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To know the man is to know the treasure.
10-21-2013, 10:32 AM,
#1
To know the man is to know the treasure.
In a recent post, on another thread in this forum, I posited the following:



"The clues are in the poem, the hints are in the book, but the key is in the man. To know the man, is to know the treasure."



I'd like to use this thread for us to propose things we know about the man, that would NOT be found written in one or more of his books.



The question is this: what have you learned, or hypothesized, about the man? Not that he spent time with his family in Yellowstone, but the effect that had on him.



For example, we know that one of Fenn's teachers was Mrs. Ford. That can be discovered by reading the book. On the other hand, I think Fenn is broader rather than deep, and boyishly whimsical.



It is said that we are presently the sum of the life that preceded this moment. What do you think made Fenn the man who would hide a treasure in the mountains North of Santa Fe?



Please limit your comment to one idea or proposition per post, but post as many times as you care to. It would be great to read original thoughts rather than commentary on other forum members' thoughts.



Thank you.



t.
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t.


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10-21-2013, 10:41 AM,
#2
To know the man is to know the treasure.
its not who you are, its who they think you are ....did fenn say that ? d
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10-21-2013, 10:49 AM,
#3
To know the man is to know the treasure.
@ t...I must be careful here...I agree about knowing the man is knowing the treasure...One single word in TTOTC and one single word in TFTW is all anyone needs to discover the man and know the location of the box...Can't be more specific or it would give it all away...He told us himself...It's there if you can recognize it.
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10-21-2013, 11:01 AM,
#4
To know the man is to know the treasure.
what I have notice is ff is a man of words, enjoys the richness of the language on all levels. But what strikes me most of all, is his ability to say something that one may already know with out you realizing one may already know it, and make you believe it's new to you.
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10-21-2013, 11:28 AM,
#5
To know the man is to know the treasure.
yup ! hes good at that d
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10-21-2013, 11:41 AM,
#6
To know the man is to know the treasure.
It's in his nature...the method of expression reveals a lot...the man himself is unique in a certain way...nuff said.
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10-21-2013, 11:44 AM,
#7
To know the man is to know the treasure.
agreed, deep minded guy , horrible fly tier though ....d
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10-21-2013, 11:50 AM,
#8
To know the man is to know the treasure.
Deep minded? I would use the term "well rounded"...haven't seen examples of his craft, but if they catch fish, what the hey!



Edit: Sorry t. if you think we're off subject here, caught up in conversation...but, everything I've said is really on subject about Mr. Fenn...Like I said with my first post here, he told us in his books exactly who he was!
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10-21-2013, 12:03 PM,
#9
To know the man is to know the treasure.
@Tyounis: This is just my opinion and no more right or wrong than anyone else’s.



I agree with you and started my research based on that premise years ago. When I first started I thought I should have the treasure in hand very quickly. I’m from Texas, I’m old (one generation behind Fenn), I’ve traveled the Rockies extensively (for work and pleasure) for over forty years, and I’ve been known to do things a tad bit against the grain. Finding the chest was going to be like lickin' butter off a knife.



I soon found out this was going to be a marathon not a sprint…….Fenn is a self proclaimed hustler…..<i>It doesn’t matter who you are it only matters who they think you are</i>. He made his millions being a horse trader…..He bought stuff, and then convinced other folks it was worth more than he paid for it. So where does a marketing genius hide a treasure? I can almost hear Fenn saying….. “It doesn’t matter where it is; it only matters where they think it is”.



What were his intentions when he hid the chest? I think Fenn intended the chest to be found by future generations. He put his auto-biography in the chest to fill in the blank spot he speaks of for future archeologists.



I don’t think it’s impossible to find, but it is way more difficult than what people think it is; as all the hot shots have learned the hard way, going home broke, empty handed and humiliated by a goofy old Texan.
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10-21-2013, 12:09 PM,
#10
To know the man is to know the treasure.
yeah it was wrong of me to bust on fenns fly tyin skills......he tied it quick in the video...it took me a couple of years to get good at tying. he most likely does not tie to much anymore ,sorry fenn ,ill send you some flys for christmas d
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