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By Transylwader
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Earlier this year, a fellow Drakian had extended an invite to join him, his brother and several of their mates for a group trip to a fabled part of the western desert of North America. I was in the throngs of prepping for a trip to Florida, dealing with the recent retirement of my boss of 12 years and of course training in TX. Would I get to squeeze this trip in? You bet your ass I did. Anytime someone mentions desert trout, my inner 12 year old bounces off the walls like a kid just given a few sips of Mello Yello.
So after I got back from Flow-riday, I booked my ticket and let the kind gentleman know I would be flying out April 12 but needed to be back on the 17th. Worked like a charm. The night before, I was trying to figure how the fuck I was going to fit a tent, fart sack, waders, rods, gummy bears and a bunch of warm gear into a 24"x 36" suit case. I contacted the lad and requested he load up his tent and a cot which he initially offered, I would bring my own fartsack, kein problem. Worked well.

Managed to drill through Thursday unscathed, get to RDU and have some time to spare to guzzle down a few beers and grub at 42nd Street Oyster Bar.
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That raat thaar is crab mac n cheese and I suspect that was the reason I had thundering anus all the way to fukkin Salt Lake Shitty. My belated apologies to the fit Delta air hostess :Roll Eyes
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That's OK, a longtime friend and I met in Ewe-Tah for a beer while I had a layover. This joint had some good shit on draft, so drank we did and the schitz were replaced by a buzz. I made it to San Fran airport to complete the second leg of the trip.
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This bloke was awaiting my arrival at baggage claims.

More to follow as I pull the good pics off my DSLR :cool
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By Kfoxwyo
#686638
Tease.
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By fishpimp
#686639
Looking forward to this! And you didn’t call me whilst in yootah!??
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By kish
#686640
"in a thong prepping for a trip to Florida"? Weird.
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By SLSS
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That final picture, the one of your host, pretty much guarantees a fine time.
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By yard4sale
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Best airport TR of the year.


So far.....
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So into the darkness we chase...




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Jose is rather intrepid. Buckled down his rocking chair for extra comfort. It's always good to have a throne to enjoy the sights and surroundings.

I felt like absolute dogshit and never got a lick of sleep for 40 hours straight. It's all good, the trip was not work related so fukk the corporate coprolites, I was on TW time.

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Made it over Donner Pass and down into Boomtown. Grabbed some much at the casino and saw some interesting stuffs.

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Made it over to big blue to watch the sun rise

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This place is some kind of magic. Doesn't help if you google or youtube it, the conspiracy theorists come up with all kinds of whacky stuffs. So there your mind conjures up UFO's, little grey beings with fly eyes and of course the dipshits in black suits with ear pieces. I digress...

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So the set-up is pretty self explanatory. There's a weed line between the shore and the drop off, Lahontans don't like the sludge, so place your ladder beyond the tripe and start putting out casts. I'd compare it to surf donkey fishing, except no bull sharks nor topless chicks, not that I wanted to see a nekkid squaw wimmin. You can do it two ways, sight fish the fuckers with a small streamer and a popcorn something or other and strip it to make the lahonky tonks go ape, or be a ghey waffle and chuck a bobber out with a pune nymph below (which of course, your royal anus said eff that) :gun

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A look from the top of a rocky outcrop towards the compound

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Home sweet home for the next few days...

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Neil was pleased to work with Jose and I in prepping beakfarts for the posse.

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How's about a spot of fishin' mate?

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Cornholio pulled rank that afternoon and joined the group.

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I donned ze ghey buff and finger protector thingies because the lake fights back.

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Headed north to find some solitude from the crowds...

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^This fuggin guy...Cornholio with a rather dandy specimen

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Bucket list fish achieved

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Even managed to catch one of the rarest furshes on earth, the Cuiui. Cute lil bugger who put up a decent fight.

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Said hi to my desert relative.

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Headed back to camp to help prep supper.

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Neil gave me shit for drankin Pabst, I gave him shit for mixing Balvennie with 7up. At least use sprite fer fukk sake.

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Two timers...

and more to follow... :cool
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