What brand bobber to balance my death star?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by golfman44, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. Klickrolf Active Member

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    Pretty sure a "death star" would deflate these sweet boobers, likely a thingamaboober two, I mean also. That's what death stars do. I'd be afraid to cast an inflated boober with a death star, wouldn't want to damage them!
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  2. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Walakes shouldn't be that hard to find. Did you try using Bing search?
  3. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    You can find other sites or stop clicking on threads you don't want to read or be frustrated by. Conscious choices.
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  4. James Waggoner Active Member

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    Ed, though that may be the case, threads such as these, tend to bring the Jack Ass poster to the forefront creating a negative climate for the entire board. Finding insightful and intriguing threads has been a rarity on WFF. I miss the WFF of a few of years back, when Mumbles was racking up post counts asking solid Newbie questions or just interjecting to keep the conversations moving, others freely commented from an array of backgrounds and experience. Yeah they got blasted before too, but not like now...I know I've become a little gun shy to comment, not for fear of being blasted, I just feel what's the use...no one here really wants to learn anything, its all posturing, posing and pretending.

    Self promotion has become an American pastime.

    Oh well, I'll crawl back into wff obscurity and the posts of yesteryear.

  5. Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    The best stuff ever written about steelhead flyfishing was written many years ago by a long list of great anglers. Steelhead fishing in general is a "doers" game. You can read, talk and draw pictures all you want but it comes down to getting your arse on the river and following a path of self discovery and learning what works for you. By this token it makes it difficult to share on the Internet. Posting reports and even photos is taboo these days and I understand why. About the only subject left that isn't spelled out in a long catalogue of literature is nymphing for steelhead. And it's been proven a thousand times over that a guy can't ask an honest question on the subject without people raking them over the coals and debating whether it is even a technique or not. What remains is typically pure garbage with the occasional brush with humor (typically a cross between a dick joke and a wet fart so "humor" is a term used sparingly).

    Internet forums suck.
  6. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    I can honestly say that without asking questions here and without learning via this forum that I would not have caught my first steelhead this year. Call me a jack ass if you sleep better, but your premise for doing so is quite off base.
  7. Porter Active Member

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    Pat Lat put up an interesting post on fly lines (Scandi) with an 8 weight in the SH forum. There is some good stuff being posted, and its easy to maneuver through this forum and get to the meat if you want. No one is making you read these silly and sometimes fun and entertaining threads. I wouldn't quit. Maybe, just take a small break and return when the weather is better and there is more fishing related threads taking place.
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  8. James Waggoner Active Member

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    Off base you say? Wow ain't that the pot calling the kettle black.

    You're right, you do represent todays typical poster and if this was "Survivor" I'd been voted off the island long ago.

    Post on smart guy...and congrats on the first steelhead on the fly!
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  9. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Thanks! Was a while ago but still a sweet feeling, I remember it like it was yesterday.
  10. Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    I actually wasn't responding to you holmes. I didn't even see your post til after I posted.

    Take it how you wish tho. I was merely speaking in generalities as to why this forum sucks so bad these days. The same handful of people reply the same nonsense to every thread possible in every sub forum possible. This shit spew cascades into a shit fall that drops into a very deep and bottomless shit pool (anyone watch trailer park boys?) where everyone gets a little bit shitty in the process. Some really great anglers used to frequent this board as well as spey pages and some really great stuff used to float around where an open mind might get to chew on something interesting when he's not on the river. Now threads like this get 14 pages of titty jokes and tough guys.

    Puffy and Flat Brim? Was that supposed to sting?
  11. CLO Royal Wulff Pack

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    If this forum sucks don't post in it? If this forum sucks post better content? Or just complain about it.
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  12. PT Physhicist

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    I don't see how this can be taken in any way to be offensive. <thumb>

    Or, this. <thumb>
  13. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Stop using so much logic please CLO. Some people just prefer to walk around complaining about shit. The internet happens to be one of the easiest avenues to do that.
  14. Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    On this board not only do I see the same amount of passion in peoples fishing and questions as in this short little scene, I also see the same level of miscommunication..
  15. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    You know having sub-forums for nymphing and swinging in the steelhead forum might be kind of cool. Some folks get real passionate about the topic. I certainly have my opinions.

    I'm not sure if anyone would change how they behave, but it would be clearly inappropriate to inject beading comments under the swinging forum, or to make comments on how a fish was caught "not really flyfishing" under a nymphing forum.

    I realize not all nymphing includes beads and bobbers.

    I personally have learned a ton from this forum over the years. I also notice that (almost without exception) nobody who was active when I joined posts much anymore. Some don't even seem to visit anymore. A bunch of them were young and now doing other things, but I'd hate to have the climate around here drive folks away. Though I have noticed another forum I visited many moons ago has also shrunk quite a bit. Maybe the novelty is wearing off a bit. Whatever.

    I still think this is the best forum of those that I visit.
  16. Salmo_g Active Member

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    I don't see a need for separate sub-forums for nymph and swing. What we have is just fine, once you develop a BS and idiocy filter to minimize your exposure to poor quality content. If there were nymph and swing sub-forums, it would only be effective if, once you post in one of the sub-forums, you can never post in the other. Otherwise you just double the dosage of swing v. nymph BS.

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  17. hookedonthefly Active Member

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    Those who know me, know that I don't give a frog's fat ass how you fish...as long as you treat our said finned friends with respect. I've caught more fish on ballyhoo and free drifted sardines with a treble hook and stinger than I'd care to admit; and, I had a great time at that time.

    That being said, I'd like to see the same respect we hopefully show our fish, for those here on the forum. Apparently, Jeremy's post of "being helpful to others" or something like that went un-noticed.

    I don't mind if I'm banned from posting in the nymph steelhead forum. I just like swinging, waking and skating. The rest is just not where I'm at. Hell, I even wake and skate flies on the Yakima.

    As Curt (Smalma) once said, we have a hell of a lot more in common with each other than the loggers of steep slopes.

    Boy, the natives are restless these days. Must be the PS river closures and a little cold weather. Flame Away :D!
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  18. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Well said
  19. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Mumbles? That Mumbles cat is a real jerk wad. Post poser.
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  20. Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Fixed it for you! I believe that this is all we really need.