Got out fishing and not cranky

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by zen leecher aka bill w, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    I got out fishing for two days at the NF of the Cda earlier this week so I'm unlikely to chime in on HOG, hatchery/native steelhead or whatever that other controversial thread was.

    Some fish bit, very few fish were hooked, a fat angler stumbled in the creek(s), no fly rods were broke and campers were rained on. All in all a good time was had. Oh yeah, no trucks broke down this trip either.

    Senior Pass kicked in and campsites were $9 per day for fat, senior anglers.
     
  2. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Last time I saw you, you weren't fat. What happened, retirement go to your middle.
     
  3. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    metabolism went in snail mode.
     
  4. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Do you have to use such big words. I'm an old man for crying out loud. I lost all my smarts when I turned 75
     
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  5. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Sounds like: a) you had a good time, and b) you walk/wade a lot like me, lol. Successful trip, Bill!
     
  6. Codioos

    Codioos Active Member

    I sometimes stumble too, but for a different reason.
     
  7. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish


    The best one was while descending a small river bank and I stepped on the tip of my shoe toe. Almost did a face plant on a rocky bank. No rods were harmed in amusing my fellow creeksiders.
     
  8. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    A wading staff is a wonderful invention. :D
     
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  9. Rod Wittner

    Rod Wittner Active Member

    +1 on the wading staff.
     
  10. Codioos

    Codioos Active Member

    Sometimes I get the feeling those rocks are trying to kill me.
     
  11. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

    Been there, done that. Took out all of the cartilage my left knee. Ouch!
     
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  12. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    There, I fixed it for you, Charlie.
     
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  13. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    I have one of these things. Is that what it's used for, walking down banks.
     
  14. jessejames

    jessejames Flyslinger

    You may be beyond the wading staff stage. You might go directly to "Wading Walker"
    jesse
     
  15. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    It is used for walking anywhere you want, Jim. Up hill or down.
     
  16. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Well I use a cane to walk just about anyplace. I've had my wading staff for over 15 year but have only used it a few times. It always got in the way when casting or landing a fish. It has a lanyard on it but it's just something else to get in the way. I'm just a simple fly fisher. I think of ways to fish easier. A wading staff just didn't work.
     
  17. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    I've got a wading staff coming and I'll just put a sharper point on it and make landing fish easier and a bit more sport.
     
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  18. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    What did you say you lost at 75 Old Man? Just checking!
     
  19. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish



    Well Ed, I think he lost his ability to sound out big words.
     
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  20. Dennis Thomas

    Dennis Thomas Active Member

    I have a shoulder that talks to me all the time due to a slip while crossing a stream in the Yellowstone backcountry. It pains me but it also reminds me what a great time I had exploring that country.