Have you ever had one of those days? - Fly Fishing Forum
The Quintessential Trout Trout angling is the core of flyfishing worldwide.

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 05-06-2002, 12:58 PM
Redleg's Avatar
Redleg Redleg is offline
Will fish for beer
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: World Traveler
Posts: 24
Have you ever had one of those days?

If any of you were fishing on Lake Taneycomo this weekend, you could not have missed me.

I was all thumbs, left feet, discombobulated, and just plain screwed up.

I get to the river with my newly rented jon boat. One of the locals greets me and says the water is too low for my boat. I dismiss his advice and put on anyways.

So, there I am, in the boat with my duck dog and a trout rises next to the boat. My dog, being the vigilant hunter he is, decides it must be a diving duck and launches himself into the water, amidst the wading fishermen.

So, I am mortified, and decide it's best to leave that little section of water. So I fire up the engine and start heading downstream. Little did I know that the bottom of the river was coming up to meet my boat, and with a loud grinding sound, the prop bites into the riverbed, probably sending the fish into the next county. So, exasperated, I jump out of the boat (sans waders) and push my boat back to the launch where I hope to escape unnoticed.

To all the fishermen out there that day...I apologize. I'm really not that screwed up! We've all had days like this, right?:eyecrazy:

"Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes and dreams. If I didn't drink this beer, they might be out of work and their dreams would be shattered. Then I say to myself, "It is better that I drink this beer and let their dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver." --by Jack Handy
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 05-06-2002, 01:37 PM
Lefty's Avatar
Lefty Lefty is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: North Shore, Ma.
Posts: 1,850
Don't sweat it pal, you're amongst the greatest of screwball here. Just ask Striblue, he's pulled somereal doozys

We all have our moments...a certain anchor toss comes to mind.

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2002, 01:37 PM
Stone's Avatar
Stone Stone is offline
Here fishy, fishy, fishy!
Join Date: May 2002
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 120
Send a message via AIM to Stone Send a message via Yahoo to Stone

Haven't had a day like that yet, but learning to cast, I have snapped the line and spooked more fish than I have caught the first two years out there... so I know where you are coming from.

Hope next trip is less crashing and more casting!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2002, 08:04 PM
FlyFishAR's Avatar
FlyFishAR FlyFishAR is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: White River Arkansas
Posts: 312

That was the first of hopefully many "helment fires" to come. At least you didn't wrap the fly line up in the prop as well. Been there.......done that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-06-2002, 08:46 PM
John Desjardins John Desjardins is offline
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Central MA
Posts: 1,839
We've all had those days. Normally mine involve an accidental swim :hehe:.
John Desjardins
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-07-2002, 09:27 AM
pmflyfisher's Avatar
pmflyfisher pmflyfisher is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Upper Mid West - Great Lakes Tributaries
Posts: 3,165
Usually mine involve forgetting some critical item, thank god I have not had a good dunking in probably 20 years (Knock on wood etc..) the last one was a real cold michigan march dunking into a black muck swamp. Luckily it happened on probably my best single day of steelheading hooking 15 and landing 3 in one morning on St. Patricks day.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-07-2002, 12:57 PM
Brad Brad is offline
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Colorado
Posts: 246
Those are the memories that you will always cherish. I got stuck to my waist in a bog in Maine one year and had to wait to get rescued. Later that year I got stuck in a pond on the cape and lost my wading boots trying to get out. Also try to learn from your mistakes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Fly Fishing Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:
Home Waters
Your home waters
Current Favorite Fly
If you only had one... (change anytime)


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
one of them days nmbrowncom Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 1 06-18-2006 08:16 PM
Counting days... Limpe Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 0 09-06-2005 10:55 AM
Days are getting longer Dble Haul Warmwater flyfishing 3 03-09-2003 08:10 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:18 AM.

vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright Flyfishingforum.com (All Rights Reserved)