Pretty sad though....

gils_gone_wildgils_gone_wild Junior MemberPosts: 27 Junior Member
... that the Florida and Caribbean are relegated to the "Saltwater Board". Heck, there's saltwater over 3/4s of this big blue marble.

Think we can narrow it down just a LITTLE!!?? :(

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  • ghostghost Junior Member Posts: 12 Junior Member
    I'm new here and am curious about there being only 2 posts in saltwater--yours being them both? I agree about what you say.
  • gils_gone_wildgils_gone_wild Junior Member Posts: 27 Junior Member
    ghost,

    All was lost during the "overhaul" of the old FlyFisherman's website/forums. Most all of the people here are from the old board and a lot of them go way back to the old VFS board.

    It'll kick back in.

    So, in one instance, you are right. This is new. But on the other hand, some of us/them had 10s of thousands of posts before the "revamp". :(
  • mtd885mtd885 Junior Member Posts: 6 Junior Member
    Stop Whining...LOL At least now I don't have to join that ridiculous Facebook!!!!
    I'm sure they will restore or create a Florida board with enough prodding. I'm heading out on Wednesday witha FS forum member to learn how to bully net. I've been wanting to try it for a while now. Dolphin are off
    shore and I'm going to give them a try now that Tarpon season has crashed. I may try night fishing the
    bridges again but that is a pain when solo. For some reason this forum is not working correctly I have to make sure the whole word is on the same line???? As you can see the word make did not go to the next line. Well it did not work on the original post...Sheesh!
  • gils_gone_wildgils_gone_wild Junior Member Posts: 27 Junior Member
    mtd885 wrote: »
    I'm sure they will restore or create a Florida board with enough prodding.

    I'm not so sure mtd. The Florida board was always dead other than the 2 months or so before 'Poontangle and the first couple of days after. Other than that, it was dismal at best trying to keep in touch with fellow 'Poontanglers.
    mtd885 wrote: »
    Stop Whining...LOL At least now I don't have to join that ridiculous Facebook!!!!

    That ridiculous (I thought the same thing for a long time) Facebook thing has kept me in touch with ChuckS, Buttonwood Bob, Gary Kellums, Chip Owens, Don Griefe and others. You don't have to access the entire facebook thing once a Facebook site has been established for our 'Poontangle FB forum. I have another FB flyfishing site I frequent with some of the more nawthin' boys.
  • gils_gone_wildgils_gone_wild Junior Member Posts: 27 Junior Member
    Plus ... there is always the Florida Sportsman Forums so I really don't see them adding the Florida Forum back.
  • FishTXFishTX Super Moderator Posts: 7,753 Senior Member
    All was lost during the "overhaul" of the old FlyFisherman's website/forums.
    There is a way to find some of the old posts. Do a google search using terms that might be unique to the thread you are looking for. It helps if you add a username for a thread participant. The more unique the username, such as yours, the better. When the page comes up with links, and you find one you think is correct, click the "cached" link to the right of the url. I don't know if you can get a complete thread, but you'll get the beginning and some of the follow up posts.
    "We have to find someone who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner."

    Crooow:This music would work better with women in bikinis shaking all over the place. I guess that's true of any music really.
  • mtd885mtd885 Junior Member Posts: 6 Junior Member
    I'm not so sure mtd. The Florida board was always dead other than the 2 months or so before 'Poontangle and the first couple of days after. Other than that, it was dismal at best trying to keep in touch with fellow 'Poontanglers.



    That ridiculous (I thought the same thing for a long time) Facebook thing has kept me in touch with ChuckS, Buttonwood Bob, Gary Kellums, Chip Owens, Don Griefe and others. You don't have to access the entire facebook thing once a Facebook site has been established for our 'Poontangle FB forum. I have another FB flyfishing site I frequent with some of the more nawthin' boys.

    Well Gil there is this thing called email. You should look into it...lol
    I spend too much time on FS already!
  • gils_gone_wildgils_gone_wild Junior Member Posts: 27 Junior Member
    mtd885 wrote: »
    Well Gil there is this thing called email. You should look into it...lol
    I spend too much time on FS already!

    Email is so antiquated. Facebook can be face to face in chat. Heck, I only check my email accounts once a day if lucky. I'm on FB all the time since that is where my children and best friends are hanging out at the moment.

    Send me an email though if that's what you like. I've already checked it for today though ... I'll get back with you sometime tomorrow ... maybe!!! HA!! :-)~
  • ghostghost Junior Member Posts: 12 Junior Member
    Here's a Florida forum that doesn't get much use...maybe you can hijack it? F3M Forum
  • mtd885mtd885 Junior Member Posts: 6 Junior Member
    Gil,
    Speaking of non responsive...I requested some info on the moderator duties when they put that Moderator thread out. Never got a response. I'm not finding much going on here Gil so I'm going to delete this site from my bookmarks and stick to the FS site. No sense beating a dead horse. If you or any Poontangles want to get in touch besides that ole fashioned email I'll be on http://forums.floridasportsman.com/ I monitor Fly fishing, Boating and the Regional boards. Another great Fly fishing site is Danny's board http://www.danblanton.com/bulletin.php ...best michael
  • Buttonwood BobButtonwood Bob Junior Member Posts: 25 Junior Member
    The Florida and Caribbean forum wasn't "dead" for many years back when it was the principal source for Florida & Caribbean information. Through no fault of that forum, it is my thought that there came a time in recent years when there were more forums than posters. The Florida Sportsman forums and the Fly Fisherman forums had a place for just about every location one might conjure can imagine...from lakes, and rivers, N,S,E, SE, W, to offshore fly fishing, big game and Stripers. That the FF forum for Saltwater fishermen is the only choice we have is a bit shortsighted, in my opinion, since Florida (and the Caribbean) are principal hot spots where specialized and local knowledge is very valuable for a huge number of interested fisherpersons.
  • Buttonwood BobButtonwood Bob Junior Member Posts: 25 Junior Member
    Thanks, ghost. The fact of the matter is that many of us have been here, and enjoyed the Fly Fisherman Forums for as many as 10 or more years. I'm surprised that someone has not come out and said that if you don't like it here, go somewhere else. That is not a happy option. Having a Florida forum would be a better and more attractive/appealing solution.
  • Buttonwood BobButtonwood Bob Junior Member Posts: 25 Junior Member
    I think the original Poontanglers have made their exit. Unfortunately for this site, that is a large number of some of the most knowledgeable saltwater anglers still kicking. The Florida & Caribbean forum was more than just a Florida forum. It was where we met and kept up life long friendships for 10 years or more. That's close to 50 long friendships and much knowledge sharing.
  • Buttonwood BobButtonwood Bob Junior Member Posts: 25 Junior Member
    This string shows that I was the most recent post...but it apparently was removed. Good start for this Junior member who has been posting on this site for at least 12 years. Looks to me that about 50 of us have gone elsewhere. I know where. See you there, Poontanglers.
  • croakercroaker Junior Member Posts: 1 Junior Member
    Bob and all. Just found that this shallow shadow of a once grand forum (VFS in the mid 90's) was back...
  • Buttonwood BobButtonwood Bob Junior Member Posts: 25 Junior Member
    I've gone from a post a day for many years to being a junior, occasional lurker.
  • Buttonwood BobButtonwood Bob Junior Member Posts: 25 Junior Member
    There you are, Croaker. So good to hear from you. If Facebook isn't too girlie for a he-man like you, you'll find us there with a special Poontangle link. Show up, and I'll make you a Poontangler with all rights and privileges thereunto appertaining. I'm going to make every effort to go to Jekyll Island in late September when the tides are best. I'd like to take our flats boat, but Kathy says we will take our kayaks. So far she is sticking to it. Any chance of meeting up with you and a buddy, or have you a better place closer to ~Brunswick? Love wading for those reds in the grass. Reminds me of quail hunting without a dog. Sorta like Snipe hunting, too. No wonder I like it.
  • Buttonwood BobButtonwood Bob Junior Member Posts: 25 Junior Member
    Croaker, You are in at Facebook. Welcome friend.

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