Focusing energy on getting out and fishing more, instead of being a hater and worrying about what everyone else is doing, is better energy spent in my opinion.
XP for mod was the only trendy flyfishing thing I jumped on recently..Haven’t picked up the Euro nymph fad yet but I have been trying to pick up a net full of garbage on wade trips. Ever since I saw Stonefish religiously picking up garbage in his stripping basket it made me realize I have no excuse to not use the net or basket to help clean up by fishing spots. I’ve picked up many flip flops and beer cans this summer! That’s a fad we should all be following.
Good post @Drifting man Grann
There are already apps to measure you to get that tailored look. Then there is AI help with coordination of apparel.I see companies moving to a more tailored shopping experience to fit the needs of you and your bros.
Think about how cool this would be: simply fill out the style profile and a personal stylist will handpick pieces to fit your tastes, needs, and budget.
Fly fishing fashion will never be the same.
For me this seems to be true. In the early '60's my dad gifted me a bamboo spin/fly rod with a Perrine automaticf(automatic??) reel. I fished McDonald Creek with it and caught a few SRC. Then along came the Draft. Four years later my brother had destroyed the rod so I started over. Spin fishing with fiberglass (fiberglass, is that not becoming all the rage?). After college, I got hooked on fly fishing. Sage was an upstart company and I had an in to the company through a coworker and scored a bargain on a Sage GFL 890-2. I signed up for some lessons at Green Lake, one of the instructors asked to cast the rod. His comment was "tip heavy" He was a bamboo guy. I thought he was conceited. Now I'm becoming interested in bamboo and I owe this in part to @Steve Kokita. Don't think the casting instructor was conceited, he simply preferred bamboo to this new graphite fad.......... and @Driftless Dan pokes fun at graphite. ;-)Old becomes...
Bitching on the internet about other anglers.
Damn Rob, your nicer than I thought. Not sure this douche deserved to have a windshield left.That's not a fad, it's a time honored tradition and a right of passage. And a good reason to do your steelheading on the one river where people still have manners.
Ohh that reminds me, you in the white Tundra with Oregon plates who were parked at split rock and paddled across then walked down to the pulpit to fish illegally it was me who left the note on your windshield.