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  1. #11
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    Discover my own truly secret spot that is full of fish.

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    By the way, hypotheticals are ok, too.

    Not to leave out the more dubious:--

    Broke a fly rod (not done that)
    Seen a huge fish and put your cast in a tree. (definitely done that)
    Fly reel comes off the rod in a middle of a fight. (not yet!)
    overlapped your waders. (absolutely)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diver Dan View Post
    1. 180' cast with a two hander

    2. Get the rest of the fly rod Walleye records.

    3. Fish Alaska

    Pretty sure I can can do 1 and 3 this year, and hopefully the last of the Walleye ones in the the catch and release records.

    Maybe if I get the last of the release records, find a new place to live. I am so sick of Winter it's not funny. It's the last half of March now. It is 5* F right now and supposed to get down around -20 tonight. At this point I have had just about enough of this kind of weather. I'm thinking about driving South till someone asks me why there is an electrical cord in the front of my car and then drive a couple more hours just to be on the safe side and call it home.
    Come to Arkansas, the state could use a fly fisher who thinks outside the box.

    Dave
    I was going fly fishing until my wife suggested it, now I can't tell who is outsmarting who!

    Being "one with nature" requires a knowledge of what animals are living nearby and a weapon of sufficient magnitude to give you at minimum an equal chance of survival. No one has an invisible aura that animals can detect and sense your good intentions.

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    Build my own furled leaders
    Build my own Rod
    Catch a 30"+ Trout
    Catch a 40"+ Pike
    Catch a 50"+ Pike
    Catch a p00n
    Catch a triple digit p00n
    Master roll casting and single handed spey casting


    And last but definitely not least... own a pair of Abel nippers

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    Caught fish on a fly I tied, with a leader I furled, on a rod that I built.

    Learned to double-haul.

    I know that's not that much, but it makes me happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caseywise View Post
    going to ak next summer dan.
    wanna tag along?
    I am actually planning on a trip to AK this Summer. And amazingly, it's a lot warmer there than here. It was -19° F when I went to bed last night. I'm starting to wonder if it's ever gonna warm up.

    Hey maybe I can swing down through Iowa on the way back, pick up fishiowa, and the three of us can start a fishing show called, "Fishin the warm places!" ®

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    I've thought about it, here goes -

    Up early on a beautiful mid spring morning, have a hot coffee while breakfast is cooking. Chow down, make sure we haven't forgotten anything and head out.

    We are seeking a grand slam on this day. Cutthroat, rainbow, brown and brook trout live in this neck of the woods.

    After we slammed - an ice cream!;

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    1. Catch my first Atlantic
    2. Catch a fish on a fly I tied
    3. Try my hand at rod building (14' spey)
    John L.

    "The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?" Lee Wulff

    “Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.” – Herbert Hoover

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    Here's the list so far. I edit and add a few and set some of them aside for serious and not-so-serious reasons.


    Catch my first Atlantic Salmon
    Catch a grand slam e.g. Cutthroat, rainbow, brown and brook trout
    Catch a grand slam (name your species)
    Catch multiple fish at once.
    Catch a fish on a fly you tied
    Leave that same fly hanging on a tree branch (or a telephone wire in my case!)
    Furl your own leader
    Build a fly rod
    Break a fly rod
    Catch a fish on a fly you tied, a leader you furled, on a rod you built.
    Catch a 30"+ Trout
    Catch a 40"+ Pike
    Catch a 50"+ Pike


    Catch a p00n
    Catch a triple digit p00n
    (As a priest, do I dare ask what this is?)

    Master roll casting and single handed spey casting

    Discover a secret spot full of fish.
    Own a pair of Abel nippers

    See a huge fish… put your cast in a tree.
    Lose your reel in the middle of a fight.
    Overlap your waders.
    Bad fishing on your intricately planned, endlessly anticipated, hugely expensive trip[Inspiration:”Drifted 12 Miles of the Bighorn River in a Drift Boat, and caught 1 trout on a nice clear day”]

    Execute a double haul
    Fish in New Zealand
    Help restore a species or a body of water (Inspiration: “See Alvord cutthroats restored (they're "extinct," but I caught one last summer.”)
    Catch a 30" bull trout
    Catch 200 species on a fly

    Use 200 flies to get one species..in one day (or so it seemed!).
    Catch a paddlefish

    Put a windknot in your leader.
    Cast bamboo.

    ***********
    Introduce as many new faces of all ages to fly fishing as we can volunteer to be a mentor to a new fly fisher.

    Teach & share our skills in tying, casting, rod building, basic entomology, conservation.

    Rescue a critter (Inspiration: “I used my fishing net to land and rescue some poor prairie dog that was drowning and exhausted out away from the shore. That poor feller must have been picked up and dropped by some Hawk.”)

    (I set these three apart because they stand out. ‘nuff said.)


    *************

    Tie your own crayfish imitation (Inspiration: “Tied my own Crawdad imitation successfully, after a full 6 months of thinking and preparation about using "Alternative Materials"”. You get bonus points for doing it this way!)


    Slipped & fell into water deeper than your waders.
    Put away the Fly Gear and got out the Spinning Rod & Reel and the Treble Hook Lures. (“Hey...I didn't know better!”)


    Outfished your baitfishing and spincasting buddies.
    Make them hear about it endlessly afterward.

    (Again, these get their own place because they stand out!)

    Hit yourself in the head with a fly.
    Tied a wind knot.
    30"+ steelhead
    7 lb. bucketmouth
    halibut on a fly

    180' cast with a two hander

    Catch a record-size fish.
    Release a record-size fish
    Catch nothing but tell everybody that you caught a record size fish.
    Catch nothing, tell everybody you caught a record size fish, and make them actually believe it.

    Get outfished by a total beginner.
    Fish Alaska

    Get hooked on flyfishing
    Get somebody hooked on flyfishing
    Hook somebody while flyfishing.
    Learn how to remove a hook.

    Cook a great shore lunch.

    Discover a great postfishing eating establishment/watering hole.
    Close down said watering hole.
    Be up and ready to fish by first light—the morning after closing down said watering hole.

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    I am always tackling something new, that is why I am in this sport. Even in your local waters there is always new things to learn.

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