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: Its True

04-15-2003, 09:30 AM
Henry David Thoreau - 1850

Many go fishing all their lives without knowing it is not fish they are after

After 47 years of fishing of which 43 have been primarily fly fishing I can tell you this is a true statement.

There so much more to it than catching a fish.

Thats it for my 3,000th post.


04-15-2003, 09:45 AM
NICELY DONE! I'd like to say it will get you first class upgrades on a space available basis on all major airlines but... you'll have to settle for our respect and appreciation.

Kudos Hal!

04-15-2003, 10:06 AM
Hal.. I am putting a short story I wrote which has been submitted to the Yale Anglers Journal... but i will put it in a PM to you since your e-mails are shut off... the short story pretty much sums up my feelings about all this flyfishing stuff. Juro..I forgot to send it to you as well.

04-16-2003, 08:47 AM

Excellent short story, I have to get a subscription to the Yale Journal. Maybe I should write a short story on my current "Streak of Bad Luck"



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04-16-2003, 09:20 AM
Instead of a story, buy a new hat. That will fix everthing. If not you still have a new hat.:devil:

John Desjardins
04-16-2003, 09:38 AM
And you could have a story on what you find looking for the hat. :devil:

Hal I've never been a Thoreau fan but that is a good and truthfull quote.

04-16-2003, 09:49 AM
Your right I am thinking about a new hat, bad karma, with the two new ones bought last year for fishing. Maybe I will go back to one of my old lucky ones.

Has to be camo though and warm !!

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04-16-2003, 01:25 PM
Someone once said hardcore GL steelheaders don't need to wear gloves, hats should fall under the same catagory.

04-16-2003, 01:49 PM
I never said no hats, 99% of the people wear hats when fishing, its part of the milieu of fishing. Besides it would be a sure head cold here in winter GLs country. Your still hard core with a hat. Heck I even have a bacalava now for winter fishing. Its great, I highly recommend it.

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04-16-2003, 02:35 PM
A hat won't protect you from a cold, they are a virus. Hence the lack of a cure.

A great fishing hat needs brim and a leather band, all the others are just hats. Unless you are talking about an RCMP mountie fur hat. Those are cool and very rare in our area. They are a statement.