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    Well I’ve started getting ready for this years escape from winter. Each year after Christmas we head south for a couple months. Our checklist goes something like this.
    Warmer weather
    Golf Courses
    Workout facilities
    Tango or other dance Classes
    Carving Clubs

    I put Carving Clubs last because who wants to be in trouble.

    Each year I prepare some projects to take with me. Usually I carve trout. The shape is simple I’ve caught a kazilion of them so no reference materials needed. I bandsaw up some bodies and bits to be made into fins. This year I’m going to try trout leaping to catch a mayfly.

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    Ed
    Living in a pile of chips.
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    Sounds fun, Ed. What type of wood?
    Bill
    Living among knives and fire.

    http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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    • #3
      Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post
      Sounds fun, Ed. What type of wood?
      Using some more of the found aspen log.

      Coincidently, I’m driving out to a mill in Kremmling Colorado next week to pickup some aspen figure I can carve for a couple years on a 12 dia. 8 ft log.
      Ed
      Living in a pile of chips.
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      • #4
        Thanks, Ed. Beautiful wood and should make for some excellent looking fish. Guess I might have to keep aspen in my mind.
        Bill
        Living among knives and fire.

        http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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        • #5
          Sounds like a great way to get out of the cold for a awhile, the Nebraska version of a "Snowbird."
          I see that mayfly hovering above the trout to be...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mike WNC View Post
            Sounds like a great way to get out of the cold for a awhile, the Nebraska version of a "Snowbird."
            I see that mayfly hovering above the trout to be...
            Can’t imagine tying one on a line but with the ends of the hook remove should make a nice display.

            5E3D83C7-906A-4D65-A0D5-4F4E8D017CE2.jpegSo we’ve wintered in Snead Ferry NC what is winter like on your end of the state?
            Last edited by Nebraska; 11-11-2019, 12:35 PM.
            Ed
            Living in a pile of chips.
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            • #7
              Winters here in Cherokee County aren't too bad. Average lows in the 20-30's, highs in 40-50's. We get some snow, usually just a couple of inches at a time and it doesn't last long. Annual rainfall is around 57". I'm at 2230' here at the cabin. It's gets a little colder here than down in the valleys.

              I spent several years in Juneau, AK and the weather here reminds of there. More snow in Juneau and not as warm in the summer but otherwise pretty similar.

              Tonight looks like a cold one, 12° and a chance of snow. Guess I'll be letting the dogs in...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post
                Thanks, Ed. Beautiful wood and should make for some excellent looking fish. Guess I might have to keep aspen in my mind.
                Aspen make great sticks they grow close so have a high die off and each has a nob just below the soil line.

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                Ed
                Living in a pile of chips.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Nebraska View Post

                  Aspen make great sticks they grow close so have a high die off and each has a nob just below the soil line.

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                  Thanks Ed and good to know. Quaking Aspen?
                  Bill
                  Living among knives and fire.

                  http://www.westernwoodartist.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post


                    Thanks Ed and good to know. Quaking Aspen?
                    Yes Quaking Aspen
                    Ed
                    Living in a pile of chips.
                    https://m.facebook.com/pg/CentralNeb...ernal&mt_nav=0

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                    • #11
                      I look forward to fallowing your trout project. I have done a number of aspen sticks it is a nice wood to work with.

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