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Old 03-03-14, 01:06 PM   #31
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There are some very reverant traditional flyfishers (even on NGTO) who have great passion about the sport...and there are folks that don't care how they catch a fish.


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Old 03-03-14, 02:22 PM   #32
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Stupid 10 character min.
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Old 03-03-14, 04:11 PM   #33
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You are fishing for non-native fish that only exist because the army corp of engineers built a water retaining barrier (take that filter) and ruined a perfectly good shoal bass river. Lets face it, as far as trout fishing is concerned, the hooch is pretty lame. You can have some great days out there, but if you had to choose between a good native western trout fishery and the hooch, you would choose the former every time. I'm super proud of the fish I have caught on the hooch that are over 17 inches, but to be honest, I have caught and released more quality fish in one day out west than I have in my entire life on the hooch.....and on hoppers at that! If you are fishing on the artificially created, and in the grand scheme of things, "kind of lame" trout fishery that is the hooch, who cares what technique you use to catch 10" trout! If you don't have a boat, your fishing options are pretty limited, and your chances of catching a large trout are low (Yes I know that you all caught a 20" brown that one time while wading, but you know what I mean). Why not give yourself the best chance to catch a fish during your limited time on the water. Most of the people catching good fish on the hooch are pulling streamers and casting plugs....techniques that "purists" look down upon. Some purists won't even fish nymphs. Some people don't fish worm or egg imitations. Some very egotistical and very vocal fishermen out west only skate flies for steelhead and think they are somehow better than nymph fishermen. Where do you draw the line? If you enjoy catching a large number trout just to have fun, DO IT. If someone "thinks its wrong" that's their opinion, and a silly one at that! I haven't fished power bait on a fly rod because I didn't even know that you could effectively and I'm not convinced that it would work any better than what I'm doing now. If I thought I could catch more or larger fish that way (and I'm pretty sure that you wouldn't if you know how to nymph fish properly), I would give it a try! Just remember, if someone "doesn't think its right" that you are catching more fish than them while you are following all applicable regulations, they are just jealous!
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Old 03-03-14, 04:33 PM   #34
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Go ahead and do what make you happy that is legal. But, call it what it is, it's bait fishing with a flyrod, it's not fly fishing, there is not fly involved. I have done it with spinning reel, weighted bobber and crickets, it's great fun, but it's not flyfishing. I have a ultralight spinning rod I can cast a flyline with, but that is not spin fishing either.
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Old 03-03-14, 11:08 PM   #35
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Gotta love the " we don't do that here" quote
http://www.ginkandgasoline.com/gink-...r-key-but-why/
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Old 03-04-14, 08:01 AM   #36
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Bill, your my hero!

And any man who fly fishes in a tuxedo on his wedding day ain't too shabby either!

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Old 03-04-14, 08:27 AM   #37
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Old 03-04-14, 12:29 PM   #38
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Last few late summers I cheated catching "bream" on the fly by adding a piece of grasshopper to the hook. But I only did this to save time getting cut bait for my catfish juglines. After the jugs were out, I would fish for carp with an unscented fly. Personally, I cannot condone using a scented fly or bait on a fly rod except in extreme neccessity such as this.

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Old 03-04-14, 01:00 PM   #39
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You are fishing for non-native fish that only exist because the army corp of engineers built a water retaining barrier (take that filter) and ruined a perfectly good shoal bass river. Lets face it, as far as trout fishing is concerned, the hooch is pretty lame. You can have some great days out there, but if you had to choose between a good native western trout fishery and the hooch, you would choose the former every time. I'm super proud of the fish I have caught on the hooch that are over 17 inches, but to be honest, I have caught and released more quality fish in one day out west than I have in my entire life on the hooch.....and on hoppers at that! If you are fishing on the artificially created, and in the grand scheme of things, "kind of lame" trout fishery that is the hooch, who cares what technique you use to catch 10" trout! If you don't have a boat, your fishing options are pretty limited, and your chances of catching a large trout are low (Yes I know that you all caught a 20" brown that one time while wading, but you know what I mean). Why not give yourself the best chance to catch a fish during your limited time on the water. Most of the people catching good fish on the hooch are pulling streamers and casting plugs....techniques that "purists" look down upon. Some purists won't even fish nymphs. Some people don't fish worm or egg imitations. Some very egotistical and very vocal fishermen out west only skate flies for steelhead and think they are somehow better than nymph fishermen. Where do you draw the line? If you enjoy catching a large number trout just to have fun, DO IT. If someone "thinks its wrong" that's their opinion, and a silly one at that! I haven't fished power bait on a fly rod because I didn't even know that you could effectively and I'm not convinced that it would work any better than what I'm doing now. If I thought I could catch more or larger fish that way (and I'm pretty sure that you wouldn't if you know how to nymph fish properly), I would give it a try! Just remember, if someone "doesn't think its right" that you are catching more fish than them while you are following all applicable regulations, they are just jealous!
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Old 03-04-14, 01:09 PM   #40
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You are fishing for non-native fish that only exist because the army corp of engineers built a water retaining barrier (take that filter) and ruined a perfectly good shoal bass river. Lets face it, as far as trout fishing is concerned, the hooch is pretty lame. You can have some great days out there, but if you had to choose between a good native western trout fishery and the hooch, you would choose the former every time. I'm super proud of the fish I have caught on the hooch that are over 17 inches, but to be honest, I have caught and released more quality fish in one day out west than I have in my entire life on the hooch.....and on hoppers at that! If you are fishing on the artificially created, and in the grand scheme of things, "kind of lame" trout fishery that is the hooch, who cares what technique you use to catch 10" trout! If you don't have a boat, your fishing options are pretty limited, and your chances of catching a large trout are low (Yes I know that you all caught a 20" brown that one time while wading, but you know what I mean). Why not give yourself the best chance to catch a fish during your limited time on the water. Most of the people catching good fish on the hooch are pulling streamers and casting plugs....techniques that "purists" look down upon. Some purists won't even fish nymphs. Some people don't fish worm or egg imitations. Some very egotistical and very vocal fishermen out west only skate flies for steelhead and think they are somehow better than nymph fishermen. Where do you draw the line? If you enjoy catching a large number trout just to have fun, DO IT. If someone "thinks its wrong" that's their opinion, and a silly one at that! I haven't fished power bait on a fly rod because I didn't even know that you could effectively and I'm not convinced that it would work any better than what I'm doing now. If I thought I could catch more or larger fish that way (and I'm pretty sure that you wouldn't if you know how to nymph fish properly), I would give it a try! Just remember, if someone "doesn't think its right" that you are catching more fish than them while you are following all applicable regulations, they are just jealous!
I enjoyed your post. My Dad canoed the Chattahoochee from ATL to the Gulf Coast before the impoundments, before Buford Dam was built (mid 50's). I still have that canoe.
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