Dammit, Janet, I'm going fish'n

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by GAT, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. GAT

    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Well, so far this year, I'm zip for three on stillwaters. 1 for trout, 2 for warmwater. If I don't catch anything today I'm tossing all my gear in the lake and taking up golf.

    We use small pontoon boats, Super Cats, for the majority of our stillwater excursions. What a difference it makes when it comes to gathering all the crap required for stillwaters vs rivers.

    When river fishing, I'd grab my gear bag and my rod and would be out the door.

    Not so for stillwaters. The pontoon boat. The flippers. The onboard cooler. The fish/depth finder. The camera. ... lots of crap and some of it is heavy.

    So, win, lose or draw, I'll make a report. I could end up asking what the best golf clubs I should buy.
     
  2. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I got rid of all my still water floating junk. Sold my floating craft, my flippers, life jacket, pump and anchor. Most places that are still water you can fish from shore. Besides all lakes in my area sit at about 8000'. They are iced over until July. I wouldn't go out in these reservoirs in a float tube anyhow, to damn big.
     
  3. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

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    Somehow, there ought to be a new cartoon in all of this.
     
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  4. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Gene, sorry to hear that you aren't at the relationship stage where the conversation is "Gene, go fishing or something, just get the hell out of here, will you?". Makes life easier. Of course, there was the honeymoon phase of "Oh, sure, sweetie, I think you need to get that new kick boat and fly rod for fishing that little lake you love some much. I think we can afford it."

    Good luck, looking forward to the report.
     
  5. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    It's just a jump to the left...;)
     
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  6. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I fished yesterday morning for about an hour. Urban river fishing while my team had breakfast. I like brown trout and hoe much they help out the unskilled with their streamer feeding aggressions.

    Good luck Gene. Golf sucks!
     
  7. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny Summer is over but I'm still fishing!!

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    Well I hope it doesn't come to that but if it does let me know what lake I can swim pretty good and have a snorkel.:)
     
  8. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Yeah, but I can't seem to catch any fish playing golf, so I gave that one up!
     
  9. IveofIone

    IveofIone Active Member

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    Gene, next to badminton I would rate golf as the least manly of all sports. Yet thousands of guys are out knocking a little ball around the pasture with a little stick-and taking it seriously! I envision golf as a game played by Victorian ladies in long dresses carrying a picnic basket containing sandwiches with the crust cut off and a bottle of wine. They sip and giggle and occasionally inch their ball to a better lie under the cover of those long dresses.

    Besides, you'll need to get your hair styled at Mr Rickys, have your nails done, buy just the right wardrobe and show up in a the proper Suv or luxury car. Then there are the greens fees that make Discover Passes look like chump change and buying clubs is like buying a quiver full of Sage One rods. Don't get rid of that tackle just yet just because you are a little frustrated. You don't know what frustration is until you try to knock an acorn into a gopher hole that is 150 yards away.

    Hook some fish my man-heal thyself!

    Ive
     
  10. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Good use of a Rocky Horror quote in the thread title.
     
  11. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    The fault is all yours, sir. How many times do I have to tell you

    SOFT HACKLE FLIES.

    PARTRIDGE AND ORANGE.

    PARTRIDGE AND PEACOCK.

    It is the Holy grail of stillwater.....

    Except for the OLIVE BUGGER. :D
     
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  12. jjaims

    jjaims Active Member

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    GAT.. I've been on this forum for about six months and read all your posts and you seem very experienced. The fact that you are having trouble makes me feel better about myself. I just started fishing Stillwater recently and am embarrassingly bad. I try to use all the wisdom on this site but to no avail........Thanks:)
     
  13. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Like Roper I tied it into the movie and couldn't read your post without it being set to the music..
     
  14. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    Hey man, we all have to start somewhere. Some, like myself are still starting. Good luck and stick with it. It will pay off.
     
  15. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Playing golf is just about as bad as watching grass grow or paint dry. Neither one is interesting. And you can't eat Golf Balls.