This Week's View|
by Deanna Lee Birkholm
October 13th, 2003
October 13th, 2003
We get some 'interesting' email. The word 'interesting'
is used in the same context as a friend of ours, a pastor,
uses to bail himself out when presented with a newborn
for baptism. All babies are not beautiful or handsome
(except to their families) and he really searched to
find a non-offensive term to use to the parents. He
finally settled on, "My, what an interesting baby!" With
a smile of course.
One recent email request asked:
I saw your section on the guide placement for fly rods and it's very interesting, but can you please do a section on placing casting guides on a casting rod with all the different sized guides needed.Or this one:
I will go fishing whenever I get the free time. When The clouds are out and it starts to look like rain, I get bummed out! I decided to go yesturday and the weather sucked! I went anyway and did not have any luck. Then I went this morning and the weather was perfect...still didn't have any luck. Is it possible that the area I like to fish was just not very active or was I not reading the hatch properly this morning?Or:
Any idea where I can get a ferrule to restore an old Southbend Bamboo Fly rod?From Brazil:
Please send me your free brochureOn Castwell's Knot in the Knot section:
This knot appears to be a sheet bend, but with the standing and free ends reversed from the configuration in which it is often tied.And:
Do you know if using Silicone grease (Electrolube) will damage cortland 444sl lines. If so what is the best method.Another question:
Hello: . . . I came upon your forum, and web site through a search for "Orvis Zephyr". There was only one result through Google and it was a article written by a gentleman by the name of Rapp if my memory serves me correctly.Or about the recent Fish-In:
What was the average cost of the fish in this year just curious. Always read the articles and wish I was there. Originally from CA 2 years ago seems like a lifetime and miss the clear open rivers.An occasion pat on the back:
Comments: Hi Y'allHere's a serious one:
Please could you give me some real guidance in terms of a new fly rod purchase. I have several fly rods (don't we all!), among them the following:I suppose you are wondering what I do with these. If I know the answer, I'll send a reply - in fact I send a reply to every 'real' email (no spam please). Often I suggest the writer register for the Bulletin Board and post the question there. And most do! Which gives us all something to think about.
I do recommend other websites which may have the answer, or individuals who are more 'into' various aspects of our sport.
What I do find especially interesting is the number of people who find FAOL from doing a search. Folks from many others countries looking for answers land on FAOL. (Not exactly like passing GO and collecting some bucks, but close enough.) I hope they find enough answers to want to continue using this website as a resource.
In fact, that is why we call FAOL "The Information Place."
Got a question? ~ The LadyFisher
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