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dave potts

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  • Birthday 08/17/1942

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  1. For good up to info on Mark Twain check out the South Fork Resort web site and click on blogs. Ron and Mary do a great job on posting conditions and they also have nice cabins etc for staying. PM me if you can't find their site
  2. Sorry to hear that. I chatted with Larry often. I had not seen him for quite some time but didn't know he was in bad health. He was always a very nice guy.
  3. Even without the beer, that had to be one fantastic fishing trip.
  4. Was that property owned by Larry Peace? I thought it was owned by the DNR. It was streamside parking before they built the cabins (which flood in about every heavy rain). Wonder if Peace leased the land to the DNR when it was just a parking area.
  5. How true. Reminds me of a patent law course I took many years ago when I was still working. One of the lawyers teaching the course said "we might not be the best lawyers you can hire but we are good enough to keep it in litigation till the other side runs out of money"
  6. That was Harold Kramer I think. He worked in the plant and moved to Bennett after he retired. I remember going into Larry's shop one day and asked if he had any Golden Nugget yarn. He said I bet you are from Mexico and want to tie up some of Kramer's " Horsechoker Flies" Larry said someone named them that because they were so big they'd choke a horse. However, my favorite story on him was when Bob Gaston asked me one day where I was from and when I told him Mexico,MO he asked me if I ever knew Harold as he was from there too. I said I worked at Green's too but didn't know him. He said Harold told everyone down here that he was Green's "clay man" as he could sniff out clay deposits on any piece of land. I told Bob I guess I can go back to work Monday and tell upper management we wasted our money on funding all the prospecting department and drilling rigs. Apparently, old Harold was a heck of a good fisherman but a pretty good BS'er too. Actually that's a pretty prevalent combination.
  7. That time period sounds about right. My son that I took (mentioned above) was born in 1976 so that trip we took was probably in the mid 80's and they still were only getting small crowds then. As I recall you could fish both zones 1 and 2 but not 3 in the early years. I don't remember being zone 1 only.
  8. I remember in the early days of the C&R season you practically had the place to yourself. It's worse than a summer weekend now especially if the weather is halfway decent. Anybody remember when the winter C&R started? I can remember by younger son and I going when he was quite young and he is now 42.
  9. Wrench, How often would you recommend changing the lower unit oil on a two stroke outboard? I would suppose it would somewhat depend on time and hours of running time.
  10. I agree with Wrench. I live in Mexico and have fished it for some 30 years now. A better crappie than bass lake. I still enjoy going but don't expect great fishing on any trip. See link to South Fork Resort's post. Ron's blog is good for up to date conditions and action. Note a recent bass tournament produced some pretty pathetic catches and these are guys that generally know and fish the like pretty well. It can get high and muddy after heavy rains. Can't get link to work. Just google southforkresort.
  11. I'm not sure what meds you are on but you should first talk to your Dr. about the side effects you are having. He may be able to switch you to something else that will work for you but have less bothersome side effects. Just a thought.
  12. That's a fantastic video you made. Very well done. I bet the instructions that came with the original kit, which were no doubt translated from Chinese ,could drive a man to suicide.
  13. I wasn't sure what kind of rod he was referring to. I agree the best way to fit any reel seat is to slide it down from the top to tighten onto the taper of the rod. However a loose fly rod reel seat can be fixed like I described above. Flyrod reel seats are generally oversized so the blank area where it ends up at is shimmed with tape or cork. A casting or spinning rod couldn't be fixed this way.
  14. Are you talking about a fly rod? If so that is probably an easy fix. Most reel seats are attached using a thermoplastic epoxy. Simply hold the rod vertically and dip the reel seat into a pan of very hot (but not boiling hot) water. This should loosen the whole reel seat enough to twist and slide it off. Then buy a new reel seat and epoxy it on being careful to properly line up the slot where the reel foot goes so it aligns with the rod guides. In fact, if it's not damaged you good probably re-attach the reel seat that was on it. Dave
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