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I was wondering how everyone selected their nickname for this site and their photo or art work.

I went with a photo of a crawfish as bass and I love to eat them.

My photo is of a crawfish in a defensive position which I believe is what the bass see when they start to attack a crawfish.

I took the photo at a friend's crawfish boil while the mudbugs were in their container waiting to be cooked.

I used my name as it is simple to spell!

Just wondering.

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MY NICKNAME IS FROM MY HERITAGE. MY FAMILY IS FROM MALTA, AND WHEN I WAS A KID I TOLD PEOPLE I WAS MALTESE AND THEY STARTED CALLING ME THE MALTESE FALCON AND IT STUCK.

I CHOSE THE PICTURE OF THE SMALLMOUTH BECAUSE THAT'S MT FAVORITE GAMEFISH.

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Was the original name of our fishing team. Salt water.

We were always out there in the cheapest, smallest boat but usually did pretty well. We gained respect as the guys in the tin boat that seem to win alot.

The name just fit. And now, it also fits my personality when you look at my views on gear and tackle.

The name was originally spelled with an "E" on Low.  We used a Lowe modified "v" back in the day.

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My nickname and pic go hand in hand actually...

My absolute favorite lure to throw is the Jimmy Houston Speedbead spinnerbait by Terminator. It just kind of fits...

Great idea for a thread!!!!

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Name:  It's what my granddaughter calls me, and she rules around here.

Pic:      The artist, while I don't claim to be an aartist, I do paint.  It is my other big hobby.  Oils, mostly landscapes and florals.

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I have been nicknamed Bear for about 25 - 30 yrs.  I have always been a large guy.  (6'4" AND 320 LBS. NOW..)  My coworkers call me a Grizzly Bear, since I growl at them once in awhile  ;D.   Since I am a fisherman Fishbear just sounded natural.. as for my avatar, it just seemed to fit my personality,, especially the little red guy,  ::) ::).

The John Wayne quotes, well, John Wayne was my hero growing up (am I showing my age???)  oops!   :'(  He always had something profound to say in his movies, and in interviews,,,, my dad used to tell me I was born about a hundred years to late, I would have made the perfect Mountain Man or Cowboy.  Just living off the land, and being free.

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My name comes from where I live, Lake Panamoka, and Bassin' is what I like to do best.

As for the avatar, I am a bartender on the weekends, and Moe just seemed to be a good fit...

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Camo - I like to wear alot of camo clothing, I was in the service and did alot of hunting, I have over a dozen camo outfits and all my warmer clothing is camo.

Fish - Need I say more. ;D It's what I love to do the most. I Fish, therefore I am. 8-)

So, camofish fits. 8-)

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I have been a woodcarver most of my life, at least as a hobby, duck and fish decoys, birds and animals were most of my subjects. Although I have carved my own crankbaits for years and a few for my friends, it has only been in the last few years that I do it full time. Here is one of my ice fishing decoys or folk art decoy, which ever way you look at it.

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Bud is my name and the picture is one of my wife painting.

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Obvious..  Chug Bug is my favorite topwater lure, and one of my most used lures when I started fishing seriously.  I have an italian greyhound that looks very much like Santa's Little Helper, thus the avatar.

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Since this site is not a local site, and we come from all parts of the country, I wanted to use my real name.    Matt Fly.

I had so many friends in the Navy from all parts of the US.    By chance and old friend stops in might see my name and we get to catch up on old times.

I have already had one person that surfed this site and found me after 15 years.

Hookem

Matt

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Well my nickname goes back a little ways to my personal life when I was dating this one girl. We would call each other nick names and I later began calling her my catch or Keithscatch. The name sort of stuck so I have kept it and I have used it on every forum I have ever been on.

*note my name is not KeithScratch. I know it is tempting to say that. I use this as my email address also wherever I go and when I tell people on the phone what it is almost 50% of the people I tell cannot pronounce it correctly. They just somehow see an R in their somewhere  ;D  If I could spell it Keith's_catch I think it would help but apostrophe's do not work on these sites. Plus I like the version I use.

Now you have the rest of the story  :P

Whittler, that is outstanding work. You have woodcarving skills. Bud, your wife paints awesome. I liked that avatar of yours when you joined and now knowing that your wife painted it makes it even better to me. I am also an artist and I sculpt, paint, draw whatever. The picture in my avatar is a rendition I painted of the second coming of Christ found in Revelation 19:11-16. It is an oil painting.

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Senile1 is a name I used to sell my music under a few years back.  If you google senile1 my old website still comes up first in the listings, though it is no longer in service.  I hosted the site on my Linux server at my house but eventually I ran out of time to devote to administering the site, recording, and selling my music.  It took up all of my spare time.  I either had to give it up or give up fishing.  Fishing won.  I still play my guitar, but I don't have time for the rest of the stuff.  

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Well, I wish I could say my name is from fishing but........it is actually from a KISS song. Kiss has been one of my favorite bands forever..........I am also a drummer and bass player so music is big with me..........anyway, the song is called Deuce..........(you know your man is workin hard, he's worth that Deuce)..........and I was born in 1972.................How exciting huh!  ;D ;D ;D

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My favorite all time musician is MUDDY WATERS

Hence, the name, muddy_man.  I wondered if that was your reasoning behind your name.  I also wondered if you were just a dirty fellow and never bathed.   ;)

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I am in the insurance business where we "underwrite risk" and I also enjoy whitewater canoeing which some think is "risky". I have used this for my e-mail address and other stuff like this for a number of years.

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The first fishing reel I ever had was a Zebco 202.  As a matter of fact I had two of those reels as a child and I still have both of them.  Only one of them works.

This was also the first fishing website that I have ever been apart of so I decided to use the old 202 as my moniker.

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Vekol is a Tohono O'odham (Indian Tribe) word that means "thunder." If you drive west on Interstate 8 west of Casa Grande you will cross "Vekol" wash (a dry creek bed). I was driving past there at sunset on a September afternoon about 22 years ago, and something about that precise moment stuck in my mind--I still remember it today. Didn't have any idea what it meant till several years afterword when I got my first computer, on-line account, and needed a nic. Been using it ever since.

The picture was taken earlier this year by my son. It came out very nicely, I thought, so it'll serve for my Avatar (and my screen background) till I get tired of it, or find something better.

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You can say im not too original. Theres a website called FISHINAZ.COM. Im not affiliated with them in anyway. I was in kind of a rush to reply to a post while "lurking" and I remembered the websites name. After all I do go fishing in Arizona so it all fits. Sorry for the non originality.

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The first fishing reel I ever had was a Zebco 202.  As a matter of fact I had two of those reels as a child and I still have both of them.  Only one of them works.

This was also the first fishing website that I have ever been apart of so I decided to use the old 202 as my moniker.

I've always thought you have the best screen name on the site, and that's because I spent so many days with a Zebco 202 "ZeeBee" as a boy. I will never love another reel as much as I did that one. I'm in my mid-50s now, and even though I sometimes confuse the names of people I love, I still remember the exact feel of unscrewing the front of that reel to clean out all the sand I used to somehow get in there. I wish I had done what you did, and kept that reel.

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