Liars! Who do you trust?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by G-spot4u, Sep 27, 2013.

  1. G-spot4u Active Member

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  2. G-spot4u Active Member

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  3. Skyler Evans Active Member

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    I use this im in aviaton in the Army so i trust the forecast that they give to pilots more than anything else.
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  4. Mark Walker Active Member

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    Who needs a meteorologist.
    For accurate, on the spot weather. I use a stone suspended from a cord outside my kitchen window.
    Some examples of the instructions for the weather stone include:
    • If the rock is wet, it's raining.
    • If the rock is swinging, the wind is blowing.
    • If the rock casts a shadow, the sun is shining.
    • If the rock does not cast a shadow and is not wet, the sky is cloudy.
    • If the rock is not visible, it is foggy.
    • If the rock is white, it is snowing.
    • If the rock is coated with ice, there is a frost.
    • If the ice is thick, it's a heavy frost.
    • If the rock is bouncing, there is an earthquake.
    • If the rock is under water, there is a flood.
    • If the rock is warm, it is sunny.
    • If the rock is missing, there was a tornado.
    • If the rock is wet and swinging violently, there is a hurricane.
    • If the rock has white splats on it, watch out for birds.
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  5. Paul Potter Member

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  6. David Loy Senior Moment

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    On a similar vein, sometimes I think about the poor weatherman in San Diego.
    "OK, well it'll be 79 degrees and sunny today, again." And again, and again, and again. Year round I think it's 74 to 84 and sunny. An idiot could bat a high percentage there.
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  7. Brett Angel Member

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  8. tythetier Fish Slayer

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    I think its funny how a bunch of FISHERMEN!!! Some of the biggest liars on the planet are giving weathermen shit. hahahaha!!!!
  9. David Loy Senior Moment

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    When I camped and hiked more, I used to keep a "plan B" option in mind, for when the last minute forecast was rain at "plan A". I'd often aim for somewhere on the East side of the Olympics directly opposite the jet stream or storm track direction. It's a good tactic to keep in mind. I've had some successful dry weekends when it was raining everywhere else in Western Wa.
  10. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    I miss Harry Wappler.
  11. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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  12. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I only believe half of what they tell me. And I discount the rest.

    All summer long they told us it was going to be warm.....................and it was.
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  13. Kaiserman content

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    Geez... Next thing you know, they're going to tell us it'll be cold this winter!
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  14. Fishee Member

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    I trust no one when it comes to weather. The weather we have here are so...EMO. I do trust the radio once I'm in the water. and I'll decided if I want to be in that water when I'm at the launch. Always think of safety and consequences.
  15. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    This is not "prediction." The weather stone just displays what is going on in real time. Predictive accuracy is what we're searching for here.

    But thanks for the idea of how I might be able to market my beach agate collection.:D

  16. Mark Walker Active Member

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    Indeed and corrected.
  17. jessejames Flyslinger

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    I had an acquaintance who was the Feds head meteorologist for the Spokane WA area. His forecast one early winter day was for "partly cloudy and cold" It snowed hard that night and a mutual friend called him at 6 am and said "Hey Bob, you want to come over and shovel this 6" of partly cloudy off my driveway"
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  18. Irafly Active Member

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    When I first opened this thread up, I thought it was about fisherman myself, only seemed logical.
  19. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I don't even remember the last time I cancelled a trip because of the forecast. That includes fishing the OP in winter. But I strongly second Weather Underground. It was the best tool for predicting when I could cut/rake/bale hay in a tight weather window.

    Haying REALLY does depend on weather.

    But fishing? Ha! :D
  20. Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    When I need a forecast, I look out the window. Quick, easy, and accurate... But alas, I fish, too:D
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