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

  1. joellirot

    joellirot Member

    i find i'm unusually lucky if i just get out to fish...
  2. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    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

    Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

    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

    Krusty Active Member

    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

    gbeeman Active Member

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

  6. g_smolt

    g_smolt Recreational User

    I'm very superstitious about not being superstitious...

  7. zen leecher aka bill w

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

    My superstition is I find I do better if I don't fall in.
  8. Brett Angel

    Brett Angel Member

    Very well said.
  9. Shad

    Shad Active Member

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

    Steve Call Active Member

    How soon before fishing??
  11. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

    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

    Brian Miller Be vewy vewy qwiet, I'm hunting Cutthwoat Twout

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

    Jim Speaker Active Member

    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

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

  15. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

    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

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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

    Krusty Active Member

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

    Jim Speaker Active Member

    Well played.
  19. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

    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

    Gobstopper New Member

    No superstitions, especially not the ridiculous banana one.