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Fishing Photos / Re: Fish on!
Last post by FinsnFur - Yesterday at 10:15:38 PM
Nice Rainbows :yoyo:

It's a triple rainbow!! :highclap:   :eyebrow: 
Those are going to be soooo delicious.

What are you going do? Smoke em? Bake em? Cedar plank em?
Fishing Equipment / Look what I found
Last post by FinsnFur - Yesterday at 10:05:08 PM
 Found her tangled up in some shore debris.

I knew what it was as soon as I seen it but I wasn't sure how old it is.
It's a vintage Heddon fishing lure body.
After doing some research on this one. I'm thinking it's the Heddon River Runt Spook.
According to Heddon they started making these things in 1929 and they were wood. In 1933 they switched to plastic.
I looked through Heddon's online vintage images to see if I could find out more on this one and the only one I can find with a white nose is the one pictured below. Mine does have some fish scale print on the belly like the image also.

If that is the one, I'm guessing maybe around the 1946 era.  :shrug:  ...based on the info I'm finding from Heddon.
What ever the age is on it, it's pretty dang old to have every single piece of metal rusted completed off of it.
Fishing Photos / Re: Fish on!
Last post by nastygunz - Yesterday at 07:39:34 PM
Felt good after a lonnnnnnnnng winter :yoyo:
Fishing Photos / Re: Fish on!
Last post by Hawks Feather - Yesterday at 07:12:14 PM
Fishing Photos / Fish on!
Last post by nastygunz - Yesterday at 06:41:36 PM
1st trout of the year, mepps spinner with a chunk of crawler.

The Tailgate / Today in history 4-21
Last post by remrogers - Yesterday at 10:11:00 AM
753 B.C.
April 21
Rome founded

According to tradition, on April 21, 753 B.C., Romulus and his twin brother, Remus, found Rome on the site where they were suckled by a she-wolf as orphaned infants. Actually, the Romulus and Remus myth originated sometime in the fourth century B.C., and the exact date of Rome's founding was set by the Roman scholar Marcus Terentius Varro in the first century B.C.

According to the legend, Romulus and Remus were the sons of Rhea Silvia, the daughter of King Numitor of Alba Longa. Alba Longa was a mythical city located in the Alban Hills southeast of what would become Rome. Before the birth of the twins, Numitor was deposed by his younger brother Amulius, who forced Rhea to become a vestal virgin so that she would not give birth to rival claimants to his title. However, Rhea was impregnated by the war god Mars and gave birth to Romulus and Remus. Amulius ordered the infants drowned in the Tiber, but they survived and washed ashore at the foot of the Palatine hill, where they were suckled by a she-wolf until they were found by the shepherd Faustulus.

Reared by Faustulus and his wife, the twins later became leaders of a band of young shepherd warriors. After learning their true identity, they attacked Alba Longa, killed the wicked Amulius, and restored their grandfather to the throne. The twins then decided to found a town on the site where they had been saved as infants. They soon became involved in a petty quarrel, however, and Remus was slain by his brother. Romulus then became ruler of the settlement, which was named "Rome" after him.

To populate his town, Romulus offered asylum to fugitives and exiles. Rome lacked women, however, so Romulus invited the neighboring Sabines to a festival and abducted their women. A war then ensued, but the Sabine women intervened to prevent the Sabine men from seizing Rome. A peace treaty was drawn up, and the communities merged under the joint rule of Romulus and the Sabine king, Titus Tatius. Tatius' early death, perhaps perpetrated by Romulus, left the Roman as the sole king again. After a long and successful rule, Romulus died under obscure circumstances. Many Romans believed he was changed into a god and worshipped him as the deity Quirinus. After Romulus, there were six more kings of Rome, the last three believed to be Etruscans. Around 509 B.C., the Roman republic was established.

Another Roman foundation legend, which has its origins in ancient Greece, tells of how the mythical Trojan Aeneas founded Lavinium and started a dynasty that would lead to the birth of Romulus and Remus several centuries later. In the Iliad, an epic Greek poem probably composed by Homer in the eighth century B.C., Aeneas was the only major Trojan hero to survive the Greek destruction of Troy. A passage told of how he and his descendants would rule the Trojans, but since there was no record of any such dynasty in Troy, Greek scholars proposed that Aeneas and his followers relocated.

In the fifth century B.C., a few Greek historians speculated that Aeneas settled at Rome, which was then still a small city-state. In the fourth century B.C., Rome began to expand within the Italian peninsula, and Romans, coming into greater contact with the Greeks, embraced the suggestion that Aeneas had a role in the foundation of their great city. In the first century B.C., the Roman poet Virgil developed the Aeneas myth in his epic poem the Aeneid, which told of Aeneas' journey to Rome. Augustus, the first Roman emperor and emperor during Virgil's time, and Julius Caesar, his great-uncle and predecessor as Roman ruler, were said to be descended from Aeneas.
Non Hunting/Fishing Photos / Re: Quick Thinker!
Last post by nastygunz - April 20, 2024, 11:15:25 AM
I think he's wearing a toupee. 🕵�
The Tailgate / Today in history 4-20
Last post by remrogers - April 20, 2024, 10:00:08 AM
April 20
Danica Patrick becomes first woman to win Indy race

On April 20, 2008, 26-year-old Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 at Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Japan, making her the first female winner in IndyCar racing history.

Danica Patrick was born on March 25, 1982, in Beloit, Wisconsin. She became involved in racing as a young girl and as a teenager moved to England in pursuit of better training opportunities. In 2002, after returning to the United States, she began driving for the Rahal Letterman Racing team, owned by 1986 Indianapolis 500 champ Bobby Rahal and late-night talk-show host David Letterman. In 2005, Patrick started competing in IndyCar events, which include the famed Indianapolis 500 race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana.

On May 29, 2005, Patrick made her Indy 500 debut, becoming just the fourth female driver ever to compete in the celebrated 500-mile race, which was first held in 1911 and today is considered one of auto racing's premier events. (Driver Janet Guthrie first broke the gender barrier at the Indy 500 in 1977.) During Patrick's inaugural Indy 500, she led the race for 19 laps, marking the first time a woman ever led a lap in the competition. In the end, the diminutive driver, who stands 5'2″ and tips the scales at 100 pounds, finished the race in fourth place. She later earned Rookie of the Year honors for the Indy Racing League's 2005 season and finished 12th in the overall standings.

During the 2006 season, Patrick finished in ninth place in the overall IndyCar standings, but didn't win any major races. In 2007, she moved to the Andretti Green Racing team and finished the season seventh in the standings. On April 20, 2008, Patrick won the Indy Japan 300–her 50th IndyCar Series race–at Twin Ring Montegi, a 1.5-mile oval track, making her the first female winner of a major U.S.-sanctioned open-wheel race. She finished the 200-lap race 5.8594 seconds ahead of Helio Castroneves, then a two-time Indy 500 champ. At the 2009 Indy 500, Patrick came in third behind winner Castroneves and second-place finisher Dan Wheldon.

Patrick retired from IndyCar after the 2011 season and fully retired from racing in 2018.
Non Hunting/Fishing Photos / Re: Quick Thinker!
Last post by Hawks Feather - April 20, 2024, 09:36:59 AM
I think that was Photoshopped!
Non Hunting/Fishing Photos / Re: Quick Thinker!
Last post by FinsnFur - April 20, 2024, 08:40:13 AM
Where'd he get a hammer and a nail
He even has another spare nail in his mouth