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About partsman

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  1. Excellent Steve, I fish the S.B., and it has been very good, although I went to one of favorite small streams this week because of the heat. Nice workout for a old man, and some nice brookies. I’m not sure the water temp was that good so no pics, and frankly I try and them wet and gone. mike.
  2. Hey, I did that once in my 1977 k5 blazer, it was a blast, but I only did it once. mike.
  3. Thanks Scott, I will be looking up Davies video on this subject. Enjoy the bird watching, and hopefully good weather. Mike.
  4. Scott, I love your partridge spinner! I’m wondering could you to sbs or maybe a tutorial on tying hackle spent wings? It won’t be long here for brown drakes, I was lucky enough to be on the S.B. Ausable a couple of years when there was awesome spinner fall. There were fish rising everywhere, and hundreds of drake spinners on the water and in the air. thanks, Mike. .
  5. Roberts yellow drake, I did well with these last year. This year has been a bit of conundrum, the water levels were very low but the wading was great! But alas we had some big rains, and the never ending wind and cold temps= no bugs. I was frozen Tuesday, hopefully it warm up a bit and water levels will drop some. mike.
  6. Well done Nathan! That is a really awesome fish. I have enjoyed your Hendrickson patterns the last couple of months, thanks for sharing. Mike.
  7. Very nice, l’m going to give some a try. Mike.
  8. I got the hair brush treatment from my mom if I even you lords name in vain. But growing up in flint Michigan you were going to hear it a lot, it was called shop talk working at GM, and was considered protected speech by the uaw. I still hate it, reducing another person, anyone to some sort of vulgar act or hateful word is just not right. We all have differences of opinion, and I know it’s pie in the sky to think that we could have some sort of dialogue and at least try and get along. As a youngster growing up in the 60,s I was taught to be respectful of others, and when I didn’t my mom had no problem using the hair brush on my bottom, that wasn’t a big deal, it was when my dad got home from work, let’s just say it got a lot more serious. Mike.
  9. Awesome sandan, I love biot and quill body flies. Mike.
  10. Nice video, and nice fish. Is the rod bamboo, and if so who is the builder? thanks, Mike.
  11. I know the feeling oh so well, for me it was many years ago winter steelheading on the Ausable river. I was fishing a 7 wt. rod I built as Michigan mother style drift rod with a Shakespeare 1810 under spin reel. My father-in-law and I fished every weekend up there after bow season ended, it had been along winter and I not even hooked a fish. One day while walking down river I came across a spot that just looked real fishy, fishing a springs wiggler it took a bit to get the right chuck and duck drift. But finally just ticking bottom I got unmistakeable light steelhead take. Setting the hook I could feel the head shakes of a good fish, and then a burning run, followed by me accidentally hitting the handle on the reel causing it to release line. This of course led to a major tangle inside the reel, I got the cover off and fumbled with mess, and then another good run and fish off. I stood there staring at the reel and then the water, the feeling of disappointment was pretty bad at the time, I never used that reel again, still have it and I like to get it out once in while just as reminder of my father-in-law and I some of the crazy outdoor adventures we shared. Mike
  12. Okay, I have over used simply awesome, Salarman , that is so cool, that’s a goal. mike.
  13. Very cool DFoster, I never thought I would live long enough to have grand kids but I’m now the grandfather of three beautiful kids! Life is good. mike.
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