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Any Major Dude

Started by Dougfish, May 16, 2021, 20:53:38 PM

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Dougfish

Ring, ring.

Brian (Troutfanatic) rang/messaged me.

"Going down to the PFF extravaganza. Wanna meet up and fish?"

I proposed a river, plans were made.

I meet the vet, newly a PA grad, a major dude and we caught some feesh.

Last Thursday.

The morning was cool, the fishing started slow.

The sun hit the water, and it progressed into a dry fly day.

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Flubery.

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I took a little tumble,

and my new Simms wading staff took the brunt of the fall.

Lets see how their warranty/replacement works out.

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All in all, a good day.

Good times with Brian.

No injuries. Fishes lost, fishes caught.

:cheers

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

Michael Toris

Good to see him out and about. Hope he is doing well. Pass along my well wishes next time you talk to him


Al

I get sloppy seconds - he is coming by to fish with me for bass on Monday after he goes to Ft Bragg to get outfitted for a uniform so he can march in his new hometown's Memorial Day Parade.


Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

troutboy_II

I also have a Simms wading staff that I like (except no built in zinger).  You must have really cracked your ass to do that to it!

Hope you feel better soon.  :wave

TB


Woolly Bugger

simms reply; you exceeded the design load capacity

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ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

benben reincarnated

Quote from: Woolly Bugger on May 18, 2021, 20:11:38 PM

simms reply; you exceeded the design load capacity

Basically the stance they started taking on their boots a few years ago. 


troutboy_II

Quote from: troutrus on May 18, 2021, 19:12:46 PM

Glad I purchased a Folstaf. Unfortunately I still haven't used it. 😩

Had a Folstaff (actually, trout_girl uses now), but it was and is, a pain to break down if used heavily.  Waxing the shafts helps (as it always does I suppose V:; ), but found the Simms is easy to assemble and breakdown and has saved my sorry ass numerous times.

TB


Dougfish

I wasn't hurt at all. Staff was only casualty.

Old ski pole was back in action today.

"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " -Oddball, 1970

"I don't wanna go to hell,
But if I do,
It'll be 'cause of you..."
Strange Desire, The Black Keys, 2006

creakycane

The Folstaffs can be hard to get apart, but are fairly sturdy. Pass on Simms.

Custom Riversticks are a bargain at 95.00.  You won't be able to break it.  See pics on entry 30 and contact info for Rick Humphrey, maker, in entry 29.  Superb.  Bargain at twice the price.

http://classicflyrodforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=130231&start=20

Other good staffs are made by Sharpes in Scotland.   Made for wading Salmon rivers, they are very durable, and overkill for smaller streams.



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