5 Stages

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by David Dalan, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    So I'vee seen this before, but what do you think? What stage are you. I think I wander between stages at times. Just posting because I think its interesting fodder for conversation. Feel free to argue about beads as well.

    5 Stages of fishing...

    Stage 1: I just want to catch a fish!
    Stage 2: I want to catch a lot of fish!
    Stage 3: I want to catch big fish.
    Stage 4: I’m just happy to be out fishing.
    Stage 5: I want to pass on my knowledge and passion for fishing.
     
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    psycho Active Member

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    At my age I have done them all. I am now back at #1.:D
     
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    Billy McFly Active Member

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    I have to get better at stage 1 before I can think about stage 2 :)
     
  4. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    Without TRYING to sound like an egotistical prick, stage 5.

    I have more fun rowing the boat, choosing the right gear, and pointing out good water than fishing myself. Mostly fish with my fiancé or my friend Duane and I think they appreciate the effort I put in to help them find some fish.

    Linda's first steelhead and the smile says it all. My cousins holding those fish. Their first steelhead, also. Duane's done it before but only gets out maybe 3 times a year.

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  5. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I don't think you sound like a prick at all. I'm certainly stage 4-5-ish. I had more fun with the kids showing them how to whack stocker trout this spring then I did catching steelhead last winter. Hearing them squeal with joy is pure bliss.
     
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  6. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    With Linda and Duane, we strictly flyfish for trout on rivers and lakes. Steelhead, we toss gear. Both would rather flyfish trout than fish hardware for steelhead. But, flyfishing for steelhead is out of the question, according to them, because they're not out enough to become proficient at it.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I'm stuck at #4. I don't fish with anybody so I don't give out all I know(which isn't much).

    Flies all the way.
     
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    chadk Be the guide...

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    BS Jim - before you moved, you were solidly in 4 [edit - meant to say 5... duh]. I know, because I benefited from it more than once, as have others I know.

    I can be any one of the 1-5 depending on the day. But lately, I'm in 6. Taking a break from fishing (with some exceptions) and doing some hunting. Archery deer is my next step.
     
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    Stage 6; I have past on everything I know which took about two and a half minutes talking to mumbles.
     
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    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Solid 4........catching fish is great but I also really enjoy being on the water surrounded by nature.
     
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    Olive bugger Active Member

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    I agree with Skysoldier. Just being out there is a treat, A fish is nice,
    but everything else around me is foremost.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    You know me, don't you. I really only fish alone unless there is somebody with me.

    Long time no hear from you. You still have that map and vise I gave you.
     
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    Depends on my "frame of mind".

    As I get older, I become more and more aware of how generous I can be, and how selfish I can be... all at the same time.
     
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    g_smolt Recreational User

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    the missing stage is 3a, to wit - Difficult fish (or condition, or situation, or presentation).

    I would also make a case for the next stage being "Catch a lot of big, difficult fish by making them do what you want"...and that's where I am stuck.
     
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    generic Active Member

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    Nothing wrong with that statement.

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