Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I'm sorry, but I can't help myself.

I hate people that enjoy roping me into semantic arguments, but unfortunately, I feel one coming on and I apologize.

People say that fly fishing can never be extreme, but what does that actually mean?

An online dictionary tells me that extreme is:

“Of a character or kind farthest removed from the ordinary or average.”
“Going to the utmost or very great lengths in action, habit, opinion.”
“Chiefly Sport: extremely dangerous
or difficult.”

Just because you are less likely to die, break bones, or get arrested fly fishing than some other things of "extreme" classification, doesn’t mean, by definition, that it is any less extreme when done by those who push the envelope when compared to the average.

Yes, it is cheeseball to label some dudes whipping bugs around as any brand of extreme, but that is our fault, not theirs.

-Alex, who has been drinking, and is just sayin’.

1 comment:

What sayeth you?