"Interesting" encounter

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"Interesting" encounter

Postby Rambler » Jun Mon 07, 2021 10:19 am

Fished Salt Creek for a couple hours the other day - caught 2 dinks.

On my way out I ran into a guy who upon seeing my gear, asked what I caught there. I told him, "mostly dinks - chubs, bluegills & bass".

He told me he was "really into" fly fishing & he thought he'd go get his gear and try to catch some trout (GFL). I asked him what weight rod he used. He said, "Um, I think it's medium". Oh - OK.

I asked where he usually fished. He said he taught a survival class in Wyoming. I asked where. He said they fly into Casper & then go to a town called, "Land something". I figured he meant Lander but didn't tell him. I asked what range they went into. He didn't know.

Might be me but I doubt I'd be interested in taking a survival course from someone who doesn't know where the fuck he is or who says he's into fly fishing but doesn't know what weight rod he has or thinks he's going to catch trout in Salt Creek.

The world is just full of knuckleheads.
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Re: "Interesting" encounter

Postby minstrel » Jun Mon 07, 2021 12:37 pm

The world is just full of knuckleheads.

I agree completely. :roll:

This guy sounds like his driveway doesn't exactly meet the street...
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Re: "Interesting" encounter

Postby jonny2can » Jun Mon 07, 2021 1:30 pm

Was his name creek Johnson? He's a survivalist who had a show on weather channel called "fat guys in the woods" premise was he would take out of shape guys into the woods to teach them survivalist stuff to make them want to live a healthier life. Think creek Johnson owns land in Indiana though.
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Re: "Interesting" encounter

Postby oldsalt » Jun Mon 07, 2021 4:14 pm

As long as he didn't tell you ,you had a nice ass,don't worry about it ,hope you carry something out there.
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Re: "Interesting" encounter

Postby Rambler » Jun Mon 07, 2021 5:25 pm

Salt - haven't been told I've got a nice ass in over 40 years - and all by women. But thanks for the advice.
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Re: "Interesting" encounter

Postby Luckydawg13 » Jun Mon 07, 2021 7:56 pm

oldsalt wrote:As long as he didn't tell you ,you had a nice ass,don't worry about it ,hope you carry something out there.
good advice now days
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Re: "Interesting" encounter

Postby Lip_Yanker » Jun Tue 08, 2021 7:54 am

Should have asked for his card/contact info. It'd be entertaining looking him up online, might be some interesting reviews on his classes. :D


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Re: "Interesting" encounter

Postby JB » Jun Tue 08, 2021 9:46 am

Oh there are some strange ones out there. Point proven right there.
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Re: "Interesting" encounter

Postby Rambler » Jun Tue 08, 2021 10:24 am

Review like this: "Great course except I still don't know where the fuck we were".
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Re: "Interesting" encounter

Postby JB » Jun Tue 08, 2021 10:34 am

Lol! If you can survive there you can survive anywhere!
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Re: "Interesting" encounter

Postby badger75 » Jun Sun 13, 2021 6:23 pm

Pretty amazing! Its not like you were in a place close by or you might possibly "poach" his clients.
Survive what ?? Stupidity?
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