Pictures of gear caught fish?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Clint F, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. Jim Speaker

    Jim Speaker Active Member

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    That's funny cuz it's true. I've found out about some secret creek stretches with piggy browns and other stuff from gear guys, locals even, that I'm sure can spot me as a wetsider from a mile away. It's funny how close-mouthed we all are about secret spots and all, and many of them seem to be like "screw it it's just fishin'." Totally unassuming about the whole thing - just different. Just an observation from a closed-mouth elitist sack o' ####. ;)
     
  2. Daryle Holmstrom

    Daryle Holmstrom retiredfishak

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    I thought there was a new rule about not hoisting fish out of the water, I guess a few people here and the Seattle times just don't get it. :beathead:
     
  3. Katchalot

    Katchalot New Member

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    I guess some people are fish porn purists.
     
  4. wolverine

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    I agree with Jake.

    I consider myself a fisherman. Not a gear fisherman or a fly fisherman, just a fisherman. It's all good...
     
  5. colton rogers

    colton rogers wishin' i was fishin'

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    so if i catch a massive fish with a spinning rod and want to post a pic of it on the web would it be ok to stick a fly in its mouth. i'll promise to make it a perfect lip hook and get the lighting just right. or i'll keep it in the water for a pic then throw it in the cooler. im just kidding i don't really ever like the taste of most fish im all for catch and release.

    remember to take a kid {fly} fishing :D
     
  6. HauntedByWaters

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    No it actually isn't! If you really believe that than why fly fish at all?

    Do you really think there is no difference between fly fishing and gear fishing simply because nobody can nail down exactly what it is? There definitely is a difference, that is why YOU are here!

    This is not true at all.



    Gear pics on this forum are downright STUPID. :beathead:

    If you guys want to "share" (brag) about your gear caught fish than go to Piscatorial Pursuits and look at Stam's gallery. Than you will realize how stupid you look. Good gear fishermen like Stam catch more steelhead in a season than most fly guys catch in a lifetime. In fact his gallery shows 20 pounder after 20 pounder, it is insane. If you want to do that than go right ahead but it isn't the same and it isn't fly fishing.
     
  7. Clint F

    Clint F Fly Fishing Youth

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    I am all catch and release for wild fish, but have been known to keep some hatchery fish since that is what they are for. I am beginning to really not like gear guys as you can tell. Here are my reasons. I think it is safe to say a lot of them snag fish illegaly. A lot being somewhere around 30%. Second, a lot of gear guys kill native steelhead (those who fish for them). Yes it is legal on some rivers to take one a year. But there is no reason for it, that is why we have hatchery fish. One of the catch reports on an OP river was 32 or 36 wild steelhead and only 8 released. That one a year adds up. And that was in one day. Just a few more reasons I dont like gear pics on a fly fishing website. Let me hear some more comments, and bash me if you wish.



    Clint
     
  8. Clint F

    Clint F Fly Fishing Youth

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    I knew I liked you. :beer2:
    Sorry David, I have to agree with him.

    Clint
     
  9. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    Jason, I have seen Stam's gallery. It is indeed damn impressive as are many photos on Piscatorial Pursuits. However you cant use just one person to describe the success of all steelhead fisherman who use gear. That would be like comparing me to Jim Teeney or many other experiance steelhead fly fisherman even on this site. Stam and others on PP know what they are doing and are good at it, case closed. Dont think for a second that gear fisherman dont work hard for fish.
    Do fly fisherman work harder, they can if they want or they can peg beads or tie on a glue egg with splitshot. Ive walked miles upon miles of river this year fishing steelhead with a gear set ups and fly rods and have been rewarded with a hook up or two if Im lucky. It all depends on one's knowledge of fishing for steelhead.

    Im not saying lets open up gear fishing a lot more into this forum but 1 pic of a gear caught fish out of 150 fly caught fish isnt gonna kill you and if it does....then dont look at it.


    Jake
     
  10. WaFlyCaster

    WaFlyCaster Tricoptera

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    1. you may be correct if you frequent fall salmon meat fisheries, but you are completely off in regards to most avid steelheaders who actually know what the hell they are doing on the river.:thumb:
     
  11. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    This post is down right fuckin retarded. Who are you to statistically say that gear fisherman are snaggers and kill wild fish. I can be a gear fisherman when it comes to steelhead and salmon and have you seen me bonking wild steelhead or any native fish period? I cant even begin to explain how many guys would be offended by such as dumb statement. Wasnt it a spey fisherman who just bonked the 30lber on the Hoh, guy gears alright. I could go on much more but Im not even going to waste my time.
     
  12. Clint F

    Clint F Fly Fishing Youth

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    I think it is safe to say gear guys are more after bragging rights while fly fishermen are after personal fulfillment. SP? My comparison for most gear guys is like high school girls, it about who looks the best and who is the coolest. While fly fishermen could really care less about it.

    I like hearing all your oppinions. For the records I am talking in general. Salmon steelhead everything.

    Clint
     
  13. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    man, that's hilarious!:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    oh, thank God the Forum is back up!
     
  14. WaFlyCaster

    WaFlyCaster Tricoptera

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    I still think there is plenty of bragging and rediculous fish posing on this site as any other steelhead site.
     
  15. CLO

    CLO I'm just here so I don't get fined

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    I would rather see a picture of a nice native steel caught and released by a gear fisherman instead of half of the pictures posted on this site!