Hello Newbies, welcome to day two's lesson. Avatar necessities. Please review yesterdays tome @. http://www.catfish1.com/forums/showthread.php?t=124055. Let's get out from behind this outhouse, the winds changed. we visited about.... Waders Rods Reels Tackle Guns Knives Today we will talk about..... Thumpers (aka The Executioner): Gotta have one of these handy, if not in your avatar then some place in a convenient location. The one I carry in my avatar is a pick axe handle. Hefty solid white oak. Has some length to it because I am a little guy and I need the reach. These dispatch everything from gar to catfish to coons if ya run a trap line, efficiently and humanely. Keeps PETA off your rear. They can also be used to break the windows out some guys car that parked in your favorite place at the fishing hole you inhabit. Bale Hook (aka Longshoresmans Middle Finger). This is a specialty item often not considered. If you are a meat fisherman and not into Catch And Release or Leave 'Em Alive For The Next Guy to Kill they are handy dandy tools. With practice you can gaff, swing and stack catfish quicker than than you can stack cord-wood. They will land about anything you can catch, including that tree limb you are wrapped around. Save all those tree limbs for your shore lunch. Secret Duffels: A must. This is a bag you pack before leaving the house at 9:30 PM. Put the stinkiest, rottenest clothes in it you can find. If you don't catch fish or don't get dirty you can put these on before you get home and your wife won't think you have been sitting in the bar all night with your girlfriend. You guys can figure out what other stuff you want to put in there that might come in handy. Kinda like a woman's purse. Cooler: These are kinda like the tackle boxes we talked about in the other thread. This is really the reason to go fishing. Gotta have at least two. One that will hold a 30 pack of your favorite malt beverage and one that will hold at least thirty lbs of chicken livers. Avatar faces: This is the nitty-gritty of your staying a member and not getting thrown off or laughed at. You got's to have a full face picture. If you only got half a face you are in trouble. This can be tricky but if you are good at photo shopping you can insert a truly handsome face like my avatar. Makes what few girls that are on here swoon and nobody will know you are really as ugly as a pigs rear-end. Good, lesson two in the tank. take a break and wipe the sweat off your brow. Tomorrow we will talk about Catfish or something that looks like a fish in the avatars. We probably will throw in a short discussion of women members. We will mention some things about the training manual you were issued and should have by now memorized. Maybe we will talk a little about how to dyn-no-mite a good hole. Later.