Firstly could you please tell me what "Iasgair" is or means? I can never remember how to spell it and always have to scroll up to make sure I am spelling it correctly. Can I address you as Bob, Pete, John, or another easy to remember name?
And I also don't need 100 flies with me
I like that comment. I don't "need' 100 flies either but I want to have at least 500 with me in my vest.
I got a great laugh out of that.
ok, as for Iasgair. It is Scottish Gaelic meaning fisherman. My last name is Monroe, and funny enough, if you break it down to it's original meaning, it means Man of the River Ro.
Monroe, Munro, Monro, however you want to spell it, comes from the Gaelic word ( you may want to sit down for this, and for the love of all that is good don't try to pronounce it or you'll be in the hospital, unless you can speak Scottish Gaelic.
Monroe = MacanRothaich, which is Scottish Gaelic for Munro, Monroe. Monro and so on.
Mac basically means "man" For a female it would be Nic. But lets stay on track cause it will get confusing.
So "Mac" is "Man".
And then we have "Ro" which again is a name of a river.
So in a short, no matter how my last name is used, it means, "Man of the River Ro".
Original spelling is Munro, Mun is man, and as you see Ro is at the end. Munro.
My name is though recognized as being a Scottish name, and that's where my family is from. I am first generation born here in the USA. But the name Monroe is originally Irish from many many centuries ago. And that's where the River Ro is located.
As for my first name, good luck with that too. It's Terryll. Pronounced like Darrell, but with a T.
As for the flies, I can quite understand that rivers of different sizes and such could use many different types of arsenal, from dries, wets, streamers and what have you. I am a dry fly fanatic, it's in my blood. But I do fish with North Country Spiders, again, it's a Scottish thing, because fishing dries and wets along with spiders are traditional in my upbringing. It's how my grandfather fished in Scotland, and it's how he taught me. So I hold those styles near and dear to my heart. I do fish with nymphs, but very rarely, as in maybe 5% of the time. But again, I can see where a person may need to or want to carry 500 flies with them, and I think that's just fine. To each their own I say. But mainly for the small creeks I fish, I simply don't need a lot of flies, and I am sure you understand that as well. If I fished the rivers you fished, I could see me bringing a few boxes.