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  1. Woodduck31

    still learning

    I grew up in a Christian family, accepted Jesus and was immersed at 11 years old. I was very active in church functions, always there every time the doors were open. I went to Bible college in Joplin, Mo. and was a youth minister during the summers. I got ordained prior to taking a preaching...
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    Without excuse

    I finished my work day at about 1pm this afternoon, it's just too hot in the shop to work any longer. I got out onto the back patio with my wife and our dog and were suddenly distracted by a large yellow and black butterfly. It was as if the butterfly was trying to keep our attention and the...
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    2022 eastern Idaho

    We made our first trip to the Henry's Fork for the year on Tuesday. We were hoping to hit the caddis hatch just right and I guess we did. The hatch we got to see wasn't huge, there were no mats of bugs floating as we have seen at times in the past, but sometimes that isn't helpful. It can be...
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    Airbrush tips and tricks

    I know we have a lot of airbrush artist on here and I think it would be good to have a little collaboration here that we can eventually add to the stickies in the how to section. I get lots of questions about airbrush, what to get, what kind of paint to use, etc. Feel free to share some of...
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    Home Page

    I'm not all that up to date on my computer skills and rarely use my iPhone for anything other than weather and a camera. Most of the time I spend on the internet is done on an iMac early in the morning or late at night with the occasional check in here and there through the day when I take a...
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    Making simple silicone rubber molds.

    I've been looking around to see if there were any tutorials about making simple rubber molds and didn't find much. I've been making a few molds over the past couple of days and figured it would be a good time to document the process. I've been using rebound 25 for several years now on the...
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    fully flocked wigeon

    I've been working on this custom carved foamer for a couple of weeks. I call the pose, "trouble maker", it's more of a springtime mating issue, but I've always loved the look of the open mouth. It is fully flocked, the base flocking is gloss leather brown rustoleum with feather brown flocking...
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    Making custom foam decoys

    It's becoming a lost art. I think it would probably have been about 1968 that I was shaping and sanding on some of my dad's molded foam decoys. He was a professor in the Industrial Education Dept at what was then called Kansas State Teachers College. He and a couple of the teachers in his...
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    Alarm Clock

    Who uses an alarm clock to wake up for duck hunting? I may set an alarm on my clock radio or now my cell phone, but it never gets to go off before I shut it off myself. I don't have a problem waking up to duck hunt, my bigger problem is getting to sleep. I'll wake up nearly every hour all...
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    winter fishing has started

    Water flows have been outrageously low this fall until all the rain we got last week. We were wondering if we were going to have a migration of trout at all this year. Today we decided to see what was going on and though flows were still on the low side, the trout were moving up. We didn't...
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    Things that make you go Hmmm.

    When I was in elementary school back in the 60's we actually started a class in spanish language in 4th grade, pretty forward thinking I suppose back then. I remember when they were translating our given names into their spanish counterpart. My given name is Donald, which I rarely heard from my...
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    your idea of paradise

    I see about as many outdoor pursuits as there are people here on the forum. Hunting mallards in a field, decoying divers on the river, fishing for bass, snagging paddlefish, trapping coyotes, bowhunting whitetails. There are so many ways that we experience and enjoy the outdoors, some we are...
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    September Bow

    Caleb finished up his last guiding day last week and now it's my turn to fish a bit. I didn't fare all that well, but neither did anyone else. We saw dozens of boat on the south fork of the snake river, but only saw two other fish caught. Nothing much in hatches and nothing taking nymphs...
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    First Job

    Now that I'm retired I took a look back at all the things I did to earn a paycheck over the decades. I've been self employed most of my adult life, but like many started out with a lot of various jobs just to earn a buck. I used to shoot sparrows out of grandma's hen house for a nickel each...
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    Green Drakes

    What an incredible few days. We hit the green drake hatch just right on the Lower Henry's Fork. Our first evening was pretty good, or at least we thought so till the next morning at about 9:45 when drakes started popping off and the tell tale splashy feeding started. The river just erupted...
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    feeling cared about

    I had a long conversation with my son, Caleb, this evening. He had just returned from a long day on the river and fishing was tough. He's very mindful of the expense these clients are paying and really wants to make sure they are on good fishing, but that doesn't always work out. I asked him...
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    accidental photographer

    I'm not a professional by any stretch of the imagination and don't have a great camera. My wife and I do take a ton of pictures every year of our fishing adventures and occasionally get lucky with a photo. My wife only uses her cell phone and I have a little plastic cheap Canon Powershot 420...
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    Amatoya Moytoy

    Apparently sdkidaho and I are related, lol. We both can trace our cherokee roots back to Amatoya Moytoy, which I suppose isn't all that surprising since a lot of cherokees have their roots there. When my youngest son was in 9th grade they had a ancestry project, I don't know if that is...
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    Brown Trout

    My youngest son, his wife and kids and my wife just spent the better part of the week fishing for trout on the Henry's Fork. I just about can't go outside without learning more and more about God. Another one of the new guides was with us a few days and it was a joy to talk to him about...
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    Titus 3

    Enough said.

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