The person reads a thread and makes the effort( takes the time) to post a remark. Either the remarks are positive and encouraging, or an attempt to deflate the OP of his accomplishments. The reason for the latter is to make themselves feel better. They know you will read the response and they cant help themselves from trying to take somebody down (with them). They are mentally defeated and when anybody post a pic of fish being landed and the joys of such an adventure they feel jaded and envious of your actions. Its not the technique used, it the fact you actually landed a fish and had fun doing it. They are upset with themselves, being unable to fish that day or the idea that you are a happy person. They are miserable on the inside and it shows in their negative responses. Ira says he is just as happy on the water if others around him are catching fish... it really, really pisses the haters off. Good job IRA!