Since this is a direct quote of something I said….What should this board be about? Giving up every spot you have worked to get? Giving up every fly you have discovered? IMO the answer is a resounding NO. So what if I was a little bit of a smart ass and responded with that answer. It’s the internet; it’s not the place for every idiot (no disrespect) out there to learn how to catch fish without putting their time in. Here is what was asked, IMO 2 things that should NEVER be divulged on the internet. And I do divulge certain parts of it from time to time, and have divulged WAY too much in the past but it only takes one time of getting burned to realize it’s not worth it. We are fishing the salt for cutthroat trout. They are a resident population of fish that are very susceptible to over fishing. They might move 5 miles from their natal stream. They are always there and if you do it right, you can catch these fish at the right spots every day of the year. Ever wonder why people fish Lincoln Park and don’t catch shit? Or why they fish any other popular beach and have very limited success??? It’s partially due to the fact that everyone that wants to fish cutthroats shows up on these beaches and pounds the fish. They get caught a lot and are used to seeing a lot of the same flies over and over again. This brings me to my next point… Why would you tell someone what you are using (and be honest about it)??? Especially when the next time that fish sees that fly it is going to be less likely to strike it. This might not be a day 1 to day 2 change, but with a big cutthroat over 5 years guess how many olive and white clousers they are going to see? How many pink and white? If I am fishing something different it would be insanely stupid to tell the world what I am using. I caught more big cutts last year than I ever have, thanks to 1 fly. How many other people were fishing that fly? Close to none. Now the odds are that where I fish most of the time will not see many other people. (I have made the mistake of showing people where I usually fish and now they have poached my spots, but that’s another discussion.) BUT when I do end up fishing a beach that has a lot of pressure and I fish a popular fly down the stretch with not a touch, switch over to my fly and get three 18”+ fish on three casts, I learned something… And it wasn’t the only time that that fly produced for me on heavily pressured fish. So forgive me for not telling everyone out there how to catch these fish. It is a fishery that requires a lot of time and dedication to get dialed in, and now that I have it dialed in, I don’t need to show everyone else how to be successful. And hell, if you read this post and take away some bits of information, you have learned more than I’d wish to share. This board can be all about sharing success, sharing pictures and sharing whatever else YOU want, but when it comes to my fishing. There is NO way that I am going to shoot myself in the foot and hurt my fishing.