WM in Hand...very stoked to get her wet.

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  1. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks to a very good friend who picked my Water Master up while on his family vacation. The deal was almost too good to belive but the boat was in a place I could not reach and the seller would not ship. I owe you big, you know it, I know it and we'll settle that right.

    I'm now happy to have my own water master kodiak sitting right behind me on the floor of my media room. I'd show off some boat porn if my camera was not dead and my charger was not lost. Until the new one arrives you'll have to use your imagination.

    I hope to get it wet this weekend, even if for just a couple of hours.
     
  2. Big Tuna

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    Mumbles,
    You are a gear tart. I like the way you roll. I consider myself pretty good at horse trading and sniffing out good deals, but I'm an amateur compared to you. Enjoy the WM.
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Big Tuna, I'm a gear tart for sure. I'm hoping my new to me WM will be a mini version of your new to you big boy raft. How is that thing working out for you all?
     
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    Looks wonderful in the garage:) I've only gotten it out once, and it was great. Planning to hit the Yak tomorrow in it. Heading to the Missouri next weekend for 5 days, and if both my bros go, we'll be taking the raft. I'll get more use in August and then steelhead season. Various and sundry circumstances have resulted in me getting out very little this spring. Enjoy your WM.
     
  5. steelydan

    steelydan Newb seeking wisdom

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    +1
     
  6. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Congrats!
     
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    Trout Master Active Member

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    A new vessel for the Mumble fleet, cool
     
  8. Salmo_g

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    Congrats Mumbles. You may find you like it enough to keep it, unlike some of your other gear acquisitions. But if not, that's OK, someone will get a great deal.

    Sg
     
  9. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Funny guy. I like gear. Some I buy, some I trade, some I keep. I don't like the stock market because I can't take it on the beach, river or lake and try it out for a while. Sometimes I get great deals, sometimes I give them. I guess so long as I'm happy then I'm happy.
     
  10. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Well-stated. As the old punch line goes: "Who you gonna please with that?" . . . Response: "Me." When folks ask me why I have this, that, or the other thing, I reply that . . . "it's mine, I have it if I need/want to use it, and quite frankly, what I have or do comes under the heading of my business." Enjoy your WM . . . maybe I'll buy one of these, too . . . then I'll have an inflatable for every vehicle & occasion . . . will save loading & unloading . . .
     
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    Yeah Mumbles, just trying to be a funny guy. I'm sold on WMs and think you'll want to hang on to yours too.

    Sg
     
  12. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Actually been browsing some videos on WM's and wondering if it will make my float tube obsolete. The misses would love to have even more free space in the garage. I'll hold off on that though. Visiting friends might need something to float in too.
     
  13. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    +2 ...and let me know if you want to get rid of your float tube :)
     
  14. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Perhaps not. Float tubes will always have their place in my flotilla, especially when fishing water that's not easily accessible for a WM or hiking in to remote lakes.

    K
     
  15. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Exceptional point Mr. Lufkin, as always. I'll hold off. Maybe my fatness will find fitness to hike into some of the alpine areas I used to visit when I was much more fit and less fat.
     
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    Ed, good luck with your new Watermaster. I have been enjoying your old Fishcat Panther! So far two lakes, and yesterday we floated the Skykomish. Worked great, and very comfortable as well!
     
  17. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Everybody wins! I'm excited to get mine wet...no time this past weekend. Glad you've found some time to get used to your new friend.
     
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    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

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    I think I say your Panther headed home sitting atop an SUV as I was headed out for an evening's fishin. Any luck out there? The only biting that I got was providing a little fast food for the mosquitos.
     
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    Your next purchase is a building to house the fleet (I already did that!) This weekend in Winthrop a couple unexpected guests stopped by and I was able to accomodate them all on a very productive lake nearby with my Outcast Fat Cat, Outcast PAC 9000, and Scadden MacKenzie Drifter. Actually could have floated a few more with my old Fishing Cat pontoon (18 yo!), two man NRS raft, and 17' drift boat, but the launch on this lake is sketchy for a drift boat. I wonder why my wife can't understand my need for a WM! Rick
     
  20. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I have been pushing two possible driveway/carport options to better protect our recreational investments!
     

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