Angling Morals Rant

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Dan Soltau, Mar 13, 2007.

  1. Snake

    Snake tryin' not to get too comfortable

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    iagree iagree

    I friggin' LOVE passion!!:D
     
  2. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith DBA BozoKlown406

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    Stop whining like Democrats! Just kidding, I don't care what anyone here or in real life is.
     
  3. Flyfishsteel

    Flyfishsteel New Member

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    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...
     
  4. Nick Riggs

    Nick Riggs I've been known to fish from time to time...

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    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.
     
  5. Snake

    Snake tryin' not to get too comfortable

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    I friggin' HATE negativity!! :D
     
  6. Marty

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    Nick what do you expect from a fly fishing board. It will never be even
     
  7. ibn

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    Lingcod need more respect! I'd take a 20lb ling over a 20lb chromer.
     
  8. Will Atlas

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    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.
     
  9. YAKIMA

    YAKIMA AKA: Gregory Mine

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    Dan, my friend, your wiser beyond your years... Greg
     
  10. Mulligan

    Mulligan Stephen Mull

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    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.
     
  11. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    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
     
  12. Kyle Smith

    Kyle Smith DBA BozoKlown406

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    Blah I thought we were all done talking about this stuff for a while.
     
  13. creekx

    creekx spent spinner

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    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.
     
  14. Keith Hixson

    Keith Hixson Active Member

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    [ 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.

    KEH
     
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    In an attempt to meld the two styles, I’ve been working on a fly pattern that will effectively imitate power bait. :eek: