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12-14-2006, 03:38 PM
let me first state he has enough rods/reels etc to stock a small shop...so no need there
he is a big flytier...mainly saltwater...got him the clouser traveler vise last year it was a big hit. he has PLENTY of other gear/materials/books making it tough to buy anything for him
any suggestions for the flyfisherman/tyer who has "everything"?????
12-14-2006, 06:41 PM
I've been trying to reply to this for the last hour or so... new laptop - seems to be overheating. No, I'm not going to suggest a new laptop with the LRO website pre-loaded as the home page (although that is a pretty good idea come to think of it!).
What he needs but doesn't yet have is an LRO Gift Certificate! I got one for my birthday and it's burnin' a hole in my pocket right now ;D My birthday was on Thanksgiving this year and I've been dying to get over there and SPEND IT!!
That was probably the only bright spot of the day on Thanksgiving. My son and I usually start the day up in the mountains or over on the Clinch, but this year I started the day packing boxes and hauling them from Louisville to the condos at Olympia here in Maryville. If you recall, the temperature on Thanksgiving this year was in the low seventies, with clear blue skies. For those of you not lucky enough to live here... Louisville, TN is west of Maryville by just a few miles and the condos at Olympia are right in the heart of downtown Maryville, overlooking Daniel's duck pond. Well, from Louisville in to town you come down a road that has a spectacular view of the mountains. All day long I'm seeing those mountains and thinking I need to get over to LRO, spend my Gift Certificate and go fishing! Didn't happen :'(
Maybe this weekend ;)
Go with the Gift Certificate... he'll thank you.
12-14-2006, 07:11 PM
A gift I got a couple years ago and love is the "Reel-E-Good Line Winder." It allows me to easily clean and store fly lines. With a couple of accessories I can change backing and fly lines lickity split. It was something I would never buy for myself, but has been one of my best fishing gifts.
12-14-2006, 10:18 PM
if he has everything, then all you can do is give him the best gift of all......yourself ! What Father wouldn't jump at the chance to go fishing in the Smokies with thier Son. This past summer my Father won a charter on Lake Erie for walleye and he took my brother and me......I took TONS of pictures but the ones that seemed to have him smiling the most was when he was watching either my brother or me pull in a walleye........give yourself, that is a gift that won't get put in the back of the closet......it will become instant memories that are talked about for years to come.....
hope this helps.... [smiley=smiley.gif]
12-15-2006, 12:41 AM
ok, this is silly but true. when I was taking a canoe trip through the everglades my 2 friends and i got stranded on a beach for 2 days with a party of 5 old timers. over the course of those 2 days these guys captivated us with stories of fighting gators, catching sharks, and basically just a bunch of stuff that 3 young guys typically don't get to hear anymore. I mean these guys were like a living history lesson from a time forgotten. anyway, this one guy was about 80 and he wore this ridiculous red hat that said "born to fish, forced to work". I don't know why, but that guy wearing that hat made me really happy. after 80 years of life, marriage, kids, and who knows what, this guy felt certain of one thing. he was a fisherman. I think someday when I get a little up there in age, I'll just let it all hang out and wear a hat like that. So if I was your father, that's what I'd want. now, if your father already owns a hat like that or just wouldn't go for that then you could do this. find 10-20 pictures of him, you and him, siblings all fishing, or fish you've caught, fishing trips etc. all from different times and put them all in a large frame as a way of saying, "thank you for taking me fishing and teaching me to fish."
12-15-2006, 11:15 AM
How about a guided fishing trip for you and he to take together.
12-17-2006, 05:46 PM
Guide trip for a Christmas gift. That's a go idea, I hope you don't mind if I steal that. A Tailwaters float trip will make a perfect stocking stuffer this year.
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