yeah well i went fishing

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Re: yeah well i went fishing

Post by austrotard » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:41 am

I preferred thinking you were like eighty or some shit.
progression is not addition.
progression takes a cunningness, tact and a certain level of ruthlessness.
you'll find they go hand in hand as we poison their water, josh.

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Re: yeah well i went fishing

Post by LTFI » Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:51 am

12:50am seppo west coast

Whats Aus time?

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Re: yeah well i went fishing

Post by austrotard » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:17 am

twas 4:51pm.

great. now everybody knows I'm not from austria.
someone's going to tell us to get a room.
progression is not addition.
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you'll find they go hand in hand as we poison their water, josh.

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Re: yeah well i went fishing

Post by Average Joe » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:27 am

through/threw

You're off your game Mitch.

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Re: yeah well i went fishing

Post by austrotard » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:28 pm

ltfi doesn't sound like he's got $1, never mind $5.

I choose my battles.
and I could've got away with chose.
progression is not addition.
progression takes a cunningness, tact and a certain level of ruthlessness.
you'll find they go hand in hand as we poison their water, josh.

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Re: yeah well i went fishing

Post by Randall Dee » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:58 pm

Image

You should probably get some penicillin. :wink

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Re: yeah well i went fishing

Post by austrotard » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:06 pm

I believe he's harvesting it right there.

funny, that's how I always pictured jose's pajoojoo waders to look like... but without all the aquaseal.
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you'll find they go hand in hand as we poison their water, josh.

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Re: yeah well i went fishing

Post by yard4sale » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:07 pm

LTFI wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:19 am
#shit

This was meant for almost tr unlimits.

I got all inspired reading this one and through mine up in here.

Sue me or come fish out here...
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Re: yeah well i went fishing

Post by Average Joe » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:47 pm

austrotard wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:28 pm
ltfi doesn't sound like he's got $1, never mind $5.

I choose my battles.
and I could've got away with chose.
These youngsters won't learn unless you stay on them Mitch.
austrotard wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:06 pm
I believe he's harvesting it right there.

funny, that's how I always pictured jose's pajoojoo waders to look like... but without all the aquaseal.
They do. I'll wear them the next time you visit.

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Re: yeah well i went fishing

Post by LTFI » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:02 pm

@bookiemitch still owes me wonga for the winter swap deadline wager :coffee

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Re: yeah well i went fishing

Post by Lando » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:24 pm

And I owe him money..........you can collect it from Joe.



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Re: yeah well i went fishing

Post by Average Joe » Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:45 pm

I’ve lived within walking distance of a saltwater bay for over twenty years, and I’ve never fished it.

Not once.

This is a photo taken from my backyard. The bay is just beyond the high voltage transmission towers.
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A few years back I was sitting in my backyard, drinking a beer, and I thought, “You should really fish that bay.”

A couple of beers and a few whiskeys later, I went online and bought a nine weight rod, a saltwater reel, and a saltwater fly line.

Once everything arrived, I put it with the rest of my fishing shit and promptly forgot about it.

The day after I retired, I got up at around 9:00 AM, put on my bathrobe, cracked open a beer, lit a cigar, and then settled into a rocking chair out on the patio.

When my wife got home from wherever she’d been, she came out on the patio and said, “So! Your first day of retirement! What are you going to do today?”

“This,” I replied.

“All day?”

“Yep. For the next six months, this is about all you can expect out of me. After that I’ll get my ass in gear, but from now until the end of December, this is pretty much all I intend to do.”

“Well… OK... I guess...”

I have to admit that she’s been pretty damn good about it.

Anyway.

Yesterday morning it was cold - in California that means low to mid 50’s - and so instead of drinking on the patio I decided to drink inside and go through my fishing gear.

I came across the nine weight, along with a shitload of shrimp flies I’d tied for all of the Heero swaps that never panned out, and after a few beers thought, ”I think it’s time I fished the bay.”

My wife wasn’t home when I made this decision, so I left her a note that read, “Took a walk. Will be back soon.”

And then I left.

Had I been sober it would have seemed strange walking down the streets of my neighborhood carrying a fly rod, but that was not the case.

I passed by the shit-processing plant…
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… and then walked around the old county dump (now a dog park).

And there it was.
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I looked at my watch.

It had taken me less than ten minutes to get here.

I kept walking until I found what seemed like a good spot and then started casting.
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I didn’t expect much, and I was not disappointed.
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After thirty minutes or so I heard someone behind me yell, “Any luck?”

It was an old bait/spin fisherman who’d been plying these waters all of his life.

We started talking, and he gave me the locations of half a dozen different spots that usually produced fish - all within walking distance - including a couple areas where I might pick up a lost salmon or steelhead. He also told me the best months to target stripers.

I thanked him for the information and then headed back home.
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I now know what I’m going to tell my wife the next time she asks, “So what are you going to do today?”

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