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By stratabass
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I've fished with a couple (that I know of) board members in the past, and casually know a couple of others. I guess when you get called "fuck face" it's time to poke your head in the door.

I didn't grow up in the desert, but currently live in one. Not by choice, but in your 30s, a man's gotta work. Like a lot of you, I listen to Earle, McMurtry, Son Volt, etc., eat red meat, and drink beer. Though I've moved away from it, this is my "home" river:

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I try to get back each Spring to float it for three days

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Desert smallmouth may not be the norm, but I'm happy they call it home

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I'd rather drink a bottle, but sometimes you have to make due with cans

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Usual ribeyes for the fire

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Kayaks are better, but canoes carry more. Plus, if you eat it, it's a true yard sale. (I took the pic; didn't live it)

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Where I live is much drier (4" of rain last year). There are mountains close, but to fish, I drive 140 miles to this

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It wouldn't be much in Idaho, but here, it's gold. The fish aren't huge. This is about average, and though introduced (obviously), do self-sustain on some level. There are some bigger Browns, but I never seem to take pictures of them.

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Or, I can drive 7+ hours to get to the nearest river most of you guys have heard of to fish with tiny crap. There is a sz 26 dry in there somewhere

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Every summer I make frequent trips to the Rockies. Drive up and car camp for a week or so at a time. (sometimes I do carry a pack and spend the night thinking about cheeseburgers)

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Like to hike up stuff like this

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To get to this

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For these guys

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Have one river, actually a Spring Creek, that I make a point to spend a few days on every August

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Has some nice fish and they don't mind 0x

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Some other places for these guys (my fish-not in Colorado ;)

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This is the only fish I've ever caught on a Double Bunny

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If I could, yep

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And this

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-Jim
Last edited by stratabass on Fri Feb 10, 2012 8:20 am, edited 2 times in total.
By JoshO
#446845
Desert Smallies... I gotta give you a pass.

Welcome aboard.

Josh
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By Pancho Rancho
#446846
I'm with J.O. Good stuff all around.
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By fatman
#446847
good stuff...

...and nice job of flying under the radar
for 2 months without gettin' flamed... :wink
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By ScottP
#446853
All the boxes checked off, plus you were always a decent guy on other forums. Like the pup, too.
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By Mangina
#446860
Lab with its eyes closed on top of pile of ducks won it for me

Very cool shot!
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By AftonAngler
#447019
Shit man...that's alright by me :cool

Welcome aboard :sucks

You get to hold the fart bag for Bob White and some other fellows who are beyond excellent around here...it's a pretty sound gig and a fast track to some way more illustrious positions. Keep up the excellent work.

:cool

Seriously good intro...that white happy lab is priceless :Roll Eyes

Carry on...

:cool
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By BaileyBoy
#447020
ScottP wrote:All the boxes checked off, plus you were always a decent guy on other forums. Like the pup, too.
x2 the Pup. :cool
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By Transylwader
#447022
Fuckin pull in bru.
By Eider
#447033
Clear, concise, cohesive, and coherent. That is how it's done.

But then again, I've flown under the radar for 6 years, so how should I know?
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By Kyner
#447037
I know of this guy from another universe and he is good peoples.
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By shunned
#447040
show us your watch.
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