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View Poll Results: Sight fishing vs. Blind fishing.
Sight fish/stalk, Dries or indicator 35 60.34%
Blind drift, dries/indicator 25 43.10%
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Old 03-02-2011, 11:18 AM
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Default Re: Sight fishing or blind fishing?

If I could, I'd sight fish for everything, but a huge majority of the fish I catch are completely blind caught (except for casting to the occasional rising trout on a stream or something). It's just based on where I live and where I fish. Bonefishing, which is obviously entirely visual except for a few very specific situations, is easily the most fun I've ever had with a fly rod. It really makes me want to find more sightfishing opportunities here in Oregon, because it really raised the intensity of properly presenting a fly.
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I would prefer to sight but picked blind as it accounts for more fish in hand. A lot of the water I am on is too deep/murky to sight fish well. the streams I can do it on I usually try to less avail. I suppose its a skill I will find myself getting better at with time
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I love them both equal! There is nothing like seeing the fish, making a good cast and watching it eat your fly. BUT then again I love getting slammed on a "Blind" drift!

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I LOVE sight fishing but find myself shooting in the dark more often than not. I sure envy the guys that have the luxury of fishing the Caribbean. What a way to fish.
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It's probably the best when the Fish are Rising as you know they are feeding on something then you have to catch them,however it's a buzz when your are "Blind Fishing" when suddenly out of the Blue The Fly is Taken & there is a great eruption.
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More blind fishing but do both.
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Default Re: Sight fishing or blind fishing?

I go both ways When ever I approach the water I do a stop, drop and observe until satisfied with my observations. It doesn't happen everyday but sometimes this pays off big, spying a trout laid up in still shallow water. Then it's GI Joe in slow mo...Gets my heart pumping just writing about it.

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Default Re: Sight fishing or blind fishing?

Depends on the water one is fishing.
You'd be silly to try and stalk fish in a tailwater fishery with a depth of 5 to 10 feet.
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Default Re: Sight fishing or blind fishing?

Depends on the stream and the surroundings. I mostly fish blind in swift water. Fishing off landmarks that you think would hold fish. 90% of the time I find the gut feeling is right.
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