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GONZOApril 9th, 2008, 9:49 pm
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"Bear Swamp," PA

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Precisely!
Shawnny3April 10th, 2008, 4:30 am
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Pleasant Gap, PA

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managed to catch 3 or 4 fish for a total of 24 inches(that's martell for you).


Let's see, that would mean either three eight-inchers or four six-inchers, if my math serves. Barely fish, if you ask me. In PA, we don't even begin counting until we've caught one a foot long - perhaps that's the root of the confusion. So when we say stuff like, "I caught several nice fish," what we mean is that we caught 3 or 4 fish in the 14+ range, and probably a few dozen smaller than that not worth mentioning. It's a way of giving an accurate stream report without stooping to wanton bragging. I know a lot is lost in the subtlety...

-Shawn
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MartinlfApril 10th, 2008, 5:57 am
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 2835
Shawn, thanks for the translation. I didn't have the heart to tell those ice-bound Yankees. Whoops, I'm forgetting where I am now, the hospitality has been so good.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
GONZOApril 10th, 2008, 8:48 am
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"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
Louis, I'll remind you of the old definition of a Yankee that says something to the effect that to a foreigner, a Yankee is someone from the US; to a Southerner, a Yankee is someone from the North; to a Northerner, a Yankee is someone from New England; to a New Englander...etc. So, my Southern friend, we're all Yankees in someone's eyes--it's just a matter of perspective and degree.
FalsiflyApril 10th, 2008, 10:44 am
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 655
Louis- This ice-bound Yankee is just about to get hit with up to 15 inches of the white stuff. Being the hospitable guy that I am I will send you some.
Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
JOHNWApril 10th, 2008, 1:57 pm
Chambersburg, PA

Posts: 452
Falsifly,
To come to Louis defense I will dredge up the dreaded nuclear parachute/spinner. In which Louis yet again ventured to attempt something outside of the box to contend with those PHD level trout not so much out of need but rather for the intellectual "hell of it".


Hmmmmm perhaps not the best example!
Louis how is the view from under that bus?
John
"old habits are hard to kill once you have gray in your beard" -Old Red Barn
MartinlfApril 10th, 2008, 6:25 pm
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 2835
I retract my comments about hospitality.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
FalsiflyApril 11th, 2008, 10:55 am
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 655
Winter Storm Warning
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
1228 PM CDT FRI APR 11 2008

...A VIOLENT WINTER STORM WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TONIGHT...

.DEEP LOW PRESSURE OVER NORTHERN IOWA WILL REACH SOUTHERN LAKE
MICHIGAN LATE SATURDAY. VERY STRONG HIGH PRESSURE OVER HUDSON BAY
WILL PUSH HARD AGAINST THE LOW...BLOCKING ITS MOVEMENT AND
CREATING AN UNUSUALLY STRONG PRESSURE GRADIENT ACROSS THE
NORTHLAND. WINDS HAVE...AND WILL CONTINUE TO OCCASTIONALLY GUST
TO AS MUCH AS 55 TO 60 MPH ALONG PARTS OF THE LAKE SUPERIR SHORE.
CONTINUED HEAVY SNOW WILL CREATE BLIZZARD CONDITIONS AROUND THE
HEAD OF LAKE SUPERIOR WITH WINTER STORM CONDITIONS ALMOST
EVERYWHERE ELSE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT.

MNZ038-WIZ004-006>009-120130-
/O.CON.KDLH.WS.W.0003.000000T0000Z-080412T1200Z/
PINE-IRON-BURNETT-WASHBURN-SAWYER-PRICE-
1228 PM CDT FRI APR 11 2008

...WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT
SATURDAY...

A WINTER STORM WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR INLAND NORTHWEST
WISCONSIN AND THE MONTREAL RIVER VALLEY UNTIL 7 AM CDT SATURDAY.

A WINTER STORM WARNING MEANS SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF SNOW AND
BLOWING SNOW ARE OCCURRING. STRONG WINDS AND REDUCED VISIBILITIES
ARE HAPPENING. THIS WILL MAKE TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS OR
IMPOSSIBLE. WATCH FOR DOWNED POWER LINES IF YOU MUST DRIVE AND
HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU.


Louis- On second thought that package I sent you, I hope it doesn't arrive. I am trying desperately to cancel the shipment. Should you receive it please forgive me.

Falsifly
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
MartinlfApril 11th, 2008, 11:30 am
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Palmyra PA

Posts: 2835
I'll have to reinstate my comments, and thank my generous friend in WI. The package has not yet arrived, but it will just add some nice flow to local streams, melting quickly, if it does.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
BrookloverApril 26th, 2008, 11:05 am
chester county pa

Posts: 20
Im down here in chester county where wild trout are very rare and elbow to elbow fishing in the spring is the norm. I dont do much trout fishing down here unless its at a few select secret spots ive found over the years. Instead i head upstate or out west.
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