I think we could all learn to fish better by watching this bird

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Trapper Badovinac, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Trapper Badovinac

    Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2013
    Messages:
    520
    Likes Received:
    763
    Location:
    Helena, Montana
    Home Page:
    This video is a couple of years old, but it's pretty amazing to me just how smart some critters are:



    I think we could learn a few things from this bird.

    Trapper
     
  2. underachiever

    underachiever !

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2012
    Messages:
    943
    Media:
    5
    Likes Received:
    674
    Location:
    suburban hell
    Bait chucker. Not to mention, I took the video when the damn bird low holed me.
     
    Mountain Man likes this.
  3. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,668
    Likes Received:
    441
    Location:
    Wolf Bay
    No doubt. With a brain the size of (say) an acorn, it's operating at maybe 80% of capacity? 50%? Wish I could operate at 60%. Might not need a rod either.
    "Lured him in with crust of bread..."
    Like most I think, I have no love for crows, but have come to respect them quite a bit. We all know they're smart too but recent research is pretty impressive.
    Thanks for the look.
     
  4. royalcoach

    royalcoach Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2014
    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    107
    Location:
    White Mountains NH/Maine
    Cool vid .... thanks for sharing.
     
  5. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,777
    Likes Received:
    515
    Location:
    Woodinville, WA
    Is the bird smart, or is the fish stupid?

    I guess we could debate that issue for a long time.

    Bottom line is that the fish is dead, and the bird is full.
    The fish will not get more deader, but the bird will get
    hungry again. Hmmmmmmm.
     
  6. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1969
    Messages:
    3,044
    Likes Received:
    272
    Location:
    .
    That is good.
     
  7. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    Messages:
    22,798
    Media:
    29
    Likes Received:
    2,178
    Location:
    In a comfortable chair
    Do you have any idea what your talking about.
     
  8. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,777
    Likes Received:
    515
    Location:
    Woodinville, WA

    Somewhat!

    I did make the assumption that the fish was dead, but after the bird took a bite out of the fish, I presume that is a safe assumption.

    As far as the bird getting hungry again, that is pure conjecture on my part.
     
  9. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,668
    Likes Received:
    441
    Location:
    Wolf Bay
    Sounded like a parable:
    Give a bird a fish and he'll be hungry tomorrow. Teach a bird to fish and he'll be hungry tomorrow, and he won't buy a drift boat.
     
    Seth Tyson, Old Man and Steve Call like this.
  10. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,777
    Likes Received:
    515
    Location:
    Woodinville, WA
    I was with you right up to the drift boat. A bird that wise, will someday, realize that he can cover more water with a drift boat, than fishing from shore. Besides the bigger fish are in the faster runs and only a drift boat will cover them. Catch a bigger fish and feel the pangs of hunger less often.
     
  11. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,668
    Likes Received:
    441
    Location:
    Wolf Bay
    But he needs a bigger pecker to fish out of a boat.
     
  12. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    2,777
    Likes Received:
    515
    Location:
    Woodinville, WA
    That beak looked pretty long to me.
     
  13. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    Messages:
    22,798
    Media:
    29
    Likes Received:
    2,178
    Location:
    In a comfortable chair
    I ain't touching this one.
     
  14. GATOR9

    GATOR9 Hey you guys

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2006
    Messages:
    640
    Likes Received:
    28
    Location:
    Yakima, Wa.
    We went from bait chucker to an acorn size brain to a bigger pecker. I think we just discovered man.
     
  15. Old406Kid

    Old406Kid Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2012
    Messages:
    367
    Likes Received:
    97
    Location:
    Spokane, WA
    Charlie, you're wrong on this one.
    The Part 2 video clearly shows that he drug it up on the rocks, got his camera, took a few hero shots,
    and released it.
     

Share This Page