Twanoh today

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by daveypetey, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. Steve Kokita

    Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    I fished there and it's the rock just past the patch of sand that has a little sea weed on it and seven barnacles....can't miss it.
     
  2. Steve Kokita

    Steve Kokita FISHON206

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    It also has my name on it so pm me if you must stand on it.
     
  3. Dipnet

    Dipnet The wanted posters say Tim Hartman

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    In my experience, all the "others" fish on that rock with the 7 barnacles!

    Ya need to walk down the beach and find the one with 3 barnacles, 2 limpets and one tubeworm!!!

    The water in front of that area is SRC heaven!!!!!! :p:D:p
     
  4. scott-s4

    scott-s4 New Member

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    The neighborhood has screwed alot of places and people over. The GHFS has lost all of there knowledgeable employees and aren't really that great. they aren't local and have no local knowledge, they all want to catch steelhead (dont we all) but they have the mentality that all other fish aren't cool enough, aren't superior, aren't worth fishing for.

    the shop is like cancer, it just wont go away
     
  5. Eyejuggler

    Eyejuggler Beech Nut

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    Seven posts...zero ratings, you obviously have a bone to pick and use the forum for an outlet. I have always had great service there, gotten solid info and always felt welcome. Sure, they have alot of regional info posted, but this can be gotten easily...anytime, just google. If you have some specific or personal issues, I would recommend NOT being a Dbag on a popular internet forum...we have all seen what happens.
     
  6. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    On the other hand, I'm looking for uncrowded beaches and rocks to stand on in a competitive arena of hard-doggin' fly fishers.
    I admit to naming lesser known places in the past. My bad. My bad. I hope I don't spill any more of those beans.
    Funny thing about it is that I've had anglers whom I've directed to some of "my" spots tell me that they couldn't find any cutthroat at all! They weren't too impressed with the fishing, which takes some time to figure out in each place I fish, and I ended up feeling like there's still hope that my loose lips won't sink my ships. I'm hoping that a good skunking might deter them from returning with someone else.

    I read thru all those beaches GHFS posted. Only a few on there that I fish, and one more that looks interesting that isn't too far for me to drive. Fortunately, most places that I already fish or intend to explore aren't on that list. ;)
     
  7. Saltman

    Saltman "Just Fish!"

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    I do, and we don't post that information on our "public" website. Feel free to stop in any time to chat however......
     
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  8. Puget Sound Pimp

    Puget Sound Pimp Banned or Parked

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    Christ! Haven't looked at this forum since October and it's always the same Dbags complaining. GHFS is naming strictly public areas and I'm great with that because more people stay off the private beaches I explore. I advise the complainers keep their mouths shut because you just sound like a bunch of teenage girl with some drama they want to gossip about.
     
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  9. Jonathan Tachell

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    The guys at the Gig Harbor Fly Shop are good guys and have treated me well. They will continue to get my business and that of my friends. For those of you that don't think kindly of the shop or its staff, well you are in the minority as they run a cool shop with a fun atmosphere. And I know that I am not the only one that feels this way. I hope 2013 treats myself and the GHFS staff as well as 2012 as there were many fish caught and a lot of laughs enjoyed by all.

    Tight Lines Everybody!
     
  10. GHFS Erik

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    I'm sorry to hear that some of you feel in such a way about myself, the other guys, or the shop in general. Being compared to cancer is to say the least, disheartening. I'm in there 5 days a week and do my best to help out people that are interested in fly fishing and provide those that are into the sport with what they need in order to most enjoy their time on the water. If we don't have it, I'll do my darnedest to get it for you. I want to know so we can have what our customers are looking for. The guys at the shop are passionate fishermen and tyers who share the same interests and concerns for the fisheries that surround us as many of you do. We are also down for a beer just about any time. ;) I like all kinds of fish, and all provide different angling opportunities that are fun in their own right. Sure, we all have those few types of fishing, or certain species that really get our blood boiling, but we can't always pursue what we want in the conditions we want. Catching fish is fun!!! Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that's the core reason we're out there.

    As far as the neighborhood goes, it was a decision to help answer the question, "Where can I go fishing?" and alleviate some of the pressure on other popular beaches. Contrary to popular belief, "In the water" is not generally a good answer, or received very well. The Neighborhood is an attempt to be helpful and informative, while merely providing starting points to whet the appetite and encourage further exploration. By listing a few readily available public beaches, some of the pressure can be spread out a little. Like it or not, there are a lot of people interested in fishing the Sound, and they will be out there, and I think we would all prefer everyone is not on the same beach. It is a difficult balance working in a shop where people depend on you for information about fishing. Not enough information, and you are looked at as a pretentious-type that fits a stereotype that many people have of fly fishers; too much information, and you are hated by the fishing community for divulging too much.
     
  11. Nick Clayton

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    Good reply. I wouldn't put too much stock into the "cancer" comment. I've lived in the Kitsap area for going on 10 years and that's really the first negative thing I've heard about your shop. You can't please everyone, but in my experience you do good job of trying.

    As far as the neighborhood goes... I'm honestly torn. I can see both sides of the argument. As a shop, you are providing a a service and I'm sure get hounded for this info all the time. I can also see that these are not secret beaches per say, but rather public parks and such. My only thoughts are that as a business owner, by withholding this information you are making people take the time to come visit your shop to get the information, where they would be more likely to spend a few bucks. And also, I believe there is a large population of internet lurkers out there that are flat out too damn lazy to put in any sort of real effort. If they see stuff spelled out on the internet, they will gladly go fish their brains out, but they lack the motivation to pick up a map, or even get off their ass and go visit a fly shop.

    Just my 2 cents.
     
  12. James Harrington

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    I too, like Erik, was disheartened after reading through this thread...actually I felt shitty. I read it at 11 PM Tue night after returning home from evening classes where I am attempting to scrape out a Master's degree in Environmental Studies because of my sincere desire to better understand and address the precarious state of our fisheries.

    Amongst us at the shop, there have been innumerable maps studied, gallons of gas burned and miles driven, river miles floated, trails followed or deviated from, beaches stomped and kayaked and tides analyzed, fish diets and behavior scrutinized, countless flies tied, tested, rejected, and accepted... and a fair amount of fish, hooked and landed. Essentially, we're doing this because we love it, just like all of us. So rather than buying into any of the negativity, just stop by the shop and say hi. I'll share a few little tricks I've discerned along the way and maybe you'll share some with me. In the meantime, I'm not telling anyone what beach I got this one from today (1/23).

    1.23.13 Cutt.jpg
     
  13. Eyejuggler

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    Erik and James, you guys both rock! You and your respective team provide a ton of info, good gear, and fellowship, disregard the nay sayer and be stoked you have a darn awesome shop that many people love.
     
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    I still like you guy's!
     
  15. Annie Rutherford

    Annie Rutherford Washington Native

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    I don’t get in to this much, but I feel compelled to weigh in on this one.

    If you would like to tell us on the forum about your fishing experience by all means I would love to hear all about it. Tell us about your day, the fish you caught on the fly you tied, tell us about your rod or gear you used that day. Maybe mention the weather and tide. You don’t have to mention the location. Places to fish can be found just by getting in the car and exploring.

    Now on to the GHF.
    The GHF is a small business that employs 4 young enthusiastic men that are passionate about fishing. No, they’re not from here, so what! Fishing is popular in any state. I don’t understand why that matters. Running a small business in today’s economic environment is no small task. The places listed on there website are public and it’s a small list. Go exploring Puget Sound is a big place.

    I personally love the shop! I've gone to a few of the classes meet new people and had a great time. I was recently in there and asked to test drive a line before buying it. Eric was more than happy to load it on my reel for free and let me drag it through the saltwater and the goose poop before deciding to buy it. I felt a little unsure about my casting and James came out and gave a quick casting lesson. If I don’t have time to get up to the shop they mail me my stuff and I have it the next day. Recently I got the flu and couldn't make it to the second day of a class. Blake rescheduled me for the next class, sent me an email. I never had to do any follow up on this they did it on their own. If I need a PayPal invoice for a purchase all I have to do is ask and they send it. I couldn't ask for any more. The customer service is superb and it’s consistent, this isn't just a one time thing.

    If you haven’t been to the shop I encourage you to stop by. The shop is well stocked! They also have freshly tied flies at the door, there like donuts you should have some!

    Good fishing to all
    Annie
     
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