Nymphing for Steelhead...why are folks against it?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by jroni, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. LisaMfly

    LisaMfly "Swing Flies, Be Happy."- Write 2 Fly-Fish

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    I see your point sageman. I am new, so when I think of fly-fishing, my vision is fairly basic and based on the artistic simplicity of a beautiful cast and a serene nature of a swing for steelhead...when creek fishing- a slight flick of the line to cast the dry fly in the right spot...but in all honesty, I enjoy all aspects of fishing. I think to work harder to earn a good fish will always result in better kudos points, but ultimately, doing whatever it takes has its pros for sure.

    I have gear fished for bass... I have sturgeon fished... I love it all. I guess when I made my original argument against nymphing, I was just trying to create an argument. Things seem to easily get out of hand on here, so I have learned my lesson to keep my mouth shut in certain occasions. :)
     
  2. LisaMfly

    LisaMfly "Swing Flies, Be Happy."- Write 2 Fly-Fish

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    :beer2: Yes! Well said. It's so hard to say everything you want to express all in one paragraph on here, so for sure, it's all about having fun! I wouldn't be into this as deeply as I am at 27-years-old, if I wasn't having fun. Otherwise what's the point? :) Thank you for your support and comment. I look forward to many MANY great fly-fishing experiences to come. :)
     
  3. Abomb

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    10 pages, 10 fucking pages of: blah blah blah, swing, nymph blah blah, nymph, swing blah. Doesn't anyone fish? Oh fuck I forgot, everyone just boast how rad a fisherman they are on the internets.
     
  4. Trent

    Trent Ugly member

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    Wow...12 pages of a whole bunch of this...

    http://video.search.yahoo.com/video...ptb-msgr&fr2=tab-web&tnr=21&vid=0001667464728

    I think it is time to...

    http://video.search.yahoo.com/video...ptb-msgr&fr2=tab-web&tnr=21&vid=0001515738087

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    Seriously...you guys actually care about how someone else chooses to enjoy themselves? You all sound like a bunch of yammering broads: "OMG!!! I canNOT believe what she is wearing. Uh...she is such a [insert descriptive noun here]." "Why is she dating HIM? He only makes $60,000-$90,000 and look at the car he drives...so last year." "What is with those shoes?" "Look at her hair." And so on.

    I even read (don't remember who, or what page) about someone holding back vomit because someone else didn't cast up to his standards. Did you think to stop and offer some pointers, or is it much more comfortable to come on the big wide interweb and snicker about the noobs?
     
  5. Oh-4wt

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    Burke, you run out of popcorn yet?
     
  6. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Matt Burke? I don't believe he's been posting in here. He's probably busy overhead casting his spey rod on the river.

    Me, I ran out at page 10. But I just decided to get another bag going for page 20....

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    there might be some burnt kernels to pick through :beathead:
     
  7. Randall Clark

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    damn, good call...


    what if someone likes to nymph for steelhead with an old 7wt. bamboo rod?

    personally, I just caught my first fly-caught chromer on Wed. (figures it would come on a trout/chrome combo trip...only been a couple times before that) nymphing...on Sat, I'll be taking the old montague out to hopefully give it a workout utilizing (you guessed it) nymphs under a bobber (or indicator for you snobs out there)...do I feel guilty about that? hell no.
     
  8. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I caught my first steelhead with a beer in my left hand, my rod in the other. Just half assed flicking a nymph setup a few feet off the side of our drift boat that was beached up while we had lunch. Bobber went down, beer went flying, steelhead started dancing. It was neat.

    If that's wrong when it comes to fly fishing, then I don't want to be right
     
  9. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    You're the big bad assed internet trouble maker, knock it off Evan:thumb:
     
  10. Randall Clark

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    that sounds great and all, but I think you should have found a way to save that beer AND catch the fish...;)
     
  11. Old Man

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    This thread has gone to hell and it ought to be locked down.
     
  12. oldskool

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    Hey Evan!

    Somebody said something about someone being their idol. You're mine. :thumb:

    Oh no, I might have just killed this thread. bawling:
     
  13. Sageman

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    Don't keep your mouth shut, you'll never really learn anything. There is a difference between a spirited debate and senseless and baseless ranting either to try and get a rise out of somebody, or because some people are so set in their ways that they refuse to consider an alternative point of view.

    Everything you mentioned up top are great reasons to want to get into flyfishing. You have to figure out why YOU are getting into it, and what YOU enjoy doing. I've run into some people who think that only dry fly fishing natural imitations tied with non-synthetic materials is "true" flyfishing. They'd have issues with everybody on this post.
     
  14. Sageman

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    If you cut through the BS posts here, I think there is actually a pretty good discussion here. Yes, we all fish. If you are so annoyed by these posts, don't read them.
     
  15. Evan Burck

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    I was drinking a "beer" that was of a variety that was out of character for me. I promise you this beer was by no means missed after its departure