Originally Posted by I'M OFF
X2.............Having fun tonight!
This was the BEST club meeting I've been to yet! Lots of great laughs with the gang, great presentation by Dave Hansen, he knows his stuff, and some fantastic raffle prizes! (Thanks BD, thanks Pat, thanks Mario, thanks whoever donated the reel that Tommy won)
Dave Hansen gave a presentation on fishing for threshers for the club's upcoming thresher tournament. He was definitely very entertaining, very energetic and animated, and very knowledgeable! He had our attention! He raffled off a reel and rod combo for the kids and guess who won? Our very own Otto! That kid is a lucky kid! That started the raffle drawings for the evening and our table was winning several of the prizes!
Otto/Simon won 2 or 3 more raffle prizes, Tommy (I'm Off) won, Kevin won and donated back a prize since he already had that prize and then they drew him again so he won the same prize again! Stanley was at our table and won, the new guy at our table won, everyone around our table won once or twice and I was the only one left who hadn't won a prize at our table. Then I saw the big flying gaff prize donated by Mario (Thanks Mario!) and I said, I want to win that prize! And sure enough, I won it!!! Not that I needed a flying gaff for my kayak or anything, but it was fun to win!
Then Tommy asked if I wanted to trade for the Pro Gear Reel he had just won so I asked the audience and they all gave me the thumbs up for the trade, so I did! Both of us were happy! We had a lot of fun, this is a great club and their meetings are always informative and with good people!
Here's pics from the night, sorry they are crappy cell phone pics!
Otto posing with Dave Hansen and the rod Dave donated:
Tommy with the flying gaff, notice how happy he is, he was just saying in the Lizardfish tournament that he needed a flying gaff...
Tommy, me, and Tommy's daughter Zoey posing with our winning prizes, happy with our trades!