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  1. Cornish Pasties. Great for freezing as well. http://www.cornishpastyassociation.co.uk/about-the-pasty/make-your-own-genuine-cornish-pasty/
  2. I’ll 2nd that! also, recently watched for the upmteenth time: “The Hustler” 1961 Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason “ZULU” 1964 Michael Caine
  3. I have a similar tool, and they work great once you get the hang of it. These days I just put a permanent Loop on the end of the fly line, and attach leaders using a Loop to Loop connection.
  4. Ha....I used that term as early as last week. My buddy and I still preface our initial contact with “Hey Boyo”. We both used to live to in a small village in Devon UK in the 70’s.
  5. Nice ties Misfish, they could pass for spinners. Experimentation is what it’s all about. I had the same thoughts as Dave in regards to hackle, and I’m sure they’ll work great.
  6. John Prine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKPDFQRmG_M
  7. The Stonefly is my goto Steelhead fly, with an Egg Fly dropper below it. Here’s a picture of a stonefly from 2 weeks ago on the snow next to the river bank.
  8. One for Fathers Day My Old Man - Zac Brown https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJOzZUgfsCg
  9. The best way to crystallize your loss is to sell now. KEEP invested in a balanced portfolio of 60% equities (growth) and 40% fixed (bonds etc) .......set it, and forget it (go fishing;)), except to re-balance as required to keep the 60/40 mix. As the 60% is "crashing", the 40% is growing, thereby mitigating the impact of these market corrections. On Average, you may reduce your paper loss by 25%.
  10. My 1st post....and and it’s not about fishing?, but I couldn’t resist. DIY investing is inherently risky, and as long as your not playing with your retirement funds and your prepared to lose the funds you have allocated to it, the go for it. I use my TFSA for DIY investments. My retirement funds are safely invested elsewhere in a balanced portfolio of 60% equities (growth) and 40% fixed (bonds etc) .......set it, and forget it, except to rebalance as required to keep the 60/40 mix. No GICS, No Mutual Funds.....and the btw, the Bank is not your friend. Here’s my personal approach to DIY “investing”, and I used quotations, because I don’t consider it as really investing.....it’s more like playing the market. Buy good stuff when it’s on sale. When everyone is buying or selling, consider doing the opposite. Don’t let other people’s emotions drive your decisions i.e. FOMO When you buy a stock, immediately create a sell order with a “stop limit”, so if your fortune reverses, at least it will sell before your your shirt.....and keep adjusting as it rises in value, but leave some room for ‘noise’. Many small Gains are better then a few risky bets. My 2 cents. Ray.
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