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AlG

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  1. Steve Fournier from Dr Slick will take care of you no questions asked. E-mail him on the Dr. Slick site. As a company, they have some of the best customer service i've expierenced in many years. And in the short amount of time i've been tying, now 90% of my tools are Dr. Slick because of that reason.
  2. AlG

    Karate Class

    That's some serious 5 O'clock shadow and back hair Ya ever hear of a razor :dunno: :hyst:
  3. Knee in the allz :bugeyes: that'll surely ward off any testosterone filled fool :headbang: Then finish him off with a few of these :wallbash:
  4. You sure do. What are the pistol laws like in Canada these days?
  5. That's awesome :headbang: Beautiful girls you got there :baby: :yahoo:
  6. I guess i went about things all wrong I've never even considered it because my wife picks them up at local beading stores, and i just pick through till it fits. But for some reason she runs out of these golden and rainbow colored ones quite often :hyst:
  7. AlG

    Way off topic!

    I see points, however and again, if you know you will go over in mileage then buy the extra mileage :dunno: An apartment is just something you sink money into and not get anything out of but can't be compared to a "car" lease in anyway. Case and point, a few friends of mine ONLY lease because they can drive a new car every 2-3 years. The car values are around $45,000 and the lease payments were at the time were $423 for 36 months and trade in value on a Cadillac DTS is far less in those 3 years than was paid out in the lease. If you figure on average how much you pay into the vehicle in a certian time, then how much your vehicle is "worth" afterwords with a trade in, there is no doubt about it you get screwed quite a few times. But, and understanding this does not happen all the time, i've seen it happen over 50% of the time.
  8. The one and only time i hooked myself i just cut the barb right off, just pretty much fell out from there :dunno: I figure why pay the extra when you can mash the barb anyway
  9. AlG

    Way off topic!

    The few i did were just fine :dunno: I however ALWAYS got (and paid for) the extra mileage in the event and quite knowing i would go over the amount initially allowed. Just think of what you drive now, and figure in the extra few hundred "wanting to drive the new car" miles and go from there. If you do go over in mileage, argue and say you won't ever buy/lease a car from here again I know a guy that did that and while yes, he did get the extra added on with his current lease.....it was only 10%.....$500 of $5k! They did not want to loose that sale.
  10. I don't have that wide of a variety yet, but so far i'm with Redwings1 on this. The only thing a Royal Wulff caught for me is a few trees :dunno:
  11. A couple made a deal that whoever died first would come back and inform the other of the after life. The woman's biggest fear was that there was no heaven. After a long life, the husband was the first to go, and true to his word, he made contact. "Mary... Mary..." Awestruck, Mary responds, "Is that you Fred?" "Yes, I have come back like we agreed." "Well, what is it like?" Fred excitedly tells his tale, "Well, when I get up in the morning I have sex, then I have breakfast, then I have sex again, then I bathe in the sun, then I have sex twice more, then I have lunch, then I have sex all afternoon and into the early evening, until bedtime. And, then, I start all over again the next day." So happy Mary says, "Oh Fred, you surely must be in heaven." Fred replies, "Hell no, Mary, I'm a rabbit in Michigan."
  12. Cool Polock Just a bit of advise with that adjustable feature though.......It's damn sharp, and grab it where they tell ya to Then it's a good idea to take the whole blade out and clean it because the little adjustment grooves hidden up in the handle (if not fully opened) are prone to surface rust if left that way. Other than that i think you will like it
  13. You will always have to do some dagree of sharpening or touching up a blade with a steel or ceramic. For the past 16 years or so, i've used a Kershaw "Seven Step" with pretty good success. It's been used on only freshwater (Michigan) fish, from salmon to perch without a flaw. Blade is a bit "stiffer" than other fillet knifes, but it sure as hell is durable lasting me this long. The design of that knife with it's retractable lock blade does shy some people away i've found......but all in all it's been one of my greatest knives. I have used Rapala and can't say a bad thing about them either. From the basic to the wood handled, and from the soft grip to the signature they all have been pretty good and with a quick touch up on a steel, they performed just fine. Although the best fillet knife i've ever used were Global :headbang: I think there's 6 knives in their fillet series (or at least that's how many i was able to use) and all i can say about those (and to be blunt) is HOLY S41T! These knives aren't cheap by any means, but their sharpness and blade design is impeccable! The thing was is i never had to push my way through a salmon or even a pike. These knives allowed you to just glide through with a very minimal effort. But like i said, they aren't cheap......i think between $75 to $120 a piece Hope this helps
  14. AlG

    Flymart has moved

    My thought's exactly SD. With having many different places closer to what was his customer base once was, it really makes you think because his customers (and even me being recent, but pretty good.....Not sending his kids through school though like you ) are mostly going to be new and what was soo bad that he up and left for Waterford.... Clawson, Berkley, Rochester, and even Sterling Hts. i think would have been better. But like you say about him not taking into consideration even his loyal customers....I take that into consideration and will not shop, take classes, nor use his guide service (if it's even available still) or recommend his shop to anyone, anymore.
  15. AlG

    Flymart has moved

    Ya know, i was even trying to set up times for classes to take and was wondering why he was pretty much brushing me off . I understand probably his "good" customers were in the proverbial loop, but for us little guys.......Well, since i don't have anything nice to say right now... i guess he lost quite a few customers over the move! He sure did pack up in a hurry though and seemingly without regard
  16. I'd say so. I have a half hide my buddy sent me that he salted, dried, and mailed in about a month or so. The belly, neck, and the back get most use but for smaller muddler's i can get away with using the rest. While the salt (or even Borax) method isn't widely used, (i'm not looking for something to hang on my wall either), the hide is hard and not pliable as if you were to use other tanning methods. I've only been tying with this hide for a few months, with 95% (maybe more) still left. My buddy on the other hand has been for about 20 years and with the same treatment methods.
  17. A man escapes from a prison where he's been locked up for 15 years. He breaks into a house to look for money and guns. Inside, he finds a young couple in bed. He orders the guy out of bed and ties him to a chair. While tying the homeowner's wife to the bed, the convict gets on top of her, kisses her neck, then gets up and goes into the bathroom. While he's in there, the husband whispers over to his wife: "Listen, this guy is an escaped convict. Look at his clothes! He's probably spent a lot of time in jail and hasn't seen a woman in years. I saw how he kissed your neck. If he wants sex, don't resist, don't complain...do whatever he tells you. Satisfy him no matter how much he nauseates you. This guy is obviously very dangerous. If he gets angry, he'll kill us both. Be strong, honey. I love you!" His wife responds: "He wasn't kissing my neck. He was whispering in my ear. He told me that he's gay, he thinks you're cute, and asked if we had any Vaseline. I told him it was in the bathroom. Be strong honey. I love you, too." :hyst:
  18. How is one able to go directly to the review page from the Hatches site itself......Am i not seeing the link or is it just by coming here first only?
  19. Read the English meaning and then OUT LOUD say the Chinese words. (Makes more sense when you say out loud) 1. That's not right...................Sum Ting Wong 2. Are you harboring a fugitive?......Hu Yu Hai Ding 3. See me ASAP........................Kum Hia Nao 4. Stupid man.........................Dum Fuk 5. Small horse........................Tai Ni Po Ni 6. Did you go to the beach?...........Wai Yu So Tan 7. I bumped into a coffee table.......Ai Bang Mai Fa Kin Ni 8. I think you need a face lift.......Chin Tu Fat 9. It's very dark in here.............Wao So Dim 10. I thought you were on a diet.......Wai Yu Mun Ching 11. This is a tow away zone............No Pah King 12. Staying out of sight...............Lei Ying Lo 13. He's cleaning his automobile.......Wa Shing Ka 14. Your body odor is offensive........Yu Stin Ki Pu 15. Great..............................Fa Kin Su Pah :hyst:
  20. First-year students at Med School were receiving their first Anatomy class with a real dead human body. They all gathered around the surgery table with the body covered with a white sheet. The professor started the class by telling them: "In medicine, it Is necessary to have 2 important qualities as a doctor. The first is That you not be disgusted by anything involving the human body." For an example, the Professor pulled back the sheet, stuck his finger in the butt of the corpse, withdrew it and stuck his finger in his mouth." Go ahead and do the same thing," he told his students. The students freaked out, hesitated for several minutes, but eventually took turns sticking a finger in the butt of the dead body and sucking on it. When everyone had finished, the Professor looked at them and told them, "The second most important quality is observation. I stuck in my Middle finger and sucked on my Index finger. Now learn to pay attention! :hyst:
  21. I was turned on to a G23 when they first came out 16 years ago from a detictive friend of mine, then five years later a G27, and ever since then it has taken over my G22 which has been sold (stupid me ) Although, and while agreeing about the 9mm.....there are soo many modern bullets today that the success rate for a "well placed" shot will do the job very adequately. Many people carry 38 Special revolvers, which a 9mm far surpasses ballistics created in that sence. Speer Gold Dot, Winchester Ranger, Hornady TAP, Remington Golden Saber, Aguila IQ, Double Tap "Gold Dot", and Federal Hydra-shok are top in their proverbial game which i depend on myself. I did not list Cor Bon because i am biased against them. Their ammo with inflated numbers and harsh unnessary recoil proved to be an unpredictable round and with control issues. While some people swear and do very well by them, it's with many times over, me and a few of my friends, that lead me to have a negative opinion (especially with the 500 S&W magnum). If you have great success, take it for what it's worth Lastly, while yes i still preferre 357, 40, or 45GAP as a main defense weapon....The 9mm is more than adequate enough however, it would be the lowest amount of caliber i would suggest to anybody that would use it in a defensive purpose. Plus if you target shoot, it's very cheap to shoot compared to some of the bigger bores so your fun lasts longer
  22. 86 the S&W idea and get the Taurus because comparingly so, Taurus is a much better manufactured arm than the S&W.....Especially in that model! I could go into great detial but it would take quite some time on the unreliability of the 40VE and the SW9VE over the Taurus .The Taurus PT 24/7 i have tested (friend let me "test" it ) it as violent and harsh as my Glock, and coming from a hardcore Glock guy (me) the Taurus is everything people and the NRA says, plus even being the NRA gun of the year, that is for a reason. I however shoot Glock, and in a 40 caliber. Even seeing how yes, modern bullet configurations prove that the 9mm is very effective, i still like the 40 cal better because i can handle it very easily and for every day carry, and or target, it's very managable with the added bullet diameter (one might say big deal 1mm difference but you still have a harder hitting, heavier bullet ). Cost effectively though, 9mm is quit a bit cheaper So between the 9mm and the 40 cal that will solely be on you and by test shooting (if you can) the different calibers will mostly make up your mind. Although, some men of a smaller stature find the 40 cal to be "stiffer" and "crack" as to where a 9mm is a bit more subtle in recoil. But again for me, again, i don't have one problem with them (40 cal) at all. I do hope this helps and if you have any other questions needing answers outside of topic, please feel free to PM me and i will help you as best as i can. :headbang:
  23. www.wildernessangler.com Great company to deal with and Blake will go the extra mile to help out his customers
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