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: What If IV

02-05-2001, 09:57 AM
Ok Ray, there you are about to give a "Flyfishing Downtown Providence" talk in front of 78 grumbling shack nasty fishermen who payed $10 each to here you blather on. As you set up your projector the bulb blows, you have no spare. Then you realize that you forgot all your posters, slides, flies and anything else you use on your presentations. You have a pounding headache, your blood sugar is low cause you skipped supper to drive 1.5 hours through a blizzard to get there. What do you do? http://www.flyfishingforum.com/images/flytalk/Happy.gif


02-05-2001, 12:34 PM
Terry...... LMAO!!!! Tom D

02-05-2001, 12:52 PM
The words "tactical withdrawal" spring to mind........."(aka "Beam me up Scotty)

02-05-2001, 12:54 PM
Hmmmm....Looks like a tough one Ray....Mind if I try to help...let's see... OK ...you should start with the topic, "What has happened to todays fishermen". Then tell them about the days when you and Earnest Hemmingwy used to fish for Black Marlin off of Bimini.. you would spend 50% of your time fishing and the other 50% of your time smoking cuban cigars, drinking rum and chasing down and shooting at German Submarines with Thompson submachine guns... and how you would go into all the bars in Old Havana with Earnie and take on anybody in the place...and how you mistakenly took a US Navy P-T boat because you guys were to drunk to know the difference and only found out about the folly when you could not find your rods...and the rum...but the day wasn't totally lost, was it Ray, when you decided to take pot shots with the deck guns at sailboats manned by clean shaven, white cladded mammas boys from the New York Yacht Club, Yeah, those were the days weren't they Ray? When men were men and the sheep were scared.

02-05-2001, 02:01 PM
Ray - clearly you've have too much fun in your career so far. All kidding aside, the things you have experienced make me envious (in a good way!). I had never seen a slide show that covered so much breadth within the world of saltwater angling before Stony Brook... so here's what I propose...

Just to give us all a fair shot, how about getting a few keys made to that sweet little striper rocket of yours with the whaler logo on the side http://www.flyfishingforum.com/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif

Seriously, we appreciate your sense of humor.

02-05-2001, 03:09 PM
Guys....You don't leave me much with all those limitations. There's not much left to improvise with. I'm handicapped already, being 100% Polish. More on a solution in a later post.

I thought this topic would be good for a class room discussion, so I posed this same problem to my 8 th. grade class. Here are some of their reponses.

1. You hang around guys who fondle chicken feathers all day?

2. Mr. Stachelek.... How could you drive 1 1/2 hours? Didn't you lose your license for drunken driven.

3. If a car starts out 1 1/2 hours ago, at a speed of 60 miles per hour...blah..blah blah?

4. If these are your friends, I won't want to be standing next to you when you meet your enemies.

5. Your an easy mark, Mr. Stach. By the way is mine still a "F."

More later....... Ray

02-05-2001, 03:15 PM


02-05-2001, 09:14 PM
Ask sully for an abbreviated introduction. http://www.flyfishingforum.com/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif

02-06-2001, 02:57 PM
OK... OK... I know U guys like Terry, JohnM, Adrian, Juro, and you too Sean, are putting my professional reputation on the line, so to speak.

What your really testing is my improvisational skills. With all these constraints you've thrown at me, there isn't much I can do. (you think!)

First off, all my survivor questions were to the general public. But here, I can see that the posse' is out to get me, so it's time to shoot back.

First of all, I would like to thank all my loyal fans of 86 for coming out to hear the spoken word on such a terrible night. Alleluia Brothers and sisters!!

Next,...I would never really forget all this stuff for a presentation.... But I'll play by your rules.

First off Terry, If I had forgotten all my flies there is one we can play with and use for demonstrations. Unless you change your perimeters..... Our we dressed in drag here!

Second, Ten dollars a pop. Wow!, I never charged for a slide presentation in my life. But I follow your rules.

Let me see..... Lets do the math.... $10 X 86 people = $860.00. Wow!, that's a lot of money. Should I buy raffle tickets from this site? Wait!... I remember, I have to entertain this people, right!

Answer to the problem: OPEN BAR...GUYS......PARTY ON GARTH! NO WAY!.... yes Ray.

02-06-2001, 03:44 PM
You had me going there Ray. The open bar idea clinched it! Good job.


02-07-2001, 08:11 AM
Juro -

Got the keys made so you can use the "Striper Rocket."

There in the mail? We can do a time-share.

Juro, You have the month of January.

Terry, How does December sound?

Terry, There is no battery, no trailer tires, completely covered with canvas... but you have a full tank of gas. Remember you have no registration.

What will you do?

02-07-2001, 08:47 AM
Awesome! Say, can you tow it down to the Islamorada for me? http://www.flyfishingforum.com/images/flytalk/Wilk.gif