Mathematical formula for number of fly rods needed...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Dan Reynolds, Mar 23, 2013.

  1. 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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  2. Here show the wife this one.........

  3. Love it Porter...I think my wife would see the math and go, "huh"?
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  4. What I have suspected for years has now been proved mathematically
  5. And the reward for greatest thread-jack ever goes to Porter!
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  6. Every time I get hassled about fly rods:

    Why do golfers need 14 clubs?

    How many sets of golf clubs do you own?
  7. 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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  8. A = "You should spend some quality time with just you & your daughter"
    B = I want to spend more time fishing


    A + B = C

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


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


    A + B = C

    C = I can't believe I'm finally getting a 2 hander!
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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 . . .

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  12. This is realy simple they were 50% off so honey I saved you money what are you complaining about.
  13. 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
  14. 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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  15. Ha ha, i just blew coffee on the laptop. And I have no idea what that was, but it gave me a headache.
  16. Hence, the number of rods one can own is infinite.

    Storage space and financial limitations may apply.
  17. Given enough resources (and possibly less women) we may need a bigger planet.
  18. 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. 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.

  20. Zappos. Free returns.
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