A Flyfishing Forum?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by PT, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Davy

    Davy Active Member

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    Well yes, yes it will, but if you trim the corners off the plastic side planer with a hot knife it makes it more areodynamic and cast's better with that 7 or 8 single.Also,, Take the rattle out of the Wiggle Warts simply by drilling a hole in them on your drill press and taking the ball out and refilling with explosive gelatin and resealing with wax.This makes for higher fish counts as long as you remember to have your fishing partner string the net across and down from you in the river, and,,,,,, now this this is critical Zen, BEFORE you make the cast.
     
  2. kodiaksalmon

    kodiaksalmon Jeff B.

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    I have to respectfully disagree with the notion of everything being fly fishing related, and that it all fits under the fishing umbrella. How would KBB and the Boise State game be FR? (And they were labled SFR and NFR.) My life is fishing and hunting as well, but I'm not going to post here about wether or not I should use synthetic oil in my truck so as to allow me to drive further between oil changes, allowing me more time on the water. That's a huge stretch, but it'd fit perfectly in an OTT forum. NFR is NFR IMO.

    Jeff
     
  3. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    I guess I underestimated your skill level. Impressive :rofl:
     
  4. Mulligan

    Mulligan Stephen Mull

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    See, I dig the banter that was created by this (often off topic) bickering (see Davy and Zen). I do see the relevance of the Boise State game and other NFR topics: they are topics that many fisher-people care about. Fisher-people are a down ass group of people that generally have fun, well-rounded lives and this forum should reflect that--the catching of fish (or how they catch fish) is not what makes these forums enjoyable, though it is a key part of it.
     
  5. kodiaksalmon

    kodiaksalmon Jeff B.

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    I agree they're relevant, but I don't see them as FR. I care about the Notre Dame game (there's always next year) but I can't make the arguement it's FR, so I didn't post anything about it in the "Fly Fishing Forum." :)

    Jeff
     
  6. Kalm

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    I subscribe to and appreciate the "on-line community" notion. I'm also somewhat libertarian in my views of opinions, rules, and ultimately, censorship.

    I was initially attracted to this site for fishing, but really came to appreciate the colorful perosonalities and writing skills of various members (Bright Rivers, Chadk, Kent, Lawless, Jesse James to name few). I participated in all types of discussions but enjoyed the political discussions the most. I'm opinionated, enjoy reading other people's opinions and never take anyone including myself very seriously.

    But not everyone is comfortable with or sometimes stable enough to discuss politics. In any event, Chris obviously wasn't happy with the direction things were going. So when Chris eliminated the politics forum and installed the new NFR rules, my participation went way down, and I eventually found another political forum to fill the void (which btw, is a seperate forum on a college athletics website which also initially had nothing to do with politics - supporting the idea of seperate boards for NFR or politicall threads.) But I don't think Chris intended for that to mean all NFR topics.

    I'm cool with not having the politics, but as for other NFR, censorship sucks, and if you forbid any and all NFR topics, this forum will be less of a community. That would be a shame. One of the great things about the internet is its randomness and at times, slightly controlled chaos.

    Quit being rules nazis. Let life, conversations, and shit happen. It will be alright.:thumb:
     
  7. IveofIone

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    So, Jeff......
    We are starting to see into your head a little bit. Perhaps an NFR post about ND would not have been so offensive to you. But ND gots nothin'. They have a bloated coach, bloated budget, bloated ratings and a bloated contract with NBC that allows them to have a bloated coach, bloated........etc. They are classic underachievers-the Chicago Cubs of football-yet they consistantly get plum bowl game assignments in which they stink up the joint and prevent some more deserving team from making an appearence.The BSU story was important to us in this part of the country because they are the anti-ND-they excel on a budget that is mere table scraps to ND yet they show up and play with passion and imagination. Passion and imagination are qualities that have made me a good flyfisherman and of course I recognise them in other areas of endeavor.

    And don't think I am picking on ND just because-I grew up just miles from the Golden Dome and followed them from the Johny Lujack days up until they became the sham they currently represent.

    Ive
     
  8. Tracker

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  9. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    For those of us who've survived several winters on this forum, you'll all recognize that CWUgirl's earlier post wins the prize. As predictably as the April 15 tax deadline, cabin fever takes a toll here every winter and we all begin to quarrel over the slightest differences.

    But as soon as the days get noticeably longer and warmer, our attention will refocus on what we can all agree we love most and the question of NFR or not will become a distant memory.

    In the meantime, get a grip.

    K
     
  10. Tim Lockhart

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    I vote we keep all the dysfunction where it belongsā€¦in our marriages and families! :ray1:
     
  11. Randy Hardy

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    This is way off topic but I have reply to Kent about worrying wives. I have exactly the same situation. Last Christmas she got me a very nice GPS because she was worried that I wouldn't be able to follow my bread crumbs out of the mountains. I still haven't used it because it's another thing to clog up my main memory (head). I can and will figure it out, just haven't taken the time yet. In the meantime, I am still exploring.

    I just thought it was amusing that my wife worries about broken limbs or being lost in the same way that Kent mentioned.

    Randy
     
  12. IveofIone

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    Kent, iagree Whatever we call this-Shack Nasties, Post Solstice Trauma Syndrome or just Full Moon Madness we will all get through it soon and be on to better things. It is theraputic while it last though and as CWU Girl states just as predictable as tax time.

    But help is on the way. The Cabelas fly fishing catalog arrived yesterday, always a harbinger of the good times just ahead. The Hook and Hackle catalog goes out next week and Orvis should be along soon. Sportsmans shows are taking shape and the March opener looms ever larger.Time to email your buddies and firm up some dates on the calender. Order some new gear and integrate it with the old.

    The worst is over and excitement and anticipation are starting to replace darkness and gloom. I can feel it. And with tiny midges bumping their heads against my window amidst this snow covered landscape I can see it too. "It won't be long now" said the Rabbi. Ive
     
  13. rudejude

    rudejude Banned or Parked

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    You know kent as much as it erks me to say thisiagree completely, even though I haven't been here long, it is human nature that when the days get shorter so do the tempers, and I have to say that was a beautiful fish in your new years eve report:rofl:
     
  14. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Why, thank you. Twice!

    K
     
  15. rudejude

    rudejude Banned or Parked

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    Hey not a problem, I am not such a bad guy, even though my name is rudujude:rofl: