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Old 03-09-2019, 05:25 AM   #1
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Lee Wulff was a beast

I'm an early riser and try to spend the first couple of hours each day learning something new. Today's journey lead me to this early video of Lee Wulff. It shows him getting his pilots license and flying into the remote regions of Labrador with his young son.

The man was a true adventurer. Landing 40 inch Atlantic salmon with a light bamboo rod and 2 pound tippet. Locating fish with his plane and then putting together a canvas skin canoe to get them. Man what a life!

It got me psyched up for this seasons fishing adventures. While we don't use planes hiking into our backcountry ponds with canoes or float tubes can be just as exciting. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

https://youtu.be/LlF4ez8aLEA
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Old 03-09-2019, 07:40 AM   #2
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There are a bunch of these out there. One of my favorites has Lee and Kurt Gowdy setting up camp and then fishing for enormous brookies.

Read Lee's book Bush Pilot Angler. Sure wish I could have fished that area at that time.
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Old 03-09-2019, 12:14 PM   #3
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Ditto what VT just said. That book and video is awesome.
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I've fished Minnipe where Lee and Kurt Goudy were fishing in that film.
Goudy was a real gentleman, I met him first at the 1980 Winter Olympics, he was broadcasting the Luge events, I worked at the finish line and there is a lot of down time so we talked a lot about fishing, he especially raved about Minnipi, which was really the drive I had to get there some day. Vince Wilcox Dad , from Wileys Flies, worked there too and participated in some of those conversations.
I grew up listening to Kurt Gowdy broadcast Red Sox games.
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Old 03-11-2019, 02:05 PM   #5
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I've fished Minnipe where Lee and Kurt Goudy were fishing in that film.
Goudy was a real gentleman, I met him first at the 1980 Winter Olympics, he was broadcasting the Luge events, I worked at the finish line and there is a lot of down time so we talked a lot about fishing, he especially raved about Minnipi, which was really the drive I had to get there some day. Vince Wilcox Dad , from Wileys Flies, worked there too and participated in some of those conversations.
I grew up listening to Kurt Gowdy broadcast Red Sox games.
Listening to Red Sox broadcasts while having also having "Yankee" in your profile name?!

It always amazed me growing up in Saratoga County how many Sox fans there were. Being that far east in the state and with a near equal drive to NYC or Boston it shouldn't have come as a surprise.

In all seriousness, very cool you fished there and a neat video.

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Old 03-11-2019, 02:11 PM   #6
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Red Sox fan base exploded in New York when they broke the Curse of the Bambino in 2004. A lot of young fans jumped on their bandwagon. Hoping the rivalry lives up to the history this year. I always get Yankee games at night when camping in the Adirondacks!!
Curt Gowdy is my all time favorite baseball announcer. Loved him doing the World Series.
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I've fished Minnipe where Lee and Kurt Goudy were fishing in that film.
Goudy was a real gentleman, I met him first at the 1980 Winter Olympics, he was broadcasting the Luge events, I worked at the finish line and there is a lot of down time so we talked a lot about fishing, he especially raved about Minnipi, which was really the drive I had to get there some day. Vince Wilcox Dad , from Wileys Flies, worked there too and participated in some of those conversations.
I grew up listening to Kurt Gowdy broadcast Red Sox games.
That is very cool indeed! Wish I'd met him. And foshed Minipi.
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Wow! Thats so cool CY! Meeting Curt would've been a dream come true! As a little boy ,I couldn't wait to watch his show "The American Sportsman". Loved how there would be a different sports star on each week. Did you catch some really big rookies while you were in Miinipi?

For those readers out there. I too have to endorse "Bush Pilot Angler" also. What a way of life he had. It was a lot of planning and work but he made his dreams come true.
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