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  1. I retired 6 years ago after 38 years instructing...

    I retired 6 years ago after 38 years instructing middle school math, coordinating math and training mathematics teachers. I have never looked back! My wife, who lived and breathed education and...
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    That's just tragic! Truly a sad day.

    That's just tragic! Truly a sad day.
  3. I remember Time Flies Darian. I think it moved...

    I remember Time Flies Darian. I think it moved just adjacent to the square when I first began to frequent it in the late 80's. I seem to remember that the shop was beginning to tail off somewhat as...
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    Sorry to hear your plight Ed. It is indeed tough...

    Sorry to hear your plight Ed. It is indeed tough to see your soul mate suffer. Prayers your way. Regarding your post(s). I have always found them to be entertaining, witty, and educating. Hope...
  5. Thread: epic drought?

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    Interestingly enough Frank (et al), the San...

    Interestingly enough Frank (et al), the San Joaquin valley, though it doesn't look like it now, was not desert. At one time in the not to distant past one could take a steamer from Bakersfield to...
  6. Thread: single handers

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    Was just tossing my Xi2 in the suds Monday...

    Was just tossing my Xi2 in the suds Monday Charlie. I can throw a pretty good line with it. Too bad there were no fish. Memo: Don't fish for perch during a heavy surf advisory.
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    There you go! Ahh good old Survey Monkey.

    There you go! Ahh good old Survey Monkey.
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    Gotcha by three Frank. Middle School/Math...

    Gotcha by three Frank. Middle School/Math Trainer 38 years.
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    Mt. Whitney HS, Visalia, 1966, across the street...

    Mt. Whitney HS, Visalia, 1966, across the street from Buz Buszek's shop/house.
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    Indeed! Jeez, I forgot about dairies. They use...

    Indeed! Jeez, I forgot about dairies. They use copious amounts of water, likely more than any commodity. In our area there is little flood irrigation anymore, outside of corn/silage. Growing corn...
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    I can see the 70/30 much easier than the 20/80...

    I can see the 70/30 much easier than the 20/80 ratio Darian. I live in the orange belt and where trees are watered with micro spray irrigation. One flush of the toilet and you have likely watered a...
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    I too am curious about the 80%-20% water usage...

    I too am curious about the 80%-20% water usage data. Can someone elaborate and point me to that data. I am a bit skeptical that 9 million people in a metro area use less (that much less) than...
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    Juan, there's nothing quite like the explosion a...

    Juan, there's nothing quite like the explosion a LMB will put on a bass bug. As Darian says "give it a try". You won't be disappointed. Maybe surprised! Oh, maybe this is where I'm supposed to...
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    My condolences Juan! Since you have chosen to...

    My condolences Juan! Since you have chosen to join the ranks of the obsessed this is a fantastic place for information. Careful on the steelhead forum.
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    My favorite bottom . . . gravel or sand!

    My favorite bottom . . . gravel or sand!
  16. Thread: poledancer

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    Thanks KD. I find that "throwing a loop" is...

    Thanks KD. I find that "throwing a loop" is about the best way for me to pick up most anything fishing from my tube. With a bad shoulder I need to have the bug lifted off of the water so I can load...
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    Ryan, I don't know if congrats are in order or...

    Ryan, I don't know if congrats are in order or condolences! Enjoy.
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    Nice Jay. I used to make them with oak and...

    Nice Jay. I used to make them with oak and redwood (odd) or walnut before the prevalence of so many exotics. I later migrated to birch which was the easier to bend and much less brittle than oak. ...
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    Jay and Bill, I think, if my memory hasn't failed...

    Jay and Bill, I think, if my memory hasn't failed me as it often does, there was an article in the previous California Fly Fisherman about these gentleman.
  20. Thread: Page Layout

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    What an incredible, waste of time, effort and...

    What an incredible, waste of time, effort and money! I think those who attack sites in this manner among the lowest level miscreant terrorist.
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    Hi FlyGuy (Dave). Isn't the Kern River Rainbow a...

    Hi FlyGuy (Dave). Isn't the Kern River Rainbow a distinct strain of fish? I've caught many of those guys and they are, indeed, a worthy adversary! Didn't think about the rainbow/golden hybrid Ed. ...
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    Looks like a rainbow. I've seen them from that...

    Looks like a rainbow. I've seen them from that color all the way to dark blue-green back at those altitudes.
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    Is that some cocobolo and bubinga Jay? Wonder...

    Is that some cocobolo and bubinga Jay? Wonder how purple heart would work. Likely to brittle.
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    Ditto! The "lite" lunch will be good too!

    Ditto! The "lite" lunch will be good too!
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    Thanks Fubar! Like removing most of the material...

    Thanks Fubar! Like removing most of the material with the Forestner. That would make the routing less tedious and faster.

    Jay talking about soft wood, I made some bit boxes for my brad points...
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