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  1. rtjrex & MollyAnn

    rtjrex & MollyAnn Elite Refuge Member

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    Well, 1st off, I aint got no idea what a CWD is, so I wouldnt know if I was standing next to it...

    What I do know is, yesterday my 6yr old grandson says, Pa', school is out and we need to do some stuff(not Stuff'...) thats fun! Sounds good to me beings Im a ranking top 10 HGO'er! He says, HGO'er??? What the heck is that and is it a bad thing? Well son, all depending on who you ask ifin' its good or bad. He says, what would MaMaw say? I says, aint no need to bother her with that cause' this is Man's talk and we are men! But, its a secret and it stands for "Head Goofer Off'er" and Im really good at it. He says, Can you teach me??? You dang bet'ya' but I think you might be a little too young for that right now as you have to be bout' 2' taller to join in.
    Anyways, I said, Grayson Clay - What kind of fun stuff(again, not Stuff'.......) was you thinkin' about doing? Pa', what we need to do is some top notch fishin' with real fishing poles instead of a stick and string. Thats for little kids and Im in 1st grade now. What was I to say??? A solid reason to go buy real fishin' poles to use with my Grayson Clay! Surely, MaMaw wouldnt say anything about that expenditure of a little bit egg money!
    I just got back from Academy Sports with some sure enough-top notch fishin' poles! 2 Zebco 33's. One short pole for Grayson and a little bit longer one for me. I'll head up to Flipper's tomorrow and get us some mealworms. There aint no tellin' how many fish have been caught on a Zebco 33. My 1st reel was a black Zebco 202 and I wore it out! Then, one day, my Grandpaw carried me fishin' and he gave me his shinny, tried and tested Zebco 33. Whew Whee was I ever sittin' high! He had got a new one and I got his old one.
    Me, Maggs, & Grayson Clay are going to be having us some fun this summer!
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    Me & Maggs.............
     
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    stevena198301 Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Me too! MIne was black with green lettering, and was probably older than my dad.

    CWD=Chronic Wasting Disease.
     
  3. riverrat47

    riverrat47 Elite Refuge Member

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    My first reel was a level wind Langley-a friend of Dad's gave it to me, as he was done with it. It was black and the rod was steel. Black, braided nylon line.I spent every afternoon, practicing casting at buckets in the yard, trying not to get too many bird nests. I got pretty good at it, too.
    After a couple of years, I graduated to better outfits, a Shakespeare level wind bait caster, with a fiberglass rod, and a Zebco 66 (I think), it was black and just a bit smaller than the 33, but more quality than the 202.
     
  4. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    I remember those old steel fishing rods, I had one that my dad passed down (let me use) and it had a Shakespear Wondereel De Luxe on it (still got it). I don't know how many times I burned my thumb trying to slow down the line going out when I had really wound up and let her sling.
    Rex, seein' little Grayson reminded me of me at that age. I'd pretty much get bored if we weren't catching fish and I'd start playin' with the bait in the minner bucket. Didn't take long for all the minners to be floatin' at the top after I had hand caught 'em several times. Dad didn't care much for that and would warn me to "not play with the bait".
     
  5. rtjrex & MollyAnn

    rtjrex & MollyAnn Elite Refuge Member

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    Morning All -
    Me, & Andrew bush hogged the barn lot at the Bottoms' Saturday and then donned the waders and went over to check on the old Hilton Blind. Dang good thing we did too. The high waters and wind had turned the blind around sideways up against a big ole cottonwood & Willow and push the tree over. As the water dropped the spud poles had hung the blind up on the tree trunk and it was very close to flipping the blind over on its side. It took us about an hour with two come-alongs and a bunch of sweat and confusion. We got the front spud poles up and pinned & then went to work on the back poles. The water was about crotch deep where the blind was sitting. A bunch of cussing was involved but we finally got one of the back poles out of the mud and with a bunch of pushing and cranking the winches we finally got it to slide down the tree and floating up right. If we had waited another week, that blind would have flipped right over.
    anyway, we are good to go now!

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    Everything else is looking ok except still a bunch of water to get out... It is what it is!

    Me & Maggs............
     
  6. rtjrex & MollyAnn

    rtjrex & MollyAnn Elite Refuge Member

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    Afternoon Gents -
    Mr. Grayson Clay got to give his new Zebco a try this morning. The young man did a pretty dang good job too. We put a dummy plug to start with and spent about 30 mins or so in the drive learning how to throw it out. He caught right on too..
    He wasn't to fond of Maggs trying to retrieve the plug but that just goes with it. He says, Paw', I think I got this, lets go to the lake. I told him we didn't have any bait but we could try some artificial stuff(not Ole Stuff'....). We got a few bites and lost a couple but that was fine with him cause we got to go out in the boat. We fished maybe 45 minutes or so which to him was plenty cause they weren't biting that fake bait(as he called it..) so he drove the boat around and shouted orders to his ship mates. He also learned how to start the engine, and put it into gear and give it the gas!(we had to work on that a little..) I just couldn't stop smiling. My bestest two Buds & my dog in the boat together. It was a great morning!

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    Their just aint much more wonderful things than watching him have fun with my son and grandson! And, to be able to have the time to just go play and H.G.O. pretty much anytime he wants to be with Paw'.

    Me & Maggs.............
     
  7. fireduck

    fireduck Elite Refuge Member

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    PERFECT DAY!! GOOD JOB REX!! The OLE-OLD- Blind looks good! It is just waiting!!
     
  8. GUNNERX2

    GUNNERX2 Elite Refuge Member

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    Rexal, looks like Ma Nature gonna throw ya a curve on that plantin' date. 3-4" over the next week. The weather woman what makes it rain said so.
     
  9. rtjrex & MollyAnn

    rtjrex & MollyAnn Elite Refuge Member

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    Yep... now we're hoping it drops down in time just so we dont have to brush from a boat.... It could sure be worst!!

    Me & Maggs.........
     
  10. deac

    deac Elite Refuge Member

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    Ol Oz is really neglectin his off season job this year. Claims he a waterfowl specialist an don't do no yard security no more.
    I can't even walk the yard witout trippin oer some kinda damn squatter what done took up residence. IMG_20190526_095652170.jpg IMG_20190512_131623746.jpg IMG_20190602_135924723.jpg
     

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