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  • Weekly Gardening Thread Vol. 28, July 13, 2012

    07/13/2012 8:35:18 AM PDT · by JustaDumbBlonde · 150 replies
    Friday, July 13, 2012 | JustaDumbBlonde
    Good morning and happy Friday (the 13th) to all of my FRiends and fellow gardeners! My special thanks go to Ellendra for posting the thread while I took a week to go to the mountains. I was hoping to find relief from the heat, only to find that it was in the 90's in SE Montana, not much cooler than here in Louisiana.I began the long process of becoming a fly fisherman, and I am hooked, so to speak. Just what I needed ... another hobby to compete for my limited time!Today is the first time I've seen the...
  • Fishing feathers set hair-extension trend

    06/06/2011 8:41:14 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies ^ | 6 June 2011 | AP story
    Jim Bernstein, the manager of a fishing supply shop, was warned that hair stylists would come banging on his door, but he didn't listen. Sure enough, less than 24 hours later, a woman walked into the Eldredge Bros. Fly Shop in the US and made a beeline towards a display of hackles - the long, skinny rooster feathers fishermen use to make lures. "She brought a bunch up to the counter and asked if I could get them in pink," he said. "That's when I knew." He learnt that fishing supply shops across the US were at the centre of...
  • Healing Waters encourages vets to tie flies and start casting

    10/26/2010 10:24:42 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 6 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | 25 Oct 2010 | Mike Campbell
    It began, oddly enough, fly fishing near Saddam Hussein's palace in Iraq. That's where Staff Sgt. Michael Henrie of Elmendorf Air Force Base was stationed in late 2008. In stocked waters around the palace and in the Eurphrates River swam carp-like fish. Some troops managed to secure gear from donor stores in the U.S., and before long, Henrie was casting. "We signed out some fishing poles and went fishing in the desert," he said. "Fishing while you're wearing a Kevlar vest and a helmet with Apache helicopters overhead is a unique and inspiring thing." Not long afterward, Henrie heard about...
  • Fly Fishing Colorado - FReeper advice wanted (vanity)

    04/16/2010 3:18:13 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 28 replies · 541+ views
    smokingfrog ^ | 4-16-10 | me
    I'm hoping some FReepers will be able to help me out here. The wife and I will be vacationing in Colorado in mid May. Flying into Denver and will be looking for some things to see and do there. (Is there anything in Denver that would be considered a must see?) At this point in time we're looking at staying around Estes Park or maybe the Winter Park/Fraser area. We'd prefer to stay in a cabin/cottage or maybe a B&B if not too pricey. Not interested in staying at a Dude Ranch or someplace like that where all the activies...

    10/05/2005 7:38:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies · 1,014+ views
    BLUERIBBON COALITION ^ | September 26 | Brian Hawthorne
    "GMUG" stands for the Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests. Combined, they encompass some 2.9 million acres of National Forest lands in Central and Western Colorado. These three forests are home to some of the most outstanding recreational opportunity in the West. Right now, the forest's are revising their Forest Plans. These management plans provide broad guidance on what activities may or may not occur on these lands. The BlueRibbon Coalition (BRC), a national recreation advocacy group that champions recreational access and responsible use of public and private lands, is growing increasingly concerned about the influence several anti-access groups...
  • Fish-Toting Eagle Crashes Into Alaska Home

    06/14/2005 4:22:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 59 replies · 754+ views
    AP ^ | 6/14/5
    KETCHIKAN -- A bald eagle crashed through a window of a home and landed in the living room, scattering broken glass, feathers and a salmon carcass across the floor. Homeowner Jean Stack heard the crash and initially wondered if someone had thrown a dead fish through the window. "I stopped in my tracks and thought, 'Oh my gosh," she said. But then she heard her neighbor, Kurt Haskin, yelling. He saw the whole thing from his deck. Haskin had been drinking coffee and watching eagles from his deck shortly before 6 a.m. Monday. He said one eagle was on his...
  • Fisherman shadowed by 9/11 death

    07/11/2003 12:29:56 PM PDT · by yonif · 189+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul. 11, 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    When he's fly fishing this week, Foster Hetherington will be in good company. "It's emotional for me, doing this, fishing with Pete's rod," Hetherington said. "He was my best friend. We did everything we could together." Peter Goodrich died at 33 in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Hetherington, his younger brother, was forever robbed of his longtime fishing partner and best friend. "Pete was down in Boston and headed to California on a business trip," Hetherington said by phone last week. "He was on United Flight 175, the second plane to hit the Towers. Unfortunately, it was the worst way...