Washingtonion's are getting a bad rap!

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Geriatric Skagit Swinger
#31
Washitonion's are getting a bad rap!

People fact #1:
If people have 10 experiences, and one of them is bad, the bad is what gets remembered.

People fact #2
No matter where you live, people from somewhere else are assholes.
 

Chris Bellows

Your Preferred WFF Poster
#33
Washitonion's are getting a bad rap!

A shop owner has told me he is tired of people from Washington coming over walking into the shop, asking how the fishing is, asking what fly to use, then after getting great info, walking out without even buying a single fly.
since when is it a requirement to purchase something from a shop?

i get that it's a good idea... but to get pissy about someone getting info and not spending any money seems silly for a fly shop, since it happens every day from people living in all states. tell your friendly shop owner that those people may come back later if they drop the f'ing entitled attitude.

just remember that if they came prepared they probably bought from a local shop here in WA that we always are telling them to support. the fact is that many of our "big city" fly shops here in WA are far superior than any destination shop imo and may have staff who have spent more time fishing in MT, WY than the 1st year "guide" behind the counter in a destination shop.
 
#34
Washitonion's are getting a bad rap!

I fish Rock Creek quite a bit, usually from less then accessible pull offs in the woods and mostly weekdays. If you see my rig I would appreciate 2 miles between us and think this is doable at all but the busiest times of the year. I know two miles sounds like a lot...but it is doable. At the campgrounds and the Valley of the Moon I'd expect some good company , sharing some laughs and trading tips and techniques.
 
#36
Washitonion's are getting a bad rap!

Washingtonian, Russian and Californian meet at camp on the Hoh, start one upping each other.

Russian pops the cork on a bottle of Stoly, passes it around for one slug each, then tosses it in the air and shoots it with a Kalashnikov. Others guys ask what the??
Russian: In Roosha, we have more vodka than we know what to do with!"

Californian then breaks out a chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio, passes it around once, then nails it with a shiny little nickel plated revolver and brags " In California, we have more fine wines than we know what to do with."

The Washingtonian reaches into his vest, and removes a warm can of Rainier, and chugs the whole thing himself, drops it in the recycling bin, then pulls out a rusty Saturday night special and shoots the Californian dead. The shocked Russian gapes wordlessly at the corpse and then turns to the Washingtonian, who replies: "In Washington, we have more Californians than we know what to do with!"

I couldn't figure out how to change the Californian to a Montanan.
 
#37
Washitonion's are getting a bad rap!

Washingtonian, Russian and Californian meet at camp on the Hoh, start one upping each other.

Russian pops the cork on a bottle of Stoly, passes it around for one slug each, then tosses it in the air and shoots it with a Kalashnikov. Others guys ask what the??
Russian: In Roosha, we have more vodka than we know what to do with!"

Californian then breaks out a chilled bottle of Pinot Grigio, passes it around once, then nails it with a shiny little nickel plated revolver and brags " In California, we have more fine wines than we know what to do with."

The Washingtonian reaches into his vest, and removes a warm can of Rainier, and chugs the whole thing himself, drops it in the recycling bin, then pulls out a rusty Saturday night special and shoots the Californian dead. The shocked Russian gapes wordlessly at the corpse and then turns to the Washingtonian, who replies: "In Washington, we have more Californians than we know what to do with!"

I couldn't figure out how to change the Californian to a Montanan.
See you in September............
 
#38
Washitonion's are getting a bad rap!

If you bring wine make sure it's "not a fucking Merlot".

By the way, that's just a line from a movie, I personally like Merlot, and the story is just a joke, son. In over 40 years in Washington and Oregon, I have never found cause to shoot a Californian.
 

Rocket Red

Vegetarian Cannibal
#39
Washitonion's are getting a bad rap!

I have only been to Montana 3x. The third trip left the biggest impact on me (regarding the people), I was 15 years old. My friend and I had spent a nice day fishing in a beautiful stream near Dillon. Then his cousin came to pick us up and bring us home for dinner. She was 18 and IMO pretty hot (at first). She took us to her friends house where we watched them snort coke and oxy, and drink a bottle of Black Velvet. She threw me the keys (and I had never drove more than a lawn tractor or jet boat) to take her to the family barbecue. Which was about 20 miles away on the freeway.

Shellshocked, I just held the keys and she grabbed them from me and said "Lets go". She staggered into the car, and for some reason my bud and I got in. She made it to the freeway where she set the cruise control at 70, laid the seat back and started steering with her feet. We were screaming for her to stop and finally she sat up and told us to stop freaking out, and drove the car into the ditch. Luckil,y we hit it at less than 30 mph so the impact was pretty minimal. Then some farmhand in a single cab F250 stopped and took us the rest of the way to the party. She didn't come with us, as she and the farmhand went to get the car, and probably do more drugs and screw.

So, since then I have been under the impression that all Montanan's are bad drivers and likely drug addicts.
 
#40
Washitonion's are getting a bad rap!

They tried a program in Montana to find out why so many pickup trucks were involved in fatal accidents. They stopped installing the black boxes because the last words were always, "Here! Hold my beer and watch this!"

I should probably stop now.
 
#42
Washitonion's are getting a bad rap!

I'd say from the responses so far, that there is much validity to the criticism. i would think to open some new dialog and finger pointing, that its the arrogance from western washington, or should i say probably, maybe king and snohoe counties that don't do us much good. anyone from or near that joke of a city called seattle, is going to be under a little more scrutiny, and its well earned.
 

Lugan

Joe Streamer
#43
Washitonion's are getting a bad rap!

Oh good, another episode of one loosely-affiliated group of humans hating another loosely-affiliated group for no good reason beyond a few run-ins with the "other people". At least this one is harmless and unlikely to lead to bloodshed unlike many wars through history. Next topic.
 

PT

Physhicist
#44
Washitonion's are getting a bad rap!

I'd say from the responses so far, that there is much validity to the criticism. i would think to open some new dialog and finger pointing, that its the arrogance from western washington, or should i say probably, maybe king and snohoe counties that don't do us much good. anyone from or near that joke of a city called seattle, is going to be under a little more scrutiny, and its well earned.
Because I date outside of family doesn't mean I'm arrogant. Edmonds, where men are men and women are damn glad of it;)
 

creekx

spent spinner
#45
Washitonion's are getting a bad rap!

1. I suspect many of the people bitching about Washingtonians "crowding" Rock Creek and other rivers were not even born when many of us started fishing them regularly. So who's crowding the river, the out-of-state veteran, or the local newb?

2. I've found that many people in Idaho and Montana who like to bitch about out-of-state anglers are not natives themselves.

3. Residents of a state that depends heavily tourism and federal handouts should think twice before complaining about tourists.

4. Yes, visiting anglers should support the local shops ($$$) if they expect any decent info. Quid pro quo.

5. Your friends need to get with the times. Spokanistan is what we call it now.
 

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