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  1. #21
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    Default Re: what's better, Size or numbers?

    I would rather catch one fish that's big. Anyone can find a spot full of little ones. Go get a big one on a regular basis is way more fun.

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

    In the early 70's when I was starting out, my mentor took me on 1/2 hour drive to his "favorite fishing spot". When we started to rig up, he told me all I would need is the tip section off my rod. He had me put my reel in my pocket. We walked down a trail to a piece of water almost too small to call a creek. We spent several hours making delicate casts to 4 inch+ fish. Tough spooky fishing with sz30 dries. Personally, I love very smart large (even huge) trout, but this one day put it all in perspective for me.
    I tell clients that early on I couldn't stand and watch someone fish, now, I do it for a living. Glad everybody weighed in on this thread, I was curious how it would go.
    Ultimately, it's not catching fish that satisfies, but knowing how.

    Bigfly

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    I can and do go fishing often with the intent to just have a fun day in nature and it dosent bother me one ounce if I catch a little fish, big fish, one fish, two fish, red fish, or bluefish. Catching fish is the point of fishing at tiems though and on those days I would reather figure out one big fish, now if I catch a bunch of smaller fish thats cool also, but the big ones you really "usally" have to work for and use your brain as well as your rod.
    Bear

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

    arffishin, so true.. I sometimes just work on my cast while looking at the clouds, birds, etc. More than once i've walked a beat with two rods, and never made a cast. The things we learn are not always in the water.
    Ultimately, it's not catching fish that satisfies, but knowing how.

    Bigfly

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    'AMEN Brother.

  6. #26
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    Default Re: what's better, Size or numbers?

    Still here Bear?Winter's here....time to hibernate now

  7. #27

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

    size doesn't matter just have fun.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jbbfly View Post
    Still here Bear?Winter's here....time to hibernate now
    LOL I'll have time to hibernate when I die, right now,,,,,,,,, I GOT FISH TO CATCH

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

    Quote Originally Posted by arfishinbear View Post
    LOL I'll have time to hibernate when I die, right now,,,,,,,,, I GOT FISH TO CATCH
    To feed your bear cubs?

  10. #30
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    Default Re: what's better, Size or numbers?

    I am happy with any size trout that I catch. WHile it is always fun to catch a monster, some of my most memorable trips only included very small trout. For me it is more about the time on the water and the company I have with me.
    Just my .02
    Tuck

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