Who would do such a thing?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by sroffe, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. sroffe Member

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    After a day fishing with our guide, we discovered this! We all had a good laugh.

    fly line mess.jpg
  2. Skyler Evans Active Member

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    This is where fly line ends up after a day on the water with no fish.
  3. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    This is what happens when you get pissed off at somebody.
  4. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    I could. If you have ever had a piece of sh_t fly line, you would understand... completely.
  5. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    That there is a potenial switch/spey belly or some interchangable tips if your are a old time line splicer
  6. Nooksack Mac Active Member

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    Hummm... that looks like the line I was using when that 45-pound class steelhead cleaned my reel out after an epic two-hour struggle.

    I know it's not the line from the 80-pound chinook that fought me to a standstill after an epic three-hour struggle the week before, because that line was orange.:D
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  7. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I had a shit line. That 555 line by Cortland. I took it off my 5wt reel and wrapped it around a coke bottle. That was about 6 years ago. I haven't seen it since then.
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  8. Kyle Smith Active Member

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    Is it a bad line or is it a classic Game Over Tangle? I prefer ending a day with a fish to one of those. But sometimes I get a tangle you could make a Nova episode about, and game over music from Super Mario Bros plays in my head.
  9. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I'm guessing someone is pissed at your guide. It looks like they intentionally made it difficult to unwrap. Though, I can think of better passive aggressive ways to take anger out than to waste a flyline to cause a few minutes of minor inconvenience.
    Like others said, must've been a shitty line.
  10. Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    All I see is a lot of indicator stops. I would have taken it as a gift.
  11. Red Arch Active Member

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    Looks to me like a running line judging on diameter and amount.
  12. Kaiserman content

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    I bet it was a prank by one of the guides buddies...
  13. sopflyfisher Active Member

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    Where the fish are located
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    i was just returning it, and didn't want it to be left behind.
  14. sroffe Member

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    One guide to another.
  15. Peyton00 Active Member

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    I would say guide friend too.

    If they were pissed they can slice a tire and ruin an hour+ of your day in 1 second. Taking the time to wrap it up, seems like a light hearted prank.
  16. Joe Goodfellow Active Member

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    They could have donated that line to project healing waters