Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Addicted

I'm officially addicted. I've slid even further down the slippery slope. For some people it's drugs or alcohol. For others, it's smoking, food or sex. But my affliction burrows deep into my DNA and wraps its iniquitous tendrils around my very being. Its name is fly fishing.
Yes, today I took the first fly I ever tied to the water. I said a silent prayer that trout would shun it like it had herpes, but nay, one partook of that mangy fly and headed to deeper water.
I kept hoping it would spit the fly out, but alas that did not happen. My fishing buddy Howard Smith snapped this photo as I landed the rainbow.
Now my life is in ruins. I stopped by Riverside Fly Shop on the way home and came very close to giving the proprietor my American Express Card and hauling everything in his store home with me.
The sad thing is there are no support groups -- nowhere is there a Fly Fisherman Anonymous. I'm not sure where my life will go from here.

26 comments:

  1. I love fishing too! I have only gone once, but I loved it.

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  2. Ive never been flying fishing. But it looks like it would be so much fun! Continue to enjoy sport of fly fishing. I will look forward to many fly stories to come.
    Blessings

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  3. Good for you! Anything that is that much fun that isn't drugs or alcohol has to be good for you. ;)

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  4. Pretty much if you go overboard (pun intended) with it I'm thinking Jilda might just tie an anchor around your foot the next time your on the water and give you the ole heave ho...?

    Just a thought...

    Carry on...

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  5. Not such a horrible addiction, I think. You're having fun, staying out of trouble and bringing home dinner. ;)

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  6. Could be worse. Could be alligator wrasslin' :)

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  7. Macs vs PC's: I have my foot in both worlds. My personal computer is a Mac (love it) but my work laptop is a Windows 7 PC. We're all going through the hell of getting used to the new operating system. I can't find anything anymore!

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  8. But to comment on YOUR post now - I get that same way with things I love to do - especially if its something new. I can go a little overboard so I totally get what you're saying. It's hard to get a grip.

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  9. I think you should embrace it and be glad it's a safe addiction with no life destroying consequences. I haven't visited for a while. It's good to know you're doing great. Happy fishing. Oh no, now I feel like eating a nice tasty fish.
    Drop by sometime.

    Liz

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  10. just being in the water for me is fun. for sure you'll gonna love it. safe addiction!

    have fun!

    JJRod'z

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  11. Sorry you lost the first fly you every tied. :( You will have to make some special new ones. AA says to take it one day at a time. :)

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  12. It does not seem to be harmful. I have been fishing a few times, never fly fishing. It is so peaceful and relaxing, alone in the wilderness. I wish you many great fishing days ahead.

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  13. Awwwww embrace this addiction and long may you indulge!

    Take care
    x

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  14. If you would like to further explore this passion with a really delightful South African fly fisherman, let me introduce you to Phillip. I am sure he'd enjoy linking up with you:
    http://drakensview.blogspot.com/2011/08/fly-tying_09.html

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  15. I ain't a fly fishin' kinda' guy, but I love the tug of the line and the thrill of the catch.

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  16. I'm naughty. I love fishing but i always through them back because I hate to eat fish. Oh well.. haven't been able to go since I lived in Alaska. It seems like a life time ago.

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  17. ha! i used to go fishing with my dad all the time. there is something about being on the water. the silence. it's so calming! but, i've never been fly fishing. not sure i would be so good at it! i think it's a good addiction. :)

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  18. I've never been fly fishing. I'm not sure if there is a place around here where I might try it. (I live in L.A. county.)

    As always, a very funny post.

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  19. Ah Rick...you would have loved my late hubby Rich. He was an avid trout fisherman via stream. He tried fly but didn't like it as much as good old catch and release after getting his dinner's worth!! haha. I loved it too on the few occasions I went with him. I can walk a stream and read water with the best of them. Trout fisherman are good people!!

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  20. Hee Hee! There's no hope for you now, I' afraid!! I've never been fishing, but there is a fishing lake just across the field from us, and I often walk by and watch the fishermen. It always looks so peaceful.

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  21. Thanks y'all
    @Sush don't give Jilda any ideas please.
    @ JJ I'm with you. time on the water is time well spent
    @Disiree, I started following your friend that ties flies . I already learned something

    Y'all are a Fu. Bunch

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  22. Fly fishing does seem to be addicting. My husband Steve became hooked about 15 years ago. I don't fish, but I do go along to enjoy the streams and observe the process.

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  23. Just wanted to stop by and thank you for following my blog! Thank you so much! I appreciate it.

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  24. Yes, a lot of people get addicted to things like love, money, food, surfing the net, etc. But yours is better. Fishing is such a good and healthy addiction. Wish I could be addicted to that, too! =]

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