Re: bonefish weight/length
Posted by Dan Blanton on 2013-03-14 12:13:55
in reply to Re: bonefish weight/length posted by Mel Jones, on 2013-03-13 22:07:43
Fly fishers tend to get a little "preachy" once in awhile and offer exactly the opposite of what you want to know. I tend to steer away from the sanctimonious. I don't think there is a thing wrong with wanting a photo of a special catch. Likewise, if I wanted to tape or weigh a particular fish I would; and I wouldn't ask anyone's permission to do so. I'd exercises caution, revive the first before starting photos or weighing. If you carried a fine mesh laundry bag with you (they stuff down to nothing), you could place a fish in the bag (soaked bag) and then attach a scale to the bag and weigh the fish.
Fish are tougher than we give them credit for so I wouldn't fret about it.
I never once thought you were obsessing over wanting to clarify the weight of a nice bone should you catch one. It's a personal goal and no one should try to make you feel weird or immoral because of it. Like I said, I weigh fish all the time. I have a great digital scale that can be used with a net, bag or something similar so I don't have to "hang" a fish.
Marking your rod is a good method. Go for it and have fun.
I'm heading for Pyramid Lake this Sunday for a week and I'm taking my digital scale and a laundry bag. If I get a Moe, I'm going to weight it.
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