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  1. denduke, I tuned out when buddy suggested that the essential oils offered "anti-bacterial properties?" or some such. Home made and even purpose designed masks can cause more problems if not worn properly. Constant adjusting is just unnecessarily touching your face. I believe a mask will lessen transmission from the asymptomatic carriers wearing them. A good thing. As a form of self-protection, do not rely on that alone. Keep your distance and don't raise your hands above your shoulders until you wash them.
  2. I prefer dry flies as indicators to small corks or pinch on foam. Helps with casting also. I fish small rivers and streams for trout. Your nymph is never hanging directly below the indicator fly. Usually I would have 5' - 6' from indicator to nymph and maybe another nymph 18" below that. In slow moving water this set up is fishing around 4' deep. Shallower in a faster current.
  3. No mirrors in your house Mike?
  4. Al, it has been 3 yrs since I smoked tobacco. Suddenly enjoying memories of Red Man Looseleaf chew. Might have to see if I can find some when I get out.
  5. Never saw the under dash record player before. I do still use the 8 track retrofitted in my 62 Galaxie 500.
  6. Carving spoons is something I did enjoy. Was a time I always made a Xmas spoon from the tree and gifted it to The Moral Compass the next year. Since we moved to town and no longer have a wood stove, it seems we have too many wooden spoons and ladles about. We still have a real Xmas tree but finding it is much easier when you are not looking for the perfect "spoon branch".
  7. "Glad I bought a plow truck." Sounds like: Glad I bought a vise. Have fun bashing the drifts. It is a good hobby this time of year.
  8. WJG

    Site Facelift?

    I mentioned this before. The bio's featured left bar, create too much white space and constant scrolling. Some forums I visit this info is available by hover or click on member name. As selfish as it sounds, I really don't care about your gender or favorites. If I am interested, I can check a profile by choice. Name, avatar and # of posts or date joined is plenty for me.
  9. The small quantity of hair needed for small flies like 16 - 20 is easily aligned between your fingers. Even out the tips and discard what's not needed. My smallest 2 piece stacker has a 3/8" bore. I added a felt pad to the bottom to deaden the noise late at night. A dryer sheet rubbed on any tying gear will remove static charge.
  10. WJG

    Site Facelift?

    I'm using my new PC with windows 10 (?) whatever the new and approved is and "Edge" which has to go! Not enjoying the full bio chatter below the user avatars. The "go to last unread" is there if you hover the cursor. No icon to shoot at.
  11. @10 I attempted to "like this" post flytire. Apparently 1 like exceeds my daily quota on this forum. I am impressed how well management knows me!
  12. What does marlin look like on the plate? My wife enjoys a firm, white flesh, mild taste fish. Such was served to her recently on holiday and called marlin. I think it was a language/translation problem and thought marlin would be more like tuna with more filleting involved?
  13. I am down to my last pair of polycarb polarized glasses with built in magnifiers. These were made by Berkley and sold at Sprawlmart. I use them for fishing and at work. The bifocals are not visible to others and they fit me well. Can't find them in Canada anymore! Ebay, etc aren't showing me the same. Are these available where you are? I am looking at 100.00 to 300.00 to replace what was a $25.00 purchase.
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    Year of the carp

    As a kid in Ontario, I considered carp garbage fish and would make pocket money selling them to restaurants. We used pitch forks then. Now, many in Ontario prefer carp on the fly to other fishing. Check out some Canadian/Ontario carp flyfishing sites. "Poor man's bonefish" Thankfully(?) there are no carp where I live now.
  15. Doubles are often used for atlantic salmon flies where no added weight to the fly is allowed. Look at Ally's Shrimp for a popular example. These Mustad can also be pinched for a barbless fly. 3582C is still available under $3 for a 10 pack. Don't know about 3573A.
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