Puffy Jackets and Flat brimmed hats

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by John Hicks, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Kevin J. Burnham Active Member

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    Relax guy's it's starting to change back. I hear my boy's and their buddies make fun of dudes wearing pants around the ankles and flat hat brims shit hanging out the face and even tats. I get a big smile !! We were in Hollywood last summer and Lemmy comes out of the Rainbow. My boys almost knocked me over to get to the camera !!! It's all good !!!!
  2. wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    Lemmy from Motorhead?
    Is there any other Lemmy?
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  3. golfman65 Guest

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    Since this started and was probably directed at me...I've read through most of this and I guess it shouldn't surprise me that most don't get it...It's not what your wearing it's how who's wearing it acts on the river...

    I'm not sure if your pissed because it describes your attitude out there and are deflecting it or if you just don't understand?

    Age and style have nothing to do with etiquette on a river...Been low holed by young and old...problem is the pretend gangster little rich white boy who comes stomping down to the river and abuses the fish and other fisherman with a complete lack or concern over said etiquette.. Not a clue about anything but his own pretense that because he has a fly or spey rod, he is above everyone else...

    That sense of entitlement is what really gets me...Does it surprise me? No I've seen a lot of fucked up parents raise fucked up kids....but if you think your rod or gear gives you some special privilege then you are what you deserve to be....

    Sorry, I'll move on...
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  4. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I don't think anybody's pissed off because of what you started. This turned out to be quite interesting. I get a big grin over what some people wrote.

    Where I live and fish I never get low holed or have to put up with shit where I fish. I very seldom see any more that five people in a 15 mile stretch of skinny water. If somebody showed up and started fishing where I was, I would just pack up and leave. There's plenty of water in Montana to throw a line.
  5. Jeremy King New Member

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    when all else fails fish naked [IMG]
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  6. Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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  7. Josh dead in the water

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    Assholes are assholes, doesn't matter what kind of rod they have. On the river I've met: baitchucking redneck entitled assholes, "River runs through it" entitled assholes, crazy foreign "whats ESA? we kill everything we catch" entitled assholes, and yes "pretend gangster little rich white boy" entitled assholes.

    But focusing in on one version over another, that's a "you" thing. We all got people we get along with better or worse. But I will tell you that it's silly to single out one type of asshole as being somehow more asshole-y than the rest.

    They all suck equally. Doesn't matter what style of hat they are wearing.
  8. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Posting my hat photos tomorrow ;)
  9. Drifter Active Member

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    To the OP - I think you might need to look at where your living and fishing. even if your living on the east side you still have a city and surrounding area of some 7 million people!

    Hell, I compare that with Portland and Vancouver area of about 1 1/2
    million and a whole west coast of Oregon (Salem, Roseberg, Eugene and so on) that probably doesn't add up to 7 million and ask what the hell do you expect?

    I looked into the Frazer river area in BC to get the hell out of Portland but it seems all the retirees from Seattle already sky rocketed the land prices let alone just trying to find a trailer or prefab home at a decent price.
    do you think the fishing is good around L.A. because that's what I call the Seattle area.

    Sure we would all love everyone to have perfect river etiquette but what is the reality? If you want the river by yourself or perfect etiquette - move. If you live anywhere close to an area with 7 million people - deal with it! One fishermans etiquette may not be anothers so please explain what is your etiquette so we can email the 7 million people and tell them how "you" want them to act while your fishing. How much water do you need below you that no one should ever fish anywhere close to you? how many people need to be on the river that day before "YOU" decide to give a "little" for the masses, or is that to much to ask?

    I would suggest you buy Cady lake before some out of state money does and close it off for yourself than you wont have to bother with another fisherman ever again.
  10. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Its been a toss up between this site and a photography website as to has the most Whiny Peeholes, so far thank goodness this site is in second :)
  11. jersey livin' the dream

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    from a post starting with pissed off guy due to bad water manors to a history of clothing retailers, a coupla of good writers, phobic concoctions, Beaver logos, motorhead, and storage costs...

    truly entertaining

    BTW Old Man, you F**! rock, dont let the bastards keep you down. As if they could
  12. Porter Active Member

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    don't wear em!

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  13. Porter Active Member

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    And don't forget these from the early 70's I believe (?) .... They never took off in general public, geez wonder why?

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  14. The Dude Member

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    Flat billers............The pains people go too, to achive a percived state of cool.. Here and I wear the same clothes everyday. Carhartts and Carhartts and wait for it....... Carharrtts again..
    Many years ago I wondered why my grandfather always wore the same plain work uniform style clothes. Now I seem to be doing the same. Must mean something....
  15. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Nothing gets me down. I come here for the laughs, and there are plenty of them here.

    I go fishing every once in while. Just about every other day. I don't stay on the river long. To many aches and pains.But really waiting for it to warm up a bit. I like it to be warm and feel the sun on my back. It's coming.
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  16. dfl Active Member

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    Old Man, I want to thank you for explaining something I couldn't figure out, why so many young men wear their caps backwards.
  17. sopflyfisher Active Member

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    Alright, i didn't read all of this but I'll chime in. Puffy coats are ok as they have function. Unless of course accompanied by a go pro. Then a flat billed hat is necessary, and a flat billed hat is stupid always as a rule. Why don't u leave the price tag on it cause u are so fresh? Are u hood? Or perhaps u just like uncomfortable hats? I don't know. Yet i will make fun of u cause that's how i express myself. Just as your suburban parents who let u run amuck with your gangsta jeans and retarded hat let u be free to express yourself. Dad probably should have beat your spoiled ass but he was too busy working and taking sensitivity training at work. So there u have it. Puffy coat gets a pass if worn for function, stupid hat is like playground target. Am i judgmental, yes. Why? well how can u not be, and i was sick (really i was out fishing) the day they taught that demasculating crap they call diversity or sensitivity training. Guess i really missed out. Now grab that damn flat brimmer and go fish. Perhaps i will start a service and offer my unvarnished opinions on other stuff if anyone is interested. We can call it honest feedback.com. Next week i will give honest feedback of dudes who wear ultimate fighting gear and look like they have never seen the inside of a gym nor have ever been popped in the chops. Here's to u sir, guy who tries to intimidate me with your shirt, here's to you. So like i say fellas (and ladies too, i don't want to descriminate) if u want honesty just ask. Hell i might even sugar coat that Shit for the flat brim curious crowd. Cause it takes a village to raise a boy, but it takes other dudes to raise a man.
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  18. JS Active Member

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    It is the generalization, G Man, that is what catches in most of our craws. Some of us, and by us I mean Millennials (a group to which I barely belong, as I am the bastard child who falls between Gen X and the Millennials), may represent the appearance of the perpetrators whom you have outed for their unacceptable behavior, but in fact have been in the fly fishing game for a long, long time and know the unwritten codecs of angling, and respect them as law. You said it yourself; you have been lowholed by the young and old alike. I have seen the behavior that you have described from the young and old alike, and I don't see the point in reducing it to a clothing issue. It is bigger than that. The entitlement issue is not one that is strictly tied to the youth in this sport. I have seen a wide age range of individuals whom act in this manor. I am not trying to perpetuate this discussion, nor am I sticking up for any snot nosed brat that you may have run into that wore a certain garment and carried a piss poor attitude. I am simply explaining why some of "us" don't care for the generalization.

    *I would like to qualify that, "a long, long time" is with respect to my total number of years on this earth. I am almost thirty, and I have been fly fishing since the age of 8 or so; that is "a long, long time" to me. It may not be, "a long, long time" to you, because you are older. It is all relative.
  19. sopflyfisher Active Member

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    Don't trust him golf. Check out his avatar. Hard to tell but by scaling with my calipers i would say his hat falls short of the required curve to be acceptable. (sorry js i couldn't resist no hard feeling) I'm sure u are all good.
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  20. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    sopflyfisher. Can't you spell you. It's not very hard. Just two more letters. Yo. I'm not really the word police but most people here can spell or use the spell checker.