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Re: TR: Up Mono Creek, Hopkins Pass, Tully Lake, N.F. Mono C

Postby balance » Fri Apr 15, 2016 9:46 am

Okay rlown, you win.

You high-tech people are always a step ahead. So what if I have a phone on my coffee table, where you put your finger in the holes in the dial, and spin it around to make a call. Think I'm ever going to lose that thing, or put it in my pocket and break it? :smirk:



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Re: TR: Up Mono Creek, Hopkins Pass, Tully Lake, N.F. Mono C

Postby rlown » Fri Apr 15, 2016 10:01 am

balance wrote:Okay rlown, you win.

You high-tech people are always a step ahead. So what if I have a phone on my coffee table, where you put your finger in the holes in the dial, and spin it around to make a call. Think I'm ever going to lose that thing, or put it in my pocket and break it? :smirk:


rotary dial. sweet :) I don't carry a cell phone in the back country. I carry paper (maps.) copied.

Nice TR Asolthane!!
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Re: TR: Up Mono Creek, Hopkins Pass, Tully Lake, N.F. Mono C

Postby Jimr » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:56 pm

So balance, when you dial, do you give your finger the free ride back?
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Re: TR: Up Mono Creek, Hopkins Pass, Tully Lake, N.F. Mono C

Postby Wandering Daisy » Sat Apr 16, 2016 6:24 pm

I confess, I too tear out pages of guidebooks. Gives me an excuse to buy the new edition. One advantage is that the originals do not "bleed" when wet as does most ink used for printing.
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Re: TR: Up Mono Creek, Hopkins Pass, Tully Lake, N.F. Mono C

Postby SSSdave » Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:55 pm

Asolthane >>> "I did have my tackle with me and managed to catch a couple fish by tying some tipped to a stick and letting the wind carry it onto the water, but it didn't work very well."

As someone often much too busy with my photography pursuits, on trips I don't bring my rod and reel, I often will bring a little Ziplock bag with a length of old floating fly line, 10 feet of 4 lb test mono, and a few dry flies, a couple clear floats, a couple #12 hooks, and maybe one big woolly bugger with a couple small split shots, all of which weighs almost nothing. If I decide to do some fishing, will look for areas with willows, the branches of which can make reasonable poles. Of course even larger rainbow or goldens often make an appearance right by the shore in deep areas. And in brookie lakes fish are always grubbing about in the shallows besides being stupid. The trick is to not scare such fish maybe by hiding behind something like a bush. But such gear is much more useful in streams where one can dap flies on the surface straight down. The trick again is a slow stealthy approach.

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Re: TR: Up Mono Creek, Hopkins Pass, Tully Lake, N.F. Mono C

Postby rlown » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:27 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote:I confess, I too tear out pages of guidebooks. Gives me an excuse to buy the new edition. One advantage is that the originals do not "bleed" when wet as does most ink used for printing.


yeah.. I either print on a laserjet, or just put them in a ziplock. I like my original books, but I get your point. I've seen the inkjet smear before.
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Re: TR: Up Mono Creek, Hopkins Pass, Tully Lake, N.F. Mono C

Postby maverick » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:35 pm

yeah.. I either print on a laserjet, or just put them in a ziplock. I like my original books, but I get your point. I've seen the inkjet smear before.


Same here. :)
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Re: TR: Up Mono Creek, Hopkins Pass, Tully Lake, N.F. Mono C

Postby rlown » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:51 pm

rlown wrote:
balance wrote:Okay rlown, you win.

You high-tech people are always a step ahead. So what if I have a phone on my coffee table, where you put your finger in the holes in the dial, and spin it around to make a call. Think I'm ever going to lose that thing, or put it in my pocket and break it? :smirk:


rotary dial. sweet :) I don't carry a cell phone in the back country. I carry paper (maps.) copied.

Nice TR Asolthane!!


It's not about winning.. it's about learning. This youtube video is for you, balance! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MN00LxT-F-0
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Re: TR: Up Mono Creek, Hopkins Pass, Tully Lake, N.F. Mono C

Postby balance » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:18 pm

Sorry to get so far off topic, but that video led to this one, which is really hilarious if you've ever used a rotary phone.

"KIDS REACT TO ROTARY PHONES": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkuirEweZvM

Actually, the video is on topic at 4:20.

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Re: TR: Up Mono Creek, Hopkins Pass, Tully Lake, N.F. Mono C

Postby rlown » Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:29 pm

darn, most of us are old. Loved the kids comments.

We're not trying to divert from your TR,Asolthane. Sometimes, one thing leads to another.
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