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Re: The Elitist Fly Fisherman....Reality or Myth?

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the state's wild trout survey found anglers were over 90% male. go to a horse show, and the people are mostly female.

people with demographic, income, etc., differences _on average_ may self-select in to doing different things, film at 11, including types of fishing. the average fly fishing dude may make more money than the average bait fishing dude. who cares?

one clear difference is that there are more people who bait and spin fish, than fly fish, in PA. another one is that there are more people who fish for stockies only, versus for wild trout only, in PA.

so people who fly fish only, for wild trout only, are a small minority of PA fisherman, and regulations are formed in a political process.

and yes, some people have what is imho an overstated view about how fly fishing is so much better, etc. ... that view, where it exists, may not be the kind of thing that helps in a political process. when fly fisherman are a minority in the first place.





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Re: The Elitist Fly Fisherman....Reality or Myth?

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This is a great thread. I have to say both sides of the argument have some stereotypes that can be true. I've been a spin/bait fisherman my whole life up until a few years ago when I moved to Lycoming county. I picked up fly fishing there. Now I fish both ways, and get enjoyment out of both. I also bartended in the Pine Creek area and have served douchey fly fisherman and redneck bait guys. The thing is, to me at least, is there are two types of trout people. The guy who goes out first week and fills his cooler full of stockies, and the guy who loves everything about trout fishing. I consider myself the latter, and most in this forum can identify with that. At the end of the day we are all chasing the same fish. Powerbait, minnow, or Wolly Bugger, it's all the same.

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Re: The Elitist Fly Fisherman....Reality or Myth?

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The elitists are the ones who say, "Oh, so you fish PLASTIC."


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Re: The Elitist Fly Fisherman....Reality or Myth?

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I don't see how anyone can spend much time reading this board and believe that fly fishermen are some wise, refined, elite group of people :)

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Re: The Elitist Fly Fisherman....Reality or Myth?

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I don't see how anyone can spend much time reading this board and believe that fly fishermen are some wise, refined, elite group of people :)


How about trout bums with character defects and multiple personality disorders.

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Re: The Elitist Fly Fisherman....Reality or Myth?

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How about trout bums with character defects and multiple personality disorders.


Are you trying to tell us you are really Stagger Lee's alter ego?

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Re: The Elitist Fly Fisherman....Reality or Myth?

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k-bob wrote:
I don't see how anyone can spend much time reading this board and believe that fly fishermen are some wise, refined, elite group of people :)


How about trout bums with character defects and multiple personality disorders.


You aren't supposed to tell anyone about that.

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Re: The Elitist Fly Fisherman....Reality or Myth?

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RCFetter wrote:
How about trout bums with character defects and multiple personality disorders.


Are you trying to tell us you are really Stagger Lee's alter ego?


Stagger does not need an alter ego but it reminds me of when a psychiatrist told me I had an alter ego. I told him I wanted a second opinion and he said OK, I also think you're stupid.

Posted on: 2013/2/21 19:56


Re: The Elitist Fly Fisherman....Reality or Myth?

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I think that most fly fisherman have a common personality trait. There obcessive compulsive. There always looking for perfection, chasing it. Hunting it down. Wether it the perfect drift acrossed a 3 seamed riffle. Putting the sneek on a impossible brooky. Or a 50 incher in my case. Were always looking the abosolute best outta of ourselves. Chasing that perfect fly, cast & fish. Thats what keep us passionate about fishing. Well thats at least my case.....

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