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    Default Is it legal..

    To practice fly casting presentations in closed waters if you dont use a hook?

    I am learning the mechanics of fly casting in my driveway and am anxious to graduate to flowing water to see how that works out. Was thinking of using a bit of yarn on a small snap swivel to practice swinging throuh holes and maybe try to learn how to roll cast - just dont want to get into any trouble with the law.

    thoughts/suggestions?

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    Drive to water that isn't closed and use an actual fly. You may catch something.
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    Funny guy. Definately the plan Just wondering about a local stream 10 min from the cabin.

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    If you're not using a hook you're not fishing. Go for it.
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    You might give your local warden's office a call when you do it.... otherwise they might get called out on YOU.

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    ya, honestly I dont think I'd tempt fate....the troopers story could go something like, well maybe you cracked the fly off and didnt realize it till I showed up.

    Lawns are hard on fly lines, but it does work! Was out teaching a few guys in the snow tonight . getting close, wish I could get out with someone who knew more then I about winter fishing lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyo2AK View Post
    If you're not using a hook you're not fishing. Go for it.
    Yep, I agree.
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    Default first fish of the year!

    Lower your fly into a clean toilet, backstep a safe distance, adjust drag accordingly and have a friend flush. Fish on!

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    cnf, now that IS desperate LOL!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crab_n_fish View Post
    Lower your fly into a clean toilet, backstep a safe distance, adjust drag accordingly and have a friend flush. Fish on!
    That is awesome. I can't believe I haven't tried that yet.

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    Gee guys youve been a big help - Guess I wont run into any cops in the bathroom and you never know, I might actually catch something! Do you think I should use a strike indicator or is that frowned upon by tradtional toilet anglers?

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    Crab... that's pretty funny! Traditionally, with the type of strikes you get in toilet fishing an indicator has been unnecessary.

    Seriously, if you're there with a yarn in some swivel, with no actual flies on you... the fish cops can't say a thing about it. That's like busting someone practicing with a bow outside saying they were hunting moose out of season.
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    Default I just can't get over the idea

    that so many of you expect a fish cop to take a "reasonable" approach to finding someone "fishing" (at a fishing hole), but not using a hook. in some places just carrying a fishing rod (even if it isn't strung up) is considered "fishing" by enforcement personnel and requires a license. I certainly wouldn't try it without the prior permission from a brownshirt.

    Although I spotted a few lunkers in my own toilet, I never tried casting to them. Wonder if a weedless hook would also run snagless through paper?
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    The fish in the potty have already been released. There is no need to further harass them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phish Finder View Post
    The fish in the potty have already been released.
    Freedom ain't what it used to be.
    The two loudest sounds known to man: a gun that goes bang when it is supposed to go click and a gun that goes click when it is supposed to go bang.

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    I wouldn't do it. When we teach casting classes, the patrons must have a fishing liscense even if they are using just yarn and no hook. So, even if you don't have a hook, you are in the act of fishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danattherock View Post
    Freedom ain't what it used to be.
    The circle of life is a beautiful thing.

    Not only do they taste better the first time, they put up more of a fight
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    Boneless Brown Trout - most versatile animal in the world. You can keep that borrowed fly if you happen to catch one with it...

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