Happy New Year All! Thanks for another great year.
My personal resolution list is a mile long, but what are everyone's resolutions for flyfishing in 2004?
1) I want to land at least one of the following on the 1111:
- 40# striper from shore or
- 25# rooster from shore or
- 25# ocean chinook from shore or
- 17# albie from shore or
- 30# small tarpon from shore or
- 20# trevally from shore or
some other great saltwater/coastal gamefish of the world.
2) I want to get my spey instructor certification
3) I want to own Monomoy ;)
01-01-2004, 11:44 AM
I want to fish more and worry less.
Happy New Year to all.
I can't imagine a 40 lb. striper on a fly rod...
...especially when I haven't managed a 40 inch one yet.
2004 fishing related resolutions:
40 inch stripah on the fly
Bonito and or albie (still...3 years running) on the fly
Go some place "exotic"
Drag a couple of you guys out onto Joppa in June
Above all....stay out of conflict on all the fishing boards
Happy New Year to everybody!
01-01-2004, 02:44 PM
In order of importance
1) Catch 40# striper from shore on fly rod before Juro;')
2) Develop comprehensive Middle-East Peace Plan
3) Develop spey cast which is not accompanied by, " Snickering," from beach behind me
4) Win lottery
01-01-2004, 03:32 PM
In order of importance
1 Spend an evening with Paris Hilton
2 Sell video on e-bay for $29.95
3 Forget about winning lottery
4 20#+ Steelhead or Atlantic on a fly
01-01-2004, 03:46 PM
.....Here in the upper 'Lamette, third in a series of storms, about 4-5 inches on the ground at the house. They sent us home early today.......yea, I worked.
We are up to 115 % of snowpack in the N. Cascades as of monday, which is making it look good for all waterways next season.......
So here are three for me;
Branch out the "Backcountry Trips" a bit more than last year:)
Get my 2 webs up and running:devil:
And take time to appreciate all the blessings:D
...And a Bright New Year to all of you! May you enjoy the tug of many large fish in the morning, the warmth of afternoon sunshine on your face, and the friendship around the fire at night!
01-02-2004, 08:43 AM
Again, my resolution has to be to get an albie on a fly. I was able to put myself in the right situations a few times in 2003, and was actually tight to an albie twice, but both came unbuttoned.
2004 will provide more opportunities, simply because I'm gonna force myself to make more opportunities.
01-04-2004, 07:50 AM
1. Master the Flats , getting closer every year.
2.Use the Yak more.
3.Convert Striper Moonie friends that there are other flies that work beside the Flatwing:devil:
4.Fish waters closer to home. Maybe the North Shore, NH. and Southern Me.
5.Land an Albie.
6.Get in CAC and try to keep up with the Ironman on the Flats.:D
01-04-2004, 08:22 AM
Buy a house on the Deschutes,,, within walking distance of the river.win the lottery so I can buy a dozen 2 handers and pay for the house.
01-04-2004, 12:47 PM
CHINOOK,with both hands,plus,subscribe to the speypages newsletter:D
01-05-2004, 06:42 PM
A BBFT on a fly
A new species on a fly - doesn't matter but I think I've got all the easy and readily available ones.
01-05-2004, 06:43 PM
And finish the ^$$#&^*&((% boat!
01-05-2004, 11:09 PM
buy the Atlantis:smokin: :eyecrazy: :whoa: :smokin: