Slim, someday I would like to have opportunity to spend that amount of time fishing. I was able to make it the LMF last weekend and did real well with the guide (Trey) but I need to quit paying so much to catch fish. I gave up golf because the balls I lost cost to much and someone told me the RANGE balls I had were not allowed on the course. I hope you can enjoy the rest of you stay up there.
Post by golferjeff on May 24, 2018 10:15:39 GMT -6
JT8 - As a former weekend tour player, I can tell you that fly fishing is more expensive than golf. Rods, gas money, flies, cabins, accessories, etc all add up. A dozen balls cost $15 (top flites and precepts) but a dozen flies is about $30. And you have no control over losing flies like you do losing golf balls
Think of your outing with Trey like paying for a lesson.....
Last Edit: May 24, 2018 10:15:51 GMT -6 by golferjeff
Actually, I had about the same amount of control over losing golf balls as I do losing flies. That has a lot to do with why I gave golf up. It's too flippin' demanding and hard if you expect to play decently, at all.
Post by jt8fishing on May 24, 2018 12:29:16 GMT -6
Jeff at 15 bucks for balls for that should give you a clue to how bad my swing was. Some of the loses were the result of me being to lazy or embarrassed to look for them so I would grab another. I played with my brother in law on a course in Phoenix and was told by the pro “everyone only needs one ball on this course”. I lost three and borrowed one from my brother in law. I view all the fly fishing equipment I bought 4 years ago as my replacemaent clubs for the Top Flite set I had. I do love to go fishing even when I don’t catch any. When I get a tug it’s like hitting the ball off the tee, a hook set is like getting the ball in the fairway, fighting the fish close enough to see is putting the ball on the green. I never was a good putter either but I’ve made more with my fly rod. I would like to fish with you sometime and I know you could help me get better at it. But, a lot of good golfers have tried to help me better my swing and let’s just say they are glad I’m fishing. By the way I’m starting a search for a new driver and I’m leaning toward a 6wt outfit.
Post by jt8fishing on May 28, 2018 20:47:12 GMT -6
I haven’t picked it out yet. Likely will research it to death. I do want to try the next one out at a shop before I buy it. I was looking at the moon tonight and realized it would be a great nite to put on a mouse or popper in the pond but my dad has been ill and I’m staying with him. Was in a hurry to get out of Tulsa this morning to get here and left all gear at the house. It’s a a shame when fishing can’t be a priority. If you have any advise on the 6wt let me know. I’m going rod, reel and some line that will cast. Have not figured out a price threshold but I’m thinking no more than 600.