His name is Allen Schrimsher... but we know him as Ouch!


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Santa Fe, NM
Topic Author's Original Post - Oct 26, 2008 - 01:42pm PT
Allie sent me these and asked me to post them.

One of the many facts about Allen

on April 16, 1975 he caught a Pallid Sturgeon on 8 lb test. It remains the North American and World Freshwater Record at 42 lbs 4 oz. Apparently it would have weighed even more had it not sat in the front yard and bled out while he waited for Fish & Game

Edit: I'm doing research now to see if it is still the world record
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Oct 26, 2008 - 01:46pm PT

So where did "Sam Martin" come from?

And is there anything that can be gleaned from his alter-egos:
Tuan DeLusion and ToeJamCheeseHog?

Social climber
Oct 26, 2008 - 01:46pm PT
hey there nature.. and allie...

awwwwwwwwww, now i am crying again...

thank you... yet, somehow i am feeling joy, too..

Social climber
Oct 26, 2008 - 01:48pm PT
hey there.. say, i had been hoping to find a pic of ouch! in the history section of some fresh water fishing honors, etc...

as that was mentioned, earlier, but i had no idea where to look...

this is a wonderful fish picture...

thanks so very much, dear allie...

right here, right now
Oct 26, 2008 - 02:01pm PT
Thanks Allie & Doug.

chica from chico, I don't claim to be a daisy
Oct 26, 2008 - 02:06pm PT
Allie, Thank you for sharing these sweet pictures. I still think of your papa as *Mr Sam Ouch*, or just... Ouch;-)
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Oct 26, 2008 - 02:08pm PT
I caught a 182# pale faced surgeon once, but it was only on a top rope.

Cheers Doug. Nice pix.

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Oct 26, 2008 - 02:37pm PT
He was a good man. We'll miss ya, buddy.

Gym climber
the ground up
Oct 26, 2008 - 02:59pm PT
Aloha to Ouch's family. A life is celebrated, and thank you all for sharing too.

(What I learned about sharks in a previous life. They have a high concentration of ammonia in their blood stream. If you bleed them, the meat tastes better. It might be the same for sturgeon, also cartilaginous. The wisdom of an elder will be missed here on the taco.)

Aloha from Santa Cruz.

Big Wall climber
A place w/o Avitars apparently
Oct 26, 2008 - 03:11pm PT
Great Pics.

John Moosie

Beautiful California
Oct 26, 2008 - 03:17pm PT
Thanks Allie, for sharing the pics. I always wanted to know what Ouch looked like. What a great guy.

And thanks Nature for posting them for us. It is a good thing that you are doing.

Ice climber
Ashland, Or
Oct 26, 2008 - 03:17pm PT
Curious, was Ouch! a climber? If not how did he happen upon SuperTaco to display his talent and creativity? And how did he know how to make all us climbers laugh so hard?
Hardman Knott

Gym climber
Muir Woods National Monument, Mill Valley, Ca
Oct 26, 2008 - 03:30pm PT
I just found these during my OCD activities...and all in one thread!

From: OK Karl. No Thumbnails - as posted by Allen.

Not there
Oct 26, 2008 - 03:32pm PT
He looks like my favorite Uncle! The one that has repeatedly changed my heartbreaks into funny situations. The man that bought me my first sleeping bag and told me that nothing is better for the soul than the outdoors.

The one that keeps a full tank of gas, first aid kit, humor and a shotgun ready just in case any of his little girls need him.

You can't help but love somebody like that.

Social climber
wuz real!
Oct 26, 2008 - 04:12pm PT
"You can't help but love somebody like that."

Trad climber
Santa Clara, Ca.
Oct 26, 2008 - 04:24pm PT
The more I find out about our buddy, I can't help but think that we lost somebody more special than we've known. It makes it all more saddening to me. It appears as though he wanted it that way though. What a truly great and humble soul.

I miss you, dude.
Lynne Leichtfuss

Social climber
valley center, ca
Oct 26, 2008 - 04:25pm PT
Anastasia, Jaybro you really did sum it up .... you really CAN'T help love someone like that !!!!! Just so darn NICE... And FUNNY while at the same time keeping you from taking yoself to seriously.....AND putting a fresh, normal spin on some of the Hot Topics.

Thank You so much Mr. Ouch...and help us by your life to not take one another's lives here on the planet for granted. Tomorrow not guaranteed. Love Now ! Forgive Today. Lynne
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Oct 26, 2008 - 04:30pm PT
Ouch! and bride in Yosemite.
As Bridalveil Falls is in the background, perhaps it is a honeymoon photo.

Trad climber
The state of confusion
Oct 26, 2008 - 09:41pm PT
Ouch's passing is a terrible loss. Not only to those of us
who loved him on the taco, but to everyone he touched with his
mark miller

Social climber
Oct 26, 2008 - 09:47pm PT
I've held back from posting on this one....Butt "Ouch" gave a level balance to this forum that will be gravely missed.My best wishes go out to his family and everyone else that feel's his loss, I do.....Godspeed Sir, you lived well.
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