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    Scotty MacFly

    I want to do something different with all of you. What other things besides fishing do you like? What other hobbies do you have, or anything other than fishing? Doesn’t have to be a long list.

    I like old movies. The great stars like James Stewart, Hepburn and Tracy, Maureen O’Hara, Charles Laughlin. The 40’s to the 60’s had great movies. I even like the old Universal Studios horror movies from the 30’s and 40’s. Lon Chaney Jr. will always be the Wolfman to me.

    I like older music, but I really miss the sounds of country music from people like Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Reed and others. I can’t stand what country music has become.

    I play a mandolin, but fishing and tying flies has taken up so much time, I think I forgot how to play the thing. It’s been three years since I really played it. I need to re-introduce myself to it. My grandfather was a master carpenter and loved to work with wood. I thought maybe it would rub off on me, and as much as I appreciate good wood working craftsmanship, I’m not good at it. If I was any good at it, I would love to build wooden instruments like mandolins and such, plus bamboo rods along with it. I can call my shop Wires & Wood. I think that’s a catchy name.

    What about you guys?



    Wasn’t it Gierach that wrote, “Calling fly fishing a hobby is like calling neurosurgery a job”? 😉

    I like bird hunting (basically just an excuse to go goof off in the woods in the company of a dog – not many game birds around here at least) and shoot skeet and sporting clays. Used to race cars (SCCA) and still love driving a well-balanced sports car (or motorcycle) on a twisty road. Uncrowded twisty roads are becoming rare too.



    My list should tell something about me.

    Auto racing…..sports cars.
    Motorcycle racing….motorcross and road racing.
    Hard core 4wheeling
    Muzzleloader hunting. Mostly elk and bear.
    Knife and axe throwing competition.
    Weight pulling pit bulls.
    Weight lifting…me
    Watching westerns.



    Hmmm. some themes are emerging….

    Motorcycling and motorcycle repair
    Fly tying
    Canoeing (usually in conjunction with fishing)
    Bird hunting
    I do some spin fishing (can I say that?)
    I like helping friends and family with home renos and construction; my taste in music runs more to 60s and 70s rock; my taste in libation runs to good Canadian whiskies, neat.



    I do it all the time Brent. An UL spin setup and Panther Martins on the Arkansas River. :)

    Usually when I have an injury and can’t use a fly rod. It’s easy to cast the UL spin rod with just a flick of the wrist. Like the condition i’m in now.


    Scotty MacFly

    I have to say that I have had some great times with ultra light spinning gear with Panther Martin lures. Hands down in my opinion the best inline spinner for trout and some other species as well. If I didn’t fly fish, that would be the way I’d go.



    I agree Scotty. It is fun and the UL rod sure makes the trout feel bigger.



    I love cooking, playing basketball, and playing video games during my free time.

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