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SlateDrake9January 1st, 2009, 6:46 am
Potter County, PA

Posts: 144
So, when you believe you have everything you will ever need for flyfishing, what do you get for yourself?

Custom made 9'3" slow action 2 weight?

Another bamboo fly rod?

Several high end fly boxes?

A custom fiberglass rod?

1 man pontoon?

Expensive fly reel (New Hardy Perfect maybe)?

A bunch of technical clothing?

Something else?

Fishing with bait is like swearing in church.
-- Slate Drake
LittleJJanuary 1st, 2009, 7:38 am
Hollidaysburg Pa

Posts: 251
If it were me, I would go bamboo or a hardy perfect. Then at least I could justify it as an investment. Given the current state of affairs it may not even be a bad investment.
CaseyPJanuary 1st, 2009, 11:45 am
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
oh, gee...get something with a history. either a history of its own, or a history because you know the maker personally. then when there's so much stuff that you decide to help others get started in the sport, you'll know what to keep.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
FalsiflyJanuary 1st, 2009, 12:33 pm
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 661
So, when you believe you have everything you will ever need for flyfishing, what do you get for yourself?

An appointment with a psychiatrist.
When asked what I just caught that monster on I showed him. He put on his magnifiers and said, "I can't believe they can see that."
HellgramiteJanuary 1st, 2009, 1:17 pm
Southern calif.

Posts: 45
That's a tough one to answer because after looking at what i have as far as fishing gear.You can never have everything.
TroutnutJanuary 1st, 2009, 2:03 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
A drift boat.

A house on a trout stream.

A chilled aquarium with trout. (Only legal in some places.)

An aquarium for aquatic insects. (Again, legal some places.)

A really nice camera to take on the stream.
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
Shawnny3January 1st, 2009, 7:28 pm
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
Time, my friend. Just time.

Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
LeakywadersJanuary 2nd, 2009, 3:44 pm
New England

Posts: 43
I'll second that.
Drag free??? If the fly didn't drag, I wouldn't know where it was!!

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