Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by flyfishmt, Nov 10, 2013.
I thought I saw Nate Treat once, but it was just Jesus.
Nate Treat sleeps with a pillow under his gun.
I was once in Moldova, drunkenly trading Chuck Norris "facts" with a friend of mine.
There were a couple of Swedes with us, and they didn't understand why we thought this stuff was so funny.
For the next one, I inserted Dolph Lundgren for Chuck Norris, something like: Ozzy Osborne once bit the head off of a live bat; not to be outdone, Dolph Lundgren bit the head off of Batman.
The Swedish dudes burst out laughing.
Just goes to show you that when it comes down to it, Chuck Norris facts are a sort of universal language.
Nate Treat is our Chuck Norris.
I just sent chills down my own spine.
That would be true.
IF HE EVER SLEPT.
Whadayamean you can't plunk with a fly rod? Jus' fill up da' reeal wif' sum flat mono, tee a leedar ta da' mono, poot sum led on da' leedar, den ad da' huke wif sum yawrn teed ta the huke. Yissiree, dis 'ill chuk da huke wif da yawrn owt in da' reevir a fare peese. An da besstestes pert is ya duz it wif da flee pole so's yer a flee fyshen.
I think this guy said it best, God bless his soul.
All this talk of plunking I HAVE to tell this story..
Last winter I was fishing for hatchery steelhead that stray at a great rate in this particular lower Columbia tributary. I was about 5 miles above the adult collection facility and I was using bait. i already had half my limit so i really needed one more before I could go home. I was fishing the top of a pool and I set my eggs down thinking i wouldn't need them anymore and that I could pick them up on my way back after fishing the whole pool..
I fished through the pool and the bottom end looked better than I though it did so I wanted to put a fresh bait on and fish it again.. so What do I do? I cast out , stick my rod handle in some roots on the bank and thought to myself, this is a really bad idea!! I am gonna walk back up to get my bait, come back down and there will be a fish on.. so I walked back up to get my eggs and come back down, pick up my rod and feel a heavy throbbing I actually started laughing out loud then got serious about this fish.. I saw it flash a couple times it was a big buck, my first thought was an old dark chinook but it came up to the surface to spit my hook back at me and saw that it was a big hatchery buck. I feel bad that I couldn't remove it from the gene pool but hopefully he didn't find a native female who would have him..
at any rate plunking works *LOL*.
Back to the topic, yarnies glo bugs whatever you want to call them. they work whether you put bait or sent on them of just leave them bare. My advice would be to come out in december or early january if that's how you want to fish. come fill a cooler or two. but if you come in Feb- April consider throwing chickens and t-14 instead, Just my advise.
actually very interesting.
wonder what he would say about fishing a lightly weighted nymph with a bobber using the fly line to cast it...fly casting, but not fly fishing?
based on an internet blog....always the truth and nothing but the truth...
Also, I've always been amazed that it seems that this only matters to steelhead fishermen...trout guys don't really seem to give a shit.
there was also a time when Spey Fishing meant a very specific type of fishing iat a specific location n Scotland...not these Skagit shooting heads with 15' of T---whatever.
Things evolve, for better or for worse (yes, that goes for both swingers and nymphers).
I do know this: I enjoy nymphing with and without a bobber a lot, I enjoy swinging a dry line a lot, I enjoy skating dries a lot, I enjoy dead drifted dries a whole lot, I enjoy stripping streamers a lot...most of all, I enjoy doing all of this with my SH glass rods, nothing more, nothing less.
So most of my nymphing (only for trout, at least for now) does not include a bobber/float/indicator (I find they're ungainly most of the time) or splitshot (can't cast it for beans)... just upstream casts and beadhead nymphs. Am I a gear whore, destined to be shunned by the fly-fishing community at large for eternity? Or am I riding in the liminal zone, a wanderer in the twilight between gear and fly? Is my fishing soul bound for the purgatory set aside for those who couldn't pick a camp, forever fishing for an answer? Am I a douche who likes to pointlessly troll on internet forums sometimes?
If so, do you think Nate Treat will accept me and my obviously flawed ways into his perfectly muscled, permanently tan arms and we'll fly away to the land of 80lb chromers?
This mean 99.9% of the guys on the Bighorn are not fly fisherman. Does this comment also go for weighted heads?
I admit i will use my fly rod to gear fish. I have no problem admitting it, i also say( to friends) i was flyfishing today... only because i was using a flyrod instead of my gear rods... its a lie, and i know it. I like to use my flyrod for gear fishing, the nymphs and indicators are fun to use on a fly rod. I also troll a WB on a fly rod and call it fly fishing to friends when i know i am actually using my fly rod for gear fishing.
My friends dont give a rats ass what i call it..... but complete strangers obviously do?
indicator or bobber- oh the humanity!