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G_Smolt Posts: 1290
Joined: Tue Dec 18, 2007 2:42 pm
Location: 58°19'59"N 134°29'49"W
It didn’t really start to sink in until the wheels were up and the plane was headed back East. The smoke and spray had long since cleared, the boats were winterized and the camp was boarded up, but whenever I close my eyes the mental movie of the last few fishing days of the year keep looping through the cinema of my mind. The twice-yearly pilgrimage to the Holy Water has created some long-running hits in this particular theater, but most of these have been shoved to the side as my subconscious is still trying to fully grasp and contextualize the events of last week. As I have noted in the past, this kind of experience does not lend itself to neat linear translation to the written word…
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words – if that is true, the following constitutes a 24,000 word love letter to Bristol Bay and its beautiful rainbow-flavored inhabitants.
I hope you enjoy it, because I’m pretty sure I did…although it still feels like it was all a dream.
Bigguy Posts: 785
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:30 pm
Looks like a place where you might catch a fish or two. Good stuff!
fly-chucker Posts: 828
Joined: Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:48 pm
Location: Frozen North
Well, fuck me runnin. I've got no pictures that can compare to that, so no more words, I guess
"The difference between genius and stupidity is genius has its limits." -CC
"Get off the water you dumb asses…there is a shit storm coming." -Pancho Rancho
"Fucker compared my small stream trout weenie cast to an epileptic with Tourette’s Syndrome." -Carpe Tructa
fatman Posts: 5205
Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2010 2:17 pm
Location: where the deer and the antelope play
yeah, this place is dead
My drinkin' days are over; I'm still trouble bound - Slaid Cleaves
"This place is so fucked up. Where else could you find a thread with a Debbie Gibson song, a chapter from Fyodor Dostoevsky, and a sweet under boob pic like that on the same page?" - Hogleg
"You may not be smart, but your car gets good gas mileage". - Stovetop
Bobwhite Posts: 5057
Joined: Thu May 08, 2008 4:48 pm
Location: Marine on St. Croix, MN
"Why in the fuck did I miss this place? It's like missing a raging case of the clap."
"Make it matter, fuckos." jhnnythndr
" Herre jävlar vilka fiskar!!" P-A
"I'm no saint though, nor a judge. Rock that shit good and hard, and on your way out, wipe your dick on the curtains." - Kyner
cantfishforshit. Posts: 2014
Joined: Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:42 pm
Sheeeut, Bob... That was fantastic.
“I am a fisherman. The work is simple, as is my life. Still, I take pride in my work because on these waters, I may think, and reason not to."
"Do you remember, Odin, when in bygone days we mixed our blood together? You said you would never drink ale unless it were brought to both of us?" -Njal
CarelessEthiopian Posts: 2640
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:04 am
Location: land of milk and honey
Why are they all so snakey? Some kind of disease?
boy in long pants
The Po Thead Posts: 522
Joined: Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:54 am
Location: SE AK
Those are all absolutely beautiful pink salmon.
"Fuck life is brutal, and the learning curve hard and unforgiving." - SLSS
augustwest Posts: 952
Joined: Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:49 pm
Location: way west of Michigan
very excellent mr. smolt, thank you
"Enjoy every sandwich." -- W. Zevon
SLSS Posts: 6948
Joined: Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:24 pm
G- I'm thinking you need to start wearing ear protection with all the Speyco squeezing that was going on.
It's lime the battles between sperm whales and giant squid half a mile below the surface of the ocean. Only it happens in the palm I your hand.-
when I fall, I am still cold and wet, but much more stylishly dressed. as my hat disappears in the riffle- flybug.pa
"Sugar? No thank you Turkish, I'm sweet enough."
BigTimber Posts: 4110
Joined: Tue Nov 29, 2005 1:01 am
Location: The "Caz"
CarelessEthiopian wrote: ↑
Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:23 pm
Why are they all so snakey? Some kind of disease?
it's called swimmin'. google it.
This place has enough jiggly milkbags, marsupials fisting off, and animated cherubs getting stabbed in the fuck to get anyone shitcanned, if''n their boss can''t take a joke. ~SUAF
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RFA Posts: 7149
Joined: Thu Jan 24, 2008 11:16 am
Not sure I understand the selective spongebob face covering? Light not outlining the jawline enough? Eyes closed?
As it turns out, God? He was a squirrel. A big 'ol meaty one. "I found god, he used to say"
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