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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    beach park

    Default How many people do you prefer

    So I was thinking about this on Tuesday while at the confidence building pond(spring steelies have been at war with my success rate), I usually tend to fish alone... Most of my outings tend to be by myself and I think I prefer that over fishing with partners or groups of people. While I enjoy the company of others while on the water, I have noticed it's more peaceful and consuming on the lonesome.

    So my question is how many people do you all like to hit the water with and why?

    ---------- Post added at 12:08 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:57 AM ----------

    Sorry about the poll answers being strange,I'm in a goofy mood after reading release your trout gently

    'If our father had had his say, nobody who did not know how to catch a fish would be allowed to disgrace a fish by catching him.'

  2. #2

    Default Re: How many people do you prefer

    For the most part I like to fish with my brothers an father.
    So any were from my self alone to me an 3 others.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Wasilla / Skwentna, Alaska
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    Default Re: How many people do you prefer

    I had a fishing buddy for 24 years but we seldom were close enough to speak other than at lunch time and when back at the truck so.................. Usually it's me and my dog and he is the strong silent type.

    Anywhere can be the land of great expectations, broken dreams, or paradise found, it's all up to you.

    Life On The Line - Alaska Fishing with Ard
    Ard's Forum blog, Alaska Outdoors

  4. #4

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    I'd say one other person on a regular bases would be perfect, but occassionally a big group well spread out on a good size body of water would be fun to gather together for lunch and perhaps in the evening for dinner, drinks, and fish stories around a camp fire. However when fishing I'm normally all business and am picky about stream etiquette when on the water.
    -Tom Wilson
    Attention New Fly Fishers and those just wanting to improve- Join a Fly Fishing Club. They have classes on every aspect of fly fishing for beginners to advanced for free or cheaper than offered elsewhere. Some offer mentor programs. You will make friends with other fly fishers. Clubs often have outings in which members pay special group rates for guides or to fish prime private access areas.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Race City USA, NC

    Default Re: How many people do you prefer

    I prefer to fish alone and rarely fish with anyone. I prefer solo for several reasons:

    1. I can leave when I want or I can go to another stream if I want.

    2. I can fish as fast or slow as I want.

    3. I am very selfish and I like to have the whole stream to myself and can catch twice as many fish. In Southern Appalachia, our streams are small, you pretty much have to take turns if fishing with a partner. You fish a run or two, then I'll fish a run or two.

    4. Also, except for a very few close fishing buddies I have, I ain't taking anyone to any of "my" streams.

    I will say that sometimes fishing with a partner is good and sometimes they can help you with your casting, presentation, etc. They can see what you need to improve upon better than you can yourself.
    Wild troutin', blue linin', fly flingin', camo wearin', redneckin' elitist.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Rosthern, SK

    Default Re: How many people do you prefer

    I'll fish with anyone willing to go... I enjoy fishing with another person/people, but most of the time I fish alone cause I often go on the spur of the moment... Big groups can be a great time, but those trips take extra organisation and are more time consuming and so they happen less frequently... so I'll take em when they come but I like fishing too much to not go unless I have someone to go with... hmmm, looking back on my answer I think I could easily have gone with all the options... I just like fishing, regardless of company...

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Jackson Hole, WY
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    Default Re: How many people do you prefer

    Well I fish from a drift boat mainly so my choice is 2-3!!
    My worst day on the water beats my best day anywhere else hands down!!

    Upstream Anglers and Outdoor Adventures

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    I often fish alone, so I really enjoy it when I can get out with a good friend or two. Sometimes the camaraderie is half the fun. Plus, I make the guy who caught the biggest fish buy the first round.

  9. #9

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    I don't know anyone that fly fishes so I go it alone.

    Booger Eater Dave
    I was going fly fishing until my wife suggested it, now I can't tell who is outsmarting who!

    Being "one with nature" requires a knowledge of what animals are living nearby and a weapon of sufficient magnitude to give you at minimum an equal chance of survival. No one has an invisible aura that animals can detect and sense your good intentions.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Lake of the Woods/Rainy River Minnesota Canada border

    Default Re: How many people do you prefer

    One other, just need a witness and a photographer.

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