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    tjm got a reaction from MoCarp in MDC to trap and study turkeys...   
    Try Peterman Fur & Trapping Supplies -  Weaubleau, MO -he's on Facebook
    or- https://www.gfwco.com/
    You may not know NAFA (the big Canadian fur auction) bankrupted last year after mailing out $millions in bad checks  to trappers. And of course this Covid stuff has hurt foreign buyers traveling. Stick with coyotes, no market at all for coons, very little for cats. Our coyotes aren't what the market wants but they might sell, other stuff not likely.  To make trapping worth the gasoline you need to do livestock protection or nuisance work. 
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    tjm reacted to Flysmallie in I promise I researched before I asked this question   
    I'm very picky about my bass leaders. I also use the same leaders in salt water but bump up the pound test. Not for turning a fly over, just too keep those bastards from cutting it so easily. "Turning over" most bass flies is a joke. 
    I carry two spools of leader material with me at all times. One is a 330ft roll of 8lb test and the other is 10lb test. I pull off what ever length I think I need at the time and put a perfection loop in one end and attach that to the fly line. On the other end I tie that to the fly. I know it's difficult to grasp but it's worth the extra effort. 
    Keep it simple stupid. You can have a few already to go in your shirt pocket. You get a kink or a knot or get it all wrapped up in a tree? No need to be all worried about your concoction. Just cut that off and stuff it your pants pocket and pull out a new one. Presto! Everything is great again. 
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    tjm got a reaction from MoCarp in Squirrel hunt favorites   
    Ever hunt around Marionville? I'd like one of those all white rats for fly tying.
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    tjm got a reaction from MoCarp in Squirrel hunt favorites   
    When I was a kid we had both melanistic fox and greys in McDonald county, in the last 30-40 years I've only seen the black in the greys, and we don't have as many fox squirrels as back in the 50s&60s, I only ever hunted them with .22.
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    tjm reacted to fishinwrench in I promise I researched before I asked this question   
    Well fine then, y'all just keep using the unruly bastards.    😅
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    tjm got a reaction from Daryk Campbell Sr in I promise I researched before I asked this question   
    We can make anything as complicated as we want, I reckon. Surely the bass won't care.
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    tjm got a reaction from FishnDave in Longear Sunfish #2   
    Bushbeater, this has pics and can help you identify many of the sunfish we have and where they can be found.  https://mountainstomarsh.com/2012/02/15/sunfish-id-and-species-list/
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    tjm got a reaction from Mr. Smallfish in New Thumper Toy   
    It's the doubler, a keg between the pot and the condenser that provides a second distillation on a single run, in effect it doubles the percentage of alcohol from ~40% to ~90%, perhaps more than doubles, and it is supposed to trap some of the toxic stuff that makes your customers go blind or die off too soon.
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    tjm got a reaction from Bushbeater in First attempt at bass flies   
    I don't have the patience to tie two in a row the same and so rarely actually tie any that are "Patterns"  and some how I catch the odd fish now and again. I only target the fish with IQs lower than mine though, I reckon that them smart fish know when the pattern ain't quite right or the color is a bit off. I'm real lucky that there are always a few fish that cut class and didn't learn all that stuff.
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    tjm reacted to Al Agnew in Crappie?   
    Every decent size Ozark stream has crappie, but their habitat requirements limit their populations. They avoid current as much as possible.  I've caught them even in middle Current River, but only in dead quiet backwaters.  Catch some on the Meramec in backwaters as well.  Have caught them all the way up past Irondale on Big River.  But the only stream I've ever actually targeted them successfully on is the St. Francis.  Every big pool on that river has a school or two of crappie.
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    tjm got a reaction from dpitt in New Thumper Toy   
    It's the doubler, a keg between the pot and the condenser that provides a second distillation on a single run, in effect it doubles the percentage of alcohol from ~40% to ~90%, perhaps more than doubles, and it is supposed to trap some of the toxic stuff that makes your customers go blind or die off too soon.
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    tjm reacted to Mr. Smallfish in New Thumper Toy   
    Dang.  When you said you had a new thumper, I was hoping you were making shine.
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    tjm got a reaction from fishinwrench in First attempt at bass flies   
    so, it wasn't just me.
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    tjm got a reaction from fishinwrench in accident   
    Have to have a license to do stupid stuff in cars and cars have brakes, two pretty major differences. A third major difference is everywhere we drive cars there is a speed limit.
    Bill, your common sense that that when going around a blind curve speed doesn't matter is faulty regardless of which side of the lake you are on; if you can't see around the corner there may be a stalled boat or a previous wreck there and any speed that doesn't allow you to stop in the distance that you can see is excessive regardless what you drive boat car train and it doesn't matter if the reason you can't see is blind curve, fog, rain or you are blind,  if you can't stop in the distance you can clearly see, you are driving recklessly. 
    I guess  that when enough boaters get killed that licenses will be required and speed limits or hp limits will be established, until then we can always blame it on the dead guy turning left. It is tragic for the family of the victims but let us not impose any restrictions on the survivors  that might affect the commercial use of the lakes.  
     
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    tjm reacted to fishinwrench in accident   
    Only if your going too fast to notice, react, and avoid it. 😅
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    tjm reacted to fishinwrench in accident   
    If you aren't looking at what's in front of you.., any speed is excessive.
    When in an area where you can't clearly see..., any speed where you can't stop or turn to avoid an object immediately is excessive.
    "Excessive" is relative.  To say that the incident couldn't have been avoided if traveling slower, is absurd.  Of course speed was a factor. It is the main factor in any collision. 
     
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    tjm reacted to fishinwrench in accident   
    Oh!  Well excuse me!  🤐    And excuse whoever started this thread!  
    Thinking about, and talking about fatal boating accidents makes you a safer boater.   
    Were you familiar with the location where one rowboat completely ran over another? 🙄
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    tjm reacted to Phil Lilley in accident   
    I know I'm stating the obvious to boaters who know... it's boating 101.
    Port to Port.
    I see ppl on this lake all the time cutting across to my right instead of staying on their right.  They see a straighter line instead of staying port to port.  They don''t know.
    We balk at the boater's license here at the marina because there's a lot of young adults that want to rent a boat and can't  because we can't issue the temp license - because they've already  been issued one (that's the limit - one) and they won't take the time to get the real license.  But may be everyone should be required to take some kind of simple exam of basic boating navigation.
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    tjm got a reaction from vernon in Orange fish   
    about 9 1/2"?
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    tjm got a reaction from fishinwrench in MO Elk poacher busted   
    I think the guy that pushed so hard for the elk is retired/gone now but they will keep costing us for a long time more. Truth is reintroducing  any wildlife is a forever project, they only need to be reintroduced because the habitat needed has become corn fields and lawns, so until we cut back the population to 1820 levels the critters that roamed then are not going to have enough suitable habitat without clashing with humans more or less constantly. Think how many $$millions  deer have cost in car wrecks alone and deer are pretty  good at adapting to human pressure. The otter have been a huge success, the few they started with now have populated most of the state and parts of the neighboring states. So they trash a few boats every day, only the boat people care about that.
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    tjm reacted to Gavin in MO Elk poacher busted   
    The trout program is pretty darn good considering the limited habitat that will support trout in this state. Better than allot of more famous trout states. Better than it was 20 years ago on the Current. Used to be a  3 fish > 15” limit and you could fish live bait. The “Minnow Days” are long gone, and the fishing is better for it. The Niangua & Meramec have always been 2nd class trout rivers. Marginal habitat and to much pressure on both.
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    tjm reacted to Mitch f in MO Elk poacher busted   
    Ain’t that the truth. 
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    tjm reacted to fishinwrench in MO Elk poacher busted   
    I wish they'd go to half as much trouble to bust smallmouth giggers. 
    We paid to have those stupid elk brought in here.....and now they are going to make our lives miserable about them.   I'll gladly testify in writing that she has MY permission to shoot that one, and 2 more.    
    Now, go find something worthwhile to INVESTIGATE.  
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    tjm reacted to Johnsfolly in Fun little articles about multispecies flyfishing in OK   
    Location first - Neosho's are located in SWMO and NE OK and SE KS. Spring river, Elk river, Indian creek, Neosho river, etc. should have them. One key feature is that they have a bulldog appearance with the lower jaw jutting out slightly. Others @Chief Grey Bear on this forum know much more about these guys than I do.

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    tjm got a reaction from Johnsfolly in Orange fish   
    about 9 1/2"?
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