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Old 11-05-2002, 03:51 PM
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Hope so, but I went to Borders today to see if any new fly fishing mags were of interest, and what to you know one of the national fly fishing magazines has another article on you know what blue ribbon Michigan river. (Hint: PMFLYFISHER) When and where to go etc, Do you know how many times it and the other blue ribbon trout and steelhead rivers have been written up ? I bet it is written about at least every spring and fall in one or more of the national magazines.

Why did they do it for $$$ , their own advertising and hope fully more fishing clients to guide, etc.....

Maybe I will try to seriously get the golf game together again.

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Old 11-05-2002, 04:10 PM
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Hal, carefull on that golf game idea. Remember what

Winston Churchill said: "A game of golf is a good walk ruined."

And by time you add up a couple of "rounds," the greens fees, cart, balls, etc., 19th hole, etc., etc., it will (just like skiing) cost you more than a seasons fishing trips.

But, as some wag said about golf: 'where else can you dress like a pimp and be thought of as at the height of fashion?'
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Old 11-05-2002, 05:41 PM
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Yes your right. But I can do it alone in solitude most of the time and every one plays by the well documented Royal and Ancient Rules of golf (which includes ethics), there are on course compliance monitors (starters), and at the end I do not have to take off my waders and clean all of the fly fishing stuff out of the car after each trip.

There are some benefits to golf over fly fishing. Think of all the money I would save on not buying fly tying materials alone.

I think over the winter I will do a cost and benefit comparison between the two sports.

Skiing whats that, another one of my youth sports that I had to give up since I relocated to the great lakes 23 years ago. I bet you would not believe that I actually Heli skied in the Canadian Bugaboos in 1976, but I did.

Oh well let me know when the next hot thread starts on fishing ethics, technology threats, fishery conservation, legislation etc..

Guess I should just go tie some more new Otis Bugs


Later
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Old 11-05-2002, 06:20 PM
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Or ...... we could change this thread to "which do you prefer most, and why?"

To Blondes, Brunettes or Redheads.

You guys already know my answer!
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Old 11-05-2002, 07:28 PM
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What's this about spey golf? And where do the redheads fit in?

Hmm, I guess the grand spey's and xlt's will do fine for the long shots, but putting? I also guess you use grass leaders, huh?


Boy do we need the rain to get the fish moving...

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Old 11-06-2002, 12:08 AM
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Lipripper,

Yes, I agree that the magazine editors have a huge role to play in this kiss and tell that we see masquerading as good, informative writing. I suspect that they do this because they think they must or they will lose readership and go out of print (er, business) There are a lot a mags on fly fishing these days. Some are not too bad, but they are not in the same league as the old Fly Fisherman of 25 or more years ago.

It has become a go here, fish with these flies, get this or that guide, at this time of year, and catch all these fish. Heck, even a newcomer to the sport can do this. All it takes is spending a little money for the right guide, the right flies, and the right rod and line. Of course, the flies and assorted other equipment needs to be purchased at "Chuck's Fly Fishing Emporium" because the owner lives right in the middle of the action and knows what works when. Besides, he is a "nice guy" who "just wants to share his bounty".

Once upon a time, the mags forcussed on the techniques or fly fishing and tying, the why it should be done this way, the insects being imitated for trout fishing, the fish itself, the resource, the comeraderie of fellow fishers, the history of the sport, and the ethics of fishing. I don't think it is too late to have this again. But this I know, if we who care about such things as a quality experience astream sit back and say nothing to the magazine editors, and the newbiew we meet astream, we are also to blame for what occurs.
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Old 11-06-2002, 12:18 AM
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Watersprite,

I suppose we could use the 11 weight 2-handers for the long frives, the 9 weights for the medium distance shots, and the 7 wieghts for the short shots. But the really short puts me thinks need to be done with a lieght line single-hander and a small dry fly.

I can see it now, the duffers at the local golf course staring and scratching their heads just befor they call the cops to come and arrest these nuts our here playing golf with fly rods and fishing flies for balls.

Fred,

The blondes, redheads, and brunettes are optional depending on your own preferences. However, if they aren't playing 'spey golf" (Watersprite, I love that name) they musr remain in the galley and only cheer when their favorite spey golfer makes a particularly difficult shot ('er cast).
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Old 11-06-2002, 12:07 PM
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What creativeness "spey golf", I never thought of that one.

Guess we could throw Freds weighted tube flies.

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Old 11-06-2002, 12:27 PM
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"Spey Golf!" If we get the kinks worked out this

could turn into a new Olympic Sport. They've already got so pretty silly ones now; why not this?
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Old 11-07-2002, 12:51 AM
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I can see it now. Prizes and points for who has the longest tube, who has the longest rod, who has the thinkest line, who has the most precise placement, ....... I best stop before I get in trouble with the wife.
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