How to start a fight, or how to make guides feel butthurt.

How to start a fight, or how to make guides feel butthurt.

Ray | Friday, 6 February 2015

So a couple of weeks ago I challenged some people, that included a few guides to "keep em Wet" , this got the reaction that I was hoping it would not, I would say that if this was the 1700 or 1800s I would have been burned at the stake, or at the very least run out of town as a heathen devil worshiper.

It's really funny how as a whole people are lazy, if we were not so lazy why would we waste so much time making things that make our lives easier? .

So change is a challenge in its self, we want easy but we won't change for it, we want the best but we won't change for it, we settle for "good enough" "what I do is good enough" "I'm making money and have 5Million followers so that is good enough".

To me that is sad, because that limits how much we can truly give to the sport, there is no world commission/Organization for this sport that I know of, there are a number of small organizations of types, and they all have a claim to being legitimate, but most only look at the fish as an end result of the actual fishing, or casting, there are lots of casting orientated "federations" or at least that is the loudest department of the thing. TU is a great organization, but its own mission statement leans more to preserving and enhancing the COLD water habitat 

It seems that the actual fish are left under the care of the Government and we all know that the governments of this world are poor parents or babysitters. Bordering on negligent in most cases .

"So who do we turn to" where do we turn, no wonder the numbers are dwindling according to the experts, both of fish and fly fishermen. 

So I will continue to champion for the fish, both in handling while in the care of fly fishers, and Globally, environmentally..

Lets see if this is round two!.

Always for another go around.......

HOW TO START A FIGHT

One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift... 
The next year, I didn't buy her a gift. 
When she asked me why, I replied, 
"Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!" 
And that's how the fight started..... 


My wife and I were watching Who Wants To Be A Millionaire while we were in bed. 
I turned to her and said, 'Do you want to have Sex?'
'No,' she answered. I then said, 
'Is that your final answer?'
She didn't even look at me this time, simply saying, 'Yes..' 
So I said, "Then I'd like to phone a friend." 
And that's when the fight started... 


I took my wife to a restaurant. 
The waiter, for some reason, took my order first. 
"I'll have the rump steak, rare, please." 
He said, "Aren't you worried about the mad cow?"
"Nah, she can order for herself." 
And that's when the fight started..... 


My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion, and she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat alone at a nearby table. 
I asked her, "Do you know him? "
"Yes", she sighed, 
"He's my old boyfriend.... I understand he took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear he hasn't been sober since." 
"My God!" I said, "Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long?" 
And then the fight started... 


When our lawn mower broke and wouldn't run, my wife kept hinting to me that I should get it fixed. But, somehow I always had something else to take care of first, the shed, the boat, making beer.. Always something more important to me. Finally she thought of a clever way to make her point. When I arrived home one day, I found her seated in the tall grass, busily snipping away with a tiny pair of sewing scissors. I watched silently for a short time and then went into the house.. I was gone only a minute, and when I came out again I handed her a toothbrush. I said, "When you finish cutting the grass, you might as well sweep the driveway." 

The doctors say I will walk again, but I will always have a limp. 


My wife sat down next to me as I was flipping channels. She asked, "What's on TV?" 
I said, "Dust." 
And then the fight started... 


My wife was hinting about what she wanted for our upcoming anniversary. She said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 150 in about 3 seconds." 
I bought her a bathroom scale. 
And then the fight started...... 


After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's License to verify my age. I looked in my pockets and realized I had left my wallet at home.
I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later. 
The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'.
So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair.
She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me' and she processed my Social Security application.. 
When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office...
She said, 'You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability, too.'
And then the fight started... 


My wife was standing nude, looking in the bedroom mirror. She was not happy with what she saw and said to me, 
"I feel horrible; I look old, fat and ugly. I really need you to pay me a compliment.'
I replied, "Your eyesight's damn near perfect." 
And then the fight started........ 


Saturday morning I got up early, quietly dressed, made my lunch, and slipped quietly into the garage. I hooked up the boat up to the van, and proceeded to back out into a torrential downpour. The wind was blowing 50 mph, so I pulled back into the garage, turned on the radio, and discovered that the weather would be bad all day. I went back into the house, quietly undressed, and slipped back into bed.. 
I cuddled up to my wife's back, now with a different anticipation, and whispered, "The weather out there is terrible."
My loving wife of 5 years replied, "And, can you believe my stupid husband is out fishing in that?" 
And that's how the fight started... 

Ray

keep em wet

The way it should be done