A Flyfishing Forum?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by PT, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. Kyle Smith Active Member

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    Though I regret that my post was kinda mean, this is what I meant: <img src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1f/Washington_population_map.png">
  2. livetofish Fish to Live

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    iagree
    Richard is absolutely to the point. I have no problem skipping over the numerous NFR posts, but the unintended consequence is that actual flyfishing threads that might otherwise get additional posts more than a day or two after being started are bumped to the second page and tend to die an early death. Compare page one of the saltwater board with page one here; in the salt forum there are threads dating back to 12/8/06 (with no NFR's), while this forum's first page has only two threads dating back even to yesterday (with six NFR or SFR posts). As they say in website search engine optimization, it's all about being on the first page - very few people will move beyond the first page of results. Edit: Oh... wait... more than six threads here are NFR, some (including this one) are just not labeled as such.
  3. PT Physhicist

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    I'm not taking this to a personal level. My original post was to ask why there are so many NFR posts when in Forum Rules Chris politely asked to keep it to a minimum, actually that it be the exception. I was just using that one thread as an example. And yours was a perfect example. Nonsensical drivel. I've posted on many other threads than just yours. But apparently I'm not the only one wearing them a bit too tight tonight.

    One point of mine being that people can't post reports/pics on a FF forum without just being hammered on. So, the only posts left that are safe are NFR.
  4. Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    Holy shit fellas It's a fucking computer, I can't say shit can I, well I'll let the old man punish me.

    Daryle
  5. otter Banned or Parked

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    INTERNET PARANOIA RULES!

    So here we are on a flyfishing forum where any mention of location, rig, technique or fly pattern get pounded on as IRRESPONSIBLE DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION THAT MIGHT POSSIBLY LEAD TO ANOTHER PERSON CATCHING A FISH - or- GOD HELP US ALL, THAT SOMEONE MIGHT LEARN SOMETHING.............

    That leaves NFR'S as the only socially acceptable variety of post.

    I HAPPEN TO KNOW THAT HOMELAND SECURITY HAS A DEPARTMENT WHOSE MISSION IS, ENTIRELY, FOCUSED ON UNLAWFUL DISPERSAL OF FLYFISHING INFORMATION. THOSE OF YOU WHO ENGAGE IN THIS PRACTICE WILL MOST LIKELY BE BUSTED, AND SOON. YOU WILL BE SENT TO THIS PRISON CAMP ON THE MOJAVE DESERT. FOREVER.

    sweet jesus christ in the foothills.

    as for myself, had an interesting conversation with a gearfishing friend of mine this evening. we're gonna team up, so when you see a raft or a db on the OP, with both a gearfisher and a flyfisher onboard, that's us.

    peace,

    otter
  6. frankrutledge Guest

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    Maybe we should ask to have a place where we have can talk about Non Fishing Related items/Semi-Fishing Related items. Like a regular chat room.
    F.
    Tight Lines.
  7. Jon Williams Guest

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    You're all starting to sound like a bunch of WOMEN (not that that's bad if in fact you ARE a women).

    This isn't a chat room!!!!!!!!!!!

    I'm new to fly fishing, Washington and this board. I came on here to LEARN ABOUT FLY FISHING, period. I need to know how to tie knots and what type of fly to use in different rivers / lakes.

    If you have NFR topics you want to get off your chest, CALL OPRA they don't belong here.

    I feel better now, OUT!!
  8. Mark Kulikov Active Member

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    This entire thread (IS) NFR......
  9. frankrutledge Guest

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    I think my next post is going to be about Opera. :confused:
    Frank.
  10. cuponoodle breakfast gritty

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    I think that might satisfy everyone. Lots of fishing sites (or hunting, auto, motorcycle, boating, whatever) have a section on the board for general discussions.
  11. djzaro New Member

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    gone, bs
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    I would love to see less of the personal attacks or gang up effect seen lately. DD did something to deserve it, but most others seem useless and motivated by jealousy. If you don't like something, is it a must to jump all over someone? If a negative responce has been made, why must everyone else repeat it? Evil is evil, good is good.
  12. fredaevans Active Member

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    I must grant PT his point, and point out there IS a very easy answer. And one that's quite common on boards. Set up a section FOR 'nfr' posts. Call it what you want and direct/move 'non-fishing related' posts to this section of the Board.

    Fred
  13. roadhog professional freight relocator

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    hey coolkyle. i did by no means mean to down the west side!! I enjoy the area very much; the very little that i get over there (about every 2 years). all i was saying is that the west side fishing stuff means nothing to me. the east side stuff is great for me. Hence the reason that i enjoy the other stuff. whens the last time someone had something on here about the east side that was fishing related? RARELY! sorry to offend if i did.
    roadhog :thumb:
  14. Tim Lockhart Working late at The Office

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    Another vote for a purely NFR section...Fred, if I'm not mistaken they have this on UK/Fish&Fly board, right? Seems it's a better organized site and not as much catfighting to say the least. I dunno, maybe that's a British thing.


    Opra.....opera.....Oprah.....?
  15. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Why would I want to do that. Hell I'm enjoying reading all of this drivel.

    It don't take much to set a few of you off. Since I moved away I only read what I think that I can add to. I don't read about Places to go as I'm living at one of the places that people like to go to. Or about fishing out of the states. Or about what rod do you think is best or what reel or line or etc.,etc.,etc. The list can go on and on. This is a funny thread. NOT!!!!!!!

    Jim.... the one who enjoys all of this junk. :( :( :(
  16. Stephen Rice Senior Member

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    Every Year the same thing.... Cabin fever starts setting in and here comes the bitching and moaning bawling: bawling: get over it and go fishing !!
  17. KerryS Ignored Member

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    Can't wait for the rivers to clear enough to wet a line. Perhaps I'll hit Pass or Cranberry this weekend. I haven't fish either of those lakes in years. Anyone else thinking of actually doing some fishing around here?
  18. raincityrod Guest

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    I thought he was phishing...Catch and release..right?
  19. PT Physhicist

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    I didn't start this topic to be a bash WFF thread. Just posted one man's opinion about the direction of the forum. I can see I'm in the minority on this and that's ok. The initial reactions were very well thought out stating it must just be that my underwear are too tight. Not the case.

    Tight Lines, Dave
  20. Philster New Member

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    Hey sixtring. I can't speak for creekside or any other flyshop local to you, but many including all about the fly in Monroe offer various "open" or "Roundtable" nights. Even if they are fly tying in nature, go, hang out. You'll learn everything you need about knots and fly selection. When the rubber meets the road, being there helps, especially with knots. P.S. do you play guitar? Me too! Ooops! Going NFR, but then again, would you rather fish with a guy who fishes and plays guitar, or just an obsessed fishing nut? How would you know if only fishing was discussed :thumb: