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  • No More Felt in SE 2011

    Passed this BOF session Probably a good thing, but a heads up to everyone
    I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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    I don't even know what that means. Care to elaborate?

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    • #3
      What are they going to cover their pool tables with?? :confused:
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      • #4
        Felt

        A news release from ADF&G dated feb 27 2009 states that as of Jan 1 2011 no more felt soled boots will be allowed in south east fresh waters. They go on to say that although not documented that travelling anglers have been transmitting diseases via felt sole wading boots. Never the less they will be banned.:confused:

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        • #5
          I'm lost!

          Ok I am lost here too. Is there going to be a textile police now?

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          • #6
            Velcro

            Velcro will be affiixed to the rocks on the shoreline to prevent the carriers from entering the streams. Who can afford policeing now a days?

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            • #7
              Why

              Why not ban felt soled boots on non-residents only?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Daveinthebush View Post
                Why not ban felt soled boots on non-residents only?
                I think it would be more effective to ban them on charter boats.
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                • #9
                  If i wear boots here in MN and then go to AK and they have felt soles i can carry organisms with me. If I have non felt boots they will most likely dry and thus kill the oranisms. As for residents not being covered by the ban its simple. You already have all the indiginous organisms up there. We have VHS going on down here and thats some really bad stuff. Its not native to us here. We have a BIG problem with invasives. Zebra mussles and all kinds of bad ****. Much of it cam from ships ballast tanks being emptied in the great lakes and it spreads from there, Fish kills can be huge from it.
                  Last edited by Brian M; 03-05-2009, 20:52.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Salt Chukar View Post
                    A news release from ADF&G dated feb 27 2009 states that as of Jan 1 2011 no more felt soled boots will be allowed in south east fresh waters. They go on to say that although not documented that travelling anglers have been transmitting diseases via felt sole wading boots. Never the less they will be banned.:confused:
                    Oh, ok...the "soles" part was a fairly important bit of info missing. I was wondering who fished with felt and how....

                    It does kind of make sense, though.

                    I can't wait to see them enforce this :rolleyes:

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                    • #11
                      Felt

                      The whole reason for this is to prevent Whirling Disease. http://http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myxobolus_cerebralis
                      It's pretty nasty. If you go out to some east coast streams they have buckets of a bleach and water mixture to dunk your boots in when leaving the streams.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Daveinthebush View Post
                        Why not ban felt soled boots on non-residents only?
                        Thats typical for this forum

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                        • #13
                          Why?

                          Originally posted by steelheader View Post
                          Thats typical for this forum
                          Why do you say that is typical? If a local person only fishes that area, what is he going to contaminate or bring in? Confused!

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                          • #14
                            don't Alaska residents ever leave to fish other states ?

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                            • #15
                              Dave, whirling disease and dydimo has been documented in Alaska, it is thought that most places it is too cold to affect the trout, however southeast is much warmer than most of Alaska and whirling disease has a worse effect on cutthroats, so a resident could spread it around pretty easy, which is not a good thing, also residents do fish out of state on occasion.
                              I choose to fly fish, not because its easy, but because its hard.

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