D-nymph wrote:VTNZ wrote:I just think the sport, passion, hobby, whatverthefuckyouzecallit....has jumped the shark. A TR a few years back of some cool place I'd never been to along with some truly witty and twisted banter was what drew me here.So, this place, for you, is & has been only about the TRs. Interesting.
But now not only is no place secret or low key, the social media webs and the fuckall attention span means I feel like I've seen it all before. Trout-done and done again, very,very few places a TR would perk my interest as something fresh, let's say. Steel? Fucking overkill, literally and figuratively. Salt? All the guys with attitudes and salt stuff are mostly gone (hold on, let me check, watch this [hands around mouth, yelling at the top of my voice: WOLVES!!!! LTD....you there? Hello? tap,tap..])....nothing like a Vitamin D/sunlight deficiency in seppovian winter and some salty attitude banter. Alaska? Salmon eating crayola crayons and rainbows with cleft palates...Bass? Pretty flies,but they'll eat a wine cork with a hook in it fyi...
And the only things left are the priciest, privatized places: Atlantic water, Iceland, or say, Kamchatka. And even now, there are look at me fishing video TR's all over the place....chasing the dream broheem...trustfund stylie.
Did I mention that this place is also become mostly a my rod is longer than yours swingy fishing site? But hey, buy a Reddington "Chromer"...lol.
The game has changed with social media overload...."if" I find a place left on earth truly cool to fish and special....no fucking way I'd post it here or anywhere....we're overcooked.
Remove the Overeaters Anonymous bake from the front page and the place would have boards on the windows.
Solution? Go fishing...with no camera or phone, and just bloody well enjoy it. Sorry teh suk....
Heaven forbid, I like(d) seeing pics of folks fishing around the world.....on a fishing site.
Literacy is a bitch, but I wrote above I also like the banter, especially from the salt guys and their sweet surliness,etc.
But no,I come here to aspire to join an adult Frat, watch yanks fawn over a very witty Austrian while all amazingly start talking/writing like said Austrian, check in to see how WB25 and Notre Dame are doing in the Football thread on a fishing site, pour sips for somebodies neighbor 5 doors down, and look at the now formulaic can of micro-brew with a 2 handed rod.....on a 45 ft wide trout stream. Oh, and read So-So Joe's writing; which I do enjoy.
And clearly, I'm not alone....I mean look at all the activity upstairs.
The rest....well, Peetso covered it spot on.....
I hope I didn't infer that I was antifingerbanging. Its an art I hold dear. - RT