First Annual River Militia Bake - SW Ohio

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Re: First Annual River Militia Bake - SW Ohio

Post by Average Joe » Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:38 pm

pxatim wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:50 am
Long live the femur of wrath.. sips were poured. Taken too soon.
It left voluntarily.

It saw what it was doing to us, and realized that it's power was simply too great for us to harness wisely.

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Re: First Annual River Militia Bake - SW Ohio

Post by skullion childs » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:41 pm

Epilogue

It was, clearly, a damn good time, with good folks.

Special thanks to Fallen for doing the work to bring everything together, to opening up his home and his waters to a bunch of unruly wackos he mostly knows from the innernet; and to the #rivermilitia crew for taking care of a bunch of strangers and always going to extra mile to try to put us on uncooperative fish. I mostly hung out with Greg and Jeremy, whom I knew from previous Rustbelt bakes, but everyone deserves special thanks. You’re all expected to come up north to fish steelhead.

Thanks to Palometa, BM Barrelcooker, and to BGH, who hung with us, piloted us about, and also tried unsuccessfully to put us on big fish. If you ever meet BGH, ask him the origin of his handle. If the story I heard is true, it comes from an encounter with a Charo lookalike in a Montauk bar, and is worth the listen.

Average Joe is one part Ken Kesey, one part Walter Mitty, and one part Harvey Keitel’s character in Pulp Fiction. If you ever get a chance to fish or hang with him, don’t turn it down. It’s always an adventure. Pxatim was the reliable rock – driving when driving was needed, pounding out delicious food, and quietly doing the work to make the camp life flow smoothly.

West Chester, TJ Brayshaw, RockyMtnHigh: y’all are solid dudes and I look forward to fishing with you again soon.

Back to Fallen: Nice job, brother. Now get back to work. You have a year to organize next year’s FallenBake, and you’ll have to work pretty hard to top this year (and top it you must). I expect there’ll be more folks willing to brave the wilds of SW Ohio next year – especially if you arrange it so there’s some fucking fish around.

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Re: First Annual River Militia Bake - SW Ohio

Post by pxatim » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:20 pm

Average Joe wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:38 pm
pxatim wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:50 am
Long live the femur of wrath.. sips were poured. Taken too soon.
It left voluntarily.

It saw what it was doing to us, and realized that it's power was simply too great for us to harness wisely.


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Re: First Annual River Militia Bake - SW Ohio

Post by T.J. Brayshaw » Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:20 pm

Well said, skullion. I had a great time. All of these folks were great, and some of them made me laugh so hard I pissed my pants. Sometimes I just pissed my pants.

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Re: First Annual River Militia Bake - SW Ohio

Post by fallen513 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:37 pm

I'm still laughing. Literally. I'll have to put some words together at some point. Still in awe that you fuckin' crazies took time out of your life to come down here and not catch fish. I'm truly humbled. (Granted, I already knew all of you with the exception of West Chester, who is a welcome addition to the crew and a superb wrestler)
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Re: First Annual River Militia Bake - SW Ohio

Post by fallen513 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:13 pm

The out-of-towners.
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Re: First Annual River Militia Bake - SW Ohio

Post by peetso » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:18 pm

^^^^^
so much khaki.

looks like one helluva . . . well, it looks like something for sure, anyways. :cool
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Re: First Annual River Militia Bake - SW Ohio

Post by fallen513 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:23 pm

peetso loooooves the khaki.
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Re: First Annual River Militia Bake - SW Ohio

Post by peetso » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:24 pm

fallen513 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:23 pm
peetso loooooves the khaki.
its just so fucking versatile, y'know.
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Re: First Annual River Militia Bake - SW Ohio

Post by fallen513 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:26 pm

Nary a matching hat or shirt, mind.
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Re: First Annual River Militia Bake - SW Ohio

Post by fallen513 » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:27 pm

Open toe sandals were the rage though. I tore my toenail off wrestling. On my good foot.
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Re: First Annual River Militia Bake - SW Ohio

Post by peetso » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:29 pm

fallen513 wrote:
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:26 pm
Nary a matching hat or shirt, mind.
never go full khaki.

me and lurgee seen many of these folks wandering the north country . . . shirt, pants, hat, vest . . . socks and undies I imagine.
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