Gathering of the Clan

A Gathering of Fly Fishermen
It is currently Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:28 am

All times are UTC - 5 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:51 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:33 am
Posts: 80
Ever buy a rod and you have three days to inspect, test it and return it if you don't like it - - -well by golly, I have the solution for that when it is 15 degrees outside with 20 mph winds.

Some time back I had bought a nice little 7' 4wt built by L.J. Downes. And it was one of those kind of days when the rod showed up and more in the forecast. Aha - I knew exactly what I was going to do after thinking about it for a minute. Hopping in the lear jet and heading for Arizona was out of the question so I did the next best thing.

I went up to the church. It has nice high ceilings, long aisle and I was set. I opened the foyer doors, put a little hardy LRH on the rod, positioned myself with the alter behind me (to simulate bankside growth) and stripped off a little line, and a couple false casts and shot that tippet right through the foyer doors. OOoooh yeah, it was sweet.

I played with it there for a bit and went home with a big smile on my face. I was kinda wishing the ceiling fans hung down a little lower though so as to get a feel for fishing it with an overhead canopy of branches, etc., but can't be too picky.

what made me think about this is I have another rod that should be here sometime this week and I'll probably need to do the same thing again.

i think Peter was really smiling down on me that day.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:14 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:10 pm
Posts: 644
Dude...that made me grin...

Thanks.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 5:11 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:18 pm
Posts: 252
Location: Leo, IN.
Did somewhat the same thing with a new line on an old rod one time. A big church near me has a full size Gymnasium complete with maple floor. By standing at center court and casting to the corners I could cast about 75 feet of line. Worked great and in the middle of the week I didn't even attract any attention.

_________________
Duct tape can't fix stupid, but it can muffle the sound.
Nurses can't fix stupid, but we can sedate it.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:53 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:18 pm
Posts: 432
hilarious

_________________
"Do not eat the meat raw or boiled in water, but roast it over a fire..." Exodus 12:9


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group