Another thermometer gone.

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  1. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    Even in my twenties I would lose all my thermometer. I quit buying them seven or eight years ago. I can't even remember why I would buy them in the first place.
     
  2. Greg Armstrong

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    Paul - you're not alone.
    I just bought one the other day and haven't even taken it fishing yet - and it's already lost! I remember bringing it in from the truck....
    It's gotta be around the house somewhere.
     
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  3. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    It's been said that at our age, 'Getting Lucky' means walking into another room and actually remembering what you went there for.

    K
     
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    Krusty Krusty Old Effer

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    Hell...I have thermometers and sometimes even log the readings...but it doesn't matter....I simply go fishing every chance I can, and pretty much the same group of flies and presentations work just fine...or don't. Very very seldom see anyone else catching fish when I'm not....no matter how they're equipped.

    Thermometers, fish finders, lucky rods, magic underwear, hydrolabs, chicken entrails, lard in a jar, subsurface cctv, weather stations, phase of moon, pimples on a witche's ass....all just toys we use to convince ourselves that we've got some kind of noble piscatorial predictive power.

    Nothing wrong with any of it, as long as you don't become the insufferable fool who thinks any of it means anything.
     
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  5. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Lagging economic indicator

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    Yes, but I couldn't find the bloody keys.
     
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    I'm gonna be 48 soon... Not looking forward to the fact that my memory can actually gets worse!

    Three weeks ago, I left my Sage on the side of the road in the Canyon. Didn't discover it until I was back in Bellevue. Good thing the pass was clear- I got a hell of a lot of extra windshield time, but didn't have to deal with chains, etc! Thankfully my 16 year old son was with me- I couldn't remember where we had pulled over last when we went back to get it! ;)
     
  7. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Been there/done that, Paul. Many times, things like that are in my hand as I search. I do find myself making greater use of innovative reminders & establishing pre/post activity rituals to mitigate the effect of having so many years of memories & ideas stuck in an old head that there's no room for any more . . .
     
  8. _WW_

    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    Years ago I used to lose pocket knives - at least several a year. Since I quit bonking fish I haven't lost a single one!

    The last time I used my thermometer was several winters ago up on the Skagit. That day it was worthless. It doesn't show the temp below 32 degrees!
     
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    I have not lost a thermometer in more than a decade!. I bought a nice with a nice one with a gizmo with recoiling string to attach to my vest. I of course forgot to attach it to my vest and then forgot that I had it. It has been "safe" in my fly fishing junk ever since. If I remember I think I look for it this week!.

    getting old is a bitch but sure beats the alternative!

    Curt
     
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  10. Greg Armstrong

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    Smalma said; ".....getting old is a bitch but sure beats the alternative!"

    Bingo!!!
     
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  11. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Lagging economic indicator

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    There's a word for that - making associations with lists, poems, acronyms - but I forgot what it is.
     
  12. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Lagging economic indicator

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    I just had a three day weekend. Everytime that happens they have to retrain me. I walked from office to office asking "Who are you again?"
     
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    GAT Dumbfounded

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    What's the topic of the thread?
     
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    I got a thermometer somewhere. It might be in the pouch of my pontoon boat. Or it could be in the gear tray of my sled. Or it could be in my rain coat pocket. Or it could be in my fishing vest pocket. Or......hell I don't remember where the damn thing is. Do we really need a thermometer in the winter time. I look at the one outside on the backporch and if it says it is to damn cold to fish I stay home. At that point it doesn't matter what the water temp is.
     
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