Author Archives: fsutroutbum

About fsutroutbum

I'm an original fidget spinner! I enjoy being active, snowshoeing, skiing, fishing, hunting, hiking and the outdoors. I love to read and travel with my spouse. Life is short so don't waste it.

HONEY, I’M HOME

In order to retire well, we need to plan, not just for our finances, but for our entire life: marriage, hobbies, health, etc. Continue reading

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TALKING TURKEY

  Even though it is January and the snow is covering the ground, my thoughts began to drift towards spring and turkey season.  Wild turkeys are an example of a successful program by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. In … Continue reading

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THREE MISTRESSES

I have to finally admit it there are three mistresses in my life.  As when I sleep they haunt me with their siren sounds.   I think of them when I am awake and long for them when we are … Continue reading

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DIY POWER MITER TABLE

MITER SAW WORK TABLE One of my most used tools is my power miter. Most of my projects require the use of this tool especially for cutting 2×4’s, trim, etc. The problem with a power miter is that they do … Continue reading

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FLY FISHING IS NOT DIFFICULT PART 3

FLY FISHING IS NOT DIFFICULT PART 3 Over the last two sections I covered rods, reels, lines and flies. Now I’ll wrap it up with accessories and casting. There are four items that I consider necessities and they are a … Continue reading

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FLY FISHING MADE EASY PART 2

FLY FISHING IS NOT DIFFICULT PART 2 In the prior post I talked about rods, reels and fly line and now I will deal with backing, leaders and flies. Backing is the line you first put on your reel.  Fly … Continue reading

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FLY FISHING MADE EASY PART 1

FLY FISHING IS NOT DIFFICULT  Part 1 My introduction to fly fishing began when I was in middle school shortly after dinosaurs no longer ruled the earth.  A neighbor whose lawn I cut in the summer and whose drive I … Continue reading

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