pros and cons of nymphing with a fly rod?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by dragonslayer, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    "Nowhere is the dreamer or the misfit so alone

    In the high school halls
    In the shopping malls
    Conform or be cast out
    In the basement bars
    In the backs of cars
    Be cool or be cast out"

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  2. NateTreat Banned or Parked

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    I don't even know you, I think you have me confused with somebody else. Regardless, now that I know how you feel, you're just a big fat jerk.
  3. Irafly Active Member

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    Did I tell you all about the time I landed a steelhead on a fly without the fly itself ever actually touching the water? I worked my way out on a log jam, reached my fly rod out over the water and dangled the fly above a fish I had spotted and the fish pushed his nose 2" out of the water to take the fly.

    Now of course TallFlyGuy and Sop would not consider that fly fishing, because I did not use the weight of the fly line to present my offering.

    Where does this rate on the scale?

    Dang I wish I could have seen that indicator go down!
  4. Salmo_g Active Member

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    Yeah Chris, not only are you a jerk, but you're a big fat one no less.

    Somebody remind me what this thread is about. Apparently it's the "try a little tenderness" thread.
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  5. Salmo_g Active Member

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    Because you were precariously balanced on a log, you get a pass on that fish. But don't let it go to your head now, OK?

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  6. Peyton00 Active Member

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    I really enjoy your post. The vast knowledge( which you share frequently) and quality of responses are some of the best i see on fishing forums.
  7. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    5 F's dude...feed fish foam flies frequently.

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  8. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    float foam flies in the foam line while finning if you want to be doing it right.
  9. Salmo_g Active Member

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    Come on Ed, don't let Derek win the onamonopea(sp) contest.
  10. NateTreat Banned or Parked

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    it's onomatopoeia. I guess i don't get or appreciate your guys' humor. I find the discussion tiresome. And name calling rude.
  11. Old406Kid Active Member

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    Not sure but I'm thinking we pretty much have the 2014 "last word" contest going.
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  12. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Fixed your grammar for you. Just helping out .
  13. NateTreat Banned or Parked

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    It's is a contraction of it is. My grammar was correct. If you are referring to the missed left shift key resulting in a lowercase i, that falls under punctuation, a result of fast and sloppy typing. Salmo put "(sp)" in parentheses indicating that he was unaware of the correct spelling of the word onomatopoeia. I was providing the correct spelling. Again, I guess I don't get the humor around here.
  14. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Oh its all in good fun man.
  15. PT Physhicist

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    I can handle the banter on this board because it's just words on a screen. What's really rude is your behavior on the river! That's real life. You can lay sole claim to the two biggest chump moves I've ever seen on the river. And, from others I've talked to, it's pretty much your MO. Worst part of it is that you simply can't recognize it. I respect an asshole that knows they're an asshole. You're an asshole and think it's just a misperception.
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  16. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    The fact you get so up tight about punctuation on a fly fishing forum but have absolutely no issue with bonking native steelhead is mind blowing.

    Keep fighting the good fight brother
  17. Klickrolf Active Member

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    Back to Rob Allen's post. There are rods designed to cast weight and rods designed to cast line. The ones made to cast weight cast weight pretty well and therefore work a bit better for casting weight. Fly rods are designed to cast lines, though they will cast weighted lines as all lines have weight. I've heard about how well flyrods throw bobbers and splitshot but I don't believe it.
  18. Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    The 34F's:
    Feeding feral fish frequently forage for fat foam flies found fecklessly floating, following faint frothy foam fingers flowing forever forward, ferrying faltering, fluttering, fake flies, fooling frisky, frivolous fluvial fingerlings, foretelling frightful fishy futures.
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  19. Chris Bellows The Thought Train

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    simple solution.... stop reading the thread.

    time to add another one to the list.
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  20. Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Fantastic Freestone!