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By agreeing to these rules, you warrant that you will not post any messages that are obscene, vulgar, sexually-oriented, hateful, threatening. No bashing other members, clubs, private shops, or guides. Fly fishing is a wonderfully diverse sport: we all develop personal approaches that work for us. All we ask is that members bear this in mind and are respectful of the views of others.
3 STRIKES AND YOU ARE OUT. We are going to try and enforce a 3 strikes rule. It is simple, stick with the guidelines.
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Flyaddict is committed to catch & release and careful fish handling practices. Please: no pictures of dead fish.
FLYADDICT LOCATION POSTING POLICY
Flyaddict.com encourages our members to post fishing reports. We want to know if the fishing was stupid good or if stunk out loud. We want to know what you were taking them on, what the water temp and level was, how you presented your flies, when you fished, what the tides were — information that other anglers may learn from. And of course, we enjoy photos.
What we don’t want posted is detailed location information. This includes, but is not limited to:
Small stream names. Many small streams and WTMAs cannot withstand increased angling pressure, or worse, poaching. We don’t need to know that you were fishing at Macedonia Brook Class 1 WTMA. Just leave it at “Fished a Class 1 today,” or “Fished a small stream.”
Specific spots on rivers. You may have landed 20 trout at Spare Tire on the Farmington, but the world doesn’t need to know the exact location. “Took 20 trout on Trico spinners in the upper TMA” is all that needs to be said. Remember, your honey hole may be someone else’s, too.
Specific lake and pond names. Had a bang-up day on Dog Pond? Congratulations! All we need to know in your report is that the bass were pounding your streamers in a pond in Litchfield County.
Specific salt locations. Many popular saltwater spots are seeing increased angling pressure, and as a result, increased traffic. Many of these spots also have limited access. “Tidal river,” “salt pond outflow,” “estuary,” “breachway in SoCo,” “outer beach on the Cape” — that’s about as specific as you need to get.
This extends not only to verbal descriptions but also to photographs. There are many easily recognizable landmarks on our waters (the lighthouse foundation at Short Beach; the Wittemore abutments, just to name two) that can give away exactly where you were fishing, and have the same undesired result of drawing crowds. Please do not post photographs that act as a visual GPS.
Naturally, you can get as detailed as you like with any member via the PM function. That's what it's there for.
Our goal is ultimately to improve the fishing experience for those who enjoy this wonderful sport. We also want to put the emphasis on helping people learn how to fish, not sending them to specific spots. Once someone reaches a certain knowledge and skill level, they’ll be able to recognize and find an unlimited number of locations and the most favorable conditions to fish them. The specifics of where you were turns people into report chasers, not better fly anglers, and creates a host of other potential problems, among them crowding, littering, noise, and other abuses of the privilege of fishing.
We're asking you to use common sense in accordance with these guidelines. If you have any questions, you can PM the site staff. We appreciate your support.
PHOTO POSTING POLICY
POST PICTURES AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION. FLYADDICT ENCOURAGES SAFE AND PROPER HANDLING OF FISH. NO FISH KILL PICTURES.***WE LOVE SEEING YOUR PHOTOS, BUT AN ARTFUL EYE AND PICTURES THAT ARE IN FOCUS ARE BEST.
We do not like to single out members but we may ask you to remove a photo or we may have to do it ourselves.
A simple guideline:
Keep the fish in the water until ready for the photo. Net or not keep it in the water. Wet your hands if they are not in the water already. Make sure your camera is ready first. Any fish on any kind of "dry ground or dry hands" just shouldn't be done. Plain and simple.
EVENT POSTING POLICY
While Flyaddict.com embraces the concept of dispensing information that our members might find useful, we reserve the right to decide what gets posted, and by whom. Here are some ground rules for posting information about events, meetings, classes, shows, etc.:
Anyone can post anytime promoting a non-profit event, meeting or organization that is relevant to fly fishing, i.e. FRAA, SRAA, TU, etc.
Anyone can post anytime promoting a free seminar or class, i.e. “Free fly tying clinic next Saturday at Fred’s Fly Shop.”
Anyone can post anytime promoting a relevant show (i.e. “Who’s going to the NE Fly Fishing Expo?”) as long as they are a consumer and do not stand to profit from the post, i.e. a show promoter or exhibitor.
All for-profit classes, shows, guide services, etc., (i.e. “Nymphing clinic at Fred’s Fly Shop next Saturday, $50 per person”) MUST be cleared with the site administrator(s) before they are posted. Failure to comply will result in the immediate deletion of the post, and bad fishing mojo will be cast upon you.
This will allow us to be better gatekeepers of the site’s commercial content, while allowing our members access to information we think they will find relevant and interesting.
While we do have several unobtrusive banner ads, we are (mostly) a non-commercial site. Our mission revolves around flyfishing discussion, reports, and information sharing.
We are NOT the place for you to advertise through posts.
If you really want to sell something via an online ad, please contact Todd K. Your ad must be in some way about fly fishing.
Of course, you may use the equipment for sale/trade forum for its intended purpose.
Thank you from the Flyaddict Staff.