Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by ak_powder_monkey, Sep 30, 2009.
Oops, forgot! Flyborg, bro, when kids show up, that's what duct tape's for, dude!!
So didn't you start out with humpies on every cast and then moved straight to steelhead, and got four in one trip? You completely skipped over sunnies and trout! I fear you may be, as we say in the South, "ruirnt." "Spolt." Spoiled.
Good for you.
p.s. I'm glad the little lady has her thing(s) and I have mine. But then we get together because opposites attract.
Oh I love trout fishing too. I went to the Methow before I caught the pinks and steelhead and caught lots of small trout there. I am so new to this sport, but every time I go, I am surprised by how much I learn and how much I love it more every time.
Went out today, and hooked a nice sized Coho (when intending for cutthroat) and it jumped clear out of the water then ran out so quickly that it broke my fly line and took it with him. That was so thrilling to see that- even though I was disappointed in not landing it- it was still beautiful to see.
haha Good point. :beathead: If we get to that point, hopefully we'll be able to compromise.
LisaMfly, you fish the two hander too? If so, nothing like jumping into fly fishing in full force. Kudos to you. You are already outfishing your Beau, how is he taking it?
I saw something today I've never seen before.
A very cute gal fishing SH rod and catching trout (not a surprise), and was wearing pastel pink breathable waders (surprise, new to me).
Her casting wasn't so hot but then her male companion was only doing slightly better... it was good to see them out there having fun regardless. I three stepped down on them and rotated back up to stay out of their way, so never said hi or anything, but still it good to see. I'm pretty sure they both hooked up at least once. So, very cool.
The last time I saw my wife in waders was up in Alaska a few years back. When we got home we found out she was pregnant. We figured out she was not only grumpy at me for fishing reasons, but also hormones.
I have several lady friends that fish, but none of them have children and I think all of them are in relationships. Regardless, I don't think any of them would have anything to do with an Alaskan Bobber fishermen.
Oh and one other I thought of....a few years or so ago I spotted some Hardy posters that had fly fishing females on them.
Haven't been able to track down one of these elusive Hardy girls but they were fine Celtic specimans but maybe someone here can or has one of these posters.
I miss England. bawling:
I have practiced with a 2-hander before. In fact, it was at a clinic in Monroe where that my boyfriend brought me with him to so that I could see what fly-fishing was all about (before I had ever held onto a fishing rod), and the first rod I practiced casting in water was a spey rod. A good friend of mine, Bert Kinghorn, told me that I did a pretty good job for my first time using one. (Thanks Bert!) And my boyfriend was impressed as well. But since then, I really have only used single-hand rods when actually fishing. I am trying to perfect that style before I dive into spey rods full-force. I love the fight with steelhead and salmon on the single-hander. So fun and a lot more action.
As for my "beau", I'm definitely not out-fishing him. But he said I am doing great compared to other beginners, and he is the best fishing mentor (and boyfriend) that I could ask for. That being, it's probably not common for a couple to be able to successfully be good at both. We are a great team in both aspects so far. :beer2:
This thread is right up there with "the z-axis of shotguns" thread.
What's next, we gonna discuss the best fabric textures and colors for reel covers?
I think its been well established that neoprene offers the ideal protection. Color simply comes down to personal preference.
There appears to be a few here that qualify:
http://www.flygal.ca/flygalgallery.html << patience, takes time to load
April Vokey and Hannah Belford look pretty hot to me. OK guys, if you're gonna pay for a steelhead guide - would you prefer one of these ladies or some grizzled old codger who would scare the shiat out of your kids??? These Canadian Guidettes can show me where to cast my sink tip anyday...
Or maybe these:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_z4BZAc6047Y/SaZONWKCIUI/AAAAAAAAAYM/1CwfnOjzUSY/s1600-h/Skagit 089 (3).jpg
we got some potential topics here...
"the z-axis of women"
"the women of the z-axis of shotguns" or any combination you like...
how about a nice pearl blue damask with abalone buttons instead of velcro?
velcro is so GAUCHE:rofl:
oh, god you guys