Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by JesseC, Jun 3, 2012.
You call yourself a purist? Try fishing a two handed rod with one hand tied behind your back!
Yeah but Gordon...a good Harris tweed jacket would make these guys think Simms was cheap...hmmm maybe a Simms tweed wading jacket..
Oh the howls.....LoL...
Oh and for the record...I love them and tweed hats and own a few of the hats...but for some reason when I wear one of them is causes great comic relief for my buds...asshats that they are...hell even my kids make me take them off...and it IS in my blood too...
(maybe a sherlock holmes one? hmmm)
When I think of purist ,I envision a person barefoot adorned with a grape leaf loincloth& a wooden tenkara rod !!!!
Marrying this thread with your thingsmabobber thread, I'm inspired to take a pledge of purity myself....
a true purist screws studs into his feet and wet wades year around
ok maybe we need a " you might be a purist" thread
William scrope wrote in the days before waders,
Avoid standing upon rocking stones, for obvious reasons; and never go into the water deeper than the fifth button of your waistcoat: even this does not agree with tender constitutions in frosty weather. As you are likely not to take a just estimate of the cold in the excitement of the sport, should you be of a delicate temperament, and be wading in the month of February, when it may chance to freeze very hard, examine your legs. Should they be black, or even purple, it might, perhaps, be as well to get on dry land; but if they are only rubicund, you may continue to enjoy the water, if it so pleases you.
Don't laugh Evan, I've seen him do this.
Good. We need more people on the water doing awesome shit.
And he only stopped because he broke it against a rock and didn't have anymore. I almost vomited...but that may have been from the 2 previous days of tequila beers and not the red/white bobbers.
Good times had by all....
Sad thing is - It worked better than a thingamabobber.
Nymphing quit being fun about 8 mos ago for me. Too much damn work with a fly rod.
Oh God. Here comes the, "Yeah, lets all go get center-pin rigs and run our beads dead drift for 400 yards" bandwagon.
Eaaaaaaasy there JS. There's still a place for the nymph rigs. I think if you can fish them with any skill you can outfish the bobber guys in a lot of scenarios. Unfortunately, I just hit a wall with nymphing. I'm just not that good at it. I switched to swinging and started catching fish with more regularity.
Just messing with you/stirring the pot further. Though it has become a trendy concept for some.
Centerpins are sweet. I just stick to chuckin bobbers on the standard spinning reel, though.
Not stirring the pot, but I would LOVE to learn how to centerpin, just to say I've tried it. I think it'd be a way better way to deliver a prawn to a springer than even a spinning or baitcasting rod.