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XP 590

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    Golden Shiner
  • Birthday 03/20/1963

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    Columbia MO
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    Fishing, guitar, friends, cycling........

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  1. Boat Insurance 101

    Well for starters, if the bank requires insurance, as most do, then insurance is a cost you must incur to get a loan. Insurance is all about offsetting risk. If you can pay cash for a $35k boat, and are willing to risk thousands of dollars in repairs for what would have been a covered loss, more power to you and that's your choice. In addition to that is the liability exposure in case you injur someone. I'm not comfortable accepting that kind of risk, but that's just me. To me, $150 a year is a pretty good value to transfer that risk to someone else. I also know if I insure my boat with that company for $35k and I total it, they will pay me $35k. Having $35k in property coverage, $100k liability and towing coverage for $150 a year makes that sound like a very valuable piece of paper to me. But again, that's just me. A lot of people dislike insurance in general and I get that, I'm not a big fan myself, but I'm not willing to take the risk of not having it. And if you think your auto or homeowners insurance extends to your boat, please read your policies very closely. Those policies generally provide very little, if any coverage for watercraft. Some do, but most have very specific exclusions and/or limits for watercraft of all kind.
  2. I did tell him. He replied with a bunch of garbage about not knowing the rules. Yeah right. Then he said he was deleting the video.
  3. Watch out for the Orvis Sisters!
  4. couple of pics from today 10-30

    Ummmmmm, I'm guessing the wet part is all the info we'll get!
  5. Life at Outlet #2

    The old San Juan Shuffle has been adapted and renamed the Taneycomo Two-Step.
  6. Wow. That is a moving story. Especially timely for me. I posted two stories a couple years ago about fishing with my Dad who was 89 at the time. He's now 94 and still able to make it out with me a few times a year. We mainly hit Rainbow Trout Ranch down by Ava which is basically a little private trout park, deep in the beautiful Ozarks, with large stocked fish, beautiful scenery and an awesome dining lodge. The last 4 years, we've made it down there at least three times a year. Being a smaller stream, he's able to walk around in waders with my help and we have a blast. Last week down there though, he did take a spill. The up side is that it was in the hotel room, not the stream. No major injury, just a skinned up elbow, but it's really got me thinking about how much longer he will be able to make it. We're booked again for the weekend before Thanksgiving and I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I consider myself very fortunate. Dad was able to work (by choice) until he was 90 and is still in great health.
  7. Tackle HD New Product

    Anyone remember this gem from a few years ago?... "After being screwed by the Orvis sisters"......
  8. Tackle HD New Product

    You guys are going to turn me into a traditional tackle fisherman with this stuff! Not a fly rod snob, but that's really all I enjoy......which I guess does make me a fly rod snob On the plus side though, I did catch my first bass on a crawdad fly pattern this weekend. I worked up Duane Hada's Creek Crawler, to the best of my ability, and it worked like a champ.
  9. Beautiful creek smallies

    Macy RULES! Great trip and memories for a lifetime. Bet it won't be another 15 years before you wade a creek again.
  10. more weirdness

    Since I fly fish, I'd have just put on my heaviest lead-eyed jig-n-pig fly and started landing it upside a few of their heads. That would have cleared some space in a hurry.
  11. Wow, smart phones sure took blurry pictures back in those days.
  12. On them again today and it was hot!

    God how I hate inbred, corn fed, brain dead, littering, poaching, redneck scumbags! This kind of stuff makes my blood boil........but only for a few minutes.
  13. G'nade Trip Planning (Riddle > Hwy 28?)

    Once again, it drives me nuts when one person, who sees things one particular way, implies that is the best way for everyone else to see things. I happen to KNOW exactly what 1.5 ft, or 3 ft, looks like on the specific gauges and locations on the few primary rivers I fish. I know this from experience watching these specific gauges and fishing these spots regularly. I have no idea what 4500 cfs at these spots because I never look at that reading, it's meaningless to me. OBVIOUSLY, 3ft on one particular location, on one particular river, has no relation to 3ft on a different river, different location, don't need a PHD in hydrology to know that. If a person is looking at a river they've never been to before and have no experience with, the CFS, along with the median flow and depth may provide the needed information. And that little orange triangle clearly labeled Median Daily Statistic is showing us the median daily statistic? Wow, I'm flabbergasted. Median being commonly defined as "denoting or relating to a value or quantity lying at the midpoint of a frequency distribution of observed values or quantities, such that there is an equal probability of falling above or below it. Based on the individual viewers preferred personal viewpoint, and the date ranges you choose, there is an amazing amount of info available in those gauge readings.
  14. Didn't want to resurrect a two year old thread but wanted to thank you for that Jig n Pig pattern.  I've only been fly fishing for bass two seasons now and usually restrict myself to summertime top water action, love a largemouth smashing big bugs near sundown.  I've thrown a few big woolies and hackle flies in the spring but didn't really have anything in my tackle box.......I mean FLY BOX.... like this.  I tied up a half dozen in different colors and landed 8 nice little fatties Saturday, all on olive.  Nothing over 14" but all healthy.  This was in a lake so I was dragging and bouncing it across the bottom and the hits were monstrous.  I'm no good with dubbing so used flashy chenille, or estaz for the body, fish didn't seem to mind.  

    Thanks for sharing. 


    1. Flysmallie


      That's awesome. It has been a great little fly for me. So glad that someone else found some success with it. Thanks for sharing that with me, that's a good looking fish too. 

      PM me your address and I'll send you a couple of others to try. 

    2. XP 590
  15. Hot fishing on a cool day

    Now that's funny, I don't care who you are, and stated so much more politely than I could have.

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