Well, it only took me two years of many office visits, labs, MRI's, and Ultrasounds (and thousands of dollars to boot) to find out what ails me...And guess what? It wasn't a doctor who gave me the diagnosis...no, it was a fellow blogger, Mark @ flyfishsc !! Doctors have not been able to come up with an answer...does that sound familiar? So, what is this diagnosis? F.P.D..."Fly Poler Disorder". All I had to do was to say the word, "FLYPOLE" in my last post! I have to give partial credit to Quill Gordon for noticing that I've been saying this word quite often. I'm thinking that this goes back aways in my ancestry...now that I think about it. You see, when my aunt and uncle went to Germany and Russia about 15 years ago, my aunt was way into genealogy...She wanted to dig around a bit for missing pieces of information. My aunt through marriage, she is Polish. My uncle, (my dad's brother) had always loved to rip out the Polish jokes throughout their marriage. So, one day, she finds some old journals in a part of Russia that used to be Prussia. And Prussia was part of Poland at one time. Oh, she was so excited...a great find!! At last, she could tell my uncle more about his ancestors. Quote unquote..."Glenn, you are such a dumb Polack, you don't even know you are one!" Haha...we all had such a good time with that story. He could no longer make cracks at her.
So, you see, I am 1/4 Polish and maybe that is why I tend to call my "Fly Rod" a "Fly Pole" ...simple. Now, for the "Fly Poler Disorder" that Mark speaks of...that could very well be something that a lot of us have...If you want to use it as an excuse, go right ahead. So, next time you are told that you fly fish too often...just tell them that you have F.P.D... And you hear that it is contagious, but cureable by only one type of treatment...MORE Fly Fishing!!! And FYI...if you fish once a week, it keeps the disorder dormant... I've done my homework on that one. Heehee. I might have a little more of this F.P.D. than the Average Joe because of my heritage, but I think that I can learn to deal with it. Ya know, I'm also thinking that maybe because I have some Polish blood, this might also be why I have leaned towards Polish/Czech nymphing too...Things that make you go "hmmmm...."!!
Oh, by the way...I'm not going to let my F.P.D. affect me in any way...See...I just got a new "Whatever"!! And it's going to be the perfect remedy...I know it is...no more doctors, no more tests...and you know...it just might turn into my "Fly Rod" someday after I get my first 200 hrs in...Me and my gorgeous "blue ribbon" beauty will do our best!! : )
Footnote: Close-outs are my weakness... Mental Note:: I spin cast with my fishing pole. Ifly fish with my flyrod. LOL, who really cares anyway tho?... as long as their is a fish at the end of it!!!