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Old March 9th, 2014, 05:35 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
Roy
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Default Wow! This used to be one heck of a group.



I have an Easynews account, and they have just increased retention. The latest
header retrieval downloaded 142,000+ messages to this group dating back to 2003.
I am a latecomer here, and found the group just about the time Conan the
Librarian left. I am gobsmacked by the amount of info posted here in the past.
I will be picking through those messages for info.

It is a shame so many folks have left. There are free Usenet accounts available
for text groups. It would be nice to lure some of those folks. back here.

Regards,
Roy
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Old March 9th, 2014, 11:18 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
notbob
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Default Wow! This used to be one heck of a group.

On 2014-03-09, Roy wrote:

It is a shame so many folks have left. There are free Usenet accounts available
for text groups. It would be nice to lure some of those folks. back here.


Howdy. My name is notbob. I'm a rank fly fishing noob. I left cuz
this group was populated mostly by a buncha snotty jerks. That it
died completely is hardly a surprise. You're the first post I've seen
in weeks. Maybe we can jump start it anew.

I've been unable to fish for 5 yrs, my time spent caring for my
alzheimer mom. Now I'm able to fish and live right next to the
headwaters of the Arkansas R, which has just been promoted to "gold"
status. I get my new waders this week and have been studiously
re-learning fly fishing. I can't wait.

notbob
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 10:04 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
Roy
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Default Wow! This used to be one heck of a group.


I have not fished much either, for quite a few years. But my wife and I just
bought a retirement home in the Smokies that has about a quarter mile of trout
stream on it. I intend to get back into fishing in general and prowling the
streams of Tennessee in the summer until we finally move there.

Roy

On 9 Mar 2014 23:18:30 GMT, notbob wrote:

On 2014-03-09, Roy wrote:

It is a shame so many folks have left. There are free Usenet accounts available
for text groups. It would be nice to lure some of those folks. back here.


Howdy. My name is notbob. I'm a rank fly fishing noob. I left cuz
this group was populated mostly by a buncha snotty jerks. That it
died completely is hardly a surprise. You're the first post I've seen
in weeks. Maybe we can jump start it anew.

I've been unable to fish for 5 yrs, my time spent caring for my
alzheimer mom. Now I'm able to fish and live right next to the
headwaters of the Arkansas R, which has just been promoted to "gold"
status. I get my new waders this week and have been studiously
re-learning fly fishing. I can't wait.

notbob


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Old March 22nd, 2014, 10:48 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
notbob
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Default Wow! This used to be one heck of a group.

On 2014-03-22, Roy wrote:

I have not fished much either, for quite a few years. But my wife and I just
bought a retirement home in the Smokies that has about a quarter mile of trout
stream on it.


I wish you all the best on yer retirement. I'm also retired and
though I'm not much of a fisherman, I love to eat fish. I'm happy to
report my waders actually fit me, which was my biggest concern, me
being a big ol' fat geezer with duck feet. I was gonna try to fish,
today, but a freak snowstorm blew in. Now, I'm jes watching fly fishing
howto videos and drink'n some beer.

nb

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Old March 24th, 2014, 06:14 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
Joel Washburn
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Default Wow! This used to be one heck of a group.

On Saturday, March 22, 2014 5:04:47 PM UTC-5, Roy wrote:
I have not fished much either, for quite a few years. But my wife and I just

bought a retirement home in the Smokies that has about a quarter mile of trout

stream on it. I intend to get back into fishing in general and prowling the

streams of Tennessee in the summer until we finally move there.



Roy


Hey Roy,

Congrats on the retirement home. That is a beautiful place. I've fished streams up in the national park, what a breathtaking view. If you're anywhere near the park, there is a group of locals that can put you on the browns, just swing by the local fly shop.

- Joel
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Old June 19th, 2014, 09:55 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
Mark H. Bowen[_2_]
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Default Wow! This used to be one heck of a group.

I must disagree with notbob about the character of former roffians. The vast majority were extremely knowledgeable in a myriad of subjects and professions, fly fishing was just their special interest. If I recall correctly, notbob took up with Mike Connor--a very excitable fella-- or notbob was one of Mike's many sock puppets--no matter.

Nonetheless, many of the old guard--and I mean OLD!--have moved over to ROFF Facebook. Give Frank Reid a holler on Fb ROFF, to join in.

Opie
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Old July 31st, 2015, 08:10 PM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
[email protected]
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Default Wow! This used to be one heck of a group.

On Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 1:55:56 PM UTC-7, Mark H. Bowen wrote:
I must disagree with notbob about the character of former roffians. The vast majority were extremely knowledgeable in a myriad of subjects and professions, fly fishing was just their special interest. If I recall correctly, notbob took up with Mike Connor--a very excitable fella-- or notbob was one of Mike's many sock puppets--no matter.

Nonetheless, many of the old guard--and I mean OLD!--have moved over to ROFF Facebook. Give Frank Reid a holler on Fb ROFF, to join in.

Opie


What is this usenet thing? ;-)
- Ken
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Old August 9th, 2015, 01:13 AM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
riverman[_5_]
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Default Wow! This used to be one heck of a group.

On Friday, July 31, 2015 at 7:10:54 PM UTC, wrote:
On Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 1:55:56 PM UTC-7, Mark H. Bowen wrote:
I must disagree with notbob about the character of former roffians. The vast majority were extremely knowledgeable in a myriad of subjects and professions, fly fishing was just their special interest. If I recall correctly, notbob took up with Mike Connor--a very excitable fella-- or notbob was one of Mike's many sock puppets--no matter.

Nonetheless, many of the old guard--and I mean OLD!--have moved over to ROFF Facebook. Give Frank Reid a holler on Fb ROFF, to join in.

Opie


What is this usenet thing? ;-)
- Ken




More like useLESSnet. And do we top post or bottom post, I forget.
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Old January 26th, 2016, 05:47 AM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
Giles
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Default Wow! This used to be one heck of a group.

On Saturday, August 8, 2015 at 7:13:56 PM UTC-5, riverman wrote:


...do we top post or bottom post...


Oh yeah.....we most certainly do.

g.

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Old January 26th, 2016, 05:56 AM posted to rec.outdoors.fishing.fly
Giles
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Default Wow! This used to be one heck of a group.

On Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 3:55:56 PM UTC-5, Mark H. Bowen wrote:
I must disagree with notbob about the character of former roffians. The vast majority were extremely knowledgeable...


And the rest of us were just pretty. Some of us still are.

g.
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