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02-01-2004 07:46 PM
SDHflyfisher hal made one post about a moth ago or so but hasn't been here much
anyone know why?
02-01-2004 04:38 PM
Pat Bahan
Hal, You O.K.?

You seem to have fallen off the earth. Hope you and yours are all O.K. I've lost your personals. (I turned 50 Christmas Eve. That's my excuse anyway.) Give me an e-mail or call.
05-19-2003 05:17 PM
pmflyfisher No problem with my wrists, trying working out with weights 5 days a week and running 10-15 miles a week, that will keep you in shape for fly fishing.

PM Out
05-16-2003 02:35 PM
removed_by_request I was going to use that on mine.
05-16-2003 01:42 PM
Rob Estlund
Save your wrists!

Hal, since you're age 55 or better, have been fly fishing for 43+ years, and you have made over 3000 posts on this board alone, I'm sure you've had some trouble with your wrists by now. That's one of the main reasons many people begin using spey rods. I have another suggestion that might help.

Put the following comment in your forum signature (on the edit profile page) so you don't have to retype it in every one of your 3000+ posts.

"I'm Hal. I'm 55+ years old. I've been flyfishing for 43+ years. I've been fishing great lakes steelhead for 23+ years. I was fly fishing before fly fishing was cool. I wish I had a 5120-4. PM Out."

That should save your keystrokes by about half -- much easier on the wrists. You might even save enough cumulative time to go on a fishing trip and I'm sure Juro would appreciate the extra server space. ;-)
04-24-2003 02:11 PM
Well, ....Almost.

That's true for most of us. However, Hal has no trouble hooking 'em, he just can't land 'em.

04-24-2003 12:52 PM
the secret of catching fish

I like Wulff's style and something I think he would agree with if he did not say it himself is:

90% of catching fish is going where there are fish, 10% is a combination of presentation, fly selection and luck. Of course the latter is moot if the first condition is not met.

So if you can find your way to where there are lots of fish, whether you pay the big bucks or trek into the wilderness, you are going to catch fish.

04-24-2003 12:06 PM
pmflyfisher Another great quote from Lee Wulff.

Found on Gstrand's web site one of our forumn members, thanks we will add it to the Lee Wulff legacy.

"Somewhere in the wide range of activity between the hard physical effort of wading for long hours against a swift current in a rocky stream, casting steadily, and the indolence of lying quietly in the sun waiting for a bobber to go under there is a type of angling to suit everyone’s mood and everyone’s pocketbook. Fishing is fishing wherever it is found… Angling’s problems are never solved."

-Lee Wulff, in his Handbook of Freshwater Fishing, 1939.

Pm Out

P.S. Dblehaul, I noticed your comment above, I have not been back to this thread in a long time and had not seen it. Of course that was a tongue in cheek internet comment to MJYP one of my GLs colleagues who likes to kid about things. One cannot believe everything that is written on the internet thats for sure.

Got to go and run my three miles now at lunch, yes I do keep in shape to be able to go long and hard on the steelhead rivers. At 55 it is getting tougher, beleive me !
02-22-2003 08:23 PM
SDHflyfisher my dad doesn't let me out fish him i just do.
02-20-2003 09:16 PM
Dble Haul I normally don't follow the salmon boards, but this thread has peaked my interest. In particular are some comments like this one.....

Originally posted by pmflyfisher

P.S. The only ones on the forumn that may be able to keep up with me are Juro and Striblue from the adjectives I have seen used to describe their fly fishing style. But that is only hearsay evidence, no direct experience yet on that.
Hal, how can you make this assertion when you've never fished with any other forum members? With all due respect, do you really believe this? Some other comments you've made in this thread and others could leave some of us to believe that you have a very high opinion of yourself, and that would be unfortunate. Some things don't translate well on the internet, and I just want you to be aware that some of this has the potential to make you look like a chest-thumping braggart.

It's not about who can keep up with who on a trail, or who can "take on" other's about enjoyment, plain and simple.

I'm only saying this to give you some offense intended.
02-20-2003 07:29 PM
Originally posted by pmflyfisher

Hope your doing the same, if not, you will have a hard time keeping up with me on a real GLs steelheader winter fishing excursion.


Pm Out
Don't need to keep up with you, I'd rather waste my energy on fighting fish then shooting down a path.
02-20-2003 05:55 PM
Parents and fishing....

Part of the joy of being a parent (grandparent, too!) is setting the little ones up so they will get lots of action from the fish. When I took my kids fishing, often I didn't even take my rod (or if I did, never got to use it.)

May seem strange to you now, but it's not when you're a parent.
You want the kids to have fun, maybe even let them throw rocks in the river if they feel like it! What you try to give is a feeling of closeness to the outdoors. Help them, but don't be an authoritarian. Just share the time with them. It pays dividends.

As a result, I never had a major problem with them, and they all turned out well. Good, sound marriages (son is still a bachelor, though.) and my grandkids to dote on.

And my oldest daughter is still an excellent fisherman, as is my son. My middle daughter had fun, but would rather be a social animal - to each his own.

02-20-2003 04:48 PM
SDHflyfisher i always seem to out fish my dad but my uncle beats me once and a while my dad like to fish for panfish a lot so he does out fish me if i'm fishing for bass.
02-20-2003 04:08 PM
pmflyfisher It happend once, my youngest son (15) out fished me in South Dakota. Thats it. But I had to show him where to put the lure to catch those trout.

PM Out
02-20-2003 03:45 PM
SDHflyfisher for those of you w/ kid that fish does it seem that they catch more than you because i usually out fish my dad and unlce
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