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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Argh!!! So many of our new members and day ticket anglers new to the sport are turning up at Wharncliffe and float-fishing ... Is the art of fly fishing being lost? What's also noticeable is that these self-styled 'fly-fishermen' only turn up just after a stocking hoping for some 'easy' fish to gobble up their 'blobs' (or whatever they're called).

    Sitting down, casting a float out a few yards and waiting for a bite is not fly-fishing.

    These wussies would catch more and bigger fish at a fraction of the cost if they float-fished for coarse fish or does their belief that they're actually fly-fishing hold some kudos for them - it isn't as though trout are the best fighting fish or that they're even worth eating - they taste like tater peelings
    There's more bullsh!t in fly fishing than there is in a Kansas feedlot - Lefty Kreh

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    So if you think that trout don't fight and taste awful why are you bothering to go fishing for them? Why, also, does it bother you so much why others fish for them the way they do?

    Fishing obviously doesn't agree with you so why not take up some other hobby. Tiddlywinks is quite therapeutic, or so I am told.

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    So we start off with a small foam indicator, then we soon get used to something a bit bigger, then we follow the trend and fish with these thingamabobber float things.

    We soon get lazy and forget how to cast - it is easier chucking out a team of whatever, then retiring to our chairs and watch our float, in between a read of the daily rag and a coffee.

    I have absolutely no doubt that the original concept of fly fishing is slowly but surely being eroded. An insidious creep that blurs the lines between coarse and fly fishing.

    Every angler must decide for himself/herself just what fly fishing is. As far as I am concerned, I know what I'm comfortable with and what I am not. If I use a method that I think 'crosses the line' then that is o.k. with me, but I am then fishing - not fly fishing.

    Just my thoughts. Everyone to their own and whatever brings them individual pleasure and enjoyment.



    Douglas

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy Ruffe View Post
    Argh!!! So many of our new members and day ticket anglers new to the sport are turning up at Wharncliffe and float-fishing ... Is the art of fly fishing being lost? What's also noticeable is that these self-styled 'fly-fishermen' only turn up just after a stocking hoping for some 'easy' fish to gobble up their 'blobs' (or whatever they're called).

    Sitting down, casting a float out a few yards and waiting for a bite is not fly-fishing.

    These wussies would catch more and bigger fish at a fraction of the cost if they float-fished for coarse fish or does their belief that they're actually fly-fishing hold some kudos for them - it isn't as though trout are the best fighting fish or that they're even worth eating - they taste like tater peelings
    They do it just to annoy you.
    Please note that any views expressed in this post may be those of the
    originator and do not necessarily reflect those of the reader.

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    You are complaining about methods of fishing used on a small lake stocked with rainbow trout?

    Get over yourself

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Should anyone that prefers a particular enjoyment impose their perception onto someone else's version of enjoyment? Each to their own I say & long may it continue. (Otherwise cabin-fever gets boring... )
    2019 & it will be time for a change.

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    The fart of fly fishing is not being lost, it's still inside you, you'll just have to push a little harder.
    Johan Janssens

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Small fisheries with easily caught fish help bring youngsters into angling. Adults who continue with such tactics should be pitied, not scorned.
    Last edited by fruinfisher; 18-10-2019 at 06:50 AM.

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    And yet put a hook in your float, call it klink and dink and suddenly all is well with the world.

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    Default Re: Is Float-Fishing Now de Rigueur?

    Meanwhile, back in the 21st century, I'm getting an advert here to become an official dealer for Lakse Kronch Salmon Snacks. I'm wondering if admin just doesn't give sh*t about what kind of advertisements appear on a forum where clearly the vast majority of its members is opposed to salmon farming, or it just slipped their attention? No offence, admin, I know you have a stressful job, but this leaves a foul taste in my mouth.

    Maybe you cannot do anything about it, which would only enhance my fears that anything goes these days and the lunatics are truly taking over the asylum.
    Johan Janssens

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