I am the Luckiest Husband In The World

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  1. Jim Paget

    Jim Paget Active Member

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    Earlier this week, my wife said that she wanted to buy something significant to enhance my fly fishing. We discussed a budget and what she had in mind.

    Today I called Scott at the Confluence Fly Shop in Bellingham and explained what my wife had in mind. He agreed with my assessment of how lucky I am. I then drove to Bellingham and picked up a complete Echo XR7 rig with an Echo Ion reel.
     
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    Uh oh....mama wants a new pair of shoes.

    Just kidd'n! That's cool.
     
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  3. Jim Paget

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    Oops. The rod is a TR7, not an XR7.
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    I believe people make there own luck. Therefore, I am willing to bet you simply an awesome husband and Dad and am sure you deserve nothing less. Congratulations.
     
  5. David Loy

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    ... new drapes, new carpet, new shoes, maybe a car, paint the house, new furniture .... Wimmin, they always have a plan and your're in it somewhere. Better than not though...
     
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    I got similar treatment at Christmas time... new Sage ONE 490-4 and a Lamson litespeed to go with it
     
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    I would have shot for a drift boat.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Can't be any luckier than me. When I get up in the morning, my wife says to me "why are you still here, I thought you were going fishing". Being retired has it's perks. If I had unlimited funds for gas, I would be gone all the time.
     
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    Fifty years of nuptial bliss. Pretty cagey Jim, acting like a cranky old f.... I'm taking notes.
     
  10. Jim Paget

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    Actually we have only been married two years. My first wife passed away three years ago.
     
  11. Jim Paget

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    If you haven't had a chance to deal with Confluence Fly Shop, you are missing out. As we were finishing the transaction, Scott pointed out to me that they always offer a free lesson to anyone who buys a rod and reel combination. I replied that I was already scheduled to attend a group class that Ed is offering next month in Mount Vernon so that would work for me.

    Ed called me today to let me know if though I was going to attend one of their group classes, he still wanted to give me a private lesson.
     
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    I haven't cast that particular rod, but have been real happy with everything else of theirs I have tried. You will probably love it. What length/weight ?
     
  13. hookedonthefly

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    Jim,
    Congratulations on the new rod! I am looking super forward to getting out with you. And, thank you for the very kind words!

    The TR7 is a fantastic, versatile rod...Skagit Compact 540/570, Ambush 10, Nextcast Winter Authority or Fall Favorite 45 6/7. That rod loves being on the river!
    Cheers,
    Ed
     
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    I would keep an extra eye on your gardener and pool boy :) Something smells fishy here. Nice work!