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SHaRPS

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« Reply #15 on: Jul 14, 2018, 03:04 AM »
The way I see it is yes...bowling is a sport...they have curling in the Olympics. Seriously..curling.....we get up at all hours of the day and night. ...spend countless dollars on our "sport" to be the best we can be...and just like any "athlete" we have varying degrees of skill .each season is as demanding for the dedicated as any sport...fishing is a sport that can be "played" 365 days a year...we endure injury  and fatigue...we are athletes and fishing is a sport...anyone that thinks fishing is a hobby has never crawled out to the end of a weed covered jetty at 2 am or navigated a 5 knot current in complete darkness while dragging a 4 ounce plug on 200 feet of 80 lb monel wire....or spent 6 hours tight to a 900 lb tuna.or navigated a frozen lake at 14 below zero in complete darkness..make no.mistak fisherman are athletes and fishing is a sport...

Well said sir, I am with you. Its 4am and its time to catch some doormats!

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« Reply #16 on: Jul 14, 2018, 07:46 AM »
That's the spirit I was looking for Roccus! I always consider the crew on my boat part of the team, working together for a common goal. Does it take strength and endurance to drag that one man ice shack 2 miles in the dark over an icy lake covered in a foot of slop and somehow land on top of fish, you bet. And yes Olympic Curling came to mind when I made the post.  :thumbup_smilie:

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« Reply #17 on: Jul 14, 2018, 08:54 AM »
Letís not forget (equestrian) and archery 😲
 Fishing ?
 I say yes fishing is a team and individual sport 🎣

 

seamonkey84

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« Reply #18 on: Jul 14, 2018, 09:46 AM »
I call it a sport. Considering there are indeed professional tournament fishers, tv shows, and entire industry and economics based around it. Its a sport that anyone can do, and get as invested in it as they want. Itís a sport that has so many variables that being knowledgeable and expensive equipment gives an edge, but a lot still comes down to luck.
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lowaccord66

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« Reply #19 on: Jul 15, 2018, 05:54 PM »
Give me an athlete, any athlete and I will make them cry for a bed after chasing stripers. 


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« Reply #20 on: Jul 16, 2018, 10:19 AM »
You're making an incorrect connection between a sport and athletes.
You can be an athlete that plays a sport, but you don't HAVE to be.

Anyone can play a sport, but there must be a defining description of what a "true" athlete is and how it pertains to the sport in question.

In the same guidelines as fishing you could also add bowling, darts, croquette, curling and beer pong.

A sport is called such because a defining body of people deemed it so, probably because it's an organized event.
That necessarily mean those that partake of that "sport" are now to be considered "athletes".

I guess the bottom line is anything can be called a sport and anybody can be called an athlete because we all want to get our proverbial "participation trophies" in life?
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FishingKid

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« Reply #21 on: Jul 17, 2018, 07:57 PM »
I would consider it a sport you are excersing your arms and upper body muscles, right anyone else agree? :tipup: :azn:

lowaccord66

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« Reply #22 on: Jul 18, 2018, 05:35 AM »
You're making an incorrect connection between a sport and athletes.
You can be an athlete that plays a sport, but you don't HAVE to be.

Anyone can play a sport, but there must be a defining description of what a "true" athlete is and how it pertains to the sport in question.

In the same guidelines as fishing you could also add bowling, darts, croquette, curling and beer pong.

A sport is called such because a defining body of people deemed it so, probably because it's an organized event.
That necessarily mean those that partake of that "sport" are now to be considered "athletes".

I guess the bottom line is anything can be called a sport and anybody can be called an athlete because we all want to get our proverbial "participation trophies" in life?

IGFA="defining body of people"

No point in being obstinate if you dont know what your talking about.   :P



slipperybob

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« Reply #23 on: Jul 19, 2018, 03:22 AM »
Fish'n Religion  ;D
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seamonkey84

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« Reply #24 on: Jul 22, 2018, 11:09 PM »
Fish'n Religion  ;D

That sounds like a sort of organized religion I could get behind. Many holidays and church time Iím hoping.
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filetandrelease

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« Reply #26 on: Aug 10, 2018, 06:59 AM »

lowaccord66

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« Reply #27 on: Aug 11, 2018, 08:34 AM »

 



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