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#11020620 - 08/04/15 08:33 PM A Wall Hanger
Laner Online   content
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Registered: 02/26/07
Posts: 2449
Loc: Joshua, TX
My phone rings and it's the one and only Dennis Smith on the other line. "Are you in town? I have something for you." To which I reply "I can be there in fifteen minutes. You want to meet at the Walmart?"

Much to my surprise, and I love surprises, Mr Smith hands me this handcrafted beauty of a plaque. Me being somebody who enjoys the details of life, this gift was something that really hit home with me. When he told me that it was entirely handcrafted, I just shook my head and said "thank you." Mr Smith, thank you again for taking the time to make me something that is very special, and will always have a place on my wall.

Notice the smaller crappie in the middle, and the details around the cheeks and fins.


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#11020630 - 08/04/15 08:37 PM Re: A Wall Hanger [Re: Laner]
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Registered: 04/30/13
Posts: 3217
Loc: West of Ft Worth and South
Now that's Talent. Wow.

#11020631 - 08/04/15 08:38 PM Re: A Wall Hanger [Re: Laner]
Ken Gaby Offline
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Registered: 05/08/07
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Loc: Belton, TX
That is QUALITY Lane. Very NICE gesture.
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#11020638 - 08/04/15 08:42 PM Re: A Wall Hanger [Re: Laner]
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Loc: Yantis, TX
Very nice.


#11020664 - 08/04/15 08:55 PM Re: A Wall Hanger [Re: Laner]
Fab Offline
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Registered: 12/07/03
Posts: 777
Loc: Lake Dallas, TX, USA
That is really awesome!
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#11020695 - 08/04/15 09:09 PM Re: A Wall Hanger [Re: Laner]
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#11021078 - 08/05/15 12:11 AM Re: A Wall Hanger [Re: Laner]
Ruffneck2000 Offline
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Registered: 05/10/13
Posts: 1263
Loc: tx
Class act!
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#11021108 - 08/05/15 01:58 AM Re: A Wall Hanger [Re: Laner]
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Very nice gesture,we've always said on here you are a goodun! Lane,you have paid it forward quite a bit on here,with your very detailed story telling,sharing info and having such a quality product/customer service,so you've blessed now. To FishnFool,pretty neat talent you got there.Once again a very nice gesture!

#11021160 - 08/05/15 06:24 AM Re: A Wall Hanger [Re: Laner]
OkieBob Offline
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Registered: 01/11/05
Posts: 4155
Loc: Dickson, OK
Laner, I have the very first one Dennis made, right over my desk and I'm looking at it as I write this.
Only difference is mine says 'Okie Bob' on the top. Dennis is a very close friend and I was fortunate enought to have him and his bride spend the past Saturday at my place in Oklahoma.
Being the first effort, I was very impressed with his craftmanship and the fact he took the efford to to make it for me! I have no idea how many hours it took to sit and saw the detail in it but, I'm sure it was a long, hard process!
Thanks for sharing it Laner and thanks to Dennis for making a memory for both Laner and me.
Chickasaw proud.


#11021185 - 08/05/15 06:43 AM Re: A Wall Hanger [Re: OkieBob]
Snagone Offline

Registered: 02/11/09
Posts: 29
Loc: East Texas
What a great gift, the brotherhood of fishermen never ceases to amaze. Lane, I am sure that will be something you treasure for life. Dennis, you have a remarkable skill because lord knows how many hours of labor was involved in the detail, not to mention a heart the size of Texas.

#11021218 - 08/05/15 07:14 AM Re: A Wall Hanger [Re: Laner]
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Loc: Arlington
That's neat

#11021261 - 08/05/15 07:38 AM Re: A Wall Hanger [Re: Laner]
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Registered: 07/12/10
Posts: 43781
Loc: Universal City Tx.
Nicely done. Good job. cheers

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#11021284 - 08/05/15 07:44 AM Re: A Wall Hanger [Re: Laner]
CrappieTX Offline
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Registered: 11/22/07
Posts: 643
Loc: Frisco, TX.
thumbThat is incredible craftsmanship!!! flehan

#11021329 - 08/05/15 08:03 AM Re: A Wall Hanger [Re: Laner]
joser Offline
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Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 506
Loc: clyde texas
very impressive indeed

#11021330 - 08/05/15 08:03 AM Re: A Wall Hanger [Re: CrappieTX]
The Crappie Guy Offline
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Registered: 03/17/03
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Loc: Highland Village and Fork
A God given talent for sure...that is being passed on. Nicely done Mr. Smith.
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