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Old 09-06-2007, 06:22 AM
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Re: Which is your preference ?

Wading. Assuming that you are in safe water, wading provides you with freedom on movement. There is also much to see when wading. Anytime I fish other than my own areas I try to book a place where I can wade. It's a matter of choice with me. Of course you do take a "dip" now and then. I've drowned 6 beepers and 6 cell phones. This drove my office manager nuts. Comes with the territory. Wading is great. If you are unsure of an area always wear a PFD. Don't take that extra chance. Frank
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:43 PM
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For those of us who prefer wading, I suspect we like the freedom and independence that wading allows. Everything we need is in our vest pockets. We are unencumbered and no one depends on us and we are not responsible for anyone else. Just wade along, catch fish, and enjoy God's handiwork...OK, time to go back to work!
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My vote goes to wading, mostly due to a lot of the water We go to won't float a tube or boat to far so you'd be wading andhauling alot, the other reason is I haven't tried tube, pontoon or drift boat but hope to change that next summer.
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Tie one on.... Well, for some inexplicable reason I would rather catch a fish wading than drifting in a boat. Recently we caught a mess of trout from an anchored boat, using the river to move our leeches in the water. We just sat there in the boat hooking trout left and right. I then caught a large trout wading not one foot from the shore. To me, I valued catching the trout wading much more than catching the trout from the boat.

As for why I feel this way, I really don't know for sure, but: For one thing, wading can be done alone, while I usually drift with a guide helping me catch fish. Secondly, wading is to me a simpler, more difficult and more primitive method of fishing. Thirdly, if I just wanted to catch fish I could fish with bait and spinning gear. So I would sum up my irrational feeling that I would rather catch fish wading than drifting, but I would rather catch fish fly fishing in a boat than not catch fish at all. I would rather fly fish than bait fish, even if it means not catching any fish.
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Old 12-17-2007, 08:59 AM
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I wade. It disturbs me at times when I get stuck in a boat. One time when we went to Canada to with the understanding we were going to fish for brookies (wading of course), when we arrived there was no stream only lakes and we wound up in a boat. Wading provides freedom of movement and selection of areas to fish. The solitude is also very nice. Frank
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