Welcome to 2020 from Bennet Spring State Park

Anytime you can fish is a good time to fish; in my case, after a broken leg back in October, followed by a wet winter…well, fly fishing for trout at Bennet Spring State Park is just what the doctor ordered! Vickie and I left Indiana early on Friday morning, March 13th for Missouri, Lebanon to […]

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Retirement

35 years of doing anything is a long time. I am quickly coming to the end of my teaching career; 35 years of teaching special needs students…the last 28 of which were in my current room. I am excited and a bit melancholy at the same time. Excited to be able to move on to […]

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Chocklett’s Polar Changer

Just recently my wife Vickie and I were in Charleston, SC for about a week. If you’ve never been to Charleston then please put it on your list of to-do’s; you won’t be sorry! While there I stopped by and visited with the guys at Flymen Fishing Company and bought a few flies from them…yes, […]

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Flymen Fishing Company

Welcome to 2020…wow that sounds a bit odd and makes me feel a bit old? Things here at FFWJ are going well and I am back on my feet…both of them! Thanks to all of you who have emailed, etc…and were concerned. I learned a little lesson with the cutting of wood and logs and […]

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Down, But Only Temporarily Out

Sunday, October 20th started out like any other Sunday; off to church where I taught a Sunday School Class, then off to Culver’s with the same group of Living Stones (that is code for the oldest group in our church). The meal and the conversation was great…I took a meal to go to my 86 […]

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Fly Fishing the James River in Missouri

Recently on my fall break…my wife and I visited Branson, Missouri for a week. If you haven’t yet made it to Branson, it is quite the city…and quite the story. Branson sits along the White River. In the old days, prior to 1957, The White would regularly flood and thus the powers to be came […]

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