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Old 03-15-2006, 05:17 PM
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Center Pin’s – The tool of the Devil?

I was out fishing the other day and ran into a few clown’s using these things and I have come to realize that if you put one of them in a guy’s hand it turns him into an instant jerk! If you run into someone with a fly rod, spey rod, spinning rod or even a bait caster you have a 50-50 chance that he will be a jerk. But with a center pin it is a forgone conclusion. If you see a fisher coming with one of them rest assured he ‘will’ cast in front of you. So what is it with these guys that makes them so rude?

Sorry about the rant. I thought it had to be said.

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Old 03-15-2006, 07:07 PM
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Longbelly,
I flyfish here in Ohio tribs and find that not all pinners are like that. I would say that more fly guys encroach than pinners. The guys here(that i see or know) are very considerate. I have actually piocked up a few things from them when indi fishing. I love it when they see me running drifts into my backing darn near as long as they are. I admit, theres always the bad apples out there.

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Old 03-15-2006, 08:57 PM
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Hey Silverbullet!
Not bad for your first post on this Board! We do try to encourage positive debate on issues but we certainly do not need Flaming! Perhaps you can challenge your views and get others' views in a manner that does not inflame a debate but does cause an active discussion!
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Old 03-16-2006, 01:48 AM
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I can't see how silverbullet's post was all that inflammatory. I do know of one fly fisherman that cut me off twice now, and pin fishermen a few times. But overall, I haven't had that much complaint on etiquette from either camp. I fish jigs with a pin a lot and like this method a great deal and make no apologies. I do this mainly because some productive stretches I like are difficult to fish with a fly. I am bothered, however, by some pin fishermen who don't seem content unless they've had double digit days.
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Old 03-16-2006, 09:22 AM
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Someone with a Center-Pin obviously did this gentleman a dirty. And I’m sure most of us have had it happen at one time or another. Regardless of the method of fishing, I think it is better to try and educate them first. Nine times out of ten they are newbies or people who are not familiar with the area and don’t know any better. If this fails I tie on a piece of 21lb tippet, the biggest fly I have and jerk the bobber off the end of their line. They hate that.

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Old 03-16-2006, 10:48 AM
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Please enlighten me.
What the heck is a centerpin?
Second question -
Can I use it to catch Tuna?
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:08 PM
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Please enlighten me.
What the heck is a centerpin?
Second question -
Can I use it to catch Tuna?

Probably not, but the guys using them would make for some good chum.....
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Old 03-16-2006, 04:19 PM
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Jim,

A Center-pin is a type of reel that looks similar to a large arbor fly reel with no drag (exposed rim for palming) and extremely smooth bearings. It is usually loaded with very light mono and used in conjunction with a noodle rod to bait fish for steelhead with a bobber.

It is actually an extremely affective way to catch fish, but many would question the ethical considerations in its use.
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Probably not, but the guys using them would make for some good chum.....


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Can I get some help here...I sure didnt mean to come out here and offend anyone.
I was just trying to get across that not all of one type of person will reflect the action you may see from another. I will agree too, education is priceless.

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Can I get some help here...I sure didnt mean to come out here and offend anyone.
Jeff
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I agree with you: there is usually no inherent moral stature achieved from
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:24 PM
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Please enlighten me.
What the heck is a centerpin?
Second question -
Can I use it to catch Tuna?
If you do a google.com and search under "center pin reel" you'll get an education on the subject
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Bullet, I think FC miss took you for long belly who needs to crawl back under his troll bridge. Check his number of posts 1 nuf said
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Around the world, across mankind it's fair to say that the average fly fisher does make a conscious effort to be courteous to their fellow anglers. I'd venture more so than the average across other angler types, with exceptions in every direction of course.

For instance:

- Rotation through a pool
- Distance from the next angler
- Wading across other's water

Therefore it seems only natural to me that on a 100% flyfishing website as this an occasional editorial may appear with some ire about those who feel 100 yards is theirs to cover from one rock, especially when they do not move from that rock.

I think thats to be expected on a flyfishing website. However nothing could be more true than the point made about exceptions in every angling style. I have seen flyfishers whom I would not wish to be associated with and some of my greatest angling mentors are non-flyfishers. If it doesn't hurt the fish and it's legal then it's good fishing. We're never going to see eye to eye completely across the whole spectrum.

As far as hurting the fish... I wish we'd outlaw bait fishing without circle hooks.
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Ethical Considerations?

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It is actually an extremely affective way to catch fish, but many would question the ethical considerations in its use.
What exactly are the "ethical concerns" of using a centerpin reel?
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Old 03-17-2006, 05:41 PM
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Ethical as in "to each his own".

Let's all agree to disagree, but keep in mind that these kinds of things may come up in a flyfishing site just as they might get on the fly guys on hardcore gear sites.

This will always be a hardcore fly site.
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