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Old 08-02-2010, 01:06 PM
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Is This Cheating?

I was fishing Cheasapeake Bay last week. Hotter than you know what. We were fishing at night and we were having no luck with anything artificial.
I put on a lead head jig, put some crab on, I was using my 10 wgt with sinking line. Wham! It was on. We caught 10 using the same method. Biggest was 22 pounds.
My question, I felt like I was cheating, by not using a artificial.
What are your thoughts?
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Old 08-02-2010, 04:09 PM
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Sounds like fun, but definitely cheating in my book!
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:04 PM
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Do you really have to ask?
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Our tradition is that of the first man who sneaked off to the creek when the tribe did not really need fish. Haig-Brown
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:24 PM
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Only if you think it is. Who really cares? Your goal was to catch a fish and you used a method that worked. That's the bottom line you caught fish. FishHawk
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Old 08-02-2010, 06:46 PM
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We choose to fish with flies because it is the most challenging way to pursue our quarry and therefore the most gratifying, if the thrill remains the same to catch your fish on bait, then I guess that's okay but it just ain't the same.
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Old 08-02-2010, 07:06 PM
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I'd much rather hear you caught one on a crab and released it, than you caught one on a special creation and ate it. I see no problem with your method.
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Old 08-02-2010, 09:04 PM
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I don't even own a spinning rod or bait casting rig. Only fishing I do is with a Fly Rod. Last time I will use live bait. I like the hunt and the chase.
Only kept the 22 pound one. All the rest went back in the water.
At night when they aren't on the surface what is the fly most of you use?
I had no idea what to put on. Tried surface plugs, Deceivers, and Clousers with no luck.


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Old 08-02-2010, 09:54 PM
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How about a crab fly?
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How about a crab fly?
Who invited this wise guy?
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:10 PM
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If you're fishing from a boat...you're cheating.

If you're asking...you're cheating.

I would of considered it experimenting/intelligence gathering
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:29 PM
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Oh God! are we still opining on this? If you want to do it's no big deal to me > I don"t do it but I do know that the history of casting did include bait using a fly rod...before casting rods were invented..... also the early English used a rat tail to imitate a sand eel..... and we do use natural material.... fine line and I agree with FishHawk. If you ask that question expect purist to put you down....but if you enjoy that fishing or any fishing who cares what anybody thinks. I hope I don't hear purist chumming to get fish in range to cast a fly...which is a fact. Also, I saw Juro at the care wash over the weekend and he was cleaning out his car... and I observed....on the ground.... near his door a sluggo....yes...I was excited as Juro explained that a father and son were just in his spot a few moments before. naturally I backed off but said I might post it...he laughted and figure I would forget about it.
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Old 08-03-2010, 12:38 PM
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:19 PM
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near his door a sluggo....yes...I was excited as Juro explained that a father and son were just in his
Was it pink?
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:42 PM
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HAHAHHAHAHAHA

Now John's ruse has been exposed! Pink just isn't my color (unless it's being modeled by the fairer sex).
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:43 PM
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dynamite would be cheating I think you're ok.
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