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by Ray
Tue Jul 23, 2024 6:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: On a whim.....

B.T.T. Of late I've been exploring the tiny creek that once powered our town's industry in the time before electrical service. Due to the drought, there are sections that are just trickles connecting infrequent pools but nature finds a way as they say. There, on saturday past I caught, on flies, 19 ...
by Ray
Sun Jul 21, 2024 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: People really need to dump YouTube videos en masse
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: People really need to dump YouTube videos en masse

I don't know why anyone uses Youtube anymore since Rumble became available. Anybody who doesn't put their stuff on Rumble doesn't get my attention because I figure they are OK with a "little light censorship". Methinks it is a question of $$$$. Even mediocre videograpic content providers ...
by Ray
Sat Jul 20, 2024 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: People really need to dump YouTube videos en masse
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: People really need to dump YouTube videos en masse

So I follow their link to rumble & the latest video is 7 months old. Then gunstreamer the latest videos dating back to circa 18 june have been either deleted or made private. For some reason my tablet & rumble don't seem to be compatible. I discovered this back when gunblast switched to rumb...
by Ray
Sat Jul 13, 2024 11:40 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Shots fired!?
Replies: 54
Views: 1037

Re: Shots fired!?

If this is outside the "perimeter" then it was j u s t outside and validates the accusations of an egregious secret service failure.
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by Ray
Sat Jul 13, 2024 9:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Shots fired!?
Replies: 54
Views: 1037

Re: Shots fired!?

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by Ray
Sat Jul 13, 2024 9:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Shots fired!?
Replies: 54
Views: 1037

Re: Shots fired!?

Deleted. Photo I posted was already in n.y.p. link above.
by Ray
Sun Jul 07, 2024 12:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accidental discharge of the third kind
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: Accidental discharge of the third kind

1964..... https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x7uookf 1979 pseudo prequel that folk went to see just in hopes of seeing burt lancaster run through with an assegai ! surely I'm not the only one who dislikes lancaster & his insistence on top billing or he quits the picture before it even starts........
by Ray
Sat Jul 06, 2024 4:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Accidental discharge of the third kind
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: Accidental discharge of the third kind

déjà vu billy.....er, pardon, wilhelm.....déjà vu !
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by Ray
Thu Jul 04, 2024 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mountain Goats are all going to die and disappear...!
Replies: 37
Views: 4238

Re: Mountain Goats are all going to die and disappear...!

Was just watching nat. geo. "shark week" programming & thousands of smallish sharks had unexpectedly invaded a tidal lagoon where the "downunder" kiddies wade. The reason the experts report ? Unseasonably cool water from human caused global warming drove the toothy fishies in...
by Ray
Wed Jul 03, 2024 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never knew locks this easy to 'pick'...!
Replies: 10
Views: 791

Re: Never knew locks this easy to 'pick'...!

Old No. 7 wrote : "I recall my Dad used to sell a line of gas fill locks during the gas crisis decades ago, and it came with a decal you could put on your gas cap cover. He would remove the decals from the box and folks would complain and want the decal. To which my father would say "No, y...
by Ray
Wed Jul 03, 2024 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where did all our petroleum come from…?
Replies: 11
Views: 790

Re: Where did all our petroleum come from…?

Futher investigating this theme reveals that many times more than all of the recorded petroleum spills naturally seeps and bubbles up from the seas/ocean floor constantly and albert gore says nothing about it !
by Ray
Wed Jul 03, 2024 6:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My bench is messier than your bench ...
Replies: 35
Views: 2203

Re: My bench is messier than your bench ...

FarmerJohn, that's an epic bench you have going there! Jay, very nicely organized and all the brass is shiny and clean. 8) I agree with Ray you deserve some kind of an award for your scoop collection -- and your scoops are clean, too! And notice the expansive charge throw weight charts in the corne...
by Ray
Tue Jul 02, 2024 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My bench is messier than your bench ...
Replies: 35
Views: 2203

Re: My bench is messier than your bench ...

Nice space Jim! Elbow room and everything. Reminds me that I haven't used my old Lyman powder measure in many years. Just got used to fiddling with the Lee scoop set. Bill, you said "scoop set"! Does this count? https://i.ibb.co/GJSYmHF/2023-08-12-Powder-scoop-holder-02.jpg I nominate tha...
by Ray
Fri Jun 28, 2024 12:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: On a whim.....

Went to a professional fly shop today and met the proprietor who is a celebrity of sorts who dudes-up and wears sunday clothes & a necktie when fly fishing. He was mowing hay today that was already brittle on the stalk due to the drought. Heat index of 117 so he wasn't wearing a necktie on his t...
by Ray
Sun Jun 23, 2024 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: On a whim.....

Here the Green Sunfish is considered an invasive species and if anglers catch them they are expected to be killed on the spot. Harsh treatment for unsuspecting anglers! :twisted: :twisted: Ah, the vagaries and nuances of "the law" ! Tennessee is at war with the so-called alabama bass. Ang...
by Ray
Sun Jun 23, 2024 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: On a whim.....

Due to extreme drought conditions.......we had an unusually dry springtime......all of the roadside "almost big enough" fishing holes, including the one cited above has dried-up. What used to be our lawn just crunches when walked on and gives up little puffs of dust with each and footstep....
by Ray
Fri Jun 21, 2024 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The war on food. Excellent interview.
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: The war on food. Excellent interview.

My wife works with pre-k through 12th grade imps with learning and/or social interaction afflictions. After 24 years of doing this and 34 years of putting up with me, she has decided, both professionally & personally, that I have a combination of the asparagus & the tourniquets with a good d...
by Ray
Thu Jun 20, 2024 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cabela's/BassPro rant....
Replies: 21
Views: 795

Re: Cabela's/BassPro rant....

Well, they got my missing items to me faster than I thought possible especially factoring in the so-called holiday. Anybody else use a rebel crickethopper ? I may have to get one or two of these...... https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YjkRaBt5L30 In the horsefly color scheme I think..... The thing about...
by Ray
Tue Jun 18, 2024 3:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cabela's/BassPro rant....
Replies: 21
Views: 795

Re: Cabela's/BassPro rant....

Crediting my card back then simply and quietly reordering avoids the question(s) into the how and why of the missing items. All four had to be barcode scanned twice......once when items were pulled from inventory, then again just as they go into the shipping packaging. All four were scanned but only...
by Ray
Mon Jun 17, 2024 5:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cabela's/BassPro rant....
Replies: 21
Views: 795

Cabela's/BassPro rant....

So I was waiting patiently for an order (just one of thousands since the early '90s) and email confirmation said "delivered" only to find just one of the four items in an envelope only big enough for the one item received. I'm used to multiple shipments on the same order but the email conf...
by Ray
Sun Jun 16, 2024 6:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Went to the doctor with a suspicious-looking mole
Replies: 8
Views: 466

Re: Went to the doctor with a suspicious-looking mole

Down in a mole tunnel under the lawn the papa mole flared his nostrils and declared that he could smell maple syrup ..... The mama mole sniffed and disagreed, thinking she certainly smelt honey...... The baby mole, bringing up the rear was not to be denied his opinion and exclaimed, " all I sme...
by Ray
Sun Jun 16, 2024 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice change of pace recipe
Replies: 10
Views: 436

Re: Nice change of pace recipe

The good news is I can smell that simmering all the way over here (940 miles due east). The bad news is that kind of dish just doesn't have staying power. Fill myself to the back teeth on it and in two hours I'm talking into a drive thru speaker ordering a chili dog & onion rings. Old doc. Hamer...
by Ray
Sun Jun 16, 2024 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: On a whim.....

I caught these this pre-dawn in hopes to get a cock & a hen for the younger grand-imps aquarium but judging by the "ears" I think we have started a bachelor school.....
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by Ray
Fri Jun 14, 2024 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: On a whim.....

I am perplexed. Waders in June ? Are there piranhas ?
by Ray
Fri Jun 14, 2024 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: On a whim.....

Great job Will. I haven't cast a fly in trout water for about three years, highly unusual for me. All work & no play makes billy..... er, pardon, wilhelm a dull boy...... take a day off bill and brave the heat and go to lake sweetwater and catch us one (or many) of these..... https://tpwd.texas...
by Ray
Thu Jun 13, 2024 7:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: On a whim.....

so i strayed from the straight and narrow of the pole & fly and used a spinning combo and a berkley atomic tube..... the milfoil was atrocious and I thought I had hung up but I kept cranking the mass of moss/weeds until I hoisted fish and all ashore. The plant material weighed about twice what t...
by Ray
Sun Jun 09, 2024 6:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alabama Tick Carcass
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Alabama Tick Carcass

When we used to head down that way on hwy. 431 we would go through a wide place in the road called lafayette. Now there are at least two ways to pronounce the town and tourists passing always ask natives how to say it. So we stop for tiffin and ask the 350 lb. sister robed in the fast food livery, &...
by Ray
Sun Jun 09, 2024 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cedar-based insect repellent anyone?
Replies: 22
Views: 688

Re: Cedar-based insect repellent anyone?

i am often a feast for skeeters, chiggers, no-see-ums and fleas and occasionally ticks. Now that I have taken to pseudo fly casting I am all one angry red welp, sticky with salves and pink with calomine.....
by Ray
Sat Jun 08, 2024 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: On a whim.....

Went again this a.m. to the roadside swamp that is convenient to my workplace. We got there at least an hour or more too late for their breakfast but managed to to catch a few before the scorching sun drove them into the moss/duckweed..... IMG_3527.jpg IMG_3533.jpg IMG_3541_kindlephoto-119412746.jpg...
by Ray
Sat Jun 08, 2024 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alabama Tick Carcass
Replies: 7
Views: 403

Re: Alabama Tick Carcass

Knowing, or at least assuming this came from J.K. made me think of fort rucker and the massive rattlesnakes they are said to have down there. Then I looked up the base only to find out that they had renamed it. I certainly have nothing against mister novosel, the new namesake, but then again I didn'...
by Ray
Fri Jun 07, 2024 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: On a whim.....

Here are two channels with content that is similar to my speed/style of fishing.....

https://m.youtube.com/@notreelfishing/videos

https://m.youtube.com/@canepolewilly/videos
by Ray
Thu Jun 06, 2024 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: On a whim.....

This p.m. roadside swamp.....
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I think this is the fly I used size #10 or #12.....


https://greatflies.com/product/1-dozen- ... bead-head/
by Ray
Thu Jun 06, 2024 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: On a whim.....

Prudent decision, Ray. I have heard cottonmouths have an attitude problem. I did go back and snakey is an understatement but I survived to dapple a fly and snag a dace, two greenie weenies and an eating size green. He/she/it needn't worry..... too much trouble to fool with. I do have them in a buck...
by Ray
Thu Jun 06, 2024 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: On a whim.....

Anyone else notice, under highway bridges there are pools left from high water apart from the main stream channel ? Just this morning I stopped to inspect such a promising spot where dozens, scores, yea even hundreds of fishes in the bait stealer class along with a few respectable ones are trapped u...
by Ray
Wed Jun 05, 2024 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: On a whim.....

This p.m. roadside swamp.....10' micro pole, 5' 8lb. monofilament, #14 prince nymph under a very small bobber.....
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by Ray
Wed Jun 05, 2024 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: On a whim.....

OMG ... Tenkara. Now I have more stuff to research and spend money on. My wife is not going to be happy with you. I started out with a $40 fly combo from academy or wallyworld and only fished off the rod due to intervening brush so I bought a canepole and used the same flies on the cheap monofilame...
by Ray
Wed Jun 05, 2024 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

Re: On a whim.....

Tenkara is a fun way to fish, Ray. Can't get much simpler. Fly fishing's answer to a willow pole, line, hook and cork. I don't think I even have what is considered a proper tenkara pole. I have telescoping crappie poles from 12' to 20' (the 20' is quite unwieldy). I don't fly cast with them due to ...
by Ray
Tue Jun 04, 2024 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: On a whim.....
Replies: 34
Views: 2808

On a whim.....

I stopped by a roadside ditch that had ample water in it for long enough to grow reeds and cattails on its perimeter. I dappled a tiny #14 nymph and promptly hooked this equally tiny green sunfish. It is about the size of a potato chip and will be released with nothing worse than a sore lip as soon ...
by Ray
Sun Jun 02, 2024 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: really off off topic question for musicians
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: really off off topic question for musicians

Grizz.....I wholeheartedly urge you to continue on with the bass. If you can keep time with the drum kick and add a bit a of melodic zippitydoodah in-between then you will do well. As for me, I'm too hopelessly caucasian to keep strict time but I'll praise our Blessed Redeemer as long as I have brea...
by Ray
Sun Jun 02, 2024 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mountain Goats are all going to die and disappear...!
Replies: 37
Views: 4238

Re: Mountain Goats are all going to die and disappear...!

Just look how "they" castigated & "cancelled" the leaders of toyota. Those humble and stalwart heads of industry (nipponese) refused to build autos that they couldn't sell. They agreed that e.v.s should and must be developed and marketed but the projected manufacturing number...
by Ray
Fri May 31, 2024 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: really off off topic question for musicians
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: really off off topic question for musicians

Reminds of the time I made-up an "alto" guitar for the purpose of learning the notes of a bass. I took a cheap four-string "tenor" and strung it with the low end guitar strings, e-a-d-g. This gave me the same notes on the fretboard of a bass but higher octave. I succeed in learni...
by Ray
Mon May 27, 2024 6:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Negotiations.....
Replies: 10
Views: 1505

Re: The Negotiations.....

B.T.T. with this..... I stopped by the place after clocking-out of work at 0500 friday. The tackle I had with me was very basic/primitive. A 14' telescoping fiberglass pole. 5' of 8lb. monofilament. Generic (chino) bead-headed nymph fly below (18") a small, common red & white plastic bobber...
by Ray
Sun May 26, 2024 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lest I forget
Replies: 9
Views: 1028

Re: Lest I forget

The mention of FN Howell above might need some explanation to those not familiar with navy rates/ratings. When you enlist you have a contact where you either have a billet in a rate technical "A" school or not. If you do not have a guaranteed "A" school then you go, upon successf...
by Ray
Sat May 25, 2024 4:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm starting the Memorial Day holiday early
Replies: 13
Views: 1535

Re: I'm starting the Memorial Day holiday early

https://archive.org/details/a-bridge-to ... garde-1977

Sad and tortuously long tale of why bradley/patton should have designed/developed and led this operation instead of montgomery/browning.....
by Ray
Sat May 25, 2024 4:19 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: We all have this 3m chemical in our blood
Replies: 7
Views: 808

Re: We all have this 3m chemical in our blood

There is much flummery in this business. The companies who mechanically & chemically remove these toxic chemicals from potable water treatment systems for exorbitant fees (some consumers see their water bills double or triple) simply dispose of the toxins at the local landfill. Now that is job s...
by Ray
Thu May 23, 2024 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here old enough.....
Replies: 15
Views: 2323

Re: Anybody here old enough.....

Darn I thought I’d killed a fair amount of deer but this guy has killed 5 1/2 times what I’ve brought to bag :shock: I’d certainly hate to think I had to gut skin and cut up 2500 deer :lol: The good doctor August 2023..... 617093_aaa254bf4643413786464d30307fa6c6~mv2_kindlephoto-1853671309.jpg
by Ray
Mon May 20, 2024 7:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody here old enough.....
Replies: 15
Views: 2323

Re: Anybody here old enough.....

Interview with doctor rogers about his lifetime of handgun hunting.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=_PM-geugA_4
by Ray
Fri May 17, 2024 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's Been Raining Like Crazy
Replies: 15
Views: 1325

Re: It's Been Raining Like Crazy

I've always wanted to ask how is the fishing out there but I've never been able to summon the temerity.....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=oAVWG98R6 ... V0b3duIHR4
by Ray
Mon May 13, 2024 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mountain Goats are all going to die and disappear...!
Replies: 37
Views: 4238

Re: Mountain Goats are all going to die and disappear...!

From 0630 to 0700 weekdays we get a quarter hour each of deutschworld & euronews. This morning "they" had a report that, with the prevalent theory that the arctic is going to melt by 2030, "they" worry that icebreaker crews and onshore support personnel might be prone to des...