March 6, 2009

A Must Read Explanation

For everyone and anyone who fishes, has to live with someone who fishes, doesn't "get" fishing, has never fished, it is imperitive that you read Gaper's explanation of why we do it, how we justify it, and how and why Fly Fishing Will Ruin Your Life.

"If you do it right, fishing will make you a lonely old misanthrope whose equity includes a beater truck, a slumping trailer near a body of water, several cases of beer, a small “garden” out back and whole rooms overflowing with rods, reels, lines, partridge skins, vices, bobbins, tweezers, nippers, silicone, prescription pills and hooks in every size shape and color imaginable. Your only friends will be your dog, the guys at the fly shop and the few friends who, like you, have managed to avoid the lull of domesticity."

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Of all the consuming hobbies out there why is it that the fishermen are the ones who most love to wax poetic about how consuming their hobby is...

Miss Margaret said...

possibly because part of the sport of fishing is for them to sit on their bums waiting....waiting....waiting and it inevitably leads to fishy poetry.

FoulHooked said...

Because nobody else gets it...and...wrong. Comparing standing/walking thigh deep in water constantly exerting over 100 lbs of force on your legs while you try to balance on "greased softballs/bowling balls" for 8 hours to sitting The Thinker style is like comparing childbirth to passing a kidney stone.

_gamma_ray_ said...

Yes, you fly fishers are like Ironman/woman champions...with all that raw phsyical strength.

Miss Margaret said...

yes, i know as much about fly-fishing as you do about childbirth. i guess i was remembering "regular" fishing (excluding that time we went with ella and caught a fish per minute).

odd that there isn't more poetry about childbirth. would you like me to write some for you? no? fine. i didn't really want to anyway.