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

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by DLoop, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. DLoop

    DLoop Creating memories one cast at a time

    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

    troutman101 Member

    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

    Is harder than keeping three marriages together.

    Matt Burke
  4. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    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(

  5. spanishfly

    spanishfly Steelberg

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

    Jay Allyn The Poor-Student Fly Fisher

    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

    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

    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!

    "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.
  10. willieboat

    willieboat Member

    Congratulations to your friend!
    Catching a steelhead on a fly is harder than resealing the hymen!
  11. Luv2flyfish

    Luv2flyfish Another Flyfisherman

    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

    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.

  13. Backyard

    Backyard SANCHO!

    haha mike, that is a good one.. :thumb
  14. dheike

    dheike New Member

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

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

  15. Bright Rivers

    Bright Rivers Member

    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

    LOL! That is impossible.

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

    Stephen Rice Senior Member

    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

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