Help support Fish Not Gold eliminate the damage caused by Hobby Miners to our streams

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  1. Fish Not Gold

    Fish Not Gold Stop mining damage to our streams

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    We've been out of the spotlight the past several months as we implement our campaign to give Hobby Miners the boot from our streams and stop the damage they cause to our state's fish and riparian habitat. The next few months are shaping up to be full of surprising developments and we'll be sharing them with you when the time is right.

    In the meantime though, you can show your support for our cause by proudly displaying our new FNG sticker on your fishing rig, boat, gear box or cooler. These durable, weatherproof stickers will stick like glue to just about any hard surface.

    Get yours today by making a donation of any amount at http://www.fishnotgold.org/donate.html

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  2. Mark Moore

    Mark Moore Just a Member

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    Not sure I can get on board with "Sticking It to the Hobby Miners". I agree with your cause but "sticking it to" someone seems inappropriate. Let's change the law, educate the public, educate the miners and mitigate for the damage, but I don't think you help yourself with this narrative.

    Peace.
     
  3. JohnB

    JohnB Active Member

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    Mark I agree with your statement. Fish Not Gold I agree with what your guys are doing but your manner of presenting yourself made me "Unlike" your facebook page.
     
  4. Abomb

    Abomb Active Member

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    Agree with the above with the added, I know where you guys can stick it!
     
  5. Derek Young

    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Oh the irony. A clever play on words and people kill the messenger because they don't get it? I'll order five and send them to the hyper-sensitive folks above.
     
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    wik Member

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    'Sorry world" when one group who is beaten with a stick see's another who exercise's their freedom, they try to make sure they are beaten with the same stick.
     
  7. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    WTF?

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  8. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    ITT: People not getting the "stick it"/sticker play on words.

    Take a breath, guys, FNG is trying to help fish habitat. If trying to "stick it" to someone is all it takes for you to blow up, maybe the internet is not the right place for you. Guaranteed the hobby-miners are saying way worse things about people trying to protect fish habitat.

    JUST MY $.02, PLEASE CONTINUE THE INSANITY.
     
  9. JohnB

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    Yikes. My humor detector may not be firing on all cylinders.
     
  10. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    What Derek said. And how in the hell is that anything like spitting on a soldier!? WTF?
    Suction dredging doesn't belong on public land. Gold panning I can see, it isn't intrusive and detract from other users' experience like dredging.
     
  11. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Title updated as requested. Mine your manners!
     
  12. Fish Not Gold

    Fish Not Gold Stop mining damage to our streams

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    Stickers. Stick one on a dredge. Stick it to the miners. Get it?

    We're truly sorry our lame attempt humor in pointing out our efforts on behalf of Washington's fish and habitat failed to connect. We've asked the mods to change the post title to be less edgy.

    But the simple fact is that the Hobby Miners continue to damage our fish and habitat without a second thought to those who think that fish are more important than instant riches. The miners following this thread are probably laughing their asses off that not all of us are on board with the FNG mission.

    If our goal was eclipsed by a politically incorrect thread title, we apologize for being too obscure, flip or cute. And we still very much value your support.
     
  13. Kim McDonald

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    I thought it was a nice play on words.
     
  14. David Dalan

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

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    Love the stickers.
     
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  15. Teenage Entomologist

    Teenage Entomologist Gotta love the pteronarcys.

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    I'd get a few of those stickers. We have some miners here in California that are killing native trout in areas that are protected.
     
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