Ketchum Release

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Twilightman, Sep 18, 2002.

  1. troutman101

    troutman101 Member

    Oh no, I am not ignoring something that I can spray my opinion all over. I should take a chill pill though. My muscles are sore from all the damn hiking this weekend.

    Would you suggest old fashion morphine or the latest and greatest Vioxx?
  2. Steelie L

    Steelie L Member

    Doing one's part to protect a natural resource is not the same as falling for the latest marketing scheme, no matter how you want to paint it. Your sucker-born-every-minute banter smells of sheep more than anything I've read on this thread, as cynicism is one of life's easier forms of conformity.
  3. Twilightman

    Twilightman New Member

    Good post steelie......a quote from Josh McDowell. "If you always do what you've always done: You'll always be what you've always been."
  4. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    What do I know---I'm just an old man

    I'm with you. I always handle my fish if it is a small one. And as they get to a bigger size I use my forcips I think it is eaiser on the fish if you cradle the fish other than have it hanging down from your line. Most people always want to get a picture if the fish is big enough.

    If you don't want to handle the fish just join PETA.

    Isn't it funny how a post can start from a question and end up like this one is.

  5. Chinook Electric

    Chinook Electric New Member


    You sound macho with the fish. I've followed behind folks that need to handle the fish in lakes. There are dead fish on the bottom. While I know a few fish die that I hook, it is a small percentage. Maybe a lot of us follow the newest fads with gear. May be you should with fish handling?
  6. pwoens

    pwoens Active Member

    Cant we all just get along :LOVEIT . Im sorry but I couldnt avoid posting on this one. I have some hemostats that I rarely use. Most of my CR is done using my hands. I want to make sure the fish is ok by holding the underside of them and letting them swim off on their own. I have watched them after letting them go and they seem to do just fine. As far as the slime and protection it offers I have read both sides of the stories and do not feel conclusive evidence that touching the fish will be detrimental to its survival. I have actually caught the same fish in the Spokane river three different times within a few weeks. He is still doing fine :THUMBSUP . I feel that "to each his own". I do like my new "marketing trend" gear but I also like my old gear that is used in conjunction with my new stuff. Anyways great thread and keep fishing not fighting :pROFESSOR . LOL

  7. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

    After hiking into the Elwha this past weekend, I am looking at fishing with as little gear as possible. Next time, leave the net home, wet my hand, hold fish in the wet hand, turn 'em upside down, take the fly out with the other hand, up end fish and let 'em go.

    Simplicity, ain't it wonderful? :THUMBSUP

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