Gathering of the Clan

A Gathering of Fly Fishermen
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 Post subject: Star struck
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 7:37 pm 
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Being new in town I thought I should meet some locals. I saw an add for the PA FF Museum annual banquet so I bought a ticket. I made the short drive to the hotel tonight, found my name tag, and placed my seat card at an empty table. I knew the guest speaker, Ed Jawakowski but no one else. i got a beer and looked at all the auction items. When I returned to my seat other names where at the table. Joe Humphries, Ed Shenk, and Buck Metz. Behind me was Bob Clouser. It was awkward being the odd one no one knew. However being fishermen brings it all together and I had a delightful time. Take or leave Hollywood, I was in the company of true legends.


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 Post subject: Re: Star struck
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:18 pm 
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Nice!

Chuck that up to luck or maybe karma.....

Sitting and talking to those guys must have been more than worth the price of admission.


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 Post subject: Re: Star struck
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Joel...thanks.

That was fun.

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 Post subject: Re: Star struck
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:31 am 
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I've never met Humphries or the other fellow, but have had Dinner with Clouser and then a couple of years later spent a couple hours sitting with him in his office at his fly shop looking at pictures on his computer and listening to stories. He's just truly a fine gentleman. I'm sure you had an entertaining evening. Glad you had the insight to go.

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 Post subject: Re: Star struck
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That must've been great. Hope you let them know you are an author, too.

I met KOch years ago at Barry Serviente's fly shop in Northern Va. That was early in my trout experience and I happened to mention I used salmon eggs. Koch looked at me like I'd tracked in dog doo.


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 Post subject: Re: Star struck
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:13 pm 
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Many moons ago Joe H. came to a FF affair we held in Raleigh. Pretty sure that I saw him again years later in Charlotte demonstrating his methods and casting.
Help me out here Doug - wasn't he at the show that you and your son Brad attended here in Charlotte?
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P.S. The one that I took you out to a Thai restaurant that caused some lingering digestive ailments on
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 Post subject: Re: Star struck
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Bus, that's funny right there.

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 Post subject: Re: Star struck
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Geez Satchel, just 'cuz Mr Ed is a bit wide is no reason to call him 'bus'.

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 Post subject: Re: Star struck
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6'1", 37" waist and 183 on the scale....hardly "hefty," but lithe is of the distant past...clean living, good scotch and gin in moderation... and a wife that knows how to cook "lite."....she quit making peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies, brownies, cakes and apple and blueberry pies years ago.
Here's another "trick": Immediately give away all of the "over-sized" stuff to the V.A., Red Cross or the Junior League. In other words, "Burn the bridges."
Keep the tweed jackets and the blue blazers....you'll look rumpled, but who cares? ;)
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