Little tricks to the trade??

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Eric Denny, Mar 18, 2014.

  1. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Don't chase fishing reports.. make your own! The fishing was always better yesterday...

    Pinch your barb before you tie a fly, so if your hook breaks you don't waste your time and materials.

    Buy materials for tying where you can go through the packs and high grade them. Buy the best ones you can afford.

    Practice your casting! Golfers do it, professional athletes do it...

    Never forget your cigars and scotch... or wading staff!
     
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  2. Derek Young

    Derek Young Emerging Rivers Guide Services

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    Always stop for corn dogs.
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    While fishing for sea-run cutthroat wading the beach and want to move a 100 feet further down the beach, get out of the water!! Don't wade in one foot of water all the way down the beach kicking cobbles and stomping along in the shallow water and start fishing! Get the hell out of the water first! It will scare every cutthroat along the beach and out a 100 feet if you wade through water!
     
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    Kevin J. Burnham Active Member

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    Stop drinking beer at least 3 hours prior to getting up and starting your fishing day !!!
     
  5. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I don't have any good habits. All my habits are bad ones. Nobody needs to learn. Besides I don't have to search for fish. I know where they swim.
     
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    Don't let drunk people row your boat on Rock Creek
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    Always pee before putting on your waders.

    Avoid casting to the same rising fish as your two fishing buddies.

    You can use Chapstick as a fly floatant.... the trout prefer the cherry flavor.

    When tying flies, do not attempt to use superglue to attach quill style wings.

    If your sinking line decides to tangle itself into a birds nest on your reel, it's best to toss out the line and spool and start over.

    Never, ever wear your baseball cap backwards unless you want to be mistaken for a B.A.S.S. angler.

    Do not use a handgun out of frustration to shoot at selective feeding trout.

    If you slip and fall in while fishing a river, calmly float downstream while casting to give the impression you've come up with a new technique.
     
  8. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    If attacked by a bear while fishing remember you don't need to outrun the bear, only your fishing buddy.
     
  9. obiwankanobi

    obiwankanobi Active Member

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    1. Adopt a strong opinion about wolves, guns, tribal netting and swinging vs nymphing.

    2. Have a few strong drinks and be sure to let all those who oppose your beliefs know about how inferior their opinions are compared to yours.

    3. Threaten to smack them through your computer monitor to display your internet toughness and boost your geek street cred.

    4. Have a few more strong drinks and let all your friends hear about how you can't believe that someone would have opinions different from your own.

    5. Pass out and not remember a thing.
     
  10. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Drunk posting is so much fun... til you read the shizz you posted the next morning! LOL!
     
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    dont wear a thong under your waders.....unless you are female
     
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    Don't fry bacon with your shirt off.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Don't tell the Old Man that your coming to Montana and your going to fish with him and then not show up.
     
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    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    Don't sweat the petty things.
    Instead try to pet the sweaty things!
     
  15. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I've discouvered that less than 2% of the ideas I come up with while drinking are good ones
     
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