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    Default I'M A FLY FISHER - Neil - April 11, 2011

    I'M A FLY FISHER

    I don?t spend lots of time on the FAOL bulletin board and I have not spent any time on other bulletin boards, fly fishing or otherwise. I scan the posts and occasionally make a comment when it seems appropriate, but generally I leave the posting to others that seem to care about such things.

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    Default I'm a flyfisher also

    Way to go Neil! You have described me and my ways almost to a Tee.

    I share your sentiments almost 100%. Jax
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    Have Fun Stay Young Go Fly Fishing!

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    I think when you get down to it, this is the way most of us feel. Great article.

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    Default Short Interludes in a Long Life, spent Fly Fishing!

    In fishing, there is spin cast fishing, there is bait cast fishing, ice fishing, and saltwater fishing.

    Then there is fly fishing!

    In many ways fly fishing could be considered "High Church" in the fishing hierarchy of the different methods of catching fish! There are so many rooms in the "High Church of Fly Fishing", there is room for everyone to follow their own paths, without stepping on the opinion's of other fly anglers, on what fly fishing should and should not be!

    Fly Fishing is a game of stealth, to be where the fish are, without them knowing of your presence. To fool the fish with a fly pattern to induce them into taking your offering as the real thing.

    My fly fishing season is short in Minnesota! A short time span in which I can travel far and near to be where the fish are, and with lucky and some cooperative fish, for a few moments, revel in a conquest of "Man versus Fish"!

    In many ways, what is more important than me catching fish, is to be were the fish are and "Seizing the Day"! This blessed very short interlude in my life, where I am at peace within myself and with the world

    Separating the everyday grind of life, keeping it far away from this sanctuary, to keep the former separated from the latter. To return homeward bound from these spiritual visits to stream-side, refreshed and renewed.

    I soak in those precious moments, for when again the Arctic Winds begin to blow, closing down the short fly fishing season, waiting until the next years fly fishing season. ~Parnelli
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    "Everyone you meet in life, give you happiness! Some by their arrival, others by their departure!" ~Parnelli

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    Thank you Neil,

    Boy, I wish that I could write like you!!!

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    I'm simply sticking with what the boss says about him being nuts.
    Yup.. That's my story...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rtidd View Post
    I'm simply sticking with what the boss says about him being nuts.
    Yup.. That's my story...
    My boss is nutty too. To bad my boss isn't Neil.
    The mountains are calling, and I must go.

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    Neil,

    That was simply put, easily understandable and dead on. I respect your right to be wrong and ask you do the same for me.

    If I knew of an appropriate literary award I would nominate the article and the author for it.
    It's easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. Mark Twain

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    Well said,and I believe that you and I could be great friends because I believe that living is easier your way.

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