08-23-2013, 03:23 PM
Please Enlighten Me
Ever since I was a kid I've had a passion for competetive sports as well as flyfishing ! The big contests always get me excited like the World Series or the NBA finals but international competitions like the Olympics really get me going. That patriotic feeling when the U. S. goes head to head in a big event just gets me pumped up . I was so bad as a kid that during one Olympic Basketball final game between the United States and Russia (back when we still had college kids as a team not the "Dream Team") I broke the family TV set slamming it when we were robbed of a victory ! Took me a year on my paper route to pay that one back !
To my point, why cant we win the World Fly Fishing Championships? Or even medal? Another year goes by and the Czechs , the French and the Italians again leave us in the dust! You mean to tell me with all the great fly guys in this country we can't put together a winning team! The kids team won ! But the regular team can't?is it the system of choosing the team? Is it the lack of funding? Is it the pre competition training? What? It just seems unfathomable to me that with the fly fishing community we have in this country that we can't compete!
Please will someone tell me what this is and not the excuse that they have more experience in European venues and waters because for a good fisherman that has no bearing!
Hoping to hear some really good responses on this so maybe I can comprehend it better!
Thank You in advance!
"I was born to fish" Lee Wulff
"There's more B.S. in fly fishing then there is in a Kansas feedlot." Lefty Kreh
" It ain't over till it's over." Yogi Berra
"Your not old,you've simply acquired a patina." Swirlchaser