Re: I cant get my brain around it...

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Posted by Dave Sellers on 2009-07-23 08:48:04 in reply to Re: I cant get my brain around it... posted by Tim Postel on 2009-07-22 23:05:51

Boy, you are going to have to re read this segment of the thread and tell me exactly when it was that I insisted that everyone be a competitor. It's not in my nature to say such a thing. I think I was insisting on honesty and I can't really figure out how that is so easily confused with competitiveness.

To use an extreme example in the context of this Loreto thread: If putting a live bait hook on the leader of a fly rod, tossing it out and catching fish is the same as learning to cast a large artificial fly on a heavy fly line and you consider those who draw a distinction between the two ultra competitive kill joys only interested in promoting their social standing then I'm not sure what to tell you other than I disagree.

Finally, no one is trying to disparage anyone's good time Carl's, yours, or anyone other anglers. I'm just attempting to avoid diminishing the time and effort it takes to learn to effectively cast a fly by calling any fish caught on the fly rod using any technique imaginable a "fair" caught fly rod fish.

To "exclude", as you put it, other methods is also not something I suggested. Drawing a distinction between methods is what I would describe as correct, honest and proper.


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