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    01-16-2018, 05:52 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Kayak Buddies in Maryland
    The only qualification for membership in the OGWLF is if your reputation can stand the company. I do believe we have few youngsters under 61 and...
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    01-15-2018, 07:26 PM
    Yes. I can still see the factory installed grease in mine. I do wonder what kind of grease to use when the time comes to re-lube it.
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    01-15-2018, 07:21 PM
    Zach, Thank you for posting. Do you find a need to ever lubricate the main drive shaft -- the larger weight bearing axel? I believe...
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    01-15-2018, 03:29 PM
    Very nice indeed. In fact, a sticker is the only way I hope a snakehead ever gets into my kayak. I've caught one snakehead in my life. I...
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    01-15-2018, 10:06 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Kayak Buddies in Maryland
    To briefly add to what John said, most certainly we can meet for lunch. PM me on this forum when you return and we'll make arrangements for lunch. ...
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    01-12-2018, 05:03 PM
    Mark replied to a thread reminder jan 13 sat M&G in Main Forum
    Good news on the Bass Seminar, Harry. I'll be there tying foam bass poppers from 10:00 to 12:00.
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    01-11-2018, 09:43 PM
    That's fine Harlan. I stole it from someone here too!
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    01-11-2018, 02:16 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Kayak Buddies in Maryland
    Michael, Retirement comes sooner than you think. Someday you'll look back and wonder where the time went. In the meantime, if you get any...
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    01-10-2018, 05:59 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Kayak Buddies in Maryland
    We've hosted several over the years.
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    01-10-2018, 01:25 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Kayak Buddies in Maryland
    The beauty of this site is that it has fostered precisely what Ron has said -- excellent friendships. I am very grateful to Snaggedline for that. ...
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    01-09-2018, 01:14 PM
    Ron, Obviously you are catching fish that are too big. Just catch small fish like me and you'll never have to worry about your lines breaking! ...
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    01-09-2018, 12:36 PM
    I know all the reasons for using leaders and concur with them. But I like them for another reason. It's weird, but I enjoy tying the double uni...
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    01-06-2018, 07:24 PM
    Thanks for sharing. You have to love FL for the sheer variety of fish it offers to kayakers. You did quite well with the popping cork. ...
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    01-06-2018, 10:30 AM
    Mark replied to a thread January meeeting Bass Pro in Main Forum
    I still plan to attend Harry, especially since neither of my kayaks has reinforced hulls for ice crushing. I can't fish at the moment so what...
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    01-05-2018, 09:38 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Conowingo Dredging in Maryland
    The Baltimore Sun article is a good summation of a very complex problem that has been under study for years. For those interested, there is much...
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    01-05-2018, 01:33 AM
    I was really thrown off because kept looking for the Mirage Drive pedals in the video but couldn't see them. Then I saw you reach for a Torqueedo?...
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    01-04-2018, 11:41 AM
    Looks like you had fun - congrats!
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    01-04-2018, 10:14 AM
    Lisa, You guys are life savers, that hike back up will be a breeze, looking forward to using it this spring!
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    01-04-2018, 10:08 AM
    Lisa, The fish there deserve a rest under the ice. They have no idea what's in store for them this spring when kayak anglers start using that...
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    01-04-2018, 08:29 AM
    Brian, We'll be glad to have you. In fact, we'll be creating a mentoring program in 2018 for folks new to fly fishing or for those seeking to...
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    01-04-2018, 01:34 AM
    baitball replied to a thread Only in America in Main Forum
    I think this Forum needs a "Quote Board": a collection of funny, witty, and whimsical musings posted by it members. These two entries certainly...
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    01-03-2018, 03:08 PM
    Just a reminder that the FSFF’s first monthly meeting of 2018 is tonight at 7:30 p.m. http://fs-ff.com/index.php/clubhouse-location/ The...
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    01-03-2018, 01:02 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Only in America in Main Forum
    You're right on that, Ron. I plan to keep fishing for as long as my health allows given I have no control over the rest of what's going on. This...
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    01-03-2018, 11:37 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Only in America in Main Forum
    Thanks for sharing. Looks like we'll be able to try that technique again in three years...and that may be my last opportunity to do so!
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    01-02-2018, 01:34 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Only in America in Main Forum
    Interesting...they are not easy to catch. I have never caught a carp on a fly. One time at Brunswick on the Potomac I saw a school of them on...
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    01-02-2018, 01:15 PM
    The individual tubes and containers in Manny's and Drew's posts are really nice. They organize lures without tangles and make finding the precise...
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    01-02-2018, 12:21 PM
    Mark replied to a thread Only in America in Main Forum
    Yep. I got mine for about the same price at "2 Guys" department store in Glen Burnie over 50 years ago. Guess what? It still works! Darned...
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    01-02-2018, 11:24 AM
    Mark replied to a thread Only in America in Main Forum
    Ron, You're right that carp are an underappreciated fish in the U.S. They are an invasive species, after all and that may be one reason they are...
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Grad of University of Maryland and Loyola College in Baltimore; husband, father of two, grandfather of four.
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