So, curious, what's behind your avatar and username?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by formerguide, Mar 1, 2013.

  1. Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    TriCities, WA
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    Name- it's me. I did have a different screen name for awhile, but like many others I changed due to overwhelming peer pressure. The avatar pic was taken in the North Cascades while on a helicopter training flight. My last tour in the Navy was at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, where I did search and rescue for several years. Maybe one day I'll change it now that I've retired from the Navy.....
  2. PT Physhicist

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    Edmonds, WA
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    Name are the initials to what used to be my favorite tying material. Pic is my Lab, Brook. She ain't around anymore but the pic is. I'm not comfortable having my name out there for all to see. I'll share it in a PM if we're having a "disagreement" so you know who is belittling you;) I'm wntrrun on another board.

    Actually kind of embarrassed my parents named me Ron Jeremy. Sounds too much like a name that would be given to a porn star or sumpin'.
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  3. porterHause Just call me Jon

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    Seattle, WA
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    LOL for a good time, click on Flyborg's avatar pic.

    Mine is my nickname of old...based on last name. Spelling because Porterhouse has been taken on almost all things digital these days.

    Avatar varies...a dude with a fish.
  4. underachiever !

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    suburban hell
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    My name because I've been described as such by various folks throughout my life. My avatar because I just find the cornholio version of beavis hilarious.
  5. Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    Phinney Ridge, Seattle, WA
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    An inexpensive rod is fully capable of catching a brookie?
  6. teedub Active Member

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    Cle Elum
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    My stage name here is the nick name I picked up in college in Michigan - I was a guide on the Au Sable, Jordan and Manistee Rivers to assist with the cost of a higher education. My initials became my daily name.

    The Avatar is a part of a graphic design I made up for a presentation to a client - he picked another design and this one reverted to me.
  7. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Dillon, Mt
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    Every time I see your avatar, it looks like somebody is peeing on a snow bank. Credit this to bad eyes and a small picture.
  8. wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    Wallingford, WA
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    My name? beacuse I always wanted a pen name/alter ego/partial anonymity anyways
    My Avatar- It changes, The P-38 is beautiful. I love history + things that fly. The P-38 looks like it is from a different era, maybe even the future, certainly not 1937. I like the way it's over some sandhills, like maybe it's in the empty quarter or something.That and the left prop is visible more than the right, making me wonder if that bird is in trouble, if it'll fly well with one engine out...
    The avatars here have always fascinated me
    My quote- just some stupid stuff from Lebowski...
  9. Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    Helena, Montana
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    I cropped my avatar from the one above.

    An illustrator friend of mine drew this as a joke after a long discussion about aquatic entomology and my long time fascination with these creatures.

    My name is Trapper, but that was already in use, so I went with MT (as in Montana) Trapper.
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  10. GAT Active Member

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    Willamette Valley, OR
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    The mayfly looks like it came out of one of the grade B monster movies from the 60s.... spooky! At least its wearing a proper hat. :D
  11. Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    Helena, Montana
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    Gene - The illustrator does a lot of kids books on dinosaurs, so that's probably the reason. Plecoptera are the most prehistoric looking, but this Mayfly does indeed look like he means business. I think Rob heard me say I use super glue to get bugs to stand still for a photograph, so maybe it's about turning the tables on me.

  12. g_smolt Recreational User

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    58°19'59 N, 134°29'49 W
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    I live on Gastineau Channel, and used to fish a little fly called the Gastineau Smolt.
    I got a hotmail account way back when you didn't need "11198" or "JRjr" behind your name, but a few message boards on the innertubes didn't like gastineau_smolt@ as a login so I chopped it off at G_Smolt.
    Avatar is a piggy rainbow from Bristol Bay, shot with a fisheye for a weird "is this yours?" look.
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  13. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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  14. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    The picture is of my birddog benny napping after a long days hunt, I'm bennys buddy & will remain so as long as I feed him
  15. Jack Devlin Active Member

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    Western Washington, Puget Sound area
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    I like beer and " Steelhead" has been one of my favorite brews for many years. But, I admit, I am a sucker for any "label" beer or wine that has a fish name or logo i.e. "FishTail Ale", "Sockeye" wine, etc. etc.
  16. wichaka Active Member

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    White Salmon, Washington
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    The name is a Sioux/Shoshone Indian word meaning "To Be true" and "Trusted Loyal Friend".
    Came across the word many years ago, and named a choc. lab with it.

    When the net came into being, I figured if I used it I wouldn't ever have a problem with it being taken.

    The avatar...I have a few ponies. Used to have a horse packing biz, but just ride to get out in the back country to access the mountain lakes and streams.

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  17. Roper Idiot Savant

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    Glenraven Ranch
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    Well, the avatar should be obvious, it's me. What is not obvious is the story behind my nickname. Growing up I never acquired a nickname. Only late in life did one appear. It's derived from an essay by Thomas McQuane in his book "Some Horses". To find out the answer you'll have to fish with me sometime as the tale is best told in person.
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  18. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Quesnel, BC
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    A birth certificate, and proud of my lady..
  19. Flyborg Active Member

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    Kalama, WA
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    Jeremy I'm pretty damn proud of your lady too :)
  20. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Quesnel, BC
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    I was almost crass and said "birth certificate, and me"...