Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by bennysbuddy, May 31, 2014.
just don't bum a cigar from him.
Jimmy Carter is the most well known. He's even written flyfishing articles for Fly Fisherman magazine.
Jimmy carter is one class act,after being the president his charitable work has been outstanding & he's no slouch as a carpenter either.
The way I heard it was while Al gore was out inventing the internet,bill was out on the river fishing beads !
This is a plaque on the Magalloway river in ME. It is near Little Boy falls up the Parmachenee road from Boze Bucks camps (after the gate) for those of you who might know the area. Tradition in the area holds that the Maine Warden Service stocked the pool like crazy just before Ike got there. According to legend, Ike got a 23 inch land locked Salmon using a cane rod. Ike had just come from fly fishing in VT where he got skunked so he was very pleased to get the Salmon in ME.
Remember, also this was back in the day where one wore a tie and vest to go fly fishing.
If I might make one small political comment, George Bush the father is a fly fisher, the son, W, is a spin fisher. It kind of shows the difference in quality and intelligence between the two, doesn't it!
I read an article a few months back about Carter fly fishing for Taimen in Mongolia.
Agreed. You'll often hear how ineffectual he was while in office. Certainly he had a tough congress to work with. While he wasn't one of the greatest P's in history, one thing he did do (IMO) was to bring integrity back to the House.
If you go to there #2's Cheney is an excellent flyfisherman. Can't shoot for crap, but can throw a bunch of line. I have seen him fish first hand and he can get it done.
My dad guided Jimmy Carter into a few steelhead back in the 80s in Oregon. If I can find the photo, I'll post it.
Eisenhower was a guest often enough at the Moise Salmon Club that one of the bedrooms is known as the "Eisenhower" room. Jimmy Green said he stayed there when he was a guest of Mr. Olin of Olin-Winchester. He also said it was stocked like a tackle shop. Another one of the perks of being a celebrity or high falutin' politician, invitations to fish private water that money alone can't buy.
That's the plain and simple truth,being famous gets you into the good spots for sure. Being good looking only gets you so far I have discovered!
I believe Calvin Coolidge was an avid fly guy. Also responsible for one of the greatest presidential quips.His wife, Grace Goodhue Coolidge, recounted that a young woman sitting next to Coolidge at a dinner party confided to him she had bet she could get at least three words of conversation from him. Without looking at her he quietly retorted, "You lose."
So people that fish with conventional gear(spin, cast, center pin, hand line...) are intellectually inferior to you? I fly fish along with a lot of gear guys and many are very knowledgeable fisherman I fact in over forty five years of fishing around the world the most knowledgeable guys I have fished with used both fly and conventional gear.
I used to fish quite a bit for blues and stripers in Maine and I saw both Bushes using both conventional and fly gear. Both seemed liked they knew what they were doing when casting.
Might want to lower your elitist standards and fish along side someone using gear.
Yes, people who dunk worms or pull spoons are inferior to me. If you dont like it, too bad!
Since I fly fish ,I guess that I would qualify as a presidential candidate.I may run on the flyfisher platform next election!