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TroutnutJuly 21st, 2007, 11:24 pm
Bellevue, WA

Posts: 2737
The idea recently came up in another topic that we should highlight the best discussions we've had here, so that it's easier for newcomers to find them. Nominate your favorites in the replies here and I'll add the most popular ones to the list in this post.

I know some people (myself included) would find reason to nominate at least half the discussions on here, but there wouldn't be much point making this list then, because people could just as easily browse the whole collection. So let's keep this to the top 5-10%, judged on the basis of the entire discussion (if there's just a single quote you really like, that goes in the other 'Best of' topic).

The List

Up to you guys. Let's get some nominations!
Jason Neuswanger, Ph.D.
Troutnut and salmonid ecologist
Shawnny3July 22nd, 2007, 5:15 am
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
"And Then I Hooked the Friggin' Bat" has been a surprisingly great thread. I wet myself several times reading the stories in that one.

I have other favorites, but I'll leave it at that one for now.

Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
GONZOJuly 22nd, 2007, 12:25 pm
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
Don't miss "Advice for Taking Little Kids Flyfishing" (in the general section). It's mostly helpful and supportive advice, but Shawn's account of parental frustration in the eighth post is a truly hilarious slice of life.

For those few whose tastes run to linguistic and lyrical perversions, you might want to check out "latin names of bugs" and "Mutillidae" (also in the general section). Though these threads have little to do with fishing, you'll find Louis, Roger, Casey, Shawn, et al. at their quizzical best. (Actually, I hesitate to mention "Mutillidae" because I'm afraid I'm at my worst--committing my infamous "haiku snafu."
Shawnny3July 24th, 2007, 11:34 am
Pleasant Gap, PA

Posts: 1197
I thought this thread would take off a little faster. Here are my other favorites:

"Fishing and patience" (this was started from another good thread, I think)
"Must have fly's" [sic] (a great thread for beginning tiers, along with "Learning to tie" )
"Fishing nymphs, then emergers, then low duns, then high duns"


P.S. I also like the "Taking Kids Flyfishing" thread, but for selfish reasons - I think the picture I posted of my son with his first fish is my favorite photo ever.
Jewelry-Quality Artistic Salmon Flies, by Shawn Davis
FalsiflyJuly 25th, 2007, 1:33 pm
Hayward, WI.

Posts: 661
"Mutillidae" gets my vote.

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."
WiflyfisherJuly 25th, 2007, 4:33 pm

Posts: 663
Hey, it's nice to have some upper Midwest support. I was beginning to feel over run by all the PA guys! :)

John S.
GONZOJuly 25th, 2007, 4:45 pm
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
John, I'll let you in on a little secret: none of us are really from PA. We're actually all sitting near a Midwestern gem of a stream where the fishing's really good, posting on our laptops, wearing our cheeseheads, drinking good Midwestern beer, and laughing our a---s off! We figure that if we can convince enough people that there's still a trout or two living in PA, they'll all forget about our favorite Midwestern streams and flock to Pressured America (PA). Well, to be honest, there is one trout living in PA--but his jaw is getting pretty sore after having been caught about a billion times! :)
WiflyfisherJuly 25th, 2007, 4:57 pm

Posts: 663
Geez, that sounds very familiar!! (But it's sipping red wine, not gulping a beer. Beer was last week.)
John S.
GONZOJuly 25th, 2007, 10:29 pm
Site Editor
"Bear Swamp," PA

Posts: 1681
Sorry, John, I guess my Midwestern gang is a bit more low-brow than yours. (Hey, I notice you didn't deny wearing the cheesehead.) :)
MartinlfJanuary 14th, 2013, 6:35 pm
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3233
Jason had a good idea with this one; I'm bumping this thread up to see if some of the newer guys have some favorite threads of their own. One of the threads is the cause for the infamous "no haiku rule."
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
CaseyPNovember 3rd, 2013, 11:27 pm
Arlington, VA/ Mercersburg, PA

Posts: 653
at odd moments lately i've wondered what ever happened to Mr. and Mrs. Leakywaders. when i posted on the Practice Rod Yarn thread today, their story popped up in a list below my post.

enjoy! it really is a classic.
"You can observe a lot by watching." Yogi Berra
ChiquisJuly 11th, 2016, 1:37 pm
San Diego

Posts: 5
Im agree with you! Great topic!

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