Talking marine worms....

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Chester Allen, May 22, 2009.

  1. Chester Allen

    Chester Allen Fishing addict and scribbler

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    thestallion - I'm sorry I've pissed you off. I refer people to my blog because I don't like writing the same thing twice. I don't charge admission to the blog, and no one has to take a look.
    I also talk about things and strategies and timing and seasons and thoughts about the outdoors. I don't name places at all, much less rocks to stand on. I rarely see other anglers on Puget Sound beaches that I fish. I do believe that Puget Sound cutts need more friends and more political clout.
    You should also know that I'm a real, full-time outdoor writer. Sharing information -- but not directions to particular spots -- is what I do. I come on here because it is an interesting place and I learn a LOT. I also try to contribute as well.
    I would ask that you send me a PM if you want to continue this discussion.
     
  2. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    thestallion, I have no idea what your history is with Chester Allen. I also do not know Chester Allen. Knowing what I'm about to type is going to make me sound like a dick, but what the hell. Check out this thread. Come out of the shadows so all can know who you are, then if you still want to talk shit, have at it with no handle.

    http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/board/showthread.php?t=20534&highlight=mouth

    I've never felt compelled or forced to visit Chester's blog, but I'll be checking it out now to see what has your knickers in a twist.

    Sorry to all for getting way off track. I'm glad to be in the Marine Worm Face To Face Swap and to have read this thread. Marine worms have never been on my radar as a food source. Glad that I've learned something.
     
  3. John Hilt

    John Hilt YeeeeHaaw

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    iagree and now I've been researching marine worms and tying up some patterns to try out.

    I enjoy learning things, especially fishing related as it is a passion of mine. This fishery is relatively new to me and I don't have any mentors to "show me the ropes". So I learn and absorb information (that points me in the right direction) from people like Chester, Roger, Les, Leland, and many others on this board to further my knowledge about fishing in the salt.

    Ed, don't be sorry. You were not way off track. I think your response was well stated.
     
  4. Blake

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    Kelvin,

    You have not because you ask not. Ask and it will be given to you, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you....unless of course it is after business hours and then you'll have to come back the next day.
    (ps, sorry about the cheesy bible reference) :)
     
  5. gbskunk

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    John,

    I couldn't agree with you more, I've been an avid fly fisher up here north of the 49th for almost 25 years! It was only this past fall I decided to give beach fly fishing a shot. I don't dare mention how many times I'd been out just to get skunked however, this past weekend I finally caught and released my first SeaRun :) Wasn't a trophy by any means (approx 12-13 inches) but, did manage to take a few pics before sending her back into the cool ocean. I went back to the same beach a couple of nights ago and hooked into a "really good" SRC that was pulling line off my reel, unfortunately it came off after playing it for about 10-12 seconds :(

    Guess my point is that it doesn't matter how long you've been fly fishing for, the learning curve never ends. But thanks to those mentioned above, at least I had a good foundation from which to build upon.

    --Steve
     
  6. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    iagree That's the thing I love about fly fishing, and this site. Such a great wealth of information and learning. This forum has taught be a lot in the last few years I've been playing with the bug rods. Now I can't put them down. :D

    Now to try out some worm patterns...I've got some idea's and it will be interesting to see how they do/don't work!

    Cheers,

    Matthew
     
  7. kelvin

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    no worries
    he hung out with fisherman

    I asked check your PM
     
  8. johnnyrockfish

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    I don't tie my own flies but have thought about trimming down some plastic bass worms and using them. Soft plastics are deadly on all other marine species I fish for so I'm going to give it a whirl. No need for a vise, just a hook and some super glue.

    Cheers,
    JR
     
  9. bankbound

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    Wow, the beginning of this thread is a terrible example of sportsmanship. Sharing info is all part of fishing, everyone has their secret spots, but it IS 2009 and there are not a whole lot of "secrets" when it comes to Puget Sound coastline.

    If you have a secret, don't talk about it. If someone else talks about it, it really isn't a secret anymore is it? The cat getting let out of the bag should keep the older wiser and more experienced on their toes, using the internet to tell people to not talk about it is not much different.

    God forbid those that can only go out fishing once a month or so be afforded a bit of leg up to having a good time by joining this board and doing a little research, he (or she) should spend these cherished hours scouting, and trying every beach in the sound on their own until they accidentally stumble upon the right combination in 2014.

    Funny, sure seems like these folks are the ones that are called to arms every time there is a threat to a fishery and letters need to be written, but god forbid they find out about Marine Worms...

    Sorry to bring it up but I get really sick of the elitist attitudes of some folks.
     
  10. kelvin

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  11. David Crowne

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    So I'm the newbie. This thread has had its ups and downs. I'm attracted to the ups. OK for an easterner to join you on 17 July in Gig Harbor? Not looking for anybody to hand me something on a silver platter but would love to pester the guru's of the SRC sport, which is not something we have back East. And if there's something my 10 and 13 year old boys could pick up, so much the better. BTW, they will soon out-double haul the old man!
     
  12. John Hilt

    John Hilt YeeeeHaaw

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    I'm sure I can speak for everyone and say, Hell ya! Also, I'm willing to bet most of the worm patterns that will be exchanged will work on those lovely stripers you guys got back east.
     
  13. kelvin

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  14. John Hilt

    John Hilt YeeeeHaaw

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    :rofl: Kelvin, strippers aren't just back east, they're all over. :D
    But yes, they do like the worm! :beer2:


    sorry, couldn't help it.
     
  15. golfman65

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    Damn....this thread has a life of it's own...

    So, question on da worms? How long are you tying these guys?

    I did a couple of chesters patterns up on normal hooks and they look pretty short compared to pic's of the live ones...

    Any thoughts or does it matter that much?