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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Rusty » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:50 pm

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Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:43 pm
This devolved quickly and I wasn't even a part of it.
It didn't devolve. It followed a trajectory that was predictable and in fact started quite early.
There is a box in which christians can make funny comments. The atheists simply have a larger box for the same thing. And there may be people that aren't bound to any boxes.

A lot of our threads devolve quickly into a bunch of guys sharing funny comments and often the topic changes quite a bit. It's perfectly normal around here.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Jocose » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:03 pm

Rusty wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:50 pm
Jocose wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:43 pm
This devolved quickly and I wasn't even a part of it.
It didn't devolve. It followed a trajectory that was predictable and in fact started quite early.
There is a box in which christians can make funny comments. The atheists simply have a larger box for the same thing. And there may be people that aren't bound to any boxes.

A lot of our threads devolve quickly into a bunch of guys sharing funny comments and often the topic changes quite a bit. It's perfectly normal around here.
We have a hard time reading each other, and I feel badly about that. I was joining in your gentle mockery, playing the part of the idiot. Twas humor.

Sometimes I express myself badly.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by A_Morley » Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:07 pm

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Sometimes I express myself badly.
Not nearly as badly as Del or Hovannes. You've rarely ever enraged me.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by A_Morley » Fri May 05, 2017 12:34 am

I must say that I've yet to see a straight stem pear/acorn that I didn't like.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Del » Fri May 05, 2017 7:37 am

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I must say that I've yet to see a straight stem pear/acorn that I didn't like.
Is outrage!
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by A_Morley » Fri May 19, 2017 2:18 pm

My list of favorite pipe shapes in descending order from most beloved to not as beloved but that I'd still buy and smoke:

Billiard
Canadian
Pot
Acorn
Prince
Panel
Belge

I am essentially envisioning all pipes in the above list as having straight stems. I overwhelmingly favor straight stems. The only bent pipes I give a fig for have to be bent billiards or bent apples. I do have what I call an author shape that is probably more of a bent pot. I like it well enough and would likely buy another one.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by sweetandsour » Fri May 19, 2017 8:42 pm

The shape I've been smitten with for some time now is a horn; or perhaps a "semi-horn".
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by durangopipe » Fri May 19, 2017 9:22 pm

Many individual pipes will "smite" me when I see them, but if I were to name a single shape with which I'm smitten I'd have to say the Canadian. I know there's a Lumberman in this photo. I like them, too.

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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by A_Morley » Sat May 20, 2017 12:10 am

durangopipe wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 9:22 pm
Many individual pipes will "smite" me when I see them, but if I were to name a single shape with which I'm smitten I'd have to say the Canadian. I know there's a Lumberman in this photo. I like them, too.

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I approve of all of those pipes, though I'll admit to being bemused at how you keep them so pristine. All of my pipes are heavily gnawed and noticeably blackened.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by sweetandsour » Sat May 20, 2017 4:34 am

A_Morley wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 12:10 am
durangopipe wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 9:22 pm
Many individual pipes will "smite" me when I see them, but if I were to name a single shape with which I'm smitten I'd have to say the Canadian. I know there's a Lumberman in this photo. I like them, too.

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I approve of all of those pipes, though I'll admit to being bemused at how you keep them so pristine. All of my pipes are heavily gnawed and noticeably blackened.
+ me. With me lately if the stem or bit isn't broken then I'm ahead. I have three in line for repair at the moment, including a Jobey bent billiard and a Ben Wade Majestic.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Del » Sat May 20, 2017 7:26 am

Rusty wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:50 pm
Jocose wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:43 pm
This devolved quickly and I wasn't even a part of it.
It didn't devolve. It followed a trajectory that was predictable and in fact started quite early.
There is a box in which christians can make funny comments. The atheists simply have a larger box for the same thing. And there may be people that aren't bound to any boxes.

A lot of our threads devolve quickly into a bunch of guys sharing funny comments and often the topic changes quite a bit. It's perfectly normal around here.
You are an easy-going fellow with a fine sense of humor. Not typical of the angry, joyless, and intolerant atheists around Madison.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by durangopipe » Sat May 20, 2017 10:05 am

A_Morley wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 12:10 am
durangopipe wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 9:22 pm
Many individual pipes will "smite" me when I see them, but if I were to name a single shape with which I'm smitten I'd have to say the Canadian. I know there's a Lumberman in this photo.
I approve of all of those pipes, though I'll admit to being bemused at how you keep them so pristine. All of my pipes are heavily gnawed and noticeably blackened.
Goose seems to get most of the ribbing for his pipe cleaning regimen, but I suspect I'm among the most fussy on the forum. The insides of my pipes are spared the torture of sun and soap, but I very fondly care for my pipes post smoke, polishing stummels and stems. The fact that I am a pipe holder and not a clencher preserves my stems. How else to gesture emphatically while making a point?

If I remember correctly, two of the pipes in the photo had only recently arrived and remained unsmoked at the time the photo was made.

Still, It's a lifelong pattern. I'm the same with the few other objects I've collected. A good friend and fellow fishing guide once looked into one of my neatly arranged fly boxes and quipped, "I see sickness."

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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Cleon » Mon May 22, 2017 7:29 am

durangopipe wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 9:22 pm
Many individual pipes will "smite" me when I see them, but if I were to name a single shape with which I'm smitten I'd have to say the Canadian. I know there's a Lumberman in this photo. I like them, too.

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That's a great photo any way you look at it. That smooth, reddish brown one in the upper left is a stand out. Stanwell?
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by DepartedLight » Mon May 22, 2017 8:00 am

Cleon wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 7:29 am
durangopipe wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 9:22 pm
Many individual pipes will "smite" me when I see them, but if I were to name a single shape with which I'm smitten I'd have to say the Canadian. I know there's a Lumberman in this photo. I like them, too.

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That's a great photo any way you look at it. That smooth, reddish brown one in the upper left is a stand out. Stanwell?
What fly did you use to nab each of these?

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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by durangopipe » Mon May 22, 2017 10:16 am

DepartedLight wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 8:00 am
Cleon wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 7:29 am
durangopipe wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 9:22 pm
Many individual pipes will "smite" me when I see them, but if I were to name a single shape with which I'm smitten I'd have to say the Canadian. I know there's a Lumberman in this photo. I like them, too.

Image
That's a great photo any way you look at it. That smooth, reddish brown one in the upper left is a stand out. Stanwell?
What fly did you use to nab each of these?

That's a hellova fishin' spot ya got marked out, son.

Yes, Cleon, it's a Silkebrun that had such nice grain I decided to buff it out with carnuba to let the grain "pop."
I've got a few honey holes I watch for good estates, DL. In the most recent past, Smokingpipes.com seems to have had the pipes I was looking for.

The two best finds here, I think, are the Orlik Golden Contrast (second from the bottom on the left) and the smooth Comoy's Sunrise just above it. The silver-banded Pete Rocky on the right is the biggest Canadian I've seen and was a nice find as well.

The other two on the left are also Stanwells and the Lumberman is a Blakemar.
The most improper job of any man, even saints, is bossing other men. Not one in a million is fit for it, and least of all those who seek the opportunity.

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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by JudgeRusty » Mon May 22, 2017 10:41 am

durangopipe wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 10:16 am
DepartedLight wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 8:00 am
Cleon wrote:
Mon May 22, 2017 7:29 am
durangopipe wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 9:22 pm
Many individual pipes will "smite" me when I see them, but if I were to name a single shape with which I'm smitten I'd have to say the Canadian. I know there's a Lumberman in this photo. I like them, too.
Image
That's a great photo any way you look at it. That smooth, reddish brown one in the upper left is a stand out. Stanwell?
What fly did you use to nab each of these?
That's a hellova fishin' spot ya got marked out, son.
Yes, Cleon, it's a Silkebrun that had such nice grain I decided to buff it out with carnuba to let the grain "pop."
I've got a few honey holes I watch for good estates, DL. In the most recent past, Smokingpipes.com seems to have had the pipes I was looking for.

The two best finds here, I think, are the Orlik Golden Contrast (second from the bottom on the left) and the smooth Comoy's Sunrise just above it. The silver-banded Pete Rocky on the right is the biggest Canadian I've seen and was a nice find as well.
The other two on the left are also Stanwells and the Lumberman is a Blakemar.
HEY! That's my favorite shape.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by durangopipe » Mon May 22, 2017 11:07 am

This is a good "searching fly" for finding big Canadians (steelhead and salmon): Royal Wulff

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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by durangopipe » Tue May 23, 2017 5:05 pm

Made a better photo of the Silkebrun:

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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Rusty » Tue May 23, 2017 6:23 pm

Del wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 7:26 am
Rusty wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:50 pm
Jocose wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:43 pm
This devolved quickly and I wasn't even a part of it.
It didn't devolve. It followed a trajectory that was predictable and in fact started quite early.
There is a box in which christians can make funny comments. The atheists simply have a larger box for the same thing. And there may be people that aren't bound to any boxes.

A lot of our threads devolve quickly into a bunch of guys sharing funny comments and often the topic changes quite a bit. It's perfectly normal around here.
You are an easy-going fellow with a fine sense of humor. Not typical of the angry, joyless, and intolerant atheists around Madison.
Madison, you say? Hmmmm... All yer atheists belong to me. Well, most. I animate them sequentially along your path. That you walk and pray randomly pisses me off. Sorry, for the grumpiness. It arises from transient delays. You ought to stop and ask Rusty? Dat you in there? If it's me I'll answer. Shockingly there are other atheist animators. It's a tough gig. If I don't answer get real close and whisper 'check'. They'll think you're satan.
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Re: Smitten by a shape

Post by Cleon » Tue May 23, 2017 6:57 pm

Rusty wrote:
Tue May 23, 2017 6:23 pm
Del wrote:
Sat May 20, 2017 7:26 am
Rusty wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:50 pm
Jocose wrote:
Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:43 pm
This devolved quickly and I wasn't even a part of it.
It didn't devolve. It followed a trajectory that was predictable and in fact started quite early.
There is a box in which christians can make funny comments. The atheists simply have a larger box for the same thing. And there may be people that aren't bound to any boxes.

A lot of our threads devolve quickly into a bunch of guys sharing funny comments and often the topic changes quite a bit. It's perfectly normal around here.
You are an easy-going fellow with a fine sense of humor. Not typical of the angry, joyless, and intolerant atheists around Madison.
Madison, you say? Hmmmm... All yer atheists belong to me. Well, most. I animate them sequentially along your path. That you walk and pray randomly pisses me off. Sorry, for the grumpiness. It arises from transient delays. You ought to stop and ask Rusty? Dat you in there? If it's me I'll answer. Shockingly there are other atheist animators. It's a tough gig. If I don't answer get real close and whisper 'check'. They'll think you're satan.
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