Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Dan Soltau, Mar 13, 2007.
I friggin' LOVE passion!!
Stop whining like Democrats! Just kidding, I don't care what anyone here or in real life is.
Man, I sure am glad that I gear fish on the side now and then, it humbles the flyfisherman in me when I need to be humbled...
I'm just sick of people being selective about their negativity. I saw a picture of a gear caught steelhead that got barraged with really bad comments because it was gear caught, then when Steelie Mike or I post a picture of a gear caught lingcod, no one says one bad thing. I know a steelhead is a steelhead and a lingcod is only a lingcod, but uneven treatment pisses me off.
I friggin' HATE negativity!!
Nick what do you expect from a fly fishing board. It will never be even
Lingcod need more respect! I'd take a 20lb ling over a 20lb chromer.
ibn, hope you're joking...but seriously. Dan, I agree that there is too much elitism and snootiness in the fly fishing community and i think sometimes internet boards provide the perfect media for cheapshot taking. you can feel superior and like a smartass without having to face some one in person. Unless I missed something though, I felt that the disc drag conversation was fairly civil. There were certainly people who disagreed with your argument, but no one was insulting one another that I noticed. They were simply debating the merits of pieces of gear.
Dan, my friend, your wiser beyond your years... Greg
Dan, take a look at the tone of yours posts on the aforementioned reel thread...you didn't leave much room for personal preference If you are going to approach an opinion thread with a strong opinion, be ready for the same in return. Your take on the benefits of disc drag reels was quite opinionated and begged for retort. I see no problem with a civil argument (that's what the thread was), and I do not see it being a reflection of the character or pretentiousness of the fly fishing community as a whole.
When I first started out in the fly fishing thing I always thought that you needed the best equipment/gear. But I have found out over the years of fishing this way, that the best stuff out there is what you are using. I always wanted a top of the line Gloomis but had to settle for a GL3. Which in my opinion,is a damn good rod. I've always bought the middle of the road products and have been happy with what I have.
I found out with my style of casting that I would probably just break the high cost stuff. Or baby it so I wouldn't break it.
All my gear takes a beating and I like it for that.
Jim.....The I don't need the high priced stuff to be happy guy
Blah I thought we were all done talking about this stuff for a while.
Exactly. Implying that anyone who disagrees with you or does not fish your way is not a real fly fisher, is just begging for it - especially when your experience is limited.
[ Exactly. Implying that anyone who disagrees with you or does not fish your way is not a real fly fisher, is just begging for it - especially when your experience is limited. ]
Now I'm hurt. I thought I was the only real fly fisherman ever.:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Personally I enjoyed the drag thread. I thought everyone was civil. I don't mind good discussions even though they can get over done and boring at times. Being civil is what is most important.
In an attempt to meld the two styles, I’ve been working on a fly pattern that will effectively imitate power bait.