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What are you "Stillwater or Flowing Water tier"

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Poll: Stillwater or Flowing water

Lakes or Rivers

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#1 Wellman


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Posted 19 November 2009 - 12:15 AM

I'm a stillwater guy what about you?

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 05:00 AM

Mixture of both. Primarily warmwater species and tidal. Rarely get to fish coldwater.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 07:37 AM

I love moving water -- but the question should be answerd I tie for fish-streams, rivers,pond, lake,or salt it boils down to hooking fish

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:55 AM

well- both of course!
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:27 AM

Most definitely both... but I have a slight preference for moving water.

High lakes and coastal streams are my favorites. Part of the reason I live in Oregon.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 01:02 PM

I tie mostly for stillwaters...but my true love is flowing rivers....
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#7 ChuckingFluff


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Posted 19 November 2009 - 05:27 PM

Both. I like to fish were there biting.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 08:56 PM

I love smallies in current! But I love smallies in lakes too. if smallies swam in the fountain in the mall id fish for them there to.
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 09:36 PM

I like tying for both.
But I really like drifting dries down a meandering creek in the mountains.
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Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:04 PM

I like both as well.....but moving water warm water is my preference...can't keep me away from those smallies....
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#11 redietz


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Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:45 PM

I strongly prefer moving water. To me, that's where fly fishing really come into it's own. I'll fish stillwater if it's a choice between that and not fishing at all, but given that the species I prefer to fish for (trout and smallmouth) don't tend to live in stillwater in this area, I'd much rather be in stream.


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Posted 19 November 2009 - 10:49 PM

Both for me but I prefer fishing riffles and runs.

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Posted 19 November 2009 - 11:32 PM

QUOTE (maddog48 @ Nov 19 2009, 10:49 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Both for me but I prefer fishing riffles and runs.


I fish both creek rivers lakes and streams
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Posted 20 November 2009 - 12:00 AM

Very interesting I thought that there would been more stillwater guys like myself. When I usually go river fishing its very challenging with the over hanging trees. I do enjoy river fishing but hardly get a chance. Stillwater is still my favorite but looking at this picture is making me grind my teeth and wanna hit the river.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 03:26 PM

Both for me, saltwater could constitute as both. There are some tailwaters and ponds I fish in freash water though. Mostly bass. Could catch the big 5 on any given day though in the hill country.
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