Distortion of Fly Fishing

Porter

Active Member
#16
Inspector Baranaby can figure out this problem...over a pint of bitter of course....'Troy boy fetch us a couple of pints of bitters!' GAT know all about this series and what you are eluding to. It's hollywood, fabricated stories, I understand the American rush job and minus details.....but you would think the english would do it with better style and attention to detail! Right?
 

dryflylarry

"Chasing Riseforms"
#18
Not only did they wear a fishing vest at all times... there was nothing in the pockets and no flies on the drying patch.

However, there was one scene where one of the members was tying a fly -- or at least, there was a completed fly in the vise -- and it was a perfectly tied Grey Wulff. It must have been the hot fly to use in the ditch.

Ah, the Grey Wulff IS, a "hot fly"!
 
#19
Robert Duvall's character in either Open Range or Lonesome Dove is fly fishing near the end of the miniseries. He is double hauling during his casts. Both movies are set in the late 1800''s.

The problem is that the double haul was first introduced by Marvin Hedge during a casting competition in the 1934.
 

wadin' boot

Donny, you're out of your element...
#21
Robert Duvall's character in either Open Range or Lonesome Dove is fly fishing near the end of the miniseries. He is double hauling during his casts. Both movies are set in the late 1800''s.

The problem is that the double haul was first introduced by Marvin Hedge during a casting competition in the 1934.

Duvall, like the city itself, is always ahead of his/its time.
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#23
but you would think the english would do it with better style and attention to detail! Right?
That's what I thought. For crying out loud, flyfishing is a big deal in England... or at least, I thought it was. Maybe no one who created the series had ever pad the required fee to access one of the fishing rivers. ...or ever watched "A River Runs Through It".

The characters wearing a fishing vest at all times was just so damned weird. Even the female members of the club wore their vest throughout the program.

Actually, Porter, the series is kind'a interesting but they include far too many characters to figure out who was killing who and the motives are always a bit vague. Plus, a lot of folks get murdered in the village. Considering the series started in the early 2000, at the rate of murders there should be no one remaining in town. Maybe that's when they stopped producing the series... they killed off all the villagers.

The funny part was the fly club members outrage over the fact that someone was using a weighted pattern. At one point they showed one hanging in a tree -- it kind'a looked like a yellow Stove Pipe pattern.
 
#25
This thread reminds me of the classic exchange between Tom & Ray on the old Saturday am "Car Talk," in which they're debating the difference between a Friend and a Great Friend.

"A 'Friend' will help you move, but a 'Great Friend' will help you move a body."
 

Porter

Active Member
#26
......Actually, Porter, the series is kind'a interesting but they include far too many characters to figure out who was killing who and the motives are always a bit vague. Plus, a lot of folks get murdered in the village. Considering the series started in the early 2000, at the rate of murders there should be no one remaining in town. Maybe that's when they stopped producing the series... they killed off all the villagers.
Haha....I have brought up this point to my wife also. But I like all the characters and the initial vagueness in potential motives. You definitely have to pay attention and follow along unlike some shows where you can miss 10-15 minutes and not miss a beat. Inspector Morse was another show that demanded total immersion.
 

Porter

Active Member
#27
You might compare it to that great village named Duvall. How many murders could you have?

The Duvall Valley Murder Mysteries

Depot Death
Cherry Creek Murders
Murder on Virginia Street
Rasmussen Bobberheads
The Stranger (from Woodinville)
Deadly Carvings at Remlinger
Stiff on the Tolt
so and so....
 
#28
You might compare it to that great village named Duvall. How many murders could you have?

The Duvall Valley Murder Mysteries

Depot Death
Cherry Creek Murders
Murder on Virginia Street
Rasmussen Bobberheads
The Stranger (from Woodinville)
Deadly Carvings at Remlinger
Stiff on the Tolt
so and so....
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#30
My wife refers to mine as my 'chastity belt', 'cause I'm never gonna get lucky wearin it.
I was wearing white plastic kitchen garbage bags over my wool socks yesterday, so my feet would stay dry launching in my leaky kayak booties (seams aren't sealed). I wonder... The booties are black. My rain pants are black. Some of the whiteness was exposed when I sat in my yak and my cuffs hiked up...:eek: I fished for a couple of hours with nary a bite. Trolled Narwhalsawzall Stocker Clockers, casted and retrieved a Sixpack and a brown wooly bugger (flies which have historically worked to fool the stocker 'bows in this lake), marked fish and tried to fish at their level. No surface activity. No hatches evident. Rain showers and breezy.
Then, just at sunset, the showers went away and the wind died. It got too dark to see the exposed bit of white garbage bag at my cuff level. I was on the far side of the lake from the launch, and decided it was time to paddle back. I tied on a size 6 black wooly bugger and let out about 40' of clear intermediate line, aimed directly toward the launch and booked a bee line at 4 mph back across the lake. It was then that my luck improved. Had two nice stocker 'bows grab the speeding bugger, 14"+ and 16" delaying my progress. Got 'em both to the net...skunk finally off! Had to pack up and load everything in the dark.
My feet stayed dry.
Do you think that my glaring fashion faux pas killed my luck until it got too dark to notice?

By the way, I have a sky blue roll-top drybag fanny pack. Now I know why it was on sale for so cheap.