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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Let's talk about breaking fly rods shall we?

When I had my health scare a while back, one of the problems I developed and never found out why was almost passing out. Whenever I lowered my head, like when I getting ready to lie down, everything would suddenly get gray, I got sick to my stomach like I was going to vomit and my heart would race. Scared the crap out of me more times than I care to remember. But...I've never broken a fly rod.

Be patient, I'm getting to my point. Today after I got home from work, I pulled out an old unused and unloved fly rod to look it over and see if it was worth putting some time and money into. Suddenly I felt a stabbing pain just behind my right ear and I dropped like a sack of potatoes. I don't remember if I actually blacked out, but the familiar feeling of wanting to throw up washed over me. 

I laid on the floor for maybe 2 or 3 minutes stunned before I started to regain my senses. Then I remembered...turn off the damn ceiling fan before you go waving fly rods around, idiot. If you're curious, the rod is not worth fixing.



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  1. That is awesome. Seems like all my rod tips have a half-life.

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    1. I hope you didn't start a trend buddy!

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  2. Oops.... Sounds like something I would do.

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    1. Hey Dean, I thought I would have done it sooner since I play around with my fly rods a lot. I guess we're truly brothers of the angle.

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  3. Had me going there Howard.
    Good advise about the ceiling fan.

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    1. Alan, I once promised folks that I wouldn't be dispensing fishing tips or advice...

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  4. Well that's not good. Sounds like I need to send you some foam pool noodles to put on the edges of your ceiling fan blades. Gotta protect yourself from yourself.

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    1. Yeah Nick, please send me some foam noodles. Can you also send a recipe on how to cook them?

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  5. Howard my friend, you are one of a kind.

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    1. Yeah Mark I know. My dad asked for a refund after he took his first look at me.

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  6. straightjacket
    Sagetrout out

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    1. Hey Sage, where the hell have you been? Fishing?

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    2. Hope things are going better on your end.Sometimes i need to stay away from the internet,it gets old.
      And, yes have been fishing every chance i get.
      Only have 3 more words to say,DRY FLIES NOW!!!!!!
      Sagetrout out

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    3. Hey, I've got dry flies. I'm waiting.

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  7. Howard
    This first and last fishing rod I ever broke was with the ceiling fan--nasty little bugger that fan!!!
    Thanks for reminding all of us

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    1. Hi Bill, you can verify that you were minding your own business and the fan wiggled and grabbed your rod...can't you. Thanks Bill as usual.

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  8. Howard, you have been watching too many Bill Dance fishing shows.....................
    However, you did have me going there for a bit.........................
    The other thing we have in common
    Mom and Dad always referred too me as the "Bingham County Accident"..............

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    1. Oh Mel, would I put you on? This is a 100% true story. I was called the bull in the China shop!

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  9. I knew there was a reason I don't have a ceiling fan!

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    1. Hi Mike. I just asked the home general for a raise in my allowance to replace a crap rod.

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  10. Oh Howie... What are we going to do with you? You are sounding more and more like me. Accident prone! . = ) Be careful!!!

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    1. Emily, I resent that. I'm much older and had more experience than you.

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    2. You have more exoerience with accidents? ; )

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  11. Brilliant! You had me going there for a while with that "pain behind the ear" ! lol.
    Our local fly shop learned quickly to un-instal;l the fan over the rod rack many years ago, when an innocent customer decided to waggle the most expensive rod in the shop

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    1. Hi Andrew, welcome. Thanks...I think. I've been known to embellish or take liberties with some of my posts. I swear on a stack of PBR empties that this is a true story. Luckily it was a beater rod and not a good one. ;)

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