Steelhead Bliss - beads and bobbers!

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by patrick barta, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Rob Allen

    Rob Allen Active Member

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    Dustin It would finially be a dead horse if everyone would just agree with me and be right :)
     
  2. generic

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    I don't know Charles. Some of those posts on the whole nymph vs swing get kinda ridiculous. I think Jerry's right on two counts.

    1. I think for some, elitist is a state of mind and not how you fish.
    2. Dude, you make me laugh too. In a good way.
     
  3. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Feel free to plagiarize (I did; if I knew who said it, I'd thank her/him for their honesty . . . ) . . .

    "If you all can't be reasonable, let's at least do things my way." On a positive note: fish however you want, however you enjoy doing it as long as that is both ethical & legal. No one is reponsible for making you happy but you. That being said, folks . . . thanks for the entertainment while I've spent the last couple days recovering from the punies . . . "flychology 101." Wonder if Isaak Walton saw this coming?
     
  4. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    Charles, look for elitists as much as you'd like. I'm a fisherman, whether it's a bug rod or baitcaster, my point is only that it's illegal to hold wild steelhead out of the water, people were congratulating the fishers, and the blatant disregard for the laws were obvious. If you look at the pictures there is not one of them that has just the fish in the picture. For my friends and I it's about the fish.... Seeing our ugly mugs gloating over a 6# wild fish takes away from the beauty of a 6# wild fish. Every picture has the angler showing his prize to the internet.

    As far as being an elitist..... There is nothing worse than a Yankee fan.. Except a Sox fan. All your team has done for decades is lick the cinnamon ring.
     
  5. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    Patrick Barta, what do you think?

    I'm out.

    Caught my two brats at the Ben Howard launch today and called it a good day. Ma n Pa will enjoy fresh fish for a couple days. Sorry, no pics.
     
  6. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    Come on now. The sox have won 2 titles recently '04 and '07. It's a well run franchise now. it certainly wasn't for much of my life.

    As far as photo.'s go, if we ever meet, let me tell you the story of the fishermen and their photo.'s from BC. You've seen the photo.'s. They are impressive, but I agree with you that the photo.'s turn some people crazy. The whole photo thing can be a huge turn off.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
  7. wet line

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    The handling of fish to be released, not just steelhead, is really quite pathetic!! Just check out all the thumb nail photos with fish being sqeezed and held up for a photo op and how many are with gloved hands no less!!

    If it is going to be released keep it in the water, remove the hook and let it go!!!

    If you want a pic then take your pic of the fish in the water! Handling any fish harms it.
    If you are retaining the fish I don't care how you handle it for your glory shot.

    Here is something to think about. There are some darn good fisher folks on this forum and how often do you see them posting a pic of a fish in hand out of the water?

    Maybe it is a right of passage and eventually the novelty wears off and proof is not required. The picture is firmly imbedded in the persons grey matter and no longer feel a need to prove their own abilities to others. That individual has moved up the ladder of experience and and feels no compulsion to prove their abilities to others.

    Sure I take some pics occasionally of an especially notable fish. But you will NEVER see me posting them anywhere. That is a memory of signifiance importance and that I won't share! To do so would cheapen the event.

    Dave
     
  8. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I'm never one to pull the whole grammar police thing online... But the plural of photo is photos. Not photo.'s
     
  9. generic

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    :rofl:

    Hey! Now you're cross'n the line bud! Let the record show.....there's still nothing worse than a Yankees fan.
     
  10. Rick Sharp

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    thanks for the report, the klick can produce at the right times.
    don't worry about being attacked over your post, I've been chastised for posting a fishing report from the klick as well, it's mainly from those that don't have much success. obviously most of their lines are cast with a keyboard not a rod.
    they know who they are.
     
  11. powderglut

    powderglut My Kind Of Wave

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    Can I get an Amen. AMEN!!!!!
    Now Now, let's everybody get along. KEEP WILD FISH IN THE WATER!! Harvest your hatchery fish.
    Nothing stirs the passion like steelhead.
     
  12. Sean Beauchamp

    Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

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    It really isn't the law that upsets me. A responsible angler can safely renove a fish from the water for a few seconds I've done it. I bet we ve all done it. I just plain feel bad for those klickitat natives! The river is small in those upper floats with very distinct buckets that pile with fish. Perfect bobber water. What happens when guys are running dozens of boats run dozens of drifts through the same buckets all day? When the water clears upand everyone drops down to 8lb tippet? What happens when those same precious natives that pull people from all corners of the state get caught and photographed over and over? The methow abd snatch had bad internet buzz all season and put more noobs with bobbers ans beads on the little ol klick. I feel bad for those fish. Well done holmes. You got some fish. Just treat them with some more respect than a chest pound and some out of the water photos
     
  13. KerryS

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    Rob, for once I agree with you.

    I didn't really say that.
     
  14. stewart dee

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    Lets fight after school in the playground.
     
  15. generic

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    I once caught a native and it jumped out of the water like four times.........am I in trouble?