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HookJaw  
#11 Posted : Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:24:59 PM(UTC)
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Honestly one of the best posts I've ever read on DTA.

Some people just don't get it.


DTA gets it.


Edited by user Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:31:56 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

...cruisin the 'Poo in my Gum Tree Canoe
Ctrl_Alt_Dlt  
#12 Posted : Friday, April 21, 2017 5:41:37 AM(UTC)
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The sport/hobby/passion of fly fishing has definitely changed over time. It is evolving all the time. The intersectionality of diversity in fly fishing is immense from those participating to those creating styles or tools adding onto the sport. The purist lost an opportunity to observe and learn another effective style to fly fishing. The purist lacked curiosity, inquiry, and open-mindedness. This creates barriers to learn and understand something new.

Regardless of approach, trout can be caught in multiple ways. It is what we choose to use to catch them.


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#13 Posted : Friday, April 21, 2017 6:19:20 AM(UTC)
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^ I dont fly fish but this is very well stated.
WI-fly  
#14 Posted : Friday, April 21, 2017 7:03:39 AM(UTC)
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I just ordered the Lost in the Driftless book last night and it looks like it addresses this issue of the "right" way to fish the streams.

https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Driftless-Fishing-Cultural-Divide/dp/0692756167/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492783051&sr=8-1&keywords=lost+in+the+driftless
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OTC_MN  
#15 Posted : Friday, April 21, 2017 7:52:47 AM(UTC)
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WI-fly wrote:
I fly fish because being on the stream is the only place I can wear my ascot and beret and won't look overdressed.


Bahahaa.
"Our tradition is that of the first man who sneaked away to the creek when the tribe did not really need fish."
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OTC_MN  
#16 Posted : Friday, April 21, 2017 7:58:01 AM(UTC)
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Ctrl_Alt_Dlt wrote:
The sport/hobby/passion of fly fishing has definitely changed over time. It is evolving all the time. The intersectionality of diversity in fly fishing is immense from those participating to those creating styles or tools adding onto the sport. The purist lost an opportunity to observe and learn another effective style to fly fishing. The purist lacked curiosity, inquiry, and open-mindedness. This creates barriers to learn and understand something new.

Regardless of approach, trout can be caught in multiple ways. It is what we choose to use to catch them.




You bring up a very good point - the utter lack of curiosity. That just blows me away. Half the time I go fishing I don't catch nearly the number of fish I probably could because I'm always trying stuff. Sometimes when I'm catching them pretty well I'll change what I'm doing just to see what else I can catch them on. Sometimes works, sometimes not, but it's always educational.

"Our tradition is that of the first man who sneaked away to the creek when the tribe did not really need fish."
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Pete  
#17 Posted : Friday, April 21, 2017 8:29:32 AM(UTC)
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Sounds as if someone's wife got him Halford's (and I don't mean Rob Halford from Judas Priest) book on dry fly fishing for a birthday present. I wonder just how far he is willing to take being a purist? Was he only casting upstream to rising trout? Because casting downstream and/or blindly is a major faux pas among the real purists. I'd hate to see him compromise himself that way.
Gurth  
#18 Posted : Friday, April 21, 2017 8:53:23 AM(UTC)
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Ctrl_Alt_Dlt wrote:
The purist lost an opportunity to observe and learn another effective style to fly fishing. The purist lacked curiosity, inquiry, and open-mindedness. This creates barriers to learn and understand something new.



This

I'm always talking to anyone and everyone to see what I can learn (or just shoot the shit about trout) and hopefully maybe even pass along something myself.

It's not that I don't know what to do or can't catch fish on my own – I can and obviously do. I'm quite confident in my abilities.

That said, there are plenty of people out there who are better than me and know more than me and I'm always looking for new approaches or new thoughts. I've still got a lot to learn and am an eager sponge.

I even listen to the Orvis podcasts – and I'm a spin fisherman. I still pick up helpful things though.

I recently spent an hour at the fish hatchery here in Madison and at least half that time was talking to one of the biologists that works there – cool guy btw… didn't catch his name but I learned a lot in just that half hour. He was very engaging and eager to chat trout.

I definitely recommend stopping there if you have the time to see what they're doing. Might even clear up some of the misconceptions that are out there about the stocking program(s).

I had a couple of my own minor ones cleared up.

I was like a kid at the zoo. I'm an utter trout nerd. BigGrin
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William Schlafer  
#19 Posted : Friday, April 21, 2017 10:54:19 AM(UTC)
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Here's a video by a Madison TV station about the Nevin Fish Hatchery. Pretty cool facility.


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taion  
#20 Posted : Friday, April 21, 2017 2:15:22 PM(UTC)
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I ran into one of these guys last year. My first true blue Purist. Snobby as hell he had a bamboo rod and all. I chatted him up as we were walking in the same direction. Eventually he let slip that he used a nymph so he wouldn't get skunked. This made me laugh. I think he was trying to get rid of me. Kill em with kindness.
I think all fishermen prefer to be thought of as crazy.
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