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Title: Ever meet someone Famous out Fishing?
Post by: AL WORRELLS KID on August 16, 2019, 09:35:29 PM
There have been a few times out Fishing, that I have come close to having nearly "Met my Maker".......How about you?
Doug
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Post by: 7mmfan on August 16, 2019, 10:34:28 PM
Nothing crazy, guided Mark Few, Gonzaga coach, many times and met Kasey Kahne when he fished with our crew in AK.
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Post by: Brushcrawler on August 17, 2019, 06:01:25 AM
Ran into an armada of boats around George HW Bush fishing the flats in the Florida keys when he was president.
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Post by: The Fin on August 17, 2019, 08:11:18 AM
I was in Soldotna Ak. buying some beer in the Safeway and Pete Coors bought me a half rack. 
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Post by: papaonthemountain on August 17, 2019, 10:00:43 AM
Had the experience of taking Jimmie Johnson and Casey Mears fishing when guiding out of Elfin Cove.  They caused quite the stir in the village with the young ladies.  Can't say we caught any huge halibut, but lots of salmon and bottom fish.  Managed to win a few coins off of them on the pool table.  Both were down to earth fellows the entire trip.  Also had the opportunity to meet Steve Largent, Karl Malone, and Larry Csonka. 
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Post by: Backstrap on August 18, 2019, 09:10:06 PM
I was in Soldotna Ak. buying some beer in the Safeway and Pete Coors bought me a half rack.

That’s a hard one to beat! I saw Jay Buhner salmon fishing once.
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Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on August 18, 2019, 09:24:48 PM
I was in Soldotna Ak. buying some beer in the Safeway and Pete Coors bought me a half rack.

That’s a hard one to beat! I saw Jay Buhner salmon fishing once.

   Pete Coors....... Nobody tops that ... Period...... Period...........
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Post by: huntnnw on August 18, 2019, 10:33:04 PM
mark few while bear hunting
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on August 18, 2019, 10:43:39 PM
Aron Snyder bear hunting, funny thing he and his partner didn’t plan enough water into their trip, but I gave them my extra since I was on my way out.🤣
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Post by: trophyelk6x6 on August 19, 2019, 02:07:48 PM
My father in law was a fishing guide in Port Hardy B.C for 30 yrs.  He took Kevin Costner, some dallas cowboys front office guys including a cheer leader,  WWE star Shawn Michaels and his wife, Jim Shockey and Wojo on trips.
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Post by: birddogdad on August 19, 2019, 03:11:59 PM
used to chat with 41 off the coast of Maine out fishing...he loved his off shore racing boat from Kennebunkport.
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Post by: Old Man Yager on August 19, 2019, 05:33:44 PM
I think I saw Smossy on the Puyallup once..... does that count?
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Post by: pens fan on August 19, 2019, 10:36:57 PM
I fished with James Cosmo a few years ago.
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Post by: huntnphool on August 19, 2019, 10:59:29 PM
 I ran into Buhner on a coastal river a few years back. I recognized him but didn't say anything, treated him like a regular fisherman, as I would have wanted to be treated.   
 He was pretty cool and eager to chat about fishing.

 On a side note. Years ago my wife and I introduced my best friend to a co-worker of my wife. They hit it off and ended up getting married a few years later.

 One night after they were married the 4 of us went out in downtown Seattle where my wife and her worked. We had to stop by their office for something, and while we were in her office I noticed a pic on her desk. It was a pic of her and Jay Buhner at the McDs in NorthBend. I thought that was really cool.

 A few months later my wife and I were at their house for dinner and were watching the M's game. During the game my friends wife points at the TV and says, "that's the guy who I had take the picture of me and Buhner". It was Griffey Jr. :chuckle:

 I told her who it was and she said that made a lot of sense, since Jay kept flipping the guy taking the picture a bunch of sh!t at McDs when she asked Buhners friend to take their picture......lmfao. :chuckle:
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Post by: PolarBear on August 19, 2019, 11:52:47 PM
Larry Czonka, Jimmy Houston, Roland Martin, Tom Mann, Buzz Ramsay, Larry Schoenfield  and a few others. Wound up fishing with Czonka for a couple of days,  Houston and Mann 2 different times.
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Post by: jeffro on August 19, 2019, 11:55:24 PM
Met Steve Miller out on Possession during coho season 15ish years ago.
I was in my Trophy 2452 with a double hook up going when I noticed this bigger Trophy (2802) getting a little to close.
Started yelling for them to give us some room while we landed the fish.
After the fish where netted they came back in close, started apologizing and asked what we were using.
Turned out to be Steve with a couple band mates. Gave them some of my coyote spoons and few tips on rigging, speed, depth etc. Got photos and signatures and had them follow my troll path so they could get it on there gps. After 5 minutes we were all catching fish, but my boat limited out and we had to go.
Would have loved to party with them that evening.
Also met Randy Bachman at Sun Lakes when I was really young.
He had a bad boy jet boat but couldn’t get a ride, he had a boatload of smokin hot babes to take care of.
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on August 20, 2019, 05:04:01 AM
Did he take the money and run?
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Post by: boneaddict on August 20, 2019, 06:26:04 AM
Jim Teeney, but you guys probably dont even know who that is.  Pretty cool having him bum a fly that the fish were hammering.
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Post by: Bullkllr on August 20, 2019, 06:32:48 AM
Jim Teeney, but you guys probably dont even know who that is.  Pretty cool having him bum a fly that the fish were hammering.

So his nymphs weren't working? :yike:
I remember seeing Jim on the Kalama frequently. He was quite the guru for a while.
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Post by: trophyhunt on August 20, 2019, 06:36:15 AM
I ran into Buhner on a coastal river a few years back. I recognized him but didn't say anything, treated him like a regular fisherman, as I would have wanted to be treated.   
 He was pretty cool and eager to chat about fishing.

 On a side note. Years ago my wife and I introduced my best friend to a co-worker of my wife. They hit it off and ended up getting married a few years later.

 One night after they were married the 4 of us went out in downtown Seattle where my wife and her worked. We had to stop by their office for something, and while we were in her office I noticed a pic on her desk. It was a pic of her and Jay Buhner at the McDs in NorthBend. I thought that was really cool.

 A few months later my wife and I were at their house for dinner and were watching the M's game. During the game my friends wife points at the TV and says, "that's the guy who I had take the picture of me and Buhner". It was Griffey Jr. :chuckle:

 I told her who it was and she said that made a lot of sense, since Jay kept flipping the guy taking the picture a bunch of sh!t at McDs when she asked Buhners friend to take their picture......lmfao. :chuckle:
That is funny as heck!!!   I bet those two guys still bring that story up When they hang out.
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Post by: Henrydog on August 20, 2019, 07:02:13 AM
Jonathan Hilstrandt from Deadliest Catch.  I was gassing the boat and my kid was filling a cooler full of ice at a gas station in Spirt Lake Idaho at sunrise a couple of years ago.

 A suburban pulls off Highway 53 rolls the window down and shouts "put blood on the decks brother"  I look up and say "hey your Jonathan..."  Before I could finish my statement he gave a thumbs up and drove off.
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Post by: Henrydog on August 20, 2019, 07:03:37 AM
Jim Teeney, but you guys probably dont even know who that is.  Pretty cool having him bum a fly that the fish were hammering.

That is a hell of a ego boost Bone!
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Post by: h2ofowlr on August 20, 2019, 07:28:33 AM
I have met Chuck Yeager out fishing.  He was out on the Lewis River fishing with Gary Loomis.  Also met Sig Hansen a few times as we bass fish off his dock.  He has a place on Big Lake.
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Post by: wapiti hunter2 on August 20, 2019, 08:18:38 AM
Sonny Liston. The heavy weight boxer. Spent a whole night with him night fishing for catfish with him on Lake Mead back about 1969. He lived in Vegas and used to go down and since regularly. After that first encounter I ran into him several more times. I was about 15 at the time.
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Post by: PolarBear on August 20, 2019, 01:20:33 PM
Jonathan Hilstrandt from Deadliest Catch.  I was gassing the boat and my kid was filling a cooler full of ice at a gas station in Spirt Lake Idaho at sunrise a couple of years ago.

 A suburban pulls off Highway 53 rolls the window down and shouts "put blood on the decks brother"  I look up and say "hey your Jonathan..."  Before I could finish my statement he gave a thumbs up and drove off.
My daughters were showing cows st the Puyallup Fair a few years ago he came up to them and wanted to know about their ribbons and cows. He gave them a hug and took pics with them and the Rainier FFA. I chatted him ip for a bit as well. Super nice guy.
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on August 20, 2019, 08:01:23 PM
I think I saw Smossy on the Puyallup once..... does that count?

Smossy!  :yike:
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Post by: Sliverslinger on August 20, 2019, 09:11:02 PM
Several years ago my myself and my buddy, who was a writer for a fly fishing magazine at the time, were hiking down a smaller Washington river when we stopped to watch a couple guys fly fishing from a distance. It was pretty remarkable skill where the one guy was fishing at and the way he was going about it so we just watched for a bit. Later the guy waded back up to the bank and my buddy went to go compliment him on his prowess. As we got closer my buddy looks at me and said, “dude! That’s Jim Teeny!” I was like, “who the heck is Jim Teeny?”  Apparently, he’s some sort of famous fly fisherman.
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Post by: Backstrap on August 20, 2019, 09:14:50 PM
I ran into Buhner on a coastal river a few years back. I recognized him but didn't say anything, treated him like a regular fisherman, as I would have wanted to be treated.   
 He was pretty cool and eager to chat about fishing.

 On a side note. Years ago my wife and I introduced my best friend to a co-worker of my wife. They hit it off and ended up getting married a few years later.

 One night after they were married the 4 of us went out in downtown Seattle where my wife and her worked. We had to stop by their office for something, and while we were in her office I noticed a pic on her desk. It was a pic of her and Jay Buhner at the McDs in NorthBend. I thought that was really cool.

 A few months later my wife and I were at their house for dinner and were watching the M's game. During the game my friends wife points at the TV and says, "that's the guy who I had take the picture of me and Buhner". It was Griffey Jr. :chuckle:

 I told her who it was and she said that made a lot of sense, since Jay kept flipping the guy taking the picture a bunch of sh!t at McDs when she asked Buhners friend to take their picture......lmfao. :chuckle:

When I bumped into Buhner, I treated him like a normal fisherman too. He kinda low holed me, an I kinda gave him some crap. Normal...

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Post by: jeffro on August 21, 2019, 01:45:52 AM
met Sig Hansen a few times as we bass fish off his dock.  He has a place on Big Lake.

Interesting, my soon to be sister in law Shelly lives almost directly across lake from him.
Never see him at the house though.. Met him once at Tulalip playing blackjack.
We just moved up north, so spending a lot of time at the lake this summer.
My girlfriends brother plays music at the bar & grill frequently (North by Northwest), and having a lakefront house and keys to the boat at our disposal is a no brainer.
Haven’t fished the Big Lake since I was 10ish as I preferred Lake Sixteen.
If you’re local maybe we should meet up some time?
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on August 21, 2019, 05:43:35 AM
sounds good
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Post by: Naches Sportsman on August 21, 2019, 05:56:16 AM
Walter Mondale.
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on August 21, 2019, 05:58:35 AM
Before or after he was vice president?
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Post by: Naches Sportsman on August 21, 2019, 06:12:03 AM
Before or after he was vice president?

I wasn't even alive when he was vice president. Lots of people don't like him and I don't agree with his stance on politics, but the guy sure has a lot to talk about.

To me, he was friendlier than the professional athletes I have met on that river.
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Post by: Whitenuckles on August 21, 2019, 11:31:40 AM
Fished a bunch with Bill Jordan and Will Primos as a kid. My Uncle is pretty good friends with them.
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Post by: Brute on August 21, 2019, 12:46:49 PM
Jim Teeney, but you guys probably dont even know who that is.  Pretty cool having him bum a fly that the fish were hammering.

His parents use to have a apparel store off of Lombard St. in N. Portland, Oregon. He would sell flies there also.
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Post by: DOUBLELUNG on August 21, 2019, 02:41:50 PM
Had Secret Service ask my ex and me to NOT fish where then-Defense Secretary Dick Cheney was fishing the Middle Fork of the Powder River.  We said no problem and went higher on the mountain.
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Post by: grade-creek-rd on August 21, 2019, 03:30:20 PM
Nope... ;) I usually just hang out with my buddies...

Grade
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Post by: huntnphool on August 21, 2019, 03:49:36 PM
Jonathan Hilstrandt from Deadliest Catch.  I was gassing the boat and my kid was filling a cooler full of ice at a gas station in Spirt Lake Idaho at sunrise a couple of years ago.

 A suburban pulls off Highway 53 rolls the window down and shouts "put blood on the decks brother"  I look up and say "hey your Jonathan..."  Before I could finish my statement he gave a thumbs up and drove off.

 I ran into him at a bar in Maple Valley right after season 2. He was wearing that leather jacket with a 8 ball on the back. Both of us standing there waiting to get a beer, I asked him if he was the guy on the show. He smiled and said yes and asked if I watched. I told him I did and he bought me a beer and cheered. :brew:
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Post by: idahohuntr on August 21, 2019, 04:15:41 PM
Not fishing but I ran into Cortez Kennedy deer hunting in N. Idaho 20ish years ago.  Cool guy...gave me a ride back to my truck on his 4 wheeler.   
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Post by: trophyelk6x6 on August 21, 2019, 05:27:31 PM
Fished a bunch with Bill Jordan and Will Primos as a kid. My Uncle is pretty good friends with them.

should of asked them for a job LOL
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Post by: CallMeBigPapa on August 22, 2019, 08:13:08 AM
Pat Austin at John's river 8)
Mike Blowers at 2121 a drinking hole