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    Man, dealing with snakes and bears is one thing but now we have to deal with bad singers all over the woods. This may be getting out of hand.

    I just told my wife that I was going to have to get some ear plugs to add to my fly fishing stuff. I really liked this wife, too.......
    David

    "My Biggest worry is that when I'm dead and gone, my wife will sell my fly-fishing gear for what I said I paid for it."

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    Default Slow Fishing Partner

    I am 43 and in reasonably good shape. My fishing partner is 66 or 67, bad knees and senile. I always make sure he carries the food. I haven't had any problems with bears...
    Chris McCarthy

    Many go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.
    - Henry David Thoreau

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    Bears,

    never had a problem with them, coons, now that is a bear of a different color, I don't care how high, how far between trees you hang your pack, if you spend enough time in the backcountry you will get a backpack devoured. I got a fine one I can show you Happened in 1996 back near Bone Valley area on Hazel Creek.

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    Default Ouch!

    Chris, that's just cold! Effective but cold.

    Pete, don't be getting any ideas; you gotta carry your own food, man. And I'm definitely hitting the treadmill - don't want to be the designated bear bait.
    Charlie B

    His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me.
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    Here is some good advice about bears:

    http://crunks.com/uploads/images/neat-pictures/2.gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elk riverrat View Post
    Bears,

    never had a problem with them, coons, now that is a bear of a different color, I don't care how high, how far between trees you hang your pack, if you spend enough time in the backcountry you will get a backpack devoured. I got a fine one I can show you Happened in 1996 back near Bone Valley area on Hazel Creek.

    Being from the South, I always bring a "Coon Huntin' Monkey" with me (Jerry Clower reference).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccmmcc View Post
    I am 43 and in reasonably good shape. My fishing partner is 66 or 67, bad knees and senile. I always make sure he carries the food. I haven't had any problems with bears...

    A little left over bacon grease always works wonders...It's also great when mother in laws are along for the trip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccmmcc View Post
    I am 43 and in reasonably good shape. My fishing partner is 66 or 67, bad knees and senile. I always make sure he carries the food. I haven't had any problems with bears...
    that is kind of what i do.im also 43 and my dad is 68.im taking him into cataloochee april 1st.i figure i can out run him. always helps to have a model T pulling up the rear.

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    Default Opps!

    My bad, thought this thread read, "BEER" don't know if I can help on "BEAR matters!

    Cheers!
    Brett

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fishermansfly View Post
    My bad, thought this thread read, "BEER" don't know if I can help on "BEAR matters!

    Cheers!
    Brett


    you could give them a shot of some honeydew vine water and commence them to do the "bear dance". Two sniffs, a snort, a fly, a turn and a grunt; and it was so simple like the jitterbug it plumb evaded me.

    of course, I'm not sure Jimmy Buffett has had much experiences with bears.



    But seriously, I'd say carry a can of bear spray with you. Probably your best bet, but then again, you probably don't have to worry.
    "I've got to stop wishin, I've got to go fishin"

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