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The Dude Lifestyle => Abiding In The Great Outdoors => Topic started by: Jianblade on June 01, 2016, 08:37:11 PM

Title: Fishin'
Post by: Jianblade on June 01, 2016, 08:37:11 PM
Do any of you dudes go fishing? Got any tips for a new fisherman?
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Post by: SagebrushSage on June 02, 2016, 01:40:02 AM
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Title: Re: Fishin'
Post by: Jianblade on June 02, 2016, 02:47:29 AM
Oops, I meant to write 'new fisherman', haha sorry dude!
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Post by: SagebrushSage on June 02, 2016, 03:13:08 AM
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Title: Re: Fishin'
Post by: BikerDude on June 02, 2016, 09:30:37 PM
Bring beer.
Title: Re: Fishin'
Post by: Liam_123 on June 02, 2016, 10:41:52 PM
Bring beer.
Beer and fishing go hand in hand

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Title: Re: Fishin'
Post by: ZenDudeist on August 07, 2016, 04:30:30 PM
I go fishing to relax occasionally and sometimes the hardest part to remember is just to do it to relax. I have nothing against those who make a sport or a competition out of it but generally when I go I just take something to drink, a book or headphones, or just abide in nature while occasionally minding the hook and rod and all that. Done in the right frame of mind, it can be a true spiritual experience. Get too caught up in the actual fishing part, and it can turn you into a cussing maniac with a tangled line and a hook up the ass.
Title: Re: Fishin'
Post by: bodhidharma on August 07, 2016, 04:47:58 PM
I wonder how relaxed the fishes are?
Dharma blessings
Bodhidharma
Title: Re: Fishin'
Post by: ZenDudeist on August 07, 2016, 05:11:58 PM
Considering they spend most of their time making a fool of me, pretty relaxed.
Title: Re: Fishin'
Post by: bodhidharma on August 09, 2016, 04:13:32 PM
Like yer style, dude!
Take 'er easy
Title: Re: Fishin'
Post by: Reverend Al on August 09, 2016, 04:48:46 PM
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish, and...uh...uh...uh...you know?
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Post by: Brother D on August 09, 2016, 04:53:54 PM
My neighbour recently gave me all of his fly fishing gear, which has rekindled my interest.

 I used to fish from the beach and rocks, but have neither the time or patience to do either anymore. I cannot be bothered to hike for miles, only to stand in one spot and waste bait in the rain.

Occasionally I take the kids tiddler bashing at the harbour, but that's all lately.

I used to love fly fishing (about 20 yrs ago) and think that there is something pure about it compared to others forms of fishing. I also promised my neighbour (who is 74 and not got the ability to cast a fly anymore) the first fish if I did decide to go again as a thank you for the gear.
Title: Re: Fishin'
Post by: Liam_123 on August 09, 2016, 05:33:43 PM
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish, and...uh...uh...uh...you know?
He will either fish for a day or drink for a day.

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Title: Re: Fishin'
Post by: Reverend Al on August 09, 2016, 06:01:44 PM
Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day.  Teach a man to fish, and...uh...uh...uh...you know?
He will either fish for a day or drink for a day.

Based on the people I know who fish as a hobby, I'd say both would happen simultaneously.  ;)

Actually, fishing kept food on the table (literally sometimes), clothes on our backs, and a roof over our heads when I was growing up.  Dad worked for Pan-Pacific Fisheries, a cannery on Terminal Island in the Port of Los Angeles that processed tuna for human and animal consumption.  When they opened in 1946 they were the most state-of-the-art facility in the U.S., and at one time were the only full-service cannery in the continental U.S. (meaning everything from catching the fish to shipping it cooked and canned was performed in-house, and not sub-contracted).  Increased regulation forced them to shut down in 1988, but the facility and 15 others like it are on the Los Angeles Conservancy's list of historical buildings so they currently sit abandoned on the island in various states of disrepair, awaiting someone with big bucks to repurpose them.
Title: Re: Fishin'
Post by: BikerDude on August 10, 2016, 04:40:52 PM
I reiterate.
Bring beer.
Title: Re: Fishin'
Post by: Brother D on August 11, 2016, 08:37:56 AM
On a few occasions, I used "forgetting" to take, or run out of bait, as an excuse to go and get mashed in the sun by a lake (back before I could drive).