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Old 02-05-2018, 02:34 PM
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Never forget that when fishing these women are in the wild which is loaded with men. Our daughter had to quit fishing the beach because of guys ragging on her and dropping unkind, even vulgar, remarks. Having fished the beach all her life, she has a center console now. Without an escort a woman cannot fish from shore, certainly not at night.
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Old 02-05-2018, 07:28 PM
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Women may seem rare in hunting and fishing. I only see a few fishing and fewer flyfishing (Salmon River). I do see some spin fishing the surf and Troy Dam.
Where I DO see a LOT of women is hiking the Adirondack High Peaks region. The hikes I take there go from short hikes...one mile (one way) and 800 vertical feet (that's 80 flights of stairs)...on up to hikes like Mt. Marcy which is over 7 miles (one way) and 3300 vertical feet. I see couples hiking all these mountains but I see many women in pairs or groups of 3-4. The trailhead signs give you words of caution on dos and don'ts, and every few years they lose a hiker or two usually to injury, being lost, hypothermia or a combination of the three. My daughter and her friends easily keep up with me, or pass me, while going uphill. They carry appropriate weather gear, extra food flashlights etc.

JoeG, like you, I've run distance for 35+ years (but recently backed off a lot...the knees!). There are many women distance runners out there...you see them training everywhere. This past year I emailed three co-workers (all women) all the tips I could think of on distance-marathon running. They all safely finished.
Love to hear that Frank. I'm sort of the old nut that runs in all weather down hear in Breezy. Two benefits that accrue. First, all the young ladies want to ask about marathons, how to start, how to manage injuries. Naturally I'm up to it. The second and more relative ( to SS ) benefit is running the low tide lines, mid tide lines etc. I apply what I see and it often times pays off. I have had more than a few first or second cast fish just because I know where a little depression in the surf is.
BTW, I kept all of the info you supplied on fishing the Salmon River and hope to get another shot at it this year. Thanks again for that.
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Old 02-06-2018, 02:57 PM
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There is an incongruity with women fly fishing. No woman, other than GI Jane, is going to fish at night and that is when you are most likely to encounter stripers from shore. Of course if the woman has a guy along than the issue is solved; she could also be packing heat like my wife does and then she would not need a guy. Never forget that a Smith and Wesson is always sober.
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Love to hear that Frank. I'm sort of the old nut that runs in all weather down hear in Breezy. Two benefits that accrue. First, all the young ladies want to ask about marathons, how to start, how to manage injuries. Naturally I'm up to it. The second and more relative ( to SS ) benefit is running the low tide lines, mid tide lines etc. I apply what I see and it often times pays off. I have had more than a few first or second cast fish just because I know where a little depression in the surf is.
BTW, I kept all of the info you supplied on fishing the Salmon River and hope to get another shot at it this year. Thanks again for that.
My pleasure JoeG!
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Old 02-25-2018, 10:35 AM
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Our retired CG (retired) daughter teaches fly fishing. She accepts men students but gets a ton of women in her classes. She just got back from the Bahamas fishing for bones, permit and jacks. All fly fishing.
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The trouble with women entering the fishing and shooting world is from the get go they are better then men.
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Old 02-25-2018, 04:09 PM
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They are usually a lot less stubborn and way more open minded. They smell better too !
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Old 02-26-2018, 11:31 AM
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The trouble with women entering the fishing and shooting world is from the get go they are better then men.
Yes, Rich, you can say that again. Many see that they have an advantage socially in what was once a man's world. I know that at the club the guys fawn all over my wife then look right through me. Remember she is 78 years old What is it I say ......? hint: field mouse?????
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Seems that Orvis has a new program / promotion called 50 / 50. All about women achieving equality with men in the world of fly fishing. Video background is a sequence of women in streams, holding / releasing fish etc. The audio is a guy on a phone telling Orvis that "Men built this business" and ( paraphrasing ) I'm not going to buy any more of your stuff ! Haha !
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Our daughter, Susan, the one who retired a CG Captain, teaches fly fishing at a bigger mail order house than Orvis. There are men in her classes but way more women. She gets paid to play at fishing.
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A bigger mail order house than Orvis?
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shoulda been obvious and I agree....
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Speaking of LL Bean, their new policy on returns has been altered to a more reasonable policy. People were taking Bean boots they found at the town dump and returning them for a new pair. Worse, people would come into Maine with nothing, outfit themselves for canoe trip -- canoe, fishing tackle, clothing -- then return the stuff after the trip for a complete credit. Then do it all over again the next season.
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There was no doubt a lot of abuse of the LL Bean policy.

Home Depot started out with a no questions asked return policy and local contractors did the same crap here.

They'd buy new equipment/power tools/whatnot for a job, return them a week later, completely worn, caked in mud, whatever from the job, no box, no nothing and get a full refund.

Now, there is a discretionary policy so the managers can control this nonsense.
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