Superstitions

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by shadowcast, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. shadowcast Member

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    Just wondering how many of us have fishing related superstitions. Any quirky ones out there?

    I've only noticed one: The more expensive rod I take, the fewer fish I catch. Took my Winston out--2 fish. Took the $50 Scientific Angler Wed--30 fish. Sucks too because I love that Winston TMF...lol
  2. troutpounder Active Member

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    everett
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    I have to have my forceps clipped to my waders or shirt, with out that I can't catch a damn cold
  3. fly punk lunatic trout bum

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    oly. wa.
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    I agree about the expensive gear adding up to less fish....lol.....I have to wear a certain pair of old waders when i Steelhead......i think the new ones chase the fish off..... That suck cuz they have a hole in the crotch and that gets cold. LOL
  4. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    m-ville
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    Always take your woman with you,that way you'll acually go fishing and not sit in a tavern all day...
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  5. Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    If I took my wife, no fishing would happen, it be all tending her needs. No thanks!

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  6. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Monroe
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    Holy shit I am not alone. I am taking my wife fishing Saturday and I know I will not get any fishing in. Thinking about taking a tent and banging her out there though so still could be a win win.
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  7. Salmo_g Active Member

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    I'm not superstitious. It's just a coincidence that I always wear my same fishing hat, that has never been cleaned, waders that have never been cleaned, rod grips that have never been cleaned, always keep the reel handle in the same position, count the number of loops to each finger holding loops of line, cast with my right foot forward, hum the same Janis Joplin song over and over, and a few other odd habits, but I'm not superstitious.

    Oh, and sex before fishing is bad luck.

    But I'm not superstitious.

    Sg
  8. shadowcast Member

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    LMAO, that was great.

    Weak legs. Bad for wading...
  9. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Renton, WA
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    I try to wear the clothing I inherited from my Bestefar. He was good luck and a great man, and I like to honor that. If skunkage happens it's obviously bad mojo from something else, though. Or complete ineptitude on my part. Probably that.
  10. psycho Active Member

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    Superstitions, is that not some mountains north-east of Pheonix?:D
  11. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    If I take a camera and not use it I will catch fish. If I have it around my neck I will only catch few fish. But I don't do any of these shitty thing when I get out to fish. I don't do the same thing twice.

    I just thought of something I do every time I go fishing. When I get out of my truck I step out with my left foot first.
  12. Kevin J. Burnham Active Member

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    Only drink cheap beer. You know the good stuff !!!!
  13. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    Always take a dump outdoors before first cast
  14. Thom Collins Active Member

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    Kirkland, WA
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    I put the net in the truck, and it stays there, in the truck. If I bring it to the water, no fish. If I don't have the net in the truck, no fish.
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  15. Darthmonkey Active Member

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    Tacoma, WA
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    Dunk the rod in the drink before the first cast is made with a streamer or nymph, re-dunk every time I change flies or start working a new run - Puts good juju on rod, reel, line, and fly
    Drop a fly into the water before launching the boat prior to a float - Like a virgin sacrifice to the Gods of fish
    Never fish while the girlfriend is on the rag - My worst outings have always occurred when the demons of menstruation is awaiting my return
    Crack open a fresh can of Cope the morning I go fishing - Fresh Cope focuses the mind
    Never go fishing after a one-nighter - It is greedy to go catch fish after you've already caught a fish
    Never shave after the 1st of September, although shaving one's ball-sack is acceptable - Respect the steelhead/sasquatch beard
    Lite beer, diet soda, low-fat snacks, or gluten free snacks are prohibited on the water - Fishing is a manly sport, eat/drink like a man
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  16. Nathan Weston Member

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    Bellingham, WA
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    No bananas on my boat, my truck and if I can help it no bananas within 25 feet of me on fishing days.
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  17. jeff bandy Make my day

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    Edmonds, Wa.
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    Oh no, you said the "B" word. I'll be staying away from you for awhile. Come to think of it reading this thread could be bad luck. I won't be back.:)
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  18. Krusty Active Member

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    No superstitions...just being out fishing in my kayak is all the luck I need.
  19. Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    For trout, I don't really care, so no superstitions...but for steelhead, NEVER bring a net!
  20. McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    if i wanna hook a hog i gotta have an unlit black N mild, and it cant be lit until something is landed.
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