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Old 03-08-2013, 05:57 PM
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Default Strange things we do or don't do

What "rituals" or odd things do you do or don't do while fishing ?
I "don't" steal a meal from a fish by pumping it's stomach to see what it's been feeding on. I'd rather pay attention to my surroundings and figure it out.
I "do" christen a rod by rubbing fish slime from my hands on the cork.
I "do" thank God and Jesus everytime I catch a fish(okay I forget sometimes).
I "don't" break branches off to make it easier to cast to a spot for myself or the next guy/gal.
Okay so what about you ?
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:35 PM
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I talk to the fish while I'm playing him.

It's always a him until I've caught him.

Then it's a her, and I sweet talk her as I let her go.

Probably weird, but I've been doing it since I first saw Jimmy Houston kiss a fish when I was a lil'un.
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Was that 'I dont break branches' ,,,baiting us into an old discussion on the sly ?

I'm standing in a creek,,cold water up to my azz. waving my arms to cast a string on a very. very expensive stick with a fake bug attached to the end of said string,,,only to catch a fish,,,that I will release,,,and repeat this action...and you ask what do we do that is STRANGE ? come'on man,,,lol

Oh,,btw,,I've burnt a ton of natures little sticks up in campfires while sitting in the dark of night, when a perfectly good bed was empty at the house.

No,,I don't think I do anything 'strange' myself,,can't speak for others.
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i don't start unadvised arguments that have already been hashed out
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I don't talk to fish or to nature but I do spend a hell of a lot of time arguing with myself out loud. I guess that's why I don't complain too much about being crowded anymore! I have got in the habit of spitting on my flies (wets and streamers) before I fish them, either that or the Letort Stomp.
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I take a large chainsaw to branches.

I try not to fart in my waders.

I only talk to fish once they got away, and then it needs censoring.

I U40 Cork Seal all my grips before I slime them up.
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I smoke tobacco from my trout shaped tobacco device before I hit the stream...
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I try not to fart in my waders.
....I don't
I (don't)...can't...kill a fish
I sometimes shout like mad...when I catch a difficult fish
I congratulate my bud...when he catches a difficult fish
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I never even take the "wrap" off the cork handle of a new fly rod until after I have landed my first trout on it. I figure a fisherman doesn't deserve to do that until he properly breaks it in.
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I don't forget my flask of Jack when I go out for a day on the water.
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