29 days till the 6th Annual OIALFT

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  1. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Well-Known Member

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    29 days till the 6th Annual OIALFT

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    Not that I look forward to this every year. Not that I feel that 51 weeks of the year are spent working and planning for the Annual Kodiak OIALFT. Not that looking at images like [​IMG]
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    make me wonder why I get back on that plane and come back to NY each year.
    All I know is that tomorrow I will be one day closer to seeing my friends Art, Martha and Riley and get that much needed shot of peace, quiet and serenity that comes with this trip each year. That coupled with
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    the tastiest pie on earth as well as fishing till our arms fall off
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    makes the OIALFT all it can be.

    Neil and Joel, of course, dread that week each year as they must do all I do. I think that while am not there they come to realize that it is no easy task. It is the one week each year that I do not log onto a computer and trust them to do what needs to be done.
    I'll do a post a couple of days before and remind you to e-mail Neil @ cameralandneil@aol.com and Joel @ cameraland@aol.com to see how they're doing as I do not want them to be lonely.
     
  2. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    I like the way you trained the fish to say Ah-ptics for the photo. My Swarovski, Lieca and Vortex scopes I ordered from you are all doing great. Thanks for the great prices and work supporting our industry. Just finished an amazing offshore fishing trip down in Louisianna last week. My son's arms hurt for three days he caught so many fish.
     

  3. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Well-Known Member

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    That is the greatest pain know to man
     
  4. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    I remember that pain from living in Oregon on the Columbia River and fighting to land giant Sturgeon and Steelhead! But I must respectfully disagree in that the best pain know to man, is the pain in your body after dragging a downed deer for a few hundred yards to get him into position to go on my pack mule!! Especially the giants we shoot here in California.....just kidding
     
  5. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    We need a count down clock. :cool:
     
  6. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Well-Known Member

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    27 days and 3 hours & 2 minutes till I leave for the airport :D
     
  7. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    Be sure to give us plenty of pics!!!
     
  8. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Well-Known Member

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    You can count on it.

    22 days and counting :)
     
  9. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Well-Known Member

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    4 days annd counting.
    To all those who read this thread, please remember to e-mail Neil @ cameralandneilaol.com and Joel @ cameralandaol.com to see how they're doing as I do not want them to be lonely.
     
  10. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Will do.
     
  11. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Well-Known Member

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  12. gr8fuldoug

    gr8fuldoug Well-Known Member

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    Another great week in Kodiak with crew,.


    My 53* Halibut:

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    My 55* Ling Cod

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    A couple of nice Yellow Eyes

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    Already looking forward to next year
     
  13. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Wish I was there.