1) Bob White Printers Proof - obviously sick
2) bigguy tool caddy - just really nice. made of juniper. hand rubbed by the bigguy himself. beeswax finish.
3) Ijuin Yomogi - 7' #3 - i cannot fish this rod. its mine. i know some really love the parabolic action or whatever, but i can't figure it out. kabuto guy myself. rec tube and sock not included but rod will be shipped proper.
4) fenwick ff60 - this is in mint condition. 6'#5 glass rod. will be hard to mail this out of my hands. all original. cap's busted but plenty functional.
5) dope ass flask - is it a flask? yes. is it a flybox? yes. hard parting with this, but its so nice i never used it. given me by a local craftsman i cannot remember the name of. which is why you write shit down. it'd be pretty cool if someone would put me on some tyers who could get me salmon flies to fill in with this shit. not sure i can, but i'll fill it first time with the old shine. no i won't. big brother.
i gotta stuffed box coming with trout fleas from my local friends. steelhound has a box stuffed heading over. 2 half day guided trips on the farmington river with 2 fine sticks who know it well and will put you on a sick brown trout. love to pair the 2 rods up with reels, or really auction off any shit you want to throw my way. kfox is throwing in a nice basket and slss will be involved here as well.
feel free to spread this out to whoever you want to know about it. actual auction format yet to be determined as is where the money will be going. i assure you, i will put this money towards good stewardship of my local water. i appreciate anything you all can do to make this happen.
keep writing to the ct DEEP hearing officer. she's listening. lets see how many states we can get to write to her. its getting up there. last count i believe it was 13. i'm looking at you folks and proud to be a friend here.
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Office of Adjudications, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
79 Elm Street, Hartford CT, 06106
I am writing to you in reference to application number 201503113 for Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store for discharge of wastewaters from sewage treatment and subsurface disposal system to groundwater.
I would like to voice my concern over the execution and completion of this project. It is my contention that this project will irreplaceably damage the watershed of Roaring Brook, and negatively affect the native brook trout that reside within it. I contend that the proposal to develop a leaching field capable of handling an average of 6,000 gallons per day will damage the adjoining ecosystem.
My primary concern is that the proposed leaching field is too close in proximity to wetlands outlined by Brian Murphy, senior fisheries biologist with the CT Department of Environmental. Specifically, the development of the leaching field will result in siltation, increased water temperature, and decrease of riparian habitat around wetlands (outlined as “wetland H” in Murphy’s assessment document provided to the Willington PZC on 6/28/13) that harbor native brook trout and provide them spawning and nursery grounds. Additionally, I am concerned that storm water run off and overall construction will negatively impact additional wetlands (outlined as “wetland F/G” in Murphy’s assessment).
Please consider carefully this fragile ecosystem in your decision to allow for Love’s Travel Stop and Country Store to develop their leaching field and overall construction project. I appreciate your attention to this sensitive matter and I trust that your decision will be a fair and equitable one for all parties concerned, human and trout.
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start that over. no more TU chapter, but i am raising money to fund the set up of a trout in the classroom program here in my hometown. i also want to start a grassroots type activism effort to protect the green spaces around me. to do so i'll be working with local organizations in my area such as Joshua's Trust:
while i only spoke briefly with their braintrust, i knew immediately we were of the same mindset. i know our efforts together will be good stuff. i do want to produce fry to be released into the brook because i think that type of project is very cool but i no longer seek to start any chapter of TU. i have joined their group but i do not know how active i'll be with them yet.
this raffle will be held on or about 5/20/18. i have many commitments of prizes and i'm very grateful for them. i'll begin selling tickets sometime over the next week or so. look here for updates, and thank you very much friends.
i would like to have 10 total prizes. i've already got 3, a couple half day guided trips for the local folk and a sick fly box full of flies from my tuesday night buddies. bob white's the first sukker to step up and contribute, some of his art is coming my way.
i am adding a vintage orvis full flex rod and madison reel. this is a sweet little bass bug or streamer set up. i love it. i have two of em. i'm giving away a yellow one, on a phillipson blank. would you fellas help me fill a box with flies to fish off of this rod? i'll throw in the first few. please reach out if your down to help.
if we can fill up a few spots on my 10 item list, i'll likely have to dig up some homegrown.
all the best fellas. my little trickle thanks you.