I did give him the skinny on the Coquitlam River.m wondering if there are any good rivers around the Coquitlam area,
I don't know what the stream is or is like, but if fineangler has been to the water in question, one way to find out if it is any good is to put a line in the water when you are there.theres a little river that runs off the pitt down on the ****. do you know about that and if its any good?
Spiker, I said in my second post that what you call the "hard way" isn't the only way, but it is a very valuable way. If you aren't willing to do the hard work like I and many others have done, why should we give you all that we have learned. On the other hand If you are not willing to do the hard work, then you will likely not have very rewarding experiences and will not be on the same waters I am likely to be on. I don't mind sharing my knowledge with others in the sport, and I felt that I was giving fineangler some pretty good advice about how to gain fishing knowledge when no-one rushes up to answer "Where can I fish?" Maybe fineangler tries his little stream, has great succes sand comes back on line with some information to share himself. Finally, if fineangler or anyone else had said "I'm a new flyfisher and am looking for someone to go out on the river with and give me some pointers." I am sure that there would be more than one taker. I don't mind going out on the water with anyone who wants to fish. I have been able to learn something from almost everyone I have ever fished with regardless of their level of experience. If I have secret waters, or techniques, I don't mind sharing them with someone who is putting in the same commitment I am, but there are things I don't put on the net, because I don't want everyone out there with a computer to have access to some things.My point was simple that this forum for me has been a very good resource and it seemed that the attitude was get out and read books and learn the hard way which I felt was a bit harsh.
That's precisely what I did. Info isn't only where, when and what to fish. Info is also that which can guide you to become a better fisherman through you own work. I believe I mentioned 3 or 4 ways to gain fishing knowledge including using this forum. If all that is "harsh" then you had better get a life. I have raised 2 boys to manhood and I can assure you that they would have a much different definition of harsh. So everyone stop your whining and lets all just fish. Hope to see you all out there on the flow. Walk twenty minutes past the guys who fish the first spot and never move from it and you'll find mewhats the point of a forum if not to share info?