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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 01-06-2005, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Passion, Obsession, Addicition?

Spey casting started as a neccessity where I steelhead and then progressed to a passion then obsession and now it is an Addiction. What has been your experience with Spey Casting?
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What has been your experience with Spey Casting?
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I'm just starting out. If all goes well, this Saturday will be my first hands-on casting experience. I have little doubt that another addict will be born.

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Klem,

I think I may be on your path, but just leaving passion and getting into the obsession stage. I'm not addicted yet. No, I'm not. (I hope nobody checks how often I log onto this site.)

Of course, based on yesterday, somebody might think I'm addicted to bad casting!

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ad.dic.tion. n

"The condition of being habitually or compulsively occupied with or or involved in something."

Yep Klem, that's it.

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As an addiction spey casting is healthier then drugs, alcohol and smoking. The cost is similar to seeing a psychiatrist but I would rather give my money to Aaron, Bob Meiser, Mike and Mark than a doctor.

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Rich,

Besides, it is good excercise, which the others are not. Therefore, it seems to me it is a very healthy thing to engage in that perhaps might be beneficial and prolong one's life.
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Let me help you word the obvious a little differently. We all know how difficult it would be to give up the twohander and go back to the single rod days of yesteryears. So the question could read. HOW MANY OF YOU ADDICTS WOULD BE WILLING TO PUT DOWN THE (BOTTLE-TWOHANDER) AND RETURN TO THE SINGLE?....

If you get any votes for the single, you'll know he's hooked bad because he can't face the truth! and vice/versa if there is no votes for the single. You'll know how DEEP, your in for.

Anywho Flytyer is correct! it will promote longevity. There's no-way I'm not going to be out there on my 80th birthday.

Welcome my addicted brother

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single hander, NO NO NO!!!! I REFUSE!!!

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I asked my wife to categorize me, since my own involvement makes an objective evaluation nearly impossible. Now bear in mind that last night she helped me perform a bunch of static distribution tests to determine guide placement on a new spey blank that I'm building into a rod. Seems like all the elements are there.....

She said I was obsessed - but not addicted - primarily because my involvement hasn't led to loss of jobs or family. I replied that addiction wouldn't be such a bad thing, not for the losses sustained, but instead for the potential gains reaped.

Upshot: a 2 week trip to B.C. is too long, but a 1 week trip is ok.

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Lets see....

In under a year and a half I've bought 9 rods (with hard commitments on at least 2 more), 5 reels 30 or so lines and spend every available free moment either casting/fishing or submerged in this obsession via print or on line.

Yep, got it bad!

And thank god for it!

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Geez, I'm kinda the opposite of Moose--in the last 9 years I've bought 1.5 rods. But the 0.5 rod was a cheap e-bay Redington to get my kids started with the 2-hander and therefore was one of my best purchases.

But, nearly all of my fishing friends are brothers of the spey.

And perhaps of greater significance is the fact that although I've only got 1 old rod I use regularly, I still became a charter member of the only known Spey Casting Club in the US (North Santiam Spey Casters), and I thought it a great investment to be a Spey Pages member!

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To me, steelheading is an addiction and a passion. The two-handed rod, in most cases, is my means to the end.

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so many so called addictions in life,i believe if a man has no reason to apply onesself,the effort would not be forthcoming;;; or a carrot on a stick in front of a mule driving onward would suffice!,i'll always love what i've acheived with two-handers,in fact;i believe my passed father would be damned proud of me ,i'll always believe i've been rightous in promoting their use on the Rogue in spite of detractors ,i'll always choose to a two-hander for personal use out of the pile of various style rods i have on hand for use on the Rogue as a measure of freedom unavailable with singles allowes me to utilise areas that others do not frequent,,i will say;a driftboat can cover more water,that's where singles can outproduce,because of the boat,but,afoot,a two-hander has no equal;i'll not back off in promoting them to all who happen to bump into me afield,,it seemed as though i was not allowed to even hold a two-hander for years as i learned how to flyfish and bumped into people, now i readily hand a two-hander to folks on the river's bank and encourage them to cast away,,,i guess getting the word out about flyfishing coupled with the longrods is my drug,,and,it's all good!,,,a somewhat natural high

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Addiction

You say "addiction" as if it were a bad thing? Was Albert Einstein not addicted to his work? And we are much better off because of it. I would say that Mr. Meiser and Mr Nodera have the addicition pretty bad. But I think we are much better off because of it!
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In under a year and a half I've bought 9 rods (with hard commitments on at least 2 more..
My goodness Moose. You are out of control .
Thank you for posting this, now I know I might be normal still.

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