This guy has caught 15.000 salmon!!!!

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by finchasersmagazine, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. finchasersmagazine New Member

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  2. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I though this was another spammer, but I liked it. Kind of like "This is fly" but with less advertising.
  3. Irafly Active Member

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  4. Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Cool mag!
  5. zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    He talks about using a size 20 salmon fly. Shoot, I'd like to see one tied that small. Somehow I figure his size 20 isn't the same as the #20's I use trout fishing.
  6. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    You might be surprised, but I think your right. I cannot imagine landing a grilse, let alone a normal sized salmon on a size 20 fly without fighting it until it dies.
  7. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    "My father had no interest in salmon fishing at all, and he couldn't understand why this was happening to me."

    I love that. Salmon fishing is not something you do, but something that happens to you. 100% agree.
  8. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    This guy counts fish like Old Man counts posts. There are better ways to apply your accumulated math skills in life.
  9. dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    My math tells me that if he fished for 30 years and caught 500 salmon per year (15,000), that figures to 2.5 fish per outing if he fished only 200 days per year. Yeah, ok...:rolleyes:
  10. Rod Wittner Active Member

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    Nice rag, I like it. Watch the vid of the Ponoi River. Atlantic Salmon on skaters... yikes! Very cool. Check it out...
  11. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Okay I'll be the first to call B.S. on this one. if each fish weigh an average 10lbs that would be 150,000 lbs of salmon . thats a butt ton of salmon to eat
  12. JE Active Member

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    Whoops, for a minute I thought this was about Wilt Chamberlain.
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  13. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Well the lodge in the article said they were averaging 44 fish per angler, per week. I think it said he fished every day. If he tossed in a few week a year on the Pon, it seems possible. But OMG, that's a hell of a lot of fish.
  14. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Sooooo who counts?

    Each fish is a gift in and of itself!

    I don't give a rats behind what you fellows feel about my fish. It is
    strictly between me and the fish on the other end of the line.
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  15. jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

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    Hey this is just normal fishing math. Just add a zero to your count! Every bump that could have been a fish counts as one to hand. It's not about the experience. Telling people who really don't care about how many fish you caught is what it's all about!