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Offline Strike Lead

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Calling it quits.
« on: Dec 27, 2017, 10:22 AM »
Too many health issues including the stroke I had in 2015 and the herniated disc in my back.

About a week ago a guy made me an offer on ALL of my ice gear and it was too good to pass up and I sold it all.....including my pac boots. This newbie really has no clue what he bought but he got a great deal. I started on DCL in the winter of 1976, fishing a few times each winter, and have some of my original tip-ups. In the winter of 1983 I kicked it in high gear and started ice fishing "seriously "until 2015. Have truly enjoyed my friends out on the ice.

I will continue to monitor this site and chime in on the discussion from time to time.

Tight lines.
My biggest worry is that my wife (when I'm dead) will sell my fishing gear for what I told her I paid for it.  ~Koos Brandt

Offline CBOYCE1

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Re: Calling it quits.
« Reply #1 on: Dec 27, 2017, 01:27 PM »
Im sorry to hear that your done. I have always enjoyed reading your posts on fishdeepcreek.com when it was still going. I have never had the opportunity to fish with you but the offer will always be open for you to join me on any ice fishing trip.
If our father had had his say, nobody who did not know how to catch a fish would be allowed to disgrace a fish by catching him.

Offline shanedoe

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Re: Calling it quits.
« Reply #2 on: Dec 27, 2017, 01:44 PM »
Also sorry to hear Doug. Thank you for all help and info you passed along over the years.

Offline PAluke

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Re: Calling it quits.
« Reply #3 on: Dec 27, 2017, 04:41 PM »
You have been a great wealth of knowledge and local ice reports.  Thank You.

Offline perchnut

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Re: Calling it quits.
« Reply #4 on: Dec 27, 2017, 07:24 PM »
say the word and I'll come pick you up and take you out.  I bought a snowmobile a few years ago and it makes it easy to hit some good spots....although, we havent really had enough ice since I bought it.....hmmmm. 

Offline REB9

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Re: Calling it quits.
« Reply #5 on: Dec 27, 2017, 10:26 PM »
Good luck.   Wish you well.  Bob

Offline Spurcollector

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Re: Calling it quits.
« Reply #6 on: Dec 28, 2017, 09:49 AM »
Best of luck, Strike.  I sure hope that you continue to remain involved, at least on this message board.  pat
I never lost a little fish----spurcollector

Offline icematt

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Re: Calling it quits.
« Reply #7 on: Dec 28, 2017, 11:34 AM »
Your picture of the 24" snow glazed walleye will remain one of the best all time. If you ever want to jig for a few hours just let us know. We'll prepare everything for you at an easy on/off like Brenda's Pizza.

Offline Flying Frenchman

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Re: Calling it quits.
« Reply #8 on: Dec 29, 2017, 05:40 PM »
Good Luck and Good Health, Strike

Offline Mikeguard01

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Re: Calling it quits.
« Reply #9 on: Jan 01, 2018, 05:43 PM »
Sorry to hear this Doug. I hope you have another hobby that you enjoy as much as hard water fishing.

Offline Old School

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Re: Calling it quits.
« Reply #10 on: Jan 05, 2018, 01:06 PM »
Doug, I've enjoyed your fishing company over the years & your many posts on the DCL message Board. (Wish Brent would bring it back!) Like the others, just let me know if you want to go fishing. I've got about 10 palmrods now & a few 'secret' spots.

Offline Fat Boy

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Re: Calling it quits.
« Reply #11 on: Jan 05, 2018, 03:46 PM »
Sorry to hear that Doug.  Best wishes and hope your health improves that you might be out ice fishing again soon!
Kevin Wilson
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Offline FreelanceAngling

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Re: Calling it quits.
« Reply #12 on: Jan 13, 2018, 01:04 PM »
Terribly sorry to hear. Unfortunately our health is never certain.  :-\

 



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