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: Captain Ahab, First Mate Doublespey...

08-18-2003, 01:40 AM
...a face full of stitches and Juro!!

What a weekend!!! :whoa:

Captain Ahab...

08-18-2003, 01:42 AM

08-18-2003, 01:47 AM
There goes my modeling career!! :mad:

08-18-2003, 01:49 AM
We cant forget Juro!!! :)

08-18-2003, 09:49 AM
Which begs the question...................

How did you aquire the stitches?

08-18-2003, 10:38 AM
That is one tough crowd you hang out with Spark. If you are going to tell us how the stitches came about I hope you make up some story about forum members and bar fights with the OP locals. You know, ten locals against double spey and the other guys came out looking way worse. Then again over there the other guys may have been big women who are the OP dominant species.

How was the weather and how was the fishing?

08-18-2003, 10:52 AM
But Sparkey took it on the chin for all of us :devil: The Salmon beat us up pretty bad! :eyecrazy:

The hot fly of the trip was a popper. Very few silvers were on the surface. There was no bait around either - never saw a bait ball or any birds working the surface. Leland got a couple near the boat, and Juro and his boat got into a few as well. I had a couple takes and a couple chasers to the boat, but never got the hook in one.

Most of the fish being caught by the bait crowd were pinks.

It rivalled the slowest I've ever seen it out there. And there's almost no water in the rivers, so steelheading isn't an option either.

Somebody turn on the taps - we need rain.


08-18-2003, 05:44 PM
Were you guys still out there on Friday? I put my boat in at the Coho around 10am Friday, fished a bit around Slip pt, then around the Caves all the way to Kaydaka. Caught nada! And we didn't see any sign of Ahab and his mates.

We then headed out to Neah Bay, took a beating in the afternoon gale fishing behind Waadaa where we managed to hook a few. Saturday the wind quit and it was just big smooth swells on the run out to the Whistle buoy. Fishing that area was just okay for a mix of pinks and silvers. Not anything crazy like last week, but it was still worth the trip. The ocean really flattened out by the afternoon ... sorry we missed y'all

08-18-2003, 06:21 PM
Spark, The new cabin boy are you?:devil:
Re: the stitches, poppers are OK, but things can get pretty crazy when the clousers start flying. :eyecrazy:

Speaking of crazy, Howzer has the advice:smokin:

08-18-2003, 08:37 PM
Wasn't there somebody that had the motto,



Man - that looks painful. Hope the swelling goes down soon!


08-18-2003, 10:13 PM

You really need to leave those women from the Clallum Bay/Sekieu area alone.

08-18-2003, 10:39 PM
Stung by wasp...passed out...fell face first into a steel grate walkway. 9 stitches (2 on chin, 5 below lip, 2 on inside of mouth)

08-18-2003, 11:14 PM
Like Flytyer said, leave those local White Protestant women alone.

Leland Miyawaki
08-19-2003, 08:36 AM
Geez Sparkey, you looked fine when Brian and I left you at Sekiu. We learned a long time ago not to try to keep up with Juro when he shows up.


08-19-2003, 08:55 AM
Glad you can make fun Sparky, you sure had me nervous since I react to stings worse than you due to acute allergic reaction. Anyway it sure could've been worse and I'm glad you're OK.

We had a great time at Sekiu. The hot fly for us on day one was the flashy lady. Neal landed a fine coho right off the bat which I convinced him to release. Then a flurry of hits with fish using every trick in the book to spit the fly, some in spectacular fashion at boatside.

We went in search of water on the peninsula and found rivers in a stressed out state - Sol Duc, Bogey, Calawah, etc. I can only imagine what it was like before the nights and days started to cool down recently!

Day two we didn't fish the poppers at daybreak and regretted it. The floating line and surface disrupters were definitely the cat's meow at dawn. I finally resorted to a striper popper on a sinking line and landed a nice native coho that fought like mad and was released.

Although the surface approach is superior at daybreak, by 7:30a the prudent angler should be either looking to fish deeper or heading to structure. Kelp, rocks with current rips, etc will yield fish on top all day long but the fish running the depths offshore will predominately be in a deeper column.

We did well with the sinking lines later in the day using a sink and strip method where the anglers cast to the sides and strip up the fly as it sinks and swings. Ideal conditions are a current that pulls the fly away from the boat to keep a little tension as it sinks.

To top off the trip, our young angler and Neal's son Calvin hooked the biggest hooknose of the trip on our boat. It was a screamer! Every bit of the legend that a fish in the low teens can be. He fought it like a veteran, but as fate would have it the fish spit the hook at the boatside.

Like someone famous once said, you remember the fish you lose more than the fish you land. I have a feeling Calvin's not going to forget that fish anytime soon!

Special thanks to everyone who extended their forum camaraderie and hospitality to us on this visit. I can't wait until my next trip to the beautiful PNW and when (not if) you guys are out in my neck of the woods expect the same from me!