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    Default First white fish on the fly

    Caught this guy this last weekend. First white fish on the fly...interesting
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    I saw a fellow forum member pull one of those out of Goose Creek a couple weeks ago, on a bead too... It was a first for both of us as well.

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    Cool Raptor! When I was trying to master the bead technique this summer my 1st fish ever on a bead was a fat white fish. It hardly fought at all, just a couple tugs then dead weight

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    Haha cool. 2/4 people on our boat got one last weekend on beads. I've never got one on a fly though, kinda cool IMO


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    Quote Originally Posted by fullbush View Post
    Cool Raptor! When I was trying to master the bead technique this summer my 1st fish ever on a bead was a fat white fish. It hardly fought at all, just a couple tugs then dead weight

    The one I got gave a nice little fight. It was up your way too
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    Rocky Mountain bonefish otherwise known as "pointers." I tend to get a couple a year on beads. Tend to be caught on nymphs in slower water in the Rocky Mountain areas. They get a lot bigger here though and pull a little bit more.

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    those aren't Mountain Whitefish (seriously)... And thats not a fly

    I caught one this year too... On a beach seine fly
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    Yep, not a fly at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cube01 View Post
    I saw a fellow forum member pull one of those out of Goose Creek a couple weeks ago, on a bead too... It was a first for both of us as well.
    I thought it was a nice little greyling...

    Its what I got out of a good hole after cube pulled all the good fish out!
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    [QUOTE=muzzyman87;805588]I thought it was a nice little greyling...QUOTE]

    That's what I thought too when I saw him in the water. Actually the thought process went...."Sweet, nice trout. Nope, that looks like a grayling, but I didn't think there were any this far up on this river? Wait...what the "f" is that? Oh sweet! A white fish!"
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    The only time ive caught any whites was at tangle and at my cabin in skwetna. Rare catches compared to most other trout.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cut throatAK View Post
    Yep, not a fly at all.
    Whatever man, it was on a fly rod so I concider it "on the fly"....you purists kill me
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    Sweet Fish! I actually caught one for the first time this year also. Thought for sure it was a grayling, then I didn't see the fin. Caught it on a stonefly I had leftover from Steelhead fishing, weird!

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    forgot this little guy... not sure how this happened
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    Humpback whitefish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor_1 View Post
    Whatever man, it was on a fly rod so I concider it "on the fly"....you purists kill me
    Don't let 'em fool you - Most of these 'purists' never hesitate to tie on a bead when it'll catch fish. Just don't call it a fly - that's like calling a magazine a clip, a truck a car, or a wood frog a bullfrog.
    I consider myself to be one of the snobbiest (what I lack in skill I try and make up for with an angling superiority complex), but when the salmon start dropping eggs I take my bead box and fly rod, and I go fly fishing! (Because any other type of fishing would upset my fragile purist sensibilities ;-)

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    Whatever, bead fishing is without a doubt fly fishing. And I consider beads a fly. You match the hatch, cast into the good holes, and make a good presentation in order to land a fish. How is it any different??
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    Technically a bead is considered a attractor, esp since it is typically pegged above a hook.. If you want, just maked a few wraps of thread on your hook and then is it legally fly fishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AkCrimson View Post
    Whatever, bead fishing is without a doubt fly fishing. And I consider beads a fly. You match the hatch, cast into the good holes, and make a good presentation in order to land a fish. How is it any different??
    Exactly. Snobby purists are just rediculous. I have a fly rod in my hand, it's fly fishing. I love fly fishing, but everytime I run into a purist on the stream I want to throw my fly rod in the water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor_1 View Post
    I love fly fishing, but everytime I run into a purist on the stream I want to throw my fly rod in the water.
    That, my friend, is blasphemy...

    You and I must have very different views on what qualifies someone as a purist... I think the type of person you are referring to is jack***, or maybe even *****hole.

    Like I said - I consider myself to be a purist, and when I go bead fishing I am still fly fishing! I just don't have a 'fly' on the end of my line (just like I'm not driving my car on the freeway - I'm driving my truck on the highway.)

    I'm also one of the first guys to strike up a conversation with someone I come across on the water - I am eager to share what I am using, learn what they have been doing, and see what is working... I would never belittle someone on the water.

    Now... Where is that 'trolling' emoticon I'm looking for :-P

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