Another thermometer gone.

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Paul Huffman, Jan 21, 2014.

  1. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Driven by irrational exuberance.

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    I did it again. Walked back to the truck and left my thermometer behind in a run yesterday. Is this an age thing? It's going to get worse, ain't it?
     
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  2. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Yes.
     
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  3. Bob Newman

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    Yes, but I can't remember who told me that
     
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  4. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    You Betcha, Paul.

    What was it that you lost?
     
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    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    Why are you leaving thermometers in the river?
     
  6. Grayone

    Grayone Fishin' to the end, Oc.P

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    Olive bugger Active Member

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    You say that like it is a bad thing.

    I also prefer to think of it as SMR (Selective Memory Recall)
     
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    I think thermometers are designed to be lost. Over the years I have found 3 of them along the river or road. I have gone on to use them and have lost all three.
     
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    Sooooo, at the end of the fishing trip, the guy with the most found thermometers wins?
     
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  10. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Litterbug!
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    You lost something. Good thing it isn't your mind.
     
  13. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Driven by irrational exuberance.

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    That's why I refuse to buy one of those expensive FishPond thermometers. Those hot tub thermometers are a great deal.

    I tie on a long piece of running line that floats to the surface and is a bright green so I can find it easily. Most of the time I tie it on my wading belt, but lots of times I throw it in six inches of water, and then walk off.

    Why did I even need to pull out the thermometer? With ice on both sides of the river, don't you think I could guess the temperature?

    And what's the difference between 33F and 35F going to mean? After investing in the time to drive down to the river, boot up, and rig up, I'm not going to say "Oh, it's too cold to fish. Might as well drive home."

    Maybe I should get one of those fancy William Joeseph infrared thermometers so I could get a temperature real quick like, before I forget what I'm doing. Maybe I'd take better care of an expensive thermometer.
     
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    I can think of worse places to lose a thermometer.
     
  15. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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