U.S. Presidents

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  1. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Which U.S. Presidents were flyfishermen ?
     
  2. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    I'll get a couple of the easy ones out of the way. Hoover, Eisenhower and Carter.
     
  3. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I know Obama has actually fly fished.
     
  4. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    Teddy...
     
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  5. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    George Bush Senior.
     
  6. Pat Lat

    Pat Lat Mad Flyentist

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    The better question, or at least the question that can't be answered via Google search function is: Based on their pesonality types, how do you think they fished or would have fished?
    Being the cheater that he was, if Bill Clinton fly fished, I'm sure he'd be a dirty ass nympher, thingamabobber and all.
     
  7. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    So I must be related to Bill Clinton...
     
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  8. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Let's be careful here folks, I'm fairly sure that the mods have had it up to you know where with politics and I'm fairly certain we have a zero tolerance policy now for political poop storms.

    Now with that, my brother used to attend Emory University in Atlanta and while there he had the opportunity to hear Carter speak. Someone ask him if there were any secret Presidential perks and Carter said that on occasion he would some of his "Camp David" trips were actually helicoptered trips into Pennsylvania streams.

    Oh and there was also the President in the movie Swordfish who was killed by John Travolta while he was fly fishing on some stream somewhere.
     
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  9. DimeBrite

    DimeBrite MA-9 Beach Stalker

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    Bush caught a >100 pound tarpon on the fly rod with Andy Mill guiding. That should earn him a monument or at least his face on the currency.
     
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  10. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't mind civil talk. But if it goes political, those who do the crime better be prepared to do the time.
     
  11. Dan Nelson

    Dan Nelson Hiker, Fisher, Writer, Bum

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    jeff bandy Make my day

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    I believe it was a senator.
     
  13. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    Yup, and the d-bag was wearing neoprene in a stream in summer, what a twit...:D
     
  14. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    Dwight Eisenhower was by all accounts quite a fly fisherman. Besides favoring the famous H&L Variant (aka the House & Lot) dry fly pattern, he was also reported to prefer Hardy's legendary Marvel bamboo rods.

    K
     
  15. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Oh man, in my head all this time I liked that moment so much more because I believed it to be the president. But yep you're right it was a senator.