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Started by Woolly Bugger, September 13, 2020, 08:28:51 AM

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Mudwall Gatewood 3.0

Pay no attention to #9 and #14 (spiders).  Someone was not paying attention in school.

But the others are indeed attractive.  Of the lot, #13, the Spiny Flower Mantis, would be my number 1.
 
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/offbeat/the-15-most-beautiful-insects-in-the-world/ss-AATPWDA?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=ee2e39d27b1b4b54b5a2750d159d3408#image=1

"Enjoy every sandwich."  Warren Zevon


Woolly Bugger

another case of crazy...
  • Woman
  • DWI
  • 8:36 a.m
  • 110 in a 65


Stokesdale woman charged with DWI, leading troopers on high-speed pursuit in Greensboro

V=At 8:36 a.m., troopers were on routine patrol near Joseph M. Bryan Boulevard and Holden Road in Greensboro when a trooper saw a speeding vehicle behind them.

Kimberly Smith Quate, 48, of Stokesdale, was driving south on Joseph M. Bryan Boulevard in a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant when she passed a marked State Highway Patrol vehicle, the release says.

Troopers say Quate was going 101 in a 65 mph zone.

A trooper tried to stop the vehicle, and a pursuit began.

The pursuit lasted around five minutes before Quate stopped her vehicle in a public area of Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro.

She was cited with multiple motor vehicle violations to include:



https://myfox8.com/news/north-carolina/greensboro/stokesdale-woman-charged-with-dwi-leading-troopers-on-high-speed-pursuit-in-greensboro/
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

trout-r-us

I'm impressed that an '03 Mitsubishi Galant could do 101 mph.  :o

Woolly Bugger

Quote from: trout-r-us on April 06, 2022, 08:48:31 AMI'm impressed that an '03 Mitsubishi Galant could do 101 mph.  :o



150 MPH!!!
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Trout Maharishi

#275
Quote from: Woolly Bugger on April 06, 2022, 07:39:01 AManother case of crazy...
  • Woman
  • DWI
  • 8:36 a.m
  • 110 in a 65


Stokesdale woman charged with DWI, leading troopers on high-speed pursuit in Greensboro

V=At 8:36 a.m., troopers were on routine patrol near Joseph M. Bryan Boulevard and Holden Road in Greensboro when a trooper saw a speeding vehicle behind them.

Kimberly Smith Quate, 48, of Stokesdale, was driving south on Joseph M. Bryan Boulevard in a 2003 Mitsubishi Galant when she passed a marked State Highway Patrol vehicle, the release says.

Troopers say Quate was going 101 in a 65 mph zone.

A trooper tried to stop the vehicle, and a pursuit began.

The pursuit lasted around five minutes before Quate stopped her vehicle in a public area of Wesley Long Hospital in Greensboro.

She was cited with multiple motor vehicle violations to include:



https://myfox8.com/news/north-carolina/greensboro/stokesdale-woman-charged-with-dwi-leading-troopers-on-high-speed-pursuit-in-greensboro/

Nothing like a little day drinking and a scenic drive.
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Thomas Sowell

Woolly Bugger

#276
One person is recovering after being rescued from the Smith River in the Ridgeway District in Henry County.

It happened around 5:20 p.m. on Sunday, April 10. That's when the 911 Center received a distress call from along the river. The initial report stated that someone was off the roadway and would an ATV would be needed to access that person. However, after the Ridgeway District Volunteer Rescue Squad arrived, they found the person was still on a rock in the river and needed swift water rescue.

https://www.wfxrtv.com/news/local-news/southside-virginia-news/one-recovers-after-water-rescue-from-smith-river-in-henry-county/


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The approximate location of where the person was rescued on Sunday evening

A person was rescued Sunday evening in a swift-water rescue operation in Henry County.
At around 5:20 p.m., emergency services were called to the 1000 block of Meeks Road for a person in distress.
Once first responders arrived, they say they walked into the woods and found the patient along the Smith River on a rock.

The Ridgeway District Volunteer Rescue Squad responded with units 600, 601, 631, 635, 636, and Boat6, which include an all-terrain vehicle.
Boat6 was launched into the river and found the patient was "immobilized," according to the Ridgeway rescue squad.

https://www.btw21.com/post/person-rescued-from-smith-river-in-henry-county


more detailed report in the Martinsville Bulletin

https://martinsvillebulletin.com/news/local/swift-river-rescue-unit-saves-person-on-smith-river/article_472813b8-b9b3-11ec-a95b-2ff876381672.html
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!


Woolly Bugger

#278
R.I.P.

Man fly fishing in Monroe County Pennsylvania found dead

State police say an 81-year-old man was fly fishing in the area of Brodhead Creek near Stroudsburg Sunday afternoon when he fell into the water.

The man was swept downstream while the victim's friend called emergency services.

https://www.wnep.com/article/news/local/monroe-county/fisherman-found-dead-in-monroe-county-philadelphia-man-stroudsburg-brodhead-creek-death-investigation/523-64a907c9-0872-4347-ac55-9c2905ed09eb
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Dee-Vo

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on May 23, 2022, 10:10:08 AMR.I.P.

Man fly fishing in Monroe County Pennsylvania found dead

State police say an 81-year-old man was fly fishing in the area of Brodhead Creek near Stroudsburg Sunday afternoon when he fell into the water.

The man was swept downstream while the victim's friend called emergency services.

https://www.wnep.com/article/news/local/monroe-county/fisherman-found-dead-in-monroe-county-philadelphia-man-stroudsburg-brodhead-creek-death-investigation/523-64a907c9-0872-4347-ac55-9c2905ed09eb

Sounds like the start of a John Galligan novel. Although disheartening, I can think of much worse ways to go than this.

Woolly Bugger

Quote from: Onslow on May 22, 2022, 19:21:03 PMhttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/piedmont-lithium-mine_n_62869f4be4b0933e7362d58c

This is worth reading.


ATACAMA DESERT, May 19 (Reuters) - On the white plains of Chile's lithium-rich Atacama desert, bright pink flamingos enliven the sprawling salt flats where sporadic blue pools provide much needed hydration.

But flamingo numbers are falling, with a new study linking this to the water extracted by mining firms to pump up brine filled with lithium, the metal used to make batteries for mobile phones, laptop computers and electric vehicles.

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/chiles-atacama-lithium-mining-stirs-fight-over-flamingos-2022-05-19/

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

Video: An Osoyoos rattlesnake hitches ride in Ferrari to Vancouver

Meet Enzo Ferrari, a Northern Pacific rattlesnake with a need for speed.

Last week, the rattlesnake hitched a ride from Spirit Ridge Lodge in Nk'Mip, Osoyoos to the Ferrari dealership in Vancouver.

The Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. Support Centre Helpline received a call about a snake spotted inside a Ferrari and they were sent a picture.


"To our surprise, a photo determined it wasn't a local Garter snake, but a Northern Pacific Rattlesnake," said the wildlife rescue.

https://www.saobserver.net/news/video-an-osoyoos-rattlesnake-hitches-ride-in-ferrari-to-vancouver/
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Woolly Bugger

Next construction phase of Dick and Willie Passage to begin next month

>>>HENRY COUNTY, VA – Trail enthusiasts will soon have more ground to cover as construction of Phase 6A of the Dick and Willie Passage will get underway next month.


Once the additional 1.75 miles is constructed, there will be approximately 9.5 miles of paved trail along the former railroad passage.


"The Dick and Willie Passage is an absolute gem for our community and we couldn't be more excited to start Phase 6A of the project," said Henry County Administrator Tim Hall. "Projects like these don't happen overnight. Our Board of Supervisors and community partners deserve credit for having the fortitude to see it to its completion."

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https://www.btw21.com/post/next-construction-phase-of-dick-and-willie-passage-to-begin-next-month
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!
me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.
My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

Onslow

It has been very dry in the upper Yadkin Valley lately with few pop up storms.  The pop up storms are the primary culprit for muddy flows.  The Yadkin is clear and low, prime conditions for fishing.  This should hold through the 4th. Those seeking solitude should avoid Elkin on the weekends.  It has turned into a major cluster over the years, much like the Dan.

There is an unofficial access at Rockford, and one can get out at Siloam on the NW side of the bridge, but it isn't easy.  Aforementioned section sees the least amount of use.  A camper from Shoals > Yadkinville Rd would not be a bad choice either. There is a couple miles of backwater ahead of the water intake dam a mile from the takeout.

Not sure how the river has been impacted by years of poor recruitment due to persistent high water.

Also, there is bridge construction at Rt. 67 so the access at East Bend is closed.

Ronbo

I have had reasonable success on the Yadkin so far this year.  Not a ton of fish, but quality fish.  I have caught more spotted bass than I would like, but they pull and will readily eat a clouser.  I agree that the next 10 days or so should be really good if we don't get any storms. I don't mind saying that I am fishing from Roaring river to Elkin and then also wading at Shoals.  Both areas seem to be producing about the same for me.

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