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    Re: Flossing now illegal?

    Maybe We should use beach better than hooks??????????????????

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    Re: Flossing now illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by salmonid View Post
    Well that's not quite accurate, NCD. Even combat salmon hatchery holes are banning flossing in PNW.
    Wasnt referring to flossing - discussion was about rivers that have become float fishing only.
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    Re: Flossing now illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nor_Cal_Drifter View Post
    Just for perspective...those "float fishing only" regs are on rivers that are wild Steelhead streams inthe Pacific Northwest - i.e. not hatchery supported. Like QAR said above, systems like the Sac, FR and AR are hatchery supported and designed for put and take. Very different scenario.
    Well that's not quite accurate, NCD. Even combat salmon hatchery holes are banning flossing in PNW.
    Here they come!

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    Re: Flossing now illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nor_Cal_Drifter View Post
    I get where you're coming from, and agree that drift fishing can lead to accidentally flossed fish (so can float fishing, swinging flies, throwing spinners) but would argue that its not very common - certainly not common enough to say anyone who has drift fished has done it. I realize I'm splitting hairs here and you're probably wondering why I'm bothering to write this response, but there are people out there that confuse drift fishing with flossing and it fires me up because they are two very different methods. I know this wasn't your intent IC so none of this is directed at you.
    I totally understand and i agree, perhaps making a blanket statement like i did isn't truly correct. I, like you, know the difference between the two, i primarily drift fish here on the coast since it produces though lots of people like to suggest im flossing/snagging. I guess i should have expounded more on what i had said, i would say that anyone who has drift fishes has flossed a fish whether intentionally or not but the chance is extremely minimal. I will say i have "flossed" alot of fish on accident on the Mad drifting roe or corkies and yarn.

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    Re: Flossing now illegal?

    Fish long enough and you'll snag some regardless of method. I've snagged surgeon while trolling for stripers, a catfish with a kwikfish, and more salmon than I'd like to admit any number of ways.

    Fished beads for steelhead for a while and snagged spawning salmon without realizing why. Was embarrassed when it was explained to me by an old guy trying to teach a kid, rather than cussing at him. Never knew his name, but think of him often.

    I now understand what I'm doing and why (or at least think I do). I think most others do to.

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    Re: Flossing now illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by IronClad View Post
    I can say 100% with out a doubt that if you drift fish, you've flossed a fish at some point.
    I get where you're coming from, and agree that drift fishing can lead to accidentally flossed fish (so can float fishing, swinging flies, throwing spinners) but would argue that its not very common - certainly not common enough to say anyone who has drift fished has done it. I realize I'm splitting hairs here and you're probably wondering why I'm bothering to write this response, but there are people out there that confuse drift fishing with flossing and it fires me up because they are two very different methods. I know this wasn't your intent IC so none of this is directed at you.
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    Re: Flossing now illegal?

    I appreciate all the replies. I'm convinced there's no regulation, and have sent the website a couple emails asking for substantiation of the story. Whether or not you agree with the use of long leaders, we should all agree that it doesn't do anyone any good if there's false or misinformed reporting. I'll report back if I get a response. In the meantime, apparently the author works at Sportsman's Warehouse in Redding. If anyone is in the area and wants to talk with the author in person, please report back.

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    Re: Flossing now illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Owlman2 View Post
    I just want to say...

    I don't use long leaders or anything....but this thread definitely has me wondering if some or all the steelhead I thought I had legitimately caught were in fact "flossed"?

    No way to know...that's for sure.
    I can say 100% with out a doubt that if you drift fish, you've flossed a fish at some point.

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    Re: Flossing now illegal?

    I just want to say...

    I don't use long leaders or anything....but this thread definitely has me wondering if some or all the steelhead I thought I had legitimately caught were in fact "flossed"?

    No way to know...that's for sure.

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    Re: Flossing now illegal?

    Quote Originally Posted by redneckpunk View Post
    I'm writing this reply as I sit in the parking lot at the DFW regional headquarters off Hazel Ave at Nimbus Dam. I just spoke with them inside and confirmed that there is zero truth or credibility to this story. The fisheries biologist supervisor said he has seen the article and doesn't know where the author got his information. There has been no regulation change dictating a maximum leader length on salmon in the rivers.
    LOL,more FAKE NEWS !!!!!!!!

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