Patagonia selling tenkara gear

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  1. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Patagonia is selling tenkara fishing gear: http://www.patagonia.com/us/shop/?k=51

    I like that company for its high quality and corporate ethos, but now we'll have hipsters crowding our streams around Seattle.
     
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    I don't know what's worse hipsters or yuppies.
     
  3. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith DBA BozoKlown406

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    There are nicer Tenkara rods to be had for a lot less. I don't know what's so yupster about it.
     
  4. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Tenkara is a ancient form of simplistic fly fishing ,which like speyfishing is making a come back. What's old is now being rediscovered with modern technology.I have found it to be another form of entertainment in the realm of fly fishing.
     
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    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Rural grundgesters are the worst.
     
  6. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    <troll> Yuppies and hipsters are annoying, but so are stubborn old men. <troll/>
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Tenkara=A cane pole and a piece of string and a worm and a bobber. I fished that way when I was a little tyke.
     
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    Dude, do you know what a hipster actually is, or what defines a hipster? Go stand on Capital Hill and let me know if you see any hipsters (assuming you actually know what you're looking for) wearing Patagonia. Hint: The people you see wearing Patagonia are not hipsters.
     
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  9. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Anyone every high stick nymph with those things?
     
  10. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    You're probably right that I no longer know what a hipster is. I lived on Capitol Hill for half a year in 1999 when I moved here and similar hip 'hoods in Chicago before that. Now I'm an old guy living in the 'burbs, and am probably clueless. i assumed some of the people I see with Patagonia down jackets and vests in Seattle are hipsters, but maybe I'm wrong.
     
  11. jake-e-boy

    jake-e-boy sans caféine

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    that has already been going on if ya didn't notice
     
  12. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Thanks David, that helps. Made me think that I should just do an image search for "hipster": http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=hipster&FORM=HDRSC2

    Looks like the males of that subspecies are a mix of what I used to call "metrosexual" and "granola dude". Is that about right?
     
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  14. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    Arguing over what a hipster is? That's a whole new level of something for WFF.

    In honor of the special occasion...

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  15. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Yeah, sorry Josh. Just trying to keep my knowledge on this important topic up to date. (Poor little kitty).