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  1. Tone deaf

    Back in the day, I used to fish a little...

    +1 on don't skimp on the boots. If your feet aren't comfortable, you're going to have a hard time enjoying yourself. Just like having the right tool for the job, you need the right boots for the activity and weather. If I am going to be sitting still anywhere cold, out come the Sorels.
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    Back in the day, I used to fish a little...

    I was spoiled in many ways in that my dad was an extraordinarily talented guide (his avocation). He also raised and trained world class bird hunting dogs (a secondary avocation). So, as his kid, I got to reap the bounty of those talents. We spent 5 decades in woods together and never once got...
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    Back in the day, I used to fish a little...

    Caught a few sockeye...
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    Back in the day, I used to fish a little...

    The first bird silhouette I learned was the Mergy... I seem to remember something upon the lines of: "Don't shoot that stupid f*cking duck, they are inedible!"
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    Back in the day, I used to fish a little...

    In my extreme outdoor get up (many layers of insulation topped by a layer waterproof goodness), I have taken many wonderful naps out in the wild of the frozen north, in godawfully low temps, and could not have been more chuffed.
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    Back in the day, I used to fish a little...

    My first trip to Alaska was fishing the Alagnak from Lake Iliamna down to the "Braids" (maybe 100 miles). We saw 105 Kodiak bears up close and personal (over 10 days or so). I never got comfortable being near bears (even after multiple trips and hundreds of bears). I found great comfort in...
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    Back in the day, I used to fish a little...

    I know that my dad loves my sisters every bit as much as he does me. However, I have had the pleasure of fishing with him for 50+ years. That isn't a small thing.
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    Back in the day, I used to fish a little...

    Hell yeah! Some of our best trips were to Montana. I did a week by myself working my way down the East Branch of the Gallatin River from Bozeman to Spanish Creek.
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    Where are you at right now? Show a picture

    That's mostly the antique section, only a few of those have ever been fired over the past 50 years.
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    Where are you at right now? Show a picture

    In the armory.
  11. Tone deaf

    Back in the day, I used to fish a little...

    I tried to explain how "Catch and release" didn't work in hunting to my wife...
  12. Tone deaf

    Back in the day, I used to fish a little...

    I love deer hunting. Shooting and cleaning deer, not so much. In my book with big game, the fun stops when you pull the trigger.
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    Back in the day, I used to fish a little...

    It took 2.75 hours to land that mofo, it was late at night and I called my dad to see if I could have it mounted (he wasn't with me). He didn't believe it was as big as it was and said "No." I think the pic was the next morning when I knew I wasn't bringing it home. Fish was 6'1" IRCC.
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    Back in the day, I used to fish a little...

    I'm an extremely fortunate person. I grew up in a wonderful family, I love and tolerate them all. My dad is my best friend and he and I did some fishing over the past many decades. We weren't spoiled (in a financial sense), but life was good. As I said in the other thread, one of the best...
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    Do You NEED more than Ronson Tone?

    I had a '60s Fender Champ for a while (someone had grounded the plug) and upgraded the speaker. What a great little amp. The strat and tele through it were impressive. Unfortunately, I had moved on from Clapton when I had the amp. So, it saw little use. I think that I could have found much more...

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