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JADJanuary 8th, 2011, 12:35 pm
Alexandria Pa

Posts: 362
)I actually did encounter a fly fisherman I didn't like! He was rude, boorish, condescending)
Now Here is a good one , many fellows think like this.

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7795583/

Best
JAD

They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cockís wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
BenjlanJanuary 8th, 2011, 2:16 pm
Cedar Rapids lowa

Posts: 54
JAD,

That link was very cute, and very educational at the same time.

Thanks,
Ben M.
Jmd123January 8th, 2011, 5:17 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2384
First reaction: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!

Second reaction: that's what it's all about to some of the folks out there...also known as "posers" - I can just SPEND my way to flyfishing success!!

Third reaction: the "latest and greatest" rod technology runs something like about $1170. For that much money, I can buy:

a highly collectable WWII military rifle (or two) that will probably double in value over the next 20 years, by which time I will be tired of the rod and want a new one; or

a couple of nice modern bolt-action hunting rifles, and maybe even a scope for each; or

a current-production Winchester Model 1895 lever-action rifle in .405 Winchester caliber, a favorite of none other than Theodore Roosevelt; or, best of all,

a couple-week-long fly fishing trip to practically ANYWHERE in the lower 48 with the nice cheap rods I ALREADY OWN.

I'll stick with the $50 Cabelas Three Forks...maybe I should go buy a dozen or so!! That way I can keep a couple of spares in the trunk should I break one again...

;oD

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
JADJanuary 9th, 2011, 8:59 am
Alexandria Pa

Posts: 362
I got a lot of mixed feelings from viewing that flick. I am waiting for Wbranch to view this :)

John

They fasten red (crimson red) wool around a hook, and fix onto the wool two feathers which grow under a cockís wattles, and which in colour are like wax.
Radcliffe's Fishing from the Earliest Times,
WbranchFebruary 17th, 2011, 12:00 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2506
Hello John,

I just got an opportunity to look at the posts on Troutnut.com. I was in Egypt from 01/07 - 01/22 and then my computer hard drive went south and I just got the processor back today.

That was a funny little video. Funny because I often meet guys like the one with the 9' #5 4 piece super duper high strain modulus special nano carbon fiber orientation with state of the art autoclave curing of the nano fibers and adhesive medium.

If you can walk the walk, as well as talk the talk, and have the wherewithal to buy the most current iteration of the rod builders's art then I guess it is okay to wax poetically about the stick. But if you are one of those guys who I've seen on the Delaware, and out west, who can't reach rising trout 40 feet away but wants to show/tell me about the stunning qualities of his 9' 4 piece nano fiber $800 Orviloomsage I'll more often than not nod a few times, smile, and walk away.

I'm fortunate to have bought most of my rods before the prices went over $350. I also have acquired the skill to build more than half of my fly rods. Now that the major rod makers are adding quality rods made off shore for reasonable prices I just don't see the need for most fly fishers to feel they have to have the high end rods unless of course they have the means to buy them and can use them effectively so the pride of ownership is not just in saying you have the best rod but that you possess the skills to really enjoy it.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
PaulRobertsFebruary 17th, 2011, 12:11 pm
Colorado

Posts: 1776
Excellent response WB.
Jmd123February 17th, 2011, 12:18 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2384
See my rants under the thread, "Cosmo adds?", to which several of you have contributed, including Matt. I also cross-referenced the little video on that thread.

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
OldredbarnFebruary 17th, 2011, 1:46 pm
Novi, MI

Posts: 2591
"He was rude, boorish, condescending (assumed I was a rank beginner when I have actually been throwing flies for over 25 years), overbearing (I couldn't hardly get a word in edgewise), insulted my choice of tackle, etc."

That sounds like many of the guys I run into on the rivers I fish.


Matt,

I'm confused here!!! Isn't this why we fish to hassle trout & yahoos??!! :)

As an aside...Most humans are really only concerned with how they percieve the world and find anyone that doesn't agree with their particular fantasy, "boorish, condesending, ...etc, etc." That knife cuts both ways...I guess...:) That's why, for the most part, I fish alone, only concerned with what the fish thinks...I've had only one very observant trout say to me, "Hey buddy! Nice rod...I don't feel so bad now falling to an angler with such wonderful taste in equipment...Damn! Is that a Wheatley box?"

Spence
"Even when my best efforts fail it's a satisfying challenge, and that, after all, is the essence of fly fishing." -Chauncy Lively

"Envy not the man who lives beside the river, but the man the river flows through." Joseph T Heywood
BenjlanFebruary 20th, 2011, 6:46 pm
Cedar Rapids lowa

Posts: 54
Spence,

I fish alone mostly too, I like it but it's always nice to have someone to talk to.

Ben
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