Why

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#1
Why is it as in Fly Fishing that we all go out and pay good money for numerous fly rods and reels. Then those that can tie up many flies and those of us that can't buy many flies. We spend gobs of money on all the different doodads that you need for fly fishing. Then you all need a new rig to get you to those far away places. And in the end all we do is release the fish that we catch.

It sure is one expensive hobby to have when there is no end result.
 

plaegreid

Saved by the buoyancy of citrus
#3
there is no end result.

But there is an end result, Old Man. I get a mental and physical challenge, exposure to nature, stress relief, and meat during some seasons. Your argument could be applied to any sport, really, from cricket to football to hunting. The end result is that we get to go and do something we love in the places that make us feel good, and I see no problem with that.
 
#4
if that's your opinion, Old Man (a different one), I can't agree. (but it's yours). When fly fishing, it's next to impossible to think/worry/be concerned about much else than the fly on the water, the fish near the fly on the water.
 

GAT

Dumbfounded
#5
Guess we're all not the brightest bulbs on the tree...

Mentally off? Perhaps a genetic error?

Who knows?

My Dad fished to catch, kill and eat fish. I fish to catch and release fish. To non-anglers, we who release the fish we catch are considered downright odd and they can not see the point in what we do.

When I think about it, I gott'a agree, ... we are a strange lot....
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#7
But there is an end result, Old Man. I get a mental and physical challenge, exposure to nature, stress relief, and meat during some seasons. Your argument could be applied to any sport, really, from cricket to football to hunting. The end result is that we get to go and do something we love in the places that make us feel good, and I see no problem with that.
I understand this part of it. All I'm trying to say is that we all spent gobs of money on a sport that we enjoy but we don't eat what we catch.

Now if you were a hunter, you would eat what you shoot. I don't think that you would spend that much on hunting that you would on fishing. Do they as hunters have a rifle for every thing that walks on this earth. Most have a rod for every different kind of fish. Or a rod for different kinds of weather.

I guess that I was looking for was a different kind of answer. Not to sure what I'm looking for. Maybe is a justification for doing what we do in the way of Fly Fishing. I'm just as guilty as the next person. I think it's just something to think about.
 
#12
For me it's purely the love of the outdoors, hunting and fishing. I can't imagine it any other way. I'm a CnR guy always have always will. Nothing against keeping hatchery fish but I honestly don't really care for the taste of most fish.
 

GATOR9

Hey you guys
#13
How about this one OM.
Here we are standing in the water, draped in more gear than the cable guy repairman, trying to outwit an organism with a brain not bigger than a breadcrumb and getting skunked in the process but it is all good and we always come back because this is what we do.;)
 

IveofIone

Active Member
#14
Jim, a much deeper philosophical question would be: Why would anyone sign off of a post with "Sent from my KFTT using TapatalkHD"?

Does anyone care?
Does it fucking matter?
Did it somehow enhance the message?
Is there anything even more useless that we should know about?
Is there------------------------------------------------------------------------?

Ive