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Touching base with the NANFAns

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#1 EBParks

  • Regional Rep

Posted 12 February 2020 - 12:16 PM

Hey everyone! My apologies for going dark for several months. It was quite the second half of the year for me. Shortly after the convention last year I had major knee surgery, and after that I had an even bigger life changing event when my wife Lauren and I welcomed out first baby in the world! Needless to say rehab and fatherhood have been keeping me VERY busy, and I'm only just now back on a regular work schedule. Of course, I just couldn't be satisfied with that. So I am also continuing my fisheries management online graduate classes to boot!


We were hoping to bring baby Ryder out to his first convention this year, especially since South Carolina was a state we've spent little time exploring. Unfortunately, the move into March puts the convention right smack in the middle of my mobile fish exhibit season. So I'm sad to say this will be the first convention I miss since Kentucky. We'll miss seeing all you wonderful fish heads! Until the next convention go round, I'll be showing Ryder the ropes...


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#2 Josh Blaylock

Josh Blaylock
  • Board of Directors
  • Central Kentucky

Posted 12 February 2020 - 01:31 PM

Congrats on the baby.  We'll miss you at the convention, hope to see you guys soon.

Josh Blaylock - Central KY
NANFA on Facebook - NANFA on YouTube 


I hope to have God on my side, but I must have Kentucky.

- Abraham Lincoln, 1861

#3 Michael Wolfe

Michael Wolfe
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  • North Georgia, Oconee River Drainage

Posted 12 February 2020 - 04:51 PM

Child abuse! Stop making that child look at koi.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. - Benjamin Franklin

#4 Casper

  • NANFA Fellow
  • Chattanooga, TN alongside South Chickamauga Creek, just upstream of the mighty Tennessee River.

Posted 12 February 2020 - 06:44 PM

You are gonna have fun raising that boy.  Hi to Lauren.  I hope all of you are all sleeping well.

We will see you all at the next convention.  California, the Golden State is due for NANFA's Golden Anniversary.  New fish to see for many of us.  It could be a unique adventure and experience like Nevada was.

Casper Cox
Chattanooga, near the TN Divide on BlueFishRidge overlooking South Chickamauga Creek.

#5 keepnatives

  • Regional Rep

Posted 13 February 2020 - 11:11 PM

Looks like you all are raising that child properly.

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Mike Lucas
Mohawk-Hudson Watershed
Schenectady NY

#6 Mike

  • Regional Rep
  • Indiana

Posted 15 February 2020 - 12:10 AM


Mike Berg
Northwest Indiana

#7 Chasmodes

  • NANFA Member
  • Central Maryland

Posted 24 February 2020 - 11:44 AM

Congratulations!  Ryder looks like he has a bright future with all things fishy.  Sorry that I won't get to meet you this time.  Perhaps in future conventions or other ventures we will meet.  I always enjoy your videos, posts, and FB stuff.

Kevin Wilson

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