Introduction (under duress) :-)

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Introduction (under duress) :-)

Post by Maddog61 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:13 pm

Hi, My name's Parker.
I'm posting this because two guys named Russ & Mark cornered me on the interwebs. They advised me that I had reached the 1 week lurking limit, and that if I knew what was good for me, I would identify myself. :)
I am a husband and a father of 2 awesome little boys.
I am a ROOKIE hiker/backpacker.
My first 2 trips were last July & September. The second trip was a 2 day 1 night hike w/2 friends to the Cottonwood Lakes basin, where we summited Langley, and I caught my first few golden trout. (hybrid..?) the reason it was only 1 night was because the snow stopped us from summiting in July.
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Needless to say... I am hooked, and I have a lot to learn. Thus my lurking:-) I'm not all that interested in peak bagging this year(my toenail just fell off from Langley) ... Just exploring some more of the beautiful Sierras. Maybe Royce Lakes area?
BTW... Santa was awesome this year. He brought me a z-lite pad, a new osprey water bladder, a bear vault 450, some rain pants, and a jetboil! (and 11 days off w/my family. )
Hope you all had a blessed Christmas and a happy New Year!

-Parker






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Re: Introduction (under duress) :-)

Post by gary c. » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:37 pm

MD61, welcome to the forum. :thumbsup:
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Re: Introduction (under duress) :-)

Post by markskor » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:09 pm

Yup!
Mountainman who swims with trout

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Re: Introduction (under duress) :-)

Post by rlown » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:57 pm

welcome aboard, Parker! sorry about dragging the intro out of you.. :D It was just interesting that you were on but never in any of the forums. I gathered it was a side effect of using your mobile device and tapatalk, after our PM exchange.

I think you'll find a lot of great info on this site. Congrats on the goldens.. bummer about the toenail. I lose or bruise my right big toenail every September. Guess that foot is a little longer and pronates more than the other.

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Post by balzaccom » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:56 pm

Hey! Welcome Maddog!

That's a strange looking fly reel you got on that rod!
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Post by Maddog61 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 8:24 am

No offense taken :) Good icebreaker. I think Tapatalk leaves you logged in so it can notify you of new posts in the forums you're subscribed to.
And as far as my funny lookin' fly reel :)... I had my first fly fishing opportunity last summer on the Davidson river in NC. I loved it, but I have no gear yet.... Or skills for that matter. I did catch 1 nice trout though. I'll post a picture later as they upload tiny from my phone.
I may be picking some brains eventually about flyfishing too;-)
(and for the record- that fish from Cottonwood WAS caught on a fly:) didn't mean to put him in the dirt, but I was trying not to fall into the inlet!


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Post by oldranger » Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:06 am

MD

You were wise not to cross mark and russ they are rather large gnarly dudes! Best to keep on their good side. Quality food and booze works for me!

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Post by giantbrookie » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:04 pm

Welcome aboard and best wishes for many enjoyable trips in the future.
Since my fishing (etc.) website is still down, you can be distracted by geology stuff at: http://www.fresnostate.edu/csm/ees/facu ... ayshi.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Post by balzaccom » Wed Jan 04, 2012 5:36 pm

And feel free to pick what brains I have left about fly fishing! Who knows, you might find something in there I forgot I knew1
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Post by Maddog61 » Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:11 pm

balzaccom wrote:And feel free to pick what brains I have left about fly fishing! Who knows, you might find something in there I forgot I knew1
Thank you sir:-)

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