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Thread: Why do you fish competitively?

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    Default Why do you fish competitively?

    Simple question.

    Why do you fish competitively?

    Not why you think other people do, or why you don't, or the likes...

    Just trying to figure out where the change in culture has come from?
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    Not sure what you mean by your second question?
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    G, I think Mike means that if you don't fish competitively you need not reply...
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    Yes I get that but I don't understand how the culture changed according to Mike?
    Gerrit Viljoen

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    So there is a very long answer to your question G.

    I will give it to you when we have had a few replies.

    So...

    Why do you fish competitively??
    Last edited by Frontier Fly Fishing; 06-11-14 at 10:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaXiMuM View Post
    Why do you fish competitively?

    Not why you think other people do, ...
    What exactly do you mean by "competitively"?
    There are many different layers to the gamification of angling ... do you want them all? e.g.:

    Social events?

    Venue related events?

    Marketing? Pro-anglers, customer post-purchase justification?

    Club organised comps?

    International comps?

    IGFA?

    Pulling a mate's chain?

    Professional rivalry & image building?

    Other minor testosterone sponsored displays of prowess, and the general human need for recognition?
    The highest form of existence is play.

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    I don't, but it's due to a variety of reasons - however, I'd like to if it was an option.
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    Quote Originally Posted by William Ewels View Post
    What exactly do you mean by "competitively"?
    FIPS I would guess.
    Mario Geldenhuys
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    "All the tips or magical insights in the world can't replace devotion, dedication, commitment, and gumption - and there is not secret in that" - Glenn Brackett

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    I am in the process of giving it a bash next year..Not at all because I think i am good.I believe i will learn more fishing say a year competitively than spending a week with a good angler..I think the group fishing environment lends itself to sharing and learning and seeing what you can do if "pushed" to produce fish..
    After that if i like it i might continue,else i have absolutely nothing to lose

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    Quote Originally Posted by William Ewels View Post
    What exactly do you mean by "competitively"?
    There is always one in the bunch.
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    Craig

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