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 Post subject: hey Ray Stout
PostPosted: March 4th, 2018, 5:04 pm 
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hi there Ray, just wanted to say hello to a wonderful old friend, and tell you that I've still got a fly that you tied for me a long time ago, it's on my visor in the truck. hope all is going good for you old pal
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 Post subject: Re: hey Ray Stout
PostPosted: March 4th, 2018, 6:10 pm 
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Thanks Don. I am not doing good right now. I am on dialysis three days each week. I also lost my wife to cancer in June. Hope you are doing fine. Shoot a coyote for me.


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 Post subject: Re: hey Ray Stout
PostPosted: March 4th, 2018, 7:29 pm 
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Tough as an old boot. Hang in there buddy.

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 Post subject: Re: hey Ray Stout
PostPosted: March 4th, 2018, 9:04 pm 
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Best wishes Ray. Similar to Don, I keep one of your floating smelts in the roof of my truck for good juju.

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 Post subject: Re: hey Ray Stout
PostPosted: March 5th, 2018, 9:43 am 
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really good to hear from you Ray, very sad to hear of your wife's passing, losing your life partner is awful and leaves you very lonely. well you have a bunch of really good folks who think the world of you and are always going to be in your corner. we won't be wading the gorge anymore but we did when we could and that's what counts. I'm not the ballarina wader that I used to be that's for sure. see ya bud
don


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 Post subject: Re: hey Ray Stout
PostPosted: March 5th, 2018, 10:33 am 
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Best of luck, Ray. Think No of you. I, too, have the floating Smelt you gave me at the FFIM Clave on the West Branch a few years ago as inspiration above my tying bench. Very sorry to read about the loss of your wife. Hang in there, my friend.

Dave M

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 Post subject: Re: hey Ray Stout
PostPosted: March 5th, 2018, 9:18 pm 
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geeze Ray, you should have rented those floating smelts to us, you'd have another pension coming in. you mean a ton to all of us old friend


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 Post subject: Re: hey Ray Stout
PostPosted: March 6th, 2018, 5:08 am 
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THANKS EVERYBODY FOR THE KIND COIMMENTS. I AM NOT READCY TO BE PUT IN THE GROUND YET. I AM JUST HANGING IN THERE.


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 Post subject: Re: hey Ray Stout
PostPosted: March 6th, 2018, 7:15 am 
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So sorry to hear of your wife's passing Ray. I wish you peace and improving health. Give it hell and here's to better days ahead.


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