: Wudja Get?
12-26-2003, 08:53 PM
OK, I know you are just chompin at the bit to "tell all"........
I got a custom hand made trout net, and a new little hookie thingie for the back of my vest! Veeeeerrrrrry cool!
P.S. I have NOT spent the gift card yet!
12-26-2003, 09:20 PM
rod building kit for a 2 WT which i have almost finish already and a 20 gauge side by side
12-27-2003, 03:28 AM
Some new felt soled wading boots from my sister and some beautiful flies my wife bought on a recent business trip in Sweden, as well as a lot of other un fishing related items.
Wow! Another "all-expenses" paid FF TRIP! Got my choice of the Bighorn, or Henry's Fork' or Green River (either above [WY] or below [UT] Flaming Gorge. Got 10 days to make up my mind... then, schedule will follow as to dates for the best fishing for my location.
Always the tough decisions, decisions, decisions....:hehe:
12-27-2003, 09:35 AM
New 32 foot motor home.
I got a dozen of kush's kustom tied tubes so that I can catch a steelhead in 2004!
oh, and a Hardy Perfect too...
12-27-2003, 12:35 PM
Lucky me, I now have "Spey Flies & Dee Flies Their History & Construction" by John Shewey. I from time to time make an attempt to tie according to the traditional steelhead style of Syd Glasso, this book is going to make that a little bit easier for me to gauge my results and guide me through the process.
Also it is as beautiful a collection of photos of well tied flies as I have had on the premises.:)
12-27-2003, 05:50 PM
13'6" Meisner special 8/9w, can't wait to give her a rip.
12-27-2003, 07:47 PM
If so, you've just entered casting Nervana.
12-28-2003, 07:43 PM
I got the 8/9 model not the 7/8/9.
I like em a bit fast.
12-29-2003, 11:34 AM
What every flyfisher wants, a gift certificate to the local fly shop!!-Yaf.
My family refuses to buy me fishing items cause they say I have too much stuff...like that is possible.
I did get a dremel tool which I can use to sand down barbs on hooks. Kinda fishing related:rolleyes:
12-29-2003, 01:25 PM
The Dremel is a great tool to both remove the eye from a salmon/steelhead hook and to then grind off the burrs and taper the shank end for making them into blind-eye hooks too. The Dremel makes quick work of this. It also is a fine way to grind, taper, and smooth rod guide feet or to make end pockets on cork grips to hide the fixed hood end of the reel seat.
12-29-2003, 05:43 PM
My wife also refuses to feed my fishing addiction. So what does she do but surprise me with a nice humidor.
12-29-2003, 05:49 PM
Two books (The Flytying Bible and Steelhead Flyfishing ), flies from L.L. Bean, Hunter's, and Westbank, a Renzetti tool caddy, magnetic hook organizer, and...
... a guided trip on the Kennebec!:devil: :devil: :devil:
All of it (with the exception of the caddy and organizer) from my fiancée. She'll be coming on the trip to take pics; has a repetitive arm injury that prevents her from fishing, unfortunately.
12-29-2003, 05:51 PM
Sinktip, it is the same in my house, except my wife explains it away with she doesn't know enough about fly fishing to buy the right stuff. I got a new recliner.
12-29-2003, 10:19 PM
This gal sounds like a keeper.
12-29-2003, 10:47 PM
She certainly is!
01-01-2004, 05:36 PM
" The Earth Is Enough" Growing up in a world of Flyfishing, Trout and Old Men BY Harry Middleton
A Jet sled for hauling my Ice fishing stuff behind the snow machine... Can't drag the stuff across the tundra anymore with the back the way it is.
Oh, and a NEW HOUSE.. or will have BY THE END OF THE MONTH!!!
01-01-2004, 06:35 PM
A monstrous 10hp snowblower from the in-laws and a sweet knife from my father.
01-01-2004, 10:29 PM
I am new to this forum,but have been reading for some time now.My fabulous wife whom is looking over my shoulder as i type this,gave me a Ross canyon big game 5.Now that i have that i need a nice two handed rod to go with it.I should be posting this else where but does any body have any pos or neg about the loop green line series.
01-02-2004, 05:45 AM
A bottle of Doublewood from my daughter and a case of Sam Adams Winter Classics from my son. Boy, do they know which of the old mans buttons to push. Also got a blank check and a picture of a reel in a pretty little xmas'sy bag. Of course the check is one of mine, so I guess what I actually got was permission to spend some of my $$$ on a piece of gear.
A pair of Action Optics Fishbones - Photochromatic All-Hour Brown - from Sandi.
A giant 40"x 94" sleeping bag from my Dad.
Some very cool A-10 Warthog decals, hat and insignias from Penguin and Dana for my '81 F250 4x4 - reverently called the Warthog - it looks terrible but still hauls ass and breathes fire!
Led Zeppelin CD - The BBC Sessions - for the long drive to the Thompson and the Skagit! (from my daughter)
and a pile of serious sink-tips (types 8, 10 & 12) to cut into custom Skagit tips.
01-03-2004, 07:37 PM
A phone call from a granddaughter, saying she loves me. For me that was enough.