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TexasJim
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Old, retireded sailor, musician, kayaker and fisherman, on the Texas Riviera(Rockport). I'm currently re-furbing a Shakespeare 2052. I got some old reels from my neighbor/fishing buddy's widow. All his stuff, and some from her first late husband. I have a 50-year-old Abu Sweden Ambassadeur 5000, a Dam Quick round baitcaster, the Shakespeare 2052, an old Hawthorne(Wards?) automatic fly reel, and some other odd stuff. Ron Mc here is an acquaintance and sometimes fishing buddy. Like Minnie Pearl said, "I'm proud to be here!" And alive. TexasJim was my musician stage name in the Caribbean for twenty-five years. I'll try to be a good citizen here.
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Welcome, TexasJim. Glad to have you on board. A Texan who spent 25 years in the Caribbean? All I can say is we have to get you to a national convention just to hear those stories. Hope you enjoy the ORCA Reel Talk board.

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Welcome, any friend of Ron must be interesting. Looking forward to your perspective.
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Welcome, Jim!
Love those Open Face Spinning Reels! (Especially ABU & ABU/Zebco)

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my brother from another mother.

Welcome Jim.

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Looks like good times.
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glad to hear from another TEXAN
born in Houston ( river oaks) raised in Lubbock and NOOO Didnt know buddy Holly
started tournament casting when i was13/so.
first national competition (cal. @15. 55 or so before had to retire/bad bad back. downhill from there.
stange gear
stranger people
found this site, search pulled up a world famous caster who took me to raise.
nicest bunch of folks and cool gear ever did see.

mail me sometime will link phones
chat about Gods country
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wound up in ohio (40) yrs or so

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