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  1. #1
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    Jul 2006
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    Getting Old Sucks

    Went salt water fishing in Indian river today from a walkway, river empties into the Atlantic by New Smyrna beach. We were fishing from a walkway under 4 lane state road 44. It was very windy with gusts 25-30 mph, a gust blew my brand new $15.00 sun hat off my head and into the river, current was so fast I was unable to hook it before it got out of range.

    I decided to try to run to the last pier visible a 100+ yards away to try to hook the hat, because the current was so fast I had to run the entire 100 yards with rod to get there before my hat did. I got there just in time to retrieve my hat with a cast before it passed.

    Good news I retrieved my hat. Bad news, I'm older than I thought, a 100+ yard sprint was not as easy as it use to be 20 years ago.

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  2. #2
    Mar 2012
    Wallingford, Connecticut 1667
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    Wow! What an effort. I'd still be looking for my car keys to drive over there....

  3. #3

    Jun 2007
    Tiger Shark, Xterra 705
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    Yeah, it sucks. But at least you didn’t fall and break a hip.
    trdking, Simon1, RustyGold and 7 others like this.
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”

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    "Is that a Geiger Counter?"

    Feb 2006
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    You got that. I'm 60 and what used to be an easy cart trip to get split wood up the hill is starting to be a real effort.
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    America was founded by tough hell-raisers. Rugged citizens who evaded taxes, spoke strongly against tyranny, grew tobacco, brewed beer, distilled spirits, and smuggled weapons. And it will be saved by those same types of citizens.

  5. #5
    Charter Member

    May 2012
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    Ya need thumbtacks. Or a chinstrap.
    Do NOT borrow one of your wife's bras...

    Congrats on the hundred yard dash. You're way ahead of me!
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  6. #6

    Sep 2015
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    You did good, check with the state health department before you eat the fish.
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    Bear cub whisperer

    Jun 2015
    NW CT
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    Was a 100 yard sprint ever easy? Not for me. Hated them then, hate them even more now, not that they’re any longer in the realm of possibility.

    Glad you saved your hat.
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  8. #8
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    Feb 2015
    Fullerton CA
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    100 foot sprint? No thanks
    Anything That Comes Out of The Dirt Is Awesome!

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  9. #9
    Charter Member
    Aug 2013
    Southern California
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    I use to love to run and would always take up the challenge for a quick race. If I did it now, my legs would be back at the starting line with the rest of the old body.
    Congrats on retrieving the hat. Good cast!

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    Dec 2003
    Western Schuylkill County, Pa.
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    LOL At least you Still had the Energy & The Mind to Run

    Personally the Second it was out of reach, all that would have crossed my mind was Home, Store, or Ebay

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    Aug 2014
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    Hmmm... after reading all these posts... you all have got me a little worried... SO... I am gonna start practicing up my casting abilities now.

    Maybe even brushing up on a mini grappling hook technique is also in order...

    of course neither seem like a good idea to retrieve a sandwhich which was the last thing I dropped overboard fumble fingering it while leaning over. :/
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    A very young old man

    Aug 2005
    Beautiful Florida
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    My question is why were you wearing an expensive hat fishing? Old worn out hats are the best. When you lose it you watch it float away!
    I know I'm bound to make mistakes in life, but momma always told me don't let the same dog bite you twice.........the same dog never gonna bite me twice. Coco Montoya

  13. #13

    Feb 2016
    macro racer 2, whites mx5, trx pinpointer
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    Lol, yup I know what you mean. I'll be 71 the last day of this month but with the help of meds I still feel great, no thanks to the 5 or 6 small cigars I inhale daily. Hope you caught more than just your hat.

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  14. #14

    Aug 2016
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    Glad you were able to recover your hat! Does the State put a limit on the number of hats you can catch?

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    RwP is offline

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    Your doing really good,don't think I would have made it 50 yd,s before I said F it.


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