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    Top Five Christmas Gifts Growing Up

    A few years ago I posted something similar to this topic but can no longer locate the post. Having a 5 year old daughter brings back a lot of great Christmas memories. I assembled my top 5 all time best Christmas presents when i was a kid.

    In no particular order
    1. AFX race car set: this was a great present. But it got abused and broke quickly with 4 boys beating on it
    2. Rock'm Sock'm Robots.: come on now who doesn't remember this toy growing up
    3. Gi Joe with Kung Fu grip: I had every possible figure you could buy. It was awesome.
    4. Mr Quarterback: must have present when I was like 11 years old. Handheld football game with nothing but flashing lights and sounds. Kids today would be apalled.
    5 Eagle Claw flyfishing outfit. This is the gift that started it al. Fiberglass eagle claw fly rod and Martin Fly reel. Bugged the for months about it.

    Post your favorites and let's see what kind if list we can come up with.

    ---------- Post added at 07:44 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:27 PM ----------

    BTw this was not the bullshit plastic GiJoe you get today this was the real deal. He was almost as big as me. We used to share our clothes, he had real facial hair. The helicopter that came with it was a 2 kid lift

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    BTw this was not the bullshit plastic GiJoe you get today this was the real deal. He was almost as big as me. We used to share our clothes, he had real facial hair. The helicopter that came with it was a 2 kid lift

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    Re: Top Five Christmas Gifts Growing Up

    I was very young and received a one piece fiberglass spin set. It is a weird green colour, and is still intact at my brothers atttic. That rod sent me on a trip just started.

    Happy Winter All,

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    Re: Top Five Christmas Gifts Growing Up

    great question Macfly

    1. Daisy 1894 Spittin' image lever action BB Gun...... things just aint been the same since.....still got it....
    2. Garcia Mitchell 300 spinning reel with a 6' 6" garcia conolon fiberglass rod...still got it
    3. AFX set.... hours of fun.... think i got a couple years out of it..... I bought one for my own kids.....
    4. Atari 2600 was a combo present for Christmas and something else, I think Kwaanza, can't remember.... Loved the Atari...Indy 500 ice racing was the best
    5. case of Schaeffer Tall boy cans from one of my older brothers (I was in 8th grade), they were wrapped and under the tree.....what a gift!!!
    6. I know its only 5 but i just remembered a great one, I got a hoppity hop, a toy air rifle and a sherrifs badge....used to hop around the house and shoot everyone proclaiming that i was a sherrif in the salvation army.....
    One of my older bros already had rockem sockem robots..... he also had and still has a revolving poker chip rack....the GI Joe didn't quite make the cut, but i still have the handmade box my grandfather gave it to me in......I also never had a new bike under the tree...always got one of my older bro's hand me downs

    Hell no and it aint over now.......

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    Re: Top Five Christmas Gifts Growing Up

    1. roller blades. and it happened to be 55 degrees on xmas that year.
    2. neoprene waders
    3. garcia 6wt glass rod (sadly I broke it)
    4. fly tying kit
    5. big tonka dump truck


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    Re: Top Five Christmas Gifts Growing Up

    My favorite Christmas gift was a 1978 Huffy Bandit...Freedom to go fishing the local river and ponds..
    2nd was air rifle that shot BB's ,pellets, darts...
    3rd. Diawa 500c Mini spin rod... It was my first good trout fishing rod...
    4th. K2 skis..
    5th. Rubber duck boat with a 9.9hp motor.. So I could cruise around the marina and bay crabbing and snapper fishing..


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    Re: Top Five Christmas Gifts Growing Up

    1. Browning Superposed Midas grade (made in Belgium) 12 ga shotgun. (since my b'day is 12/17, it was a combo gift) Still have it, too.
    2. South Bend Finalist fly reel on a Fenwick glass fly rod.
    3. Aurora "Stirling Moss" HO slot car set.
    4. The absolutely largest set of Lincoln Logs known to man. I think I could have built the Empire State Bldg with it...in real size.
    5. Radio controlled F4U Corsair...unfortunately I crashed it into the Atlantic. That's a story in itself.

    Gee Ward, don't you think you were a little hard on the Beaver last night?

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    Re: Top Five Christmas Gifts Growing Up

    Quote Originally Posted by SneakyPete View Post
    My favorite Christmas gift was a 1978 Huffy Bandit...Freedom to go fishing the local river and ponds..
    2nd was air rifle that shot BB's ,pellets, darts...
    3rd. Diawa 500c Mini spin rod... It was my first good trout fishing rod...
    4th. K2 skis..
    5th. Rubber duck boat with a 9.9hp motor.. So I could cruise around the marina and bay crabbing and snapper fishing..
    Diawa mini spin 500c. I remember when I bought the whole outfit that included the 4 1/2 ft ultraligh spinning rod. That was a deadly combination. Good stuff

    "Angling is extremely time consuming. That's sort of the whole point." - Thomas McGuane

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    Re: Top Five Christmas Gifts Growing Up

    Quote Originally Posted by MACFLY View Post
    Diawa mini spin 500c. I remember when I bought the whole outfit that included the 4 1/2 ft ultraligh spinning rod. That was a deadly combination. Good stuff
    Yup.. Thats the exact same model I had...Think I got if from "Herman's World Of Sporting Goods" 1979???

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    I think my brother had that Mr. Quarterback game... All it had was small red led lights that would flash.. And make only one buzz sound.. Think kids today would get more of a charge out of licking the 9 volt battery then playing that game...


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    Re: Top Five Christmas Gifts Growing Up

    1. Tyco HO train set.
    2. Schwinn Orange Crate chopper
    3. My first fly fishing outfit. Old Pal rod and Garcia reel.
    4. AFX
    5. Mousetrap game board.

    "The great charm of fly fishing is that we are always learning." Theodore Gordon



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    Re: Top Five Christmas Gifts Growing Up

    1) Orvis flytying kit
    2) BMX bike (freedom)
    3) Lincoln logs
    4) Atari.....mailbox football!!!!!!!!!
    5) Fenwick glass spin rod paired with Mitchell 308.....my brother got it but didn't fish much so I inherited it. I still use it 30 years later.

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    Re: Top Five Christmas Gifts Growing Up

    1. 80 cc yamaha dirtbike.......broken ribs, concussion, stitches, angry neighbors
    2. gas powered rc car..........shattered to pieces within days
    3. cabelas fly rod/reel combo........failed 2 classes spring semester
    4. mean pump action pellet gun......countless dead critters

    all I get now from my parents is sweaters


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    Re: Top Five Christmas Gifts Growing Up

    Quote Originally Posted by emoussa View Post
    1. 80 cc yamaha dirtbike.......broken ribs, concussion, stitches, angry neighbors
    2. gas powered rc car..........shattered to pieces within days
    3. cabelas fly rod/reel combo........failed 2 classes spring semester
    4. mean pump action pellet gun......countless dead critters

    all I get now from my parents is sweaters
    Getting sweaters from your parents....priceless

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