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PostPosted: November 6th, 2017, 1:36 pm 
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I don't think we'll see this one in the Orvis catalog any time soon...a few weeks ago while my son-in-law and I were fishing his neighborhood trout stream down in NC, he found this home crafted tool on the bank near a popular roadside hole - it features a knife, a paint brush, a tooth brush and here's the kicker, a mirror! Trout-O-Matic? a Mirrored Brife? Maybe the mirror is for seeing if a warden is peering over your shoulder as you gut your catch? Any ideas?


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PostPosted: November 6th, 2017, 2:00 pm 
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Ahh... who cares.... its made in China... the quality of my knife/2xBrush/mirror back when they were made in the the US or UK is far superior. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: November 6th, 2017, 2:50 pm 
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How did you sneak it home?

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PostPosted: November 6th, 2017, 2:58 pm 
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That's used to clean up while in remote Labrador. The paint brush makes suds to shave, the mirror is self explainatory, the razor sharp edge on the knife is for shaving!!!! But wait there's more, they added the tooth brush to clean you teeth. Yes the labramatic can be yours for just 19.99 plus shipping and handling.............watch, next year Brian will have one!! LOL

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PostPosted: November 6th, 2017, 4:00 pm 
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You could epoxy one of those dive knife sheaths onto your Pocket Fisherman so it was ready to hand at all times. Whole package would slip into a small pocket in your pack with a couple of lures and you'd be ready to catch a fish, clean it, polish large and small lures, and reflect natural light for highlights in cell phone selfies. Really surprised they didn't include a small hook sharpener. A small emery strip on the knife butt would do it.


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PostPosted: November 6th, 2017, 4:03 pm 
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In all seriousness, I bet that's used by a mushroom hunter. Knife to cut stems, chip brush to clean the mushrooms, mirror to check the underside to help in ID before you cut. Not sure about the toothbrush . . . .


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PostPosted: November 6th, 2017, 4:31 pm 
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Looks like a cooter cleaner to me. Size medium.


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PostPosted: November 6th, 2017, 9:32 pm 
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Must have washed down from North of the Mason/Dixon. Can't be of Southern origin, it has a toothbrush.


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PostPosted: November 6th, 2017, 10:47 pm 
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Lots of good input but I think we have a winner, Jeff Reardon - a lot of folks in those hills harvest mushrooms and ginseng - here's a fancy French model sans the mirror & tooth brush...


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PostPosted: November 7th, 2017, 3:17 pm 
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Hmmm, learn something new every day... I have stumbled into mushroom hunters in the woods here, they act very coy when found... a stash is precious stuff . I have seen these knives for sale at most flea markets. Of course they would have a fancy tool for it. Now that I seen a real one, I have to say that the improvised version is pretty impressive.

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PostPosted: November 7th, 2017, 5:25 pm 
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This is mine..
with some fine oysters


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PostPosted: November 7th, 2017, 10:41 pm 
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If we're talking southern mushroom hunting, the mirror is for reflecting light in all it's kaleidoscopic wonder. The brush removes the manure particles.
Just add the Allman Brothers and the trip is complete.

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PostPosted: November 7th, 2017, 10:53 pm 
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maineangler wrote:
If we're talking southern mushroom hunting, the mirror is for reflecting light in all it's kaleidoscopic wonder. The brush removes the manure particles.
Just add the Allman Brothers and the trip is complete.

Eat a Peach, Hippie.


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PostPosted: November 8th, 2017, 10:15 am 
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RoundaboutCaddis wrote:
maineangler wrote:
If we're talking southern mushroom hunting, the mirror is for reflecting light in all it's kaleidoscopic wonder. The brush removes the manure particles.
Just add the Allman Brothers and the trip is complete.

Eat a Peach, Hippie.

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PostPosted: November 8th, 2017, 3:57 pm 
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I think Bean will start selling the knife as part of their new "Outside" marketing program as the mirror and knife can also be used to trim a man bun


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