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About DFoster

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  • Birthday 12/30/1965

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    Charlton MA

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  1. DFoster

    RS2

    S Silver I'm sorry if this is an obvious question but do you know RS-2 means or refers to? I've seen several articles about Rim and the RS 2 but they never seem to state what RS-2 means? Just curious, Thanks!
  2. Life has put us all on different paths with our health and families but all of us know the simple joy of catching a fish on a fly that we created. It's a gift we share, the feeling of being 10 years old again for just a brief moment. Most people will live their entire lives and never have that experience. I hope anyone reading this will focus on the blessings they do have in 2020. I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! Be safe.
  3. Well it's the Wednesday before so I'm sure a lot of us are not checking into the forum, busy with finishing our work day or prepping for tomorrow. Life has put us all on different paths with our health and families but all of us know the simple joy of catching a fish on a fly that we created. It's a gift we share, the feeling of being 10 years old again for just a brief moment. Most people will live their entire lives and never have that experience. I hope anyone reading this will focus on the blessings they do have in 2020. I wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving! Be safe.
  4. Really nice flies! They look like catchers to me.
  5. Well thank you- 3 of the rainbows belong to me and I do have a pretty woman. The pretty lady pictured is part of Denduke's photos from the original post.
  6. Here are a few of my favorites
  7. DFoster

    RS2

    Nice ties as always Norm, you seem to be on the simple but effective classics as of late. Happy Thanksgiving!
  8. The feisty yellow Perch, my favorite non Salmonid. Yellow and silver muddler works here in Mass in the Autumn.
  9. How much Chalk? Please post a photo if you get a chance.
  10. Mike here's my laundry story. Twenty years ago I was home for a few months as the result of a lay off. My wife was working 60 hours a week at the time so I decided to do as much of the house work as I could. She loved having a "house husband" and all was well until I made the mistake of doing her laundry. I managed to shrink or ruin half the clothes she owned. In my defense when it comes to clothes I only buy low maintenance/idiot proof. It's better that way, I once destroyed a nice suit trying to diagnose a starter issue in the rain. If I have to worry about hot/cold water or a specific way of drying I don't buy the worthless damn thing in the first place. Those valuable brain cells are needed else where, for remembering fly patterns and such. Back when I was single the dress clothes I did have went to the dry cleaners after the wedding or funeral. A simple system that worked well for me. Anyway she made me swear an oath that I would never touch "her" washer or dryer ever again unless I was repairing one of them. Since that day she does all of our laundry and I do the lawn care and snow removal. I don't even know how to turn our washer and dryer on.
  11. Thanks Bill! Sadly not all contractors are honest and I too have many stories of fixing the supposedly non repairable. I'm good with tools and my wife likes to say I can fix a rainy day. That said I also know my limitations and there are some things beyond repair. Second opinions on any major expenditure is always prudent but In this case however I tend to believe the HVAC guy. He is one of several from different companies that warned us the unit is going during the annual cleaning. It was installed when the house was built in 1992 so that's 28 years which is roughly the life expectancy of these things. Trying to make it through the winter is risky- An emergency replacement is significantly more expensive than a scheduled one and there is the potential for water damage. We'll see where the quotes come in and make a decision then.
  12. Thanks Mark. Many people these days are facing far worse. My wife and I still have jobs though income from my sideline of playing music has gone to zero. What can you do? You got to have heat. Well unless you move to Fla like Mike. But then there’s bugs and snakes lol
  13. Our joke here is that we must have unknowingly built on Indian Burial grounds. When we have money set aside for something fun the Chief's angry spirit reaches out and something expensive fails. I've been pouring whiskey on the ground and leaving tobacco about but It seems like he's still p!$$ed. I'll try bacon, it worked on the dog- My nephew married a beautiful girl from Tennessee.
  14. A 1 YO and 2 weeks without heat in the coldest part of winter will really test a marriage. How did you keep your pipes from freezing? Just me and my wife here though - our 2 daughters are grown and married with working heat. Your right there is always a bright side. We do have a couple of electric space heaters and a wood stove in the basement. Even with out heat the basement wood stove is holding the second floor in the high 50's. It hasn't been very cold by New England standards so hopefully we can get a system at a reasonable price before the arctic weather comes by for a kiss.
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