Steelhead:Nymphing or Swinging

#91
For all the nymphers......
I find it endlessly entertaining how supposedly intelligent, thoughtful, ecologically minded people can actually think that what you see in that photograph is doing any good whatsoever for "our rivers".

It is some form of mass stupidity passed around like a joint at the camp fire (not that there is anything wrong with a joint around the campfire).
 
#97
I find it endlessly entertaining how supposedly intelligent, thoughtful, ecologically minded people can actually think that what you see in that photograph is doing any good whatsoever for "our rivers".

It is some form of mass stupidity passed around like a joint at the camp fire (not that there is anything wrong with a joint around the campfire).
What does that even mean?
 
#99
Get off your high Horse. Why do people think swinging flies is so amazing? Ounce the steelhead is on the drag is there any difference? What makes you so much better? Why do you have to judge how other people enjoy fishing? I can't believe how snooty and proud you guys think you are. I bet you drive a hybrid with your nose in the air and write threads on the prius website on how you have noticed people driving a pick ups. Ive swung for steelhead before and it is fun when they hit. I just prefer to nymph and catch more fish. anyways, no need for your judgmental posts. Enjoy what makes you happy. And your no better than anyone else.
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
Easy ThomasLee, fish how you wish. No one can make you do otherwise. Until you reopened this thread today, it had be forgotten for two and a half years. Why not start up a new one explaining how you evloved in to a nymph fisherman and tacticts you think work well for your personality and/or catching fish. Many of us might like to hear that. Some will call you a dirty nympher because they are a swing only fisherman and might have a closed mind. Others might just resent that you've learned and developed a technique that they have yet to master. In the end it is just a conversation that may or may not affect how you choose to fish.
 

Salmo_g

Well-Known Member
Thomas Lee,

Way to go for a first post guy! Are you actually someone else logging in as Thomas Lee just digging up old shit out of the archives to spice up the discussions?

BTW, there's nothing wrong with nymphing for steelhead. It's just a lower art form, like jig and bobber fishing (which is analogous), and bait fishing, and so forth. But that doesn't make it wrong. Lots of nymphers explain that they like to catch more steelhead. As all old time steelheaders know (I gues I probably am one now), if you really need to catch a steelhead, then fly fishing for them usually isn't the best method.

Sg