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Old Man

Just an Old Man
#16
Kalm, why are you even on this forum? Everything that you report has the potential to contribute to the death and overfishing of some area. What criteria are you using to determine a location's ability to handle fishing pressure? My recommendation would be for you to be the first one to decrease fishing pressure by only casting on your back lawn. No one raindrop thinks it's responsible for the flood.
Everyone who has shown a better way to tie a fly, given a tip, shared a fishing report...would be guillty of possibly contributing to overfishing. This is hyperbole of course. There are a very blessed few in the world who have picked up a fly rod. Keeping creeks secret only pushes more of us into the overfished areas, spawning terms like "combat fishing". Are we trying to recruit others to fly fishing? Fly fishers are more considerate of others and their surroundings, I find. If we are trying to convert others, having them stand elbow to elbow on the Madison fishing to trout that have been caught repeatedly and are educated is not the way to help them feel the love of fly fishing.
Don't be an elitist, share the love.
What is it. You come on here with your first post and rag on somebody that isn't even here anymore. This was answered six years ago. Please leave these old posts in the past. That is where they belong.

I also answered this six years ago. Please leave sleeping dogs lie.
 
#20
like John geirach said " by the time you hear about a fishing spot via the web, you have to assume that every fisherman in the world knows about it and half of them are already there" thats why i choose no to mention the names of the places i fish.
 

snagged

Braided wind knots are my specialty
#21
That put a lot of life in a dead post. I just want to find somewhere in eastern WA to fish other than a lake or the Spokane River that doesn't take 3 hours to get to. People like Kalm just hinder the search.
 

Salmo_g

Well-Known Member
#22
Snagged,

Being brand new to the board, how in the hell did you come to post a reply to a 6 year old thread? Maybe you arrived with a shovel and a keyboard?

Sg
 
#24
That put a lot of life in a dead post. I just want to find somewhere in eastern WA to fish other than a lake or the Spokane River that doesn't take 3 hours to get to. People like Kalm just hinder the search.

dude. i have a suggestion. buy a map. roll it up really tight. wrap in saran wrap. add a bottle of astroglide. and sit on it.

as you were......
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#28
When I fished in Washington State I always mentioned the name of the creek or river I fished. And you know that the next time I went to the fore mentioned creek it wasn't crowded. This thing of talking about where you caught a few fish is over rated. If I told somebody where to fish in a certain spot then that spot was screwed the next time I went to it. So I don't point out a special place to fish, just the creek or river. You have to find your own rock or special place.

Jim
 

JS

Active Member
#29
Sean, you hit it on the head holmes. I didnt have the internet until college, so the only resource we had was a beaten up gazetteer and some topo forest service maps. I thank god that was the case, because I have the ability to explore this vast expanse of a planet without the help of the internet. I get it though, it is tempting to ask for instantanious information, to shorten that learning curve. However, if youre digging for instant fishing success, you are missing the point. This pursuit is about more than roping 20 20" fish in a day; its about the journey, the ride to and from water you know, the endless searching for trout water that you can jump across, fish-less early season steelhead trips all for the sake of that take that nearly sends your spey rod into the columbia, memories with people you may know for two minutes and already accept as family.
 
#30
When I fished in Washington State I always mentioned the name of the creek or river I fished. And you know that the next time I went to the fore mentioned creek it wasn't crowded. This thing of talking about where you caught a few fish is over rated. If I told somebody where to fish in a certain spot then that spot was screwed the next time I went to it. So I don't point out a special place to fish, just the creek or river. You have to find your own rock or special place.

Jim
I can think of a few places in eastern washington where there are at least dozens of people on here that have no clue what they are, but know they exist. I guarantee these same people would pack their shit, and head out there as soon as they were told what the place was called.