swinging flies== flossing fish??

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by sandspanker, Oct 23, 2011.

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How many fish are flossed on the swing

Poll closed Nov 6, 2011.
  1. 25%

    57.1%
  2. 50%

    23.8%
  3. 75%

    19.0%
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  1. Jordan Simpson

    Jordan Simpson Active Member

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    Mumbles- I have this great new garlic and herb popcorn seasoning. I'll throw some in the microwave- you just bring a sixer with you!
     
  2. Cruik

    Cruik Active Member

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    I'm sure some steelhead are flossed, but it's gotta be a small number. I can see how it could be possible, but if a significant portion of steelhead on the swing were flossed, I would expect more salmon bycatch in the flossing. On the eastside rivers in the fall, I would expect to floss a decent ratio of chinook and coho to steelhead, especially since their mouth shape would make it easier. Also, on the West side in November and December, I would expect more chum flossing, but this doesn't happen.
     
  3. Cruncher

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    0 %. Why wasn't that an option?
     
  4. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Because the majority here would pick 0 and there would be nothing to argue about. Thus, self defeating the purpose of this thread which is to create controversy.
     
  5. Red Shed

    Red Shed "junkyard spey"

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    Ding, ding, ding! We have a winner. Well said Kerry.
     
  6. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

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    I love it when someone posts their opinion clearly, then states "we're" misinterpreting what's stated. Sandspanker, you specifically stated that you think swinging is flossing because 50% of fish caught swinging are flossed. Take your lumps guy.
     
  7. gearhead

    gearhead Active Member

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    Shut up flosser:D
     
  8. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    It's called nymphing, not nympthing. Just sayin'.



    Here's a pic of my high water side drifting flossing rig. 27" long. Pretty effective at flossing them right inside the mouth as they bite it...;)
     
  9. Flyborg

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    I've seen skated flies hook fish outside in. That's some fancy flossing.
     
  10. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    A can of Chelada and sandals without socks? I don't think you are really in the northwest PT. You flossing for bonefish with that rig?
     
  11. SSPey

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    You guys are all a bunch of liars. Admit it. I routinely floss steelhead with my patented Surface Flossing Muddler fly. Coho salmon have also proven susceptible. The right deer hair, treated to float properly, is the perfect material for getting stuck in their unsuspecting little teeth. It takes a little more skill to time it just right to coincide with the surface rise of a steelhead, and it helps to have several underwater cameras set up and synchronized by satellite to a time-corrected atomic clock at Hanford, linked to the vanadium-alloy microprocessor chip that I had surgically installed in the casting-lobe of my brain ... but it is worth it.
     
  12. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

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    If there is no such thing as a stupid question, then there must be stupid people.

    Swinging flies 39 years and none flossed.

    Sg
     
  13. dogsnfish

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    No kidding! I got in here late and looked for 0, now I know why.
     
  14. PT

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    If I had gone to work today two of my employees would be looking for new jobs. Said they were going to work this weekend and found out they didn't. Tomorrow may still end up the same for them but I figured I'd let it rest for a day before making that call.


    The Chelada can is for when I'm power tying. Just hang the hooks off the lip of the can to dry. Wish I was in the
    Tropics......... somewhere~!

    SSPey, way to floss up that player. That's a special skill!
     
  15. East Fork

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    I agree. Closer to -0- than 25%.