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Ramcatt
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#tarplife

Post by Ramcatt » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:28 pm

[report]
not really a report
just a collection of thoughts and photos from living in a trunk and under/on a tarp
blummers MTGrayling and I met up for a few days
MTG has his shit on lock down
blummers is still mildly hypothermic
i'm still hungry and scheming how i can do it all again

the rental place gave me a jeep with 4000 miles... mentioning that "it isn't even broken in yet".... yeah i'll take care of that
first thing i did was lay down the seats, open the hatch, and make sure i fit
i grabbed blummers from the amtrack without paying bail... luckily
we ran north, grabbed a $4.98 tarp from walmart, and hung out under a awning
got to meet Root for a few quick mins while he was trying his best to hold it all together
and then #tarplife began
blummers was skeptical and unsure if i was really serious or just fucking with him
but i rigged a taught tarp in the pouring rain
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the beauty is in the details
rod tubes increases the dry square footage and made for line storage as blummers ran an absurd 220ft double running line setup
the damn thing was tied down to anything solid
blummers was not impressed... here he is in deep thought
"this fucking dude is seriously going to sleep in the trunk of a car for 4nights... next to me"
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it poured
and glummer had his first night thrashing about like a madman
he also at that point realized that he forgot a sleeping bag, hat, pants, hoodie, rain jacket...ect
he did however bring 3 pairs of board shorts and 2 lightly starched oxfords
i woke up and he was sleeping fully dressed in waders

and the river was blown
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this is blummers happy face
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we found some better water and one of the most fucking absurd shit head guides I have ever run across

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blummers and his blue wizard staff
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we met up with MTG and did it all again

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blummer didn't do well with night #2 and after a tornado of thrashing

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i found him like this in the AM
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Best legal meal of the trip
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we got a nice day of sun and a consistent 1/2mile run to fish top to bottom

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then in this run which is no joke 300+ yards and 100 yards wide
we had a "famous" guide boober right down the middle... whatever
then he walks his boat back up and does it again... annoying
then walks it again and has his 2 clients swing the other side... OK
then fucking rows across the run and parks the boat between MTG (who's above) and me
and has both clients get out to swing
FUCK
I hear some yelling and pointing
guide tromps over to MTG... words were said
guide left

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i fished blue flies
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and caught 2 juvenile fish and this char
the damn thing hit hard, took the loop, and was the biggest tease

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Tarplife night 3 was a doozy
heavy front and winds came in
I locked her down and we lived it up in relative dryness

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the ground tarp acted as more of a pool liner
it was bad enough that blummers joined me in the trunk

next 2 days were running looking for water
ran into jessnuts and his buddy at a spot
we fished as hard as we could... blanked
cast
big mends
wait
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... get blown out

tarplife

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awninglife
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Re: #tarplife

Post by Adams » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:43 pm

Glad to see I'm not the only one who plans the accommodations . . . .poorly.
Can't wait to see more of the report.
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Re: #tarplife

Post by CarpeTructa » Wed Mar 18, 2015 10:58 pm

Hmm, I can see the decision making at work here. Standing at Walmart and deciding between a $15.98 four man tent or a $4.98 tarp and a dime bag. Excellent choice! :cool
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Re: #tarplife

Post by Snagly » Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:36 pm

This makes me feel so much better remembering all my past miserable trips. It actually could have been worse, and you just proved it. Hotels.com just got a revenue bump.

Thanks for sharing! :mrgreen:
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Re: #tarplife

Post by blumpkin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:02 am

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Thats not my happy face... That's the McStay Face. No tellin what I'm thinking...
Safe bet used to be Tits or Donuts.

We all thought the same thing all the time.
What the fuck am I gonna do if a 25# Sea Run Rainbow eats this ridiculous offering...

I begged and borrowed to make this trip and Kevin, Chris, Bill, Poon Dog and Maynard made it worth it.

To set my Drakian Che back in place, we left Chris with the 8wt VT2, it really shined on the trip.

I will host Intruder Bake 2016, with some help from Kevin, Chris and Bill.
Only requirement is an 8wt Spray Rod and at least one T14 tip 12' feet or greater.

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One of you guys included this with the Stinger Swap, it was just a hair too heavy, but damn it was Sexy.

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King Kong Tree, threw some of my best stuff in the branches to the right... Fucking killer structure.

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Pretty much everybody's favorite water on this trip... Which is saying something.

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If you waded any farther downstream than this spot on rising water...
You were damn lucky to get back to this spot.

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MTG's Driveway...

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Rammers...

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I had a Full Blown anxiety attack on Night 2
Night 3 was spent with my body submerged in water from the waist down, but I was more relaxed after the siezures from Night 2.

It actually went better than I could have ever hoped for.
I will fish for Coastal Steelhead every year, for the rest of my life. Sometimes you gotta go straight Hobo dirtbag, and that appeals to me.

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Rocking Skagit Bombs... Is what Rock and Roll is all about.



:cool :cool
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Re: #tarplife

Post by blumpkin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:49 am

"Find something you Love... And let it Kill you..."



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Re: #tarplife

Post by blumpkin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:33 am

Dispensary, where I bought illegal weed only to cross an imaginary boundary, stoned the whole time, and have it magically become Legal Weed.

This particular Dispensary, has never had a single occurrence, of consensual sex.

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Re: #tarplife

Post by blumpkin » Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:04 am

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"Dunno how this’ll go, I’ve been drinking since 2”
Travis.

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Re: #tarplife

Post by austrotard » Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:23 am

I did not know that peebs played the drums for sturgill.

and what do you think about thet.
we'll always have buffalo, sweet josh.

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Re: #tarplife

Post by chadroc » Thu Mar 19, 2015 7:12 am

great fucking shit here. and buk quote, which triples the greatness.
holding it down on the other side of the border

enjoy your catch (it died)

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Re: #tarplife

Post by slapshot » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:09 am

Damn that was nice.
I usually drop em in the grass and then fish out another cast or two while I wait for them to get tired enough to hold still - that way you can actually tell how long they are against the rod. - JT

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Re: #tarplife

Post by Zor » Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:18 am

Fucking splendid.
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