Retirement Fishing Party Rocky ford in Feb

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by William Wallace, Jan 4, 2014.

  1. William Wallace

    William Wallace Active Member

    To all.

    I have request my retirement from the Coast Guard after 22 years of service. Looks like my retirement will be July 1st.

    So, I am getting a few friends and my brother to hit Rocky Ford for a great last fling. We will be staying over night in Ephrata! I will post when actual date is.

    It will be just an eventful day, fun talking, fishing and getting to know one another. I hope not to be loud and annoy anyone, but if anyone knows me I like to have fun. I take fishing serious, but fun is always apart of my seriousness.

    My family and I will be moving back to Chesterton Indiana (July), so anyone in the area beware I will be back and lets get up together and have fun!

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  2. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    Depends on the date i may be able to make it. One of my soldiers are due in and should have leave at that time. I owe him a trip.
  3. William Wallace

    William Wallace Active Member


    Understand that whole heartedly! Would be great if you could show but understand. Would love to be with you at some of your visits. Just give me a message and I would love to be there, in uniform if necessary !


    P.S. by the way I am going through some of my fishing stuff and will have some things to donate to the cause. I know I could get money for this if sold but to donate back to your cause means a lot more. I will have some rods and reels going your way!
  4. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny It's summer time I'm fishing!!

    Please let me know the date and I will see if I can make it I really enjoy meeting new ppl.
  5. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

  6. John Wallace

    John Wallace Active Member

    I think one of the times maybe the late in the month of Feb. Maybe one of the last two weeks of Feb. I sure he will post more.
  7. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    Before the snakes awake ;)
  8. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    What takes you to Indiana and away from the fishing mecca of the Rocky Mountain West?
  9. NukeLDO

    NukeLDO Member

    Congratulations on your retirement. 22 years is no small accomplishment...thanks for your service. As a recent 26 year retiree, I can definitely say life gets better. Enjoy!
    And dependent on the date, I may be a "show" as well.
  10. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Active Member

    I should be home in February. I'm not retired but I'm in for some fishing and meeting new folks.

  11. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    I'd like to participate, but may not be fully-recovered from surgery on my casting arm. Please keep me posted. Congrats on your pending retirement.
  12. William Wallace

    William Wallace Active Member

    Again thank you all for your replies. I am leaving today for 3 weeks to go to LA/LB area for CG Inspections. Will be back around the 25th Jan. By then I will have a more definite date on when we will be going over and will post.

    Have a good Jan fishing! cause I will have no time while in LA/LB, maybe may go to the casting club and see what's brewing over there! If I cant log on while away I will have my brother "John Wallace" post for me.

    Jerry Daschofsky likes this.
  13. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

    Damn. My casting mentor is leaving me? I'm destined for a life of collapsing loops and skunkings.

    I'm there
  14. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Bring along a kid to cast for you, then all you need to do is mend and set the hook.
  15. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Can I call you "Kid?" And will you bring me beer/whiskey on command?
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  16. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    I'll make it a point to go either way. I was just mentioning I have a soldier coming in from Afghanistan I wanted to take steelheading on his return.
  17. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    And I'll forgo fishing to help him, Jerry. I sincerely doubt that I'll be able to cast, but I'll surely be able to assist should you folks decide to head to the Ford. Helping a soldier fish beats me fishing hands-down & every time.
  18. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

    I'll cast for you, and pass the flask once in awhile. Depending on when you go, it may be my birthday. Traditionally we go skiing somewhere on my birthday. This year it may be fishing.
  19. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Active Member

    I'll bring a net and some PBR's. I can forgo some fishing to help as well!
  20. Theron

    Theron Active Member

    Congrats on your retirement. I will not be in Washington until April otherwise I would try to join you. Thank you for your service.