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Old 10-25-2008, 05:22 PM
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Default "You Need A Net For What ....?!?!?": True Story

I worked for a while in a fly shop. There was usual questions about this rod or that reel or what line to use. But the strangest request I had was from a man who came in for a landing net. He needed the largest fishing net we had. I asked what kind of fish he needed it for -- thinking it was for a salmon or a steelhead or even possibly a muskie. No not exactly!!!!! Apparently the man was restoring a building nearby. And a seagull (probably an immature adult) had somehow managed to get into the basement (completely windowless) likely coming down the chimney. The problem was the bird had been making "deposits" that even a bank wouldn't accept all over the newly finished concrete work. The seagull was obviously not very happy about being in such an enclosed space -- and was very much alive -- and active. Unfortunately the only nets we had in stock were for landing trout, not for providing a "landing strip" for a bird. I do hope the man was able to practise "catch and release" though.
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Old 10-26-2008, 11:27 AM
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Forgot to add that I must admit to wondering how many flies one could have tied with all those seagull feathers.
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Sounds like a lost opportunity for a sale... no herring imitations?
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:30 PM
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Not even a "red herring"
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