Pictures of gear caught fish?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Clint F, Mar 2, 2009.

  1. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    thought experiment: try these two scenarios on for size-

    a guy is fishing with his fly outfit and the pawl on his reel breaks. He happens to be indicator fishing at the time. the line is spooling out and between cusses at his lousy luck a trophy steelhead takes his indicator down.
    Is he centerpinning?

    a guy gets a bright idea. He wants to extend his casting distance but hates stripping in the running line on his skagit outfit...so he goes in the Cabela's catalog, orders up an Alvey, cuts a tight head that will barely maintain an anchor, and starts booming out 150ft casts.
    Is he a spin fisherman?

    do either deserve to be made pariahs for doing what makes them happy?
     
  2. Clint F

    Clint F Fly Fishing Youth

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    My Dad just got done reading all of this and said this was no different than standing up at the podium in front of thousands of fly fisherman at a fly fishing convention and asking the simple question "gear caught fish pictures anyone?"....see what happens

    Definitely proves that we all have a passion for our own version of fishing.

    His question to me now is "How can you focus all this passion and energy of all these internet fishing friends and come together to save the fish we all love?"

    Hmmm......
     
  3. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Come on guys, haven't you realized yet that right or wrong is conditional? The idea behind the so called "Fairness Doctrine" would settle this, wouldn't it?. After all, it's the new American way to make sure that everyone gets equivalent time and respect to speak their piece. If gear guy's can post pictures on FF sites then we should feel free to post ours on GF sites, shouldn't we?, really now, can't we just all get along?

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha! JK:rofl:

    LB
     
  4. HauntedByWaters

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    Ahh hell I quit!

    I am going fly fishing with my Abu Garcia and bobber/jigs on a local stream and I will call it fly fishing.

    That way I won't be a pompous elitist bitch.

    I can do that because fly fishing is whatever I want it to be...
     
  5. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok, I can tell Jason is uneducated when it comes to "gear". Before you start talking about gear guys, know who they are and know their technique. Your responses are about as antiquated as they can get.

    And, onto "gear" sites. Name a "gear only" site. Just name ONE! Please do. Why? Because there isn't any that I can recall. Almost ALL have flyfisherman on them. Most have a "fly area" in fact. Steelheader.net, Ifish.net, Piscatorialpursuits, etc. ALL of them have fly areas. And ALL have flycaught fish on them.

    Now, quit yer preaching and quit being whiny bitches already. ;)

    And, if any of you think I wouldn't say this to your face, meet me at the Hoh. I'll hand you a beer and call you a whiny bitch. Who's first? BTW, I'll even cut you a slab of ribs when I do it. :beer2:
     
  6. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    I see Jason is getting the hang of it. :rofl:

    I can respect everyone's opinions as this is primarily a fly fishing site therefore gear fishing pics probely dont belong. Even though none of us really know where to draw the line between true fly fishing and steping over to the gear side.
    But its kind of strange how on gear sites they dont single out pics of fish caught on flies. :rolleyes: The last thing I want to do is be the one resonsible for tacking on even more pages to this damn thing so I will just agree on the part when it comes to instead of bitching at eachother we should be trying to protect fish runs so both gear and fly guys can enjoy what they love to do. :thumb:


    Jake
     
  7. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    Jerry, too many Jack & Cokes dude. My post was a complete spoof of this entire thread, you could blow an artery over nothing, chill.

    LB
     
  8. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    LOL Papafsh, wasn't you. I never said anything about your flypics. I knew you were joking. I was talking about everyone talking about gear sites. There truly isn't an exclusive "gear site" that I know of.

    And if you think that was me being aggravated, you're wrong. I could've really cut people apart. Was all in fun.
     
  9. Coach Duff

    Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    Now go grab your "goat" that is running all over the place and get him tied up again. And just like I said earlier, keep your shitty gear caught fish off of our WFF website. Talk all the shit you want, I laughed so hard I spit my beer all over myself tonight, but what you are really saying is that there are times you just aren't a good enough fly fisherman to get the job done and you bust out the gear. That's okay, in time those holes will be filled by experience and time on the water. In the meantime that centrepin will always be a great excuse for the simple fact that after all the "guiding" all the "sportsman expo demonstrations", all the tears, the sweat the split shot and glo bugs tossed in the tailouts behind the spawners that in reality there are still times that you have no fucking idea how to get hookups with the fly and this is your chickenshit, weak-assed, young man's save my manhood attempt at making yourself look okay. It's called insecurity young man, and all the shittalking in the world can't hide the fact you are simply sticking your bird chest out right now. I understand, been there myself. The Coach

    PS A little secret for you Big Time: Guiding in Alaska and putting people on fish with gear in Alaska is not looked at in the fishing world as highly technical, or a test of one's abilities. We are not arrogant, we've already been there, done that got the t-shirt many years ago. Once again, I don't care how you hook fish if it's legal. I've fished every way i can think of, but the fly is the way I turned to a long time ago. Go down to Washington and put people on steelhead swinging the fly. There are a few guys who can do it and do it successfully. Hell, your neck of the woods is still thawing out aint it? Head on down the the state this site is named for and let's see how fucking good you are. Guiding in Alaska doesn't mean shit to anybody. That's where most guys start....... At age 19.
     
  10. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    But, seeing you must've felt guilty. Where you really being serious now Papafish? Hmmmmmm, may have to do some investigating. ;)
     
  11. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    There is no fricking way I am going to read 144 posts about stinking gear fishing posts!
    I don't give a rat's ass about gear fish pics or anything related. :p
     
  12. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    Don't feel bad Larry. I opted to bypass a good few pages of it myself. Couldn't believe how much came about over a stupid post like this. Too funny.

    Hmmmmm, think it's time to play goal keeper. Let's put this puck back into place.

    Ok, this thread was about posting gearpics in a flyfishing section. So let's keep it from this point on about that, gear pics on fly sites.
     
  13. Coach Duff

    Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    So, instead of insults Mr. Alaskan fly guide, an area which you would still be a force in the lunch room but kind of weak out in the big boy's world, post some great looking big assed fly only landed fish. It aint like you have a shortage of them in Alaska. Fly only. Hell for that matter, let's see some pics of those big assed Hawaiian bones you have been drilling "for years"! I can respect that and appreciate fish porn with the best of them. Just keep the gear and centrepin landed fish out. Well............
     
  14. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    i don't recall people talking bad about spey rods in 1998-1999, but then spey casting is considered fly fishing because it uses the weight of the fly line to generate the cast.

    whether more people centerpin or not does not change the fact that it is not, and even if lots of "flyfishers" start doing it, fly fishing. and it aint that new either. it is fun fishing a more effective way and still playing the fish on a single action reel... just like using a single action reel for mooching... in fact i remember a canadian saltwater fishing show where the host used lamson fly reels loaded with mono clipped to downriggers to catch kings in the salt. likely loads of fun to play the kings, but not fly fishing.

    just to clear the air, i and most have nothing against centerpinning (just don't drift your float into the water i'm fishing) but it just isn't fly fishing... even if you're fishing a fly below your float.

    so sensitive about the centerpinning

    also, what is this "necessary" stuff. when is centerpinning necessary? when you have to catch a fish? to fish certain types of water that is not good fly water? just curious about when i am required to centerpin
     
  15. Bullwhacker

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    iagree

    This thread is a joke and should have been closed at page 1. Who cares about a picture??