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Re: Yvon Chouinard Article

 by bigtj ¦  Mon Apr 16, 2007 8:57 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Yvon Chouinard Article ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 2307

MassBass,YC isn't a sellout, not what I was trying to say. A few of his former employees are/were. When he and Malinda (his wife) let loose of the management reigns in the early 90's it nearly put the company out of business. I was there, saw it happen. And I've seen their production philosophy and ...

Re: Yvon Chouinard Article

 by bigtj ¦  Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:30 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Yvon Chouinard Article ¦  Replies: 13 ¦  Views: 2307

I worked for YC at the Patagonia store in Ventura back in the '80's before Patagonia "sold out" and started making a lot of gear that is more fashion than function (they still make good stuff, but some of it is just stupid). Those were definitely "the days". He was fun to work for, a really good guy...

Re: one fish, forever

 by bigtj ¦  Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:36 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: one fish, forever ¦  Replies: 79 ¦  Views: 5345

Onchorynchus mykissHands down. Prefer the sea-run variety but the landlocked ones are pretty awesome, too.

Re: Hummus

 by bigtj ¦  Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:49 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Hummus ¦  Replies: 17 ¦  Views: 2267

I buy tahini at Safeway. Almost every grocery store has it. At least in Nevada and Colorado.Try hummus on toast for breakfast. The beans make you fart, but sure tastes good.

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Re: Think about it.....really, why do you fly fish?

 by bigtj ¦  Wed Apr 04, 2007 10:00 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Think about it.....really, why do you fly fish? ¦  Replies: 31 ¦  Views: 3181

Actually IFP I think you said it best, very well said. I totally agree with you on every point. The whole getting laid part is just for show.

Re: This may be the best website EVER......

 by bigtj ¦  Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:57 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: This may be the best website EVER...... ¦  Replies: 9 ¦  Views: 1606

Me too. Straight there. Then I got scared. And went back to a C.

Re: Think about it.....really, why do you fly fish?

 by bigtj ¦  Tue Apr 03, 2007 7:25 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Think about it.....really, why do you fly fish? ¦  Replies: 31 ¦  Views: 3181

Because I'm OCD and there is so much cool shit I NEED. You should see my fly boxes, definitely a cry for help.BTW great naturals hair biter I'll take a pair like that any day.

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Re: Sorry I forgot, Bubbs and T.Pie celebration without puss

 by bigtj ¦  Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:41 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Sorry I forgot, Bubbs and T.Pie celebration without puss ¦  Replies: 4 ¦  Views: 1528

600 posts and not a one worth reading.
Ouch. However, it's the truth.

Re: still willing to trade w/ you old guys

 by bigtj ¦  Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:33 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: still willing to trade w/ you old guys ¦  Replies: 40 ¦  Views: 3392

I have got to say that my 5 years in engineering school were way, way harder than working life. 60 hours of homework a week plus about another 20 hours of time in class (labs were 3 hours of lecture usually). My last semester of school I pulled 17 all-nighters, not because I wasn't working hard, but...

Re: I lost my virginity today...

 by bigtj ¦  Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:22 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: I lost my virginity today... ¦  Replies: 38 ¦  Views: 2886

Connor, Yeah I'm coming up this weekend. Shoot me an e-mail jrupp@watermc.com. Been so busy I haven't been thinking about the trip. I'll fill you in on details.Talk to you later,-JohnPS Articulated is right...now that the 'ol cheery's been popped it's time to take off the training wheels so to speak...

Re: I lost my virginity today...

 by bigtj ¦  Tue Mar 20, 2007 3:32 am ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: I lost my virginity today... ¦  Replies: 38 ¦  Views: 2886

Connor,About last year....Sorry man I couldn't help myself you deserved to use me as a punching bag ;) . I still laugh out loud about that fish I hooked on the 3rd cast of the day that was hilarious.Seriously I don't think anybody could be happier about your accomplishment than me..except, of course...

Re: Tresspassing

 by bigtj ¦  Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:28 pm ¦  Forum: General Discussion ¦  Topic: Tresspassing ¦  Replies: 10 ¦  Views: 1755

Exactly why I moved from Colorado to a state that has a reasonable stream use law. I hated the hassle, now I know if I can get inside the highwater mark I'm home free.

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