Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Panhandle, Feb 22, 2007.
Idaho Jim, Idaho.
You mean washington has a fish handling rule?
Please inform me of this, I will be fishing in washington, on the yakima for the first time in two months and I'm done trying to find regs on washington's friggin maze of a website. :beathead:
If I grew up in washington, I probably wouldn't be fishing at all, because it seems so complicated there. Don't know how you get many new people into the sport with the rules the way they are.......and maybe thats the intention.
I have realistic expectations. Don't think I didn't anticipate getting my ass chewed off. Attacking Zen and the boyz in the hood, or whatever it's called, is a step down form calling out a moderator. This was a selfish attempt to make myself feel better and it worked. Thanks for the refresher on the first amendment.... I know I don't have to look! But, like everyone else, I love looking at the gallery and viewing fish. However, every time I pull up the steelhead gallery and see another round of "the boyz" pics I literally get embarrassed for them, the fish, and for myself. Basically, I'm perplexed by the motivation behind it. To each their own, I'm expressing mine, and again.... just sayin'
I like Pics cause I am a porn star! I want to start a magazine with naked women holding fish! We'll call it Jugs and Tugs!
You guys really need to fish! Aren't there fish in the water? Scoones can you get me a Washington Hateradefishing hat? Or better yet just call it Washington Haterade..Cause I swear hat 80% of these guys don't fish!
If Zen didn't take pic's who would believe the stories he tells? He sings on American Idol (JK, but there is an amazing resemblence) and catches steel like nobody's biznass. I also know he catches more fish then the pictures he takes. Pleasent dreams.
you get embarrassed for the fish????? :rofl:
Another thing is that any group of guys who are in college or high school will get to fish a lot and catch a lot more. I used to fish 200 days a year and catch A LOT more fish than I do now. Now I am grown up. Those of us that are adults with wives, kids (not me) mortgages et cetera.......we fish maybe 1/20th the amount of time Zen does probably less.
Also fishing that much increases catches eponentially because you will see patterns and be able to predict where the fish will be like a guide. This is the reason guides do well, they fish nearly every day.
I am sure Zen is an exceptional fisherman and could be the best on this forum but we'll have to wait and see how many pics he is posting in 10 years.
Is this really an issue? so what if they post pics...I mean the fish are big but they are ugly old boots. Someone post some good steelhead pics. Show me some chrome.
Thanks for sharing. To think of you sitting there spending your very own emotional currency on others and the fish, it's amazing you have any soothing left for yourself. The "boyz" thing, others piping in about being at "higher evolution" is all just too much (for me at least).
Folks that find success in any arena, at least the high functioning areas, all are motivated by the reward of a successful day, however they define it, and the recognition that goes with it. Abraham Maslow studied and document level of human motivation and created what is called the Hierarchy of Needs. The only higher function level is called self- actualization. Check it out. I attached a graphic for understanding.
I some way, everything we do is to satisfy a functioning need. Whether it's the gear we buy, the photos we take, the "level of evolution" we think we are at, or the projection we hope our posts cast; we are trying to satisfy one of our needs. Clearly we are not fishing for basic needs such as nourishment, so it's either social belonging or recognition that drive our fishing endeavors or passions.
So fellows, I know where I am at. I love the social belonging this sport has given me. It has helped me to diversify my friends beyond the corporate shmucks (I am one of them) I work with to folks from all over that do all sorts of things. I don't enjoy fishing by myself 1/4 as much as I do with friends. To be honest, I also love the achievement I get to feel in this sport! To tie a fly, cast it to a picky fish, and hook-up is a feeling of success. Even more so, when it's a big fish, even more so when I do it more frequently and catch bigger fish than the guys I am with:thumb:
I post a lot of pics and reports on this forum. I love guys who do the same. It sure would be boring here if all you ever saw was posts about the old days and bitching about fishing styles.
I have had the pleasure of meeting Chris and I will tell you that he loves to catch fish. I have to imagine that this love prompted him to build this site. The site has attracted very diverse folks from bamboo lovers in Filson that brove native brookies to two-hand fanatics that swing for kings to the latest and greatest gear junkies that will hook into anything. We have folks on this forum who are seeking much different needs.
I for one am just sick of the negative reoccuring themes on this site. So Whether you swing or nymph, use cane or graphite, float dries or bounce nymphs; just share your stories. They are appreciated!
Guys, we know who the traditionalists, swingers, bamboo lovers, gear junkies, fish bums, and "new agers" are on this site are all too well. The debates are all too predictable with all the same characters. I've been guilty, many others as well. What do you say we just give it a rest????
Fishing is a journey and we are all on different paths.
As far pictures go, I like to see a good photograph. Pictures fishing with friends and family are awesome. Strangers holding unspectacular fish on the internet.....not so awesome. Trying to photograph a catch while fishing by yourself usually isn't worth the trouble. The best picture I've taken this winter was of a rainbow (up in the sky) with Mt. Higgins in the background. It seems the only thing Sparkey's Law has done is give people something to talk (argue) about. Maybe it has educated some to the fact that fish don't breathe air even if there tails are in the water.
......Jason that picture of you with the rod in your mouth=
Didn't your momma teach you the golden rule? :beer2:
That emotican you chose means embarrassment. If you just mouse over the icon, it will tell you whta it means.
If you meant embarrassed, NO NEED! I was in the Bahamas, on day 4 of an incredible trip, hooking into bones, barracuda, and sharks. If that gets you embarrassed, then I hope to drive you to incredible anxiety again in the near future.
Now, YOU show us some chrome...
I got your back Zen. I figured you were probably hooked-up and unable to respond to the pundits...