Beads

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by stewart dee, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Loren Jensen

    Loren Jensen Active Member

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    people create these threads not for informational purposes, but for straight up attention. what has anyone learned about this topic besides people are gonna try to scare you by saying it's not fishing? who cares. we are all here to catch fish. sure, this is for fly fishing, but it's a hobby, and recreational sport, not a place to tell everyone how stupid they are. i thought this forum was kick ass when i started posting on here. it's failing on me because of people that create these attention threads, if you will. i am done posting in rebellion of these ignorant idiots from their high up cities.

    FOR THE LOVE OF SEDRO-WOOLLEY!!!!!
     
  2. Rick Sharp

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    Had to check the URL thought for a moment after reading this stuff I accidently stumbled onto a middle school aged younsters myspace or facebook page. This forum has turned so lame from what it use to be, I've not been here very long but it certainly is a pathetic forum at this point, have fun kids and please just stay home on your computers and don't ever go near water especially flowing water such as a stream or river, for your own safety, please.
     
  3. Mayfly Aviator

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    I respect opinions of the more traditional types on this forum. The discussions about whether fishing beads or jigs is actually fly fishing is pretty interesting. I have beads in my box but typically lean towards tied egg patterns if steelheading under an indicator. I also have a lot of swinging patterns which are epically rewarding to fish. I really don't know if beads fall into the category of fly fishing but I don't care. I know a couple guys who throw jigs and beads on spinning rods but hold the utmost respect for them as they are just out there to catch fish and get outdoors. These guys care about the resource just as much as I do, and I appreciate learning about their techniques as it makes me a better fisherman. Just recently I hiked in with one of them to a great jig and streamer spot. I threw zoo cougars and other articulated streamers while he threw jigs. We both caught nice fish, talked about our mutual love of being outdoors, fish quality, density, and the overpopulation of folks who claim their superiority for throwing streamers on fly rods instead of jigs on spinning rods.

    Maybe the above is just a brain dump. I don't care if how I fish is interpreted as fly fishing in the traditional sense or not, just as I'm out on the river watching the water and hoping that I get a strike. I love the strike on a streamer or a dry, but I'm always out there for the sake of being on a river, thinking about how enriched my life is every day I get a chance to fish.

    I always look forward to Stewart Dee's and Golfman's posts. I haven't ventured north to swing flies on the Dean but I hope to get up there in the next few years. Talking to an older shop owner in our area about fishing soft hackles and other traditional patterns helps me embrace how our sport started and exhibits a true connection to the water.

    We're all fishing, supporting the industry, and getting away from our TVs. Hopefully we don't digress as a population to just a numbers game. Let's just enjoy our time on the river exploring our favorite natural resource.

    Sam
     
  4. _WW_

    _WW_ Geriatric Skagit Swinger

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    It all started when some guy suggested I try a bead. Next thing you know - I was hooked!



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    _WW_ Geriatric Skagit Swinger

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    **Slurp** "Look Yogi! Bead fisherman!"

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  6. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Atta boy G-Man!
     
  7. Thomas Mitchell

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    Stewart, you are a master. This is better than the "I was with an Indian..." while fishing the Sauk a while back. Dude... we've got to fish together next season.

    On the subject at hand... That's NOT a pancake. It's a 'dorayaki' which is a Japanese pastry with two pancake-like pieces sandwiching a glob of sweet bean paste. They look good but taste nasty, like a lot of the crazy shit I ate when I lived there... There's a bunch more pics of the bunny at the link below. Who woulda thought...

    DORAYAKI

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  8. stewart dee

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    Didn't think this would ruffle so many feathers. I think for me I am just frustrated with these big commutes to the coast (5 in a row now) just to fish. Then I never see fellow swingers, mostly gear and bobbers. It makes me feel like the tradition of a swung fly is pastime now. At the end of the day four or five guys are bragging about sticking fish with a pinned bead, (guides included). Great for them, I know heavy flies and sink tips are far from purist, (and I am inches away from going full floating & traditional fly purist style). I feel the idea of a well presented fly and a tight line take is the way. I don't know anything else, since I have never used any other method. I look for the kind of water I want, that has a limitation that is a love hate relationship. Limitations of water conditions, fly speed, color, size, depth and so on appeal to me. I know that is not the case for some of you, my point was cross for most to read and my apologies go out for that. I guess I am just hard headed and a bead hater, don't take me serious. Some of the guys that have fished with me will vouch for my passion to just have fun fishing with all seriousness to catch a fish and watch over the river.
     
  9. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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  10. Thomas Mitchell

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    It gets worse...

    He's dead... back in 2003.

    I went found the Japanese site these originally came from. His name was "Oolong' like in the tea. Apparently, his owner liked to balance all sorts of things on his head. There are hundreds of photos of this poor bunny with stupid shit on his head. This is almost as bad as fishing beads...

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  11. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    He's lying folks! This one time when I was fishing with him, he netted a fish I hooked on a bead for me... Then booted me square in the dick.... TWICE
     
  12. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Glad to see the bunnies back again. And thanks for the pics of the lovely ladies. I would say that was the highlight of this thread for me.
     
  13. jockomontana

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    Well said Stewart... my apologies for my earlier comment of just being a lil' bitch... I too went through a phase where I hated beads... but I've also come to like them... even paint them sometimes... Adaptation is a huge part of fishing, regardless of discipline... rods and lines evolve, patterns evolve, and beads are now available in more colors and sizes than ever before! With all the options available, how we choose to fish is a matter of choice... and a purely personal one at that. No one is any better than the other; and we all have an equal right to be there. Bitching about it does nothing except get a bunch of fellow fishing folks all worked up at their computers... sorta silly I suppose.

    So with that said... perhaps its time to come full circle... embrace the beads, dude, they only hurt at first.
     
  14. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    dude, plenty of people swing flies, even on the coast. maybe you're not seeing them because many of them have decided to venture away from the beading whoards. swinging is less popular than it was, but there are plenty of people who don't fish beads and bobbers.

    if people are bragging about bead caught fish, good for them. it doesn't change how i measure a successful day on the water. fishing well, exploring and covering beautiful water is enough most days. the fish that come are an added bonus to a great day on the water. for me, getting out and swinging flies is an escape from a culture of overload. a day standing in the water, casting a fly, and manipulating the swing pulls me away to a calmer place. when i have caught fish nymphing in the past, i always wondered if my time would have been better spent swinging. i no longer wonder.
     
  15. golfman65

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    Hmmm no offense but my gaydar is going off...

    I'm not sure you two were there for the fishing?

    here's one last for you Matt...I met these girls and they were trying to fish beads and this happened...thank god my space ship was able to save me and yes, I took them with me...