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December 26, 2007

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The Ultimate Flyfishing “Coach”

If flyfishing were a real competitive sport (which it’s really not) who, from the mainstream world of college or professional coaches, would be the ultimate “flyfishing coach?”

Bob Knight? He flyfishes like a demon, we understand, but he’d chew your hide after a bad cast.

How ‘bout the ol’ ball coach … Steve Spurrier? He’d find a way to cover water in a hurry.

Of course … Phil Jackson … the “Zen Master” meets the river. A natural.

Bill Belichik? Another natural … because the only thing missing from his sideline attire is a pair of Simms waders.

Maybe Joe Torre … Sign me to an MLB contract, and I’ll fish for him, any day.

I must say, however, I’d be most eager to put on a winged helmet, and throw a little spread offense at the trout under the University of Michigan’s new football coach, Rich Rodriguez. It might take some time getting used to the system, but you can be darn sure I’m not planning on fishing in a sweater-vest any time soon …



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Chad Miller

I prefer a mellow approach I always learned more form those coaches. Give me the classiest guy in sports Tony Dungy. Read his book and you will want to fish with this guy,what a teacher. Also there is a nice pic of him with a Permit in his new book Quiet Strength. By the way read this book, you will never regret it!!!

I grew up a Hoosier playing basketball in Indiana from biddy ball through High School. While I was a diehard IU fan I don't think I could have played for him. I respect him but couldn't hack it I'm afraid, I really needed positive reinforcement. By the way I believe we need this in fly fishing education. Build people up and you will create a dedicated fly fisher!


Your just upset because the sweater vest keeps catching those pesky blue suckerfish from up north. Go Buckeyes


Flyfishing isn't a competitive sport? Whose planet are you on? I always want to catch a bigger fish than you, cast farther or in tighter spots than you.

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