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  1. For me it was cotton bolls. We had a cotton field up against our yard as a kid and we used to throw the cotton bolls at each other. About the size of a walnut and pretty hard/firm when they are still green. Not quite as bad as getting hit with a rock, but worse than getting hit with a dirt clod.
  2. I finally got out yesterday and broke ground at our new house for the first time. I haven’t lived where I could garden since I moved out of my parents house nearly 20 years ago. I’m pretty excited to get a garden going even though it has been a long time since I’ve done one and my wife never has. I tilled a plot about 15’ x 40’. I’m planning to put in zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, jalapeños, bell peppers, corn, and green beans. I’m considering buying some extra topsoil and working it in with what I’ve got tilled already before planting everything. @oneshot where did you get your dirt? Did you find a decent price for it?
  3. Seriously. Who would want to loan their boat to somebody that just did that? Certainly not me. Maybe they loan the boat, but don’t give him a key and he only gets to use the trolling motor.
  4. Wily, you can definitely do it. I, with zero prior experience, managed to find a YouTube video about 10 years ago and do this very thing. It isn’t super hard. You got this!
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    You like it better than shimazaki dry shake? I like that stuff and it works well, but your fly comes out white. It is the best stuff I’ve used though. I’ve never tried frogs fanny though.
  6. Give me a ring when it is on. I want to get up there and try some of that this year with you.
  7. Best night of trout fishing I ever had was at the very beginning of January one year when I was in college. It was 4° at Taney that night. It was cold, but I was in a spot where the giants were stacked. I caught so many big fish that night. It was awesome. I think I still have an unfinished disposable camera with pictures on it from that night somewhere.
  8. No. I went to high school at Ozark. I lived at LOZ for the past 11 years before moving to Lebanon this summer.
  9. You probably went to school with my little brother. He was 10 years old in 2000. I don’t know how safe or unsafe they are now, but I’m one to be overly cautious. Especially when I can just go elsewhere and catch fish I have more personal confidence in eating safely.
  10. Thanks for the resource wrench. We are kicking around the idea of getting a bird dog. GSP and English Setters are two of the top of my list right now. I’m still early in the process of deciding what or when to get one, but I’ve been toying with the idea quite a bite lately. If if anyone has opinions on either of these breeds or any others, I’d be willing to listen. Ketchup, if you find a good breeder I’d love to hear about it.
  11. I went to high school in Ozark. It has been several years since I’ve wet a line in the Finley. We used to float from Linden to the dam in Ozark quite a bit. I’ve never eaten a fish from the Finley. Back around 2000ish there was a “do-not-eat” order there due to some health concerns and I haven’t ever had the desire to eat a fish from there since. I’ve caught bass, goggleye, crappie, sunfish, and suckers on there. I’ve never caught anything of any real size, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t some fun to be had. I’ve never fished it in the winter, though I have floated a few times in the very early spring.
  12. I can definitely see that happening. I can see some people becoming really frustrated when they can see them, but can’t get them to eat. I can also see some people becoming bored of that style of fishing over time. The guys I’ve fished with that have been very proficient have told me that they feel like it is really like cheating. I’ve watched a guy catch them one after the other where they were suspended 65 feet down in 110 feet of water. There is no way he could have done what he was doing without livescope, but while it was cool to see, I think that style of fishing could get really old quickly for a lot of guys.
  13. A year ago I was practically an upland newbie. While I am still a newbie, I am pretty much ate up with it. I now understand why all the old timers were always telling me about the good old days when they used to quail hunt a bunch. I can’t seem to get enough of it. I really enjoy getting to watch the dogs work. I even got to take my dad out for his first bird hunt (his dream hunt for as long as I can remember) This may not be the right place (and I don’t want to hijack), but does anyone know where a guy might find a Remington 1100 lt-20 improved cylinder barrel? I have one with a full choke barrel that I’d love to carry for upland birds instead of my 12 gauge, but I can’t seem to find one and I thought some of you bird hunters might know where I could look.
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