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15 hours ago, Mike Oliver said:

Chuck

 

I may get to the bucket before you. Waiting on a biopsy taken from my prostrate. MRI scan was not the best. Heh I am just doing what I do. Will deal with the diagnosis when I get it in the next few days. Just got home from a 3 day Trout trip to Clywedog Reservoir in Wales. Beautiful part of the world. 
Cape one day hopefully. But I am even more cranky these days. The drive to fish wins out against the drink and food and too much hanging in the garden with a nice cold one.

 

mike

Hopefully we will see you in June up this way.

Keep your spirits high.

Sending you good vibes.

Cheers

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4 hours ago, snapper1 said:

Hopefully we will see you in June up this way.

Keep your spirits high.

Sending you good vibes.

Cheers

Thank you. Flights booked for June 7 th. Plan is to come still. The docs won’t do anything for at least 8 weeks after the biopsy anyway due to the trauma it causes. Strangely enough my spirits are sky high. Sure I am concerned but  Can’t put life on hold whilst waiting on medical reports.

Need to get some strung white saddle heckle feathers to tye the Deceivers. Only 5 weeks to get the job done. Looking forward to seeing you in the far north in our second week. I will bring my new spey rod to have a swing in the inlet by the bridge. That will be a blast. My diet should allow me to get into my wet suit again so the sand bar is now doable. I did it at night last year but did not venture very far out on it. Still caught a shed load of nice fish.

Dont forget Sauvé’s Game Changers he tired for me.

 

Mike

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1 hour ago, Mike Oliver said:

Thank you. Flights booked for June 7 th. Plan is to come still. The docs won’t do anything for at least 8 weeks after the biopsy anyway due to the trauma it causes. Strangely enough my spirits are sky high. Sure I am concerned but  Can’t put life on hold whilst waiting on medical reports.

Need to get some strung white saddle heckle feathers to tye the Deceivers. Only 5 weeks to get the job done. Looking forward to seeing you in the far north in our second week. I will bring my new spey rod to have a swing in the inlet by the bridge. That will be a blast. My diet should allow me to get into my wet suit again so the sand bar is now doable. I did it at night last year but did not venture very far out on it. Still caught a shed load of nice fish.

Dont forget Sauvé’s Game Changers he tired for me.

 

Mike

I'll be there 15th to 24th.

Don't rush yourself tying too many flies. I've got plenty of fish catching stuff...

Cheers

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22 hours ago, Suave said:

@Mike Oliver Mike, as Martin, sending you good vibes and wishing you the best.

 

And reminding you: don't leave home without the GameChangers as you did last year! LOL 

 

Pierre  

Thank you. This year the Game Changers are already placed into my fly box.

 

I have biopsy results this Monday.

 

mike

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On 4/24/2024 at 10:11 PM, flysully said:

Yes, Mike, an "incredible value" but, for some, this excellent first week of June in Chatham can be so productive for bass that, after two seasons fishing it alone w/o a guide but with reference spots here on SOL, we two feel it can be done alone by a flyfisher, yes, flyfisher, at the Cape/Chatham/Refuge during the first two wks of June w/o a guide if those who'd like to try this area but are hesitant or not able to finance a guide fee, it can be done. Shore fishermen at Chatham are so friendly. Lots of shoreline to fish. Maybe those who would just like to fish Chatham but not feel they need to rent accomodations might feel this is of help. Striper spring fishing all over the N/E coast is just so good first two wks of June, that, for all of us, choose a location and just fish:))

I totally agree. The Cape for a first time visitor Flyfisherman is about as good as it gets. The marks are easy to get to and not physically challenging in the main.

 

What Peter has on offer is unique. I have visited Peter and his crew and they are an exceptional group of people. They catch a lot of fish to.

 

mike

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Hoping for the best results for you also. Every man is different but I went through this two years ago. Treatments for me weren't that comfortable but that that bad either. Pretty close to normal good life for me. You can get through this and continue on. Good luck on your trip . Sounds like you will be in good company.

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SO many good wishes for you, Mike Oliver, from all of us flyfishers who love and admire you, especially, on Monday, when you meet with your cancer specialist nurse with your test results. We can see you're exhibiting a "strong/positive" demeanor re your condition and we hope your meeting with nurse and you will lead to a comfortable and positive resolution end treatment.

Rooting for you, Mikehy!

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On 4/28/2024 at 5:19 PM, Mike Oliver said:

Thank you. It means a lot to me.

 

mike

Mike will give ya prays at Sunday mass .

 

The other Chuck :wave:

 

  If it has fins i want to catch it 

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On 4/28/2024 at 2:19 PM, Mike Oliver said:

Thank you. It means a lot to me.

 

mike

Sir, try not to project.  Stay in the moment. I have prostate cancer on top of a very virulent blood cancer. They've controlled the prostate cancer with drugs that took it to nothing, after threatening radiation.  It's one of the easier cancers to overcome. I DO NOT say that lightly, it's scary stuff, just have fun and enjoy yourself and work with the docs to give you high quality of life. This will be my 5th striper season dealing with it.  It can be done, and will be done in your case. Catch some cows. 

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On 4/24/2024 at 9:53 PM, coldsurf said:

I had emergency colostomy surgery in September which saved my life.  There has been much pain.  I had the “bag” for seven months and just recently had the stoma removed.  What has kept me going was the thought of fishing when I got better.  Trust me, I will not be throwing any plugs out front.  I have found that both Winter and Summer Flounder (bait and wait) are my new exotics and pelagics.  I am happy and I am fishing.  My prayer for you that you can find peace and happiness whatever your circumstances are.  I know I have.

coldsurf,

 

Thank you so much for your prayers and support. I wanted to reply sooner but connection to SOL has been difficult the last few days.

I am now awaiting reports from scans. 

I apologise if I have missed anyone with my thanks. 
 

Best wishes

 

Mike

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