Canadian-American 2005 Fishing Championship

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  1. BOBLAWLESS

    BOBLAWLESS New Member

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    Here's an idea I got that might be fun. And while I don't approve of competition in fishing, this could prove interesting.

    We select a lake, say Lenice for example for the 2005 Canadian-American Championship. Five American anglers (a car full) agree to meet at the lake for the tournament.
    Five Canadians (Floon can be captain and bring four cronies) agree to meet at the parking lot for example.

    Then, five teams are formed by cutting the cards. The highest Canadian and American card drawers are called tema number one. Four other teams are so formed.

    Now the teams can fish anywhere but they must always fish within sight of each to record and to witness anything caught. One point per fish.

    A gun is fired at an agreed upon time which means everybody comes in to the fire for the award ceremony. A cup, or some old trophy no longer wanted, is presented to the winning nation who will reign until next year when the venue will be in Canada.

    Individual fishermen will be awarded first, second and third place. The rest will sulk off.

    Rules:
    No terrorists :p
    Flies only and fly gear only. :thumb:
    Any boat is OK but maybe it should be limited to tubes and pontoons. :confused:
    Only two dudes from Spokane may be on the American team. :rofl:
    Only two dudes from Kamloops may be on the Canadian team. :D
    All fish to be caught and released by hand at the boat. No LDR's. :hmmm:
    When in the U.S., Canadians should limit the number of "ehs" to not more than 300 as a courtesy... :rofl:

    Bob, the Any additional ideas? Any interest?. :beer2:
     
  2. Nailknot

    Nailknot Active Member

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    Bob, you are a complex man. The board's most vocal peacenik one moment, a gun toting nationalist the next. Sheesh!
     
  3. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    I think conflicted is the proper adjective here, but none the less, a man. I believe he has a secret yearning to wear boxers with the GOP elephant on them, signed of course by none other than G-Dub himself! ( I can feel the steam building now... :clown: )

    Count me in...my dream team would be (in no particular order) Pwoens, Ive, Backyard, Crump, and me, if they'll have me....
     
  4. alpinetrout

    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    What's a dual-citizen such as myself to do? :confused:
     
  5. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    Bob, would it really be sporting to put a fisherman against a snagger? :confused:

    Everyone knows you'll be bobber fishing - putting your chrionomid right in the 'zone' - aka the traveling lane for unsuspecting trout. We all know trout swim with their mouths open for a good percentage of the time. As these fish swim along in the dark depths, looking for a big tasty meal of crawdad, bait fish, leech, garlic cheese bait, etc - they accidentally inhale the tiny hook dandling right in front of their noses - thus getting snagged. 'Fly fisherman' Bob then sets the hook and shouts with glee "fish on!!".

    No, this wouldn't look good for the American team at all... :p ;)
     
  6. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    OUCH! Ding! Round two...
     
  7. WaFlyCaster

    WaFlyCaster Tricoptera

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    you really must have alot of time on your hands bob...but its a great idea! its like the whole nations competing for golf honors..i forget the name of that tournament..davis cup? or is that tennis? world cup?
     
  8. Sinktip

    Sinktip Monty

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    Do you really think it would be fair to have an all day competition with some guys that would have to stop part way through and change into slacks and a tie in order to have noon tea, while the american team fished hard until the very end. I don't see the sport in running up the score on them while they eat crumpets. :clown:

    Monty
     
  9. Brent Comer

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    Can I fire the gun? :D
     
  10. pwoens

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    Ahhh, thanks Rope...im humbled. I have my new Loop so Im gonna catch way more fish now ;) :rofl:
     
  11. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Alpine, just for that u can go to the canadian team.

    Can we bring sparse up from NM? Im in, as long as i can fish chironomids and bobber. But, i suggest some other lake. The Lenice/Nunnaly chain has been hit really hard by pumpkinsead and other non trout species. Don't think it will offer primo fishing this year. Howbout one of the Quincy lakes, Maybe Lenore. No use doing a secrete lake, i don't trust the other team to keep it under wraps.

    Peace,
    Andy
     
  12. BOBLAWLESS

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    My dearest and only friends,

    I put up an idea that could be tons of fun, even for the spectators (if you are not on the team, nothing says you can't fish nearby with appropriate courtesy, of course).

    Then the villification starts:

    I am a snagger,
    I am not even named to the dream team of Roper.
    I am accused of being a super-patriot and a weasel at the same time.
    My idea is filthyfied by an obscene song.
    I am accused of having too much time on my hands.
    People of questionable loyalty try to horn in.
    Chadk graps a bite of my ass as usual.
    Roper says I am conflicted.
    The Canadians shine me on.

    Bob, the Gee, Fellas, it's such a pleasure to try to help out... :p :p :p
     
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    Sinktip Monty

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    I think that was the part that made it go south. :D You of all people know that things have to be asked very specificly around here or everyone runs in different directions. I for one like the idea and have my canadian/cuban cigars ready for the party!! :beer2: :beer1: :cool:

    Monty
     
  14. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    "Chadk graps a bite of my ass as usual."

    I have no idea what it means to "graps" another man's butt. But even if I was so inclined, I'm sure the fact that I know you pack a gun would deter me from even looking at your behind, let alone try to bite it :hmmm:

    No, I think your behind is safe from me. :cool:


    :p
     
  15. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    "One point per fish."

    Bob, as a former public school teacher, I'm sure the math may be too much for you :clown: , but I would prefer to go with one point per INCH of fish. Gotta give credit to the guys who dredge up the lunkers :confused:
     
  16. Backyard

    Backyard SANCHO!

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    Canadians don't use inches... they would just get confused. :rofl:
     
  17. Steelheader

    Steelheader Only 3 more years until I can think like a fish.

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    Sound like a fun friendly comp to me. By the way alpinetrout you forgot to throw in Hockey since we took the sport from the home land. :rofl:
     
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    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    As much as I'd like to take writing credit, it's not my song. It's the theme song from the movie Team America: World Police. You can even hear a sample clip thanks to the good people at Amazon.com - http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/clipserve/B00031TXTU001003/0/103-5365500-2375834
     
  19. BOBLAWLESS

    BOBLAWLESS New Member

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    My dearest and only friends,

    Measuring a fish means the witness would have to paddle over to verify the length. This would take time and might result in injury to the fish. No, my vote is that anything counts. This contest should not be at the expense of the fish. Fairness is called for and remember that only gentlemen and gentlewomen will be involved. Cheating is unthinkable and will not be condoned.

    My dream team:

    Chris (He's the owner for god's sakes-show some respect).
    Ive (I've watched him fish and he is good to say the very least).
    Roper (He crapped on me but I prefer to keep to the high road).
    Steve Buckner (Best guide I've ever had).
    Me (Well, I mean, I did think this thing up, eh?)

    Subs: Pwoens :rofl:
    Ray Helears
    Kalm
    The Carp Kid
    Old Man
    Mattzoid
    MacRowdies
    Les Johnson
    World Angler if he's around.
    CWUGirl
    YT
    And heck, lots of guys we've got that I just can't think of at the moment.
     
  20. Chromer

    Chromer Defeat terrorism

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    I like the idea. Who is going to watch the Canadians cars in the Lenice parking lots??? :cool:
     

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