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Old 02-20-2013, 04:51 PM
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It has nothing to do with rod color whatsoever. It's all in the hat you wear.
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I don't know about anyone else, but unless this is an attempt at satire then I am completely lost. Maybe it's me and I'm not getting the American sense of humor

You make the perfect cast and presentation, the fish rises to the fly and says, oh no the rod colour is wrong, turn away
Eddie: The guys are just having some fun, nothing serious here at all! You can tell we are all getting a little cabin fever with the long winter.
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I take each rod to our Priest and have him perform the Roman Catholic Rites of Exorcism.

Fishing is a hell'va business anyways.
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Eddie: The guys are just having some fun, nothing serious here at all! You can tell we are all getting a little cabin fever with the long winter.
I did kind of guess that I was not getting the American humor, thanks for the clarification.

By the way, IMHO, it's not the rod or the hat colour, but the colour of your waders
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Eddie,

It's all humor, you can tell by the way I'm smiling and what I had to say in the post I made earlier


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Hi Mike,

Good points your making with this topic. I have found that rod color and a well coordinated attire are mostly species specific. I use dark grey rods for my trout C&R as well as grayling fishing. The earth tone of cane is best used on the days when I really don't care what I catch.

Olive green; now that's the big fish color. I kid you not Combine olive green with the proper wader and jacket colors and you can knock them dead. If I were taking you fishing I would offer you one of my black & camo with the barbed wire graphic Chevy caps to wear also. I have 2 of them that the dealer gave me when I got the truck.

These fish were dead when photographed but I released a total of 13 during the 3 day time span of the three pictures. I wore the clothing and used the olive Spey rod each day.

Click the image to open in full size.

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This catching went on for the remainder of the season and I wore the same cloths and cap and I slept with the olive Spey rod. I don't know for sure how many fish were caught and released but I took 3 for food they were 33 - 34 and 42 pounds.

I have found that for whatever reason when I used a gloss black 1981 Hardy Spey with scarlet whippings last year all of the fish were smaller. I caught more of them but they were no doubt smaller. I also wore an old black cap with a red North Face logo on it, strange. This spring I am going back with the olive blanks on a new Hardy Marksman 2 'T' series rod and wearing the Chevy cap and Filson jacket. Time will tell if I am onto something here.

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I feel for the poor Scott confused by Yanks obsession with fly rod color. He, after all, comes from a serious country where they put the label on the Famous Grouse upside down so it will read correctly at the public house when a dram is pulled. In fact, I think I'll join you for a couple, Eddie.

Now an old chum of mine used to build rods from graphite blanks but would paint them a rich bamboo tan. From a little distance he expected, other Catskill fly fishers would see him casting his little cane rod huge distances. "Man alive, there is I gentleman that can really get the most out of fine cane, he expected the old timer downstream would be thinking.
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For years I've pondered the question, "Why don't dogs fly fish?" This thread points out the overlooked obvious...dogs are color blind. If they don't know what color the rod is, how do they know how to fish it? That would suck all the joy out of it.

Small wonder they prefer fetching sticks.
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Hi Mike,

Good points your making with this topic. I have found that rod color and a well coordinated attire are mostly species specific. I use dark grey rods for my trout C&R as well as grayling fishing. The earth tone of cane is best used on the days when I really don't care what I catch.

Olive green; now that's the big fish color. I kid you not Combine olive green with the proper wader and jacket colors and you can knock them dead. If I were taking you fishing I would offer you one of my black & camo with the barbed wire graphic Chevy caps to wear also. I have 2 of them that the dealer gave me when I got the truck.

These fish were dead when photographed but I released a total of 13 during the 3 day time span of the three pictures. I wore the clothing and used the olive Spey rod each day.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

Click the image to open in full size.

This catching went on for the remainder of the season and I wore the same cloths and cap and I slept with the olive Spey rod. I don't know for sure how many fish were caught and released but I took 3 for food they were 33 - 34 and 42 pounds.

I have found that for whatever reason when I used a gloss black 1981 Hardy Spey with scarlet whippings last year all of the fish were smaller. I caught more of them but they were no doubt smaller. I also wore an old black cap with a red North Face logo on it, strange. This spring I am going back with the olive blanks on a new Hardy Marksman 2 'T' series rod and wearing the Chevy cap and Filson jacket. Time will tell if I am onto something here.

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And just so all of you know.....your all wrong, it matters not the color, or LENGTH of the rod, nor the hat or shirt color.....it's all in the formula and whether you got any!
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I feel for the poor Scott confused by Yanks obsession with fly rod color. He, after all, comes from a serious country where they put the label on the Famous Grouse upside down so it will read correctly at the public house when a dram is pulled. In fact, I think I'll join you for a couple, Eddie.
You are welcome Sir, however I'd say we would be better with a Bottle of Islay, they don't get put on the rack, so the label is always the right way up.

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Eddie,

It's all humor, you can tell by the way I'm smiling and what I had to say in the post I made earlier
Now I know, maybe I'll put some Scottish Humor up, that will definitely confuse you guys
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