Oldredbarn on Mar 18, 2014March 18th, 2014, 9:12 am EDT
Well Nick, you know we wish you the best, and promise not to hassle your home water fish too much for when you visit home again.
If you see Dennis Rodman over there anywhere, feel free to smack him up side his goofy head, you can tell him its from Spence back in Detroit...He's making his old "Bad Boys" teammates look bad and his behavior's unbecoming.
Back in the 80's when I was driving truck for the Free Press and working my way through Wayne State downtown, we played pickup basketball on Sunday mornings at 1300 Beaubien at the PAL gym attached there (Police Atheletic League)...We would show up around 5-6:00am and were still on the clock :)...There were so many yellow Freep trucks parked outside with some of us sucking in that OT.
1300 Beaubien is infamous...The main headquarters for the Detroit Police Department. Not a place you would really want to have to hang out at as Saturday night in Detroit blended into Sunday morning. We arrived with bundles of Sunday papers and comics and they gave us the key to the gym.
The Pistons were in high gear then, and were known as the Bad Boys. They played basketball like they were hockey players...I played basketball like a clutzy hockeyplayer and led with my Gordie Howe elbows...It wasn't pretty. My buddies called me Spencer "Mahorn"...:)
So...Nick...I'm officially passing on some of my "cred" to allow you to box his ears...If the chance presents itself.
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively
"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
Jmd123 on Mar 19, 2014March 19th, 2014, 2:47 pm EDT
Nick, my sister met my brother-in-law when both were in the Army in Korea. She was CPT in Military Intelligence (I know the old saying...), and he was CPT (Promotable) in Armored Cavalry (no, we're not talking horses, more like M1 Abrams). They have been together ever since, and they have plenty of stories to tell about Korea...like the sneakers my bro-in-law bought that turned out to be made with water soluble glue, which he discovered much to his distress during a rain storm...
I hear there are some interesting salmonids in your part of the world, at least according to James Prosek's Trout of the World. Best of luck finding them, and of course if you do, we want to see them on here!
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...