Originally Posted by striperjim
Most experiences are fun and positive. I wish they all were - but that wouldnt be too much fun now would it?
The thing that was remarkable to me was the arrogance. This guy felt superior because he was a purist and apparantly this makes him feel better than the next guy.
There was a time i would have simply told him to __ off. J/O.
I guess just calling him moron shows some personal growth.
I have nothing against the purists I actually admire the tenacity and stubborness to go fishless when the fish are taking nothing but bait. It really is a challenge to hunt fish this way and holds a special charm unto itself.
Eels are somehow not considered as bait. But i digress.
Ha! Jim, I think fishing as a sport is about the most snob infested sport of any. The guy you meet was far from an exception.
You've got the "anti-" crowd,,,
anti- bait, bottom, boat, beach, tourist, bluefish, scuppers, spin fishers, conventional fishers, white bucket, daytimers, high tiders, sunny daze, east winders, full mooners, August fishers, sinker dunkers, monofilimenters, etc.
And, we have the Pros-
Pro - flyfishers, pluggers, nighters, sand spikers, surfers, jettiers, eelers, late nighters, rock owners, storm casters, custom gear freaks, etc.
Me? I like it all at certain times. Some of my better fishing days I never even wetted a line.
Now if that makes anyone "
" then they probably fall into one of the above groups
I'm just a smuck that enjoys the varietys of life enough to not be an exclusive elitist.