Trophy Alpine West Slope Cutty

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Caveman, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    What happened to the concept of "Catch and Release" whereby the next guy gets his chance of hooking, playing, and releasing the same fish, then the next guy, then.............. oh screw this site anymore. Go sign up for a Worm Fishing Workshop! You suck losers. Call yourselves fly fishermen do you?
     
  2. montnative

    montnative born and raised in the Beartooths

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    Please only pics of unclipped natives though. Thanks in advance
     
  3. jsnedeker

    jsnedeker Jack Snedeker

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    Some day, I hope you will understand the true value to catch and release. I have no issue with keeping a fish that will not survive. However, killing trophy fish (and all of these are) destroys a fishery. If you truly love fishing, you'll embrace C&R.
     
  4. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Beauty of a fish! All of them actually.. too bad they're dead though...
     
  5. Steffan Brown

    Steffan Brown ...

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    Evan, I think we need another Unicorn pic. This thread is beginning to get too serious again...
     
  6. Galpster

    Galpster New Member

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    Those there fish are planted. Get a grip. Eating hatchery planted fish is not against conservation.

    Unicorn picture in a hurry, wow
     
  7. Flyborg

    Flyborg Active Member

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    Epic. Also, Leslie Hall is my hero. Gem Sweater's still one of the all-time video's EVER.
     
  8. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Seriously. If it's legal to keep a non-native, stocked fish in a lake, have at it. There's plenty of C&R lakes out there. Keeping fish that were born in cement tanks hurts nobody.

    I'm creatively tapped at the moment. If I am inspired for some new unicorn material, it will make it's way to the board. Don't you worry.
     
  9. Nate Dutton

    Nate Dutton I'm a teacher, I fish to eat!

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    Here we go guys. take a look at this....hopefully it will be a great 1 minute 9 seconds of your life! The unicorn of the sea.
    <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ykwqXuMPsoc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/ykwqXuMPsoc?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>
     
  10. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Nate Dutton and the Narwhals for the WIN!
     
  11. orangeradish

    orangeradish Bobo approved

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    You sir, are a man of vision. I am glad you are shaping today's youth into tomorrow's leaders.
     
  12. mrpunkin

    mrpunkin Bryan Corey

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    I'm sorry, but I just can't understand the viewpoint of the majority of people here. So your telling me, despite my tradition of practicing catch-and-release, and wanting to have fish in the rivers for my son to enjoy as much as any of you, that if I were to keep a fish here and there, like this guy did, I'd be in the same pool as an uninformed, bait-chucking, casual fishermen?

    If that's not the point being made by most of your arguments, please clarify. Right now it seems like nearly 90% of the folks on this board have taken to such extremist views of catch-and-release that it is blinding them of one of the benefits to fishing when done responsibly... being able to enjoy your catch as food!

    I myself have spent a lot of money and personal time to take up a sport I wasn't taught as a youngster... because I truly loved it. I have dealt with the heckling I get from my community, which is admittedly pretty "country boy," for not just tossing a worm on a line to get as much fish as I can. I have practiced casting for hours, I have learned to tie my own flies, I read daily information on conservation and environmental concerns around our waterways in the US and the world... so for the majority of you to sit there and say despite all that, if I keep a fish here and there, that I'm not worthy of your respect, let alone possible friendship, I can't help but be offended.

    I'm not even the original poster, yet I feel incredibly frustrated by the majority of what I have read in here. I hope I never become proud enough of a catch that I ended up keeping to post it here, for I surely know what will happen if I do... and it definitely won't be congratulations.
     
  13. Galpster

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    MrPunkin, I couldn't have said it any better. My thoughts exactly.
     
  14. Be Jofus G

    Be Jofus G Banned or Parked

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    Somewhere over the last 30 -40 years or so, a few men with vaginas started writing the grocery store romance novel equivalent fly fishing books. This attracted a mass of people to the sport from the baby boomer crowd that had been drinking city provided estrogen polluted water their entire lives caused by birth control piss and farm runoff. These men(sorta) took to the romanticized version of flyfishing they read about in the magazines and books. See, according to the books and stories they were reading, they could still dress like men and hunt fish like men without showing the rest of the world that they don't have the balls to kill something that they intend to eat. Also they wouldn't ever have to put an icky worm on the hook because that's just gross. Fast forward a few years, and someone put Brad Pitt in a chick flick disguised as a fishing movie. All hell broke loose and the floodgates opened, since the only people that actually watched more than 15 min of that movie(pile of shit) were the aforementioned group. Flyfishing became a fucin fashion show where the unicks could strut around in front of each other showing off how much they look like a real fisherMAN. The fly fishing magazines started to look like "Vouge". Boutiqe rod builders started poping up everywhere with designer grips and handles that look more like something Liberachi would cram up his arse than a fishing tool. GODDAMN Manequins in Fly Shops(WTF?) started popping up. And under no circumstances whatsoever is ok to harm a poor innocent little fishey. Even hatchery fish cause theyre speccciallllllll and can't help where they were born, the pooor wittle things.

    The few men left with patches top to bottom on their waders and grooves worn into their guides all looked at each other and said, hey didn't we throw those fish back last week because they weren't planning on stocking this lake for 6 more months and we need something to keep us busy until the steelhead show up this winter?
     
  15. hookedonthefly

    hookedonthefly Active Member

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    Now, that is funny a$$ Chiat.