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EntomanApril 1st, 2013, 12:23 am
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Anglers dream of Spring...

Mayflies hatch their broods in waves,

frauds begin to sting.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
Pryal74April 1st, 2013, 1:04 am
Escanaba, MI

Posts: 168

A roll and the drift...
I raise up on that big brown,
nestled in the swift.
-James Pryal
Into The Wild Fly Fishing
FalsiflyApril 1st, 2013, 10:31 am
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 656
Springís cool water
The sun warms. And
Another wader torn.
Falsifly
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."
Kschaefer3April 1st, 2013, 11:30 am
St. Paul, MN

Posts: 376
At last riverside
All winter we sit and wait
Insanity, gone
LastchanceApril 1st, 2013, 2:18 pm
Portage, PA

Posts: 437
There once was a man from Nantucket. Ah, never mind.
MartinlfApril 1st, 2013, 3:02 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2911
now the troutnuts so
long in anticipation
cast their syllables
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
RogueratApril 1st, 2013, 4:36 pm
Posts: 443
Solitude astream

cold, clear water gliding by

cleanses mind and soul


EntomanApril 1st, 2013, 5:59 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
But once a year are
fingernails on a chalkboard,
as Jason cringes.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
MartinlfApril 1st, 2013, 8:16 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 2911
Thanks, Kurt, for initiating this bit of rule following. For those who don't know what it's about, check the forum rules. Here's the backstory on the rule in question. A while back, in a thread called "Mutillidae," Taxon and I debated Latin pronunciation. I threw out a bit of bait and got two replies, to which I posted, also making reference to a tippet knot we had been discussing elsewhere,

"5-7-5"


A bite? No, double!

The knot will hold I am sure:

Well-tied ligature.


After a confused post or two CaseyP solved the riddle with her own haiku:

Martin hooks us all
With little Japanese fly
We fall down laughing


Jason took umbrage, and the next day we found the infamous forum rule, to which Kurt responded just after midnight last night. Others have less than four hours Eastern time to get their once a year oriental fix. Though there have been a few scofflaws from time to time.


"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Jmd123April 1st, 2013, 8:47 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2379
Toothsome northern pike,
take my fly with great gusto
then they cut me off.

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
Jmd123April 1st, 2013, 8:51 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2379
Black crappie so bright
eager for a nice spring meal
took Woolly Buggers.

Jonathon

P.S. This actually happened Friday and Saturday! SPRING IS HERE!!!!!!
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
EntomanApril 1st, 2013, 8:55 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Thanks back for the explanation, Mr. Martin. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but for those still a little in the dark... I believe Haiku is a Japanese form of poetry based on certain rules usually incorporating a seasonal reference, precise rhythmic syllable counts, and an abrupt change in direction combining seemingly disparate points but with clever or cryptic meaning. Obviously this presents problems in English translation. I believe proponents after WWII felt the English language was best used in a 5 7 5 formula using punctuation to accentuate breaks and with the first and third lines having end rhymes. Now it seems it's gone the direction of Jazz. Do I have this about right from a layman's perspective?

Anyway, it should be reiterated that that's eastern time that Louis mentioned and it is the official clock, so those in different time zones beware. If you go over you will be penalized and fined.:)

Ephemeral time...
The gong will sound to dismay;
for those that are late

"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
EntomanApril 1st, 2013, 9:01 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
BTW, Bruce. New rule.... No limericks on Haiku Day. Even unfinished ones! Limericks have the whole year :):)LOL

Limericks cause smiles -
ephemeral is Haiku.
To each their own time.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
Jmd123April 1st, 2013, 9:10 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2379
Since I have yet to hit the streams, more warmwater references herewith:

Largemouth bass so fat
still sluggish from cold winter
take a poke at it.

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
EntomanApril 1st, 2013, 9:38 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Rising Sun angle;

would Gordon use Tenkara?

Large trutta breaks free.
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
CaseyPApril 1st, 2013, 9:51 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
Spring is in the air;
Harper homers, the Nats win.
Now to go fishing.

there! fixed it.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
EntomanApril 1st, 2013, 10:09 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
Lamentations West;
pitchers duel till one goes deep.
The year may be long.

If you can go more than 7 in the middle, so can I. :)

"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
TroutnutApril 1st, 2013, 10:16 pm
Administrator
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2543
Yikes... what have I done?
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
EntomanApril 1st, 2013, 10:21 pm
Northern CA & ID

Posts: 2604
:):)LOL Relax, Jason. You can take the visual earplugs out in less than 2 hours...LOL
"It's not that I find fishing so important, it's just that I find all other endeavors of Man equally unimportant... And not nearly as much fun!" Robert Traver, Anatomy of a Fisherman
Jmd123April 1st, 2013, 10:44 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2379
Redwings fail to play
well enough to please us fans
We need more goals guys!!!

;oD

Jonathon

P.S. Michigan has won
a place in the Final Four
Hail to the Victors...!
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
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