Most Embarrassing moment with a Speyrod

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by SPEYBUM, Dec 10, 2006.

  1. Jim Kerr

    Jim Kerr Active Member

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    I managed to hit myself square on the bridge of the nose with a large articulated tungsten cone head, I stayed on my feet but it knocked me back two or three steps, it actualy bled and swelled up a little, I was so embarased I told eveyone my girlfriend hit me.
     
  2. Will Atlas

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    ahh nothing like domestic violence as an excuse for bad casting...;)
     
  3. salty spey

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    And I always thought it would be the other way around!!! :confused:
     
  4. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Wendi usually beats me behind the knees... It's a lot harder to find that way! :(
     
  5. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Working my way down a sweet run on the Salmon River in New York. I got about half-way down and was booming out some strong casts. I mean my single spey was on-point that day. Well around the corner came a gear chucker drift guide with two clients. He was real nice and slowed up to show his clients how graceful spey casting is. I could hear him explaining to them how much water a spey rod can cover with minimal effort. I don't know what happened to me but I wanted to hit the other bank with my next cast. I let the fly dangle at the end, lifted the tip, started my sweep saw the type VIII sinking tip leave the water and start up river. I don't know just what happened after that but my fly landed behind me on the water and the tip wrapped around a small stick protruding from the water. My forward cast was a beast I was going to really throw some line with this one....whammo the line goes taught on the stick out of the water it comes and smack into the back of my head. Stars in my eyes line crumpled around my feet. I could see the guide pull anchor and drift down stream.
     
  6. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Driven by irrational exuberance.

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    I was floating a section of the upper Klickitat this fall. I had just beached my pontoon and was walking out and down into a run while I made some preliminary rolls to get some line out. I must have overpowered the anchor with a forward stroke on one roll, because the fly snapped into the boat behind me with a loud metallic twang. The fly was embedded in the bow of one float. I wiggled the fly but that just made the air hiss out more. I had a couple more miles to go. I just clipped off the fly and left it in the float. I finished off the day with hardly any air out of that side.
     
  7. bondra

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    I play a lot of basketball with my buddies, and earlier this spring I really sprained my right wrist pretty badly -- it put me out of fishing commission for a couple of weeks. Being unable to go too awfully long without fishing, though, I loaded up on Advil and forced myself back out before the wrist was ready. I was fishing a pretty well-known local river, about 50 yards from a bridge. I'm generally casting okay, but my wrist hurts like hell. A car stops on the bridge to watch me cast. My testosto-arrogance level spikes instantly, and I commit myself to a series of unspeakably beautiful casts for the benefit of my audience. Violating every applicable rule of speycasting, I put a healthy dose of extra energy into the first cast. As should be expected, the cast itself was a disaster. But even worse, my wrist completely gave out on me -- I lost my grip on the pole, and because my form was so bad, my extra line down near the butt (I generally Skagit cast) caught itself around the reel and the whole goddamn thing shot itself about 10 yards out in front of me, whereupon the current began to move it speedily toward the sea. I stumbled after it in the thigh-deep water (itself an exercise in elegance), and managed to catch up with my rod about 50 yards down the river. I snuck a peek back up at the bridge, but my audience had . . . uhm. . . chosen to move on.
     
  8. Joe Smolt

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    Here's one that no one has touched on...

    Holding your brand new spey rod and trying to explain to your wife why you needed another rod and how much you paid for it ;)

    Mine came in the mail yesterday.

    Joe
     
  9. Hal Eckert

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    Worse when she decides to go into my secret closet and count all of my fly rods. Taking a break from another new rod this year, but next year watch out !

    :beer2: :beer1:

    BG
     
  10. fredaevans

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    Trust me Joe ... been there, done that ... like yesterday with my new 16 footer.:cool:
     
  11. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    You let your wife find your secret stash of rods!???? I've got a mind to send out a vote to remove you from the "Fraternal Order of Men"....

    -- Cheers
    -- James
     
  12. Hal Eckert

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    :) God if she evers find out I have not used a few rods and reels in 30+ years I am dead with The Princess right Mr. Evans ?

    :beer2: :thumb:

    BG
     
  13. Salmo_g

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    Guys, does your wife negotiate with you about buying a new pair of shoes you all know she doesn't need? Well, don't negotiate with her about how many fly rods you need. It's none of her business. Pussies.

    Sg
     
  14. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Salmo,

    I don't think I would compare a pair of shoes with a spey rod. Unless she is buying minolo blotniks. :eek:
     
  15. fredaevans

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    Hal, if you need my answer, I'd ask you to re-review Salmo's comments.


    (Within reason) "Pussies" covers it quite nicely.:cool: