Tuesday, May 31, 2011

You Grab A Line and I'll Grab a Pole Honey

When Secret Agent Man was growing up he had a lot of free reign. He, and his identical twin brother, went off fishing, frog gigging (gross), camping and a myriad of other things well before they were teenagers. This was back in the day before cell phone, so they were truly left to their own devices many a time. This past weekend he told me we were going fishing at a place he went as a kid. Said I would like it!


At first things looked rather scenic.


Then he parked the vehicle, on the side of the road, and we proceeded down a very steep embankment. To say I wasn't feeling the fishing vibe at this moment would be an understatement. After seeing an old kitchen hand mixer laying by the bridge, I was just hoping no one tossed anything out their car window while we trudged along.


But, once there things looked a bit better.



We started wading down the creek to find a few good fishing spots. If you are the little girl in the household, you get a lift from your dad.


Everyone got their, "fish on", except me. I was the official photographer of the moment. And, that was okay by me.



Toots caught a fish......


and so did the Deerslayer.



Secret Agent Man caught a fish and a little something extra.




All in all a great day.....and not once did I hear a banjo......


46 comments:

  1. We used to use the tails of crawfish for bait. I enjoyed your post with really nice photos.

    Also hung around until the music I heard, got started. Dueling Banjos. I think.

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  2. Fab photos. And isn't it great that you can return to places of many memories.... that's really precious, I reckon.
    (Oh, I'd have been happy to have been official photographer too :)

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  3. That looks like a lot of fun.

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  4. That looked like an awful lot of fun to me. And, that tiny lobster is the cutest I've ever seen. Have a great day!

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  5. Banjos would have been bad. Very bad. Looks like some good memory making times!

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  6. Ha ha! Looks like a fun adventure :-)

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  7. That looks like a lot of fun. Even if you didn't fish. You know I would have loved just wandering around snapping pics.

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  8. I love to fish..can't wait to get out there.
    I've also been gigging, which I wasn't so thrilled with.
    Gorgeous spot!

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  9. Very much like your style of posting, broken up with great pictures tells a good story, and jogs old memories
    of my carefree youth. Thanks 4 sharing.

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  10. Fishing is very relaxing, im not very good at it but i do enjoy being around water. Everyone please feel free to stop by my blog and read old order Mennonite Jeans new post on my blog. In this one she talks about getting ready for the farmers market, and talks a little about the Amish in her community. thanks folks. Richard

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  11. that is neat that S.A.M. gets to share some of his childhood things with your kids. :)

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  12. my hubby and his brother were almost twins 360 days apart...and they would take off by themselves when they were 4 and 5 years old trapsing through the country side by themselves...I couldn't imagine...

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  13. I love these family moments away from the house! Great on Toots for also catching a fish! Hope her's was bigger than the deerslayer's! These are the memories you will all carry with you forever. I am so glad to see you and your family on summery outings!

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  14. :) I'd have definitely been listening for those banjos!

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  15. I was just thinking "I'll bet you won't be going down to the crawdad hole" then there came the picture of the crawdad.I guess you did.

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  16. Looks like a great family outing. It's always good to have an official photographer on these types of occasions. Kudos to you for not being scared away after seeing the 'ol hand mixer by the side of the road.

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  17. My daughters are identical twins. There really is a special bond isn't there! Now, they both has little girls, live side by side, AND have married brothers. Your sister didn't marry his brother, did she?

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  18. Looks like a fun time making memories! I used to love fishing with my grandpa and my dad and when my lil' brother was old enough, he came along, too! :)

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  19. What a great day out!

    It being my habit to roam the back roads, mountains and hollers looking for things to photograph with just my dawg, Buddy for company I always keep an ear out for banjos!

    I remember the days before cell phones. We used to get out of the house early and stay gone all day finding simple ways to amuse ourselves fishing, swimming.......

    Not long ago it struck me that our youngest daughter carries more electronics in her purse than we had in the entire house when I was her age!

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  20. What a fun day!
    I love fishing, but we dont get away to do it as often as I would like.
    The only time we have time is in the winter....I guess we should take up ice fishing...but that just sounds so cold:)

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  21. I am so glad I found your blog.. I enjoy the heck out of your posts. I'd like to invite you over to mine, I think we have a lot in common.. except you're a lot younger and way prettier. LOL
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  22. I love to fish. It's been too long. I must grab a pole and remedy this.

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  23. LOVE the banjo reference! hee hee. Looks like an awesome place to fish. I miss those days when my dad took me fishing. We just don't go much these days, but now that summer is here, maybe the girls and I can get him out to a pond soon!

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  24. LOL, can you imagine us letting our youngsters head out alone without cell phones like that? So glad y'all had a good day and made some wonderful memories.

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  25. That really is a beautiful spot! I haven't been fishing in ages. Those little sun fish seem to be the ones that always take the bait! Was this a catch and release or a take home and fry them kind of fishing?

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  26. My father loved to fish and he would take me with him to Fire Island or Captree, Long Island when I was a child to go fishing with him. It is wonderful memories for me, and your children will alos remember this day!

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  27. What a wonderful day mucking about in the water!!

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  28. We occasionally fish under a bridge off of one of the county roads -- looks a bit like your fishing hole.

    So sorry you didn't get to fish. ;)

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  29. Bella Michelle - Only my husband had a cell phone in his backpack...in a ziploc bag!

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  30. Looks like it was a great day!

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  31. I immediately started singing when I saw your title....This is what I call life..a good fishing hole (river) a good fishing pole and family! Makes life sweet...
    Have a good evening...
    shug

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  32. I'm with ya on the banjos. Two things that will quickly send me back into the safety of my locked car...banjo music and/or Ned Beatty in his underwear!

    Cute post. Looks like you all had a great outing.

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  33. You were a good sport to go along. When my family went fishing they usually just took me along to provide lunch. Looks like the kids were enjoying themselves too. How fun to go to one of their Dad's favorite chilhood spots. Was that a crawdad?? Great pictures as always.

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  34. I am glad 'Dueling Banjos' doesn't belong there... This kind of fishing is almost unknown here, rivers are too polluted and regulations are too strict. My only hint was in another movie: A River Runs Through It...

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  35. Hahahaha Banjo1 Funny! Wonderful family day, it looks like.

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  36. Farmchick, you always show and tell such wonderful stories. I have always thought that it would be fun to go fishing except that, with my luck, I would actually catch a fish and have to deal with a squirming, live and unhappy thing at the end of my line. They look better with lemon beurre and bread crumbs.

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  37. Looks like a fun day but yea, I would have been listening for the banjo's too...especialy after finding the hand mixer, haha.

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  38. Looks like fun to me...but I was the one out doing all those same crazy things your husband did when I was a girl...things were different back then...

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  39. Fishing is not one of my things. I wouldn't fancy standing in that river for long periods of time & would probably join you with the camera. Good to see them enjoying themselves.

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  40. Looks like a moment that will create a great childhood memory for your kids. Beautiful place.

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  41. A memory for the Memory Bank:))

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  42. My uncle (game warden) used to tip Dad off about the trout release dates around home- so I have fished in this spot a few times, until a Water Moccasin swam right past me. That cured me of fly fishing right quickly!

    It's probably for the best if the twins gave up frog-gigging- unless their aim has improved since high school...

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  43. and not once did I hear a banjo~~~~sweet family times make for sweet music whether the banjo is present or not....love this and that the kids showed up Dad...Memory worth hanging onto.
    BlessYourHearts

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  44. Back to simpler times - loved this post and the shots ! Brought back a few memories too.

    Guess we could use deliverance from today's evils.

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  45. fishing is fun. I have a sister who would rather fish than anything else. Grab a pole next time and see what you can catch.

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