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Lloyd3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:33 am  Reply with quote



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I'm fighting with an old Photobucket account to try to save some photography from many years back. In that process, I am reminded of so-many hard winters before this one, and the springs that inevitably follow. Here's a few shots from those better days...

End of the season, and chasing grouse in Pennsylvania w/a pre-WW2 Model 37 in 16.

[url=https://imgur.com/SLyIVYu] [/url]

Springtime on the San Juan.

[url=https://imgur.com/25CCLQE] [/url]

Minnesota in Summer..

[url=https://imgur.com/xP1jaRE] [/url]

Lake-of-the-Woods walleye trip.

[url=https://imgur.com/TCOK8Wh] [/url]

They payoff...

[url=https://imgur.com/CTSbQmx] [/url]

Pennsy in summer...

[url=https://imgur.com/y991S9H] [/url]

The payoff..

[url=https://imgur.com/xWppAZW]
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Lloyd3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:55 am  Reply with quote



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Spinning tricorythodes on the South Platte.....

[url=https://imgur.com/wClKUfe] [/url]

Old fishing poles...

[url=https://imgur.com/9C8aIAP] [/url]

The approaching Fall...

[url=https://imgur.com/h5B8fu7] [/url]

In the front yard...

[url=https://imgur.com/fopP6zi] [/url]


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Lloyd3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:04 am  Reply with quote



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May the Red Gods smile upon you...

[url=https://imgur.com/R50K2i6] [/url]

Colorado Blue Grouse...

[url=https://imgur.com/uqeVUvZ] [/url]

Walking the trails...

[url=https://imgur.com/Lhy5boF] [/url]

Sharptails and ruffies...

[url=https://imgur.com/MtJGDmj] [/url]

Gamefarm birds with a 28 gauge...

[url=https://imgur.com/9u8RDI5] [/url]

The promise of more to come...

[url=https://imgur.com/HeFDqUf] [/url]


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Cheyenne08
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:31 am  Reply with quote
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Nice photos, thanks for sharing.

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Pine Creek/Dave
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:20 am  Reply with quote



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Lloyd3,

Real nice pictures sir!

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3birddogs
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:34 am  Reply with quote



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Lloyd3,
what make is that sweet little, straight grip 16.

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skeettx
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:03 pm  Reply with quote
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Pleased to have you posting Smile

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Lloyd3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:38 pm  Reply with quote



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Couldn't have done it without you Skeettx!

3birddogs: Brit BLE from 1905, a real W. Richards.

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Ruff Hunter
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:39 pm  Reply with quote



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That is a nice pair of Grangers with a FrankenPflueger too. A Victory and an Aristocrat?

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Lloyd3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:52 pm  Reply with quote



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Ruffhunter: Very close, an 8040 Aristocrat and an early 9043? Colorado Special from the 1920s. The later Pflueger is post Bert Franke but....still need left-hand retrieve.

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Ruff Hunter
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 1:01 pm  Reply with quote



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WOW! A 9043 Denver Special is a rare bird! I'm afraid I'm envious.

I had Bill Franke customize a 1494 for me before he passed and his successor Dan Hill did two more for me. It probably cost me as much for all three as an original 1594 would cost. Although, I got really lucky on Ebay one day and won a beat to shit later model 1594 with the 16/4 drag plate for LHW, that was listed as a 1494. I only realized what it was by looking closely at the pictures. That currently resides in the one I had Mr. Franke customize.

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Thats right, I'm an armed liberal (SORT OF) and I like to shoot furry little critters.... and I kill 'em with:
12Ga LC Smith
16Ga Fox Sterlingworth
16Ga BRNO
20Ga LC Smith
20Ga Miroku x2 (Model F & Model 500)
28Ga AYA 4/53 (bucket list item #6)
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Lloyd3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:10 pm  Reply with quote



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Bill, not Burt, sorry. That 16/4 LH drag plate is a big deal. Dan's done a number of reels for me too. Old reels are almost as much fun as old guns. Dan's 8 by 8 LH units are fine, but....


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Ruff Hunter
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:07 pm  Reply with quote



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Yeah, but his 8/8's are a lot nicer then the nylon drag plates. Big improvement.

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Thats right, I'm an armed liberal (SORT OF) and I like to shoot furry little critters.... and I kill 'em with:
12Ga LC Smith
16Ga Fox Sterlingworth
16Ga BRNO
20Ga LC Smith
20Ga Miroku x2 (Model F & Model 500)
28Ga AYA 4/53 (bucket list item #6)
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Lloyd3
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:38 pm  Reply with quote



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No question. Dan's parts are way better than the alternative. As far as the 9043 goes, I'm not sure that was even a designation then, all I know is this is a 9-foot 5-weight (even with silk line).

This drag plate is 16/2, but...it's right hand.

[url=https://imgur.com/xZc669D] [/url]

It came out of this reel, which Dan converted for me.

[url=https://imgur.com/WB1Kd2a] [/url]
Cant get the pix of the LH version of this reel to load(?)


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Pine Creek/Dave
PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 7:50 pm  Reply with quote



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Lloyd3,

What you want is a Bamboo F.E. Thomas 7' 3-4 Wgt and one of those old time reels. I use mine all the time on Pine Creek and it's one sweet rod and reel combo.

A might cold out there for it right now however.

Pine Creek/Dave
F.E. Thomas Man

Here is a nice J.D. Wagner 3 Wgt Bamboo, I use on the West Branch.


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