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Old 06-26-2006, 10:44 PM   #16
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Re: Story and pics - SOuthern Open

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Holy shit what a comeback comment!!! No offense Bret, but that thar is funny!!! Hey Paul and I tied!!!
You know that is a funny comment coming from another guy who didn't shoot in the tournament.

Where were you? It sure would have been nice for you guys talking shit to actually dive the tournament and support the FSDA/FRA.

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Old 06-26-2006, 11:21 PM   #17
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Re: Story and pics - SOuthern Open

Had a great time, Thanks alot John and Richie, I think Spo is out for me hope you guys enjoy, I'll be in Alaska Hope you guys do well.
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Old 06-26-2006, 11:24 PM   #18
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I sorta have to back my boy Bret'T' here. Bret has been gracious enough to let me park my boat at his house while I rebuild it. So I got $10 on Bret.

Problem is, I have shot with both of you in the past couple weeks and I think I may be giving my money away. (That's why I only have $10 on it )
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Old 06-27-2006, 02:34 AM   #19
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Re: Story and pics - SOuthern Open

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Paul - When you read this, let me know your availability. I am going Friday, but I believe the boat is already full.

What about Monday?
I'm in for Monday, if that trip happens.
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Old 06-27-2006, 05:57 AM   #20
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What do you want to bet on the SPO?
You're the one who issued the challenge, what's it worth to you to beat up on a guy who never, ever goes spearfishing?
And don't listen to John - I'm horrible. So I think I should get odds on the wager.
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:40 AM   #21
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Re: Story and pics - SOuthern Open

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You know that is a funny comment coming from another guy who didn't shoot in the tournament.

Where were you? It sure would have been nice for you guys talking shit to actually dive the tournament and support the FSDA/FRA.
Lets not get into a dick holding contest here, Bret. The S.O. has been my favorite contest in years past and obviously something came up other than the swelling of my stinky mangina that held me back.
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:43 AM   #22
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Re: Story and pics - SOuthern Open

Congrats to all the participants and winners, but especially Rich Hermes!!!!

That is awesome Rich!!!
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Old 06-27-2006, 12:04 PM   #23
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Steve has always been on the regular Southern Open crew, but he had to cancel this year. Something to do with the girlfriend. All I heard in the background when he called me was, "come here Stevie boy, Momma wants some of you". I am not sure what any of that meant.
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Old 06-27-2006, 12:14 PM   #24
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You're the one who issued the challenge, what's it worth to you to beat up on a guy who never, ever goes spearfishing?
And don't listen to John - I'm horrible. So I think I should get odds on the wager.
The challenge came after I made positive comments and congratulated your two brothers, and the Hermes crew started talking shit.

It would be nice if you guys could have accepted the congratulations and my comment about it being a good thing that I didn't bet you, in the spirit in which it was meant,as a compliment, I wasn't being a smart ass in my original post.

BTW I did 4 drops, on 1 of those drops it was a bone dive, so I got my 120 points in 3 drops, on the 1st drop that was the best of the day, I wasn't even in the water.

Had I been able to do 8 or 9 drops that were very fishy, like Team Relentless did, I am sure I would have even done better.

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Lets not get into a dick holding contest here, Bret. The S.O. has been my favorite contest in years past and obviously something came up other than the swelling of my stinky mangina that held me back.
Hey Steve you should really wipe that brown spot from John's ass off of your nose.
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Old 06-27-2006, 12:55 PM   #25
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Re: Story and pics - SOuthern Open

How am I brown nosing John anyway? Don't get it. Maybe you are in the dark and don't realize I've been friends with John since the FS forum days, before Spearboard started.

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Had I been able to do 8 or 9 drops that were very fishy, like Team Relentless did, I am sure I would have even done better.
I'm sure if you did make 9 drops on fishy spots you'd done better. Good spearfishing is just as much being dropped on productive spots as it is skill. Better luck with the tournament strategy next time, Bret.

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Old 06-27-2006, 01:03 PM   #26
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Bret, I'm sure if you are nice to John and ask him politely, you can ride on the Team Relentless Intrepid, too. However keep in mind that theres a multi-year pecking order established, which means you will be gutting my fish and pulling the anchor. No hard feelings.

PS dont' forget the sandwiches like Paul did last year and you'll fly right up the ranks to Tank Stacker.
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:16 PM   #27
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Oh boy, you done pissed Bret off now.......



(I thought that was Rich Taylors job? )
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:18 PM   #28
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Congrats to all the participants and winners, but especially Rich Hermes!!!!

That is awesome Rich!!!
Thanks Scott. A Blind Squirrel finds a nut every once in a while!!

To get my AJ, I remembered something Hector told me a while back. I didn't stone the AJ completely and he was still fighting a bit. I took my knife and cut his gills. That took the fight right out of him in a green cloud of blood. (Probably not a smart thing as it relates to sharks, but it did the job.)

I did stone an 10.5 lb red grouper but the shaft got jammed in his skull. I sat there fighting the shaft and watching these FAT mangos taunt me. In hindsight, I should have just let the grouper and shaft lay and load a second shaft and get the mangos. Oh Well. Next time.

My trigger was just a half pound under the biggest one in the tourny, so I was happy with that too.

This S.O. was a blast! Thanks again to all who made it possible!!
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:39 PM   #29
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Congratulations Rich! Hope that you get in the water a lot in the coming year.
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Old 06-27-2006, 01:39 PM   #30
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Re: Story and pics - SOuthern Open

Man, just imagine how well you would do if you went diving more than once a year!!!



That's is really great man. I am happy for you!!!!
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