Sunday, February 05, 2006

Variations Of Murphy's Law For Anglers & Outdoor Fun-Seekers

Everyone knows Murphy's Law, that "Anything than go wrong, will..." Here are some other Laws that some of you anglers may want to beware of :
  1. Snagg's Law of Casting Near the Trees : Your most expensive lure is more likely to get stuck in the weeds and branches than the cheaper ones.
  2. Luke's Law of Group Fishing : The person right next to you always has the better sopt - and seemingly, more bites.
  3. Peppard's Law of Forgotten Tool : No matter how long you prepare for a fishing trip the night before, you will always fingd that you have forgotten something curcial during the trip.
  4. Bobstein's Law of Relative Size : The fish that got away is always bigger than the whoppers caught by your friends.
  5. Shank's Law of Hook-rigging : The sharpest hooks are most likely to 'catch' your finger than fish.
  6. Haruan's Law of Promising Bubbles : Bubbles in the water do not necessarily mean there are fish beneath.
  7. Cranky's Law of Tackle Choice : You never seem to be using the right tackle when you first start fishing.
  8. Bitchess' Law of Making Appointments : Your wife always has something planned for you to do on the you are invited to the most interesting trip.
  9. Lorenz's Law of Mechanical Repair : After your hands become coated with grease, your nose begin to itch.
  10. Anthony's Law of the Workshop : Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.
  11. Snorr's Law of Insomnia : The more important the trip, the more difficult it is to sleep the night before.
  12. Fred's Theory Of Relative Tardiness : Those who are habitually late for work always show up on time for golf anf fishing.
  13. Lowery's Law of Home Repair : If it jams, force it. If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
  14. Tyson's Do-It-Yourself Law : There is no mechanical problem so difficult that it cannot be solved by brute strength and ignorance.
  15. Schuck's Law of Supply and Demand : The one item you need at the store is always in short supply.
  16. Cannon's Law of Retribution : If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tyre, the next morning you will have a flat tyre.
  17. Norman Einstein's Law of Ingenuity : If it's stupid but it works, it ain't stupid after all.
  18. Colonel Ollie's Law of Modern Combat : Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder!
  19. Sea-Am's Theory of Optimistic Magazine Readers : Only 2 out of 10 tips you read in the megazines will work for you in real-life.
  20. And the most famous of all. Dodger's Law of Workday Blues : A lousy day fishing is better than a good day at work.

~Taken from Rod & Line Magazine (July 2004 issue)

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