So this swinging thing.

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Irafly, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I find this tread quite informative. I was under the impression that " this swinging thing" was a product of the 1960 's sexual revolution, But now I understand its a fishing method... Total Enlightenment
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  2. PT Physhicist

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    I'm not swinging when there's pressure on the river. Under those conditions (nobody else on the water), I'll continue fishing until I'm not enjoying it anymore. So, leaving rested fish for others isn't doing anything other than placing an arbitrary line on my own fishing. I get the thought process regarding conservation, but also enjoy those days when nobody is around and there's snappy fish in the river. It doesn't happen often. Play the fish with the proper gear and technique.

    As for catching a few fish in the day? It isn't about racking up numbers to prove a point. It's about learning where fish are holding. In the past, I've rotated out of runs when I was doing well. I've stepped out and let others in. Quite a few fish my buddy has landed were with me sitting on shore, done for the day. Anymore, I'm not on the water when there's pressure. That lost its fun a long time ago.
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  3. underachiever !

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    I can't way for the day this is an actual decision for me to make!
  4. underachiever !

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    I normally stop at 0. I'm the most moral and virtuous member of all WFF.
  5. Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    I took tomorrow off to go steelheading. There is no chance that I stop fishing due to the amount of fish caught, unless I catch a 30lb fish. I will stop then. The chance of a 30 lber may be actually higher than a day where I catch so many steelhead that I stop.

    Go Sox,
    cds
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  6. Randall Clark Active Member

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    I think a 30 lber might make me quit fishing for steelhead forever...
  7. Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    It would not make me quit fishing forever. I would stop for the day. I'm pretty sure of that.

    Go Sox,
    cds
  8. Randall Clark Active Member

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    I'm not saying quit fishing forever...just for steelhead...maybe. Easy for me to say that right now from the comfort of my own couch.
  9. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    To bad you didn't, Just think of how much better the fishing could have been!!!!
  10. _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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  11. _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    If I hook a #30...the person that wakes me up is going to be truly sorry!
  12. James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    I don't usually quit, I just start doing bullshit that people can't say can be done. You ever been one of those folks who have done something like that? If not, take a day after a fish or two and try. Sometimes you can end up being pleasantly surprised, but most of the time you get skunked....
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  13. James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    The argument you have made is completely different, but yes I will admit, catching more will typically give you a longer term advantage of that fish of a lifetime.

    It really is up to you on how to use the resource, and I didn't fault you for it. But in this day and age of lots of people in Washington, something is going to give. More than likely, it'll be the fish.
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  14. James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Funny, the 30# fish often corresponds to the orgy with supermodels during the fight.... Hard to concentrate, more difficult to control the line......
  15. PT Physhicist

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  16. itsbenlong Member

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    I just read all of these posts and had to go back to the first one to see what this was originally about. I think the forum is having technical issues and randomly posting things in the wrong area. :)

    Nice fish Irafly!
  17. PT Physhicist

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    Some people take this stuff way too serious.
  18. Salmo_g Active Member

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    Ya' think?
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  19. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    Confession: I'm as big of a steelhead virgin as Danielocean. It's true! I just get on the steelhead forum sometimes because it's fun to watch how easy steelheaders can get all butt-hurt.
    Double confession: I'm a non steelheading, trashfishing(note avatar), slimy troll:(
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  20. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Steelhead forum gets me thru the work day so much faster