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Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-09-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By marketic
REQUIEM FOR A FISHERMAN

Hey Moonlight,

Sorry to hear about your loss. It struck a chord. My father left me his hole in the river last March, but he did so with such phenomenal grace and eloquence that it was almost...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 11-01-2005, 08:59 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 419
Posted By marketic
STRUBLE U-16 REEL SEAT?

Any rod builders out there who like to add a special touch to their rods? This is a special order reel seat from Struble: it's a custom made clear finish U-16 that includes all the normal hardware...
Forum: the Rod Rack 11-01-2005, 08:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,205
Posted By marketic
color preserver compatibility?

You shouldn't have to worry about color preserver compatibility when using Flex Coat. Any color preserver (within normal shelf-life bracket!) will work fine as long as you let the coats dry...
Forum: Gear Talk - Fly Stuff Spoken Here 09-19-2005, 07:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By marketic
Hey Massflyfishing, Fishhawk has it right--...

Hey Massflyfishing,

Fishhawk has it right-- I would bet that even though you THOUGHT you'd secured the ferrules prior to starting your day, they worked loose while you were fishing.

Not to kick...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 05-11-2005, 03:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 563
Posted By marketic
SAGE 8136-4 BLANK / U-16 STRUBLE SEAT

For sale:

1))) SAGE 8136-4 BLANK (ready to build)
2))) SAGE ROD SOCK to fit blank
3))) STRUBLE U-16 "SPEY" REEL SEAT (specially modified by Struble to fit reels with reel feet up to 4" long...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-19-2005, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By marketic
Perhaps. And the Census Bureau also tells us...

Perhaps. And the Census Bureau also tells us that there are 1.2 children in every American household.
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-18-2005, 07:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By marketic
I believe Mauser's fish was 42 x 24. But girth...

I believe Mauser's fish was 42 x 24. But girth is not the final word; it's how far that girth carries back past the anal fin into the peduncle and forward into the pectoral girdle. I once saw a...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-17-2005, 09:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By marketic
Not To Be a Wet Blanket, but...

To quote the somewhat irrascible Karl Mauser:

"Ever since they went Catch and Release it seems everybody and his brother is catching 30 pound fish...."

It's a gorgeous fish but nevertheless, ...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-15-2005, 08:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 618
Posted By marketic
Catch and Release In an Uncertain World

When all else fails, write a poem....

LOVE AT THE SEAM


A ghost in the window of a chastened team
She lay like a thumbprint from a feverish dream
A quivering wet...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 02-01-2005, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 651
Posted By marketic
FRASER RIVER: STEELHEAD "BY-CATCH"

A response from the DFO, three months after the fact but at least a response:


Dear Sir.


The Minister has asked me to respond to your letter of October 19, 2004, regarding Interior Fraser...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 01-06-2005, 12:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 805
Posted By marketic
SAGE 8136-4 BLANK FOR SALE

I have an unbuilt, still in the bag, SAGE 8136-4 BLANK for sale. This is one of the better light / medium weight double handers on the market. Covered by Sage's cradle to grave warranty, the best...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 10-26-2004, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By marketic
Circle Hooks For Steelhead?

Circle hooks were never meant to be on rivers. They were designed for longline applications (commercial species such as halibut, sablefish and tuna). It is true that they were designed to keep fish...
Forum: the Rod Rack 10-25-2004, 10:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 7,825
Posted By marketic
Re-Treading a Double Fister

hello, Stephen

You did not mention if the rod you would like to modify is cane or composite. Either way, it is not all that difficult to strip the corks and reel seat off ANY rod and replace...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 10-19-2004, 02:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,298
Posted By marketic
Letter To Dfo

Sent to DFO Ottawa with "cc" to DFO Vancouver

Honourable Geoff Regan:

As background reference, I was trained as a fisheries biologist at the University of Washington and for many years worked...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 06-11-2004, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 787
Posted By marketic
hello, I sent you a PM. Thanks.

hello,
I sent you a PM.
Thanks.
Forum: Propwash 03-09-2004, 09:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,312
Posted By marketic
Yamaha F150?

I threw a rod last weekend. My Evinrude 150 Hp FICHT finally succumbed to the FICHT virus that seems to have eaten alive so many of the the pre-Bombardier FICHT motors.

So I pinched my nose...
Forum: Open Forum 03-09-2004, 02:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,460
Posted By marketic
THE POLITICS OF RELIGION

Itís all about the Politics of Religion. Itís all about My God is better then your God. And that's why it's opened such a bitter wound.

A selective God. I'm reminded of an interview that was...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-15-2004, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,881
Posted By marketic
PAYMENT IN KIND ON THE SPEY

hello, Mr. Gunn

That interlude in a Grantown-on-Spey Bed & Breakfast occurred in 1973. I lived in London at the time. I spent several hours one day going through a pamphlet I'd picked up at...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 02-12-2004, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,881
Posted By marketic
Wonderul Story!

Mr. Gunn-- Your description of opening day on the Spey brought back wonderful memories for me!

In the mid seventies I spent several days fishing a popular beat on the Spey just outside...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-21-2004, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By marketic
There Should Have Been Jail Time!

Ashcroft, B.C. - Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced today that two Ashcroft residents have recently pleaded guilty to retaining steelhead and fishing with prohibited bait on the Thompson River.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-17-2003, 08:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,485
Posted By marketic
CONSTRUCTIVE EDITING

I love that river dearly. With all due respects, however, I'd like to suggest rephrasing one of the sentences in the template letter you suggested.

This sentence I think should be reworked:
...
Forum: For Sale by Owner 10-30-2003, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By marketic
BEANS DBL L

hello,

Is this rod still available? Any pictures? I'm not familiar with this length. Spare tip? Any info would be much appreciated.

thanks
Marketic
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 10-29-2003, 12:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,921
Posted By marketic
CLOSE ME A RIVER & I'LL FISH FOR A LIFETIME

I wonít make that drive up there before the closure. But Iíll take a drive.

Years ago before I knew any better I wrote an article for a fishing magazine arguing that stone and water could carry...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 10-28-2003, 12:31 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,921
Posted By marketic
ALBION LITMUS TEST?

Suggesting a new management regime based on the Albion counts is admirable. But my heart goes out to the Spences Bridge small businessman who is left to twist in the wind waiting for the test...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 10-27-2003, 09:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,921
Posted By marketic
T CLOSURE?

hello,

I'm curious what's driving talk of a November closure (besides the Albion test fishery). I typically steer clear of other fishermen on the T so I have no other reference points besides my...
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