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Re: Floating the Beaverkill

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Slingshots and 5 ounce sinkers seem like a hella good time.

Posted on: 2013/3/28 10:41
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Re: Floating the Beaverkill

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I'll just drop the outboard into my drift boat and it people r assess I will just run circles thru thier pool .... People need to lighten up this is suppose to be relaxing

Posted on: 2013/3/28 11:00


Re: Floating the Beaverkill

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Chaz,

Whether it's navigable water or not I bet after you floated the BK you would feel bad that you did. If eveyone had that mentatlity of floating or fishing any way that is legal our fisheries and experiences as flyfishermen would be very poor in my opinoin.

Posted on: 2013/3/28 11:01


Re: Floating the Beaverkill

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Mc why not have blinders and worry about you and not worry about someone else and how they are experincing thier time on the water?

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Re: Floating the Beaverkill

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I'm guessing you are being saracastic but maybe not so I will answer anyway. For the most part I do have blinders but one of the reasons I flyfish is for the solitude and peace and quiet I get while fishing. Now solitude on the BK is rare but if more people showed respect for other fisherman everyone's time on the water would be more enjoyable and if you have ever fished the upper BK you would know why it would not be a good decision to float with a drift boat.

I guess what I am saying is I don't really care what you do but if you're impacting my time on the water then it's hard to just have blinders on. Some places you have to expect certain things and other places you shouldn't. I've learned for the most part when and where those rules should apply.

Posted on: 2013/3/28 12:34


Re: Floating the Beaverkill

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from east branch down I never see anyone..

Posted on: 2013/3/28 13:35
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Re: Floating the Beaverkill

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Sandfly,
That's probably due to limited access, not many public fishing rights and a-holes that scream if you touch "their streambed". It also happens to be my place to go if I want to be left alone.

J & free,

I remember a post on the catskill board once where guys were going off about ringing cell phones or people talking on cell phones while in the Beaverkill & Willow. They felt it was rude and taking away from their experience. In some ways, I can almost agree. People have become quite rude, inconsiderate and it's "all about me". That is exactly why I float. To get away from everyone if possible. :)

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Re: Floating the Beaverkill

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Do you still rock the catskill board every now and then?

Posted on: 2013/3/29 8:11


Re: Floating the Beaverkill

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Nope. That forum is way too tough. JB would ban you if you posted the word "poop". With that said, it's my favorite fly shop to visit up there. Dennis is a one of a kind (thank God) and he ties some of the best flies I've ever seen.

A few years back, I'm standing there talking to Walt about long casts with WF versus DT and which keeps more line in the air without collapse. 2 guys from NYC stroll in and yell out "Hey, where's a good place to catch trout around here?" Dennis looks up from his vice and says "In the f**king water." Needless to say, those guys walked out.

My very first trip in there just after they had started the business was awesome. I walked in to see Dennis tying flies. I nodded and said "Hi, how are you." He looked up and said "Great, how the f**k are you?" I was stunned but also knew right then....I love this guy! LOL


Posted on: 2013/3/29 10:13
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Re: Floating the Beaverkill
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I really hate the angst that arises from someone "floating" a stream. Why not just let them pass, relax a while, and start fishing again? I think that the alleged "disturbance" is very short-lived. For the floaters, if possible, find a route downstream that disturbs as few wading anglers as possible. If advisable on common-sense grounds, and feasible, pull up to the shore and quietly go around wading anglers. Not every angler, but if a pod of anglers are working risers, I would think common courtesy might dictate interrupting your float, if needed.

In any case, no matter the size and popularity, if I desired to float a stream/river, I would simply put on my best chagrin, wave and apologize as I move through, then fugetabouotit.

Posted on: 2013/3/29 10:23
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Trust me, it's not easy to float and people always get bent. JMcWill caught avery nnice fish one day that JayL netted for him. We had just gone through with a group of 8 boats / kayaks. I've caught 2 of my 3 biggest fish up there from a pontoon boat. They were also hooked 6-8' from my boat. I think Josh caught 3 last year by running his nymph rig UNDER my pontoon. If you are quiet, the fish don't care. Waders don't get it. We go out of our way so that we don't bother them and they still bad mouth you and try to hook you in the hat. Maybe I'll just row over their fish this year.

Posted on: 2013/3/29 10:40
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I still feel it is best to smile, sheepishly, apologize and don't let it concern you-- you'll be beyond the bend in a minute or less.

Posted on: 2013/3/29 10:42
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Re: Floating the Beaverkill

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krayfish, thanks - this lines cheers up my holiday season:


2 guys from NYC stroll in and yell out "Hey, where's a good place to catch trout around here?" Dennis looks up from his vice and says "In the f**king water."

Keep floating
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Posted on: 2013/3/30 15:15


Re: Floating the Beaverkill

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You wouldn't float the Beaverkill anymore than you'd crap in a cathedral. Just isn't done. It's not about numbers of fish. It's catching fish with style.

Posted on: 2013/3/30 21:25


Re: Floating the Beaverkill

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krayfish wrote;
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A few years back, I'm standing there talking to Walt about long casts with WF versus DT and which keeps more line in the air without collapse. 2 guys from NYC stroll in and yell out "Hey, where's a good place to catch trout around here?" Dennis looks up from his vice and says "In the f**king water." Needless to say, those guys walked out.


Thats why dennis and i get along as shop owners..


kray do you float the lower BK too. ? maybe some time when I am out we can do a float..

Posted on: 2013/3/31 5:33
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