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Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Evan Burck, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Big Tuna

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  2. Salmo_g

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    I don't have that same experience Evan. It seems like the douches are fairly equally distributed among all gear types, so I think it's a human thing and not a gear type thing. The exceptions are probably the terminal area fisheries that attracts hordes of snaggers. I say probably because I don't have enough experience in that environment to have a good feel for the statistic.

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    Fishcentral, the only people who have that attitude are people who have never picked up a two-handed and are insecure about it. So let me guess.....
     
  4. Drifter

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    So now i'm stupid and insecure hmmm maybe i should start hating spey guy's - naw they're no threat to me . i only post that because i know it pisses the spey guy's off and i like pissing people off sometimes .
    To me its about reality , i don't expect much from other people and i don't get let down much . and i'm sure everyone that has a spey rod is the best fly fisherman in the country LMFAO !!! if i wanted to catch steelhead anymore i would get into spey casting for the big rivers but i don't need to ever catch another steelhead , been their - done that - for 40 years . its all just fishing , just some think they are better then others - its all about the EGO .
     
  5. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    Fishcentral..ever hear the quote thou doth protest too much

    Anywho...I again thank god I live on the eastside hinterlands. Less people = less douchery
     
  6. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    "Ever yell at your wife cuz the Sox went 7-20 in the month of September..."

    What, are you nuts? Like a friend of mine said after he saw my nice, sweet, smiling wife get pissed off "You don't want to piss that woman off, she'll cut you."

    About the attitude's of those fishing, it's amazing and sad. I chat up anyone, anywhere, doing anything. That includes all forms of fishermen and non-fishermen. Try walking to or from the point at LP (that secret WS spot) without someone walking toward you who wants to know how your fishing was. Hell, I'll even talk with a few of the guys I've met through this forum. I've met a few snobs on the water, all two-handers, who were just rude. So, rude is rude, asshole is asshole. You would think a group of people who obviously love the same sport regardless of how played would enjoy encountering each other on the water. I will say this, a few of the stunts I saw guys pull running their boats through fish schools that people fishing on a local river would get them shot in coastal Georgia and I'm not joking.

    I refuse to withdraw my pattern of reaching out and befriending those who would have me for fear of encountering an asshole. Now watch, my next trip on the water I'll be overwhelmed with assholes. Thanks Evan.

    Edit addition:
    Charles: I just happened to be listening to ESPN while I was tying some flies and now I understand the 20-7 issue. Man, those Reds really know how to choke in the stretch, don't they? I mean, I'm not a baseball fan but what they did was totally AWFUL. That has got to just ruin your whole year. There, feel better now?
     
  7. PT

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    Fishcentral, you only like mid flex rods. Seems fitting. Slower synapse, slower stroke.
     
  8. Drifter

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    No i only like full flex rods . i'm not fast enough minded for fast rods ! remember med. flex rods are for people who are bad casters !
     
  9. PT

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    FC, many people say I'm not going to fish for this or that anymore 'cause I've already done that. Moving to lake fishing is kind of like therapy 'cause you know fish are there and just have to figure out what they're taking. People who quit steelheading get tired of the whole game. Are they really in there? Am I actually getting down to them? Copping out to lake fishing is like going to a dating site. I've done it on my own (steelhead fished) and have been rewarded on ocassion but if I go to the lake (or match.com) I'll get lucky more often.

    To each his own.
     
  10. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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  11. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    Tisk tisk... incorrect sir...

    This very rant is something Evan and have had many a discussion about and as someone who has dedicated a great deal of time to fishing a two-handed flyrod I also get tired of dealing with people who buy a two-handed rod and believe themselves to be some sort of higher life form. I dunno what I'm really trying to convey other than with as crowded as the rivers are this time of year one can expect their swing water to be tread over with a fair degree of regularity and when it happens to me, which it does, I just keep fishing as though nothing happened.

    Thanks,
     
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    And now i'm copping out hmmm never found out so much about myself . besides i have always considered steelhead to be one of the most stupid fish to fish for , its just what we have here on the west coast to fish for close by but your right - to each his own .
     
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    If that's really what you though you wouldn't have posted what you did in the first place. Now go tie a fly or something...
     
  14. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    What an odd comment :confused: oh well as you say to each their own.

    A thought just occurred to me.... the wanna be posers in any activity are usually the ones who give it a bad name. Whether it's gear fishing, fly fishing, athletics, or any activity a wanna be poser will usually do something stupid to give the the silent majority a bad name.
     
  15. PT

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    You're right. If match.com is your thing there's nothing wrong with it. Sorry if I struck a nerve.;)