Posted: Wed Dec 21, 2005 8:58 pm Post subject: New BrownBagger Member
We want to welcome John "live4trout" Staderoli to the BrownBagger's club. He landed his 2nd and 3rd over ten recently...in the same day! He has been chasing the bigs ones hard for several years now. Congratulations! _________________
Congratulations John! That was an incredible day to say the least. That lake has really been kicking them out lately. Everything with browns in it up here, is frozen over right now. Bull trout is the only game in town for now. Congrats again, and welcome to the Brownbaggers!
Thanks everyone, its is sure nice when all that hard work pays off. Not that it isn't fun but it does get frustrating and its sometimes hard to stay confident. It has taken me almost 20 months since I caught my first to get the next double digit brown. In that time there have been maybe 7 or 8 weeks that I haven't fished at least 2 days and most of the time I fish 3 days. The first time I heard of the Brownbaggers was back in the early 80's from Rick Rockel at Kens in Bridgeport. Unfortunately I didn't have a boat and spent all my time flyfishing back then, missing the hay days at Twin Lakes. Getting my Brownbagger patch has been a goal that has kept me motivated these past 3 years. And it is great to finally get it!!!!
Joined: 14 Jan 2004 Posts: 50 Location: san jose ca
Posted: Thu Dec 29, 2005 2:22 pm Post subject:
John, congratulations on your big browns and getting your brownbagger patch. Like John Werwie said, you are one of the hardest workers for the big browns. I have heard a lot about you and your dad. To add to what Allen said, You and your dad, also remind me of Pops and I... in many ways, all the way down to the pop-up-camper! As you would know, it is extra special and fortunate for the both of you to be able to spend the time together chasing the big browns. You both will have great lasting memories. Hopefully, one of these days we will get to meet each other... Again congratulations to both, you and your dad, I bet your team work has helped with your success.
Congrats on the patch. You earned it.
It's hard to believe that a guy can fish that many times and not catch a #10 and then pop 2 in a matter of hours. Now you need a larger goal. Time to shoot for that #20.
Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 8:21 am Post subject: browns
Its pretty cool everyone welcoming John who lives for trout. Bob Bringhurst once told me that we need new young blood into the club. The rest of the members are getting old and the club will die off. There seems to be a new interest in brown trout fishing.
The brown trout are a pretty neat fish to fish for. Just when you think you do have them figured out, they will break your heart with no mercy.
But these fish do make mistakes on occasion, be ready...
Alot of the brownbaggers do not fish any more, some just a little bit. And others are obsessed, and fish all the time. Some have not caught a big brown for 20 years, but still keep trying.
2006----will it be the year of the big browns? _________________
I hope 2006 will be as good as 2005!! What a great year. There does seem to be more interest in fishing for Browns in the last couple of years. There is a small group of us here in northern Ca. who fish hard and really put in the hours on the water. I'm sure that there will be a couple new members in the near future, Tim already has his first and he always seems to do well in the spring. Chris is knocking at the door of his first double didgit brown, with a hookjaw over 9# this spring and another brown over 9# a few weeks ago. L4T
Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 9:09 am Post subject: updated list
There has been a lot of Brown Bagger activity lately. I bolded people who have made moves in 2005. Here is the updated list for those who haven't seen it on the site:
1) Richard Reinwald 34
2) Jim Bringhurst 32
3) Allan Cole 29
4) Dennis Lee 16
5) Ron Lane 13
6) Rick Erickson 10
7) John Hofferd 10
8) Ronald Carey 10
9) Howard Bryan 10
10) Bob Beach 10
11) Ray Patterson 9
12) Doc Wylde 8
13) Gordon Hahn 7
14) Bob Bringhurst 6
15) Ed Baun 6
16) Mark Wendt 6
17) Danny Stearman 5
18) John Tallon 5
19) John Werwie 5
20) Steve Keene 6
21) Rick Arnold 4
22) Kathy Bringhurst 4
23) John Staderoli 4 (updated 1/9)
24) Guy Carl 3
25) Ron Cole 3
26) Mike Nielson 3
27) Mike Arhets 3
28) Eldon Powley 3
29) Howard "Rip" Collins 2
30) George Rose 2
31) Marshall Palo 2
32) Robert Lee 2
33) Bill Walters 2
34) Brent Benassi 2
35) Mike Hatcher 2
36) Bob Kite 2
37) Arnold Frisby 2
38) Ed Hahn 2
39) Bob Skunkweiler 2
40) Bryan Shibley 2
41) Craig Price 2
42) John Winterset 2
43) Hank Michalke 2
44) Greg Orr 2
45) Bob Sherer 2
46) George Kirby 2
Congratulations to all who have made it! _________________
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Joined: 20 Jul 2005 Posts: 120 Location: Lake Tahoe CA.
Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2006 6:11 pm Post subject:
Wow , long ways to go to catch the good ol boys! 2003 blessed myself with 3 over ten , 2005 blessed 4 of my clients with double digit Browns. Hope 2006 brings more double digit browns to more people including myself! _________________
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