Gathering of the Clan

A Gathering of Fly Fishermen
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 Post subject: WALHFOF
PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:05 pm 
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Regarding acronym, Think Beatles...

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Rod: Temple Forks Outfitters, Axiom II, 8 wt., Glenn Blackwood, Great Lakes Fly Fishing Company, unraveler par excellence: $339.85.

Reel: Cabela's WLX, bought with points: $0.00 (that's a Lamson 8 wt. reel, if you're not familiar with the sub-context)

Line: Rio InTouch Single Hand Spey Line 3D , 8 wt., bought with Cabela's points: $0.00.

Leader, 6 ft, Maxima 55 lb. leader + 18" Tyger Leader, 30#, $2.73, components (parts and stuff) Brian Smolinski, Lund's Fly Shop, River Falls, WI.

Mustad twist lock: Wild ass guess, $0.25.

Fly: Me, about $2.50 with materials and time.

So, maybe, $350.00 if you tip the waitress heavily.

Will catch pikeandbass; not debatable...will likely catch musky...

Fly fishing's not nearly as expensive as some folks wanna make it seem...


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:54 pm 
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WALHFOF: With A Little Help From Our Friends :?:

The Beatles song was "With a Little Help from My Friends"


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:19 am 
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Brian Greer wrote:
WALHFOF: With A Little Help From Our Friends :?:

The Beatles song was "With a Little Help from My Friends"


Yes, poetic license. I don't like the Beatles much anyway...so I don't feel bad about abusing their titles... ;)


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 Post subject: Re: WALHFOF
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:28 am 
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I'm not a big Beatles fan either. I like a few songs but that's about the extent.

I agree that one doesn't have to spend a bunch of money to fly fish. Two of my buddies are budget fly fishermen.
That doesn't stop me from investing more that I probably should.

Of course I've saved a lot of money by tying my own flies and making my own rods..... ;)


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 Post subject: Re: WALHFOF
PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 11:52 am 
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Brian Greer wrote:
I'm not a big Beatles fan either. I like a few songs but that's about the extent.

I agree that one doesn't have to spend a bunch of money to fly fish. Two of my buddies are budget fly fishermen.
That doesn't stop me from investing more that I probably should.

Of course I've saved a lot of money by tying my own flies and making my own rods..... ;)


Yep. I save money every time I use some of the thousands of dollars in fly tying materials I have downstairs...think of it as inventory reduction...

Since I tie the big stuff and buy the little stuff, I actually make out OK. It's easy to spend $25 on a musky fly, I can tie them (like the one in the picture) for about $5.00)


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