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Hello to all FMers, I have been reading posts on this thread for quite a long time but have recently joined. I enjoy reading all your posts. I think I have put together who Finnbay is but I wanted to find out for sure. Are you the guy that I knocked over up on the "Man chain of Lakes" when my line broke and the split shot sailed back and hit you in the forehead???? I spoke to my dad last night and we will be up at the cabin over Presidents weekend.....he said to tell Finnbay to join us. After reading all the recent posts about trout fishing I am excited to get up and chase some lakers!!! Thanks to all for the enjoyable reading and pictures.

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Welcome to FM and the Duluth/Bwca forum Simo. I wish I could have seen the story happen. grin.gif

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Simo,

I am the one and only, and still bear that scar! Right between the eyes! Hope to see you President's weekend.

Finnbay

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No Pics??? cry.gif

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My pics of the trip are on slides, and I have a slide scanner on order but it is back-ordered at the present time. If there is one of my marked up forehead when I get a chance to scan, I'll post it. I was a good 30 feet behind him when his line snapped and it caught me square between the eyes. Knocked my feet right out from under me! Good thing I didn't have any more than a headache. Everyone in camp was rolling on the ground laughing. \:D

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Ken, us German/Irishmen aren't the ONLY ones with hard heads. You probably got right up and kept doing what you were doing and barely had a headache. grin.gifgrin.gif

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Ouch! cry.gif...I can feel that lead smackin me in the forehead!...Uffda! :o.... lol!....reminds me of a similar experience back in the 70's when I and a buddy were shore fishing for walleyes under and near a bridge on Wolf Lake(north of Nashwauk)...we were probably 50' from the bridge watching our lines when this guy pulls up in a vehicle and rigs up ,walks out on the bridge,says "Hi!" and casts a 5" daredevil a few times not that far from us...well...on one of his casts,I see a flash out the corner of my eye and suddenly feel this "pain" on the right side of my right temple...JEESAWS! \:o ...all I here is "Sorry!"...guess I had a backlash!" .....I was lucky in that the hooks of the daredevil just sliced the skin on my temple rather then embed the hooks.lol!...but the entire daredevil slapped hard for sure!...ahhhh memories grin.gif

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Steve, as a Finlander, it's definitely not the first time I've been accused of being hard headed!

Jonny, used to fish that same spot when I was a kid as well as the Hartley Lake dam just down the road from it!

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Spent some time looking through some old slides today, hoping to find an image of me with a mark on my forehead. To no avail.

I did find some shots of that trip and, stfcatfish you'll enjoy this, here is a photo of my son with his first lake trout that he caught on that trip!

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Good God, man, does HE ever look like his old man! grin.gifgrin.gif

Great memory there. Sure is an old slide. Lots of cyan. What film was it? Oh, I see it was from '95.

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