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Jun 19, 2001
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redd

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redd (red)

verb tr.: 1. To set in order. 2. To clear.

[From Middle English redden, to clear, to put in order.]

noun: The spawning area or nest of a fish, especially a trout or a salmon.

[Origin unknown.]

"Stalking steelhead on shallow-water redds is a lesson in patience and accurate casting. A noisy footfall or the splash of hurried wading can spook these fish."
Dave Richey, Steelhead Gives Ride of Lifetime, The Detroit News, Apr 22, 2001.

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We should manage our fortunes as we do our health - enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity. -Francois de La Rochefoucauld, writer (1613-1680)

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