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Offline nastygunz

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A Stupid ?
« on: April 16, 2020, 08:59:54 AM »
So I was recently asked, and in fact it’s a common question: “If you could only have one fly rod?”

That’s a stupid question really, because why the hell would you only have one fly rod? No money? Rob a bank; fly rods are important. 😈 :innocentwhistle:

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Re: A Stupid ?
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2020, 09:04:18 AM »
They're "essential"
Actually I don't own one. lol

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Re: A Stupid ?
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2020, 09:25:10 AM »
A better question might be, why do I have 5 fly rods and have never taken any of them fishing 🐠?  Don't answer that question.

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Re: A Stupid ?
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2020, 09:21:15 PM »
Interesting responses🕵

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Re: A Stupid ?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2020, 05:05:20 AM »
I don't have a favorite fly rod either nasty!!  :yoyo: :yoyo:

 :confused:  Come to think of it I don't have a fly rod. You s'pose that's why?  :shrug: :shrug:

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Re: A Stupid ?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2020, 06:09:58 AM »
I was flyfishing the Spring River just below the 63 bridge with a friend from the area. We were catching fish on almost every other cast and having a great time.
 All the sudden, I noticed a funeral procession passing over the bridge. As the hearse passed, my friend stopped fishing, held his flyrod at attention, faced the
highway, and held his Orvis hat over his heart. I felt obligated to do the same.

After the procession passed, my friend continued to cast and I commented that it was a very kind gesture of him to stop fishing and give respect to the dead.

"Yeah, it's the least I could do," he said in the middle of a backcast. "Afer all, I was married to her for 47 years..." :innocentwhistle: :wink:

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Re: A Stupid ?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2020, 09:09:02 AM »
Well, I had only one fly rod for about 20 years while we lived in the middle of some of the world's best fly fishing.  It was a fiberglass 9 foot 7 weight with a cheap level line on it.  It caught a truckload of fish and then when I upgraded my son caught sacks of fish with it.  He probably still has it.  I bought it for $5 off of a basement sale table in the posh town of Banff.

At the wonderful White Elephant sporting goods store in Spokane in the late 80's I bought my first graphite fly rod, a 9" nine weight for salmon but caught a lot of trout on it, and my first double tapered line.  Now I have an ancient spin/fly rod that has backpacked over a thousand miles and caught more fish, an 8 weight for salmon and pike, and a four piece graphite sweet 9 foot 6 weight for trout.  And I've moved away from the best fly fishing and don't think I fly fished once last year.

Old guys have gear, young guys go fishing.  :huh: :wo:

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Re: A Stupid ?
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2020, 09:47:03 AM »
Fiberglass has made a huge come back!

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Re: A Stupid ?
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2020, 09:52:54 AM »
I have half dozen fly rods. Three are bamboo and sixty to seventy years old, possibly older. Learned how to fish for trout with them. They were my dad's and I believe he got them from his step father.

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Re: A Stupid ?
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2020, 10:44:27 AM »
 I have a bamboo flyrod it was my grandfathers. When it got passed to me it still had fish scales on the handle. I take it out and fish it and think about him and hope he's looking down watchIng !