Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by FlyNewbie, Jul 31, 2014.
I'm not wanting to look like a prude but my issue with bait is that it stinks!!
And it lingers. Ever had "Roe Hands".
Theres a thing called soap, some people use it everyday to remove the dirt & grime of making a living, I find once a month is about all thats needed!
Best spinner and spoon for trout. 1/8 oz Kastmaster, pull the treble and replace w/ Gamakatsu straight siwash #8, pinch the barb. Perfect.
Fly, spin, bait, soaking pots, digging, etc, etc, if a guy doesn't try a little of everything he's missing out. Have yet to find something that isn't fun.
Folks not from here would kill for all the opportunities we have right in our backyard.
Call me a fool but I still catch a shit load of fish on a rooster tail as well! By the way, I love this post!
My family and I fished with a charter out of Ilwaco yesterday. Anchovies on bait divers with big Penn bait casters were the deal. Not my favorite way to fish but we caught a boat load of salmon and watching my son battle several big chinook was a hoot. Fishing is fishing. On the charter only the deckhand gets stinky from the bait. Thats why I give him a tip
I own 40 plus gear rods ,8 fly rods 1 boat, 1 raft, 2 float tubes. I got it bad. I enjoy all forms of fishing. I believe that gear guys can learn things from fly guys that can help them in there persuits and vice versa. I try and be open to all forms of fishing.
Yeah, but did you shake his hand?
Spinning rod, hookless spoon between the line and leader, and a streamer on the end of the leader, lets you cast, get down deep, and still have the benefit of an effective hand tied fly pattern. Of course the terminal lure could be a light spinner too.
Agree about the Kastmaster. Make it gold.
At work my job involves teaching kids how to fish, and we have lots of spinning rods. That said my own personal collection features 5 rods, 4 being sh and 1 being a spey. I have more lines then reels, and just think there is nothing better then casting a fly all day, fish or no fish
I don't see myself picking up a spinning rod ever again. I last used one bouncing jigs for pinks 7 years ago. I know a lot more about subsurface fly fishing now.
While fly fishing is my primary passion, I do fish spinning gear for bass & fall salmon. I still own conventional salmon & steelhead casting gear, but haven't used any of it since I sold my boat. I fish; I use the appropriate gear for a given application. I don't use bait anymore, however.
I can tell you one thing about fishing with spinning gear. It was cheap in the summer time. A few Mepps spinners(no. 1) a reel and 4lb test on it and I was good to go. I never lost much gear then. My only money spent then was for gas and that was cheap also.
Make it bigger and it works well on river coho