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Re: Mongolia Drake Bake?

 by hotspur ¦  Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:38 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Mongolia Drake Bake? ¦  Replies: 78 ¦  Views: 4629

Explanation of the arrest ( The Arrest Click on the video icon under the pic of the fly fisherman): The fishing camps on the Kola Peninsula are always fighting amongst each other, trying to procure more and better space, including space for fly-out "wilderness" camps (though wilderness is a pretty r...

Re: Mongolia Drake Bake?

 by hotspur ¦  Fri Apr 21, 2006 11:47 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Mongolia Drake Bake? ¦  Replies: 78 ¦  Views: 4629

DIY Mongolia: Every year I fish with a group of guys on a DIY trip. And they've fished Mongolia. (If you want info I can get the contact info for you.) You'll prolly need one Russian or Chinese speaker in your group. And of course bring your Drakian sense of humor. Last year, I got arrested in the a...

Re: This shit makes me sick.

 by hotspur ¦  Tue Feb 21, 2006 11:38 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: This shit makes me sick. ¦  Replies: 53 ¦  Views: 4173

Slave,n I plead not guilty. I had all permits, etc., but got caught in a range war between the major fishing camps (was a campless, independent fisherman). I was detained a day then had to pay 30 bucks for a visa violation (they were desperate) and then released. A friendly helicopter (from the same...

Re: This shit makes me sick.

 by hotspur ¦  Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:38 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: This shit makes me sick. ¦  Replies: 53 ¦  Views: 4173

I don't seem to make it a habit like the rest of you, but I got arrested fishing where I wasn't supposed to this summer. And there was a national news crew along to record it. Since that, it's been a real source of pride.Go to this link, click on the video icon beneath the picture of the fly fisherm...

Re: Anyone from...

 by hotspur ¦  Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:45 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Anyone from... ¦  Replies: 9 ¦  Views: 1891

Bridgeport? Housatonic? There's two or three hours driving between the two, isn't there? Bridgeport is where you get murdered on your way to West Cornwall to fish the Housatonic.

Re: Backpacking rod?

 by hotspur ¦  Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:19 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Backpacking rod? ¦  Replies: 25 ¦  Views: 3637

Unfortunately there aren't many companies are making a 3pc rod these days.n WT There's a Scandinavian company called Vision which actually refuses to make any two-piece rods at all. And in their catalog, the fishermen smoke cigarettes. In that sense, it's a Drakian kind of company. And the rods are...

Re: Backpacking rod?

 by hotspur ¦  Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:47 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Backpacking rod? ¦  Replies: 25 ¦  Views: 3637

I don't get the wonder of five-piece rods. I do a decent amount of backpacking, and I like the beauty of three-piece and four-piecers, because you can lash the tube right on your pack, not down inside where it takes up space where you might cram in a bottle of whiskey.Don't spend the extra for a "pa...

Re: How do I become a Captain?

 by hotspur ¦  Mon Feb 06, 2006 11:14 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: How do I become a Captain? ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 2692

Thanks for the advice, you scallywags. Thought you'd like to know I passed my Captain's exam this morning. Got a 94%, because I said sheep shank when I should have answered bowline. And I guess I did respond "Damn the torpedos" a few times when I didn't know the answer. Oh, well, even old seadogs ca...

Re: Where is my magazine?

 by hotspur ¦  Wed Feb 01, 2006 1:08 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Where is my magazine? ¦  Replies: 2309 ¦  Views: 177411

Whaddya mean "...nothing to do with fishing." That post has everything to do with fishing.

Re: Need some reads

 by hotspur ¦  Wed Feb 01, 2006 12:49 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Need some reads ¦  Replies: 23 ¦  Views: 2784

Hooray for Colin Rich. Where'd you come across Christopher Alexander? I read TIMELESS WAY OF BUILDING and now I'm reading A PATTERN LIFE or something like that. Shows you just how screwed up the way we build is. That man talks all sorts of sense. But doesn't seem anybody listens. But what kind of we...

Re: How do I become a Captain?

 by hotspur ¦  Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:04 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: How do I become a Captain? ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 2692

Dunno, Brookiewookie. 40 is a disappoinment. So far, I've resisted the temptation of manufacturing a midlife crisis. I don't even want a red sportscar. Guess I could fish more, but I fish a lot already. I could use more money, but I've got all the fly rods I need. (Sorry, I don't want to own a spey ...

Re: How do I become a Captain?

 by hotspur ¦  Mon Jan 30, 2006 2:13 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: How do I become a Captain? ¦  Replies: 16 ¦  Views: 2692

Love that cheerleader site, BrookieWookie. Makes me recall an old cheer from high school ("Wild and Free, Class of '83," by the way):We've got spirit, yes we do, we've got spirit, how 'bout YOU?

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