Mathematical formula for number of fly rods needed...

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  1. Dan Reynolds

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    Actually, there is a mathematical formula developed in research labs south of the border to determine how many rods you actually need.

    RYO + 1 = RYN

    Where RYO = Rods You Own and RYN = Rods You Need



    Found this on the web and got a chuckle. I can show my wife "mathematically" just why...although she never knows RYO for sure.
     
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    Here show the wife this one.........

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  3. Dan Reynolds

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    Love it Porter...I think my wife would see the math and go, "huh"?
     
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    What I have suspected for years has now been proved mathematically
     
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    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    And the reward for greatest thread-jack ever goes to Porter!
     
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    Every time I get hassled about fly rods:

    Why do golfers need 14 clubs?

    How many sets of golf clubs do you own?
     
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    Guys, haven't you simply explained that most of those rods aren't yours, you're simply storing them for friends with less understanding wives?
     
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    A = "You should spend some quality time with just you & your daughter"
    B = I want to spend more time fishing

    So,

    A + B = C

    C = daughter's 'little starter rod' aka the 3 wt I always wanted.

    And:

    A = "Dad, I want to go salmon fishing with you"
    B = "Hun, the kid needs a bigger rod for salmon fishing"

    So,

    A + B = C

    C = I can't believe I'm finally getting a 2 hander!
     
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    Damn....can't believe you guys need math to explain something so intuitive as the reason to buy more rods. Are you sure you went to grade school?
     
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    I must disagree with the formula posted by the OP. The problem is that the factor "RYO" is ALWAYS less than "RYN" no matter how many rods are added.
     
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    Trapper Badovinac Author, Writer, Photographer

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    My formula is a bit different.

    I simply count the pairs of shoes in my wife's closet and add 1 rod to that number . . .

    Trapper
     
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  12. DonChilds

    DonChilds Have Spey Will Travel

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    This is realy simple they were 50% off so honey I saved you money what are you complaining about.
     
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    Jim-your problem is that Becky fly fishes, so the formula gets way more complicated, kind of a blending of Porters along with Dans-good thing you are an engineer so you can figure it out! BTW are you back from Florida? Rick
     
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    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    A demonstrable, solid, and repeatable proof! However, I believe we can take this logic further:
    "Idle hands are the devil's workshop"
    Therefore: where time=T, and:
    "time=$, and $=problems ($=P), then;
    T=$. Since it has already been established that $=P. and P=women/trouble are interchangeable, it can be said that: $=P=W/T where W/T=($)-, I postulate that women and monetary black holes are one and the same, sucking up all $ within the range of their event horizon (H).
    T=$; W=$=(H)
    Where there is a finite space available for womens' shoes (s) in a closet,
    W=S=(H)>(s); we now have proof of the cosmic Big Bang, where women try to fit too many shoes into a closet!

    How's that for an historian??:D
     
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    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    Hence, the number of rods one can own is infinite.

    Storage space and financial limitations may apply.
     
  17. Chad Lewis

    Chad Lewis NEVER wonder what to do with your free time

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    Given enough resources (and possibly less women) we may need a bigger planet.
     
  18. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    His rods vs her shoes in the boot household As you can see I have about reached my threshold,whereas she has not. Diminshing returns to scale hit me somewhere between 5 and 6 rods, closest to what- for me- is my hoarder threshold. I have a harder time getting rid of books or music than I do rods. Slide1.JPG
     
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  19. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Why does the plot of her shoes look like a saw? Does she get rid of shoes on a regular basis? My wife sure doesn't.

    K
     
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    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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