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Title: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: StreamFixer on January 25, 2017, 05:12:58 PM
In past years many of us have gathered at the Cafeteria in the East end of Building D for a bite to eat and a brew.  This has occurred at 6PM, Thursday night of the show.

This year Thursday evening during the show will fall on Feb. 9.  I plan to be at the cafeteria at 6 pm that day.  If any of you would care to join me I would certainly welcome the company and to meet  old and new friends.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: TheDoctor on January 25, 2017, 08:32:53 PM
I'll be there!
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: BigMac on January 25, 2017, 08:55:36 PM
Me too.
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: GregE on January 25, 2017, 10:33:10 PM
We probably can't come but will present in spirit when the toast to Woody is made.
MaybeFin Finn will call from Finland again

 For the newer members, Woody was a strong supporter of this website in it's early years.  I was glad to have met him a couple times during his remission time before the cancer came back.

I was looking at some of his posts and the first one lists the items he was selling/ passing along.  His beloved Arima  with Keith attached  ( loaded with lots of extras ) already had a new home ( second link ).  He always took time to provide helpful info to those asking.

I'd like to think we carry on with that tradition.

http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?topic=4963.msg55331#msg55331

http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?topic=4928.msg54868#msg54868

More Woodyisms can be appreciated scanning through his posts:

http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?action=profile;u=2;area=showposts;start=25


Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: Danno on January 25, 2017, 11:13:30 PM
I looked up what I think is Woody's first post here shortly after the site was launched:

http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?topic=21.msg78#msg78

A testament to his humor and his bond with Streamfixer which I'll never understand.   :hoboy:
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: StreamFixer on January 26, 2017, 08:13:36 AM

A testament to his humor and his bond with Streamfixer which I'll never understand.   :hoboy:

Me either, but I am so blessed that the bond occurred...  Just wish it had been a couple of decades earlier...

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: StreamFixer on February 07, 2017, 05:10:01 PM
TTT
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: TheDoctor on February 09, 2017, 09:43:41 PM
A small but lively crew.  Woody was properly toasted.
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: Croaker Stroker on February 09, 2017, 10:17:31 PM

Woody was an inspiration to me. I was invited by Streamfixer and Woody went with us fishing for Sturgeon on the last days that Sturgeon fishing was open in the area. I remember his stories and his ribbing of my fishing skills. He was pretty weak and had difficulty breathing, yet traveled a distance to be there to go out with us. He brought the bait which he purchased on the way to Streamfixers house. He also brought cookies, which Streamfixer and I gobbled up. Although you could tell Woody was weak and sick, he never complained. While getting out of the boat to help guide it onto the trailer, he stumbled and almost fell but regained his balance, straightened himself up and continued as if nothing happened. He passed a short time later. We were only together for a day, but he left a mark on me. I will not forget him.

Whenever I feel that my health issues would prevent me from fishing...I think of Woody, and I go anyway.

He was a badass.

Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: GregE on February 09, 2017, 11:10:53 PM
Thanks for the picture and toasting for us Steve.  I recognize most of those present- that guy behind you is suspect.

CS,  very good remembrance- thanks for sharing!!
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: StreamFixer on February 10, 2017, 07:49:58 AM
Sorry I missed out,  Back went out about 1530 so I headed for the barn.  No kokanee gear this year???

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: Threeweight on February 10, 2017, 12:42:12 PM
Sorry I could not make it this year.  Hoping to get by the show tonight.

Heard that P-Line was bringing back the industrial-grade Beckman landing nets.  Anyone get a look at them?

Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: TheDoctor on February 10, 2017, 10:04:52 PM
Did not see them, 3WT, but was not looking for them, either.

The suspect behind me is my son, Collin.  He catches most of the fish on the boat, especially fall CR Nooks.  He is deadly with that dang pink "Ladies Edition" salmon rod.  I'd give him a worse time about it, but he fills the freezer, so what can I do?

Anybody recognize the rock formation behind us?
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: GregE on February 11, 2017, 11:24:27 PM
Sail rock?

The suspect behind me is my son, Collin.  He catches most of the fish on the boat, especially fall CR Nooks.  He is deadly with that dang pink "Ladies Edition" salmon rod.

Yep, knew he  was suspect!!   :wink:
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: Threeweight on February 13, 2017, 03:45:01 PM
FYI, I saw some interesting new suspension seats being made by WPS out of Klamath falls at the show.

Marine grade aluminum frames, with a dirt-bike style mono-shock for dampening the pounding.  I have seen very high end seats in Coast Guard RIB's built in this style. The WPS units were on sale for $300 for his first batch (some ugly welds), and $400 for the new batch. 

If I didn't already have suspension seats in my tin can, I would have bought a set.
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: BigMac on February 14, 2017, 10:16:58 AM
3 wt--May be in the market for a nice seat.  How can I find out more/contact them?  Missed them at the show.
Thanks.
(Dave)
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: GregE on February 14, 2017, 10:38:54 AM
DAVe, click the link- more info/ pics and contact info

http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?topic=13153.0
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: Threeweight on February 14, 2017, 08:27:47 PM
Shot you a PM, Dave.
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: StreamFixer on January 20, 2018, 02:00:29 PM
A Feb. 8 reminder

In past years many of us have gathered at the Cafeteria in the East end of Building D for a bite to eat and a brew.  This has occurred at 6PM, Thursday night of the show.

This year Thursday evening during the show will fall on Feb. 8.  I plan to be at the cafeteria at 6 pm that day.  If any of you would care to join me I would certainly welcome the company and to meet  old and new friends.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: GregE on January 20, 2018, 07:41:00 PM
and a remembrance tribute to Woody

We may be able to make the trip if I can get dog sitters
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: dirty_bird on January 24, 2018, 06:48:55 PM
A Feb. 9 reminder

In past years many of us have gathered at the Cafeteria in the East end of Building D for a bite to eat and a brew.  This has occurred at 6PM, Thursday night of the show.

This year Thursday evening during the show will fall on Feb. 9.  I plan to be at the cafeteria at 6 pm that day.  If any of you would care to join me I would certainly welcome the company and to meet  old and new friends.

StreamFixer
February 9th is Friday and the 8th is Thursday. I know because I put my name on the vacation calendar at work today. So I am guessing this would be the 8th? I would love to stop buy and say hi if you will have me. The plan is to try and get a deal on an I-Troll at the show and to see what else I can find.
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: StreamFixer on January 25, 2018, 08:14:34 AM
d_bird

Thank you for catching that date error.  I fixed my post. 

See you there...

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: darci on January 27, 2018, 12:36:45 PM
It will be great to meet you guys !
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: GregE on February 07, 2018, 10:57:27 PM
Well, fooey.  We're getting the crud, aches, dripping nose ....  Even though I wasn't gonna kiss SFX its best we don't share.

You all have fun putting faces to screen names, enjoy.
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: StreamFixer on February 08, 2018, 09:51:42 AM
Thank you for not sharing...  I have been pretty much hiding out and have managed to miss the Horrible Gonkuss so far...  and my knuckles are bleeding from pounding on everything wooden here...

Sure been a lot of folks miserably sick this year.

StreamFixer
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: Fisherdv on February 08, 2018, 10:25:10 AM
Fixer, I thought I would avoid this bug too, but it got me a few weeks ago. Seems like this strain is extremely contagious 😷 You could stay sea bound for a while until it passes, but then some bird may land on your boat and give you the bird flu 🤧  :doh:
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: GregE on February 08, 2018, 02:48:18 PM
Good thing pigs don't fly............   :rimshot:

Somebody going to post some pics??    :arms:
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: darci on February 08, 2018, 10:08:11 PM
Hey Guys I was at the show...just could not get away. I am at Portland Marine Electronics in D showroom all day Saturday selling E-TECS for Todd. Sorry I missed the 6PM today party.
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: Hydro-Therapy on February 12, 2018, 09:33:24 AM


  Greg , the Doctor has the pictures on his phone . Maybe the pics have fallen to the phone sharks .  :shark:


  H-T
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: TheDoctor on February 15, 2018, 09:41:42 PM
Finally got a chance to post this. 
Title: Re: Portland Sportsman Show
Post by: Mooch on February 15, 2018, 09:48:31 PM
Good looking family there.   :arms: