Fishing with flies, but not fly fishing

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by kmudgn, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. chewydog

    chewydog Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    Golden, Colorado
    Wrong. Hot air popping is not traditional. Only contemporary purists poppers use hot air.
    Where's the Zen in that?
     
  2. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    8,466
    Likes Received:
    1,181
    Location:
    Graham, WA, USA.
    Home Page:
    I have an antique popcorn popper that's been handed down through the years. .a little oil or butter in bottom, put on stove, and turn the spinner on top of the pan. The only way to do it (did i mention my family specializes in growing actual popcorn?) How they always have cooked it.
     
    FinLuver likes this.
  3. chewydog

    chewydog Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2008
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    67
    Location:
    Golden, Colorado
    Cool. You should post a pic of that, like to see it.
     
  4. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    8,466
    Likes Received:
    1,181
    Location:
    Graham, WA, USA.
    Home Page:
    0419141043.jpg
    0419141044.jpg

    This is the old popcorn popper..
     
  5. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2006
    Messages:
    5,873
    Likes Received:
    1,512
    Location:
    Edgewood, WA
  6. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    8,466
    Likes Received:
    1,181
    Location:
    Graham, WA, USA.
    Home Page:
    I'm sure patents are long since expired. Lol. From my understanding, this was bought new in the 1910s or around time my Grandparents were married (1920 I believe).
     
    freestoneangler likes this.
  7. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    8,466
    Likes Received:
    1,181
    Location:
    Graham, WA, USA.
    Home Page:
    Btw, my Dad was born in the 40s, was well broken in when he started using it as a young boy. And no markings, so no idea who made it. Just know that 5 generations of Daschofskys have used it (my great grandparents used it at grandparents house and my kids have used it)
     
  8. mat1226

    mat1226 Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    434
    Likes Received:
    46
    Location:
    Bellingham, WA.

    Well Jerry, it looks like you out of all of us are qualified to wear tweed when eating your popcorn.
     
    dfl likes this.
  9. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    8,466
    Likes Received:
    1,181
    Location:
    Graham, WA, USA.
    Home Page:
    LOL. My tweed and smoking my pipe dear sir. ;)
     
  10. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2006
    Messages:
    2,422
    Likes Received:
    2,398
    Location:
    Wallingford, WA
    Home Page:

    If all he loves is dry fly action, he's missing out on a helluva lot of fun fishing, he is like 20 miles from awesome shad runs, 30 miles from an array of striper and bluefishing opportunities, all of them on the fly, all of which would probably blow his mind, not to mention tons of topwater bass action on poppers, pickeral and white perch takes on streamers, hickory shad on euphasids, mackerel on tinsel flies etc.

    I'd say if all you love is fishing for is stocked trout on topwater, great, so be it, most of us get the karmic jollies out of figuring out all kinds of ways to catch all kinds fish. Me I am working on squid, I want to catch squid with flies, flies with like a dozen tiny needle like spikes....
     
    plaegreid and triploidjunkie like this.
  11. JesseC

    JesseC Active Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    2,032
    Likes Received:
    1,006
    Location:
    seattle, wa
    There are a lot of things in this world to have strong opinions and convictions about. Fishing is not one of them.

    Let me ask, why the hell do you even care? Would you snub your nose at a kid using nightcrawlers if it was legal? Would you snub your nose at a father who only fishes occasionally teaching his kid to fish with a jig and a spin rod? Would you snub your nose at a newbie hungry for a tug who's trying his darndest with an effective technique like nymphing and a fly rod?

    I think the real questions is, if you're so worried about the importance of the "definition" of fly fishing, what does it say about the lack of real meaning in your life and character?

    Lighten up - it's fishing.
     
  12. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2013
    Messages:
    789
    Likes Received:
    452
    Location:
    Ashland, OR

    Very true.
     
  13. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,595
    Likes Received:
    441
    Location:
    Yakima, WA
    One word... Anise. LOL

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Tapatalk
     
    JesseC and dfl like this.
  14. jjaims

    jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    76
    Location:
    Tacoma
    what he said!
     
  15. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2003
    Messages:
    2,025
    Likes Received:
    1,223
    Location:
    The Salt
    an internet discussion about definitions is now about "importance", "character", and the "real meaning" in life.

    i'm confused about who should lighten up.
     
    Mark Kulikov likes this.