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Putzing around with a stack of rod tubes and 'this one's heavy?'

Brand spanking new, never been lined, 5/6 TFO spey rod!

More digging; a reel loaded with a 5/6 spey line and leader attached. Rig, apply fly and whole new game plan for low water Steelhead fishing.

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Putzing around with a stack of rod tubes and 'this one's heavy?'

Brand spanking new, never been lined, 5/6 TFO spey rod!

More digging; a reel loaded with a 5/6 spey line and leader attached. Rig, apply fly and whole new game plan for low water Steelhead fishing.

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We're a couple of thousand miles apart but will take same under active consideration. Now if you were reasonably attractive female ...

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Good for you Fred, that's better then finding a C-Note in some britches you haven't worn in a couple years!

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Good for you Fred, that's better then finding a C-Note in some britches you haven't worn in a couple years!

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At that age a twenty means your rich ... and have a poor memory. More toss-back ... couldn't afford a Christmas tree so we had this wee plastic thing .. better than nothing I guess.

Must be better than 'nothing' .... that was age 10, now 75, and still use the same 'tree.' Like most I suspect, lots of 'Mom Stories' to look back upon and smile.

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$20 back then, yes you were rich! Cool how that one worked out for you and Mom!

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That's something I won't need to worry about happening here Fred. However, it seems that each time a rod does arrive it sits for nearly six months or more before getting any use. That isn't just due to winters, it's something weird that I can't explain. New rods are like meeting new people, it takes a while before you get comfortable with them. The other possible reasoning (subliminal I suspect) is that if I really like the 'new' then the old just gather dust. I've seen this happen with my Hardy rods all except the 11 1/2 foot Swift rod. That rod is about as good a medium water 2 hander as I could ever want. That darn Sage One 13' 6" has made all other rods obsolete, even the Sage X 14' that I got last year. None are as good as the One.

Incidentally, any one who desires a good 11 1/2 foot 2 hand caster might try looking up the discontinued Swift. I lined them with 475 grain Beulah Elixirs having 37 foot heads and the rods will fish small rivers close in or you can stretch them on a larger river casting 80 foot with them.

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My first 'try' at fishing yesterday PM ... a disaster.

Early last December my body just folded up for the first time, of three, in the month. The last one I was tossed into intensive care for the better part of four days. The hold over of this 'busted flush?,' I now need a 'walker' (first thing in the AM) or at least a cane.

Yesterday: Waddled out into the Rogue River, had a hell of a time just standing up! Am I now confined to a spinning rod and a folding lawn chair? The good thing (if there is any such a thing)
is two of my 'best places' have beaches I can drive up to the river's edge.

Ah well, just one more thing to 'think through' and make needed adjustments on the 'how to.'

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Amen Fred, where there's a will there's a way! At this time I can certainly relate! Keep pressing on sir!

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