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What would you think about owning a compact, portable fishing scope? Something you could reach for when you are in those gin clear waters and you wonder, "is there anything over there?"

What if you could see? A reverse periscope. No more basing a cast on "fishy water", but actually able to see?

Would it be heresy for a fly fisherman? Kind of like a fish finder? Hell, maybe it already exists?

Just curious. It doesn't seem like a reverse periscope would be hard to engineer or make light weight and portable.

Yet, I wonder if it would be accepted? Not that I want to make one or anything along that line, but I do have to wonder after seeing a few underwater videos pop up over the last few days.

I'm probably not the only one out there who wonders what lies below. Sometimes you just want to know and there are no signs to tell you.

For me, that's just the best part. I think that the designation of "fly fishing purist" might soon get far more complicated, however.
 

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You remind me of my younger self when mind blowing ideas fueled by large amounts of weed were the norm.I remember being high as fuck and seriously contemplating opening a patent on a radar detector that oinked like a pig when a cop was detected.
Hahaha...no weed for me. Just boredom and passing time before I fish all day tomorrow.
 

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I think a reverse periscope removes a part of the challenge that fly fishing presents. Part of fly fishing and the associated learning curve is figure out where trout are most likely to be. There's great personal satisfaction and laying out a dry fly where you *think* a fish ought to be and being rewarded by a strike. I like that aspect of it and I'd like to keep it mysterious.
 

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I love it. There are few folks around here that snorkel The Dam Pool at Grand Lake Stream. The water there is the clearest I've seen in Maine. There reports on the forum here are always fun to read. The best part usually revolves around some piece of debris down there full of flies.
 

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No, but I like to swim a hole after I have fished it. Pretty interesting to find out what is actually going on under water. There is a group of guys, some on this forum, that river snorkel. Looks pretty damn fun!
 
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