Opinions of others?

Red Shed

"junkyard spey"
#16
You can come to the Clearwater Spey Gathering at the end of Sept and no one will give a shit how you're dressed. Every day is casual Friday at the Red Shed. In the winter it's a prison gray T-shirt and sweat pants, in the summer it's a prison gray T-shirt and cut off sweat pants. It's about fishing two handed rods and Steelhead, not what you're wearing.
 
#17
You can come to the Clearwater Spey Gathering at the end of Sept and no one will give a shit how you're dressed. Every day is casual Friday at the Red Shed. In the winter it's a prison gray T-shirt and sweat pants, in the summer it's a prison gray T-shirt and cut off sweat pants. It's about fishing two handed rods and Steelhead, not what you're wearing.
I sure hope you can't see the pockets hanging out of those cut-offs!
 

DLoop

Creating memories one cast at a time
#18
You can come to the Clearwater Spey Gathering at the end of Sept and no one will give a shit how you're dressed...
Well, there was that one burly guy last summer on the Clearwater who was wearing a white thong while speycasting. I'm sorry, but that is going to get some looks no matter how hard you try not to.
 

JS

Active Member
#19
Well, there was that one burly guy last summer on the Clearwater who was wearing a white thong while speycasting.
YES!!!!!!!! Stealing that idea from him. I will get a nice yellow bannana hammock.......and wear it only while fishing with you nate.....muhahahaha
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#20
Well, there was that one burly guy last summer on the Clearwater who was wearing a white thong while speycasting. I'm sorry, but that is going to get some looks no matter how hard you try not to.
That is why bitterroot chases land locked trout and does not swing for steelhead. Unfortunately he's been seen sporting:
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Gross, just gross.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#22
That is an acutal photo of Bitterroot and that is what he rolled out of his tent with on a fishing trip. The gang around the morning campfire were shocked, horrified and embarassed. Bitterroot said "I don't give two shits about what you guys think. I'm from Montana and I do it my way." I'm still freaked out.
 

DLoop

Creating memories one cast at a time
#23
This is so wrong. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong.

Poppy, just think how you are going to have to expand your apparel section if this catches on
 

Bob Jones

Still truckless now farther away
#24
Which clinic did you go to? was it up here in the Puget Sound area? Other wise did you learn anything? was the teacher helpful? I apologize for they're rude behavior, I know I'm not responsible for their actions but I've been treated very well and we greet everyone who shows up that we aren't familiar with. To us the fact that you need to learn is the primary thing and That's where the teaching is aimed. I don't teach and you wouldn't want to learn from me but I'd be glad to learn along side of you if you can make it up here to our class some time. I am sorry but I don't have any thing marked sage or simms or any of those other stuck up names. If I had to spend that kind of money I wouldn't be able to fish and I couldn't stand that. Let us know if you can make it and check if I'm going to be here.
 
#27
You hit a nerve with your post. While I appreciate the value of quality in the equipment we use, (Simms, Patagonia, Orvis, Sage, Loomis, to name a few). I'm appalled at the marketing of the concept that you are a better outdoorsman if you look like some English foop dressed in tweeds fishing the Spey. My revenge was a duck hunting trip where one of the guys was dressed in perfectly new, right out of the box, Orvis duck hunting garb with a beautiful engraved over-and-under. On the other hand, the rest of us were wearing abused Remington-Browning mud covered camo gear and tape covered pump shot guns. If you think you felt-out-of-place, symathise with this guy. He stood out like a sore thumb.

I do not mean to diminish the quality of Orvis, or others who manafaciture quality gear, but don't let those
marketing A-H's diminish your outdoor experiences. Whether it's fly fishing, hunting or skiing, it's 90% your skill and (maybe) 10% the gear.
 
#28
Have you seen a trout bum lately? It won’t matter what you have on if you cast well and have confidence in your self. If you at a casting clinic because you need help learning to cast and feel weird about that you can always contact someone for private instruction. I have to say that was the best 100$ I have spent in the last year. If those guys want to be distant let them it shows there true charterer and you don’t want to fish with someone like that.:)
 
#30
It doesn't matter what others think, if they don't like you for who you are, you probably have no use for them or their opinions. I will say this, I'm tired of hearing the expensive gear bash/class warfare bit. I appreciate nice gear and am willing to save to buy it...and yes an expensive Simms jacket, boots or waders, may mean more fish. If you're cold, tired, wet and miserable, you're probably not going to fish very long. The point is buy what you want and feel the best value to YOU IS. Really, Just because you wear a pair of Stearns Chest Waders and know how to fish, doesn't mean it's okay to look down your nose at the Pataguchi Guy...If you do, you're no better than how YOU Think he is!

The labels don't define you, so don't allow it to define others.

I can't believe I just responded to this thread...in the words of Rodney King...."Can't we all just get along!" That was Rodney wasn't it?

James.