made my morning Jim. Apology accepted. :)

    Look at the cover again. That's not a river, it's a Driftless stocker bow creek based on the crowd size. Walton has already caught his limit...
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    Re: The Compleat Angler

    Did I not just say I haven't finished reading it yet? You just had to ruin the ending for me. :)
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    Re: The Compleat Angler

    I tried to read it because I am supposed to. It was too painful to enjoy. I was good for a couple chapters. :)
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    Re: Panfish on wetflies

    I would look at you and shake my head, they ask how you even sleep at night lol. My buddy and I have a lot of fun with it. I do hate those days when he puts it to me. :)
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    Re: Panfish on wetflies

    Sounds like a bully spider. I have a local lake where they work about as consistently as a fly can. I have a buddy that often uses mop flies. He ties some up for me and I refuse to use them. It's...
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    Re: Beginners advice.....

    I do that occasionally if I know I am going to be distracted before I finish packing. That's my reminder me to do a walk around the vehicle.

    Sent from my SM-S367VL using Tapatalk
  15. Re: I might be just cluing into an already existing thing but a salmon cannon?

    LOL, you could be right. I don't know what the casualty rate is with the Salmon Howitzer, or Paratrout operations, but even during the normal migration process salmon take a good beating. They only...
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    Re: Like vs thank for a post?

    Not to get too serious on a light-hearted thread, but I hear what you are saying Ard. If you overuse the "like" button it waters the meaning down some. It's nice that people want to do it, but it...
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    Re: Bucket list fishing the Denali Highway

    I've only fished the highways a couple days with Ard, and it wasn't on the Denali highway. Seems to me you can fish some peaceful enough water if you'll be a little flexible. Ard took me to a few...
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    Re: Do you have a fly rod problem?

    I must have about 12 rods now. I can only justify about half of them, but fortunately that's not actually required. Didn't mean to double post.
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    Re: Do you have a fly rod problem?

    "says the guy that probably owns at least a couple dozen fly rods" :)

    I was going to say that a couple months ago but it was obvious you were just in an owly mood lol.
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    Re: Panfish on wetflies

    Foam hoppers are my favorite but when they are feeding subsurface drop flies such as McGinty and Bully Spiders are my go to. Nymphs work well for gills, but I think my multi-species action improves...
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    Re: Like vs thank for a post?

    Good point. When I recently shared that I believed coyotes ate my pup, it occurred to me it might be a little ackward if my friends "liked" that post. Facebook is better in this regard because they...
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    Re: A few general questions

    My words of advice would be to stay active on this forum for the free education from very competent fly anglers. You'll learn where the good sites are for closeout deals on fly lines and such. ...
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    Re: Come on People

    One of the significant challenges of a long rod guy with a big fish if you don't have a net man. I've never not had a net man in these situations. A quick landing and careful release without...
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    Re: Tick season is upon us !

    Well I don't expect anyone to actually watch this video because it's boring political stuff, but the governor of IL just passed my old Battalion Commander from 19 years agos legislation addressing...
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    Re: Like vs thank for a post?

    There are no rules of course, but I guess I do follow a pattern.

    I usually thank each and every one who responds to a thread I started and tries to help me, whether I think their advice is sound...
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