Evan, I was thinking this morning, that since I am not wrangling in quite as many freebies as I thought I would, maybe we could make a trade that is overtly in my favor. I was looking through my very limited collection of gear and I found about 10 ft. of 12lb maxima that I would trade for your new boat as long as a trailer comes with it.
Before I get all crazy, matthew, thanks for the PM I will take both of those momentums even though you don't want the cookies n milt. And since you offered to cover the postage, well the next time I am up in BC holding a cold kokanee I am going to offer a toast in your name.
Now excuse me whilst I digress
1. Did you all not read my post, this is no Christmas wish list, these are things I was hoping everyone here would chip in to give me, before or after Christmas.
2. Jerry make your own thread, clearly you were not around in the u.s.s.r. because that is how fights broke out in the bread lines. I will help you get people's stuff after I am done getting mine, which could be a while.
3. I am a corrections officer not an inmate. So I don't need all the fake ids. Luckily I work close to a few nice cricks to dangle my stick in. I was going to say becareful about the broadcasting illegal activity like that, but I will shoot you a pm to keep it on the low down.
Actually, when I was an exchange student in Germany, I spent time in Russian occupied East Germany under diplomat status, so know what a bread line looks like. You never would see a fight break out, because they'd come and take you away and never get seen from again.
Second, I'm a moderator who can kill this post and ban your IP from the website. So if I want to jump on this thread I think I will. LOL (that was a joke, maybe......)
Sorry, i had a drift boat. It wasnt up to my standards, so I floated half way to the mouth of the GR, drilled a hole in the bottom and scuttled it. If i had known you were in the market I would have given it to you. I scrapped the trailer and gave the $ to a little girl selling matches. Same for the fly gear, I left it all in the boat as all i do now Tenkara fish, and Dap for steelhead using beads. Man, you should have posted earlier.
So with many thanks to those generous folks, I have managed to score 1 free beulah rod, 3 lbs of hevi beads and 2 almost new reels. Since I only need one, I am going to offer a trade: the free reel I got for a drift boat. I am really sick and tired of blowing up my 14 foot raft by mouth, it takes about 8 hours to do, so I have to show up the day before I want to fish and start huffing and puffing away. My doctor pretty much assured me that almost all of the hemorrhoids I got over the last year were from straining and grunting to get those tubes up to pressure. So if anyone is interested in the trade let me know. Oh and also remember I will be around during all of 2013 to continue taking any of your quality gear. After christmas I am fairly sure that alot of folks with get gifts they don't want and I will take those too as long as they are valuable.
@David: Dude talk about a small world, the little girl you gave that money too was actually my 3rd niece. Her father and I just painted sticks to look like matches, they would not even light. When she got home that night we took the money and bought scuba gear so we could try and recover peoples lost Hevi Beads. Where exactly did you sink that drift boat because we might be able to salvage some of that stuff.... Oh and if you run into my niece again Don't Buy her Girl Scout Cookies.... The Peanutbutter Patties are another one of my distant cousins sick jokes gone wrong, I won't even discuss it because that would certainly get me banned...
@sopflyfisher: Wow looks like a fellow OP brother, Fancy that. I will bounce you a PM and will take all the CLAs. Great working mans reel, although I was hoping for more of the glitzy fancy stuff, I can always use those to trade for better things. If you ever get busted and end up here in the corrections center I will help you out too, there is a giant dude that got busted for gill netting on the MoClips river last year and he basically owns cell block 8. His cellies call him Geronimo, and he is know for snagging youngsters out in the yard. He calls it dredging out the brats with his sink tip, nasty stuff, but I can keep you clear of him.
Oh and @ Jerry... funny stuff, but remember this thread is all about me, please bring some of that spetsnaz skill to your giving game, and kick me down some of your gear preferably not from the Brezhnev era, I am really aiming for cutting edge donations.