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Post By: Goosehunter82      Posted: 12/28/2019 8:10:21 PM     Points: 62124    
There are a lot of interesting usernames here on the site. For me there like personalized license plates. I'm always trying to figure them out. Some are easy and some I'm still working on.

I think mine is fairly easy. In my early years I hunted a lot of geese and I was born in 82.
Break yours down for us.
 Reply by: ErieOriginal      Posted: 12/28/2019 8:30:05 PM     Points: 531    
I grew up on the shores of Lake Erie. I didn't know there was an Erie, CO when I created the username or I would have been a little more specific.
 Reply by: KayakerFishfinder      Posted: 12/28/2019 9:13:06 PM     Points: 17464    
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!
 Reply by: dasflikken      Posted: 12/28/2019 9:20:14 PM     Points: 6442    
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.
 Reply by: Hawaiian Punch      Posted: 12/28/2019 9:53:26 PM     Points: 9083    
A love for Hawaiian shirts from the ARC/Goodwill/Salvation Army combined with the old TV comerical for the drink Hawaiian punch . . . .
 Reply by: just wanna catch      Posted: 12/28/2019 10:10:51 PM     Points: 208    
Just wanna cacth.... i just want to catch fish. Don't care if I keep any, just want to catch them🙂
 Reply by: Santiago84      Posted: 12/28/2019 10:41:40 PM     Points: 5188    
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: GoNe_FiShIn_11      Posted: 12/28/2019 11:07:17 PM     Points: 10085    
I’m gone fishin is there more to say. Lol
 Reply by: Basschaser      Posted: 12/28/2019 11:14:09 PM     Points: 1327    
I'm bass chaser... Cause I seem to catch everything but bass.
 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    
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: fom      Posted: 12/29/2019 7:22:14 AM     Points: 7332    
FOM , Fisher of men !
 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: Bottomsnagger      Posted: 12/29/2019 8:38:11 AM     Points: 33    
'Nuff Said !
 Reply by: SGM      Posted: 12/29/2019 9:03:40 AM     Points: 16043    
SGM, an abbreviation for Sergeant Major, my retired Army rank. After being called SGM for 9 years it only seemed appropriate.
 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: Mad Dawg      Posted: 12/29/2019 9:58:23 AM     Points: 153    
I go by "Mad Dawg".. guess that says it all. :-)
 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: old troll      Posted: 12/29/2019 11:02:48 AM     Points: 2191    
Simple, Grew up in Grand Rapids Michigan, under the bridge to the U.P.. Also am 80 years old.
 Reply by: oneeye      Posted: 12/29/2019 11:15:28 AM     Points: 1262    
Mine is not about a fish it's because I have one good eye.
 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
 Reply by: skiman      Posted: 12/29/2019 12:44:58 PM     Points: 2479    
Mine comes from the original spelling of my last name, as well as my nickname “Ski”.
 Reply by: footmaster      Posted: 12/29/2019 12:59:50 PM     Points: 12    
"I'm the foot f*ckin' master." - Jules Winnfield

 Reply by: Golfprogreg      Posted: 12/29/2019 1:14:14 PM     Points: 15    
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away I played a little professional golf. My first name is Greg, so...golfprogreg.
 Reply by: ondfritz80      Posted: 12/29/2019 1:23:37 PM     Points: 947    
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: Digginjiggin      Posted: 12/29/2019 1:28:47 PM     Points: 339    
Self explanatory, I hate trolling, only good for Kokanee and eating lunch.
 Reply by: shiverfix      Posted: 12/29/2019 2:26:12 PM     Points: 3772    
Shiverfix is the name of my band in the 90s.
 Reply by: fishmohr      Posted: 12/29/2019 2:39:47 PM     Points: 77    
Fishmohr is my moniker. I love to fish and my last name is Mohr. I was gonna use Sexxxmohr but that thought that would be hard to live up to!
 Reply by: Jamesbo      Posted: 12/29/2019 3:11:26 PM     Points: 532    
A more formal version of Jimbo.
 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. :)
 Reply by: adrenaline_junkie_ff      Posted: 12/29/2019 5:38:10 PM     Points: 8316    
I was a fire fighter, structure and wildland, in my younger days, hence the ff at the end. I also did high angle rescue, swift water rescue, and dive rescue, hence the rest of the name.
 Reply by: Boynamedsous      Posted: 12/29/2019 6:19:52 PM     Points: 120    
Always loved Johnny Cash and I cook for a living.
 Reply by: SirGreg88      Posted: 12/29/2019 6:24:38 PM     Points: 74    
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.......
 Reply by: DLH      Posted: 12/29/2019 6:36:49 PM     Points: 196    
They Gave me DLH for some reason. I had Used 10 Gauge for a bunch of other forums and had shortened it to !0 G for use on here. DLH re my initials so I guess it doesnt really matter.
 Reply by: Ajax5240      Posted: 12/29/2019 7:36:57 PM     Points: 32527    
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.

Very cool thread Goose!
 Reply by: strangebow      Posted: 12/29/2019 9:43:18 PM     Points: 3287    
I always seem to catch unusual and strange fish, especially trout. Plus people tell me I'm kind of a strange guy haha.
 Reply by: riper69      Posted: 12/30/2019 8:02:45 AM     Points: 1738    
First double digit day
69 lake trout out of granby in one day on the ice
 Reply by: kicker      Posted: 12/30/2019 9:13:04 AM     Points: 115    
No kicker motor on my boat.
 Reply by: wingman13      Posted: 12/30/2019 9:59:12 AM     Points: 996    
Pavel Datsyuk, last great Red Wing (other than Zetterberg" ) that we will have in quite a while.
 Reply by: Doc      Posted: 12/30/2019 10:16:52 AM     Points: 309    
I'm a Chiropractor...I think i was in a hurry when I made the profile..probably could of come up with something better. lol
 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.
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: 12/30/2019 2:53:30 PM     Points: 8638    
Pole vault was my big event in high school and college. In college they do all of the measurements in meters instead of feet and my PB was 5.20 or 17’ 3/4”
 Reply by: ass bass or cash      Posted: 12/30/2019 3:13:13 PM     Points: 2219    
Just looking for a clever handle to express my love of Bass.... There are already some good ones on here, this one just sounded appropriate to me.
 Reply by: Wmdunker      Posted: 12/30/2019 4:39:17 PM     Points: 407    
Grew up fishing in the Green River with worms, thus WMDunker
 Reply by: truckyfd      Posted: 12/30/2019 5:47:12 PM     Points: 378    
retired firefighter paramedic last assignment was a truck company
 Reply by: bharper      Posted: 12/30/2019 6:51:40 PM     Points: 247    
Bharper— My first name is Bryan and I b a Harper but I wish I would’ve come up with something more like most of you! Great stories and names!🍻👍
 Reply by: panfishin      Posted: 12/30/2019 8:05:32 PM     Points: 8638    
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
 Reply by: culinarypunk      Posted: 12/30/2019 8:20:18 PM     Points: 84484    
Good post!

Culinary punk. Not much anymore but when I was younger.
 Reply by: Digginjiggin      Posted: 12/30/2019 10:04:45 PM     Points: 339    

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: Gunny Airborne      Posted: 12/30/2019 10:39:35 PM     Points: 4245    
Mine is very simple.

I am a Marine Gunnery Sergeant (retired now)

I am a paratrooper hence Gunny Airborne.
 Reply by: SurfaceIron      Posted: 12/31/2019 5:08:56 PM     Points: 366    
Large, shallow running, cast aluminum jigs are known as "Surface Iron".
Mt favorite is a Tady 45.
 Reply by: Outdoors      Posted: 12/31/2019 7:23:06 PM     Points: 176    
Outdoors, There or wish I was!
 Reply by: Grogged1      Posted: 12/31/2019 7:28:47 PM     Points: 1673    
Awesome post!

Grogged1........unfortunately "Grogged" was a well deserved nickname for Greg from my earlier years, and it has stuck with some of my oldest friends.
 Reply by: MJMCPO      Posted: 12/31/2019 8:45:10 PM     Points: 23    
It’s my initials and my rank in the Navy, Michael Jackson Master Chief Petty Officer
 Reply by: The Fast Forester      Posted: 12/31/2019 9:49:40 PM     Points: 402    
I used to race cars, restored a '78 Z/28 Camaro, and forestry is my profession.
 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!!

HC Out!

 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. :)
 Reply by: buffchip      Posted: 1/1/2020 8:28:40 AM     Points: 2913    
We all know what a Buffalo chip is and I'm a CU Buffs fan.
And I've been referred to as a chiphead more than once
 Reply by: Salmon Slayer      Posted: 1/1/2020 11:00:26 AM     Points: 1569    
Salmon= a large tasty fish, and Slayer= wishful thinking.
 Reply by: thisisjibberjabber      Posted: 1/1/2020 8:02:34 PM     Points: 0    
because all of this is Jibber Jabber!
 Reply by: dizzel      Posted: 1/1/2020 10:41:24 PM     Points: 24078    
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: Team CO.F.F.      Posted: 1/1/2020 10:51:29 PM     Points: 54    
Team CO.F.F. = Team Colorado Fishing and Foraging...It's a Youtube Channel that started Late July of 2019 :D
 Reply by: spawnbags      Posted: 1/2/2020 6:57:48 AM     Points: 23    
I just thought this was a perfect nickname for fishing along with my buddy booger and flipper, pj ,stanimal.
 Reply by: spawnbags      Posted: 1/2/2020 6:58:23 AM     Points: 23    
I just thought this was a perfect nickname for fishing along with my buddy booger and flipper, pj ,stanimal., And I always wanted to open a bait shop called spawn bags bait and tackle
 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 !
 Reply by: Smoke Shack      Posted: 1/2/2020 11:33:39 PM     Points: 83    
“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.

Shameless plug! Thank You!
 Reply by: Coyute      Posted: 1/3/2020 12:46:28 PM     Points: 124    

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: JustFishing      Posted: 1/3/2020 1:59:53 PM     Points: 327    
Just Fishing :)
 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.

I2 AKA. Don
 Reply by: cstar160      Posted: 1/4/2020 10:14:32 AM     Points: 0    
The model of my boat starcraft C-star
 Reply by: PerchJerker      Posted: 1/4/2020 2:41:40 PM     Points: 1322    
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.
 Reply by: reddave      Posted: 1/4/2020 3:09:05 PM     Points: 8267    
This account was started by my room mate/business partner Dave, and he used to have red hair.

But I do all of the condition updates and check the site the most, and my name is Victor.

We'll be the ones wearing multicam using gulp minnows.
 Reply by: duckhunter85      Posted: 1/4/2020 4:32:38 PM     Points: 2895    
Kind of goes without saying 😁
 Reply by: Kithme      Posted: 1/4/2020 6:40:24 PM     Points: 1028    
Kith-Last Name

"Say my name" with a slur (Kiss-me)

I have Kithme as my name on my lab coat. A few (maybe most) cohorts finds it less than professional. Oh well.

Fun subject Goose.

 Reply by: Goosehunter82      Posted: 1/6/2020 4:34:07 PM     Points: 62124    
Thanks for all the great replies. It really is interesting. Like I said some are pretty easy to guess and others nor so much.
 Reply by: Swampy13      Posted: 1/6/2020 6:20:25 PM     Points: 85    
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.

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