Thursday, May 24, 2007

Annual Vermont Fly Fishing Trip


This spring has seen the re-birth, or renaissance if you will, of an ancient and time honored tradition; The Vermont Fly Fishing Trip. It started for me more than ten years ago when an alumnus of the UCONN Veteran Center invited some of us UCONN vets to a fishing trip in Pittsburgh New Hampshire with his Vermont Law School Buddies. Over the years the trip has been frequented by such luminaries as the Queen, The Nelli Brothers, Dexter, Freebase, Pumpkin Head Paul, Peanut Head Dave, Cert Denied, Coolio, Lurch, Lude, The Snitch, Colon Blow, Mad Max, and last and probably least Pan. I'd use their real names but in many cases I don't know them, even though I've known them for over ten years and the ones I do know have real jobs and may wish to avoid any association with this trip.

There is the famous story of when The Queen went to call Freebase to arrange travel north. Freebase's father a career military man often described as "all business" answered the phone. The Queen had no idea of Freebases's real name nor did he think The Base would know his, so he says to the old grizzled NCO "Hi, this is The Queen, may I speak to Freebase?" Mr. Freeman the no nonsense NCO shouts out to his son, "There's a boy on the phone. Goes by the name of the Queenie, that boy ain't right."

6 comments:

dolittle said...

The question that comes to mind is how many of those nicknames were bestowed by a Mr. JS, Esq.? Perhaps all?


- still dolittle 15 years later (not created by JS but made to last by him)

El Duderino said...

All or nearly all. Dexter was born a Dexter then named as such by his parents.

Dexter said...

I think Dex Mex was my modified Smooch name...I always liked calling him Gropey (the 8th dwarf) but he never appreciated it.

Man that first fishing trip was fun and i have missed every one since then. Any pictures survive from the original?

El Duderino said...

I have pictures from our first trip on a Kodak Floppy Disk at home, all I need is a PC that has a floppy drive.

ScottJ said...

Two words come to mind from this picture: Atkins Diet

Dexter said...

Take it to a Kodak kiosk at CVS or something and get them digitized...