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Once again this matter has raised it's ugly head with what happened lately in a posted thread. Acting as moderator in the middle of this matter I noticed that all involved actually preach the same sermon and try to help others with their own experience but the translation of the message is taken different in many ways. One thing that happens is a forceful or aggressive response in a thread is taken in a negative manner then others jump in and a verbal brawl breaks out with the true message being lost in the fracas. This has been going on forever and has caused bad blood among fellow anglers here that enjoy the same activities and beliefs. Right now we on ColoradoFisherman have a lot of new members coming in looking to start fly fishing asking for info on how to start, what is needed to get going and areas where they might go to be able to get started and I feel to keep our sport going in the right direction the education starts here with us! We can't stop the influx of people coming into our state and we all know our waters are small, getting crowded and in some areas getting trashed out. The question is how do we combat the problems, how do we get the education across how to conserve what we have here to protect for the future? This is your open forum to discuss this matter especially for the older members, more experienced members, since they are the most respected and educated in their circles. Please, let's keep it civil but in a manner to get your point across.
"Educate don't Discriminate!"
I will say that these problems towards lack of education and tolerance happens even more outside of fly fishing also, probably even more and the same will be brought up on that side.

THX for any help in this thread and....WHAT SAY YOU!!! :thumb:
 

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LOL! I did think of that but want to see if that can be worked out through this thread. And yes you are getting better!!! :tongue: :biggrin1:
 

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Very well said Doug but books like yours only cover a small part of the education process anymore IMHO. With the advent of the internet people don't buy and read books like in the past, people by pass that stage and go straight to google, forums and blogs. They also just head down to a shop to buy a rod/reel setup with gear, may take a few casting lessons at the shop but these shops aren't teaching them any conservation since they are in it to just make their dollar selling gear! To many short cuts anymore to just get out on the waters without the one on one experienced learning of the respect for fellow anglers and the conservation of the land and waters we all use. Today we have groups on facebook that IMO don't care about teaching, just post your brag pics and wait for the accolades and back slaps. We have the blogs that are one sided on opinions with just personal experience and trips that have no interaction with the public. Then we have the forums that are all different with their own agenda, some nothing but a big dick swingin club, some that give away the whole farm but don't tell you how to conserve and preserve what we have to make it last, then you have us here. We have a little bit for everybody, a one stop shop for everything with a lot of members that are willing to help anyway they can. Yes one must have thick skin to be here at times but if you use the info given here the right way there is so much you could learn. A lot of the info here is in code sort of speak, other info is given straight up but like I said earlier a lot of the info is the same between members but the translation is lost between members and taken different which starts the verbal brawls. How can we get the message across in a neutral universal way to educate conservation without the seekers losing interest, thinking "what a bunch of frickin whackjobs" and going off on their own only to disrespect what he/she was asking to learn here? What are some good info points to add to these teaching posts? Some great points to make would be to teach the proper C&R, proper way to take pics and how to display those pics in a report, learn the species of fish in the waters and regs on those fish! Again, what say you? :thumb:

Carry on!
 
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