Would you rather...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Kaiserman, Oct 13, 2013.


Would you rather....

Go on a 3 day trip and get skunked? 8 vote(s) 18.6%
Fish 14 hrs, hook an obvious state record, and lose it - no eye wittness or video/pic 35 vote(s) 81.4%
  1. Kaiserman content

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    Just got done with our "Sundaes on Sunday" family time. We have our ice cream, then play a game as a family.

    Tonight's game was 'Would you rather'. Some of those questions are hilarious! All four of my kids got so wound up, that bedtime was a complete joke. :eek: :D

    But it got me thinking... Would I rather get skunked, or lose the fish of a lifetime at my feet?
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  2. Peyton00 Active Member

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    I would rather lose the fish.
  3. Josh Stroud Active Member

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    I have lost a few "fish of a lifetime" in close proximity, much better than getting skunked.
  4. Travis Bille Active Member

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    Lose the fish of a lifetime. At least you had it on.

    Sundaes on Sunday is good. do you do "stirfriday"?
  5. tinman207 Active Member

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    I would say lose the fish, though I have lost a few that were pretty heart breaking and haunted me.....almost would felt better to be skunked. But in the end, its always better to have had one on.
  6. GAT Active Member

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    Who on earth would rather getting skunked instead of losing a state record fish?

    That there is a no-brainer. It isn't even close. Getting skunked is never, ever a preferred option.... assuming no one dies in the other option.
  7. Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Lost in the woods.....
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    I feel your pain but at least you got to see it first. A skunk gives you nothing to remember but an off day on the water ;), I will take a lost fish over a skunk every time.
  8. Steve Unwin Active Member

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    Definitely lose the fish. I mean, you were going to let it go anyway!
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  9. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    A fish is a fish. Getting skunked happens to the best of us.
  10. RoyS Member

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    I voted for getting skunked. I hooked and landed a state record many years ago in Colorado. In my now advanced age, hooking another one and loosing it would probably give me a heart attack.
  11. Rick LaRiviere Active Member

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    No brainer... lose the fish, at least that leaves a positive memory. The hookup and battle are what counts. And those are the fish you NEVER forget.
  12. Kaiserman content

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    Interesting replies, with just as interesting reasons...

    Sometimes I go back and forth, but ultimately would rather get skunked. I guess it's the competitor in me. I'm sure many here would consider themselves competitive, but that's the beauty of what makes us so different.

    I've been in 9 championship games in 3 different sports in my life, and lost all 9. Six of them by less than one score, at the "buzzer" and /or with time running out, 2 of those, because I missed the buzzer shot, and 1 because I picked off the ball as time expired, ran 37 yrds...and taken out at the 1 and a half yard line. I'm still haunted by the "what if".

    There's no consolation for me, for making it to the final game. Maybe if I had won just one of those, my feeling about losing a state record would be different...

    Losing sucks! :rolleyes:
  13. GAT Active Member

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    Well... then I guess we know how you feel about "is it better to love and lost then never loved at all"?
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  14. Rick LaRiviere Active Member

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    "is it better to love and lost then never loved at all"?

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  15. Kaiserman content

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    No.... loving someone is waaaay different than losing a big fish! :)
  16. Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Lose the fish. 90% of fishing to me is the game, and the game is whether I can fool a fish into eating my fake food presentation. So in my mind, I would have 90% caught a state record (and it would be a brown trout, by the way).
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  17. Salmo_g Active Member

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    Yeeeaaahh, because losing a big fish is like, waaayy important. In the grand scheme of things.
  18. Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    I could not have said it any better.
  19. KevinLS Active Member

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    Lose the fish. Lugan has it right. At least you know your doing it right, and have a heck of a fish story to tell around the fire. I hate getting skunked...
  20. Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    I'll opt for the 3 days of fishing and all that goes with it.
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