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I went with a couple of friends to the Grey Reef last weekend. I brought my flyrod, and wouldn't you know it, I forgot my backup spin rod. I did have the Barbie rod, though. We started out flyfishing and had some good luck with jujubees and squirrel leeches. It got kinda slow in the late morning and I got bored so.....I pulled out the Barbie rod and tied on a brown trout Rapala. Within seconds, my drag started screaming. I was worried if Barbie was up to it. Fortunately, Barbie has a sophisticated drag system....On and Off. After a 4 minute fight, I landed her:



Here's another view (look at the mouth!):






A few minutes later, Barbie screams again:



Don't know how big they were, but they weren't much shorter than the Barbie pole--certainly keepers (we threw them on the bank to rot so others won't be able to catch them--just kidding, they were released to fight another day)


By the way, as long as I'm showing pictures, I gotta show you my baby:



She's a Datsun 280Z with a Chevy 383 stroker motor and 2 turbochargers. I built her all by myself. It's what I do when I'm not increasing the breast volume in the universe or fishing. She's got 450 horsies at the rear wheels, or about 600 hp at the crank. Sorry for the gratuitous car porn, but I just had to show you all while I had my pictures up.
 

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Re: Barbie goes the the Grey Reef

Did they shorten the length limit for keepers?
 

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silicone boy said:
(we threw them on the bank to rot so others won't be able to catch them--just kidding, they were released to fight another day)
I would have cut them up for catfish bait.  ;D
 

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Nice auto. i heard about people dropping a 350 into the 260z's. A 383 in a 280? Sweet. Nicer shaped car than the 260. what does it do in the quarter?
 

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Nice auto.  i heard about people dropping a 350 into the 260z's.  A 383 in a 280?  Sweet.  Nicer shaped car than the 260.  what does it do in the quarter?
Thanks. I'm not really a drag racer, but the owner of the place I got it dynoed at says it's quicker than his Nova, which runs in the 10's. I'll take that any day at this altitude. What's amazing is that it's a street car, not a trailer queen. I haven't even turned the boost up on the turbos yet, and there's potential for a lot more power.
 

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I saw a video of one with a turbo-charged chevy smallblock (don't know the displacement), but it was beating crotch rockets, muscle cars, you name it. It was about the fastest street car I've ever seen. Very nice car.
 

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As usual, the woman in our trip caught the largest fish, a 27 inch brown. The following day, we took a nice float trip. We each caught over 10 fish in the 14-20+ range, nice fat and healthy. Great place, that North Platte.
 

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twin turbo V8 NICE
 

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nice car, i love those datsuns with v-8s, i also am a car guy and thats what i do for a living .heres a pic of my cars, i have a 1971 mach 1 and 1990 gt supercharged with all the goodies, hence the name stang7190
 
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