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About buzzbomb

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  • Birthday 14/08/1954

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    Regina, Saskatchewan, and Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
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    fishing, hunting, darts, the odd beer

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  1. That's a pretty fish. It's nice to get one when you've suffered a bit for it.
  2. I got hit by a rental car; it Hertz.
  3. I've played and landed housecats on a Mr Twister rubber worm and 6 lb test Trilene, and it's great sport.
  4. Some of us have the 6 pack, and some of us have the keg. 😳
  5. I know a woman who was absolutely incredulous when I wouldn't go over to her house on a day off. She said "Do you mean to tell me you'd rather go carp fishing than spend time with me? Carp fishing in the rain?!"
  6. I was retrieving ducks in a flooded gravel pit one evening, found a sudden drop and filled my chestwaders. I was able to regain footing and get a bit of the way back but couldn't go up the grade to shore. Shouted to my hunting partner who took about 10 minutes to find a fallen tree long enough to reach me so I could grab it and walk out. Drove back in the Gipsy 40 miles in the dark naked wrapped in a blanket. A life preserver and rope would have been handy.
  7. After my dad had the mitral valve from a pig transplanted to his heart, and shortly after got a pacemaker, he used to remark that they'd done a valve job and installed an electronic ignition.
  8. Thanks everyone, I'm in. My friend and carping buddy Rob came and got me and took me home. He did everything, spent time after work for days moving all my clutter so I can navigate with the walker, picked up all the mobility aids, handicapped parking permit,brought me food once when the hospital food was incredibly vile, and done tons of other stuff, too much to list, then spent all afternoon today shifting things around so they're in the right place, and we had a few beer too, in celebration. There's groceries tomorrow, and probably more. I've had big tendon tears before but this is worst
  9. I'm happy because I'm being discharged from hospital today. I tore off the entire quadriceps tendon in my right knee at work last Friday morning so today is 1 week since surgery, and I've been riding the hydromorphone train ever since. As in the last line from the Little Golden Book, The Bears' Picnic; "Travelling is fun, but it's always nice to be home again."
  10. I was kicked out of the United Church of Canada for awhile for hammering the smart mouth kid in front of me in the back of the head with my Bible in confirmation class when I was 14. I hit him so hard he got a nosebleed, and the elder who was standing in front of us teaching the class was his father. Red card. They made me go back and finish about 2 weeks later.
  11. When I started I was under-gunned but carp tackle in Canada was almost non-existant so my friends and I just used whatever we could find. The fish were great though so we all burned out cheap reels in a season or 2. When carping really took off I started buying tackle from the buy-sell board on a forum and from fleabay (often from British expats who brought their gear over) and even had some reels sent from a tackle shop in England. Now there's tons of it taking up a whole corner of the basement, and I have no regrets. We're only allowed to fish 1 rod here, but I have a lot of choice as to
  12. Hilton Valentine of The Animals; dead of unknown causes at 77. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2021/jan/31/hilton-valentine-founding-guitarist-in-the-animals-dies-aged-77
  13. Welcome to the forum. The recipe in the post right above yours looks pretty good. Because it's for packbait and not chow, you might have to add extra feed or use less creamed corn. It takes a bit of trial and error to get what you want. I hope you get on the fish! As a general rule of thumb, when I'm making groundbait I like to add something sweet, something salty, and something with chili. Are you going to be fishing paylakes? We've had a few members asking about them and it would be nice to see some pics of what it's like. Good grief, I'd forgot all about Dunkel, Hey Dunkel! Hope
  14. Our government was counting on tax money to help sell legalization, but they botched the roll-out, from allocation of licenses for shops and producers to supply issues to pricing. The grey market helped bring legal price down and quality up by sheer force of competition, and now government has to find a way to tax those illegal stores because it's just too big and entrenched to shut down. As for fishing, legalization hasn't changed what I do. Politeness dictates not being too brash about it. Since smoking or vaping pot in public is still verboten, the standard procedures of keeping out of
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