Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I Don't Want No Stinkin' Fish! (Not 'til now)




Ok, that is not proper English, but it totally defines this picture.  You see, my first outing to the lake to fish was a question in my mind.  I had never fished before and actually thought, "What the heck am I doing here?"  By the picture you can see how I don't even want to touch this fish!  I'm sticking it out as far away from me as I can and barely hanging on to it's tail!  Ha.  How times change...Now, I fish for hours to have a slight moment with my friend, the trout.  Who would have thought.  The OBN photo prompt wanted us to "post the photo that most likely will never find itself in a photo frame in your house."  It would have to be this one, because it is so embarrassing that I ever acted this way!  The River Damsel was afraid of a little fish...There's the sad story.  But, once put on the river, everything changed for me.  I was introduced to a fly pole, bugs and fish rising to the top to get a nibble.   I now found the world that I loved and was in my comfort zone.  It just took a city slicker to slow down and breath a little and enjoy the beauty around me.  And boy, did I ever find out that I was wrong...Fishing is Fun!!!  ;) A girl is entitled to change her mind...right?

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  1. It seems you've come a long way in you journey as a fly fisher. This photo is really funny.

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  2. Jay ~ I am humbled tonight...Embarrassing moments. Just to prove I'm a good sport! Ha.

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  3. Emily ~ Now that's a cool share =) Glad things changed for you when it comes to Trout.

    And yes, a lady can always change her mind about something...as many times as she'd like.

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  4. I think I have a few pictures of my wife holding fish like that...except she hasn't come around yet. Too funny.

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  5. Great variation on the "long-arm".You were light years ahead of yourself!

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  6. I like the picture! I've got one of my son holding a small trout like that. Hard to imagine that you were that way once.

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  7. I thank my fishing peers who can forgive me for this one act of foolishness...

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  8. Ha! It's all learning. There's a picture of my brother with the biggest trout of his life (about 16" or so) and he is gripping it like a 16" round of salami, SO AFRAID it might wriggle away before the photo was taken!

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  9. I believe that (a girl can change her mind) is Princess Rule 3. Here are a few.

    Princess Rule 1 - The Princess is always right.

    Princess Rule 2 - If the Princess is wrong, refer to Rule 1.

    Princess Rule 3 - The Princess can change her mind at any time.

    Oh, there's more.

    Mark

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  10. Oh, I'm lovin' the Princess Rules!!!

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  11. hahah. that poor fish...err..I mean girl. :) FISH CoOTIeS! yuck! :)

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  12. Kind of looks like you were practicing the LDR! Tee Hee

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  13. Since OBN is getting everyone to embarass themselves I might as well join in. That's a classic Madame Damsel.

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  14. Thanks you guys!! We all have our embarrassing moments, I guess.

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  15. You're holding that fish like you just found it on the ground! You've come a long way. Now, if we can just get you to stop sayin' "pole"!

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  16. Thanks to RD's use of the term "fly pole" I have finally come up with an official name for this addiction we all have. Wait for it..........wait........Fly Poler Disorder.

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