Puffy Jackets and Flat brimmed hats

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by John Hicks, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. dfl

    dfl Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2010
    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    130
    Location:
    Sequim WA
    Old Man, I want to thank you for explaining something I couldn't figure out, why so many young men wear their caps backwards.
     
  2. JS

    JS Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    921
    Likes Received:
    96
    It is the generalization, G Man, that is what catches in most of our craws. Some of us, and by us I mean Millennials (a group to which I barely belong, as I am the bastard child who falls between Gen X and the Millennials), may represent the appearance of the perpetrators whom you have outed for their unacceptable behavior, but in fact have been in the fly fishing game for a long, long time and know the unwritten codecs of angling, and respect them as law. You said it yourself; you have been lowholed by the young and old alike. I have seen the behavior that you have described from the young and old alike, and I don't see the point in reducing it to a clothing issue. It is bigger than that. The entitlement issue is not one that is strictly tied to the youth in this sport. I have seen a wide age range of individuals whom act in this manor. I am not trying to perpetuate this discussion, nor am I sticking up for any snot nosed brat that you may have run into that wore a certain garment and carried a piss poor attitude. I am simply explaining why some of "us" don't care for the generalization.

    *I would like to qualify that, "a long, long time" is with respect to my total number of years on this earth. I am almost thirty, and I have been fly fishing since the age of 8 or so; that is "a long, long time" to me. It may not be, "a long, long time" to you, because you are older. It is all relative.
     
  3. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    Messages:
    24,663
    Likes Received:
    3,502
    Location:
    Dillon, Mt
    sopflyfisher. Can't you spell you. It's not very hard. Just two more letters. Yo. I'm not really the word police but most people here can spell or use the spell checker.
     
  4. Dottiesdad

    Dottiesdad Member

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2006
    Messages:
    216
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    Puyallup, WA
    Is there a sociologist on the board that can comment in a learned fashion about why this thread elicits all this response?

    DD
     
    jimmydub likes this.
  5. Darthmonkey

    Darthmonkey Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2009
    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    234
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    Looks like someone's glycogen levels are a little low. I'd recommend a bottle or two of

    [​IMG]

    to help ease your crankiness. Or perhaps...

    [​IMG]

    is more your style?
     
  6. jimmydub

    jimmydub Active Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Mill Creek, WA
    My thoughts exactly!

    Does the hat in my avatar qualify as a flat brimmed hat? Do my layers under my rain jacket make it look puffy? Can you clearly see how my tube has a busted zipper for the top of the back pouch?

    Or do you see me holding a nice rainbow during early morning on Pass Lake?
     
  7. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    4,168
    Likes Received:
    1,927
    Location:
    Pipers Creek
    This thread has many Labeling Theory atributes......
     
  8. David Dalan

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

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    2,412
    Likes Received:
    1,117
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    I'd wear a puffy jacket like the other kids, but they only come in "little people" sizes. Just to clarify, if you're under 6'2" and 250#, you are indeed a "little people." :p

    I do own a nice down jacket, but it's ass in the rain. So, alas, I am puffless.

    Same for the hat, blessed with a 7-7/8 hat size, I find I cannot wear hats made for most mere mortals.

    At least they make shoes I can wear.

    (Less facetious now...)

    I could not care less what you wear on the river. Frankly I wear as little gear as I can get away with. I'm quite frightening when it's over 100 out...can you say Daisy Dukes? I jest. Or do I?

    If I ever meet any of you on the river, I've got leader, flies and strong back if you need it. Fishing is too much fun to be spoiled by needless Caste-ing.

    Get it? Caste? Oh never mind.
     
    jimmydub likes this.
  9. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    6,952
    Likes Received:
    832
    Location:
    Kenmore, WA, USA.
    Just like .......

    [​IMG]
     
    David Dalan likes this.
  10. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    Messages:
    24,663
    Likes Received:
    3,502
    Location:
    Dillon, Mt

    It takes a lot of work to be a complete asshole. I have to work hard at it as it is. I have to work very hard to keep this image up.
     
  11. jimmydub

    jimmydub Active Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2009
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    61
    Location:
    Mill Creek, WA
    Don't know if I agree with the definition of "little people", I'm a shade above 6'2" and a shade below 170. I like to think I'm bigger than most people, it helps my ego ;)
     
  12. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    Messages:
    24,663
    Likes Received:
    3,502
    Location:
    Dillon, Mt
    Skinnier than hell ain't you.
     
  13. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2005
    Messages:
    2,847
    Likes Received:
    1,361
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Better watch that wind, if you are ever in Montana. You may find yourself in North Dakota before you stop rolling...
     
    Porter, David Dalan and wadin' boot like this.
  14. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2004
    Messages:
    7,175
    Likes Received:
    1,267
    Location:
    Not sure
    If this isn't the funniest thread I can remember, it's damned close! Thanks all for the good laughs. Sharticles indeed!

    K
     
  15. Bill Aubrey

    Bill Aubrey Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2006
    Messages:
    1,092
    Likes Received:
    185
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    I know I'm gonna regret this show of ignorance, but....what the hell is a puffy jacket?