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By RFA
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[report]With so many "Chronicles" and "Unlimited" threads out there, I figured I would give this a shot. I will base this series on travels with the venerable 'Stabbin Cabin', and what better way to start out a thread than with a total fucking skunk. 0 fish, 0 hits, 0 anything. This is the first time this year I've been skunked, and the first time in a long while that the fishing was this dead. I got the chance to hang out with 5-6 other fly fisherman on the lake last night, and only one of them had caught more than 1 fish(the guy with him had caught 0 over 3 days). There were more bugs out than I have ever witnessed, chironomids just covering everything, and swarming to the point where, when the wind died down, there was a constant high pitched hum from all of them. I've heard that the trout just cruise with their mouths open when it gets like this, like fucking whales. No need to pick out bugs when 4 trillion of them are in the water. There were adults, emergers, nymphs, and spent shucks literally every inch of the water. I was there for 2 days and saw 3 rises....3. Why break the surface when there are just as many down below? At any rate, I had a blast, and am going again next weekend.

The Stabbin' Cabin (which will have no stabbin until the kids get old enough to have their own tents):
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Lil' Chironomids...everywhere:
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Double fisting:
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The Old Man lounging...he's 12:
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Daughter eating smores at the fire pit:
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Son doing the same:
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Everyone went to bed, so I put the waders on, tied on a big deer hair mouse, and made my way out in the lake. A freak wind storm came through, and I swear the winds got up to 75 mph....I bailed once the waves were hitting me in the chest....only to find that the wind had blown one of our camp chairs into the fire:
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Morning #2....more bugs, no one on the lake. Maybe 2-3 bellyboats out of 20 RV's/tents. Everyone knew it was a waste of time:
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At least the pup had fun (he's 11):
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To be continued...[/report]
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By RFA
#403576
locogringo wrote:That's cool stuff. Dog in the chair shot is classic. Where did you score the Razorback coozie?
Little Rock Airport....gift shop. I am a coozie afficianado
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By SLSS
#403581
My folks had us stylin all over the country in what my little brother dubbed Hell Bus- mostly a result of my dads dedication to his schedule, and the fact that there were so many of us in the smallest motor homes ever put up for rent. After he retired, the folks bought their own, larger version of same. My dad was always trying to talk me into borrowing for a family trip, which I always recognized as the opportunity for disaster it was. But one fateful day I accepted.

We went down to a park on one of the Fingerlakes. Got set up, leveled, and off to the lake to go fishing. The wind was blowing into our faces at about 674 mph, so we switched to skipping rocks. The sky turned green. Decided to head back up to start a fire, which was easy as it was really getting a lot of oxygen. With little effort I could have lit up the whole campground. We roasted hot dogs, did schmores, returned the campground neighbor's chairs that had blown into our space, several times. Then it got windy. And rainy. And lightening. I shoved the kids into the motorhome, and started putting all the shit away that goes in all those ridiculous bus-like cargo areas on the outside of the rig. Shit was blowing everywhere, camp chairs, umbrellas, toys,camping stuff, pets. I finally got everything stowed, went inside soaked to the skin. My now ex-wife said, I told you this was a bad idea.

Then the tree at the edge of our campsite, about a 40' maple, blew over and fell on the hell bus.

My brother was right.

RaFfa, I look forward to your reports. Your magnetic attraction to debacle exceeds even my own. :cool
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By Woolybug25
#403591
It is very difficult to pronounce the title of this thread, but its awesomeness made up for it.

Your kids must have gotten their looks from their mother. :cool
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By Gremlin
#403594
nice report....

I hope that wasn't your boys Toy Story chair, that would suck! To Infinity and Beyond!
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By locogringo
#403597
RFA wrote:
locogringo wrote:That's cool stuff. Dog in the chair shot is classic. Where did you score the Razorback coozie?
Little Rock Airport....gift shop. I am a coozie afficianado
Cool. Don't see much Razorback gear outside the state.
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By BearsFan
#403598
Great view to be sure. I cannot believe your kids are that big already.

More stabbin pics though....
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By shunned
#403606
hell, I didn't even know you had kids.

stabbincabin hee hee... I traded my shagginwagon in for a fucktruck.

a cheerful 'fuck you' from everyone that was stuck behind you on the motorway.
:cool


ps. please don't take me there. I'm not sitting on the ground.
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