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u/Skeptical_Devil 12d ago

Oh man, that makes me miss my dad. Even as a grown woman with 3 kids of my own, he'd bring me the fish he caught when I couldn't go with him. And he'd smoke and can a whole bunch of it for me and bring it over. He always apologized if he kept a walleye, or if we didn't catch anything.

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u/ImpulseCombustion 12d ago

Aaaah I want to take my dad fly fishing so badly, but I know he can’t do it anymore.

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u/Choicesdfgh 12d ago Wholesome

That's what it's all about! I remember telling my father after a failed hunt that I was just glad we were able to come... he damn near teared up. I just didn't get it at the time, I do now.

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u/QuintupleC 12d ago

Ive been fly fishing with my dad for since I was 11. 13 years later and hes in a lot worse shape. Full days on the river really beat him up. Im sorry you cant bring your old man fly fishing anymore; that would break my heart.

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u/ImpulseCombustion 12d ago

I know the prospect would absolutely light him up. He had Covid, which resulted in a heart attack, he fell, was badly injured as a result. He’s okayish now, “dad okay”. You know? I don’t want to have to constantly watch him navigate over the stones, worrying he may stumble and fall. It’d kill me with stress. But… then again, that is exactly what I did to him. Ugh.

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u/CapitanChicken 12d ago

Cherish every ounce of time you have. If it's not getting in the river, just maybe go to a pier, or beside a pond or something. Hell, even just watching some fishing shows. But seriously, I'm sorry for your dad, and I hope you get plenty of time in, because it's truly horrible not having the option anymore.

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u/Saraaabeee 12d ago

Not having that option anymore fucking sucks.

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u/QuintupleC 12d ago

Well if hed love it and its in any way possible you should try for one last time. It is hard to balance on those rocks in waiters and all, so i wouldnt put any pressure on yourself. But im sure it would mean the world to him that the thought is even with you.

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u/Ocbard 12d ago

My FIL used to go fly fishing, but when he was no longer able we still made a trip to the area where he used to fish with him. He was happy to be able to see that place once more, show it to the grandkids, talk to a few fishers etc. He was grateful to return there, though it must have been bittersweet.

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u/ChileWillow007 12d ago

This is making me tear up. Never mind, straight up crying now.

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u/Anxious_Classroom_38 12d ago

You had a stand up man as a father.

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u/tryingtobebetter___ 12d ago

This is so sweet, but apologizing for walleye?? Where I live, pickerel is a delicacy!!

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u/Skeptical_Devil 12d ago

What can I say? It was his favorite

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u/tryingtobebetter___ 12d ago

Ohhhhh you mean kept it for himself!!! I thought you meant if he didn't throw it back in the lake!!! That makes so much sense, they're my favourite too 💕 your dad had great taste in fish!

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u/utopiaa 12d ago

Same. Anytime I think about fish I think about my dad. It really hurts because he just passed away last week. Wish I had gone fishing with him more.

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u/TatoMate 12d ago

Those sound like wonderful precious memories! I didn't have a dad for most of my life. but my grandad replaced that role, and we fished so much in my childhood. he even carved me out my own personal wooden fishing pole. I still have it. God I miss him

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u/Aggravating_Common40 12d ago

You had this experience?

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u/pls_coffee 12d ago

My father used to smoke too

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u/riddus 12d ago edited 12d ago Wholesome

I used to attend this yearly “Kid’s Fishing Clinic” in my youth. We met a couple of times a week for the summer months to learn to cast into tricky spots, study the dietary preferences of native fish, tie knots, water safety, etc. The most important lesson I took away was- “Catching any fish is a bonus to the blessing of having the good health and freedom to even be on the water”.

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u/brownies 12d ago

“Catching any fish is a bonus to the blessing of having the good health and freedom to even be on the water”

Man, that's such a good and important lesson to learn early. You had good teachers!

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u/riddus 12d ago

The program is an absolute gem! It’s totally free, funded by a small fortune left behind by a local fisherman who enjoyed teaching kids the hobby. There were limited spaces every year and you had to get to the parks department before the sun came up if you wanted a spot. Every kids was guaranteed $500 worth of gear and tackle in door prizes, there was a fishing tournament at the end of the summer, and a fish fry with what we had caught. I learned to tie flies. I learned how to cast under low hanging branches. I learned to clean and cook fish. But, learning that it’s about the journey and not the finish line is something that I can use in nearly every moment of life. ‘Twas a very wholesome experience.

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u/indigo_ultraviolet 12d ago

Wow, that sounds incredible. That fisherman is still leaving ripples in the universe, and we're better for it.

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u/FeFiFoPinky 12d ago

You got middle management written all over you... Fuck you, fish me. /s

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u/WhyNotAthiest 12d ago

If I had money or believed in reddit awards I'd give you one. Instead have upvotes for your under appreciated comment.

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u/SourKraut6969 12d ago Silver Wholesome

The real fish were the memories we made along the way

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u/hidden_in_time 12d ago

i will forever now quote this on every fishing trip i make in life, thank you lmao

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u/conceitedpolarbear 12d ago

As a 30 year old woman, fishing with my dad is one of my favorite things to do.

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u/No-Examination-3765 12d ago

The best and wholesome moment you can ever had with your Dad.

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u/roadtrip-ne 12d ago

Did anyone else pick up Benedict Cumberbatch dressing up as him for a sketch on SNL last week? (Sam Eliot had bern a vocal critic of Power of the Dog)

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u/NW_Oregon 12d ago

nope but I'ma check this out. I haven't seen power of the dog yet, so idk if Sam Elliot's criticisms were valid, but we'll see

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u/oakinawa 12d ago

I saw it but you don’t need to see it to realize Sam Elliot I’d being an ass with the comments. Stuck in an different time and a cowboy fantasy in my opinion. I do love the big Lebowski though.

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u/NW_Oregon 12d ago

Hey man Sam's a local, again I can't come up with an opinion until I see it he may have been wrong.

but thems fightin words!

Also I did read he apologized for his original comments so there's that

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u/EarlGray513 12d ago

I love the edited-in fishing rod.

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u/ThalrictheWasp 12d ago

1883 is a great show.

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u/ArchdukeOfNorge 12d ago

Came here for this. Need more westerns like it.

I would kill for, or if I had the money fund it myself, a Dances With Wolves teleseries adaption done by Taylor Sheridan & Co.

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u/MaritMonkey 12d ago

Dances with Wolves was one of the first actual novels I read. I begged my parents to let me rent the movie afterwards and absolutely loved it (and also cried). I was scared to re-watch as an adult lest I ruin that old impression.

Oh my god does it hold up. There's a scene with Two-Socks (no spoilers) that had me bawling all over again, almost 3 decades later.

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u/Division2Stew 12d ago

My husband and I watched Dances with Wolves for the first time a couple of months ago (we’re in our late 20s). I loved it and it is easily in my top 10 favorite movies.

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u/Catcher22Jb 12d ago

If you like 1883, you better have already played red dead redemption 2! (And 1)

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u/ArchdukeOfNorge 12d ago

I would be embarrassed if I listed my play hours for both titles in a public forum… lol

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u/Catcher22Jb 12d ago

Why? Are they low?

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u/TSchab20 12d ago

Was surprised by it for sure. Probably one of the best western tv series I have seen.

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u/catsineveryonespants 12d ago

what is he really sad about in this scene

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u/TSchab20 12d ago

He was sad pretty much all through the series. Great acting! Don’t want to give spoilers so I won’t elaborate.

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u/Sir_TonyStark 12d ago

His character leads a wagon train on the Oregon Trail, won’t spoil anything but in the first episode his character is established pretty well with backstory. Highly recommend this series 10/10

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u/TSchab20 12d ago

Yep the first episode set the stage for the character. Throughout the series I hoped he would find different motivations, but in the end things finished off as he said they would. Trying to stay spoiler free, but yeah I was disappointed by his choices… yet they were not surprising.

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u/Sir_TonyStark 12d ago

The whole time I was the same, until the final scene he was in I was like “oh yeah he did say that”

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u/AgsMydude 12d ago

I can't remember the scene, was this when his daughter had smallpox?

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u/canonical6 12d ago

It was way better than it had any right to be, being an MTV production and all. I really enjoyed it. It is eclipsed only by Lonesome Dove by my reckoning.

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u/TSchab20 12d ago

I would agree on that point. My parent’s had a subscription to Paramount Plus so I borrowed it and decided to watch the series since I like westerns. Didn’t expect much and was pleasantly surprised!

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u/CapitanChicken 12d ago

Is it on any streaming services? I'd love to watch it.

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u/Lithium-Ryan-Battery 12d ago

It's a Paramount+ original.

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u/Geweldigheid 12d ago

Really enjoyed the first few episodes but it kind of turns into a teen love drama afterwards and the quality of writing takes a nosedive imo. Never got around to watching the last episode.

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u/Native_of_Tatooine 12d ago

On an unrelated note I have a Morgan silver dollar from 1881 in my wallet for good luck. Thank you grandpa.

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u/SunnyOne20 12d ago

Omg I felt this in my soul. I don’t have kids, but one of my grandpa’s favorite pastimes is fishing. He used to take me and my bro all the time😭

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u/Buster116 12d ago

My dad and I started ice fishing when I began college and rarely did we ever catch fish, but I’ve always enjoyed our drives and setting up the tent. We’d always wrap up as it got really dark out and ran back into the pickup to escape the wind and cold. We’d be out of breath, but always pulled off the ice with a “well that was fun!” This post makes me excited to go fishing again next winter, thanks OP!

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u/wawaweewa4 12d ago

You had this experience?

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u/Leovinus42 12d ago

No. My kid wasn’t with me and I was on kind of a……different kind of fishing trip

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u/wawaweewa4 12d ago

Oh?

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u/Leovinus42 12d ago

Yeah. And I wasn’t catching fish

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u/wawaweewa4 12d ago

Hohoho?

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u/Leovinus42 12d ago

I was hunting alligator. Alligator meat is delicious

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u/wawaweewa4 12d ago

Oh shit really?

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u/Leovinus42 12d ago

Yes. Really.

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u/wawaweewa4 12d ago

Heard it's spicy what's it taste like?

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u/Leovinus42 12d ago

It’s not spicy. Tastes like chicken

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u/disregardlosers 12d ago

Been years since I went with my old man, hopefully I told him something like that

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u/justlarry98 12d ago

I used to go fishing at my great grandmother's place growing up. She lived at a water village (like a wooden house on stilts in the river) and it was so awesome. There were days we caught a few and on the days where we didn't catch any because the fish got away or the little mud crab sniped itself free from the hook..it was still a nice experience. We exchanged stories about how strong the fish pulled on our line, how as a kid i was too grossed out to stick a worm to the hook so my dad did it with no complaints...really fun.

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u/aprildawndesign 12d ago

And that’s why it’s called “fishing” and not called “catching” :)

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u/sarsourus 12d ago

That’s better then catching fish itself

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u/TallWineGuy 12d ago

Treasure the memories, the fish don't last

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u/Castor_volk 12d ago

Me when I spent 4k on a trip to disneyland and stayed at the disneyland hotel and my niece told me: "this is the best waterpark hotel trip I've ever been too."

my mom was laughing at how bad I was ugly crying home.

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u/Ok_Programmer_2315 12d ago

Dude abides.

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u/Wintergift 12d ago

Nothing better for bonding than hurting and killing animals together /s

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u/Whatever-ItsFine 12d ago

Right? I'm all for making close connections with family and spending time bonding. But this is a really bizarre way to do it.

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u/neon7o 12d ago

The best thing about fishing is not catching fish, it's the stories that are told while doing it

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u/Beragond1 12d ago

“It's not about the fish themselves...the fish are not important in this context. It's about fishing... the act of.”

-Col. Jack O’Neill

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u/Chill4x 12d ago

The pond doesn't have any fish

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u/Snackasm 12d ago

I don't have kids though

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u/ApplicationIcy8366 12d ago

But he has a cowboy hat, obviously a devil with no disguise. /s

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u/SamuraiSanta 12d ago

They probably had a better time than if your really caught a fish.

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u/CheshireCatzs 12d ago

The real payoff is one you may not even see - its when your kids do the thing you did with them, as adults. Is when your kids take THEIR kids to do the thing you did with them!

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u/pulford42 12d ago

I like turtles

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u/ViperVenom279 12d ago

Fuck this makes me miss my grandfather, and regret the fact that I never got the chance to do anything with him

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u/jokerfan133 12d ago

So wholesome

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u/quinpon64337_x 12d ago

brother always got bored when we went fishing with the family but i was happy just sitting in the breeze

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u/krakron 12d ago

Awe! Seeing him tear up in any movie gets me. Reminds me of my dad and my grandpa.

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u/LittleNatNat 12d ago

Still 15, I wish my family fished.

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u/TigglyWiggly95 12d ago

Animatedlure.com is pretty cool actually. They sell a robotic fishing lure and my kids enjoy just watching out swim.

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u/XbdudeX 12d ago

This show is so fucking good

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u/Efficient-Arachnid-9 12d ago

Just got back from floating Smith River. It sucked so bad. I was with seven other people all in their late 60s and they had their rafts so loaded down that we could barely move on the river. I was out pushing half of the time and the other half I was trying real hard to fish as we passed by one epic fishing hole after another. It was torture…. Ha ha

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u/goodvibewiz 12d ago

That there brought a teat to my beer

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u/marlboropack 12d ago

Mayor Wild West. I feel you 🥹

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u/The_Scarred_Man 12d ago

My father had a temper when I was growing up. But the only time I felt at peace was when we went fishing. Those were nice days.

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u/ResponsibleFeed 12d ago

Miss you Dad, needed a treble hook the other day to fish a key out of a drain fwiw; opened up the tackle box and a 1,000 memories came out.

Miss Granpa more. Old guy was around me more than you were.

But it's the thought that counts; isn't it?

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u/Jjbarstool 12d ago

I took my 4 year old daughter fishing earlier this week. She held the rod for 3 minutes then buggered off and threw sticks into the water the rest of the time. As we were walking home and jabbered the whole time about how much fun it was and if we could go again sometime. Best day ever.

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u/stevenmacarthur 12d ago

When my kids were young, I was a divorced dad constantly feeling guilty about not providing them with the same level of "quality time" than my ex was able to (she had a much better job)...but one day, out of the blue, my son said to me, "Dad, you know what the best part of our time with you is? We just talk."

Saved my freaking life, that did.

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u/Penta-Flan 12d ago

My dad said I was bad luck and stopped taking me.

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u/WashinMyGoat4 12d ago

I like to go fishing. Other people like to catch fish.

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u/IAMCRUNT 12d ago

I used to throw a line in a couple of times a year but where I am you can't fish unless you get a licence. More couch time.

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u/superstarpunani 12d ago

Why not buy a license? The money usually goes to the preservation of your waterways. Win win.

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u/urbanflow27 12d ago

So they like fish sticks

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u/AttackHelicopter911 12d ago

Being breaded has something to do with being a genius

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u/Aware-Moment-7689 12d ago

You got them mixed up with the frogs.

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u/Lithium-Ryan-Battery 12d ago

Do frog legs from a gay frog taste different from those of a hetero frog?

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u/Whatever-ItsFine 12d ago Narwhal Salute

The adults in my life took me fishing often as a kid. I'm sorry they did and I'm sorry they made me hurt animals. Nothing wholesome about it.

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u/EB8Jg4DNZ8ami757 12d ago

You're doing the Lord's work friend.

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u/SpamWalrus91 12d ago

i love fishing...when the fish are biting.

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u/flyiingpenguiin 12d ago

Steelhead fishing in a nutshell

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u/Lulupoolzilla 12d ago

If it was easy they would call it catching instead of fishing.

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u/Medicus10 12d ago

That's what it's all about! I remember telling my father after a failed hunt that I was just glad we were able to come... he damn near teared up. I just didn't get it at the time, I do now.

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u/Da_erp 12d ago

These comments make me sad cause I’ve always wanted to go hunting or fishing with my dad and let him teach me, but I never got to. He’s not dead btw, but as a child that’s what I always wanted but never got and now I’m 19, so the time for those memories to be made has passed

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u/HelperMonkeyX 12d ago

Wish I had experienced being that kid just once.

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u/Mob1lis_in_mobil1 12d ago

I know you want to catch a fish, but it’s also a great time to hear your stories.

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u/ashcatmeow 12d ago

I'm gonna call my dad and see if he wants to go fishing Sunday.

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u/gman_111304 12d ago

Thats when you play "just fishing" by Trace Adkins.

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u/Apocalyptyca 12d ago

My step grandpa used to wake me up at the asscrack of dawn to go fishing with him every Friday and Saturday. I hated it then, but now I'd give almost anything to have one more fishing trip with him.

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u/JosephND 12d ago

I’m glad he had a great time. That’s what counts

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u/aivlysplath 12d ago

I’m assuming their kid caught all the fish

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u/sixvoltsystem 12d ago

Same, I take my dad ice fishing with my son's, and even though we don't catch anything I love being with them all just living in the moment.

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u/MayDeat 12d ago

Hay man. Stay connected, Try a smart way, Try a different way. And believe that you can do it. I hope you will succeed.

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u/glutenfreethenipple 12d ago

I don’t fish myself, but I sure as hell can appreciate quality time spent outdoors with the people I love.

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u/bandannick 12d ago

Its called “fishin” not “catchin”. Great times just sittin in the boat or on the dock. Cheers to all the good parents/parental figures who still go out and have a great time with the kids.

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u/Baelzebubba 12d ago

As a guy planning a fishing trip with his grandson, this really hits home.

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u/Ok-Illustrator-3588 12d ago

Haven't fished all that much, but I believe the moments during the trip are the best parts. I went fishing with friends and family, had nice conversations/moments/played around... Most of the times got drunk, at night we would have a bonfire and tchill whole philosophying... Fishing trips are great with the right people... Even went alone once and got into an interesting conversation with an old dude for 3 hours... Really calm and tchill talk too.

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u/HexiCore 12d ago

Speech 100

lol

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u/ProBluntRoller 12d ago

Wholesome memes are beneath memes change my mind

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u/epicbeansauce69 12d ago

I only caught one rainbow trout with my grandpa last year. Still had a fun time. I’m going again in less than a month and can’t wait

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u/ascii122 12d ago

Why they call it fishing and not catching ;)

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u/anonyalt00 12d ago

I’ve never caught a fish but I loved fishing

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u/SwedishGizmo 12d ago

Thanks I laugh

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u/dovlaboss 12d ago

Wish i had this experience, or anything positive with mine...

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u/Sundae-Savings 12d ago

Best fishing trip I’ve ever been on was with my step dad and we didn’t catch a thing. Walked around in the mud and had a great time.

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u/Recent-Interaction12 12d ago

Someone take me fishing! I want to do it so bad but yk, daddy issues 🤷🙄

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u/IAMCRUNT 12d ago

They are not essential to someone who wants to throw a line in 2 times a year. If you need them, pay them.

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u/WafflesofDestitution 12d ago

My pops and my uncle used to take me along when they went fishing. I used to sit in the bow and read books as they were doing their thing. After my dad passed when I was older, I went with my uncle a few times a summer and handled the oars for him. Both have been gone for a while now. I miss them both so much.

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u/Orthopraxis1500 12d ago

That’s why they call it fishing and not catching!

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u/pyrohectic 12d ago

Fishing has been so bad for me in jersey. The algae blooms during the summer are getting worse and the last fish I caught after 6 hours with my cousin was a baby sunny

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u/penspinner123 12d ago

What movie/show is this from?

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u/iesharael 12d ago

Wait is that the cowboy from family guy?

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u/Kairukun90 12d ago

How do I download this meme

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u/coldchixhotbeer 12d ago

We caught good vibes and that’s all I could have asked for!

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u/bobalubi 12d ago

Man.. reading the comments, its clear that the peace that fishing brings is something that transcends race, creed, nationality, political inclinations, etc.

My treasured memories are fishing with my grandad in a old motorboat on the Texas Gulf Coast. Catching specs and redfish. But there are comments on here from people all over the world.

I guess the internet simultaneously brings an amazing blessing along with the well-known and terrible curse.