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  1. #11
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    Default Re: The wives don't understand...

    You want funny looks. Go camping and while sitting around the camp break out a fly rod and some small flies and go fish for lizards! You talk about looks!

    Craig
    "Never, never, never give up" Winston Churchill

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  3. #12

    Default Re: The wives don't understand...

    Quote Originally Posted by mridenour View Post
    They just don't understand us.
    Well, I bought an el cheapo rod on eBay over the weekend. I said it was for my son, and it is, sort of. And she knew it wasn't "really" for him. She was okay with the first rod and reel. Then Jason gave me another rod. I obtained another reel (for the rod Jason gave me, of course). And now I got this rod.

    I can't see it stopping now.

    Problem is, she doesn't either. Especially since she caught me looking at eBay again last night looking for a rod that I can use for steelheads. And I also need another reel.

    You are absolutely correct: She simply does not understand. Tell me again why is it more important to pay the rent on the kids' apartments in college than me buying some more equipment?

    Oh, and I also get the rolling eyes and shaking head when she sees me lawn cast. She thinks it is especially funny whenever I get hooked on one of the tree branches that overhang the yard.
    Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” –Henry David Thoreau
    Time flies like an arrow but fruit flies like a banana.” –Groucho Marx

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  5. #13
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    It's also fun to cast to cats as they move around the yard. They think I'm playing with them. My wife knows better. She keeps a REAL CLOSE eye on me when I break out my bowfishing gear.

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  7. #14
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    Default Re: The wives don't understand...

    Quote Originally Posted by airwhipper View Post
    It's also fun to cast to cats as they move around the yard. They think I'm playing with them. My wife knows better. She keeps a REAL CLOSE eye on me when I break out my bowfishing gear.
    CATfish????????.....on the fly????????? HHhhhmmmmmmmm!!!!!
    yonder

    Here I walk slowly, deliberately, taking it one step, one trout, one sunset at a time. -Harry Middleton

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  9. #15
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    Default Re: The wives don't understand...

    Toni ask me 'Michael, you have rods that lifetime warranties are a must....just to catch a fish you are gonna turn back in 5 seconds ?'

    I just answer 'Exactly, Dear, you have it now !'
    I find my meal by finding my meal's meal.

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    Default Re: The wives don't understand...

    I don't get the guilt I feel buying a $39 fly rod which will last me a lifetime and the other will drop $100 bucks on a haircut that lasts 3 weeks.

    Men are from y chromosomes and women are from x chromosomes or something like those planets. Anyways...

    Lawn casting is good for the soul. The dog likes it when I'm out here doing it...what can I say.

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    Not to hijack here but since you are all talking about practice casting in the yard I thought I'd ask.

    I was told by the local FF shop owner to not practice on grass sat can mess put the fly line. Basically said over time, all the little sharp edges of the lawn will cause abrasions on the line. Any truth to this?

    By the way, since I just got into FF again she looks at it two ways.

    1). Just one more hobby to spend money on. Hey, I have a job too.

    2). My young son is getting FF gear too so it is good with her.

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    Default Re: The wives don't understand...

    Quote Originally Posted by jaybo41 View Post
    No wife to speak of, but .....
    I don't speak of mine either
    The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart

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  17. #19
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    Default Re: The wives don't understand...

    Quote Originally Posted by turbineblade View Post
    My wife fishes along with me 100% of the time I'm on the water -- in all weather and stream conditions. I can't say I relate to this .
    Haven considered a wife in years, but if yours has a sister of the same bent .. I could change my mind.
    When wealth is lost, nothing is lost; when health is lost, something is lost; when character is lost, all is lost. - Billy Graham"

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    Default Re: The wives don't understand...

    I consider myself lucky.

    I have had 2 of these creatures you call wife's.

    Dont get me wrong...marriage has it's positives. Mostly my amazing 17 year old daughter!!!!!!

    but now....

    If i want a rod/reel gear...i buy it.
    Season tickets ....done
    long weekends away to a favorite trout stream....done.
    NOT doing yard work.........im the best.

    Companionship you say??......i'll get a Lab.

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