Methow Shutdown

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by jason.allen, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Sign me up. New thread? New group?
     
  2. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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  3. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Not sure what's involved in setting up a new group, having never taken a look at that function. I'll give it a try but may need some help setting it up. Film at 11:00:D
     
  4. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    It's set up. Click my link there and join. You can invite as many people as you please. I'm keeping it a closed group to try and control the number of trolls.
     
  5. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Ah, you beat me to it!
     
  6. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Evan, where's your link?
     
  7. Evan Burck

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  8. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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  9. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Hey old man, you on the Facebook?

    :D
     
  10. CLO

    CLO It's not the fly, you suck.

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    Request sent.
     
  11. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    be careful of what you wish for. for every well intentioned fly angler there are 10-20 (or more) harvest oriented fishermen. who will sign up for the "master anglers" that would teach any non-internet based class? it wouldn't be the fly anglers (look to their terrible turnout at any meetings regarding conservation), it would be the harvest oriented anglers who may not be as "enlightened" as you would want them to be.

    education doesn't cure the stupid that infects poachers and snaggers. the boaters ID card hasn't helped the morons who monopolize boat ramps or imo reduced stupid behavior on the water... why would we expect a class on fish handling to work any better? caring is a prerequisite of handling fish properly and following the rules.

    jethro will take the course, pass, and then continue to poach and clip fins on the river.
     
  12. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    Chris D above has what I consider some great ideas. If that's what eventually comes out of this, I'd be happy to come along for the ride.
     
  13. Evan Burck

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    Is a conservation mindset exclusive to fly anglers only? Are all fly anglers conservation minded? From my experience, neither of those is particularly accurate.

    You're also underestimating how much of this happens out of honest ignorance. I've experienced this many times while on the river. Good people making mistakes because they just weren't aware.
     
  14. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    Most courses only teach people how to pass a test. Look at how we get a drivers license. A person learns how to pass a test but has no freaking clue how to drive a car. How would this be any different?
     
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  15. Evan Burck

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    All things that would be discussed and figured out before moving forward, if moving forward is the right thing to do.