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QuebecSporting 07-29-2004 05:53 AM

The Thrill???!!
I am curious...what excites you the most while fishing!!

When "salmo" takes the fly?
The fight he gave you?
The jumps?
The size he was??
Seeing him take a dry fly??
Or the feeling when you let him go ??
Photo: York River (June 2004)

Fishing is not over yet!!! 2 more months!!!

Ann :smokin:

Cascade 07-29-2004 06:17 AM

The Buzz !
For me, the greatest moment is when I drop the loop, let him eat it, and feeling him come onto the reel. Now the sport begins....the runs, the jumps, one-on-one, just a line between us !
However, might I say that my first love outside the options provided, is the company, the craic, and the whole experience. A fish, is just more cream on the cake !

Charlie 07-29-2004 07:54 AM

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I'm with Peter for the most part. A few good jumps never hurt either.


Jere Eshelman 07-29-2004 07:57 AM

Ann, Having fished for atlantics for the first time this year, and finding a taker early in the week, I found that the anticipation of the next take was the driving force. Knowing that the next one may be bigger and more exciting than the last.
I'll be back!

QuebecSporting 07-29-2004 09:53 AM

Hmmmmmm??? :mad:

We use fly rods down here in Gaspé :tsk_tsk:

Nice Catch!!


Willie Gunn 07-29-2004 04:18 PM

The take......the moment you know you have fooled/annoyed /whatever the fish. The fight is an anticlimax if they fall off so be it they were going back anyway.

Adrian 07-29-2004 05:03 PM

I remember reading somewhere about how the wealthy salmon anglers of old having successfully hooked a salmon would then pass the rod to their ghillie to deal with the 'bothersome task' of landing the fish.

There's nothing quite like the moment when Salmo Salar says "yes" :smokin:

R.B. Craddock 07-30-2004 04:55 PM

If I'm lucky enough...
to be casting to a "made" fish from an elevated vantage, it's quite a thrill when a well-swung double is chased down and chomped like a Krispy plain sight.

GPearson 08-03-2004 10:15 AM

The tug...IS the drug.

Smolt 08-04-2004 08:58 AM

Its all good!!

sayow 08-06-2004 05:58 AM

A great thrill for me is moving a fish, or seeing another angler hook a fish on a fly tied by me. However, releasing a large fish, and feeling the strength come back into their body is very powerful to the point of being almost overwhelming. There is as much or more whooping and hollering when a fish is released healthy as when it is first hooked. Always cause for a toast to the "River Gods". We never net, we always tail whether we are retaining or releasing the fish. This is something that we believe promotes viability of the fish when released. Minimal handling is the key. Play them hard, release them quickly.

Jacob 08-10-2004 01:07 PM

The take and fight is all, the size of the fish, yes, the bigger the better, you always is hunting a bigger fish, BUTT - all fish counts, and im happy for a small salmon to! Werry happy!

QuebecSporting 03-21-2005 05:58 PM

Hi guys,
Having cabin fever again today, I decided to go fish online for comfort. :confused:

My reply on this one is.....

Where I get really nervous is when I feel the fish in going to come out "sky high"
I feel him preparing for the jump....and out he comes!!!
Goodness!!!! He's still on!!!! :chuckle:

Ah!! I feel better already!!! And fishing is coming soon!!!

Happy Spring!!


rankinstein 03-21-2005 08:58 PM

My favourite moment is being above the fish on the bank.You have on a big fluffy Royal Wulff you can see the fish in the clear water and you just know that he is going to smash that fly for all he is worth.You see him start to fidget he comes up from the bottom like a rocket mouth open then he just crushes that fly when he has it you wait until it's time to pull.You don't want to pull too soon (trout fisherman) when you finally pull and feel that first big tug that drives me wild.Especially a really good raise where the water flies the more vicious the raise the better. :devil: :devil:

Isgrigg 03-22-2005 07:07 AM

The take is the reason I do this ... the fight is fun, I love to see them jump, to hold them, release them ... and of course bigger is better ... but the take is what gets my heart pumping. To see the flash ... then the splash ... the line strighten ... Life is good ... very good!

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