Hobbies: flyfishing and banjo playing.

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Baard, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. mojito

    mojito Tele-Meister

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    Hey Joel,
    Thanks for the tip. I didn't know they made such a thing, I'll have to get one for my daughter. I just hope she doesn't take it wrong. ;)
     
  2. Baard

    Baard Tele-Holic

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    Fly fishing GAS

    I jut bought my second flyfishing set in 1,5 months, and I am now known as "the sleepwalker" at home, because I get out at 02.00 in the night and stay out at the water till 06.00. Books on flyfishing everewhere. My girlfriend says that I do it because It´s a challenge for me, not like playing the guitar, "because you already know how to do that, it´s not so much of a challenge." She´s got a point. But I´ll add that it´s also because it´s an activity that I can do whenever I want, and i can choose when not to do it as well. And I get a great feeling of flow by doing it.


    The banjo thing is still living, and is even more attractive now that i found out about the mute, thanks.


    You cant drink beer and fly fish at the same time, at least not when you´re learning how to do it like I am now. I still have spinner gear and use it, but if i´m going to learn how to fly fish I cant run for it all the time, even if I´m not good enough yet to catch mutch with my fly gear. It´s nice to have found a new hobby.



    Baard


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  3. stantheman

    stantheman Doctor of Teleocity

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    THAT'S WHAT DROVE ME NUTS

    all that fly tying and off-season fly making and feeling like I threw 300 pitches in 7 innings....did I mention tying the
    leader to the wrap in the cold water....
    When I saw "A River Runs Through It" and the way those
    guys looked down their noses at baitcast and spinning
    guys I figured "maybe's there's more to it than meets the eye". Thankfully I saw Paul Hogan in the Foster's Beer
    Commercial (with the Louisville Slugger) and went right
    back to what I grew up with....in fact the biggest fish caught on the Merrimack River in Lawrence last year was
    a 54 pound Carp that a 6 year old girl caught on a
    "Snoopy Rig".....
    Baard I admire You for persevering though.
     
  4. lenny

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    i LOVE the fact that i can read about fly fishing, read about fly tying, practice fly tying, practice casting, learn about fish, learn about insects, learn about rivers, learn about the tides... etc etc etc
    i guess i bore easily lol
     
  5. Baard

    Baard Tele-Holic

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    Yeee

    Heee heee, Just after writing that I caught a 4 lbs pike on my pike fly. In a pond just down the road from me. My first fish on that rod.


    Baard


    Baard
     
  6. trag-o-caster

    trag-o-caster R.I.P.

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    Are you saying that we're all invited over for a fish fry? :D

    Congratulations! Now go catch a whole mess more!
     
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