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Old 01-20-2010, 09:13 PM
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Default Re: what's better, Size or numbers?

In Southern California, for me most of the time I am happy to get a 10 inch natural trout. Heck some day's I am just glad to get to a stream to try and charge up the batteries from the past work week. But for me mainly I will agree with a few others, in that I am just as happy to go for a hike and drop a line here and there. If I get a nice one, that being anything over 12 inches then I am ecstatic. Last weekend I got about a 10 inch trout... took three of em to equal that length but I enjoyed myself.

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Default Re: what's better, Size or numbers?

Between the two choices in the OP I'll take the numbers over the size... I like the action of fishing. Landing a 3# trout never gets boring either... but I like consitant action, to answer the question... either way a day on the river is better than any day in the office.
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Old 01-23-2010, 08:45 AM
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Default Re: what's better, Size or numbers?

Well I would say numbers, and the reason why I say that is because that means you are continually figuring out what is catching them. Eventually there will be some big ones in those numbers.
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Default Re: what's better, Size or numbers?

I love catchin loads, but it's always nice to have a bigun every once in a while. Some days I don't even care if I catch a fish, It's just about bein outdoors and gettin away from everything.
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Default Re: what's better, Size or numbers?

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Default Re: what's better, Size or numbers?

As a fly tier for 90% of my "fishing" time, I'm always making changes to old patterns or working on completely new ones. I'm also a software architect and used to the fact that more test cases are better to weed out opportunities for improvement. SO, I have to say numbers serve my direction better.

That being said, if I'm working on some three inch long "junk" for tossing at early dawn or twilight hog browns, I've got to admit I want to feel something big slam my rig when testing it.

I also have to admit that the first couple chub that take and drown my dry fly are kinda cute...after the upteenth drowning by chubs, its not so cute anymore and I'm seriously looking for something bigger to take my offering.
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Default Re: what's better, Size or numbers?

I like being outdoors as much as the next guy. So I would have to say that numbers of fish is what I like most. I enjoy the fight even if that means the fish gets off the hook while in the fight. I am looking forward to getting my son out there to fly fish. He seems to get bored with fishing with a bobber or bottom fishing with a spincaster setup. It think he will like the constant action if fly fishing just as Simmons J M suggests.
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Default Re: what's better, Size or numbers?

If I had a real choice between catching 1 large Trout (Anything 15"<) and catching a mess of 8"-12" possibly up to 14" I'd rather catch 1 large. However after a day or two in a row depending on how many days I have to fish of catching nothing I'd start fishing for the average fish. Then after a good day of catching average fish if I still had more time to fish I would likely go back to targeting the big'uns.
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Default Re: what's better, Size or numbers?

Doesn't matter any fish is better than a no fish. But it will be the numbers
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Its different every time I go out, big fish no fish small fish lotta fish. Doesn't matter what the primary objective, did I come home knowing the day wasn't wasted.

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