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Fly Fishing Northern Virginia

Can anyone recommend a stream/river/lake or two within an hour of Leesburg, VA to go fly fishing this weekend? Push comes to shove I'll just drive up to Harper's Ferry and wade into the Potomac, but something a bit more secluded and slower flowing would be better.
posted by ish__ on Sep 13, 2013 - 2 answers

 

How bad is air travel for the climate, really?

I'd like to better understand the climate impact of flying, as someone who flies quite a lot but in a rather unusual manner. [more inside]
posted by mai on Jul 24, 2013 - 8 answers

Go Fly a Kite

What is the easiest-to-fly kite that I can buy? I want to walk into a field with my five-year-old and fly with as little skill, experience and effort as possible. I'm seriously considering just "flying" a helium balloon, but that's cheating. What's one step removed from that?
posted by Cool Papa Bell on Apr 12, 2012 - 22 answers

Kill my bugs.

What are these bugs living around my plant, how do I get rid of them, and will they hurt my cats? Photos inside. [more inside]
posted by kthxbi on Feb 6, 2012 - 8 answers

the movie songs

Where can I get the chords of a song taken from Night of the Hunter ? [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Feb 2, 2012 - 2 answers

How many Watts before a swat?

How is it that a tiny housefly has enough energy to drive me mad by flying around my house for an hour or more? How long could it keep going?
posted by rongorongo on Jan 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Shoo fly, don't bother me. I don't need your company.

Can you help me identify these little flies? [more inside]
posted by unliteral on Dec 23, 2011 - 11 answers

Web resources for student pilots.

Student Pilot Filter: can you recommend web resources for a student pilot: forums, blogs, podcasts, websites. (Et cetera.) [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Dec 14, 2011 - 2 answers

"I believe I can flyyyyyy, I believe I can touch the sky," without a kid who looks just like me having identification. True?

Do very young children (she's 20 months) need--as in absolutely required, not simply 'discretionary,' 'recommended,' or 'helpful'--any sort of identification in order to board a domestic U.S. flight and fly in a parent's lap? [more inside]
posted by resurrexit on Aug 31, 2011 - 14 answers

It moves like a robot

What is this amazing little insect / fly / creature that appeared on my magazine? [more inside]
posted by Hartham's Hugging Robots on Jul 29, 2011 - 21 answers

Can you scratch a person through the Internet?

Does anyone know of any good home or drugstore remedies for horrendously itchy bug bites? [more inside]
posted by deep thought sunstar on Jul 24, 2011 - 49 answers

I'dl ike to renounce my title as 'Lord of the Flies'

I have a housefly infestation. Fly paper isn't working. Help? [more inside]
posted by calcetina on Apr 5, 2011 - 15 answers

Adirondack Fly Fishing

What are some good fly-fishing rivers/lakes in the Adirondacks that have a nice hike to get too?
posted by Direwolf on Mar 21, 2011 - 3 answers

The Original Soma

Are these Amanita muscaria mushrooms? [more inside]
posted by Tube on Nov 15, 2010 - 14 answers

Do we want a car to visit Philadelphia?

Do we need a car for a four day visit to Philadelphia? [more inside]
posted by arabelladragon on Sep 19, 2010 - 17 answers

Dried Venus Fly Trap?

Where can I procure dried venus fly trap? Not extract, not the live plant - just the dried organic herb.
posted by watercarrier on Aug 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Buzz buzz, your blood is delicious!

We have a mosquito/fly problem, but we live in the city. Help! [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Aug 17, 2010 - 9 answers

Oh to Bee a Fly in the lettuce!!

Insect Identification: Is this a bee or a fly? What kind? [more inside]
posted by SLC Mom on May 10, 2010 - 10 answers

What is this car?!

What car is featured in the music video for The Offspring's Pretty Fly For a White Guy? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Dec 10, 2009 - 2 answers

How to get our weather balloon floating again? How to get it taking pictures?

How to repair a weather balloon, in the context of aerial photography? How to do aerial photography at all? [more inside]
posted by Tufa on Oct 21, 2009 - 8 answers

Shoe Fly, Don't Bother Me, or Mike Tyson?

Why aren't tiny insects killed by the impact of a swatting hand? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Sep 3, 2009 - 11 answers

How to chose fly fishing rod and reel for beginning fisherman?

How hard is it to tie on backing, fly line and leader on a fly fishing rod for a novice ( but handy)fly fisherman? [more inside]
posted by Twinedog on Aug 20, 2009 - 7 answers

What are these bugs coming out at night and why do they die so fast?

What are these bugs coming out at night and why do they die so fast? [more inside]
posted by rintako on May 21, 2009 - 8 answers

I need her back here to do stuff yo

My boss urgently needs a flight out from Barcelona Girona airport to Glasgow tonight. ANyone got a direct number for the airport that will allow me to book her one?
posted by By The Grace of God on Apr 16, 2009 - 9 answers

Close your barn door!

I need some fun and creative euphemisms for telling someone his/her fly is open. [more inside]
posted by amyms on Mar 26, 2009 - 39 answers

How do I ask a company to fly my company out for a meeting?

A very large media company is interested in talking to my small, three-person start-up. They're in LA, we're in NYC. How do we gently ask them to fly us out for a meeting? Or should we pay our own way? Not to be picky, but: as interesting as theoretical answers might be, I'm really looking for advice from someone who's been in a similar situation, and how they handled it. Thanks!
posted by Damn That Television on Mar 19, 2009 - 8 answers

Pain while flying?

Why do I get a pain in my torso when I fly? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Oct 13, 2008 - 10 answers

Flying a dog cross country?

Flying a dog cross country? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 16, 2008 - 6 answers

If you believe in climate change, is it wrong to drive or fly?

If you believe climate change is real, bad, and man-made: does that mean it's wrong to take a flight or drive a car? Are there any reasonable excuses?
posted by MetaMonkey on Jan 28, 2008 - 24 answers

Flapping fly

How can I get the fly of my jeans to stop folding open and exposing the zipper? [more inside]
posted by k8lin on Oct 19, 2007 - 9 answers

Zoooom...significantly slower?

How long did it take to fly from London (England) to Tokyo (Japan) in 1973? For bonus points how much did it cost? Were there differences between the airlines at the time?
posted by satisam on Aug 31, 2007 - 4 answers

Banishing greenfly

I want to eat my chillies before the greenfly do. How do I keep them away? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jun 27, 2007 - 6 answers

What bit me?

What is this insect that bit me? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow on May 30, 2007 - 15 answers

Can you identify this strange plant?

Can you identify this strange plant? [more inside]
posted by Mr. Gunn on Apr 28, 2007 - 4 answers

Fly Flying.

Imagine, if you will, that you are driving down the road at at least 60km/h or more. There is a fly sitting on your dashboard. Suddenly the fly lifts off... what happens next? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Aug 10, 2006 - 24 answers

Are there places with giant indoor fans that blow you into the air?

Are there recreational places with giant indoor fans that blow you up into the air and give you a simulated indoor experience of flying -- or did I just dream this idea? I can't remember...
posted by shivohum on Jul 27, 2006 - 12 answers

Do I need to worry about maggots in my apartment?

Do I need to worry about maggots in my apartment? [more inside]
posted by TheIrreverend on Jun 13, 2006 - 8 answers

Can someone fly internationally with a bench warrant?

I wish to take a business trip to Japan next week and I wish to take my new girlfriend. She tells me shes afraid to go because she has a bench warrant out for her. if I take her to the airport will they check this and arrest her? [more inside]
posted by geengi on Apr 2, 2006 - 24 answers

Fly ID

Can you identify this waspy fly? [more inside]
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium on Mar 27, 2006 - 7 answers

Moving! To sell or not to sell the truck?

MOVING! I am moving to Seattle in May. I have an old truck and a 14 hour drive. Do I sell the truck and fly? [more inside]
posted by freudianslipper on Mar 28, 2005 - 12 answers

house flies

I'm having a problem with house flies. [mi] [more inside]
posted by FunkyHelix on Jan 14, 2005 - 10 answers

All Around the World

Any of you guys have experience with RTW (round the world) air travel tickets? Any particular ones to recommend? I have been looking into STA off and on, and several other options have been uncovered. But it seems all the data I can find is depressingly out of date. I tried futzing around on this webboard, but, not knowing much at all about airports, pro-level flying, and the like, I was incredibly intimidated to the point of "not knowing where to start." [more inside]
posted by oog on Jul 12, 2004 - 10 answers

How do you let someone know in public that their zipper is down?

What do you do if you see someone with their fly unzipped in public? I spotted a well-dressed man this morning on the subway with his fly down and I felt like I wanted to warn him before he headed into work. But what, if anything, should I say? XYZPDQ (examine your zipper pretty darn quick)? Something else?
posted by megnut on Dec 12, 2003 - 31 answers

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