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Roccus

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Re: Whatís worse....?
« Reply #15 on: Jun 11, 2019, 06:29 AM »
IMHO,to have a net and not need it is worse, it means you got skunked or the fish are tiny, either way, if you have a trophy that needs landing,  you'll find a way,if nor, it wasn't meant to be.

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« Reply #16 on: Jun 11, 2019, 09:03 AM »
I like your style, even if it is a .40 Slow&Weak  ;)
Lol... fair enough Frank, but the 40 fits in my back pocket... maybe this will redeem my man card, there's a 1967 model 29 2 with a 6 1/2" barrel dressed in nickel and hickory on my nightstand...
 

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Re: Whatís worse....?
« Reply #17 on: Jun 11, 2019, 09:20 AM »
IMHO,to have a net and not need it is worse, it means you got skunked or the fish are tiny, either way, if you have a trophy that needs landing,  you'll find a way,if nor, it wasn't meant to be.
Exactly... where there's a will there's a way...
 

SHaRPS

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Re: Whatís worse....?
« Reply #18 on: Jun 11, 2019, 10:38 AM »
I use one shore fishing for salmon in early spring bc of elevation reasons around winni from where one would stand vs. where the shoreline is. Besides that I donít use or carry one. However rest assured I can serve as a great net man and donít bone fish. One wouldnít believe how bad some guys are at netting, gaffing, harpooning, etc. many a fish has been lost that way.

Spot on Frank. If you cannot net a fish, do not ask me to fish a tourney with me. LOL

SHaRPS

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Re: Whatís worse....?
« Reply #19 on: Jun 11, 2019, 10:39 AM »
IMHO,to have a net and not need it is worse, it means you got skunked or the fish are tiny, either way, if you have a trophy that needs landing,  you'll find a way,if nor, it wasn't meant to be.

I am with you Joe!

I always use a net but I have forgot it in the past. That did not stop me from fishing.

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« Reply #20 on: Jun 11, 2019, 01:02 PM »
How about this....What would a caveman do? Surely they wouldn't give up if they couldn't land a fish bare-handed?

Not as an insult to anyone, but true anglers don't need a net, just that some want to land their fish a little more easily, that's all.

Don't get me wrong...there are times I wish I had a net....
"God is playing to an audience that's afraid to laugh" (George Burns from "Oh, GOD")

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Re: Whatís worse....?
« Reply #21 on: Jun 11, 2019, 01:20 PM »
A net with a hole in it.  :'(

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Re: Whatís worse....?
« Reply #22 on: Jun 11, 2019, 02:06 PM »
Thereís a lot of great replies here, and keep them going.

To provide some background I went out on Winni for salmon/trout Sunday with my dad. Got on the water about 530 and we instantly realized our net was an hour behind at home. We decided to fish for salmon anyways, and had a real nice one on shortly there after. I put the iPilot to a crawl and hoped to maybe get it with a boga grip while my dad fought it. Got it to the boat, and it predictably went airborne and headed for the lead core lines to the side. As I attempted to get in position the lure went zinging past my face. Lesson learned I wasnít going to try that again.

We didnít work too hard after that and enjoyed the beautiful day for a few hours. Couldnít convince my dad to go for bass or anything else, but still had a great time.

For those who donít do it a net is a must for salmon fishing, and especially trolling in particular when bleaching them isnít an option.

Iíd also add that when we realized the net was gone my dad told me story from his youth. My father and his cousin went fishing in the early 90s and had their best/worst day trolling ever. They hooked 12+ salmon in a matter of hours. They also forgot the net. They tried to make a net with line and a boat hook, they tried to boat flip them, tire them out and tail them, everything they could think of. My dads cousin even tried to use his kids brand new starter jacket to get them in to no avail.

All in all a great day and some good stories shared.

SHaRPS

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Re: Whatís worse....?
« Reply #23 on: Jun 11, 2019, 03:05 PM »
How about this....What would a caveman do? Surely they wouldn't give up if they couldn't land a fish bare-handed?

Not as an insult to anyone, but true anglers don't need a net, just that some want to land their fish a little more easily, that's all.

Don't get me wrong...there are times I wish I had a net....

I agree with your statement about never giving up but I personally disagree with your statement about "true anglers don't need a net".

Have you ever tried Fluke fishing? LOL Yes you can flip the 20" or lesser fish right over but I would love for you to try that with an 8+ lber when using lite tackle. Then add when the seas are making your knees/thighs/and calf's bleed from rubbing the sides of the boat just to try and stand in one position. you cannot lip these fish and nor can you grab them by the tail. What does that leave me with? A net or a gaff. I consider my self a true sportsman for using a tool the helps me out but more importantly, helps a fish out.

If your topic is a caveman.... then grab a log and beat the hell out of it and eat it raw.

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Re: Whatís worse....?
« Reply #24 on: Jun 11, 2019, 04:37 PM »
Lol... fair enough Frank, but the 40 fits in my back pocket... maybe this will redeem my man card, there's a 1967 model 29 2 with a 6 1/2" barrel dressed in nickel and hickory on my nightstand...

Iíll allow it, Dirty Harry would be proud.

AquaAssassin

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Re: Whatís worse....?
« Reply #25 on: Jun 11, 2019, 04:40 PM »
I agree with your statement about never giving up but I personally disagree with your statement about "true anglers don't need a net".

Have you ever tried Fluke fishing? LOL Yes you can flip the 20" or lesser fish right over but I would love for you to try that with an 8+ lber when using lite tackle. Then add when the seas are making your knees/thighs/and calf's bleed from rubbing the sides of the boat just to try and stand in one position. you cannot lip these fish and nor can you grab them by the tail. What does that leave me with? A net or a gaff. I consider my self a true sportsman for using a tool the helps me out but more importantly, helps a fish out.

If your topic is a caveman.... then grab a log and beat the hell out of it and eat it raw.

Wish we had Fluke etc  :P

SHaRPS

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Re: Whatís worse....?
« Reply #26 on: Jun 12, 2019, 08:12 AM »
I am driving right by your town next week. I can do a drop off......

mowbizz

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Re: Whatís worse....?
« Reply #27 on: Jun 12, 2019, 12:36 PM »
Thereís a lot of great replies here, and keep them going.

To provide some background I went out on Winni for salmon/trout Sunday with my dad. Got on the water about 530 and we instantly realized our net was an hour behind at home. We decided to fish for salmon anyways, and had a real nice one on shortly there after. I put the iPilot to a crawl and hoped to maybe get it with a boga grip while my dad fought it. Got it to the boat, and it predictably went airborne and headed for the lead core lines to the side. As I attempted to get in position the lure went zinging past my face. Lesson learned I wasnít going to try that again.

We didnít work too hard after that and enjoyed the beautiful day for a few hours. Couldnít convince my dad to go for bass or anything else, but still had a great time.

For those who donít do it a net is a must for salmon fishing, and especially trolling in particular when bleaching them isnít an option.

Iíd also add that when we realized the net was gone my dad told me story from his youth. My father and his cousin went fishing in the early 90s and had their best/worst day trolling ever. They hooked 12+ salmon in a matter of hours. They also forgot the net. They tried to make a net with line and a boat hook, they tried to boat flip them, tire them out and tail them, everything they could think of. My dads cousin even tried to use his kids brand new starter jacket to get them in to no avail.

All in all a great day and some good stories shared.
So true! Forget your net on Winni one time and youíll never forget it again.

AquaAssassin

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Re: Whatís worse....?
« Reply #28 on: Jun 12, 2019, 05:00 PM »
I am driving right by your town next week. I can do a drop off......

Please do!

Digs

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Re: Whatís worse....?
« Reply #29 on: Jun 12, 2019, 08:41 PM »
IMHO,to have a net and not need it is worse, it means you got skunked or the fish are tiny, either way, if you have a trophy that needs landing,  you'll find a way,if nor, it wasn't meant to be.
My thoughts exactly wishing I had it means I'm catching good fish.....

 



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