Re: On Netting Butterflies; and Dorado !
Posted by Dan Blanton on 2011-08-02 22:23:08
in reply to Re: On Netting Butterflies; and Dorado ! posted by Carl Blackledge on 2011-08-02 20:39:42
All you guys (and gals) who "don't and won't" really make me laugh - or is it cringe... Give me a break! A good net and a guide that has learned how to use it will cut the landing time down by 5 minutes or more. Many of us have had our guides in Loreto using nets for many years now and I would never go back to gaffing or trying to tail one. It's a bloody waste of time and keeps you out of the water too long, missing opportunity.
Sure George, you have to teach the guide how to use it. My guide (would have been 19 years with him this year had he been able to guide me), didn't know one end of a net from the other and didn't want to use it the first time I handed him one. I insisted and showed him the proper way to use it. Well, in about 5 or 6 fish after the lesson, he got it and loved it. He would never want to go back.
So what's with all the "this is the only way to do it" Carl? There is always more than one right way to do things and a good, big net and a guide that knows how to use it will increase your score a huge amount by not wasting time trying to tail a fish you intend on releasing.
Only problem this year for me, was that someone pulled a switch on my net (we leave them at the hotel with Daniel) and I got a piece of crap net when I showed up. It fell apart twice; that, and my guide didn't really know how to use it. When I netted his fish for him (the right way) he couldn't believe how fast I had the damned thing landed and secured. Unfortunately the fishing wasn't good enough to have him practice more.
Dan, who loves a net for dorado and everything else but billies - except I don't net butterflies...