"Two Pole" on quality waters

Thomas Williams

Habitual Line Stepper
#16
I have not had a problem with two fish on two rods, we do it all the time here.Most of us use rod holders so you just leave one fish to itself until the first one is taken care of. Two fish at a time happens quite often when fishing chironomids. Now two fish on one rod I could see as a problem. Two double digit fish from a lake in the Caribou on one rod would spell disaster.:eek:
I landed 2 steelhead on one rod at the same. A 12lb buck and a 10lb hen. True story.
 

Thomas Williams

Habitual Line Stepper
#18
I was indeed fishing gear before I started fly fishing heavy. We were pulling divers and got a double on. The fish crossed lines and the divers tangled badly. Friction snapped one line and I managed to keep both fish on splitting off in a "Y", 20 minutes later 2 fish on the bank. It was epic for sure. A one in a million catch. When the divers reached the tip top I had to back them into the net.
 

mtskibum16

Active Member
#19
I was out fishing a lake the other day and dragging a streamer on a sinking line when I spotted a nice size fish cruising just under the surface along the bank. At that moment I really wished I could just leave my streamer in the water and grab my other rod rigged with a floater and nymph and make a couple quick casts. I figured by the time I drug my trolling setup in the fish would be gone. That said, I'm not sure I would pay extra for a two rod endorsement as I don't see a situation coming up too often when I would want two rods in the water at once.
 

Slipstream

Active Member
#21
WDFW has a rule proposal (#5) regarding the use of two poles on lakes listed as Quality waters.
They are seeking comments until 12/15 @
http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/rule_proposals/comments/proposal.php?id=139
Interested in your thoughts and opinions.
The comment period for the fishing regulation proposals has been extended to Jan 29th, so let them know how you feel. For what its worth, I find it amusing that when the WDFW required an $8.75 Columbia River Endorsement for steelhead and salmon, a lot of anglers complained. Even though the funds are going to be used for the enhancement of that particular fishery. Now that they offer a two pole endorsement for $14.80 and you still get to catch the same amount of fish, anglers are giving their money to the WDFW with out batting an eye. Tom
 
#22
I have no problem with two rods as long as you can use two hand gernades at the same time. I dont think most people will treat the fish with any respect so keep in the put and take lakes only....
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#23
I have no problem with two rods as long as you can use two hand gernades at the same time. I dont think most people will treat the fish with any respect so keep in the put and take lakes only....

Huh? I think you are very wrong! People who fish quality waters or otherwise are who they are regardless of their respect for the resource the extra rod will not change that. I use the endorsement and I treat the fish with great respect. I think most will treat the fish with respect especially in selective waters.
 

zen leecher aka bill w

born to work, forced to fish
#24
Huh? I think you are very wrong! People who fish quality waters or otherwise are who they are regardless of their respect for the resource the extra rod will not change that. I use the endorsement and I treat the fish with great respect. I think most will treat the fish with respect especially in selective waters.
Same fish treatment here and most of my fishing is in the "anything goes" waters. Most of the basin lakes, quality lakes or not, are excellent for fly fishing.
 
#25
I think this debate is silly. Use two rods if you wish, it doesn't change the game much besides helping some guys get dialed in and the few that can actually manage 2 rods might catch (and release) more fish. I, however, can barely manage my 1 rod, let alone think about tossing a second at the same time.
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#26
I'm in this camp. Using two rods at once just flies in the face of my mantra of "keeping it simple." I wouldn't want to have to manage a double hookup.
Also, we should award a booby prize to the first two-pole angler photographed while attempting to unsnarl a tangled up mess of lines with a trout on the end of each one.

I think this debate is silly. Use two rods if you wish, it doesn't change the game much besides helping some guys get dialed in and the few that can actually manage 2 rods might catch (and release) more fish. I, however, can barely manage my 1 rod, let alone think about tossing a second at the same time.
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#28
Also, we should award a booby prize to the first two-pole angler photographed while attempting to unsnarl a tangled up mess of lines with a trout on the end of each one.
http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/forum/index.php?threads/father-son-trip.82581/

Click the above link scroll down about seven posts and look at my pictures there. 4 fish in the net at the same time, two fish on one rod with two flies on it that my son was fishing (although I'm the one who set the hook), one fish on one of my two rods with my two rod endorsement and one fish on the other. 4 fish at the same time. Then look at the resulting mess. Was it worth the untangling? Hell yes!
 
#30
Well, the other side of the coin here, is that the State can make more money if they can sell the endorsement. I personally will not buy it, but hey, if it floats your boat, go for it. I just hope that it is not so successful that the bean counters in Olympia decide to tax something else for me to pay, and it is something that I really like to do. Do we recall the Discover Tax... er Pass?
 

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