Chatham-11/3 & 4--- And a GREAT present - Fly Fishing Forum
Stripers and Coastal Gamefish Stripers, Blues, Inshore tuna!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-04-2001, 05:03 PM
striblue's Avatar
striblue striblue is offline
President of CAC
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Plymouth and Chatham, MA
Posts: 7,518
Chatham-11/3 & 4--- And a GREAT present

That was it.... both days ..dead.. Great weather though. Got down to the Light about 5:30am and bumped into Big Cat who had nothing to report. Then Juro came down and headed to the right to the point. He fished with Terry and then Nick fished with me for awhile. Leon Long is yelling to me from the parking lot.. "There aint no fish over thar". Left the guys hoping they had good luck and then met them..Juro, Terry, Nick and Roop at the Chatham Squire for lunch.. After they were going to Brewster or the usual south shore stroll on the way home. But what really touched me was that Roop, on behalf of all the members of this board who know me and have either stayed or visited CAC, or not, Gave me a beautiful hand carve sign, about an inch and half thick and three feet long, carved in Old english lettering with gold leaf,the boarders were in gold leaf ,and a beautiful wood fish, I mean finish, Spelling out ..."CHATHAM ANGLER'S CLUB", and underneath in smaller lettering .."EST..2000". It is the gift of a life time. So, from the bottom of my heart I want to thank you all for this most thoughtful and meaningful gift. My local buddies ,one of whom, Leon Long does not flyfish, and John Mulhander,, who does both ,were not to be outdone. Roop gives me there contribution to CAC .. a taxidermied Sand EEL.. mounted on a 2 inch by 7 inch board and Polyuethaned all over.. A sense of humor is all you need to get though anything. Both are now on my mantel piece. Anyway.. saw Brendan O'Brien this morning at the light house and we both left to the end of a memorable season. Juro has pictures of the sign and I hope to show all of you this sign. Roop, don't forget to tell your wife a thank you from me on the great wrapping job.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-04-2001, 06:03 PM
Bob Pink Bob Pink is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 473
John,
Sorry that I had to miss the presentation, as always Roop not only is a fishing machine but a thoughtful dude. I was thrilled when I heard of his idea. CAC is a special place and it's owner has always tried to be there for us.
Now enough sucking up.... where are you gonna hang that sand eel?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 11-04-2001, 06:31 PM
DFix DFix is offline
Fluff
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Salem, MA; Deerfield, NH
Posts: 1,033
SURPRISE !!! }> ;D ;D ;D }>

I'm sorry I missed it as well. God knows there was enough "planning" (read: scheming, conniving, emailing, telephoning with information and schedule updates, waiting, hoping, shuffling of feet waiting in front of the Squire to see who'd make it for the presentation, etc., not necessarily in that order }> - did I say WAITING??? - for you, John ;D ) to have you and as many members as possible together, whenever this came together.

I commend Roop on the thoughtful idea; I am happy to have been a willing, yet surreptitious and covert party to these proceedings.

Congratulations, My Good Friend.

Thanks to all who participated, who received our "Mole Mail" and attempted to adjust their schedules to join in the fun and festivities.

Roop - Capital Idea !
Juro, FredA - Thanks for helping keep him off guard
Bill Stanton - I'm glad he didn't make much of us talking that Saturday morning
To Anyone at the Light that weekend - congratulations and thanks for helping us keep it secret.

Respectfully submitted,

The "Mole" }> }> }>

(see: "Master" in the dictionary, Striblue! ;D )
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 11-04-2001, 07:12 PM
jborkowski jborkowski is offline
Active Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: New England
Posts: 248
Send a message via AIM to jborkowski
Congrats John, you deserve it!!

Can't wait to finally see the sign.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 11-05-2001, 12:25 AM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,591
That was the best fishing trip without any catching that I've ever had, meant with all sincerity.

Special thanks to Roop for taking the task of getting the CAC sign made. He and I were fishing one day and it came up in conversation that I had been feeling pretty bad about not getting the sign made up for John although I thought of the idea at least a year ago and vowed to get it done. Being the kind of guy that he is, Jeff said "I'll get that done" and took action where I had nothing but a good idea and good intentions. It was his coordination and every contributors generosity that made it possible.

The sand eel plaque that Terry brought you from your local Chatham buddies was a riot! You got two conversation pieces in one day.

It was good to be out, the season was stellar. Until May, there are a thousand things to keep busy with and the goal is to get them all out of the way before it all starts over again!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 11-05-2001, 06:37 AM
Roop Roop is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Any
Posts: 1,260
John,

Your hospitality and stewardship are greatly appreciated by all.

The sign was Juro's idea, I just ran with it as I saw his frustration grow due to his desire to do as much as possible for everyone.

Many people contributed, my list is at home, will post later. I'm sorry that we weren't able to pull off a group presentation but after our last failed attempt, when the sign was FINALLY finished - I thought it was best to just get it out.

Enjoy it in good health!

Roop
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 11-05-2001, 10:40 AM
striblue's Avatar
striblue striblue is offline
President of CAC
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Plymouth and Chatham, MA
Posts: 7,518
Jeff..Yes.. please let me know on the list. Dave sent me a bunch of e-mails and the list looks large. Well, I guess I will have to put in a bath and shower down in my basement (which has a separate entrance).. bunks.. tying tables, a large screen TV... will have to meet Brendan this weekend at the Antique Fly fishing show to get more stuff for the basement...etc. Actually... that would be a great idea...Hmmmmm.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 11-05-2001, 04:15 PM
MarkDoogue's Avatar
MarkDoogue MarkDoogue is offline
Flyfishing on the brain..
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Weymouth, MA
Posts: 520
Antique fly fishing show? Where?

Sorry I wasn't there for the presentation.

I've had the pleasure of darkening the CAC's doorstep and found both the host and the premises to be welcoming and hospitable to all comers.

There is no finer spot on the Cape to wash the skunk off with a hot cup of coffee and great conversation. On the other hand, there is also no better location to bask in the glory of a productive day with a glass of elixir, be it pogey oil or another suitable substitute.

All the best, John.

~Mark
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 11-05-2001, 04:23 PM
jared's Avatar
jared jared is offline
BB5 Survivor
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: parts unknown
Posts: 474
Antique Angler's Show is in Boxborough, Mass this weekend...sadly, it's a far cry from what it was even 3-4 years ago.

Always interesting however, as is the preview of Bob Lang's auction. Gives on the opportunity to see & hold (smell too I suppose ???) some fascinating pieces.

--j
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 11-05-2001, 05:20 PM
FrenchCreek's Avatar
FrenchCreek FrenchCreek is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Bow River in Calgary
Posts: 865
Congrats to you John. I heard about the "sign" idea last visit and could not think of a more fitting thank you. I hope to get to see the sign, the boys and you on my next visit to the cape and "next time" I will get to do some R&R at the now official CAC, after a day on the sandy points of the Cape.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #11  
Old 11-06-2001, 09:17 PM
Jimmy Jimmy is offline
Just Plain Nuts
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: western Long Island Sound
Posts: 282
I thought the sign idea was a great idea for a great guy. Enjoy it and all of the good feelings it brings. You're the best.

Jimmy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #12  
Old 11-07-2001, 08:19 AM
juro's Avatar
juro juro is offline
Coast2coast Flyfishaholic
 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Steelhead country|striper coast|bonefish belt
Posts: 20,591
Image updated to the sign (above).

Long live C.A.C.!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #13  
Old 11-07-2001, 08:24 AM
DFix DFix is offline
Fluff
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Salem, MA; Deerfield, NH
Posts: 1,033
Man, is that a sharp looking sign !!! Great idea, Juro and Jeff. Now CAC will forever be memorialized by the respect it's "members" have for the Founder 8)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #14  
Old 11-07-2001, 08:24 AM
striblue's Avatar
striblue striblue is offline
President of CAC
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Plymouth and Chatham, MA
Posts: 7,518
Juro... great picture... I had forgotten that they were shots taken at the Squire... I will keep it indoors except when you guys are down in the spring.. put two hooks in it at the top and hang it over the front door . But will not leave it out if no one is there.. It's to impotrtant to me to do that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #15  
Old 11-07-2001, 08:45 AM
Adrian's Avatar
Adrian Adrian is offline
Flats Rat
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Connecticut/New England
Posts: 2,952
Sorry I couldn't be there.

The sign look great!! A really high quality piece of workmanship for a very deserving recipient.

John, a sincere thank you for your hospitality at CAC and stewardship out on the Chatham beaches. It been great fishing with you and the rest of the forum this season.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Great Weekend in Chatham-Picutures too! striblue Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 15 06-08-2005 05:07 PM
Great Present striblue Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 4 10-14-2003 04:26 PM
Chatham TUNA Report-Aug 18--Great Morning! striblue Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 26 08-20-2003 10:45 PM
Fly fishing present! Smcdermott Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 21 10-11-2002 12:21 AM
Chatham-7/4--A Great Morning striblue Stripers and Coastal Gamefish 2 07-04-2002 01:01 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:23 PM.



Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)