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  1. Iโ€™ll try to collect a few from Roosters cape and his Saddle. Heโ€™s a gentle Rooster has a nice pattern on his saddle. Hereโ€™s a pic of him. Walt Dette didn't always skin out the necks of his valued birds, he would use a pillow case with a hole, put the roosters head through it and pluck hackles of the live bird. Gordon was said to have a favorite red cock that he plucked hackles from while it sat on his lap, maybe it knew what the alterative method was.
  2. agree with Capt Bob & Philly, I use 9wt intermediate or sinking lines, the beach can be good, there is most always a trough line formed between the high and low tide wave action that will hold bait and the bass know it. look for other structure rocks, tidal pools, river / stream outlets on the beach at low tide and the way the sand bars form the troughs. Always pay attention to the birds they fish for a living and will show you where the bait and fish are. I have caught more than a couple of flounder and fluke from the beach also (Clouser's) they work the trough line also. Line management (stripping baskets help), wind, wading the beach or fishing from jetty, back casting room, have to be considerations. Lots of fun and new challenges to learn and explore. I have found most river outlets better on the dropping tide. Tides, currents, wind, and light (night, dawn, dusk vs bright days) have a large effect. fishing is best with wind from the west , fishing is least with wind from the east has more than some truth to it. may take little time to learn a area then a storm will come thru and change things, makes you appreciate what a good guide goes through in the course of a season or more.
  3. Late to the board this time, maybe the next one. Waiting to see the pictures.
  4. fishing squirmy worm patterns?
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    Hearing loss

    DFoster keep us updated I just replaced my old ones last fall with a pair of Widex, really interested in how well the Bose work out. I have a severe high freq loss on left with moderate loss in right, has been difficult for the audiologist to adjust for me. These new devices are much better than my last pair but still leave me desiring in crowded conversations.
  6. Nice build as usual, the cork is really eye catching.
  7. Inspirational Steve, I agree with Mike, it is good to have you around. I could stand to lose a few pounds (40 or so) just don't seem I am serious about it.
  8. Lost mine on the roadside somewhere around the western Vermont fire roads in the Green Mountain Forest last summer, the finder gets years worth of notes about the blue line fishing, pond and canoe access that I accumulated over time. To add a little salt they stopped making the Vermont only map book and combined it with New Hampshire with smaller sized map detail. Overall the Gazetteer map books are one of my favorite ways to explore for new water.
  9. cphubert

    Black Ice

    We (Seabee's) didn't have goats but the dragon wagon was chain driven and a true beast for recovery work - but larger than what you are describing (6X6)
  10. TIER you need to get that 1 1/2 mile time around 9 min, consistently. Thankfully my PT days are over, now I like to walk (I'm really happiest when I drive ๐Ÿ˜), I always hated running. PFT scores can be a big part of the military - balanced with academics and your social character. Keep your electronic fingerprint clean.
  11. Hang in there Steve, habituation happens, impossible as it may seem. Your condition is very different from what I experienced with tinnitus and hearing loss, you still have your hearing I don't know if that makes the noise more or less consistent. I would be concerned about the sleep / dream patterns changing, everyone needs rest.
  12. Happy Birthday, lucky ya didn't burn down the house !
  13. ok no more bags and smaller tags๐Ÿ™‚
  14. Rich changed his shipping address to CT, I'll PM you his new one ๐Ÿ˜ nice rod
  15. flytire, I always enjoy your streamers ๐ŸŸ
  16. Bob I hope the rest of your year changes for the better, time to turn the corner and get away from that rear view mirror.
  17. Very useful a little more blue and I could see Mike looking at on of those with all his traveling. What is the performance like on a five piece casting and flex ?
  18. flytire is correct, the best way to reinforce any Mylar tinsel is with wire. I use fine wire to reinforce mylar body streamers and counter wrap mylar ribs. if the fish abrades thru it the wire holds the rest in place, may event add a little more action to the fly.
  19. try hair conditioner it helps me with brittle stems and quills, worth a try, my wife doesn't know how her conditioner bottle gets empty before the shampoo its obvious to her I don't use it I'm bald ๐Ÿ‘ด (she gets it at my sisters hair salon)
  20. Well I wasn't going to ask about it ๐Ÿ™„..... I mean Steve has made lots of "I Love You" rods.... right?
  21. I preferer to fish alone most of the time but some species and locations a guide is required by law. My experience with guides has been mostly positive. Absolutely agree about the float trips, it is very nice to get into a boat and not be concerned about all the transporting details and pullouts on a strange body of water, not to mention one memorable shore lunch that was better than any restaurant I patronized on the trip. Finding myself retired now it would be hard to budget for those kinds of trips on a regular basis.
  22. I use the Korker boots with the BOA lace system turn the dial to tighten very good system for my pot gut. They have interchangeable soles, rubber, rubber with cleats, felt, and others. vicrider just posted a pair on the market page not sure of your size but I would go at least 1 size larger than shoe. Bass Pro and other retailers have them also.
  23. cphubert


    Welcome Eric, I hope this site stays active for a long time it seems a lot of sites are very slow. Nice work on the bench.
  24. X 2 . Never had any progress with meditation myself, might give it a try now that my life style has slowed down.
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