you know you're a fly fisherman when....

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by David Prutsman, Dec 15, 2005.

  1. Desmond Wiles

    Desmond Wiles Sir Castaline

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    When your wife gets mad when asked if she wants to spawn!
     
  2. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Here's another guy's collection that's gotta be worth as much as my house.

    K

    I always knew I had a really serious problem. I just never realized I was in such good company .......Here's the collection alphabetically...
    Rolf Baginski 7 1/2', 2 pc, 5wt
    M.F. Calviello 6 1/2', 2pc, 3wt BiPower This one arrived w/ a broken tip I haven't hat time to fix yet
    Chubb 9', 3pc, 4wt circa 1890 restored by Steve Blake
    D. Degere 6 1/2', 2pc, 2wt "Special"
    D.Degere 7'7", 2pc, 5/6wt "Points North" Nitrogen cured
    Divine 8', 3pc, 5wt early rod restored by Steve Blake
    Dickerson 8013 dated 1947
    Dickerson 8014 dated 1949 made for Margrethe Snyder
    Dickerson 861711 dated 1936 made for Leland F. Carter
    Edwards Quad #43 8', 5wt restored by Sam Carlson
    Gillum 9',3pc, 7wt Light Salmon
    Granger Registered 7', 2pc, 4wt got this from Bocash
    Granger Special 7 1/2', 3pc, 5wt
    Heddon #8, 7 1/2', 3pc, 5wt
    Irgens Quad 7 1/2', 2pc, 5wt
    Leonard 38
    Leonard Catskill 39-5
    Leonard 10', 3pc, 5wt circa WWI
    L & C Regent 7 1/2' 5wt
    Montague 7 1/2', 5wt
    Ralph Moon 6 1/2', 2pc, 3/4wt "Firehole"
    Ralph Moon 7 1/2', 2pc, 5/6 wt "Firehole"
    Payne 101
    Payne 200L
    Payne 201
    Payne 7'9" Parabolic
    Phillipson Peerless 7', 2pc, 4wt
    Phillipson Premium 7 1/2', 2pc, 5wt
    Phillipson Pacemaker 8', 3pc, 5wt
    Summers 275 7 1/2',4wt
    FE Thomas Special 7 1/2', 3pc, 4wt
    FE Thomas Browntone 10', 3pc Salmon "Miramichi Rod And Gun Club"
    T&T Caenis 7', 2pc, 2wt
    George Varney 8', 3pc, 5wt
    Paul Young Para15
     
  3. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    When youve never put on dry wading boots....
    When you spend 10$ at the car wash to thaw your drift boat from overnight freezes.
     
  4. dude_1967

    dude_1967 Chris

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    when you read this board and feel like you're finally normal...;)
     
  5. Big Tuna

    Big Tuna Member

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    ...the only body piercing you've ever experienced occurred while attempting to spey cast:D

    ...you hate waking up early, except when going fishing. Then you wake up 2 hrs. before it's time to go...and without an alarm

    ...there's more fish pictures hanging in your office than shots of family members:confused:

    ...one of your primary coping strategies for dealing with the day-to-day grind is to day dream about your next outing

    ...you tell your wife stories about guys you don't even know except through a ff website
     
  6. salt dog

    salt dog card shark

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    ...when you hold longer, more affectionately, and more often your fly rod than your spouse.

    ...when you can follow a trail through your house to your tying table by the sparkle and glow of small pieces of 'krystal flash' in the carpet.
     
  7. hikepat

    hikepat Patrick

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    When Jungle cock for xmas is a good thing.

    When watching the TV just does not feel right unless the vise and some feathers are on the coffee table.

    When you met up in person with strange men and women you met up on line without making sure you meet in a public place first.
     
  8. Piscivorous

    Piscivorous New Member

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    When your girlfriend complains that fishing is "the other woman" in the relationship.

    When you look at your checking account and ask how many trips to the river it will buy you.

    When your peers ask why you often have remnants of feathers on your clothing.
     
  9. Monk

    Monk Redneck

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    When you fish before work, after work.... and at WORK!!!!:beer2:
     
  10. David Prutsman

    David Prutsman All men are equal before fish

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    I do that all the time!
     
  11. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    Or you walk right into the river w/o waders thinking you have them on...done it.
     
  12. salt dog

    salt dog card shark

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    Porter, congrats on #1000 !!!!
     
  13. Porter

    Porter Active Member

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    yeah...I knew I was close didn't realize that that was the one...I was hoping to make a more profound statement like wolves in the OP or something. But now I can tease the OM ...couldn't really before.
     
  14. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    When you save up your pocket change for a year, to buy raffle tickets for a spey rod, that you finally end up winning, and it turns out to be worth more than your fishing truck.

    When it is mid January, 28 degrees and 7:00 a.m., and you have been camping out on your favorite stretch of the Hoh River, and all of the roads leading to Forks are frozen solid with black ice, and you make your first cast of the day- all alone- nothing but you, the ice,the eagles and fish.

    When you drive up the Queets road on Christmas morning and no one else is there- not on the entire 13 mile drive to the campground at Sam's Creek, and you fish all day alone, and you make a little fire that evening and have dinner alone under the icy stars, and all you can feel is warm inside. And now, since the road is blocked off and you will have to walk half the way up there and back, you dont mind one bit.

    When, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, you get twenty five catalogs from fly fishing manufacturers- heavily featuring the latest and greatest of all the new technologies and contraptions and updated easier-to-cast-farther lines and rods etc- and you then feed every one of them into the glowing hot woodstove, and you go fishing with your old favorite rod and catch fish anyway.

    When you are driving home and you dont mind that you and your waders and gear all smell like fish.

    When you are glad to know that everyone else is posting here and that the rivers are wide open to you.
     
  15. Monk

    Monk Redneck

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    I know I have had a good year when my waders haven't been dry once. This year was one of those years. I am thinking I need another pair so I can keep em from getting so funky.