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Friday, January 23nd, 2015

Ok how do you handle it, be it stress, happiness, fish or stolen rods, reels loves, how do you handle socks, or orgasms, funny those two are so close together!.

As stated on the board Ray's big thing. is something that has bothered me for a long time, how we handle the thing that we stand in water wiggling the long rod for , and what we do with it when have managed to fool that Pea sized brain.

I'll put the references at the bottom before my little funny tale of the "son of a Bitch Fish" and understand that what I have given as references is not exhaustive or complete in any fashion.

For all the conspiracy type people out there it is funny that more Biologists have not jumped on board with this line of thinking , could it be that they know that if these handling practices become the norm they will not be able to handle fish in such draconian ways anymore to conduct their Frankenstein experiments . Look up Frankenstein fish that will scare the crap out of you , muscles on muscles !! .

Here's the first link that I read on the subject that proved my theory Tufts , and as an aside, start looking into crushing injuries to fish, and before anyone says holier than thou, Yes I have been very guilty of all this, I am mending my ways and if you have an hour would like to hear the word of our savoir Lee Wulff?

This is a great piece of info - lots of pictures being put up here every day.... Only one problem with a lot them... Wild steelhead being held out of the water.....It is illegal in Washington state.... Here's why- Dr. Bruce Tufts is a professor of biology at Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He has studied the physiological effects of catch and release fishing since the late 1980's. The findings from his research have helped shape catch and release regulations throughout North America. .

According to Tufts, factors such as time out of water and length of fight combine to determine a released fish's chance of survival. In his study, "Physiological Effect of Brief Air Exposure in Exhaustively Exercised Rainbow Trout: Implications for "Catch and Release" Fisheries", Tufts studied the effect of time out of water periods of zero, 30 and 60 seconds for rainbow trout after exhaustive exercise. In 57-degree water, after 12 hours of recovery time, the control group-- fish that were held in captivity but not exercised--experienced no mortality. The group not exposed to air immediately after exercise experienced 12% mortality. The group exposed to air for 30 seconds after exercise experienced 38% mortality, and the group exposed to air for 60 seconds after exercise experience 72% mortality. 7 out of 10 trout died after 12 hours when exposed to air for 60 seconds. .

Tufts concluded, "…the brief period of air exposure which occurs in many "catch and release" fisheries is a significant additional stress which may ultimately influence whether a released fish survives". According to Tufts' study, any exposure to air significantly decreases a salmon, trout, or steelhead's chance for survival. .

Keep them in the water. .

I will be happy to discuss this on the board, and no of course this is not a complete theist , it does not cover warm water and salt water fish as they are imaginary anyway! But lets find the science on them and work to ensure that we fishers and Fly fisher in particular are not just one more kick in the teeth, any more then we have to be to continue fly fishing for many generations to come.. I would hate for the day to come that my son and grand kids, can only read my rambling written crap to go fly fishing!

on Brook trout.



The parish priest went on a fishing trip.

On the last day of his trip he hooked a monster fish and proceeded to reel it in.

The guide, holding a net, yelled, "Look at the size of that Son of a Bitch!"

"Son, I'm a priest. Your language is uncalled for!"

"No, Father, that's what kind of fish it is - a Son of a Bitch fish!"

"Really? Well then, help me land this Son of a Bitch!"

Once in the boat, they marveled at the size of the monster.

"Father, that's the biggest Son of a Bitch I've ever seen."

"Yes, it is a big Son of a Bitch. What should I do with it?"

"Why, eat it! Of course You've never tasted anything as good as Son of a Bitch!" Elated, the priest headed home to the rectory.

While unloading his gear and his prize catch, Sister Mary inquired about his trip. "Take a look at this big Son of a Bitch I caught!"

Sister Mary gasped and clutched her rosary, "Father!"

"It's OK, Sister. That's what kind of fish it is, a Son of a Bitch fish!"

"Oh, well then, what are you going to do with that big Son of a Bitch?" Sister Mary informed the priest that the new Bishop was scheduled to visit in a few days and that they should fix the Son of a Bitch for his dinner.

"I'll even clean the Son of a Bitch," she said.

As she was cleaning the huge fish, the Friar walked in. "What are you doing Sister?"

"Father wants me to clean this big Son of a Bitch for the new Bishop's Dinner."

"Sister! I'll clean it if you're so upset! Please watch your language!"

"No, no, no, it's called a Son of a Bitch Fish."

"Really? Well in that case, I'll fix up a great meal to go with it, and that Son of a Bitch can be the main course!"

"Let me know when you've finished cleaning that Son of a Bitch."

On the night of the new Bishop's visit, everything was perfect. The Friar had prepared an excellent meal.

The wine was fine, and the fish was excellent.

The new Bishop said, "This is great fish, where did you get it?"

"I caught that Son of a Bitch!" proclaimed the proud priest.

"And I cleaned the Son of a Bitch!" exclaimed the Sister.

The Friar added, "And I prepared the Son of a Bitch using a special recipe!"

The new Bishop looked around at each of them.

A big smile crept across his face as he said,

"You Fuckers are my kind of people!"

Pic of Day

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