New Fly Fishing Fad!!!

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Rob Allen, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Rob Allen Active Member

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    I have never been a trend setter, in fact i have always found trends to be quite disgusting. In particular I find disgusting the intentional revelry in base living.. first it was cheap beer HA yeah it's soooooo much cheaper than good beer :rolleyes: , then it was the trucker cap.... I am wearing it cause it's dorky that makes it cool yeah right.....:rolleyes:

    But now following that same line of thinking I present to you the fly fishing fad of 2014.. No longer do you need names like patagonia... or simms of cloud veil forget 500 dollar wading jackets..

    without further adieu I give you.......


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  2. Red Arch Active Member

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    I think even the dead chum would leave once they saw that!
  3. Kyle Smith Active Member

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    I've been wearing cutoff "jorts" wet wading in the summer the last couple of years. Turns shitty old jeans into a free pair of shorts, and it makes me feel like I'm 10 again. My adaptation of low-brow hipster style to fly fishing. Mountain hikes still involve the quick-dry nylon shorts, no need for permanent chafe damage.
  4. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    They are also popular with school crossing guards
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  5. Whitey Active Member

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    Put a Patagonia sticker on it.


    Retro cool. Your welcome
  6. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I had a bright blue one just like that. Wore it all over the place. It kept me dry just as long as I wore a sweat shirt under it. If I didn't it would be like it was raining under it. You could work up a sweat under it.
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  7. yellowlab03 Member

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    Only if you cut them so short that the pockets show.
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  8. Chris Bellows The Thought Train

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    here's a matching hat...

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  9. rustybee Member

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    Oh my! Your styling now! :D
  10. Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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  11. sportsman Active Member

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    When it's raining Jellyfish [ Purse Seining ] you can't find a better hat! Out of your eyes and the back of your neck. Only real men wore that style of Helly Hansen, none of that wimpy rain coat with a built in hood.... I always wore the hood!
  12. David Loy Senior Moment

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    Laugh all you want about the Sou'wester. I learned to love them (Purse Seining) and still keep one handy, 40 years later.
    We'd usually reverse the hat AND wear the hood, especially when the jellies were flying.
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  13. Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    I wore one of those the first few years I fish in South East, you haven't seen jellies till you've been there.
  14. Chris Bellows The Thought Train

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    when i'm flyfishing in a jellyfish storm i'll make sure to wear one.
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  15. GAT Active Member

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    The price would triple.....

    then Costco would start selling them at half the price...
  16. Greg Armstrong Active Member

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    Skiffman - the cure all office job, off the back deck, out from under the power block anti-dote to the falling jelly in the face issue.
    I still wore one of those hats though. Rumor has it that it rains in Southeast...
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  17. yellowlab03 Member

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    You guys should look into those full body condoms from Naked Gun, that is the only way to stay dry.
  18. Flyborg Active Member

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    Plenty of room for my bobbers in those things.
  19. 9iron Member

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    I've seen surf fishers in San Francisco wearing these on the beach. They weren't wearing anything BUT these, unfortunately. I didn't stick around to see what they were fishing for (I think they may have been trolling) and I darned sure didn't go see what kind of rod they were using.
  20. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Back by popular demand... and particularly chic with skinny jeans.
    or... if you want to stay old school