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Old 04-07-2004, 09:17 PM
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Update: I've decided the best way to do this is to draw two names from the list of those with correct answers. I will be waterboy for these two on the Monomoy Flats for a day, lunch is on me and I might influence a spot or two to stand around at based on the tides. You also get to use any fly in my box, if you even wanted to.

Please keep in mind these posts are supposed to be just for fun and my views might be a touch opinionated in the answers to these questions, but I assure you they have been thought through. If you feel I have reached the conclusions in error, please bring up your opposing views so that we might compare, contrast for the benefit of all. Afterall, that is the intent here.


OK - Simple question:

Of all the factors for success on the flats, what is the first one on the list (most important)?
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Old 04-07-2004, 09:22 PM
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keep your line in the water more than not:hehe:
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Old 04-07-2004, 09:50 PM
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I'm gonna go on a limb and go with.....presentation????
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Old 04-07-2004, 10:02 PM
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Old 04-07-2004, 11:08 PM
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Old 04-08-2004, 12:28 AM
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Being there (time on the water, experience, etc)
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Old 04-08-2004, 05:24 AM
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Hey Juro, can you flesh out that question a bit for us?
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Old 04-08-2004, 05:31 AM
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That one's easy but dave17 beat us to it. You gotta be there.
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Old 04-08-2004, 06:29 AM
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Stop and observer your surrondings. Know your tides.
But seeing as John says is most important.
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Old 04-08-2004, 07:13 AM
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What stage of the tide it is when you decide to fish.
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Old 04-08-2004, 07:14 AM
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Tidal stages, and knowing how to fish them as they change.

Edit: Sageboy, looks like you and I had the same answer at almost the same time!
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Old 04-08-2004, 07:17 AM
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Juro,

You said "Successful" correct? Wouldn't it be important for the fish to be there too?:hehe:

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Old 04-08-2004, 07:22 AM
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Being basic, and probably giving a stupid answer.......the flats have to have a suffient amount of water over them to be able to fish.
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Old 04-08-2004, 07:39 AM
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There has to be fish, but I'm assuming that's a given. If I want to enjoy my time on the flats then that means SIGHT fishing, which means my most important factor is good light. A cobalt blue sky, and a 1:00 p.m. low tide would make me very happy.
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Old 04-08-2004, 08:32 AM
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You need some water on the flat, although that could be at any stage of the tide depending on location.

Sun is essential too...no sight, no sight fishing!
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