Purdy report

#17
Here we go again!!!! All we're saying is don't mention the names of beaches, no matter how well known they are...
It serves no purpose except putting more pressure on beaches that are already too pressured. Everyone knows about these places but it brings them to the fore front for everyone who watches these sites to see. Just my opinion....
 
#18
Here we go again!!!! All we're saying is don't mention the names of beaches, no matter how well know they are...
It serves no purpose except putting more pressure on beaches that are already too pressured. Everyone knows about these places but it brings them to the fore front for everyone who watches these sites to see. Just my opinion....

Exactly! It is why I never mention which locations that I am fishing at even if they are well know.

Roger
 
#27
To loosely paraphrase Marie Antoinette, "Let them fish Purdy!"

Seriously, I have lived in WA for fewer than 5 months, yet I'm already surprised at how many people fish that spot. It has some great features, but it's proximity to businesses and traffic noise make it a no-go for me, it's just not why I fish. Fished it twice and caught some fish, but I'd rather be alone or at least fish somewhere where there's the impression of being alone.

$.02

Dan
 

Dipnet

The wanted posters say Tim Hartman
#28
I'm with you Dan! :cool:

The feeling of being alone or apart from the "busyness" of everyday life and experiencing the wonders of nature without crowds is a major part of fishing, at least for me.

I've avoided fishing Purdy due to that and that's also why I try to not fish on the weekends (one of the perks of being retired! :)).

There's lots of secluded uncrowded beaches. All it takes to find 'em is a little research and a willingness to spend some gas money!
 

FlyinFish

Active Member
#30
So it seems we are not a friendly community of salt water flyfishers. If you just post fish porn I think you are just bragging.
I don't like getting into these sticky subjects, but I have to disagree on this. When I look for reports, I don't look to learn spots. I'm simply looking to see if fish are active, and what sorts of things they're feeding on, what conditions are producing or not, and what flies may be working.

Also, more so than anything, I use the reports to get my juices flowin' and get my motivation up to go make some casts.

Locations rarely matter to me, and I really enjoy seeing reports from folks. I don't see it as bragging, unless the person is a real jerk about things. It's always good to see others scoring some awesome fish and also good to see others strike out and just enjoy the day.

And, once again, you can always reference a Marine Area or a general area without naming a beach.