Yarnies - Love or Hate?

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  1. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Another one that should write the news for MSNBC or Fox News. Who the hell is casting steel cables coated with anything? Gimme a break. Why do you resort to political pundit tactics of extreme exaggeration and false accusations?
     
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    I would love to if I had any marbles left. The ones I used to play marbles with when I was a kid have been long gone for years and I don't know when I lost the other ones.
     
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    Says the guy continuing the thread! Is the irony lost on you? You do realize that almost all parties involved are having fun don't you, or did you miss that?
     
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    so I take it you don't use a single hander throwing strictly dry Line and traditional flies,you know like a true steelheader fishes
     
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    is it wrong that when I read this thread this song is playing through my head?

     
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    Mother of all yarnies.
     

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    You can take it anyway you want. One thing I don't do is dish out a bunch of bull.
     
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    I'm going to work on hand forging my own hooks this winter. If it works, I'll be the only true steelhead angler on the board.
     
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    I actually have a hook bending jig you can borrow and my brother in law blacksmiths on the side.
     
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    NO, you have that Ass-backwards.....A true steelheader can cast a twohander, sinking and or floating, after graduating from a single hander :)
     
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    On the flip side, there are different standards.

    I know guys who look down and are disgusted by others using "skagit" lines.

    others who refuse to use anything other than floating lines.

    others who refuse to use anything other than traditional non weighted flies on floating lines...for both summer and winter steelhead. Should we all feel lessened and "not worthy" because of this?

    This summer, my sons and I were fly fishing a lake, casting toward shore. We got tired and decided to "attach" some split shot on our lines and row/troll around the lake. AT that point we considered ourselves "gear" fishing with fly rods, and we were ok with that. Nothing wrong with it, we had fun, caught fish etc. Obviously, others here in this discussion would consider that still "fly-fishing". We all have different standards and viewpoints. When these standards and viewpoints do not match up or align just right, we have disagreement and conflict.....and thus 14 pages of entertainment.
     
  12. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    the biggest problem is that if you were in the "industry" you would call it fly fishing, post pictures of all the fish you caught "on the fly" and never make mention that you were trolling. it's called tofino fly fishing.
     
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    Is this flyfishing? lol. I fish. Dont' care if it's fly or gear or what ever grey area bastard of a hybrid as long as it's legal AND FUN! SAGE 5 weight, full sinking lake line, rainbow needlefish, lunker lotion, electric motor on speed #2 and lots of PBR on my favorite Okanogan lake.
     

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    " me thinks thou doth protest too much"
     
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    lol, Lex, that's funny. yep, sometimes I troll with my fly pole with a full sinking fly line and a weighted wooly bugger. I just call it trolling with a fly pole. who cares. I have fun.
    JW
     
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    No one seems to care and yet the argument goes on, why is that?
     
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    got me. I need to do something else.
    JW
     
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    the industry sells graceful casts and tights loops and delivers windshield wiper casts side drifting from a boat.
     
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    Chris, read your blog. I like it. thanks.
    JW
     
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    Because swinging guys are so hung up on not giving up on the idea that indicator fishing isn't fly fishing, even though they know deep down inside that it really is, but they want their club to be super duper exclusive, you know like back in the "good ole days" "It's simple boys, read the sign on the door, ..."
     
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