One thing I hope you’ve noticed about this blog is that I like to keep the overall tone positive. I try hard not to throw anyone under the bus except myself — which is hard because there are some real idiots out there who are practically begging me to mock them. But I’m not taking the bait– at least not in print. (Come find me around a campfire.)
Your comments seem to track along these positive lines as well, which I really appreciate. Granted I’m pretty sure some of you are hitting the sauce pretty hard when you write them (which I love of course!) but all the comments are funny, poignant and all-around a good read. Makes for some good clean fun, don’t you think?
That said, the boys over at Fly Talk have launched a debate that has caught my eye, so I thought I’d bring it over here for a change of pace. Their question is: What makes a fly a true fly? Does it have to be made of natural materials that were once part of a living creature? What about foam? Does it make a difference if they are tied or glued? Do “spoon flies” and gummy minnows count if you throw them on a flyrod?
So have at it. Give us your thoughts. A rare blessing from me to get more aggressive in the Fly Fish Chick comment thread. Shout it from the mountain top, tell us how you feel.
While we’re at it, let’s roll up our sleeves and cover some other touchy topics…
Would you listen to an ipod while fishing? (another Fly Talk debate)
Cast upstream only — or is downstream acceptable?
Freshwater or saltwater?
Dries or nymphs?
Are bananas really bad hoodoo on a fishing trip?
If you touch the leader and the fish unbuttons, does it count as a boated fish?
How do we solve America’s healthcare crisis?
What’s the best movie in the Godfather trilogy?
And once and for all, would the real BBQ please stand up….Texas Beef or Southern Pork?
Got anything else?…Throw it in the mix! Vent to your heart’s content. Be loud. Be nice. Anthony’s in charge of breaking up any fights and making sure no one says anything mean to me.