12 years ago everybody I ran into on the water thought it was strange to have a fish finder on a kayak. Figured it was a unique name at the time.
Now after installing a 10” fishfinder, electric down rigger, motorized down rigger base, underwater UV and regular lights, navigation lights, deck lighting, deck UV lights for charging lures, and a wireless trolling motor, it doesn’t seem that strange now...
I just need a heated a seat for the cold weather fishing trips!
Dasflikken is German for 'the flicker'. A married couple I'm friends with gave me the nickname. She is half German half Mexican, and called me flikka after the horse from 'My friend Flikka' because I have a long face, but shortened it to Flick. Her husband thought she was calling me Flick from the kid on 'A Christmas Story' because I was the one you used to be able to dare to do anything. Anyway, it took them a year to figure out they were calling me the same name for two different reasons. When they did, she called me Dasflikken and it took.
Santiago is the fisherman from old man and the sea, one of my favorite books. 84- 1884 was the year the American bison was essentially wiped out, forever changing the west. Plus I figured it would throw people off about my age in case “the man” is trying to collect information about me. I’ve probably said too much....
Reply by: Assassin Posted: 12/29/2019 1:50:02 AM Points: 1074
I'm lovin all these answers.
I was originally going to be bassassassin because of the alliteration. But thought eh that makes me sound like a strictly bass fisherman. Or people might think im out there just killing bass or something.
I took away the bass and the child in me realized how assassin is spelled. Hehehe ass ass'n. Sold.
Reply by: spicyhombre Posted: 12/29/2019 3:48:51 AM Points: 6581
Spicyhombre I had a business in Summit and Eagle Counies where I sold spices among other specialty foods to restaurants and hotels. People started calling me Spice Guy but when I would try to set that name up for email address it was always taken by people thinking they were porn stars. Spicyhombre was available so I went with it. It bugs me wife so I kept it 😜
Reply by: Walleye Guy Posted: 12/29/2019 8:04:43 AM Points: 130
Walleye Guy....I was fortunate to grow up near the Wisconsin River and Lake Winnebago, then moved to the Twin Cities and fished the St Croix, Mississippi rivers and all of the good walleye lakes in Minnesota and northern Wisconsin. leech, Winnie, Mille Lacs, Red, LOW, etc. Thus my name. I now fish for walleyes for only a week a year on the Glacial Lakes of SDAK....pretty good fishing there.
I sold my boat and now fish the many rivers and creeks for trout here in Colorado.
Reply by: phidoux Posted: 12/29/2019 9:29:28 AM Points: 6443
I was a story teller at Mtn man rendezvous and made up a story for the kids about a dog, that as the story progressed it turned into a sheep, I had and its name was phidoux french for fido. It's also my road name so I just kept it for here too.
Reply by: ADub TT Posted: 12/29/2019 9:38:31 AM Points: 407
A for first letter of my first name, Dub for first letter of my last name (W) TT is Trophy Time, was my handle from a prior fishin website, plus I had a dream of a tackle shop that would’ve been called Trophy Time Tackle. 😬
Reply by: xavierk31 Posted: 12/29/2019 10:40:20 AM Points: 1118
Xavier has always been my favorite name, it’s what I’ve always said would be part of my alias if I ever needed to go into hiding, lol. Also, always been a fan of Xavier University. K is the first initial of my real last name, and 31 is my favorite number.
Reply by: not too old to fish Posted: 12/29/2019 11:33:29 AM Points: 6254
Getting older makes one think about what keeps you going. When I stop fishing You can count me out, and start shoveling dirt on me. So here's to another year of tight lines, sunshine, fresh air,good friends and lots of great fish to talk about. HAPPY NEW YEAR
My last name is Fritzinger, since that seems too difficult for some to pronounce many called me Fritz when I was in the Army. I've always been a little quirky, a little crazier than some, so on the fritz became ondfritz, and I was born in the 80s.
Reply by: Banzai Jimmy Posted: 12/29/2019 4:03:52 PM Points: 6588
To friends and family, I'm Jimmy. I enjoy offroading in a 4x4 (and love to combine that with fishing). When I moved to CO, I picked up a family friendly rig and joined a local club. I downgraded in size and capability from my last rig, but I hadn't adjusted my driving style. I would attack obstacles in a fashion likened to a Japanese banzai charge, I suppose. Club members nicknamed me Banzai Jimmy, so I went with it.
I've reached a point where I don't like working on the rig as much as I used to, so I don't banzai charge obstacles anymore. :)
I left a nice rod and reel at 11 Mile so I called my daughter with my dum fone. I asked her to see if she could post something on this thing I heard about called Fish Explorer. Maybe someone will do me a solid. She set it up for me and made up the password---so I had nothing to do with it nor could I have ever done it myself. Tech challenged--I mean tech resistant. Never got the rod and reel back but hey.......... you know.......................on the thing.......
Ajax is a nickname I stole from my dad. When he was young, he had a job driving an ice cream truck. The company that cleaned the uniforms was called Ajax (like the soap) so all the kids called him Ajax thinking that was his name tag as they printed that on their uniforms. The 5240 was a street address growing up. I’ve used it as a username for years.
Reply by: Abel1 Posted: 12/30/2019 11:14:27 AM Points: 206
When I lived in Seattle I was fortunate to have worked with a couple of guys. Rusty and Pete n Pete. They were subcontractors for the company I worked with. They worked hard but played a lot harder. Had it not been for them I wouldn't have been introduced to the Spring and Fall runs of the returning salmon and steelhead. It was common place for Rusty to drive around with over 10 grand in Abel fly reels in his truck all complimented with Sage rods. He felt they were safer there than anywhere else???? He had quite a collection and these were the (art) versions. I was impressed and hoped to have such a collection myself someday. So the first one I purchased is shown below and it has been on every fishing trip since and always makes an appearance at some point. Hence the name Abel1. You won't recognize me for my fly fishing finesse but possibly by the reel as it can be seen from a great distance.
Haha I was thinking of my username on a couple other sites...panfishin is fairly self explanatory although it was chasing the huge bluegills at Dixon that got me back into fishing after I got back from college
If you ever get over here near Montrose, you HAVE to take a tour of the Mayfly Reel factory where they make all the Abel reels and Ross reels. Tony, my Chapter FFA President from 95 is CEO for Ross and production manager. Another student of my last class before I retired and his Dad both work there. The Dad runs the CNC machine that makes the faceplates on the Abel reels with the fly etchings. The son is a designer and just finished designing most of the new San Miguel Ross reel just out and sold out for months out. I took the tour with Tony two weeks ago, it was awesome. You can do the same. They have samples of the finishes available on the Abel reels, still painted in Caly.
Reply by: HeavyC Posted: 1/1/2020 4:20:53 AM Points: 5576
When I went into the Army in 1988, one of the guys from New York was a friend of, and a big HeavyD fan. And a dam fine beatboxer/rapper himself!
Being one of the only "rockers" who didn't hate rap, and actually listened and liked some, thus my Brother...Miles Powell gave me the nickname "HeavyC" since my real first name starts with a "C" (Cipriano) I went by Cipriano in the Army, because in the military it is usually just your last name that is used. So, since we had more than one Martinez in our unit, I was "C. Martinez" or most often, "Martinez C!"
Military is also the reason I close all posts with " HC Out!" (How you close a radio call)
Also, I did have an FxR account and chatted prior to the date shown on my account page, but Matt must have messed up somewhere!! (Lol! JK Matt!)
My FxR start date is listed as 2/16/2008 & FxR+ since 3/12/2008
Not a lot of guys chatting on the message board prior to that. Wonder how far the history shows! The attached picture is of second official FxR "(Get Together!) ...we had one at Pinewood a couple of months prior to this one. I cannot for the life of me remember the gentleman on the left who actually coordinated this one at Boyd, but he went by "Bass" something or something bass. Good guy! Banner was made by Johnny "JED." ...and Matt was in attendance!!
Reply by: Abel1 Posted: 1/1/2020 7:57:47 AM Points: 206
Great stories everyone! Thank you Diggin! I will definitely make a point to check that out. I always wanted to take a week and head that way to check your fishing areas out. Sounds like that area would make a great destination. Those fancy reels are so cool. I would love to see them on my shelf but not sure how much I would want to see them in the field. :)
My user/handle is a result of the 90's dre/snoop lingo, the "fo shizzle my nizzle era, while in the high school football program, they named me "dizzel dave" also because my last name was already given to someone else.
Heavy C, I found out ive been here since 2010 and wow , time does fly by for sure, 10 years ago ....
Reply by: Smelly Posted: 1/2/2020 9:30:24 AM Points: 25806
Mine ? The result of some seriously POOR judgement ! Not knowing a nickname was required. I asked the wife if she could set up an account for me on this website a co-worker told me about. She was off, I had to work. (She calls me Smelly old Man when miffed at me. ) When I found out she used it as my nickname. I promptly went and changed it. Then our fishing trip with one Nate Z of T.L.O came up. I told him of the despicable act my wife had done.He bust out laughing as said " hell I would have kept it ". I didn't realize it but HE done sealed my fate ! ALL.. the.. way.. home . From SP to Denver. All I heard was " See ! Nate is a professional guide. It wouldn't bother Him . Why should it bother YOU !! Ect ect ! I remember thinking that there couldn't possibly be a better time for God to " whack me in the arse with a lightning bolt " and spare me this embarrassment' . Well he didn't listen. I made it back home. And changed it back. Just to stop the badgering ! I've "owned " it ever since THANKYOUVERYMUCH ! And no I've never totally forgiven either dam one of them !
“Smoke Shack” is the name of my catering company. Smoke Shack BBQ Servicing all of your small and large events along the Colorado front range. [log in for link] It’s my off season, let’s go ice fishin! Usually Granby.
Coy (koi): reluctant to give details, especially about something regarded as sensitive. e.g. fishing and hunting.
Ute (yoot) Indigenous Colorado people that I admire. I claim no heritage.
Also an on-purpose misspelling of coyote, a favorite critter that I admire but one often maligned by hobo reasoning.
An old gamertag.
There you have it. Interesting thread.
There was one similar to this many years ago and that was fun. Strange (maybe) how so many of those original FxR cats are no longer participants now. Early Fish Explorer was a hoot. I miss that. The site seems so homogenized.
Reply by: i2fly Posted: 1/4/2020 7:19:12 AM Points: 2048
I2fly, Well I’d like to say it’s because I’m so dam good looking ... lol. But not true, typically I fish at least 2 flies. My brown leech and something else. Or tandem dries, tandem streamers. Then obviously I fly fish.
One day at work our office manager was singing along with that song “Baby how did you get so fly. I busted out laughing when I realized what I had done and how that could be taken.
One of my favorite fish to catch and eat is yellow perch. I had never seen one until moving to Colorado and reading an article by Bob Saile in the Denver Post about ice fishing Chatfield for perch. I had never ice fished before either. I cobbled up some gear and a hatchet to open old ice holes and headed for the old gravel pits by the rookery. I caught some and have ever since loved Ice fishing and perch. I can be found on ice or water, being a Perchjerker.
About 15 years or so ago, I signed up on my first fishing forum. I had chosen a name of a swamp critter but half way through typing it in I changed my mind. It was then that I remembered the on-line name of it's creator, Stony. So I used Swampy just to be the opposite. When I signed on here it wouldn't let me use that name so I added the family lucky number, 13, on the end. My grandpa was born on a Friday the 13th.