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By Transylwader
#608859
[report]Finally cracked the nod from a fellow Drakian a few months ago to attend a tour of Maine. I am a piss poor listener and reader and completely read outside of the lines when I was told there are no fish. Really...how thee fukk. The seafood, beer consumption, camaraderie and visuals more than made up for the lack of pisces in hand.




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Managed to sneak out of RDU relatively unscathed by an impending storm that would dump for 12 days straight.

Philthydelfia at sunrise

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Jetted up north a day after I arrived.

This is truly God's Country

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SOBF almost wrecked his car with me flailing my arm and screaming STOOOP so I could take pix of some unusual deers. Fukkin cool.

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We stopped at his brothers compound on the top of a mountain deep in the heart of Appalachia. The man drawer in the fridge.

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Ain't nothing like a 5400sq ft barn made like a bomb shelter. Suppose you gotto get the engineering aspects right or that thang would get blown off the mountain in crazy winds and driving weather.

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Porno wagon

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Fishless places

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Headed out dack early to chase supposed brook trouts. A moose almost ran into the car and I about shat myself.

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Something about travelling across the country to meet with someone you "met online" and then you end up in a creepy place thinking, is this dude gonna. Ah fukk it, never mind. Just fish :cool

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Something about catching a foot long brookie on a 3" long meatball streamer. We don't got that in Western Cackalacky.

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Ain't nothing like grabbing a lobster roll for brekkie

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Pointed the car in the opposite direction so I could see where the fabled Appalachian Trail terminates (or begins)

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Which one of you Drakians drives this Trustafarian fagon?

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Looking more like my kinda gnarly rough terrain, alas, it's fifty times the size of those punelines I fish. That water was jetting through that canyon at 2200cfs!

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I dig Maine, 3 30packs of Pabst. Solid

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SOBF's photo taking skills rubbed off on when as I was in a stupor trying to shoot the eclipse and "blood moon"

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Shoulda borrowed Steelrain's spray pole, fukk me that is some big ass water

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The local connecting with his first Sammie of the trip.

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Even selfies had an SOBFesque touch

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Pune sammie (I don't give a fukk what SOBF says, thems thar is brown trout on meth)

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Ah yes, the new symbol of America - Entitlement. Had a chat with a bloke the prior night. Tells me that this fukko eagle stole his sammie as he was about to land it.

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I suppose us non-entitled asshats are pigs for punishment. Chris going for round two as the Eagle watches for his next freebie :bullshit

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Lone trooper surveys the washing machine

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Pabst Cemetary (one afternoons takings)

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Obligatory salute

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The cornerstone of every Drakian trip

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Meanwhile back in Portland, the 10" of rain that dumped at my ranch had made it's way north. Glad I can be of service.

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Tourist vistas

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I took great pleasure in killing these three Mainers for my fishless week.

But as in most things in life, and as Arnie once famously proclaimed, I'll be [strike]black[/strike]back!

Cheers to the folks who made this event possible. It did not sukk! :smile[/report]
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By SLSS
#608861
Well damn. The SOBF School of Hospitality. :cool
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By yard4sale
#608864
Brilliant! Great reportage.
3 30packs of Pabst
So like a 12er of beer then?
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By SLSS
#608865
yard4sale wrote:
So like a 12er of beer then?
Metric 6 pack
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By Spicytuna
#608869
I wish I was there just for the accents.

Great trip boys thanks for sharing a place that has no fish
#608873
I'm going up there in 9 days to meet another drakian. Thanks for pumping me up even more.
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By pxatim
#608897
shock-loop wrote:Too bad you guys don't drink.. maybe a beer would take the edge off and help you relax

Looks like a fantastic crew you have yourself there. :cool
Too bad you can't take a hint.

Get the fuck out.
By Jed
#608922
Nice TR. I got up to Maine this fall and caught some of those Salmons. Difference between those and Browns are the fight and the leaps. Its not unusual to see a Salmon jump 4 times in a fight and a Brown, never like that.

Glad you enjoyed. Those fish must have come from New Hampshire as there are no fish in Maine.

jed
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By TX.
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Saffa puts that shit on all his rentals...
Looked like a good time Mike and you didn't have to climb 6000 feet to find fish.[/report]
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