Thoughts on killing the record steelhead, fallout and ruminations:

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Zen Piscator, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Andrew Kirkland

    Andrew Kirkland cuttlover

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    I may not always with some of the things that Coach says, but on this issue I must say your dead on. Thank you Coach!
     
  2. Mark Bové

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    I will Not dive into this extensive argument, I will only say that IF i ever run into This asshole he will get a few comments about his character ha.
     
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    I hope you remembered to take a couple of Aspirin before you went to bed last night.
     
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    “Our judgments judge us, and nothing reveals us, exposes our weaknesses, more ingeniously than the attitude of pronouncing upon our fellows” Paul Valery

    Clearly this is a regrettable incident, however I suspect what is significantly more regrettable are the searing, uninformed judgments heaped upon this man for an act likely duplicated by many on this board who hopefully will never find themselves in this situation.

    Coach, with the utmost respect, I am especially surprised by your comments given your life experience. I would venture to guess you have seen men, good men, caught in a tempest over acts that were perceived as unrighteous by people that had absolutely no understanding of the facts on the ground.
     
  6. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    what a disgrace on many, many, levels.. and the steelhead thing is tragic too
     
  7. ceviche

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    iagree Killing the biggest and the best wastes the naturally occurring genetic lines that are most desired. It's sick how Nature creates and Man wastes. If the State was willing to afford the Mayor of Forks the concession, it should have been with caveat--like a slot limit. It's odd to think that if we ate like wolves, we would still leave behind the strongest of the herd. For that reason, that fly fisherman's act crossed the line. That monster steelhead should have lived to improve the genetic stock in that river. Nonetheless, given the status of wild steelhead, all our rivers need to stay C&R. Like, what was that guy thinking? If we wait for the laws we want to get passed but fail to change our own behavior in the interim, isn't that counter-productive to our professed goals?

    --Dave E.
     
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    "Soul, that's a religious thing. State... church... it's unconstitutional for the United States to have a soul." - Denny Crane

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  9. hookedonthefly

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    There are some f'up people out there.

    When a skydiving fatality occurs and is covered well by the media, you should see the phones light up with people ready to go make a jump.

    Ed
     
  10. hendersonbaylocal

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    Good one.
     
  11. herl

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  12. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    iagree, it's brain-dead easy to do through the cca site or the state site.
     
  13. Flyborg

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    Done. Just make sure you're respectful when you do it.
     
  14. Rayne Rivers

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    In over 20 years of flyfishing for steelhead, I have had 4 fish die from deep ingestion of the fly - 3 Winters and one Summer. In all cases, the fight started spectacularly, but then ended unusually fast. In all cases, the gills turned a very pale, washed out pink in coloration (not red as in the photos). In all cases, the fish's overall coloration immediately turned several shades lighter and the hue taken on gave positive clues that the fish was not in a healthy state. Just sayin'.

    Was the angler entitled legally to kill the fish - yes. Was it a "responsible" act considering the impact to the resource - in this day and age my opinion would be "no".
     
  15. arrowhead

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    HAAAAAA Really!