Superstitions

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

  1. joellirot Member

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    vancouver,bc
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    i find i'm unusually lucky if i just get out to fish...
  2. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Woodinville, WA
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    Wow! A treasure trove of good superstitions here. I'm making a list.

    Maybe I can wean some good juju out of them...
  3. Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    Shoreline, WA, U.S.
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    I believe in positive vibes. Leavin to the river on bad terms, whether it be with my job, my old lady, or some other obligation results in skunkage and a burdened mind. Steelies can detect that for sure! Do the right thing, don't ditch out on an obligation, don't leave anything hangin, make sure the bills are paid, etc... That's an everyday thing.

    Other than that, certain things can just have mojo... Don't ask questions just go with it, you will know when its happening. A rod, a reel, a fly, a hat, a shirt. Anything. Just don't start talking about it as that's the fastest way to ruin a good thing.

    Always be positive and have fun. Sounds stupid but even junk fishing should be fun. You don't keep casting if you aren't having fun and sometimes that's when the best fish come. Inches from defeat.
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  4. Krusty Active Member

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    So, yer sayin' my old lady is just trying to help me have a good fishing trip?

    One confession...don't want all you yahoos using my secret good mojo fishin' trick...I always wear the same unwashed set of fishin' skivvies. I take a fall in the water most every year...but that don't count.
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  5. gbeeman Active Member

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    Kennewick WA
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    I don't like to tell people I'm going fishing because they always say "Good Luck" and I wind up getting skunked!

    GBeeman
  6. g_smolt Recreational User

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    58°19'59 N, 134°29'49 W
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    I'm very superstitious about not being superstitious...

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

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    Moses Lake, WA
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    My superstition is I find I do better if I don't fall in.
  8. Brett Angel Member

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    Sammamish, WA
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    Very well said.
  9. Shad Active Member

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    Elma, WA
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    Never respond to comments about the weather with, "At least it's not raining...."
  10. Steve Call Active Member

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    Wetside, WA
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    How soon before fishing??
  11. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Quesnel, BC
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    I thought that was the best legal way you can add scent to a fly... Just have to kiss it, amirite? The fly I mean..
  12. Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

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    New rod or new hat are always suspect until the first fish is landed.
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  13. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Never fish from a boat that hasn't been stained with fish blood and scales, it has zero mojo. And, if you have a new boat, take it somewhere that you can hurry up and bonk a fish and cut its gills out.

    A rod whose cork has never had fish blood and scales on it is an inanimate object until that magical transformation happens and it will very likely take awhile. See above solution to this scenario.

    For God's sake, don't say the W-Word, especially if you're in MY boat! (Jim Wallace, that goes for you too! :D )
  14. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Wookie?
  15. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Man, if somebody posts the correct word I'm going to be pissed and wish I'd never replied to this post... ;)
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  16. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Quesnel, BC
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    I hate it when people say they are going to "wind" string in the boat... Jim..
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  17. Krusty Active Member

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    Yup, and I hate it when they talk about 'layin cable' in the boat too.
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  18. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Well played.
  19. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    From the sounds of it, your upper lip could legally be classified as a "scent dispenser," and you would be "in violation!" since scent is legally bait.
  20. Gobstopper New Member

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    No superstitions, especially not the ridiculous banana one.