indicators in fly only water?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by I love babies, Jul 16, 2014.

  1. I love babies

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    I Know in fly only water like the nf stilly you are not allowed to use shot on your leader but the rules don't say anything about indicators... Is it legal?
     
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    jake-e-boy No mas

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    Dude! Even I don't and wouldn't do that. Bros get mean about that kind of thing. Plenty of water to rope chromers, let the purists have their glory strip. Besides they get crusty when I'm roping them and they are skating some dry fly that will like only work on the full moon of the third trimester.
     
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    jake-e-boy No mas

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    yes you can use bobbers in fly only water, trust me, i'm from the interwebz
     
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  5. Achilles

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    This will certainly cause a lot of discussion on the forum, perhaps this was the purpose of the post.

    Unfortunately there are a lot of people who make jokes about this topic but a lot of really wonderful people have dedicated their lives to protecting some of our best waters in the West. And if you talk to them, they will tell you that they did not intend for people to fish with heavily weighted flies and bobbers in these famous stretches of river. The point wasn't to catch large numbers of fish. Not saying that watching a bobber go down isn't fun...

    I don't have a problem with people using indicators, I really don't care. Steelhead are hard enough to find. These kinds of arguments are akin to hunters who take pride in bow hunting instead of using a rifle. Using a bow is a lot harder, takes more skill, takes more time, results in fewer harvested animals, but there is a certain pride that comes with doing things the old fashioned way. Fly fishing the swung fly is no different.
     
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  6. I love babies

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    I was asking if its legal or not
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    It's legal- but you won't make the cover of the WFC newsletter, and April Vokey won't respect you
     
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    jake-e-boy No mas

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    i stand by this statement, plus wdfw said it is ok and they are always right. just look at the hoh river steelhead and springers
     
  9. Achilles

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    That is true.
     
  10. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Screwing your buddy's girlfriend is legal,But many people frown on it & may think less of you if you do it !
     
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    my thought is that with the slide and all maybe people should lay off those fish until the whole thing shakes out
     
  12. Hillbilly Redneck

    Hillbilly Redneck wishin i was fishin

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    Lay off the hatchery fish or the wild fish that swim up Deer Creek and don't even swim (or spawn) through the slide area?
     
  13. I love babies

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    Thanks for clearing it up for me. I am kinda new to this river and didn't understand the history behind the fly only designation.I have been swinging flies out there this summer with some success so I will keep doing that:)
     
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    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Guides throw glo bugs under bobbers, you're fine.
     
  15. Alexander

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    Fish how you want within the regs...One day you may enjoy swinging the next time you may want to indi fish, with shot or no shot, next dry dropper whatever. Others who can't bring themselves to fish any other way than swinging, good for them. I no longer find it enjoyable to cast an indicator rig, but I've indi fished the heck out of waters, even in the salt for sh!ts and giggles, I'd rather strip a streamer at this point in my game, but if tomorrow I felt like a two nymph rig under an indicator I'd do it in a heart beat where allowed.