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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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DGC, I appreciate your explanation. I was only arguing against intolerance.

In today's society I see so much of a double standard made up of a position that some feel they have a right to demand that others not only accept but also advocate for their position on a particular issue. They believe that those who disagree with them, even though those who disagree are tolerant, marks that person as an enemy. Emotions run so high that those who hold such a view declare anyone who voices an opposing view as engaging in hate speech. I know that some would say I've strayed from the point; however, I believe there's some semblance of relevance here.

What bothers/saddens me is someone becoming so upset over someone else engaging in a fishing activity which is neither illegal nor unethical. I know first hand that these competitions are organized and conducted with a very high degree of concern and respect for both the stream and the trout. I understand and accept that there will always be those who disagree with fly fishing competitions. I would much prefer that those who disagree would reconcile their feelings and come to the place where they would be willing to agree to disagree.

Yes, I remember that incident on Slate Run quite well. I'm glad you got a chuckle from reading it.

Posted on: 2013/7/22 10:14


Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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I stand corrected. I thought that with the weather we we have been having Spring Creek temps would be too warm. I went over to Spring yesterday temps in the stretch they were fishing were low to mid 60s. Watched the competition for awhile, saw and talked to some very serious young men and I learned something's watching these guys fish. Like Old Lefty I am in that middle 60s group. But it is never to late to learn somthing




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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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Gfdolec,

Glad you could make it out. I was in the Milesburg section yesterday. The water was really in good condition, clear but good.

This weekend I saw 3 dead fish float by. According to others, that is what they saw as well. 2 big bows and a brown. They all came from above the venue and I would guess from the bait anglers below Tally. None of the competitors reported fighting or landing any rainbows this size. The medium size brown I was able to grab and see if I could revive it, only to notice it had a half dollar size bite out of its back. One of the crazier things I witnessed was on a 16cm fish I landed. It had a metal ring completely around its body and was beginning to grow into it. We were able to get the ring off the fish. I am not sure if this fish will survive with the wound it had, but it has to have a better chance for survival then with a metal ring.

Posted on: 2013/7/22 11:49
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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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What high water temps?

There are places where the water temp gets warm for trout in mid-summer. You should not fish these places at these times.

There are plenty of other places where the water temp stays plenty cool year round. There is no issue with fishing these places in mid-summer heat waves.

Whether or not you agree with the comps, the water temps in the region of question are plenty cool. It is not a valid excuse to oppose the comps.

Posted on: 2013/7/22 12:13


Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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This weekend I saw 3 dead fish float by. According to others, that is what they saw as well. 2 big bows and a brown. .


I assure you that every fish I caught that day swam away. Maybe not happily, but strong.

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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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I need to hook up with some of those guys. I saw the winner had 20+ fish. Wish I lived in the area, would have liked to watch from the bank and pick up some advice by watching...

But I also agree it's not always about the count. Went to Spring Creek in May below the Paradise, and catching one wild brown made my whole year...

Posted on: 2013/7/22 12:27


Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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I wondered what all the cars were...

Posted on: 2013/7/22 12:36


Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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Are the trico's on?

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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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Yup.

Posted on: 2013/7/22 13:42


Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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O.K., I'm feeling a few warm fuzzies at the moment. This is the way we should be communicating: focusing on the good stuff and recognizing we all (that's this old duff, as well) can seize a moment which provides a learning opportunity. Sharing knowledge is one of the greatest things we can do. I know that helping someone improve their fishing skills is one of the best forms of payment I can receive.

Posted on: 2013/7/22 13:45


Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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SBecker wrote:

This weekend I saw 3 dead fish float by. According to others, that is what they saw as well. 2 big bows and a brown. .


I assure you that every fish I caught that day swam away. Maybe not happily, but strong.


Hey giving sore lips to a few fish never hurt anybody.

Posted on: 2013/7/22 14:08
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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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Sharing knowledge is one of the greatest things we can do. I know that helping someone improve their fishing skills is one of the best forms of payment I can receive.


+1

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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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Hey giving sore lips to a few fish never hurt anybody.


Uhm, I think a few fish would potentially disagree with what you've written.

Collage.

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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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Always one to add worthwhile information.


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Re: Comp fishing on Spring Creek

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I didn't see trico's.... maybe I was in the wrong spot or got there too late.

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