Register now on PaFlyFish.com! Login
HOME FORUM BLOG PHOTOS LINKS


Sponsors

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users



(1) 2 3 »


Do You Fish With Your Spouse

Joined:
2009/5/17 8:12
From Media Pa
Posts: 4332
Offline
There was an interesting article in the Fall Edition of the Trout Unlimited magazine discussing the best ways to fish with your spouse. I for one would never want to start fishing with my wife as IMHO there are things I want to do alone. She is a "quilter" and has never expressed a desire to fish with me. She has conveyed to me many fond memories of fishing with her Dad in the Pine Barrens when she was young so I know she is not adverse to the sport. That having been said we golf together several times a year and we love doing this together especially when we are a twosome and have the course to ourselves. Is this a contradiction? Fish no Golf OK? It is just something about the solitude I get when I fish. Very little talking to anyone, listening to the rhythm of the stream and the wonderful music made by the songbirds along stream banks. This is "my time". My "down" time. Thoughts?

Posted on: 2013/11/14 10:12
_________________
I'm Locked In Tight and Out of Range. I Used To Care But Things Have Changed. Bob Dylan


Re: Do You Fish With Your Spouse

Joined:
2011/3/31 12:18
From Clearfield
Posts: 2491
Offline
No, but I would. I have no problem with, and actually would enjoy fishing with my wife. I have tried, and she will never do it. So I'm on my own.

Posted on: 2013/11/14 10:26
_________________
www.theavocations.blogspot.com


Re: Do You Fish With Your Spouse

Joined:
2010/5/1 9:10
From NE OH
Posts: 1259
Offline
Nope…she has no interest. One of my daughters loves to fish though.

Posted on: 2013/11/14 10:29
_________________
"You don't need 7x. All right, 7x...now you're just being stupid. That's ridiculous. You know what else...throw away the 6x, because that's garbage too." -Hank Patterson


Re: Do You Fish With Your Spouse

Joined:
2011/5/26 10:12
From Dauphin PA
Posts: 2765
Offline
This thread is against single people. Such prejudice should not be tolerated.

When I was married, she'd hang out / tan / read when I went fishing. The girlfriend I had prior to that was really into it. After taking her a few times, she bought her own gear and usually was the one that wanted to go fishing. Hell, she even got a vanity plate "9ft-5wt". I'll also guess that she'd outfish most of us. Lol.

Posted on: 2013/11/14 10:34
_________________
"Excelling at making people angry since 1967"


Re: Do You Fish With Your Spouse

Joined:
2012/3/22 8:26
From Couldn't Care Less
Posts: 5409
Offline
NO!

When I was a golf addict I took the better half golfing once on vacation .... and once only!

Posted on: 2013/11/14 10:52
_________________
There are no evil thoughts except one, the refusal to think


Re: Do You Fish With Your Spouse

Joined:
2006/10/18 15:46
From Patterson twp, Pa (Beaver Falls)
Posts: 6457
Offline
My wife fishes maybe once a year with me at a private lake. She's caught a few fish on the fly but it in no way interests her. The first item on my daughters Christmas list this year is a fishing pole. We're getting there.

Posted on: 2013/11/14 11:02
_________________
www.risenfly.com




Re: Do You Fish With Your Spouse

Joined:
2012/1/16 19:14
From North east ,Maryland
Posts: 101
Offline
NO! showed her how to cast, she did well, Spent $500.00 on equiupment, took her one time. Results, afraid of the water, slipping, you name it. Out 500. bucks.Now if we go away; she shops i fly fish.

Posted on: 2013/11/14 11:03


Re: Do You Fish With Your Spouse

Joined:
2009/5/17 8:12
From Media Pa
Posts: 4332
Offline
Having started this I must report my wife does like shopping in the Downingtown Orvis store. She likes the woman's clothes

Posted on: 2013/11/14 11:08
_________________
I'm Locked In Tight and Out of Range. I Used To Care But Things Have Changed. Bob Dylan


Re: Do You Fish With Your Spouse

Joined:
2008/1/31 17:19
From Pretty much everywhere at some point, Thorndale today.
Posts: 13357
Offline
I have. But she doesn't fish anymore. She took the class at PSU, got the equipment, and went once or twice, but didn't keep up with it.

She enjoyed herself, but in a mildly amused sort of way, not a "this is something I HAVE to do more of" sort of way. I think I'm too passionate about it for her. She seems to enjoy just about anything, but doesn't want to "get into" anything. I think FF is something you have to kind of really get into to be successful. She wants to do things, but only things that you can decide to do once in a while on a whim and still get full enjoyment.

Posted on: 2013/11/14 12:20


Re: Do You Fish With Your Spouse

Joined:
2010/6/9 12:35
From down the block from the Letort.
Posts: 889
Offline
yep, my girlfriend and I get out on the stream just enough, always a good time. Then again, we enjoy plenty of active pursuits together, lots of bike rides, plenty of skiing, hiking. She's into it and enjoys it and gives me a chance to fish from a different perspective where it's not 100% about me. Instead I get to share some of what I've learned over the years and seeing her progress is fulfilling in its own way. Our only real gear outlay was for her waders and boots, I pretty much had extra of everything else for her, so the entrance hurdle was pretty low for us. I still get plenty of quiet time on my own on the water during the week and she understands when I need to take a full day on my own, just as she does herself with her hobbies. It's a pretty sweet balance we've found.


Posted on: 2013/11/14 12:59


Re: Do You Fish With Your Spouse

Joined:
2006/12/13 9:28
From Other side of the tracks
Posts: 18115
Offline
I have fished with my wife, but that all stopped when I got married, and yes, I am still talking about fishing.

OK, I take that back. I now remember fishing with her twice since getting married. We had a good time. I tried to teach her how to golf on a few occasions but that didn't go so well.

Some day I will build her a bamboo fly rod and teach her how. Already have the blank.

Posted on: 2013/11/14 13:13
_________________
There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance." -Henry David Thoreau--


Re: Do You Fish With Your Spouse

Joined:
2011/3/7 13:04
From Christiana, Delaware
Posts: 284
Offline
No

Posted on: 2013/11/14 13:27
_________________
Jeff


Re: Do You Fish With Your Spouse

Joined:
2010/7/18 7:23
From Lansdale
Posts: 957
Offline
"NO! showed her how to cast, she did well, Spent $500.00 on equiupment, took her one time. Results, afraid of the water, slipping, you name it. Out 500. bucks.Now if we go away; she shops i fly fish. "



Hope you got a different setup than what you already had.

Posted on: 2013/11/14 15:12
_________________
To err is human, to forgive depends on the error.


Re: Do You Fish With Your Spouse

Joined:
2011/7/7 20:06
From South Central,PA
Posts: 392
Offline
We fish together a couple times a year and I go by myself any free chance I can get. My wife actually got me back in to it after I gave up the fly rod for many years. I don't know if she realized the monster she created!

Posted on: 2013/11/14 16:46


Re: Do You Fish With Your Spouse

Joined:
2012/1/13 15:28
From Ferguson Twp.
Posts: 2406
Offline
When we were dating, yes. ( even have the pic to prove it )
Now that we're married no, no longer interested.

Posted on: 2013/11/14 17:23
_________________
There is a need to fish, to be in the water. It soothes the soul...



(1) 2 3 »



You can view topic.
You cannot start a new topic.
You cannot reply to posts.
You cannot edit your posts.
You cannot delete your posts.
You cannot add new polls.
You cannot vote in polls.
You cannot attach files to posts.
You cannot post without approval.

[Advanced Search]





Site Content
Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Stay Connected

twitterfeed.com facebook instagram RSS Feed

Sponsors
Polls





Copyright 2014 by PaFlyFish.com | Privacy Policy| Provided by Kile Media Group | Design by 7dana.com