Pretty cool Wes.......i read the entire article.........and as we all should know by now, "Opinions are like ********, and everybody has one." So, for me that has always meant that we're all right....and in a sense, nobody is wrong. It's all in ones point of view. I'm refering of course, to fly fishing as a "sport." As someone who deals with it every day as a sport, in the sense that my wife is the Captain of an international team or two, ("competetive fly fishing"), and because i know many who are involved with competitive fly fishing.....i have to give them their propers as sportsman...........but also, as someone who actually see's fly fishing as something that absolutely has nothing to do with "Sport," i also think that until we go FAR beyond looking at it in just such a simple minded way.......we will remain in trouble, in terms of rising the consciousness of those who need to help us, and have the power to help us do the things we need to do, to insure that the "habitat" is saved for future generations. As long as fly fishing is deleniated as just a "sport," and not totally understood as the much deeper thing it really is......we will not gain the political clout we need to impower ourselves to truely be able to save the wild places we need to insure, for the futrue of "the sport." And as long as the "industry" is more concerned with "promoting the sport, and selling rods".....anglers will continue to see their weekends as something so precious, they need to spend them ALL fishing, instead of doing stream work or planting trees. Greed begets greed Bro. i've watched this me me me me me me atitude perpetuate itself for years amoung fly fishers. And the only thing they can talk about in the bar at the end of the day, is size and numbers.................bores the hell out of me. You never hear them talkin' bout the rip rap or riparian work they just completed along a stream. Or how many vibert boxes they just got installed into the strem bed for rearing young trout. It's all, check out my new $800 rod........boring Bro. Highly BORING. i guess it's just me.........but i don't see much of a future for our steams and rivers if fly fishing is going to be continuely looked at, as just a sport.......i don't think that enough caring individualls will be inspired to do the work that needs to be done if that's as shallow as it's going to remain. There simply isn't enough time left..............you dig?
Date: Tue, 22 Sep 2009 18:39:41 -0700 Subject: [VFB] Something different: Orvis/Old Mill Fly-Casting Course From: w...@wadaworks.com To: email@example.com . I will be doing this Thursday for the first time with friend Steve. It's an 18-"hole" deal. http://tinyurl.com/kokwq5 Last weekend Orvis sponsored a Pro-Am tournament with a bunch of neat prizes. I was not in town, so couldn't participate, but will at least check it out on Thursday evening. I have seen a couple of the casting areas, but never have seen or casted the entire course. Wes Wada Bend, Oregon _________________________________________________________________ Insert movie times and more without leaving Hotmail®. http://windowslive.com/Tutorial/Hotmail/QuickAdd?ocid=TXT_TAGLM_WL_HM_Tutorial_QuickAdd_062009 --~--~---------~--~----~------------~-------~--~----~ You received this message because you are subscribed to the "VFB Mail" group. To post to this group, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org To unsubscribe from this group, send email to vfb-mail-unsubscr...@googlegroups.com For more options, visit this group at http://groups.google.com/group/vfb-mail?hl=en VFB Mail is sponsored by Line's End Inc at http://www.linesend.com -~----------~----~----~----~------~----~------~--~---