You know you're getting old(er), when...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Kaiserman, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    When you know you used to like to do it, but you don't remember why.
    When folks ask for your SSN & you reply "3."
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  2. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Three cent stamps
  3. Kaiserman content

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    when you can only eat one Krispy Kreme donut.
  4. Lugan Joe Streamer

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    This is actually on my to-buy list for this winter. My days of tying on #18 flies without assistance is over. And my close-up vision went FAST, all in the past year at age 43-44.
  5. Lugan Joe Streamer

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    ...you talk excitedly about the tickets you got for Blue Oyster Cult opening for Jethro Tull at the local indian casino.
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  6. Kaiserman content

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    Dude.... that's get'n up there :p
  7. Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

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    I am reminded of Walter Brennan with every step I take.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
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  8. Andrew Lawrence Active Member

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    1. When you begin to feel pain in your knees whenever you spend time on the river.

    2. When you start getting pissed off and annoyed at the enthusiasm displayed by those younger than yourself.
  9. RoyS Member

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    When you have a Son retiring from a career in the army.
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  10. jeff bandy Make my day

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    1. Getting old; When the girls are old enough to full around but too young for you.
    2. Old; When their mothers are.
    3. Grumpy old man; When your to old to full around.
  11. Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Yeah, that was an exaggeration. For me, it would be tickets to Mudhoney opening for Pearl Jam.
  12. Mark Walker Active Member

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    ...when your mornings are greeted by a row of little plastic boxes that say "Monday", "Tuesday", "Wednesday"...........
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  13. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    When AARP starts sending you mail every week.

    When taking a piss would put out a forest fire or be considered a river tributary.
    Now it is like the weather forecast calling for "light sprinkles or intermittent showers".
  14. jessejames Flyslinger

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    Waaaaaay toooo much information.
    jesse
  15. NCL Member

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    When all those email jokes about getting old apply
  16. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Don't forget "AM/PM" Mark . . .
  17. Mark Walker Active Member

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    The old man's are broken into 4 parts; morning hours, noon hours, evening hours and bedtime. :D
  18. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    You all sound like you are old. You are only as old as you feel. Me on the other hand, I am old. I get out and fish once or twice a week. I stay out about 4 hours. I catch a few fish and I'm happy. I don't wear myself out casting as I know where the fish are. Usually right in front of me.

    I stopped along side of my creek the other day. I got out of my truck and walked over to the bank, about 3 step away. I stuck my arm out over the water and three fish swam away. Another time on the same creek I walked over to a grassy spot to the bank and 5 fish swam away. Some small and some not so small. The vibrations from walking set them off. These are some wary fish. But with the right fly in the right place you will have fun catching. And I'm an old man.
  19. Patrick Gould Active Member

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    Hide behind the truck...
  20. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Damn, Mark . . . that must look like a tackle box, & I thought that mine was big, lol. Getting old has its drawbacks, but man, the memories . . .