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Old 01-15-2009, 07:15 PM
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Question If there was only one type ???

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I was just looking over the Forum & an interesting question came to mind as I read different threads.

If the Good Lord had only given us one species of fish & all were the same size throughout our beautiful world would you still pick up a flyrod & head for the river ?

In my many years of toating a fly rod from river to river I've felt little 2" shinners grab my little #18 midge on a tandem rig, as well as 15-20# salmon grab a big streamer. What a vast spectrum ! :-)

I'm thankful everytime I step into the water because you never know what may lie ahead in that deep run, or next to a log jamb.

Would you still grab your flyrod & go. Is it in your blood as it is in mine. There's really nothing like flyfishing. As some would say : It Rocks man !

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Yes. It's not so much the fish as much as the process of catching them.
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I agree with the oldman, I would still fly fish everychance I get. The sounds and sites, the trying to outwit the fish, the cast its self. I love this sport
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Default Re: If there was only one type ???

Tough question, not everyone likes dark chocolate. Speaking practically not just aesthetically I would choose Pacific Silver Salmon in the twenty pound range. Great excitement and excellent table fare.

Brook Trout would be my second
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There's a short story by G.E.M. Skues about a gentleman who goes into afterlife fishing the perfect stream
On every cast to every rise, he catches a fish.... and then another fish of the same size takes it's place in the same spot. ....His gillie won't let him move and the sun never sets....
It's then the gentleman realizes that he didn't end up where he thought he was
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There's a short story by G.E.M. Skues about a gentleman who goes into afterlife fishing the perfect stream
On every cast to every rise, he catches a fish.... and then another fish of the same size takes it's place in the same spot. ....His gillie won't let him move and the sun never sets....
It's then the gentleman realizes that he didn't end up where he thought he was
Some will never stop to smell the roses.
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Old 01-16-2009, 01:51 PM
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There's a short story by G.E.M. Skues about a gentleman who goes into afterlife fishing the perfect stream
On every cast to every rise, he catches a fish.... and then another fish of the same size takes it's place in the same spot. ....His gillie won't let him move and the sun never sets....
It's then the gentleman realizes that he didn't end up where he thought he was
I love that story.

One of my favorite places to fish growing up was a little nameless pond that somehow had about a dozen or so species of fish, most of which I managed to catch on a fly at some time or another. It was always exciting to set the hook and not know if you'd feel a tiny sunfish, a big largemouth, or something else. Never got the cats or carp to hit a fly, but the possibility was always there.
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I'd have to vote on the side of "Yes". There's so much more to "fishing", in my opinion, than fishing or catching. To be able to get out to the open air, water, trees, animals, sounds and sights, is far more important to me than catching a fish, big or little.
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I'd have to vote on the side of "Yes". There's so much more to "fishing", in my opinion, than fishing or catching. To be able to get out to the open air, water, trees, animals, sounds and sights, is far more important to me than catching a fish, big or little.
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One species only? Then mine would be the Brookie.
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