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I was just reliving a fond memory and thought I would share. Nearly four years ago, I stumbled accross this site and was feeling a bit mischievous. It was a different format and registering was not required. Being in a bit of a playful mood, I posted three simple words:
"FISHING IS DUMB" (from Fred)

I kept my eye on the post for the next couple of days and got some interesting responses. There were a number of well deserved flames calling me an ignorant idiot, but most of them were fairly friendly. many responses were directed towards the "you just don't understand" and explanations about why people spend so much time doing what we do. Even some invitations to go fishing so people could show me that fishing wasn't really dumb. It was definitly a group of people that loved and cared deeply about the pursuit of fishing. After several days of reading responses I comprised and posted this poem:

FISHING IS DUMB

Those three little words did cause a stir,
but don't let your vision be a blur.
I'd like to thank those of you that wrote,
an invitation - encouragement - or a kind note.

Maybe those three little words were a joke,
maybe I'm truly fishing folk.
We never know who may write a post,
a lie, a joke, a ridiculous boast.

Maybe I know the feel of a nibble,
after sitting all day amidst the dribble.
The heart pounding thrill as my pole tip goes under,
setting the hook with a roar of thunder.

But let's face it folks, we are a bit odd,
we sit for 10 hours at the end of a rod.
We drool with anticipation to hear that reel hum,
fishing could be "just a little bit dumb"

Thanks for a great site Jenny and to all of you that have worked hard over the years to make this a great place to visit.
:grin: RIPPLE :grin:
 

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SKP, now you dunnit! You have to write a better poem than Ripple... :grin:
 

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SKP is dumber!
 

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:grin: I was waiting for you to jump in Jennie :grin:
 

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My ifish bobber is getting a strike. :grin: :grin: :grin:

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