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Topher Browne 04-18-2003 10:11 AM

Follow The Tiger
I bet the guy on the right can Single or Double Spey with either 'fade' or 'draw.' Probably a good thing if he sticks to golf, or the fish might not stand a chance:

pmflyfisher 04-18-2003 10:55 AM

Oh no you mean we now have to compete with him on the rivers !

His buddy Marc O'Meara got him into fishing a few years back as a number of the golf pros appear to be into bass fishing and some do fly fish.

Maybe I will see Tiger at the Western Open this year here in Chicago ? When he was in Stanford he got an exemption to play the Western. He hit a ball close to me onto another fairway and I got to see him up close. Like 3 yards away from me when he hit a recovery shot up onto the green.

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removed_by_request 04-18-2003 11:04 AM

Don't think you need to worry about his fishing skills, look who is guiding him.

He will be at Olympia Fields CC come summer.

pmflyfisher 04-18-2003 11:59 AM

Yep 2003 US Open right here in the Chicago south suburbs less than 30 minutes from my house, Fathers Day weekend in June.

I will be in Homewood Flossmoor tomorrow for my son's HS track meet very close to Olympia Fields CC. Thats a horrible place to get into where it is located. Every one is going to have to be bused in from remote parking lots for the Open.

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removed_by_request 04-18-2003 12:45 PM

Not unless you take the Metra electric. Easy in and out, actually not that bad to get to if you know your way around. Everything has a back door. Lived in that part of Illinois for a long while.

fredaevans 04-18-2003 02:15 PM

Gad, you guys are missing the fun part of the photo.
Another Spey Convert!!!

pmflyfisher 04-18-2003 02:19 PM

Hey maybe I can get him to buy me the 5120 ?

My 81 year old mother loves Tiger. I am not kidding about that either.

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removed_by_request 04-18-2003 07:26 PM

If you can't buy it you don't deserve it.

BobK 04-21-2003 07:32 AM

Going to hell in a handbasket.....
Now, Hal is what I call a real dedicated flyfisherman. Can you believe, any flyfisherman worth his salt, going to watch a golf tournament during one of the best "prime time" weekends for trout fishing???

Real dedication, Hal!:hehe: :hehe:

And with what the tickets would cost (or could be sold for), he could be well on the way to obtaining his "Dream" rod!!!



removed_by_request 04-21-2003 11:09 AM

Face value of the tix are $250 per.. probably could sell them for and easy $400 to $500. Probably would not be ethical tho..

BobK 04-21-2003 02:18 PM

mjyp, you got it!
Right on the money!!! So, I guess it shows where his priorities are - no wonder he can't buy his dream rod! :hehe: :devil:


Topher Browne 04-24-2003 10:42 AM

Now if we could only get Tiger to show up for a SpeyClave, we could introduce him to Ed Ward who could convince him that being a salmon/steelhead bum is far more rewarding than flying around to golf tournaments in your own private jet and hanging out with a Swedish supermodel (sorry about that Per!).

If the Sage 5120 is a putter and the CND 16' 7" Specialist Spey a driver, I'll take a full quiver of Spey rods any day........

Eddie 04-24-2003 10:54 PM

Tiger bought a big ranch on the Maddison I think. I suspect he is an excellent caster.

Topher Browne 04-25-2003 09:55 AM

Golf vs. Fly Casting

When I teach a casting lesson, I always ask if the client is a golfer. I am amazed at the teaching parallels between a good golf stroke and a smooth casting stroke.

Very few sports incorporate a back stroke (as opposed to a wind-up) in addition to a forward stroke. The back swing in golf is critical: it defines the speed, pace, and tempo (and the correct starting position) of the forward stroke.

In fly casting, the back cast is even more critical. The size and speed of the rear loop determines the quality of the forward loop. Throw a bad loop behind you, and it is almost impossible to throw a quality forward loop. Top flight casters spend a lot of time looking at their backcasts for this reason.

It is the same for two-handed rods: throw a tight, arrow-pointed D-loop (as Simon G. would say, "an angry belly"), and tap the rod forward.

At the tournament level, I believe that a world-class casting stroke is every bit as technical and complex as the golf swing. I agree: Tiger is probably one heck of a caster.

Eddie 04-25-2003 04:53 PM

When I give a lession, I ask, "what sports do you play?" A golfer is easy. Tennis players and runners...:confused:

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