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Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Old Man, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    I am still trying to figure out how I got here. I am an 18 year old mind trapped in a 74 year old body.
     
  2. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man (NFR)

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    I bought my first Fly Rod at about the age of 13 or 14. I had a paper route and I bought myself a Bamboo fly rod made in Japan. It was a three piece with two tips. I couldn't afford a reel but I had an old bait caster that worked on it. I didn't get into that much and when I turned 23 I bought a better one and a fly reel. A 6wt Fiber glass one and a reel made by Phluger(I can't spell very good). It was a knuckle buster. It didn't have a drag and it didn't have rim control. But I fished the hell out of it.

    The first one ended up in la la land. The second I sold at a yard sale. Now all I have left is 7 rods. I still don't use them all. I only have two hands.
     
  3. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    I have six. I fondle them all, just like a harem. I usually take one or another to the water. The rest just languish. Till I fondle them again.

    There are perks to being a dirty old man. :)
     
  4. John Wallace

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    I did put a hole in my waders but that because I tripped and fell into a barrier on the Cedar last year and ripped them accross the leg about 6in's. A little higher and I would be talking higher!
     
  5. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

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    I hope you didn't damage John. Waders can be repaired/replaced. Fishermen can not.
     
  6. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    One a the worst things about being an old coot is the incredible amount of pissin and shitting we do (not to be confused with our incredible amount of general pissin & moanin). Put on the goddamn waders and I gotta piss 10 minutes later...every 2 minutes if'n I'm swillin cheap beer outta the cooler, as is my wont.

    I won't even mention that one of my disgusting early mornin wader-farts once overwhelmed a hummingbird investigatin a red wet flie on my vest.....let me tell ya, there ain't much meat there once ya skin 'em out.

    One a the advantages of a sit-on-top kayak is the scupper holes...don't even hafta leave the boat to take a piss....scuppers take care of it. And don't none a ya pups be giving me any shit about water pollution...goddamn ducks, beavers, and fish be pissin all the time, and yer fine with that.

    Once I figger out how to cover my wrinkly ol 'back half' with a set a grampers (hell, the asstronauts do it)...I'll be able to stay out for hours without puttin a foot ashore. Maybe I could use one a my old hernia trusses to rig sumpin up.

    Then....there's my hemmerhoids...but that's enough for now.
     
  7. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    if you didn't start with a bamboo rod ('cuz that's all that was available), you don't qualify. Bonus points for having used & caught fish on a Parmachene Belle, Wickham's Fancy, and Major Pitcher.
     
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  8. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    I seen 'em too, Old Man....young punks, prancing around with their fancy Martin and Perrine automatic flyreels.
     
  9. Krusty

    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    At our our age (and smell) that's about all we be fondling. And that's alright...far less trouble, if I remember right.
     
  10. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    If you were not old enough to vote for J.F.K., your are to young!!!
     
  11. Richard Torres

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    Ahh, the good old days of throwing sticks tipped with rock arrows at my quarry.

    My grandchildren tell me that their bamboo sticks and gut lines are the rage nowadays....
    HOGWASH!!
    I won't put up with that kind of nonsense, sissys..
     
  12. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Jim, won't it get pretty boring replying to your own posts?
     
  13. Richard Torres

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    What???!!

    You beat a water beaver over the head??!

    I think these damn glasses don't fit right...
     
  14. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    They hadn't invented sticks yet when my childhood friend Og & I started fishing . . .
     
  15. surfnsully

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    Can I join? I like to fart and belch as much as any OLD man, and I am good at it too!