Wednesday, March 23, 2011

...as the locals call it...

The Raddy, the Maddy, the Stilly, the Stone, the Pan, the Fork, the Yak, the Clack, the Beav, the Gunny, the Poudre, the Lackey, the Lackey (yes, twice in the same state, even), the Big T, the Mo, the Platte, the Platte, the Horn, the East, the Gally, the PM, the Hooch, the Ronde.
Guess what river, listed above, this is.

We have such affection for our favorite rivers that nicknames were inevitable. Here are some that I could think of -  what am I missing? What's your home water's nickname?

14 comments:

Ivan said...

The Root and the Rock. I haven't heard a nickname for the Big Hole, yet. It already sounds like a nickname, maybe that's why.

Josh said...

I thought about that, and the Firehole. Can't just call it the Hole...

Ivan said...

I would like to call the Big Hole - "The Last Best River" or "thank god tourists don't like this river as much as the Madison", but those nicknames just aren't as catchy.

Josh said...

Ha ha. I agree, with the possible exception of the salmonfly hatch. But it's still probably worse on the "Maddy".

Stephanie and Dustin said...

"Poudre" and "Tommy" are our homewaters.

Josh said...

Is Tommy the Big Thompson?

Bigerrfish said...

Big Gal, little gal, da'mo, knight's armor, yelly rok, horny, bigrocks, loose orface, lukeboing,
sourKarrot, red jewl, when im up there, and here ya got, Sanny M, da port, Unc, Gunny, Ark, juan, taytay, whitie, smoothspoon, Kristall, and last but not least, Rad-o

n.taylor said...

The Foot, tay-tay, the willy, the dream, tha stank (platte in denver), you guys pretty much covered the rest of them.

Josh said...

Wow. I have no idea what most of those are.

Bigerrfish said...

Gallatin, East Gallatin, Missouri, shields, yellowstone, big horn, boulder, big hole, warmsprings, bitterroot, ruby..
San Miguel, gunnison tunnel, Uncompahgre, Gunnison, Arkansas, San Juan, Taylor, white, Roaring fork, Crystal, and the Colorado..

Kev2380 said...

The Ditch, The Bend, Muddy River, Little River, Big Rock, The Flat, Big pipe - Which really means where treated sewage dumps in.

Josh said...

The answer to the caption trivia is .... the Beaverhead.

Bigerrfish said...

shhhhhhh! dude, whisper...

Josh said...

Found more - the Naugy, the Saugy, the Housy, the Ripp... I'm editing the Flyfisher's Guide to Connecticut.