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Old 05-26-2018, 05:33 PM
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Profit = reinvestment, business growth, and both lead to jobs.
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Our daughter, retired from 30 years in the CG Reserve, has a job teaching fly fishing; she accepts men in her classes but is more popular with women fly fishing students. She knows teaching because she has a Masters in Education which she got after the Academy.
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Old 06-04-2018, 10:29 AM
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I'm not sure fly fishing is popular with women for the right reasons. My reason is that it often catches fish when other methods will not -- even stripers. Women, on the other hand, fly fish because it implies nobility and houte monde -- wrong reason.
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[quote=Francis Daignault;2434250]I'm not sure fly fishing is popular with women for the right reasons. My reason is that it often catches fish when other methods will not -- even stripers. Women, on the other hand, fly fish because it implies nobility and houte monde -- wrong reason. [/QUOTE

If they only fly fish because they have no interest in spin fishing, it's still a good thing.
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I suppose it is still a good thing as you point out. We must remember that the more people fish and hunt the greater the advocacy, thus the support of such. Also, more funds raised through excise taxes on equip which go to conservation and land acquisition. In hunting it is Pittman-Robinson, I forget what that law is for fishing
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I have met more than a few fisherman who love golf. Everyone playing golf is not fishing, usually anyway. I did bring a small collapsible set up to Doral one time. While waiting on a particular tee I hooked a peacock bass who promptly shot down a culvert...end of that idea.
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Old 06-06-2018, 09:13 AM
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In my early teens I played golf as a result of my caddying. My fishing buddy at the time was RI State golf champion one year -- among adults and he was only 16 years old. Those years summers we played golf one day and went fishing the other. He always outplayed me. In those days, around 1950, women were not allowed to play the course weekends.
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Old 06-14-2018, 02:27 PM
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Not to mention there were not a whole bunch of women fishing in 1950. I imagine that the early pioneers began around 1955 or 1960.
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Old 06-14-2018, 03:40 PM
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The woman pioneer that comes to mind is Joan Wulff. My wife wrote a surfcasting for women for SWS in the early 1970s. I know salmon fishing in Maine we never saw a woman on the river. There are many more women today. Less in hunting than fishing.
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Old 07-16-2018, 03:23 PM
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I recently read somewhere that the reason more women gravitate to fly fishing rather than other methods, like men do, is because men are more about the end game ( catch ) and women are more about the experience, the casting, nature etc.
I might agree with generally that but not 100%. There have been more than a few times when I took the skunk home but still enjoyed the outing, mostly in places like Montauk, or the Catskill creeks where the settings themselves are enjoyable.
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Old 07-17-2018, 10:38 AM
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I recently read somewhere that the reason more women gravitate to fly fishing rather than other methods, like men do, is because men are more about the end game ( catch ) and women are more about the experience, the casting, nature etc.
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Joe, that might be a generalization that only fits in some cases. Also, never imply that fly fishing is not catching because that would be a big mistake. I have repeatedly made fools of people around me with pool cue surf tackle while I fly fished. Al Bentsen was once aghast beside me at Race Bar while he got nothing with his big Harnell while I trounced him fly fishing. I have also done that elsewhere. Sure, there are situations where fly fishing is not advised; one has to know the difference.
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Old 07-25-2018, 07:30 PM
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Very much a generalization for sure, but you were a night fisherman and I would bet that the very few night fishing ladies were accompanied ( I think we talked about that once before ). In the daylight we have a whole different experience, not to mention that very few Catskill fly fishers are active at night with the exception of the mousers looking for giant browns. I think I might go to Somerset next January with a clipboard and ask the ladies why they like to fly fish and shy away from the surfcasting.
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Old 07-26-2018, 09:37 AM
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Good point, Joe. No woman would likely be fly fishing at night unless she had a man riding shotgun for her. My wife will go into the woods in the dark to get to her ground stand deer hunting but, as she says, "I have a gun." As you point out, no woman would likely fish the beach at night all alone. Of course a woman could be packin' heat if, like my wife, she has a permit to carry.
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:29 PM
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Plenty of stupid guys who would never even think that a woman would be packing. Those would not be Texas fisherman. Half the people I ever called upon or worked with in Texas, actually more than half, packed heat.
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Old 08-02-2018, 01:13 PM
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Firearms use is cultural. Texas doesn't surprise me. But here in Mass. firearms are considered evil. Only special situations, hunting or target use, might a woman have a gun application in Mass. Legally, if you don't have record and pass the BCI check, they have to allow the permit, even a woman. but they also soak you for $100 for that photo I.D. until you are 70, free after that.
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