Steelhead and Bananas

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  1. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    I once took a float with a guy who believed in the curse. Bummer was I didn't find out about it until after we pulled the boat out, and I produced the remainder of my sack lunch.... a crushed banana. His face turned red when he saw it, and he lectured me about bananas. Blamed our near skunking (I got a river sucker on a jig) on the banana I had along. Never asked me along for a float, again, and never even returned any of my calls.

    Those bananas sure do a great job of weeding out the douchebags.:p
     
  2. Steelie Mike

    Steelie Mike Active Member

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    Flyborg bought a bunch of bananas for his anal appetite while on a camping trip this Fall and despite the negative karma he landed nine steelhead his first day out. Now I am superstitious, I still don't touch a baseline on a baseball field and will never bring a banana to or near a river. Is it bullshit, off course it is, but I am not taking no freaking risks.
     
  3. Charlie S

    Charlie S Confrimed Reprobate

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    Banana myth takes off again....what a bunch of baloney!!! LOL

    Now, washing your fishing vest...that's a serious matter!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Proof positive that nymphers eat bananas.:rofl:
     
  5. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Michael Thompson the flavor of BADFISH

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    science folk say eating nanners attract the skeeters.
     
  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Some people are scared of food? Evan, how can I make that dancing banana my avatar?
     
  8. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    I don't care who you are, thats funny!
     
  9. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    I've read the same thing. I think I have even noticed more squeets after eating a banana. Also, most fruit, sweets, or anything that raises your bood sugar level will attract 'em, not just from bananas. Carbon Dioxide attracts them, so try not to exhale.

    The main reason to avoid eating bananas is that growing them requires huge amounts of fertilizer and pesticides. In all of agriculture, bananas are amongst the worst offenders in that regard. Rain forests are replaced with monocultures. These things have to be transported and imported. HUGE carbon footprint.
     
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    I eat bananas to help support the economy of Ecuador, but I'm self conscious about the carbon footprint. I was catching fish and eating bananas long before I learned about the banana superstition, so I'll continue to ignore it.

    Sg
     
  11. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    I don't care how good of friends you are but I wouldn't eat his banana. I wouldn't eat any other guys banana either. I'd take my banana and go to the local bar with the intention of sharing my banana with a worthy opposite sex "fishergal." But, that's just me.

    Or, you could just jump in the boat and share your bananas with each other if that's what you really want to do.
     
  12. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I'll see what I can do for ya
     
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    You can get organic bananas in most grocery stores...
     
  14. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Thanks, Dehlan. I wish I could out here on the beach. Maybe somewhere in Aberdeen, 20 miles from here. I used to find them on Oahu in the late 70's, and when my GF and I took a month long bike tour of the Islands in '81, a local organic grower on the Big Island gave us a bunch of organic apple bananas! What a score that was! (We also had a large avacado fall off a tree and roll across the road in front of us when we were headed out the Hana Highway on Maui!)

    Salmo g's got a point. Now that we've got 'em dependent on banana exports, it would be downright unfair to stifle the market. I just eat 'em and suffer the guilt. :rofl:
     
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    New rule proposal to save the wild steelhead:
    All anglers fishing for steelhead must eat two bananas before each outing and one additional banana each time the angler uses the bathroom or takes a break for food.
     
  16. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    jesus this exact thing happened at the GR this weekend. buddy of mine is chomping on a nanner and I made him throw it the fuck away...

    Dont fark with the juju...you just dont
     

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