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Weekly Shortcasts for 2013-01-24

Posted by Tom Chandler 1/25/2013


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Tom Chandler

As the author of the decade leading fly fishing blog Trout Underground, Tom believes that fishing is not about measuring the experience but instead of about having fun. As a staunch environmentalist, he brings to the Yobi Community thought leadership on environmental and access issues facing us today.

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Tom Chandler: ...the writer was trying to convince me the young urban angler was the future of the sport… Wow, really? A generation saddled with enormous college debt and are the most underemployed? A generation that, from my personal observations, demands the "nice" things that their parents earned without the hard work that their parents put in? I try to be an optimist, but I'm having a tough ... more time seeing this.
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I had not read the whole site before, but yikes. Osteen: Seems like a bunch of marketing, marketing, and more marketing without much meat to me. If they can get $2,300 for a rod with no description of how it performs, more power to em! Well, marketing without "meat" is just bad marketing, nothing more, and I think you hit it on the head. Honestly, I read one of the blog posts (the writer was trying ... more to convince me the young urban angler was the future of the sport), and I really couldn't make any headway at all. Peace out...
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Osteen: Hey, to each his own… I spent some time on their website trying to figure out what’s going on there. Seems like a bunch of marketing, marketing, and more marketing without much meat to me. If they can get $2,300 for a rod with no description of how it performs, more power to em! I’ll stick to my Phillipsons. I came away with the same conclusion. Also I was a bit horrified at how they mangled ... more the cork and mishmashed ideologies (inspiration from Northwest tribes and european longswords ... really?). Somewhat reminds me of people in tech who don't understand the tech yet try to garner "street-cred" by tossing around all the tech buzzwords they can get their hands on.
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Hey, to each his own... I spent some time on their website trying to figure out what's going on there. Seems like a bunch of marketing, marketing, and more marketing without much meat to me. If they can get $2,300 for a rod with no description of how it performs, more power to em! I'll stick to my Phillipsons.
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Worse than the hipster aspect, these guys are apparently selling t-shirts for $42!!! That's even more than Patagucci, who we can at least be sure stands behind their gear.
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Not sure if mr. spoken-word hipster understands the essence of flyfishing, as the most pure moments in this sport have left me speechless or stammering and reminiscence brings a quiet smile - not mild verbal diarrhea. But what do I know, that may be just me.
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paul worsterberg of the deplacements: I really found this posting to be…oh, wait!winter x-gamez are on!! Could be comment of the week (and it's been a good week).
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Hmmm. My take is it isn't quite over-the-top enough to be a parody. In fact, huge swaths of it resemble my trips with Wally.
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Fun gear parody - http://youtu.be/AuqUc4cPeI8
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I really found this posting to be...oh, wait! winter x-gamez are on!!
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Definitely one of those WTF moments. What is the demographic for this (or their gear for that matter)? I've met some young people who are interested in our sport but they generally don't have a hip-hop bent to them. Maybe I've just never seen them in their native environment. Urban Fly Anglers? And who are the other folks in this video? They're decidedly the most un-hip, white bread middle America ... more types I've ever seen. I cannot be jiggy with this. Oh crap, that's late 90s hip. I'm so dated.....
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"Live Fly". A tag line that somehow is suppose to mean something but in the end means absolutely nothing. Like so much marketing it's hollow and embarrassing. This illustrates quite well that fly-fishing should not be talked about except with a fellow fly-fisherman and that, in the company of no more than two. I just spent the weekend dry-flying on the stream with my Graywolf-McFarland glass 4wt.; ... more his regurgitation of the Iliad fell far short of that humble and refreshing experience.
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Tom Chandler: Tom Rosenbaeur of Orvis — fingers steepled and clad in white robes — suddenly lurches to his feet. For 15 minutes he mumbles semi-coherently about the Book of Revelations, bootfoot waders and Trident submarines I'd rather See Jerry Kustich, Glenn Bracket, Tommy Dorsey, Tom Morgan, Chris Raines, you know guys that are involved in building fly rods.... :) pretty sure horvis builds ... more mostly garden implements (tomato stakes) now.....
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Let's get this together with Hank Patterson & his sidekick around the sunglass bonfire, and add a mama grizzly coming through the brush - the result would rank right up there with Young Frankenstein or the aforementioned Blazing Saddles. Go for the chode!
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I liked it. But then, I'm not as hip as the rest of you. Maybe, if I can go fishing more...
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EXT. NIGHT CAMPFIRETom Rosenbaeur of Orvis -- fingers steepled and clad in white robes -- suddenly lurches to his feet. For 15 minutes he mumbles semi-coherently about the Book of Revelations, bootfoot waders and Trident submarines.An Instant Hipster/Spoken Word Hero is born.Slap a pair of sunglasses on him, and suddenly he's selling Helios 2 fly rods ("I'm feeding my addiction, stay fly") like they're ... more iPhones.How long can Orvis ignore this blockbuster sales technique?
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Bill: I watched the video first and then got yelled out for it in the second link. Its just not my day…. We'll work on that for next week.
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Okaaaaay.....Would work in a Poetry Slam....yeah,gotta go with the faux art thing though. It's soooooo cloying and earnest and everyone is so....Portlandia....I kept waiting for the bass line.....I'll stick with "Thrift Store",thanks.....
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No, I didn't notice. I lost interest after the first few lines.
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I watched the video first and then got yelled out for it in the second link. Its just not my day....
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Dan: Ya know, I *wanted* to dislike it. But it wasn’t so bad. The performance was pretty good, but despite all the hype in the video's description, it's the fly fishing equivalent of a Gap ad.
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Ya know, I *wanted* to dislike it. But it wasn't so bad. However, the whole Corey Hart vibe turns me off. Unless of course that campfire is nuclear fueled :).
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marty: Does my red and black wool shirt and vest count as outdoor flyfishing urban lifestyle apparel? It does if my Stormy Kromer hat does. And yes, my "Yooper" hat would go great with white-rimmed sunglasses, especially around the campfire.
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fishskicanoe: Hipsters? Why not? Hey, everybody's welcome. It's the commercially driven (anyone else notice the company tagline at the end of the performance?) faux art performance that pushes this over into the apocalyptic column.
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The campfire conversation with my brook trout brotherhood friends is exactly like that.... ish.... lots of poetry and the classics very erudite ... or it sounds that way after the mason jar of um ...springwater makes its third round. (in reality it probably resembles a certain scene from blazing saddles a lot more closely than I'd like to admit) Does my red and black wool shirt and vest count as outdoor ... more flyfishing urban lifestyle apparel?
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Hipsters? Why not? My generation of hippies, yippies and such contributes pretty heavily to the current population astream. Look at McGuane's and Harrison's old pics. Or Richard Brautigan (ok, he was a Beat). Its all cool. Go with the flow, man.
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