My first bass boat was a delapidated 14' aluminum john boat conversion, that I eventually ripped abart and redid from the ground up. But when I first got her she was a rat, so I painted Bass Rat on the sides. Guess it stuck.
My wife is an antique postcard collecter and our e-mail correspondence had a user name of postcard.
But after seeing some of the macho names like Huge, blade and Bass'n Dude, I figured it was time to go for a less wimpy name.
Senkos are my favorite style of soft plastics so ... SenkoSam
This is the only message board I post on. Most are just not my kind of community and I just lurk. When I checked the already claimed handles here on NYBass, there were way too many "Johns" already, including John G.
When my first daughter was born, I got the nickname PapaJohn. In some circles they still call me that. So I decided to use it as my handle. :beerchug:
Although most people call me Jerry, my first name is actually Jeremiah, so I used Bullfrog. Allright who is going to be the first to say it, "Jeremiah was a bullfrog". If I had a lure for every time I heard that I'd have a chain bigger than Basspro shops. LOL
For all you old timers(like John G) I also heard "what's the story Jerry" from the TV commercials.
Mine has been with me for a while, but I'll share the story.
I use to salt water fish allot. In sneakers. If you've ever been on a salt water party boat, you'll know that when the decks get washed (either by the deckhand and a hose or the surf comming over the bow) that your feet get soaked.
Most who frequent party boats in salt wear HH black boots.
I went out on a 10-day trip to Mexico and needed to upgrade the sneakers, since I knew I'ld get my feet wet.
So, being the cheap SOB that I am, I skipped the $30 HH for a set of $7 white rubber boots.
The first night of the trip I took so much ribbing about those boots. But me being the sport I am said I'll be hooking up more fish than all of you, and by the end of this trip, these boots will be red with blood from all the fish.
As luck would have it, I came home with over 200 pounds of fillets from that trip - after I sold a bunch of the fish to vendors to pay for the trip.
Each fish I caught, I'ld yell good and loud "HookUp"
The nick name stuck and by the end of the trip, everyone was calling me HookUp.
The fishing was so good, I called my boss and told him that I had got a bad bug in Mexico and jumped on the next 5-day boat.
The name "Bink" is taken from a book by Piers Anthony called " A Spell for Chameleon" that I read when I was about 15. I found the book a few years ago and reread it and it brought me back to 1983 so when I needed a name it fit. I have been called "binky" and "dink" by angry posters in the past.
i have several nicknames that i use on the internet, but here i wanted to use my real name... on most internet boards, members never meet each other... in fact, on other boards people often create alter-egos knowing they will never meet others in the room...here, we often meet and fish with other members and i felt comfortable using my own name... plus, it's easier for others to remember one name for me rather than my real name and nickname.
when i initially joined NYBASS, my screen name was MikeD... but when i found out many people refer to Mike DelVisco as MikeD, I changed it to mikeDin NYC
but some people call me maurice... and speak of the pompatus of love
I can't say that mine really came from anything special,When I first started on the internet it seemed like everything was inuse,fish4walleye worked & I'm registered at many sites with it,Tightlines,Mark
But, since my DJ days back in the 80s and 90s, the "J" in Rob J has always gone together with my name (my last name being "Jackson"). Many people just seem to get right into calling me "Rob J" which seems to fit as much now as it did back when I was "DJ Rob J."