Speaking of Controversy

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by GAT, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. Brian Thomas

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    Is that the hand of a man or a woman? I've never needed a "holder" to eat a banana and I've never fished with one. I don't think fish care what you had for breakfast.
     
  3. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Jesus those things should be kept in a chicks lingerie dresser.
     
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    Well $hit, I eat a banana every morning on the way to the beach!
     
  5. biker_dd

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    The first time I went to Alaska I was on a trip with my Dad. It was an awesome week, some gear fishing for salmon and also my first time fly fishing.

    I showed up at the boat launch to meet our guide for the day on the second morning, and I think someone had tipped him off about what I had packed for lunch. He asked if anyone had bananas. Not knowing anything about the superstition (or much of anything else), I told him I did. He told me to get rid of it before getting in his boat. I asked if I could eat it, and he said yes, but don't bring it in the boat.

    We caught a lot of fish that day and that week. It's one of the best memories that I have of spending time with my Dad.

    I have questioned a lot of things people have told me in my life but I have never brought a banana with me on a fishing trip in the 14 years since then.
     
  6. Mike

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    Its a myth. On one of my best fishing trips ever we had a large stem of fresh bananas hanging on the aft deck of the mother-ship. GT, bonefish, bluefin trevally and dog tooth tuna all of great proportions, Oh My!

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    Caught this Wenatchee steelie on a banana fly.


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  7. PETI

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    Short version: Bananas, banana boats, spiders bit sailors = bananas bad luck
     
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  8. PETI

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    Should have read -Bananas carry spiders
     
  9. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    Wetsnatche steel bite anything
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Not fucking true. Ask me how I know.
     
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  11. rory

    rory Go Outside

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    Bad Trapper Author, Writer, Photographer

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    I never heard of that one, but when I guided most of us would not allow people to use the word "Wind". We told people they could refer to it as "Rapid Air Movement" or the "W" word. We told people if they used the word it would always mean we were in for some 30+ mph headwind on the Missouri River and they'd have to double haul like Lefty to have a prayer of catching a fish.

    It was meant as a joke, but some people took it seriously.

    Trapper
     
  13. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Before I retired, my only rule on fishing & hunting trips was "Don't talk about work." Now that I'm retired, my only rule is "Don't talk about work."
     
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