Archive for December 13th, 2008

13
Dec
08

Rainbow Trout Girl (acting the fool over such perfection)

 

Rainbow Trout Girl

Rainbow Trout Girl

 

In the name of love she came
This foolish winsome girl
She was all decked out like a rainbow trout
Swimmin’ up stream in the world
And she said “Please, please, I’ve lost my way
The current is too strong
In the name of love, kind sir I pray,
in the name of love”
So I took her by the hand, she took me by the will
She was all dolled up like a blue eyed pup
Looking for something to spill
And she said “Please, please, I’ve lost my way
The current is too strong
In the name of love, kind sir I pray,
in the name of love”

 

In the name of love she came
This foolish winsome girl
She was all decked out like a rainbow trout
Swimmin’ upstream in the world
And she gave one flip of the rainbow tip of her tail
And she swam back down

 

And she said “Please, please, I’ve lost my way
The current is too strong
In the name of love, kind sir I pray,
in the name of love”

 

Lyrics: Rainbow Trout, Gordon Lightfoot

How many times have you held her and gazed down and uttered words in your mind similar to ‘My God, you are beautiful’? The perfect curves, lines and colors. Perfection to the senses to be savored, admired, to slip from our finger tips. Perfection that makes us crazy, blessed, delirious, stumbling about, and later fantasizing about another meet. Never are our fingertips more sensitive and engaged than when we hold these beauties. 

Rainbow Beauty

Rainbow Beauty

13
Dec
08

spey rod design (‘shop rat technicians’ v. $$$$’d duffer)

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In the world of fly fishing the line speed belongs to the “Shop Rats”.  Shop Rats are guys and gals that hang around fly shops.  Most work in shops or are guides or are wannabee guides.  They all do a lot of fly casting and if you do a lot of anything you get better at it.  Shop Rats probably comprise no more than 5% of the fly fishing fraternity, but have a huge amount of influence on what kinds of fly rods become popular.  The core group of anglers hold down regular jobs and fish mostly on week ends or during vacations.  A lot of them cast very well, but usually don’t get to practice nearly as much as the Rats.  Another category are the rich guys who spent all of their time making money and didn’t take much time to fish until they retired.  Many didn’t get much practice except talking about fly fishing over cocktails.  Now they are retired and are making up for lost time. Many struggle at fishing and casting, but exert a lot of influence on rod design because of their buying power. There are probably many other categories of anglers and each might require a slightly different rod action to make them feel most comfortable.  The industry tends to feel that most of the other anglers out there envy the casting skills of the Shop Rats even though they probably won’t make the sacrifices in their own careers to become as good at fly casting.  This situation always poses some interesting paradoxes in rod design philosophy.  How does one build a fly rod that the masses will be able to cast well and and still appeal to the Rats. 

All this study in angling sociology doesn’t even consider that there are also different sizes of rivers, flies and fish.  No wonder there are a myriad differing rod design theories out there.  Exploring and learning about each of them is an adventure in itself.  The subject keeps many of the Rats light in the pocket book and very busy in the online chat rooms…

http://www.flyfishusa.com/newsletter/112005/




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