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  1. Subscribersonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    slatington, pa, usa
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    24 Jun '13 18:37
    So do you use a gaff or just a net?
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    24 Jun '13 18:46
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    So do you use a gaff or just a net?
    Depends on the size of the species.
  3. Standard memberHandyAndy
    Non sum qualis eram
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    24 Jun '13 19:21
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    So do you use a gaff or just a net?
    I'd rather gaffe than make a mistake.
  4. Dublin Ireland
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    24 Jun '13 22:14
    Originally posted by HandyAndy
    I'd rather gaffe than make a mistake.
    It's funny how language changes in different countries.

    Here in Ireland, Gaff is a slang word for your home.
    For example, "where are you?" "I'm in my gaff."

    In America, your fender is the bumper on a car but my fender is my guitar.

    In Britain and Ireland, fags are a slang word for cigarettes.

    In America, fag is an insulting word for a homosexual.

    People in Ireland say, I could murder a fag right now.

    If you said that in San Francisco, you'd probably get arrested.
  5. Joined
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    25 Jun '13 05:07
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    So do you use a gaff or just a net?
    We had a net, not a gaff. Because it was brown trout mostly, in Tampa Bay, out of Maximo or Frenchman's Creek or O'Neil's Basin or earlier than that when my sister and I were too little to fish, from Trout Hole Lodge, where they could put us off on a sand spit island to keep an eye on us while they caught fish. Mom and Dad would catch 50 - 60 trout on a good day -- he knew the holes -- and I would get a few when I was allowed. He sold most of the fish on the way home through "colored town" to a market for 10 cents a pound. We'd filet the rest. He kept meticulous records and paid for the 16 foot boat and 40 horse motor that way. Later he taught me to how to back the boat down the ramp so I could take buddies and girl friends water skiing. Those were the days, my friend.
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    25 Jun '13 21:51
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    I'll assume he was a Pole with a "hook"..
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