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Old 16-06-2011, 12:13   #1
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Shad fly season is now over.Thank Heaven!

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Old 17-06-2011, 01:52   #2
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Re: Shad fly season is now over.Thank Heaven!

Oh man...that's horrible.
Question...what part of the rig are we looking at...seems to be the main...but looks like spinnaker pole laying along side?
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Oh man...that's horrible.
Question...what part of the rig are we looking at...seems to be the main...but looks like spinnaker pole laying along side?
Hi James
That is my mainsail.The spinaker pole resides in a 5" abs coupling fastened to the boom with a loop at the mast to hold the other end.The pole topping lift stays connected so that when it is deployed all we have to do is put the sheet on one end and the other end clips onto the mast ring.

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Cool ...Thanks Phil
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Re: Shad fly season is now over.Thank Heaven!

I guess wisdom is, don't smile when sailing through the shad flies? Unless you have a good supply of toothpicks!
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I guess wisdom is, don't smile when sailing through the shad flies? Unless you have a good supply of toothpicks!
Or sauce to go with em.
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Re: Shad fly season is now over.Thank Heaven!

What are Shad flys?


Where, when, size, nutritian value etc etc


would be nice for your fellow cruisers who are not wherever you and your flies are
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I can recall sweeping up drifts of them with a broom as a kid in Ontario (just a few miles from Brockville). Out west, on the Columbia River they are called 'river moths' and we are just at the beginning of their season. They may or may not be to your taste, Mark, but using a feather version of them often converts into a nice fat trout.
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Re: Shad fly season is now over.Thank Heaven!

Messy lil' buggers!

Mayfly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Out west, on the Columbia River they are called 'river moths' .
We have a season of Bogong Moths:


Which are edible!
100 grams of bogong moth abdomen contains 38.8 grams of fat and 1805 kilojoules of energy. By comparison, McDonald's internet site notes a similar Big Mac portion has 12.7 grams of fat and 999 kilojoules.



Talk about fast food....
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Have you tried them? Please don't tell me they taste like chicken!
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So THAT is what they were selling at the McBogongs
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I hate to be all entomologial but I am a fly fisherman
Shadflys aka river moths are quite a different animal than a mayfly. Shadflys carry their wings folded down along their backs and mayflies carry them folded up (until their spinner stage when they are spread out to the side).

I'll take a Big MacBobo anytime!
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Re: Shad fly season is now over.Thank Heaven!

They taste awful.They get in your mouth,nose eyes and ears.The good thing is they don't bite and only last for a week to ten days.Newborn ducks and geese feast on them.
One neat thing is that you can tell if the main is overtrimmed because there is a three foot dia. vortex of shads parallel to the leach all the way up the sail.

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