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: Explain your user name

Dble Haul
08-02-2005, 10:24 AM
Okay, for those of us here who don't use our actual name as a username.....

How did you arrive at your user name? I'll go first.

Years ago I was a member of a few other boards. I wanted the name Double Haul for the obvious reference to flycasting, but it was already taken by an inactive member on each site. Since they weren't into recycling user names, I simply shortened it to Dble Haul and have kept it since. It's unique, and people can recognize me from other sites.

How about you?

08-02-2005, 10:43 AM
Well, its my name...:)

08-02-2005, 10:47 AM
"chromer" - when a steelhead comes in fresh it is bright as a silver dollar. It might be a rainbow trout but the big adventure in the ocean makes it look totally amazing. I am not nearly that bright :D but I chose the name for respect of mother nature.

08-02-2005, 11:08 AM
Mine is an old fraternity nickname that I use on the web for all the forums I post on (Google it and you'll see my other interests, it's out there a lot). The first part is my official fraternity nickname, and the last part was a last name added by one of the older members during a drunken episode one evening. There's a few more parts to it:

Dr. Teflon James (Jimmy) Jones

Trust me, you don't want me to explain the whole thing and it would make one heck of a long username. ;)

Dble Haul
08-02-2005, 11:16 AM
Well, its my name...:)

Nick, perhaps you missed the first line of my post.

Wise guy..... :tsk_tsk: :wink:

08-02-2005, 11:46 AM
Hawkeye - the name of my dearly loved and departed chocolate lab.

08-02-2005, 12:49 PM
OC stands for the slippery TV show with all the good looking babes. :lildevl:

Sorry Teflon for the slippery part, I'll will do a google search on that one. Actually I have never watched that TV show but maybe I should have sued them for using my name. OC is for October Caddis that super sized Caddis that starts showing up on North American rivers right about now through October. The OC can get as big as a small humming bird on some rivers and it's colors can be as bright as the Irish Republican orange is. Swing a good October Caddis fly just under the surface on a warm late Summer/Fall evening and watch what happens be it Trout or Steelhead. Better results than watching good looking babes on some dorky TV show.
Please don't ask how to tie my deadly OC. I belong to secret steelhead societies that would take my hooks away if I gave away my secrets. :D

08-02-2005, 02:07 PM
Mine's dumb I guess compared to your reasons.

f : forestry department
c : first letter of the family name
ch : first two letters of first name

Very old user login name from a Unix system (back in the good old days when work stations didn't have rodents ,... well mice ... attached to them ;))

08-02-2005, 03:10 PM
OC is for October Caddis that super sized Caddis that starts showing up on North American river

Damn, that's what it means? All this time I thought it stood for "old crotchety" :chuckle:

08-02-2005, 04:51 PM
It's really a matter of forgetfulness. :rolleyes:

08-02-2005, 05:58 PM
My last name is Collins, and one of the guys at work took to calling me Bootsy, after Bootsy Collins and His Rubber Band.

08-02-2005, 06:29 PM
Well I'm kieran (real name) AKA Nemo on the UK forums.

Nemo, for two reasons, 1 - after the film Finding Nemo and 2 - The mythical Captain who lived 20000 leagues under the sea, earned from my mates due to my propensity for falling over in the salt and disappearing from view.

Aptly deserved I fear.


08-02-2005, 07:54 PM
When I was a teenager my family moved from Dundee Scotland to Winnipeg Manitoba. In Winnipeg my father was active in the local Soccar with a team made up of expatriated Scots. The majority of the team were from the Glasgow area with a couple from the east coast of Scotland, instead of referring to the east coasters by the name of the city they came from they were often referred to as you guys from Tayside.
When I joined Spey pages I thought that Tayside was appropriate as I had grown up and learned to fish on the banks of the River Tay.


08-03-2005, 12:41 AM
Ta' Hinea Cetan
The storys of Native American background in my family that I grew up listening to that my mom used to tell (her side) We always joked, cause my dad's side of the family was directly related to Hannah Dustin, statue in Haverhill Mass....You know the drill, if not, Google her name
Here goes....
I questioned this part of me for a long time. I shuned it for a long time. Then I began to ask, and the name was given to me by the Spirit. Now with the name, I was afraid to use it, ridicule, embarasment, people looking at you like you just steped off of the most recent arival from the planet Zoron (I still get that). I began to understand how the "First" Americans must feel.
That was it, untill March of 2001. I had a dream, and in this dream I was sitting on a huge crippled Eagle. 3 Native American men passed by in front of me, 2 had there faces covered with there blankets, the third stoped and asked who I was, and I spoke the name Deerhawk.
This dream (one of those real vivid ones, where you swear it was real) stayed with me, I thought about it everyday. I wondered what it meant. I asked about the meaning. I was told to "Observe".
On September 11, I was working at the coast. Having a cup of Coffee at my friend Marks Surf Shop, when he called us all in to see the first plane hit the Twin Towers. It was then that I understood the Dream. It was then that I understood who I was.
Why me?
One of the storys I grew up with was the one about my Grandmother (Moms side) having visions. But my Grandfather was scared, not understanding, and forbid her
to speak any more about what she saw, or dreamed, I guess some of it was not to pleaseant.
But here's the best part for me ....
The Worldwide Flyfishing Forum was the first place I used the name in public, It was the first place that I was not ridiculed in some way, shape, or form for being me. I was so nervous the day I singed up as a member, that I put 2 a's in Hawk, which remains today, a small testament to how silly it was to feel that way here. The members of the Forum have always made me feel comfortable being who I was. And I havn't made it easy for you either alot of the time.
I'm Deerhawk
Ta' Hinea Cetan
Most of you who know me, won't think I'm any crazier now than I was when I first showed up....and thats a good thing? :Eyecrazy: :whoa:

Yes.....True......Every word

08-03-2005, 08:53 AM
I owned and operated a 47' fishing vessel in Alaska for about 30 years, the Moonlight. Anyone who ever rebuilt a 46' wooden boat from the keelson to the exhaust stack understands that your blood sweat and tears become part of the boat. Lots of boat skippers get pegged with the name of there ride.

old man
08-03-2005, 11:21 AM
I are "Old Man" because I am one. It was put up because everyone kept saying hey old man. So just to make things simple I stuck with it.But I sign off with what I'm really called.


08-03-2005, 01:18 PM
Nick, perhaps you missed the first line of my post.

Wise guy..... :tsk_tsk: :wink:

That's funny cause I totally missed it! OOPS!! :chuckle:

08-03-2005, 03:24 PM
"cause my dad's side of the family was directly related to Hannah Dustin, statue in Haverhill Mass...."

That is freekin' wacky. I am also related to Hannah Dustin (on my dad's side). I am going to have to find out exactly what the realationship is.

As for my handle, I try to use it on every board I post on. By removeing some of the anominity, it reminds me not to post something I might regret.

08-03-2005, 03:48 PM
By removeing some of the anominity, it reminds me not to post something I might regret.
Yup, ... right on, ... same reason I use the same login for all the boards I haunt. :devil:

08-03-2005, 06:19 PM
Let the fire brigade do their job!
But, when they don't show up in a timely manner (took 'em 18 minutes)...
'Be damned if I'll watch my almost all metal USAF jet transport evolve into a smokin' hole...

'Knocked down the fire but over G'd several required body parts...
Eventually...GROUNDED by the Fright Sturgeon (Flight Surgeon)...
DNIF (Duty Not Involving Flying)...
Rendered OBSOLETE!
Slightly handicapped...
Moderately decorated...
Flight crew pals bestow new "call sign"...
It sticks...and the rest is in a sealed secret DOD file... :eek:

08-03-2005, 07:53 PM
I spent 25 years in the Marine Corps, 6 active, 19 reserves. I was a Chief Warrant Officer 4 and the Marines generally refer to Warrant Officers as "Gunner" because originally Warrant Officers were gunnery (artillery) officers. Now there are WO's in virtually every specialty. After years of being called Gunner, it was an easy log in and I use it on every forum I post in.

08-03-2005, 09:44 PM
MJC are my initials. I to use them everywhere I post. Some people think they stand for "mostly just crazy" :smokin:

Hey Penguin, Great picture!

08-04-2005, 02:46 PM
Combine Walt and salt and you come up with Swalt.

Willie Gunn
08-04-2005, 05:27 PM
Willie Gunn.......was a wind up as most of you Americans did not know it was the best spring scottish salmon fly.

It kind of stuck, I now will answer to Willie.

08-04-2005, 07:14 PM
A family nick name that anyone with my last name will reply to. Of course 99.44% of them are related to me.
I am also sure their are still some on the Isle of Mann that will reply to it. Though my family left in the late 1800. I have used it for my sign in name since my first PC. My current abode is the PNW rivers.


08-04-2005, 08:48 PM
Moose is actually short for Mooseburger, a nickname I got years ago, and now my buddies just call me Moose. I believe the statute of limitations has run out so I'll confess the whole sordid tale.
I got the nickname because 2 buddies and I were hunting on a private ranch very near a fenceline that divided the ranch we were allowed to hunt on from a ranch we were not allowed to hunt on. We were working our way through some scrub oak when a small buck pops up out of the brush, making a beeline for the fence. One of my buddies shoots the deer right as it is jumping the fence (the question of which side of the fence the buck was actually on still is a matter of discussion, but the shooter claims it was in mid flight and he took it sportingly on the wing) and of course the deer expires on the opposite side of the barbedwire fence. We run over to the fence, staring across it at this dead buck, and as both of my buddies stand there discussing the various options (and wasting precious time) I hop the fence, grab the buck by it's meager antlers, snatch it up onto my back like a sack of potatoes, and flop it over the fence onto the legal side of the property line, breaking off an antler in the process. The shooter looks at me horrified and exclaims "You damned clumsy moose, you just hamburgered my deer!" My other buddy, laughing his ass off, replies "Looks like he Mooseburgered it to me", and the name stuck. :o

08-06-2005, 04:17 PM
Mine is pretty simple if you've ever hired a Bahamian guide. The whole reason you travel to all these exotic "shallow water" destinations is to hear the phrase
" Bonefish Mon! 12 o'clock! 60 feet out! Cast now Mon!" Music to my ears and I'm pretty deaf, so they have to yell it loud. Gave Bonefish Bradley on Andros a headache. It was a great day on Fresh Creek. He spotted fish more often than usual! "Pick up, cast again!!!" just added to the pain. God, those Andros 30 knot winds! Makes it even harder to hear the guide.


08-06-2005, 09:35 PM
"SSP" are my intials, the "ey" adds what I love to do.

logged in as loco-alto for several years, but consolidated to SSPey across several BB's

08-07-2005, 01:33 AM
fish lover

Latin..... sort of :wink:

Great question with interesting responses

Nooksack Mac
08-08-2005, 03:13 PM
My surname is the "Mc..." variety, and the Nooksack River is my local anadromous fish stream. Anyway, nobody else was using it.

08-18-2005, 10:18 AM
Love hunting and fishing. 50% of the enjoyment for me is being out by myself away from it all.

08-18-2005, 03:38 PM
flytyer is simply one of the things I've been since age 9, some 43 years ago. And because I've been a professional tyer for over 20 years, it was a natural.

08-19-2005, 03:50 PM
My brain processes all language in anapestic tetrameter and occasionally in trochaic tetrameter, Theodor Geisel's preferred metric(s).

Rare disease. No known cure.

NZ Trout Bum
08-19-2005, 03:56 PM
Kind of too simple. I am a lake bum who goes to New Zealand once or twice a year.

Dble Haul
08-22-2005, 08:35 AM
My brain processes all language in anapestic tetrameter and occasionally in trochaic tetrameter, Theodor Geisel's preferred metric(s).

Rare disease. No known cure.

:hihi: :hihi:

08-22-2005, 08:47 AM
Macrostigma ..................... what means this term ???????
Salmo trutta macrostigma is an endemic specie of salmo trutta in corsica, the country where I live in .......
As you can see, my english lessons are far away ;-)
I live in Ajaccio in corsica (little Island near the coasts of France) since 5 years.
I'm 29 years old, father of a little "Clarisse" .........
There is no salmons here, only wild trouts that provide great flyfishing moments ....
If you are interested in this little part of our world, you can email me .....
And I'll respond them as welle as I can, with my old institutionnal english ;-)

Salmon Chaser
08-23-2005, 10:40 PM
Eat sleep and breath Atlantic Salmon and spend all my time chasing them around the Maritime provinces,,, so Salmon Chaser was a no-brainer to me.
Salmon Chaser

08-24-2005, 06:22 PM
Short form for Frenchman's Creek, partly because i'm of french canadian background, partly because i grew up fishing creeks, mostly because it is the name of my consulting company.

Todd Ripley
08-27-2005, 04:05 PM
I'll make a short story even shorter...

It's my name.

Fish on...


08-27-2005, 10:10 PM
Had the good fortune to be born the best place on earth; Acklins.

Moved away at birth. Spent some summers, knew little to nothing of the Island. Got reconnected five years ago, built a cottage two years past.

The rest is history!

I now walk bare-feet on the street of Delectable Bay looking for adventure, hence the name 'Acklinsboy.'

If God did not take vacations, why did He made these island?

Wee Hooker
08-28-2005, 06:26 PM
Used to have a VERY beat up 1962' 17' runabout that was gutted, modified and generally kludged up. . It was aptly named the Ugly Hooker. When I sold it to get into something new , sweet but smaller( for estuary fishing,) I named the new 14 skiff the Wee Hooker.

08-31-2005, 09:27 AM
American Shad, you just have to love any fish that fights that hard 125 miles inland after a month or more of not eating.

08-31-2005, 12:51 PM
Spock = logical of course

09-28-2005, 01:55 PM
1-as in cheeseHead, pothead (no drugs here), shovelhead, knucklehead, ironhead, panhead, bonehead, fathead, blockhead, fishhead!
B-The english translantion for my eBay handle -Kalapaa- Finnish for fishhead without the little dots over the last two a's-pronounce the first two a's as in Father and the last two as in cat. Finland is a beautiful country with a beautiful language. And some nice fish though I only got to try it once on ice!
3-It fits :hihi: http://img385.imageshack.us/img385/7006/mondaybass20pe.gif

09-29-2005, 02:12 PM
It's the land i live with ... and hope to die in.

Don't post much ... but lurk alot.
Luv to read about thoughts and feelings
of passionate/obsessive peoples.
Anglers are near top of list.

And yeah ... me included.

10-13-2005, 08:28 PM
My dad's is "IronMike" and a fellow fisherman gave me my nickname for being tougher than him.


10-14-2005, 03:10 PM
Originally from Nova Scotia.


10-14-2005, 03:54 PM
I own a kite store, and was born in 1966.

10-14-2005, 04:21 PM
When I was 3 months old my parents immigrated from the Netherlands to Aruba, a well known paradise for people who like lousy holidays on the beach. Fishing and water have always interested me when I was growing up there. The methods where different from the ones western people would consider the usual. Once I came to Holland to study it took some time to start fishing here. I started with lures and deadbait, but eventually got into flyfishing. As I probably am the only Arubian (originally dutch, but I consider myself Arubian) on most forums and I am proud of my island i started using the nickname "Arubaman" on all the fishingforums. And how funny it is, I still think I am the only Arubian flyfisherman (never heard of another one). Jeff confirmed this about half a year ago, as I was on the island I was chasing the ghosts on the best known flat off the island. We talked to each other and he immediatly asked me if I happen to be Arubaman :cool:

So that was a confirmation that I had choosen a good nickname matching my roots.