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Old406Kid

Active Member
....and all SUV's, CUV's and Cute Utes are just station wagons! The generation that professed the hate of station wagons and hatchbacks now won't buy anything else.:rolleyes:
True, but I still maintain that Subie drivers are for the most part Granola Heads or Geezers.
Either way I've learned to try to avoid following them.:D
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
I just read through this thread, and with every page, I felt more like a freak. Except for Old Man Jim and one or two others, I'm one of the most Senior of you senior citizens. I am 76, closing in on 77.

I take one or two lengthy fishing trips each summer, and numerous shorter ones. I live within an hour or so of several excellent (by the current depressing standards) steelhead rivers, and I fish them. I still find new waters to fish, although I'm slowing down. I gave up hiking to alpine lakes two years ago. My body is still functional, although there's too much of it (I weigh a hundred pounds more than I did at high school graduation). Are most of my peers sitting in those restaurant lounge seats? I rarely see them on the water.

I happened to meet OMJ a decade or so ago. My first thought was "Is that a human being, or a basking seal?" But he's still stumping around those little blue lines, in the thin air of Montana. Can we do less?
Thank you. Yes I was big at one time. I am now slimmed down to 222lbs. I met you at one of those casting clinic's we used to go to. You had that wooden rod and you were showing all how it casted. Being that we are all older now and we are all slowing down.

When I lived in Dillon I was in the middle of fishing heaven. Now that I am in Butte I'm in the middle of fishing HELL. In Dillon I had the Beaverhead about a 1/2 mile from my house. The Big Hole 20 miles from home Several high lakes and Reservoirs close by. Numerous small skinny water within 45 miles. In Butte we have the Silverbow creek which is almost barren. Blacktail creek just about the same. I do have Anaconda close by which has Warm Springs Creek running through town and the Warm Springs ponds The Starting point of Clark Fork is there.

Boy, I sure like to ramble on don't I. Somebody mentions something and it clicks something in my brain and off I go. I guess that comes from being an old man and having many memories.
 

IveofIone

Active Member
Did Swimmy actually insult the elders? I wouldn't know since I have had him on ignore since his first month here. I sensed early on that my bullshit sensors would probably become overloaded if I read his crap and only having heard anecdotal accounts since it seems I made the right move.

But back to the elders. It takes a certain amount of luck, good fortune and a robust gene pool to arrive in old age still lucid and active. There are a lot of potential 'gotcha's' along the way. Booze, tobacco, drugs, obesity and perpetual anger can all sabotage the best of gene pools and turn potential into pathetic. My hat is off to the guys and gals that have ran the gauntlet of distractions over the years to arrive safely as an 'elder'. It isn't easy being old as witnessed by the fact that no one ever survived it. But it is certainly tolerable if you choose to make it that way and a helluva lot better than the alternative.
 

Skip Enge

Uck Uck Uck, bitches
Did Swimmy actually insult the elders? I wouldn't know since I have had him on ignore since his first month here. I sensed early on that my bullshit sensors would probably become overloaded if I read his crap and only having heard anecdotal accounts since it seems I made the right move.

But back to the elders. It takes a certain amount of luck, good fortune and a robust gene pool to arrive in old age still lucid and active. There are a lot of potential 'gotcha's' along the way. Booze, tobacco, drugs, obesity and perpetual anger can all sabotage the best of gene pools and turn potential into pathetic. My hat is off to the guys and gals that have ran the gauntlet of distractions over the years to arrive safely as an 'elder'. It isn't easy being old as witnessed by the fact that no one ever survived it. But it is certainly tolerable if you choose to make it that way and a helluva lot better than the alternative.
I did not see elder insults...but then I wasn't looking for any.
 

Nooksack Mac

Active Member
....and all SUV's, CUV's and Cute Utes are just station wagons! The generation that professed the hate of station wagons and hatchbacks now won't buy anything else.:rolleyes:

Mac-100 pounds + since high school? WTF-no wonder you are slowing down! Not to brag but I will, I have put on almost 10 # since I graduated in 1955.I recently put on a fast 5# when I discovered InstantPot cheesecake but have since shed that and cleaned up my act.:D
Ivan, you and I met at the same small gathering at Roper's to fish lakes in Okanogan County where I met Jim. I remember an octanagerian in northern Vermont who told me "as you get older, you either widen or wizzen."
 
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Old Man

Just an Old Man
I see this thread shifting to discussing ailments, velcro shoes, and urination schedules.
I started this thread to find out how old us old farts are.:eek:Sure we have all that you mentioned, but that's what happens when you get older. I could of figured out that you would post something like this. No wonder you are on my ignore list.:p:p What a dip shit.
 

Jim Ficklin

Genuine Montana Fossil
Swimmy slings plenty of BS but is also one of the more consistent trip report and fish porn posters so he gets a pass from me.
He does indeed. Other times he tries to keep things lively around here. He can take it as well as dish it out. I like the youngster, but I don't think I'd let him pick-out fishing clothes for me . . . :rolleyes:
 
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Old Man

Just an Old Man
Ivan, you and I met at the same small gathering to fish lakes in Okanogan County where I met Jim. I remember an octanagerian in northern Vermont who told me "as you get older, you either widen or wizzen."
I don't remember meeting you there. I think we passed each other coming or going. The other meeting took place on the main Skykomish. I know Bhudda was there and I missed him also. I fished one lake with Ive and gave him a few flies to try at another lake. Went back to Ropers place and crashed down in a sleeping bag for some sleep. And of course it had to rain on my tent.

I remember driving on Ropers some what lawn and getting my ass ate out by him. Does that dirt patch have grass now??
 

Greg Armstrong

Active Member
I don't remember meeting you there. I think we passed each other coming or going. The other meeting took place on the main Skykomish. I know Bhudda was there and I missed him also. I fished one lake with Ive and gave him a few flies to try at another lake. Went back to Ropers place and crashed down in a sleeping bag for some sleep. And of course it had to rain on my tent.

I remember driving on Ropers some what lawn and getting my ass ate out by him. Does that dirt patch have grass now??
You’re the one that clued me into this forum, Jim. You and I bumped into each other one midweek afternoon on the NF Stilly years ago and you asked If I was on WFF.
I remember catching a fish or two after you left.
 
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