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Post by Average Joe » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:42 pm

Back in January I received a PM from Greenback, whom I've never met.

"Planning a low key trip to Wyoming in April with the likes of CE, Lurgee, Lando, Willi, Bruiser - will keep you posted if interested. You could fly into Denver and ride up with me/CE. Looking at April 14-17."

I spoke to my wife and said, "I really want to go on this trip."

She smiled at me and said, "Go."

CE and Bruiser ended up dropping out, but Hogleg pulled some strings and managed to join us.

This past Wednesday my wife drove me to the airport.

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Better fun.
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Once the plane landed, I got on a bus.
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Greenback was waiting for me at the end of the line.
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We then picked up some essentials.
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Greenback and I had signed up for lunch duty. He picked up a bunch of bread, lunch meats, cheeses, and assorted condiments so the boys could make sandwiches.

Because he's smart.

Easy peasy.

I somehow thought it would be a brilliant idea to contribute fried chicken along with homemade guacamole and pico de gallo.

Because I''m a dumb ass who likes to make things much more fucking complicated than they need to be.

I needed some buttermilk for my fried chicken, so we stopped by the local grocery store.
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I didn't find any at the first store, so Greenback was kind enough to take me to another store, which coincidentally is the same establishment where the Austrian purchases his underwear.
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Once we had all of that out of the way, Greenback took me back to his place.

He is an extremely kind, interesting, and intelligent young man, and meeting and conversing with him face-to-face was a real treat. Should any of you ever be offered the chance to fish with him, you should jump on it.

As the afternoon progressed I proceeded to get stinking drunk, and at some point after that his beautiful wife showed me her kick-ass antique printing press.
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We then had dinner, after which Greenback put me to bed.

I know how much Mitch enjoys it when I drag out these TR's, so I'll post more later in the week.

And for those of you who can't wait for that, Lando has posted an excellent synopsis of this trip in his "FS: Two tickets to Moss Vegas" thread down in the assifieds.

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Re: Y-omen

Post by austrotard » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:57 pm

fuck sakes.
we'll always have buffalo, sweet josh.


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Re: Y-omen

Post by Lando » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:01 pm

Happy late birthday, Greenback.

If my tombstone reads, "He never ate sushi." it won't be a lie, and I'll be OK with that.

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Re: Y-omen

Post by Average Joe » Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:12 pm

Lando wrote:Happy late birthday, Greenback.

Happy late birthday from me too my friend.

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Re: Y-omen

Post by Bruiser » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:38 am

Thanks for the nice write up Joe and we'll fish this summer! Greenback, happy birthday. I really want to fire those guns, dang. Very happy to be invited - thank you guys. I miss Willi too.

Picked a week of this and good clean livin' instead. Fished one day on the Fork too and it was good except for getting hemmed in by one A Hole in particular. Oh well, pretty much everything is booming one state to the North and it's not all positive.

That sounds awesome in my ears!! (P-A)

we were basking in goodness here with our everyday drivel that we enjoy.... the rest of this is horseshit, flybug.pa.

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Re: Y-omen

Post by chadroc » Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:11 am

don't they sell fried chicken in, like, gas stations out that way? keep it simple stupid. looking for round two whenever you decide to post it up. good stuff joe.
holding it down on the other side of the border

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Re: Y-omen

Post by -G- » Tue Apr 19, 2016 12:16 pm

I love these :cheer :cheer
Maybe we haven't drank enough Busch- Nolan

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Re: Y-omen

Post by Average Joe » Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:13 pm

The next morning we hit the road, and Greenback took me to a fly shop that sells just about everything and anything you'd need to survive a zombie apocalypse.

Our second stop was the McDonald's drive through.

"What do you want?" he asked.

"Ghetto Surf and Turf" I replied.

"What the fuck is that?"

"Big Mac, Fillet-O-Fish, fries, and a Coke."

We ate while driving, then stopped at this lake.
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The old fucker standing on the shelf was wearing cowboy boots and Wranglers and he hooked a fish every time he made a cast. When the wind kicked up he carried two dead trout the size of small salmon to his pickup truck and left.

I caught nothing.

We eventually made it to the motel and met up with Willi, Lurgee, and Hogleg.

Willi took us here.
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Willi and Lurgee both caught fish at this spot.

I caught nothing.

We tried another spot.
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And again, I caught nothing.

Eventually the wind and receding sunlight convinced us to call it a day.

Hogleg then proceeded to condense an hour drive into a twenty minute NASCAR qualifier, and we loved every minute of it.

We met up with Lando and had dinner at the local bar, and Lurgee was kind enough to pick up the tab.

When we got back to the rooms, I put Hogleg to work and we fried chicken until he was too drunk to stand up anymore.

I then enlisted Willi's help with the guacamole and pico de gallo and then poured myself another drink.
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We wrapped everything up by 2:00 AM and then crawled into bed.

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Re: Y-omen

Post by D-nymph » Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:21 pm

So far this seems like my kind of trip. :cool

Thinking about it now, I'm pretty sure that Greenback's presence is/was the reason that Lurgee wouldn't let Mitch, Porno Mike, Franzen & myself into his house. Yea, that's got to be it! Surely wasn't us!
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Re: Y-omen

Post by Streamer » Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:45 pm

Tanks, Joe. Enjoyed the trip.

Yer Pal,
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Re: Y-omen

Post by Average Joe » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:22 pm

The next morning Lando made us some incredible breakfast burritos and Greenback put out the bread and lunch meats so everyone could make a sandwich. With that out of the way, we hit the road.
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We stopped to fish here, and Lando gave me a bunch of flies to try.
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There were some interesting memorials on the bank.
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Noon rolled along, by which time I'd caught nothing, and so we had some lunch.
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After lunch we tried a new spot.
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I finally hooked a fish and then promptly lost it, along with one of the flies Lando had given me earlier that day.
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Lando had brought his carp slut and wanted to get it wet, so he, Willi, and Hogleg went back to the room and then headed for another lake.

Greenback, Lurgee and I went back to the river, where a fish turned my four piece into a five piece.
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Eventually we lost the sun, and we all met back at the rooms.

Hogleg put out some antelope sausage made from a pronghorn he'd bagged, then whipped up a big pot of kick-ass chili.

We spent the rest of the night drinking and watching the big-tittied weather girls drone on about the upcoming snow-pocalypse.

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Re: Y-omen

Post by NeedmoreDEET » Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:30 pm

Nice. :cool
I like that quote....now have someone hold your head under water until you post a proper intro....or until you stop struggling. - RFA

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