you know you're a fly fisherman when....

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by David Prutsman, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    When you feel compelled to reply to a thread asking how you know you're a flyfisherman :rofl:

    When you stand up in the bush rather than squat? :p

    LB
     
  2. NorthernExposure

    NorthernExposure not bad for a yankee

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    - you work at a fly shop for 8.50 an hr when you could have gotten a job doing construction for 3 times that

    -you've written papers for school on fishing, and more thoroughly researched them than all of your academic career combined

    -you write letters to government officials, not about insane taxes, or reckless spending, but for fish

    -the ceiling of your car is covered in flies

    -your girlfriend knows what a steelhead is, and understands that sometimes steelhead are more important

    -there have been points in your life where during sex, you've thought about fishing, and wondered if maybe you'd rather be fishing
     
  3. Northlake27

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    When you bring your wife and firstborn home from the hospital and then leave to go fishing.
    Did that, 30 yrs ago and the wife is still pissed.
     
  4. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    Ouch!......that's a bit more than I could or would want to do. Did you catch anything that day besides sh*t from your wife?
     
  5. Phil Fravel

    Phil Fravel Friendly

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    When your kids who are too young to fish own fly rods
     
  6. tythetier

    tythetier Fish Slayer

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    -When your wife bends over while wearing her wadders and you think that her A$$ looks good in neoprene

    -When you take the PC descktop picture of you and your wife and replace it with one of your favorite stretch of water (I was cross eyed in the picture any ways)
     
  7. David Prutsman

    David Prutsman All men are equal before fish

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    When you said "last cast" and hour and a half ago!
     
  8. In_too_deep

    In_too_deep Member

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    When you have a rod in every line weight from 2 to 14. Then you build a second identical rod just to "have a backup".
     
  9. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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  10. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    "When you drive up the Queets road on Christmas morning and no one else is there- not on the entire 13 mile drive to the campground at Sam's Creek, and you fish all day alone, and you make a little fire that evening and have dinner alone "

    This post if fun for the most part, and I can relate to many, but this one just doens't seem right. Bob, for all you do for us on this site and on the rivers - we would be happy to save a spot for you at the table our small family Chrsitmas day dinner. What do you like - turkey, ham, roast beast??
     
  11. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    "When you bring your wife and firstborn home from the hospital and then leave to go fishing.
    Did that, 30 yrs ago and the wife is still pissed."

    What is this thread about? "You know you are a moron when?"

    ;)
     
  12. Jay Allyn

    Jay Allyn The Poor-Student Fly Fisher

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    When you are a metalhead (in a music sense, not fish) and in a metal band and people laugh at you when you say you are going flyfishing before the show.

    When you pick up a dead phesant along the road to keep the feathers.

    When your mom yells at you because there are pices of pink marabou floating around the house, down staris from the fly tying bench.

    When you write your college admissions essay on fly fishing.

    When you wake up wide awake at 5 am to go fishing, but sleep in and miss first period on a school day.


    Ok so maybe those are just me.
     
  13. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    On December 25th you are just happy to be with family because tomorrow your out the door fly-fishing with some new stuff.

    ChadK...nice offer....but what the heck is roast beast? (JK)
     
  14. serenity now

    serenity now Steel before trout Dry before wet

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    :mad: all your ball caps have hook holes in the back/front

    you know.. when you are so happy your buddy catches a metalhead but upset when he hooks his forth and you have yet hook one
     
  15. Hoglipstick

    Hoglipstick tailing looped

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    You build a resort that caters mostly to fly fishermen/women, just so you can literally eat, breath, work, and sometimes sleep flyfishing.

    That, while researching your resort, you make some concessions on traffic count, business profile, and cost of real estate just so you can put your resort within a double haul of your favorite water.

    When you are helping your little boy with his homework, you use fly fishing problems like; If you tie a 70' running line to a 20' shooting head, how long is your fly line? Just so he will grow up a flyfisherman too, and be able to row for you when you get to old to row for him.

    When stuck in rush hour traffic, you go to your happy place to keep your sanity, and then have to explain to your wife that the reason why you were an hour late getting home was because you pulled out of traffic and went to the fly shop to calm down and recoup, before finishing the drive.
     
  16. MrP

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    When you get your rod jerked a lot.
     
  17. Jason Decker

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    my 13month old son owns a sweet Winston BIIx that I bought and registered with his name (for the lifetime warranty of original owner)
     
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    when you give up sex to go fishing with a fishing buddy you havent seen in 6 months.
     
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    Your'e willing to steelhead in 25 degree temps without a flask no less!!!
     
  20. hikepat

    hikepat Patrick

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    When you convince your Grandma and Brother to do X-Mas on Saturday instead of Sunday so you can fish on empty rivers on Sunday for a few hours. When you did the same thing for Thankgiving as well.
     

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