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i stole this from another forum but i really like it

You Might be a Trout Bum, Brother...

You might be a trout bum, brother,
Despite what others think,
If you've held a cardboard sign that read:
"Will tye flies for drink!"

You might be a trout bum, brother,
If your waders always leak,
If you've ever lost your footing
In a cold and slippery creek.

If you've ever had to take a crap
Once you've put your chest-highs on
And wipe your a$$ with pine cones
While your buddies carry on.

You might be a trout bum, brother,
If you'd rather brave the snow
Than watch NASCAR celebrities
On phony fishing shows.

You might be a trout bum, brother,
If you've ever taught a kid
To make a roll cast or a mend
Like my uncle did.

You might be a trout bum, brother,
Let me make it very clear,
If you've ever pulled an errant fly
From your buddy's ear.

You might be a trout bum, brother,
If you've ever made a friend
On a stretch of lonely water
Or a pool at summer's end.

If you've smoked 'em when you had 'em
And slept inside your truck,
If you've pounded pocket water
Without any luck.

You might be a trout bum, brother,
If you hear the river's song
At home when you are dreaming,
At work when days are long.

You might be a trout bum, brother,
If your fly rods all are named
After hunting dogs or sweethearts
Or women of ill fame.

You might be a trout bum, brother,
If you've never fished for money, the ruin of all sport,
Nor fished with "Members Only"
At a club or a resort.

If youv'e ever sought the company
Of wilderness, alone,
If you've ever had the hunger
To fish where few have gone.

You might be a trout bum, brother,
If you've ever shown some grace
To a wild brown or brookie
And returned him to his place.

If you've ever met a pilgrim
At the tailgate of your truck
With a grin and hearty handshake
And wished him, "Best o' luck."

You might be a trout bum, brother,
If what matters in the end
Has more to do with something else
Than catching trout, my friend.

You might be a trout bum, brother...
 

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Guilty as charged!.....Except for the fact that I'm usually the one that is having the "errant flies" pulled from my body!!! Ouch!
 

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I do squeeze the barbs, but apparently not enough on that nymph, as there was "something" still catching the flesh in there. My buddy had to use the old "tie some line around the hook bend, and then jerk" method-of-removal. I will say that method IS NOT pain free!!! I will admit, for the record, that was not the first time...once even required some novacaine and a doctor's service, but I won't go into that story now!
 
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