Would you rather...

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by generic, Oct 13, 2013.

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  1. Go on a 3 day trip and get skunked?

    18.6%
  2. Fish 14 hrs, hook an obvious state record, and lose it - no eye wittness or video/pic

    81.4%
  1. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Lose the fish. 90% of fishing to me is the game, and the game is whether I can fool a fish into eating my fake food presentation. So in my mind, I would have 90% caught a state record (and it would be a brown trout, by the way).
     
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    Salmo_g Active Member

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    Yeeeaaahh, because losing a big fish is like, waaayy important. In the grand scheme of things.
     
  3. Skysoldier

    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    I could not have said it any better.
     
  4. KevinLS

    KevinLS Active Member

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    Lose the fish. Lugan has it right. At least you know your doing it right, and have a heck of a fish story to tell around the fire. I hate getting skunked...
     
  5. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    I'll opt for the 3 days of fishing and all that goes with it.
     
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  6. underachiever

    underachiever !

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    I'd take the 3 day skunking solely because it's a longer time spent fishing. I don't mind getting skunked and don't get angry about losing a fish either so the particulars of this example don't matter much to me.
     
  7. generic

    generic Active Member

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    I'm not sure what I said came across the way you may have understood it.

    I would much rather have loved someone, and lost them, than lose a big fish. Loving someone doesn't even compare to much of anything else in this life.
     
  8. Rick LaRiviere

    Rick LaRiviere Active Member

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    Having a big fish on and losing it is what keeps us coming back. I lost a huge bow years ago on one of my favorite rivers. My cousin was with me, and was downstream of me. He saw the fish go by as it headed for parts unknown. I took a 7+ pounder years before, and Cuz said that it dwarfed that one.! Anyway, I couldn't stop the fish, and couldn't follow it down. Hook eventually pulled and I lost it. Been sick ever since, and often return to that area, swing the same fly in the same place, but to no avail. But yes, definitely better to have loved and lost than not to have loved at all. I think of that fish often... hmmmmm
     
  9. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    I'd take losing the fish. After all, the tug is the drug.

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  10. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    I'd Kobayashi Maru the shit out of the situation. That world record replica mount will look mighty nice on the wall of my man cave.
     
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  11. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    I do hope you were playing a different themed version of 'would you rather' with your kids than the way we play it...
     
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  12. The Duke

    The Duke Been around

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    The funniest drive home of my life consisted of about two hours of "would you rather." Things got pretty twisted. The delirium had set in from an all weekend OP skunking.
     
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  13. generic

    generic Active Member

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    Didn't matter. The last question to my 6 yr old daughter was, "Would you rather marry someone whose last name was Wilkenstienshoemakerdroften or Doo Doo?"

    Needless to say, we lost them after that question...:D
     
  14. jersey

    jersey livin' the dream

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    Three days of being out seems a bit more enticing.
     
  15. Mike Ediger

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    Yeah but you were in the game!!! You had a chance, and you got to play the game!!! Do you have any idea how many people never get a chance to play in the big game with a championship on the line?
    Give me a chance at the fish of a lifetime. If I lose it so be it, but at least I would have had a chance and got to be in the game!




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