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juro
08-30-2001, 11:39 AM
http://www.flyfishingforum.com/smitty/guides/oldschool.jpg

Photo from ad for Capt.Conrad Gesner, a guide booking out of the Rod Builder's Workshop (http://flyfishingforum.com/smitty) in Kingston MA.

Lefty
08-30-2001, 12:02 PM
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And the NEW SCHOOL....}>




http://www.flyfishingforum.com/chronicles/monomoy2000/frombill/full/FlyFish4.jpg

juro
08-30-2001, 12:54 PM
http://www.flyfishingforum.com/destinations/capecod/biggirlbar/3fer3.jpg

AHH that's more like it!

BTW - that's lefty on the left... had to get him to strip line out cause he was at recess! }>

juro
08-30-2001, 12:57 PM
http://www.flyfishingforum.com/articles/bc-steel/juro-hen.jpg

Now that's a trout! 8)

Lefty
08-30-2001, 12:58 PM
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Darn good comeback Juro. Don't forget this one that Ruben had to unhook for ya.... :P



http://www.flyfishingforum.com/chronicles/boneclave2000/juros/full/dinner.jpg


Lefty

juro
08-30-2001, 12:59 PM
I knew I would pay for that schoolie picture! You don't miss a thing dude

Oh and Mr.Gesner... not on a FLY }>

(I just love that picture though... really has that B&W New England monster gamefish thing to it, like looking at Tony S.'s pictures, etc. Inspiring.)

October Caddis
08-30-2001, 01:31 PM
Any idea how old that pic is?
The skiff in the back ground looks to have an old 5 or 10 hp Johnson outboard. Anyone guess on how big that fish is? I'll guess 57.4 lbs!
OC

striblue
08-30-2001, 01:41 PM
Hey Juro... can we use that for my photo under my handle? Ah... second thought forget it... with out the facial hair... he does look alittle like me.

Lefty
08-30-2001, 02:09 PM
Back n forth, basck n forth, Juro Lefty Juro Lefty. This thread is like flycasting. Good to have a laugh and I sincerly hope you guys do well at the elbow this weekend. I'll be in the deep cold waters up north. I was telling Juro how I hooked a striper in Beverly last week. Once it was at the boat it darted straight down 30 feet to the bottom. I saw my whole QD tip dissapear + 10 more feet at least. We don't catch many up north but we see different things. Good luck! I promise not to cringe too much when I read the reports on Monday.

TerryW

juro
08-30-2001, 03:23 PM
Well if it's like last year, the cringing will come from those who don't head north soon. Maybe this weekend! Good luck buddy.

juro
08-30-2001, 03:27 PM
October Caddis (08-30-2001 02:31 p.m.):
Any idea how old that pic is?
The skiff in the back ground looks to have an old 5 or 10 hp Johnson outboard. Anyone guess on how big that fish is? I'll guess 57.4 lbs!
OC

Sounds like a good trivia question...

without contacting the captain, Smitty, or asking anyone - guess the year and the weight for a flyline of your choice ($50 cap).

One guess per entry, contest concludes one week from today (September 6th).

Go!

striblue
08-30-2001, 03:35 PM
1955... 49 pounds (doesn't look long enough to break that weight.)

FredA
08-30-2001, 03:45 PM
53 lbs., 1961

Sprocket
08-30-2001, 03:48 PM
1959, between 47-48

Nick
08-30-2001, 03:50 PM
2000 2oz. Oh, you mean the black and white striper. I guess 1957 and 46lbs.

Price is right rules (closest without going over) or just closest?

bcasey
08-30-2001, 04:15 PM
1962 45lbs must a been the first rip trip?

October Caddis
08-30-2001, 04:24 PM
I'll stick with the 57.4 lbs and from the looks of the shoreline, still mostly wooded, 1963. Anyone identify the cigar brand? Was it Havana or after Castro, (Tampa).

juro
08-30-2001, 05:36 PM
Nick (08-30-2001 04:50 p.m.):
2000 2oz. Oh, you mean the black and white striper. I guess 1957 and 46lbs.

Price is right rules (closest without going over) or just closest?

Horseshoe rules - closest.

striblue
08-30-2001, 08:23 PM
Excellent point Cadis... that's what I was straining for... looks like a high quality cigar.. It is flatened out a bit... may have been sitting on it... But the front cut and size looks too good to be US even at that time... Maybe boxed... I would say Havana.

Lefty
08-30-2001, 08:41 PM
Naaaa..look at the boat motor, looks mid to late 50s. But it could have been on that boat for 10 years!

55 lbs.
1958

saltRon
08-30-2001, 08:53 PM
Remember they changed the colour back when we were were all still chasing all the girls.
1952
23.6363 KG
saltRon

doogue
08-30-2001, 09:15 PM
Survey says......1952 and 52 pounds

MarkDoogue
08-30-2001, 11:24 PM
$1

bigcat988
08-31-2001, 06:38 AM
1964.....79lbs.

shorebird
08-31-2001, 10:03 AM
Date: 1961
Weight: 63 lbs.

striblue
09-04-2001, 03:41 PM
Juro... what's the answer?.... By the way... I just noticed that Terry and I are neck and neck on reaching a 1000 posts (not including you ,Juro). He has a good head start but I will close the gap.

Lefty
09-04-2001, 06:52 PM
Dying to know the answer too!

Lefty

Tod D
09-05-2001, 09:15 AM
1974, 47.5 lbs.

Juro - was it a Duxbury Bay fish?

MikeF
09-05-2001, 11:24 AM
Hmmm .... 1951 and 42# ???

Mattb
09-05-2001, 01:33 PM
1962 48lbs?

JimW
09-05-2001, 02:30 PM
1969 54Lbs.

Ishmeal
09-05-2001, 02:41 PM
1962
Center Moriches
White Owl
44#
Kodak moment

juro
09-05-2001, 03:02 PM
Sprocket (08-30-2001 04:48 p.m.):
1959, between 47-48

Sorry, no ranges

troutdude
09-05-2001, 03:19 PM
1963 52.3# wow :o

Sprocket
09-05-2001, 03:43 PM
OK Juro:
1959 & 47.35 lbs
(price is right rules!)

Dble Haul
09-05-2001, 03:46 PM
The year: 1962
The fish: 46 lbs.

The tarot cards told me. ;D

Mark

Sprocket
09-06-2001, 02:47 PM
o.k. - I gots to know...

October Caddis
09-06-2001, 02:58 PM
Come on Juro it's time, Sept 6th 4pm EDT.

juro
09-06-2001, 04:48 PM
I am expecting a phone call from his son, Capt. Konrad Gesner, anytime now. I honestly don't know myself... asked him to call me with the answer today. I left a message on his answering machine this morning as a reminder, I'll bet he's out fishing.

juro
09-06-2001, 06:14 PM
Capt.Gesner was not to disappoint.... he was out chasing albies all day, and just called to set things straight:

Vanna, the envelope please...

Official estimate from the Gesner clan:

51 pounds, 1952 - the location... NAUSET INLET!!

OK - winner claim your prize... (I'm lookin back as we speak)

juro
09-06-2001, 06:17 PM
So howz this for a method of determining the winner...

delta / years + delta / pounds = total point spread

lowest point spread wins the fly line?

Nick
09-06-2001, 06:23 PM
Looks to me like Mike Doogue wins!

juro
09-06-2001, 06:29 PM
I get the same result = spread of a mere 1 point! Doogue - great job.

Let me know what flyline you're in need of, and congrats!

juro
09-06-2001, 06:30 PM
saltRon (08-30-2001 09:53 p.m.):
Remember they changed the colour back when we were were all still chasing all the girls.
1952
23.6363 KG
saltRon

HOLD ON! Who remembers how to convert 23.6363 KG to POUNDS?

juro
09-06-2001, 06:35 PM
SaltRon entered 23.6363 KG...

454g = 1lb, thus 23.6363 KG = 52.06 lbs...

Doogue entered 52 lbs, both same year...

Doogue wins by a MERE .06233 lbs? ? ?

I am thinking this is too close to call, let's take a vote - sudden death challenge -or- hairline trigger?

Chris
09-06-2001, 06:49 PM
rumblin, fumblin, stumblin
I couldn't find the string this morning to enter. But Damn old doogue was awful close even though he's one # over I'd give it to him.

doogue
09-06-2001, 10:16 PM
Whoa, I guessed 1952 and 52 pounds. Saltron guessed 1952 and 23.6363 kg * 2.2 lb/kg = 51.99986 lbs. So, significant figures included, SaltRon wins. That was close...

Wow...I hadn't seen the posts on the second page when I wrote this. If we are splitting hairs a kilogram = 2.2046226 lb so 23.6363 kg * 2.2046226 lb/kg = 52.10912 lbs.

Who knows...if I am the winner then I donate my proceeds to the Forum. The contest really should not come down to significant figures.

Awesome fish though...

Nick
09-07-2001, 06:18 AM
I vote that its a tie, since saltRon probably divided 52 by 2.2lbs/kg thus giving 23.63...kg. So, maybe time responded to the question as the tie breaker?

juro
09-11-2001, 02:31 PM
Nick (09-07-2001 07:18 a.m.):
I vote that its a tie, since saltRon probably divided 52 by 2.2lbs/kg thus giving 23.63...kg. So, maybe time responded to the question as the tie breaker?

Nick -

That sounds like a sound suggestion, therefore SaltRon takes the Old School award for one fly line of choice up to a $50 value!

Round of virtual applause for out friend from British Columbia!

Ron - email me with your snail mail and line choice, CONGRATS!

Special thanks to Capt.Konrad Gesner of the Massachusetts south shore for the use of the "family heirloom" photo.

Mike - close one, as usual I admire your sportsmanship in the hair-splitting results. I'd love if you and your clan could join me for a fall sortie out on Nauset this fall before the snow flies.

doogue
09-11-2001, 05:15 PM
Juro,

I would love to do an oversand trip as the season fades. The last time that you took me out there was the highlight of the season for me - in terms of the overall appeal of one outing. The blitz action that my brother, Roop and I enjoyed a few weeks back certainly wins out on the adrenaline front but if you integrate the curve of pure satisfaction then that day on Nauset wins out.

I am not sure when you are heading oversand but keep us in mind when you are heading out on Nauset in the late September and early October time frame. I appreciate the offer.

-Mike