Identify this fish.

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Gregg H, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I don't know about all Mike and Jim's NCIS analysis stuff, but I for one think that this fish identification thread is best served cold as Nate has recommended. One fish, eight pages, holy freaking crap. Crack the cap on a cold one and hoist it to one fine fish and for those fish to come. :beer2:
     
  2. fishbadger

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    we'll ride this dead horse to 10 pages. . . .

































    . . . . . . . . .somehow,

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  3. Salmo_g

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    Where'd Hap go?

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  4. Flyborg

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    I'm kind of interested to see if he's still 100% on that Atlantic :)
     
  5. g_smolt

    g_smolt Recreational User

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    Naah, he's prolly got it id'd as something else by now, something that we're too dumb to know about :rofl:
     
  6. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Someone said that their hands were stinky after handling it. Maybe it is a gafftopsail catfish, them is one stinky slimed fish. Probably a bit out of their range though. What do I know?
     
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    I have heard people say they can differentiate between coho and Chinook by smell.

    Anybody willing to take the Pepsi Challenge? I'll give you a fresh Chinook and coho. You can feel, hold, smell, but you will be blindfolded. Now, who thinks they can differentiate between them?
     
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    I can easily tell you a tule chinook by smell. Even when they are chrome bright, they smell like moldy pickles. I don't know if I could pull off the same feat in the salt though.
     
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    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    We are now talking about identifying the fish by smell???!!!! :rofl::rofl::rofl: When you can't even identify it by sight!.... :rofl::rofl::rofl: Cracks me up man! I think we should call on the blind to help us out! :beer1:
     
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    Put a rubber boot over your head: bingo, your blind. Well, I guess you can't smell either.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing after seeing your avatar. Forget the blindfold, just pull a boot over your head. But it may bias the results, depending on how fresh or stale the socks were of the previous wearer.
     
  12. grosdeutschland

    grosdeutschland wishing I was back from Krygyzstan...

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    So I'm to understand that these kind of threads will be coming all winter long right? Maybe winter won't be so bad... as long as it stays this funny.
     
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    For those that missed the boat... I gave the species epithet for smallmouth bass as a clue. Smallmouths' most common field key is the length of the maxilla.

    I got buried as I had intended to run down to the local fishmongers and see if I could photograph a couple fish heads... they were short on skulls the day I ran by. It looks pretty clear to the serious fish ID folks I know... It looks pretty clear to me, too.
     
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    Regardless of what the heck that fish was Hap, I'm glad you are back. You shared some interesting things on the Dolly thread. :thumb: A difference of opinion shouldn't lead to no participation.
     
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    Oh, I have no intentions of running off... I must say I have been treated more rudely here on several different occasions than most... Considering what I do and what I know I find it humorous that some want to attack me. But it is just the internet...

    But I have much writing and editing to do on a regular basis and this is just to keep things moving and fresh when I start yawning.

    BTW, I went to CWU, actually CWSC, too. My parents lived for years on E 9th... The house with the propped up sycamore limb out over the street. You likely know the one.
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