Friday, May 29, 2009

Who Said Fly Fishing Was "The Quiet Sport"?

From our friend (D. Cabarle) at the Fly Fishing New Jersey forums comes this......

They say the internet is the great democratizer. Or maybe it's that it has a way of bringing us all to the same age bracket.

The one thing about the internet is that no matter how you post something, you can't give your words tone, or inflections, that might show you are being serious, sarcastic, silly, funny, or any kind of emotional context. It's kind of like when someone says, "You are something, you know that?" If you can hear their tone of voice, or sense their emotion when they say it, you will know whether they are complimenting you, or being sarcastic. It just one more thing we have to adjust to in the electronic age.......thankfully, I can go fishing without any interference on that cell phone stays in the car.

If you are going to get involved in a forum, it's also important to take a deep breath before you respond to someone's response to something you post on an open forum (did that make sense?).......or else guess what happens........all hell breaks loose. You have to read this thread to believe it. Prepare yourself for some real shits and giggles....and don't take it too seriously if you aren't used to this stuff. Most of the players know each other (virtually or personally).

Thanks for a few (many) laughs, Dennis. Oh, and I vote to keep him.

Life is Good. Although it can be tough if you don't know how to play chess.

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