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05-12-2005, 04:13 AM
KCSO post on the leverguns forum under 32 Special Special mentioned a Ted Williams m-94. This brought back a flood of memories for me. When I was a kid every Sears "Big Book" had its sporting goods section. The pages were worn thin by me reading every word of the descriptions. There'd always be a line drawing of good ol' Ted Williams promoting this rod or that gun. To this day when I hear "Ted Williams" I don't think baseball, I think of the Sears catalog and the hours I spent wishing I could have whatever it was Ted was selling. In fact, I recently bought a Sears "Ted Williams" electric trolling motor at a yard sale. It'll be worth the $25.00 just to look at the stern and see that ol' Ted is along with me.
Ted WAS a heck of a sportsman. He was not only a hunter and a fisherman, but was a super fly caster. I happen to have some pictures of him in Florida casting for bonefish and whipping out more line than I could ever get out. All the time I was growing up if you wanted the good stuff from Sears you got the TED WILLIAMS model. My mother retired from Sears in the late 80's and so with her employee discount I have a lot of Ted marked stuff, including a T/W fly rod. But I still can't cast past 60 feet, maybe mine is defective?
05-12-2005, 08:21 AM
KCSO, Sixty feet? I learned long ago that my casting range was closer to half that distance. By using the best-kept secret in trout fishing, small streams, life is beautiful!
05-12-2005, 04:04 PM
NVcurmudgeon: Bill, i can't let your comment re:small stream flyfishing go by without commending the Blitzen River to you and your casting/shooting buddy Duke..Now it's only a long weekend adventure for you two,plus the opportunity to take advantage of Tim & Lori's hospitality going both ways !! If the fat part of this year wasn't already used up, I could be tempted to meet you @ Frenchglen or nearby.. you would have big fun !!!! Onceabull
05-31-2005, 06:52 AM
Ted Williams used to shoot pigeons at Fenway Park w/a .410!! Can you imagine what the news media would say about that today?
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