Catching a steelhead on a fly is harder than...

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  1. DLoop

    DLoop Creating memories one cast at a time

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    My fishing buddy caught his first steelhead on a fly on Monday. He was excited of course but I don't think he truly understood how special this accomplishment is. So I need your help to get the message across.

    Please complete the following statement with your best examples of how difficult it can be to catch a steelhead this way.

    "Catching a steelhead on a fly is harder than ______________"

    I'll make sure he sees this thread once it's well populated.

    I'll start it off:

    Catching a steelhead on a fly is harder than NOT looking at the bikini-clad women at the beach when you are there with your wife.
     
  2. troutman101

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    Better yet, Catching a steelhead on a fly is NOT harder than...

    Getting laid
    Getting a raise
    Getting out of bed to got to work
    Finding a reliable fishing partner
    Buying a new rod
    Saving money
    Buying a house
    Getting to to river to go fishing
     
  3. Matt Burke

    Matt Burke Active Member

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    Is harder than keeping three marriages together.

    Matt Burke
     
  4. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Damn,Troutman you took all the good ones. I was gonna say it's better that me getting laid. But you already used it.x(

    Jim
     
  5. spanishfly

    spanishfly Steelberg

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    Harder then getting laid for the first time}(
     
  6. Jay Allyn

    Jay Allyn The Poor-Student Fly Fisher

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    If it was harder than that then how come I've caught one already and I'm still working on getting laid?:dunno
     
  7. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Getting laid the first time was easy. Getting laid the last time can be a real killer:rofl


    sorry that was bad
     
  8. nomlasder

    nomlasder Active Member

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    This comes down to devotion, the more time spent getting laid will decrease the opportunity to catch metal with fly, and the converse is true.

    Catching a steelhead on a fly (the first time) is harder than (the second).
     
  9. Backyard

    Backyard SANCHO!

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    "Catching a steelhead on a fly is harder than...______________"


    - trying to get sleds with 8 dudes to not blast through your runs all day.

    - getting people in Forks to get jobs that don't involve killing wild fish.

    - getting WA, state rivers to a fraction of what they were 15 years ago.

    - convincing a gear chucker there is no fish in the stretch of river your fishing.
     
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    Congratulations to your friend!
    Catching a steelhead on a fly is harder than resealing the hymen!
     
  11. Luv2flyfish

    Luv2flyfish Another Flyfisherman

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    Now the guy that mentioned he already caught a steelhead, but is still working on the other....Now that is a young man with his priorities in the right place!

    Go fishing, chase women....Hmmmm? He obviously grabs the fly rod!

    I couldnt think of anything good, but I can say this: I put more work into catching a steelhead on the fly than I ever did in my marriage. And the steelhead was much more rewarding!
     
  12. Mike Etgen

    Mike Etgen Not Quite A Luddite, But Can See One From Here

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    New River Mike

    "...nailing Jello to a tree."

    That's an expression the locals used in my part of the south to describe something that was really, really difficult. Makes a great analogy, I think.

    :7
     
  13. Backyard

    Backyard SANCHO!

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    haha mike, that is a good one.. :thumb
     
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    "Catching a steelhead on a fly is harder than ______________"

    NOT falling down in a river at least two times a year:bawling

    Darrin><>
     
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    Catching a steelhead on a fly is harder than . . .

    1. ever
    2. it looks in the video
    3. catching Big Foot on film
    4. finding Nemo
    5. catching water in a strainer
    6. picking up a 7-10 split
    7. making birdie on #9 at Pebble Beach
    8. passing the bar exam
    9. finding WMDs
    10. winning a 6th consecutive Tour de France (ok, maybe not that hard!)
     
  16. Jay Allyn

    Jay Allyn The Poor-Student Fly Fisher

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    LOL! That is impossible.

    Now, I'm off to the store to buy some Jello....
     
  17. Stephen Rice

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    Catching a Steelhead on a fly is harder than....

    A one legged man in a butt kicking contest.
     
  18. DLoop

    DLoop Creating memories one cast at a time

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    These are great. The creativity of everyone here is endless. I especially like the one about WMD's.
     

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