OP This Weekend

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Bryce Levin, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    Ignoring for the moment your weird homophobic tinged rant...

    I don't think there was anything in that feature that was "whoring" the coast. The OP is as well known as any other area, and no amount of magazine articles is going to change that one way or another.

    Rose's piece was a thoughtful story written by a writer who cares deeply about his local waters. It wasn't a kiss and tell piece, it was about showing the area respect, managing your expectations, not being one of those anglers standing on the gravel bar grimacing all day long when you aren't getting hits.

    Of all the magazines out there right now, we're lucky to have one like the Drake that isn't afraid to publish stories with substance for people willing to read between the lines, rather than the boring, stale "fish here" and "check out this new fly" stories.

    J
     
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    I agree this piece was not about whoring out the OP. I have meet Doug and had the pleasure to talk with him on a couple of occasions. He is a man who cares deeply about the fisheries on the OP.

    The drake sucks, as does all the other mags out there that are a backpage.com of fishing prostitution

    i'll bet 99 % of FF (myself included) have read FFmags at one time or another. How else would all these FF find their way out to the OP, or Montana, or Belieze, or learn which technique or rod is the hot new way to fish?
     
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    Anyone who accuses Doug Rose of pimping out the Peninsula is suffering from a severe case of ignorance and delusional misunderstanding. Holy hand grenade folks....
     
  4. Mossyback

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    I agree. Painting Doug Rose as part of the problem is about as far from reality as you could be. Poor guy is battling for his life while internet tough guys are calling him out for "whoring" the OP? Unbeleiveable. Disrespectful. Misinformed.
     
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  5. SOPoker

    SOPoker Banned or Parked

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    I think folks are missing the real problem. Everyone wants to talk about ways to save Native Fish, or Cry about big box retail stores, websites, magazines, or craigslist guides... Folks lets just detonate an EMP over Washington. SO MANY problems would be solved.

    Fish Finders would stop beeping, alarm clocks would assist sleeping, and Dams would start seeping. Sure there would be other problems like flooding and hunger but really minor in comparison to keeping the OP safe. Here at the Prison we would probably just shoot a few in mates to keep control, not like anyone could take photos or report on our miss-use of force. Shit now that I think of it, why haven't EMP's started to become for sale on the private market? I would chip in as long as they did not affect Guns and Treble hooks.
     
  6. JesseC

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    Annnnnnnnnd we've got ourselves a tasty fat troll.
     
  7. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    I would hitched a ride in that boat this weekend if I had seen ya. I was there from Friday through yesterday morning, and it was not a great trip for wading. Managed a few nice fish though. :)
     
  9. golfman65

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    Honestly I should have known better then to bring up that article..That would mean that some of these fat boys with bobbers would actually have to read and of course how could you do that when it would interrupt your internet porn?

    Rose shits more then you have ever done for any river Phat.. OP is whored out because um lets see...None of you have a clue how to fish anywhere else...and your puffy jackets, straight brimmed hat and gopro's can't understand why your fat boy fishing method ain't catching nothing like it does on them hatchery rivers!! Dah....

    Fucking tool....read something before you beek off~~~ it's not the rags that are the problem..it's you jerk off pretenders on here!!!
     
  10. DKL

    DKL Nude to the board

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    Why do you have to drag the puffy jackets into this? Man, I love my puffy jackets.

    DKL
     
  11. Evan Burck

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    Puffy jackets are rad. So is Doug Rose.
     
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    Suck my puffy jacket!
     
  13. kamishak steve

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    The worst thing to happen to the OP was not articles. I'm sure all the publicity didn't help, but I think the closure of every Puget Sound steelhead stream might have had more to do with with the recent crowding on the OP.

    Do you think that if the Skagit, Skykomish, Sauk, Snoqualmie, Puyallup, Nisqually, Nooksack, & Green rivers offered the kind of returns of steelhead they did in the 70's (or imagine the 50's!) that there would be so many jerk-offs casting over each other's lines on the OP????? OP is a great area, it's stunningly beautiful & it has spectacular native fish. BUT, it doesn't really offer anything fishing wise that a guy couldn't have found on the Skagit 50 years ago.

    If the OP were less crowded I would probably be there, but as much as I enjoy the fisheries over there, the crowding has really detracted from my experience. I just don't get as excited about getting out on the water when i know that I'm going to be following between 3-20 drift boats on every float, and fishing immediately behind other guys on every single piece of water I see all day. I realize not everyone feels the same way that I do, but when the OP starts to feel like the Cowlitz in terms of crazy numbers of guys, I don't get the same sense of adventure and exploration that I do on a stream without anyone else there. It's not even about the fishing necessary, I guess I like the solitude. I have a few places in BC that I go that where I can still expect to be the only one on the creek, but as more US fisheries close, I should expect those to disappear as well. Who would have thought there would be so many other people that would wanna drive 3 hours each way when gas is at nearly 4 bucks a gallon, to hike around in pouring rain & 40 degree weather, so they can have a slight chance of hooking a fish they are gonna let go anyway.

    Damnit it's steelhead fever & I LOVE IT!
     
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  14. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    It has all become clear to me why I don't fish the O.P. anymore. I think I'll go fish for surf perch At Clinton and leave the Drama to those so inclined to combat fishing
     
  15. HauntedByWaters

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    It isn't called "steelhead fever", it is called "steelhead glory" or "steelhead heroism" and it really bothers me. You don't see all these fancy pics and videos made by gear fishermen. And gear fishermen aren't making many videos because they catch steelhead all the time. Why is it that even the videos trying to raise awareness for steelhead never show gear fishing, just fly fishing fishing?

    Ever since I started gear fishing a lot more, mostly because my favorite riffles are loaded with Spey frothers 24/7 which they weren't 5 years ago, I have been catching so many steelhead I barely ever grab the camera. It's ironic.
     
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