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GeneOctober 3rd, 2007, 10:43 pm
Posts: 107Martin:

You are not getting old..you are just realizing your priorities. As one my late friends once said in his declining years, "I can screw for 15 minutes but I can fish the entire day! And my rod is stiff for the duration of my fishing time!"

tight lines and wood nymphs because you all deserve some

gene

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Jason Lucas: The famous fishing writer of Sports Afield of a by gone era once said when someone sent him a knot that was supposedly stronger than it source. Lucas had to admit the knot would hold more than it should...it was a hangman's noose;"not much good for fishing but an excellent knot to use on water skiers and similar idiots!"
MartinlfOctober 4th, 2007, 3:39 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2925
That reminds me of 18 reasons fishing is better than sex:

18 - You don't have to hide your Fishing magazines..

17 - It is perfectly acceptable to pay a professional to Fish with you once in a while.

16 - The Ten Commandments don't say anything about Fishing.

15 - If your partner takes pictures or videotapes of you Fishing,you don't have to worry about them showing up on the Internet if you become famous.

14 - Your Fishing partner doesn't get upset about people you fished with long ago

13 - It's perfectly respectable to Fish with a total stranger.

12 - When you see a really good Fisherperson, you don't have feel guilty about imagining the two of you Fishing together.

11 - If your regular Fishing partner isn't available, he/she won't object if you Fish with someone else.

10 - Nobody will ever tell you that you will go blind if you Fish by yourself.

9 - When dealing with a Fishing pro, you never have to wonder if they are really an undercover cop.

8 - You don't have to go to a sleazy shop in a seedy neighborhood to buy Fishing stuff.

7 - You can have a Fishing calendar on your wall at the office, tell Fishing jokes, and invite coworkers to Fish with you without getting sued for harassment.

6 - There are no Fishing-transmitted diseases.

5 - If you want to watch Fishing on television, you don't have to subscribe to the Playboy channel.

4 - Nobody expects you to Fish with the same partner for the rest of your life.

3 - Nobody expects you to give up Fishing if your partner loses interest in it.

2 - You don't have to be a newlywed to plan a vacation primarily to enjoy your favorite activity.

1 - Your Fishing partner will never say, "Not again? We just Fished last week! Is Fishing all you ever think about?
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Jmd123October 7th, 2007, 6:03 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2384
That's a great list, Louis! No wonder I haven't gotten laid in a while...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
SmallstreamOctober 7th, 2007, 6:33 pm
State College, PA

Posts: 103
ftd's, thats pretty funny
Jmd123October 8th, 2007, 6:29 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2384
Guys, I can tell I haven't been on here enough lately - I just read through all of the comments on this thread. It's a DAMNED GOOD THING there doesn't appear to be any women on this site!! Hell, if there ever were, you guys would have surely driven them clear off by now. Then again, how often DO you see a woman "standing in a river waving a stick" (to quote John Geirach)? I sure as hell just about never do. In fact, I have no idea where the hell they all are, since there seem to be plenty of pics of them in the fishing magazines. Then again, maybe that's just 'cause us guys like to take more pictures of pretty women than our own ugly asses...

Gene, a couple of comments. Yes, "Ms. Hardy" is WAY hot, and I'd probably like to do just about ANYTHING with her, not to mention fishing. However, she is advertising for one of the most expensive tackle makers out there - home of the only ALL-titanium reel for just $9700 - and I suspect that one would need an outrageous annual income AND a full set of the ultimate Hardy tackle package in order to attract her interest. That is, if she even fishes in the first place, and isn't just some cute model they stuck into a pair of hip waders and handed a fly rod to...(of course, anything else besides fishing still applies...)

On the other hand, wouldn't it just SUCK if your rod DID lose it's stiffness for at least an hour (or more) after every fish? Someone would just have to come up with "Rod Viagra" - guaranteed to help regain that medium-fast action just as soon as your elkhair caddis was dry...

Oh, yeah, fishing! Not much to report here, other than summer-like conditions conducive to wet-wading in October (!!!) in the Huron River, where the smallmouth are still eager to take a #10 chartreuse Woolly Bugger with grizzly hackle. There are still a few caddis flies hatching, but almost no attention was being paid to them.

This coming weekend I will be doing so salmon/steelhead fishing up in the Cheboygan River (that's the Michigan version with a "C" for you cheeseheads on the other side of Lake Michigan). I have yet to catch a large salmonid on a fly rod and I will likely attempt to do so up there - though I may be throwing some spoons too...

Tight lines and dancing nymphets to all...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
MartinlfOctober 9th, 2007, 5:46 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2925
Smallmouth. Now there's an idea. Thanks, Jonathon, I'd been meaning to chase some bronzebacks for a while and you reminded me just as I have a bit of time to get out. All the local trout streams are low and many are still not cooled down. Break out the poppers and wooly buggers.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Jmd123October 9th, 2007, 6:28 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2384
Louis, I was just out myself this evening again on the Huron. Considering that our high temperatures are supposed to drop into the 50s tomorrow (i.e., NORMAL fall weather here in MI), I thought I would go out one last time and wet-wade. We had temps in the upper 80s around here over the weekend, and the water is so warm that even though it cooled off somewhat today I was very comfortable, even for about two hours. And I even caught a few fish too - a couple of nice chunky smallies in the 9-10" range, a few smaller ones, and some wee teeny little guys that I could have stocked an aquarium with (I've done this before, many years ago...). Just about everything was caught on the good ol' #10 chartreuse bugger with grizzly hackle. A little sadly, no dry fly action, even though there are still caddis and a few mayflies hatching. Next time I'm sure I'll have to pull on the waders...

So, let me know how you did on the bronzebacks!

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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