Fishing with flies, but not fly fishing

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by kmudgn, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    I used to only fish dries. For at least a decade I used to look down on indicators, labeling them as easy. Honestly, in my opinion, it's easier to fish a dryfly in most scenarios. You can see exactly what your fly is doing at all times. When I started using indicators, I was surprised how hard it is to get a drag free drift. More mending is required to accommodate micro-currents. It is tricky as hell someplace like Rufus Woods, where to reach the fish wading requires a long cast to reach the current seam, but the current between you and it is going the opposite direction as the current you're casting to.
     
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  2. Jim Speaker

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    Trip, I haven't had the pleasure of fishing with you (yet) but I know good and well you sure the hell know how to fish. Don't bother pleasuring this TROLL any further. He can go F himself as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    So you mean after all these years I actually haven't been fly fishing??
     
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  4. Rob Allen

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    my only question is this... Why are people so desperate to be known as fly fishermen as opposed to just being known as fishermen????
     
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  5. Irafly

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    Only people who don't get it ask this kind of question. It isn't that I think any of us care, it is the way you elitists go about degrading the way we fish. If we aren't supposed to care, why the hell bring it up in the first place? If it doesn't matter as you are trying to infer with your question, then why say that it isn't fly fishing in the first place? When you answer those questions, you'll have your answer. I guess with this logic we could call you whatever we wanted to and it wouldn't bother you one bit. I know that I'm a fly fisherman even when I use an indicator, I don't need you to pretend to define it for me.
     
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  6. Nick Clayton

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    The real question is why do you care?
     
  7. Rob Allen

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    I don't really just curious
     
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  8. obiwankanobi

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    I dunno but.....
     

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    What I find interesting about this thread is that so many have such strong opinions about the New Hampshirite's opinion. It hadn't occurred to me to care. But at least now I'm adding to my post count.

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  10. bconrad

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    I don't care if I'm flyfishing or not, when we go out we just call it "fishing". That could be skating dries, fishing greaseline wets, swinging tips, or drifting glo bugs. I usually just fish steelhead but if I'm dragging gear around for salmon or drowning powerbait for pellet trout I still call it "fishing". I also don't care how anyone else does it, as long as they adhere to the law and are respectful of those around them.

    The interesting part for me is when does it become "flyfishing"? I don't care, but it seems like a lot of people do. Can I use a bobber to drift a Lady Caroline? Or if I tightline drift a globug without an indicator do I get a pass?

    Maybe it would be easier for everyone if they just did what made them happy and quit worrying about what other people think.

    Oh wait, that's been said a million different times on hundreds of threads on this board. I guess it's futile. Never mind.
     
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  11. Nick Clayton

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    So let me get this straight... your position is that YOU should be allowed to put a label on what OTHER people do, and if they don't do anything but just accept that label then they are being sensitive and way too caught up in labels that don't mater.
    Well by that logic I conclude that anyone with a Bachelors degree will now be known as a "high school dropout". I hope they just accept that definition and don't get too caught up in labels and such.


    Whether you like it or not, Ira and I had indicators on our line on Sunday and we were FLY FISHING. We also quite quite a few trout. I would welcome you to come on up this weekend with your box of dry flies and see how you compare.... But, its way easier to make broad generlizations on the internet and never back them up.
     
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    Dropout right here! But I'll give you the flyfishing with bobbers:)
     
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  13. Rob Allen

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    so it's a numbers game then???? you made note that you caught quite a few fish and that they couldn't be caught on dries in as large of numbers.. so you nymph for numbers? at least that's what you said.
     
  14. Jim Speaker

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    The OP jumped ship. Too much of a pussy to open his trap again. Or is he?
     
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    Jeesh Rob, give it a rest. Who f-ing cares? I think the point was that chances are you wouldn't catch shit on a stillwater this time of year with your dries, unless there happens to be a midge hatch coming off and the fish are actually looking up. Don't be a tard, man, trout feed under the surface most of the time.