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Old 06-24-2013, 06:59 AM
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If I can find purple fly line then my wife will be addicted...
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Ask them if they saw the Americas Top Model episode where they revealed that 90% of all models say their biggest kept fitness secret is fly fishing...
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Ask them if they saw the Americas Top Model episode where they revealed that 90% of all models say their biggest kept fitness secret is fly fishing...
I really don't see how fly fishing is good for fitness, unless you jog from your house to the river/pond, at least not in a significant way. Yeah you probably build a little muscle casting a rod all day, but I've been fly fishing for a long time and haven't notice the slightest increase in my strength or fitness because of it. Most of the time, you are standing in the same spot.

Maybe it's because none of us want to leave the water to go get food, so it's really controlled starvation.
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I really don't see how fly fishing is good for fitness, unless you jog from your house to the river/pond, at least not in a significant way. Yeah you probably build a little muscle casting a rod all day, but I've been fly fishing for a long time and haven't notice the slightest increase in my strength or fitness because of it. Most of the time, you are standing in the same spot.

Maybe it's because none of us want to leave the water to go get food, so it's really controlled starvation.
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I think at that point, hiking is their best kept fitness secret. Occasionally, while hiking, they do a little fly fishing.
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Turns out the wife doesn't care about purple fly line...

She said the only way she'll go fishing with me is if I get her a purple rod :banghead: I guess if I can't find one then I'll have to get someone here to make me one...
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Here's a purple one for you, errr uhhhh her.

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This isn't exactly purple, but close and a portion of proceeds go to a worthy cause. A little more spendy though.

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Looks like Elkhorn makes the only true purple rod that I've seen. She better love me because they cost more than any rod I have...
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based on the title of this thread I will make this remark... since the advent of the shorter 4 pc rods...there has not really been a reason to get permission slips any more to bring in new fly rods...

Yes there was a time way back when we had to pretend we hurt ouselves playing softball etc (our leg was very straight) and sneak into the house a new two piece purchase... (actually shotguns fell into that category too...)

dont laugh too hard...I bet I hold the record...I worked my PT jobs in fly and hunting shops to acquire all my precious booty......but with new technology we have been set free...

my only advice to get to the next level is this...start to make your own rods...OMG...the possibilities are limitless...t
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