LOL Indeed. Go check out the "fly only" water on the Kalama in September. You'll see ethics that make flossing look saintly and fish handling that hurts YOU to watch.Lol If you think only gear anglers do this then you need to fish around other fly anglers more.
Lol If you think only gear anglers do this then you need to fish around other fly anglers more.
LOL Indeed. Go check out the "fly only" water on the Kalama in September. You'll see ethics that make flossing look saintly and fish handling that hurts YOU to watch.
I agree with a lot of that, but I maintain that there is a "dark side" that sucks in all types of anglers.I've seen hardly any poor fish handling on FF forums. What I have seen is overbearing folks losing their minds over things that won't harm the fish in any way. The gear forums I've been on were the complete opposite; it was rare to see fish not getting completely wrecked.
It's all anecdotal though. You are both right in that I shouldn't have painted gear folks with such a broad brush.
Montana regs-I thought it was illegal to remove bull trout from the water, even for a photo. I didn't see anyone mention this, so I'm probably wrong. Either way, not removing bull trout from the water seems sensible.
I agree it looks like it was definitely photoshopped. For a fish of this size, he definitely would be showing another hand under or near the fish's head to support the weight. Looking at the grip he's got with his one hand and how far it's extended from his body, he'd definitely would've needed to have a decent grip under the head..It is photoshopped. Noticed only 1 hand is visible so it was a shaker in that hand and photoshopped in a big fish. That is why it is dry