The 21st annual Sowbug Roundup will be held next week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Baxter County Fairgrounds. This is the premier fly-tying show in the south and one of the top fly-tying shows in the United States. The show is put on by North Arkansas Fly Fishers, our local fly-fishing club, which is affiliated with Fly Fishers International. The hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Admission is only $5 per person with children under 12 for free.
It was Rejuvenation Sunday last weekend on the three major American golf tours. The world’s top men linksters were south of the border competing in the World Golf Championships’ Mexico Championship. The over-50 golfers on the Champions Tour teed it up in the Cologuard Classic in Tucson. The women of the LPGA Tour were on the other side of the world playing in the big-money HSBC Women’s World Championships in Singapore.
This winter, I have busied myself on cold, nasty days by maintaining my fishing gear. As the weather warms, I will get busy and not have time to do this. Often during busy season, the broken gear is set aside for later repair. I have so much gear I can do this and keep fishing. Due to my Scots Irish heritage, I am thrifty and want to repair my gear rather than replace it. I buy good gear that lasts a long time as long as it is properly maintained. It is more economical in the long run.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
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