Just got back from Duvall

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Olive bugger, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. Greg Armstrong

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    A few chapters back in this thread, I was commenting on how much I miss the old days in "Doo-vawll" when the Big Rock was still "in" the middle of the road, the Silver Spoon was still in the old Grange Hall on Main St., and the old growth stumps had whiskey stills carved out of them.
    But does anyone know if there are still those little "A" frame rooster huts, each with it's own cock rooster chained to it- just out of reach of the neighboring rooster? Used to come across those on occasion off some of the old dirt roads in outlying Doo-vawll. I figured they must be steeped in local tradition and must have been a cottage industry practicing their craft in developing fine hackles for tying flies.
    Just reminiscing the quaintness of it all, are there any of those left - or has Doovawll gone totally cosmopolitan and upscale on us in the decades since I lived "out there"??
     
  2. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    I wouldn't exactly call it cosmopolitan but Its pretty much suburbia surrounding Duvall until you get a few miles out. I haven't seen the A frame rooster huts since they really cracked down on cock fighting. Used to be a lot of them up near Marysville.

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  3. Olive bugger

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    I feel so cheated. I wanted to drive over to the auto parts store and get a new battery for my pickmeup truck. Well, being pro active, I thought I would call and make certain that they had one in stock for my truck. After all, it is an 82 model. Well, the fellow on the line didn't think they had one in stock and while we were discussing my options, his computer went south. Blew up. Zip, gone.


    Sooo, I didn't get to visit the city today. Bummer!
    Maybe tomorrow. :(
     
  4. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    DOO-vall needs to establish a cock-fighting league. Lots of folks within the city limits keep chickens, so really--what's the difference? We could do it for charity.
     
  5. Ron McNeal

    Ron McNeal Life's good!

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    That "industry" was "off-shored" to Bremerton.
     
  6. Tim Cottage

    Tim Cottage Formerly tbc1415

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    I may have an old set of spurs around here somewhere.

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  7. KerryS

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    I got permanently 86ed from the Duvall tavern for riding my Harley in the back door and crashing into some bar stools. Needless to say I already had a few drinks before I got there. This happened about 30 years ago.
     
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  8. Porter

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    Ah...only in a true american small town, hard workers, hard players, and numerous young beautiful single women.
     
  9. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    That is a good place for it. Besides there is nothing there. I know because I grew up there
     
  10. Porter

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    But there was the 'Bremaloes'...that is what they referred to as their local women back in the mid 80's. ;)
     
  11. Greg Armstrong

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    Probably scared the hell out of that big lizard they had caged up in there. Looked like a baby T. Rex.
    I'd forgotten about it until you brought it up Kerry; "tavern", "Doo-vawll", "30years ago~" slowly brings back a few more memories.
    Is that thing still there?
     
  12. PT

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    A couple half hitches is my guess.

    Tow a car? Half hitch.
    Drag a rock? Half hitch.
    Leash for dog? Half hitch.
    Woman to the hitching post? Half hitch.
    Tippet to fly? 2 half hitches.
     
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  13. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I was there before the mid 80's, mid 70's, and mid 60's. I was there in the early parts of the 50's.
     
  14. Olive bugger

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    Was going to go to Duvall today, but it was cloudy. Didn't feel like I wanted to risk it. Maybe tomorrow. The sun did come out, but only for about 30 seconds and then took a hike.
     
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    Are there any good hikes in Duvall? I have never hiked in Duvall but am willing.