"Accomplished angler"?

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  1. Brian Thomas

    Brian Thomas Active Member

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    Think Brian Chan here . I`ve seen him fish . He enjoys EVERY fish he catches as though it was his first .Big , small , in-between - he enjoys them all . He is gracious beyond belief . He is willing to answer questions from anybody - often cutting into his fishing time - and he fishes a lot .And he`s not just a stillwater wizard either . He recently started fishing double-handers , and looks as though he`s been doing it for years .

    Respect .
     
  2. Andrew Lawrence

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    I couldn't resist.

    I really need to go fishing!
     
  3. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    I would consider myself a pretty good fishermn, but "accomplished"? I dont know. Having caught well over 100 steelhead on the fly might count as accomplished, but I feel like there is always more to learn, always ways to improve technique. Not labeling myself as anything I feel keeps me more humble, and more connected to the activity I enjoy so much. Like anything else in life, you should be learning something new everyday, and I definitely still feel that I learn something everyday Im on the water.
     
  4. Nate Dutton

    Nate Dutton I'm a teacher, I fish to eat!

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    Guys, you are making this too hard. It is simple.

    An accomplished angler is one who steelhead beach themselves for him. They, steelhead, realize the have little to no chance against a man of such angling prowess. After the beaching the fish lays still, while posing next to the rod the angler is carrying for a picture. Then when the agreed upon time had exaushed itself the fish slips back into the river. Now this angler will keep a hatchery fish if one shows itself, but this gets tricky, the fish must rock shampoo itself, no blood and the anglers hands.



    When This happens to you, you will then know you are am accomplished angler!

    Until then, don't worry about it and fish!

    This is the standard....it's science.
     
  5. Evan Salmon

    Evan Salmon Active Member

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    I had an 18 pound silver jump in my boat one time on the Kenai... Does that count?

    (btw.. I put him back.)
     
  6. Nate Dutton

    Nate Dutton I'm a teacher, I fish to eat!

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    Evan, you are an accomplished angler!
     
  7. robl

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    I'm not sayin' this is me, but becoming an accomplished angler might be like becoming a man. The line is fuzzy and ill-defined, but it just happens and you wake up one day and realize it did.

    Maybe it's when you start to catch fish you wouldn't have years earlier, maybe it's when you can totally enjoy a day out without catching or seeing a fish, maybe it's when someone else sees you as their mentor, maybe . . . . lots of stuff.

    Watchin' the three year old catch his first fish on the fly made me feel more like an accomplished father than an accomplished angler.
     
  8. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Yes sir! That's the good stuff right there!
     
  9. triploidjunkie

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    I think an accomplished anger is one that doesn't need jigs, or to add scent or bait to a fly to catch fish. If that's your angle, might as well use a worm and bobber(same thing).
     
  10. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    On the contrary. I think a true accomplished angler is someone who can catch fish with ANY tackle given to him. My grandfather caught trout with a frayed cigarette butt just to prove a point. He was an accomplished angler indeed.
     
  11. JesseC

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    These guys are pretty "accomplished". They catch lots of fish. Disclaimer: Your ass will pucker, puke will come out of your nostrils, and an upwelling of rage will make your forehead feel like it's in a vice after watching this.
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    Hmmmm - not worried nearly as much about the "ethics" of a jig after watching what real abusers do.
     
  12. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    That's true, I just couldn't resist the jab. If you can't talk smack about bait on a fly-fishing forum where can you? My girlfriend is a bait chucker, it doesn't mean I'm gonna kick her out of bed. Though I've talked her into becoming "enlightened" and trying fly-fishing, probably just from the amount of crap I give her.
    Yeah, I've seen that chick on you-tube before snagging. I think I even commented to her about it(not compliments)
     
  13. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Suminabeech JesseCFowl, you are responsible for the events of my day. You posted this crap, I watched it, got sick, my day went to total shit and it is all your fault.
     
  14. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    I went and punched my friend from the south for potentially being related to them. He didn't get it...
     
  15. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    That's just plain funny. Did you call him Bubba when you did it?