Got out fishing and not cranky

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  1. zen leecher aka bill w

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

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    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.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    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

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    metabolism went in snail mode.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    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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    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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

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    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.
     
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    A wading staff is a wonderful invention. :D
     
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    +1 on the wading staff.
     
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    Sometimes I get the feeling those rocks are trying to kill me.
     
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    jeff bandy Make my day

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

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    There, I fixed it for you, Charlie.
     
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    I have one of these things. Is that what it's used for, walking down banks.
     
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    jessejames Flyslinger

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    You may be beyond the wading staff stage. You might go directly to "Wading Walker"
    jesse
     
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    It is used for walking anywhere you want, Jim. Up hill or down.
     
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    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

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    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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    What did you say you lost at 75 Old Man? Just checking!
     
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    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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

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