pros and cons of nymphing with a fly rod?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by dragonslayer, Jan 27, 2014.

  1. DanielOcean

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    Oh its all in good fun man.
     
  2. PT

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    I can handle the banter on this board because it's just words on a screen. What's really rude is your behavior on the river! That's real life. You can lay sole claim to the two biggest chump moves I've ever seen on the river. And, from others I've talked to, it's pretty much your MO. Worst part of it is that you simply can't recognize it. I respect an asshole that knows they're an asshole. You're an asshole and think it's just a misperception.
     
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    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    The fact you get so up tight about punctuation on a fly fishing forum but have absolutely no issue with bonking native steelhead is mind blowing.

    Keep fighting the good fight brother
     
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    Back to Rob Allen's post. There are rods designed to cast weight and rods designed to cast line. The ones made to cast weight cast weight pretty well and therefore work a bit better for casting weight. Fly rods are designed to cast lines, though they will cast weighted lines as all lines have weight. I've heard about how well flyrods throw bobbers and splitshot but I don't believe it.
     
  5. Freestone

    Freestone Not to be confused with freestoneangler

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    Feeding feral fish frequently forage for fat foam flies found fecklessly floating, following faint frothy foam fingers flowing forever forward, ferrying faltering, fluttering, fake flies, fooling frisky, frivolous fluvial fingerlings, foretelling frightful fishy futures.
     
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    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    simple solution.... stop reading the thread.

    time to add another one to the list.
     
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  7. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Fantastic Freestone!
     
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    Freakin' funny.
     
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    Ohhh, Freestone wins 2014 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year!
     
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    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Someone has a lot of F'n time..
     
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    Freestone for the win!
     
  12. Lugan

    Lugan Joe Streamer

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    Is this the right place for me to ask if using a Skagit line is truly spey fishing, or must I use a scandi or long belly?
     
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    I got a laugh out of this as it's so true. I can't tell you how many shots I see from guides on the Peninsula or Klickitat that are obviously hiding the bead and bobber setup like it's some sort of illegal contraband. It's always fun to envision them scrambling around to hide everything while composing the shot. To the uninitiated, they probably think all these fish are being swung (and despite your leanings, let's face it, a swung fish is a much more memorable event). These days I just assume all the glory shots from a large subset of guide outfits are bobbered unless there is overwhelming evidence indicating otherwise. I'm not incriminating the practice, but trying to mis-represent what your clients are doing to catch the majority of their fish is bothersome.
     
  14. Chris Bellows

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    double taper lines are at the summit of accomplishment... long bellies are just skagit lines for those who can truly spey cast.
     
  15. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    shhhhh.... don't mention the dishonesty within the industry. promise graceful spey casts and deliver windshield wiper casts... clients won't know the difference and will believe you when you tell them conditions are not right for swinging or they're just fishing the non-swinging water.... all the way to the takeout.