Friday, May 01, 2009

FlyfishMag Redux: Ten Ways to Ruin a Fishing Friendship

Ten Ways to Ruin a Fishing Friendship
By Jeff Paisley

  1. Don’t tell your friend that you bought a new boat until he sees you pass him on the river. Be sure to wave.
  2. Don’t share your flies with him because you know he will just lose them anyway.
  3. Tell him to meet you at 8:00 am but start fishing at 7:30.
  4. Don’t let him know what fly they are taking until you have a least a five fish lead.
  5. When his boat capsizes, don’t help him out of the water until you get plenty of pictures.
  6. Don’t console your friend when he breaks off the “fish of a lifetime” until you catch it and can give him back his fly.
  7. Make fun of him on his answering machine when his wife won’t let him go fishing.
  8. Buy a new truck just so he won’t recognize you on the river.
  9. Give your buddy the best spot on the river then cast to the trout rising just behind him (catching one at his feet will really make this more effective).
  10. On the way to the river, buy your buddy breakfast at a nasty fast food restaurant with a porta-jon out front, just so you can get some alone time on the water later while he runs for the bushes. (Mexican restaurants work even better if available.)


Fat Guy Alex said...

I am guilty of a few of these.... but behaviors like this is the only way to know who your true friends are, and will keep you on your toes when retaliation comes your way.

KBarton10 said...

Sweet list (as I scibble them down), I used to tell the warden "the guy below doesn't have a license - and I think he's got fish in the bushes."

... that was always good for a cavity search and a 20 minute lead.

Murdock said...

I agree with both of you. Obviously you guys fish with the same sort that I do. Pretty much anything goes. I'll have to use the warden one myself.

Murdock said...

oh and I was the victim of the porta john fast food incident. Spent most of the trip in the woods.

Capt Gordon said...

Tell your buddy that you are slamming them 15 miles offshore in your huge center console while he sits in the fishless inlet looking looking at the waves breaking over the bow of his tiny skiff.

Capt Gordon said...

Tell somebody that you will never go back to a certain secret spot and then return to that spot later with not only another guy but a third guy who is shooting a video.

Murdock said...


These come to you way to easily...