: Time to get out of here?
To all traditional Steelheaders,
I think it is time soon if this weather keeps up to head for the Gulf side of Costa Rica to fish. WARM WATER PLEASE! SUNSHINE PLEASE! Lets go soon.
Lets set up camp in the costal jungle, build a fire at night, drink rum, smoke you know what and not sleep at all and be on the water as the sun comes up. :lildevl:
12-13-2004, 01:38 PM
I'm ready. When do we leave?
9 more days until the solstice. Then the days will start gradually getting longer.
Ya and like always those 9 days are hell. Any time will be good!
12-13-2004, 02:31 PM
Well I just want to say that I was a biologist and so I know more than you about handling steelhead and how to properly release them. That is all I have to say. :smokin:
An old saying that if you throw a rock into a pack of dogs, the one that yelps is the one you hit.
Sorry, just some random thoughts from the EP.
12-13-2004, 02:34 PM
I think Sinktip was at Woodstock.
One of us must be on the wrong thread!
I think Sinktip was at Woodstock.
Or maybe he has been in that holding tank too long and is a little ripe. :Eyecrazy:
After more investigation I have come to the conclusion that the tipper was not at woodstock but on a river as a wee lad hanging out with the inventor of the Chum fishery and learning how to handle wild fish. Even when it's against the law both of them don't care. Sink tip explain yourself, repent because the other one won't.
12-13-2004, 02:52 PM
Sorry OC, et. al.
I was just trying out a technique of posting completely unrelated content into my updates. I have seen it used quite a bit lately and I just wanted to see if it was liberating to my soul.
By the way count me in for the trip to someplace warm. I am in the market for a top-notch bonefish experience, now I just have to find the right place and guide. One question though, do bonefish have an adipose fin????
Yes they do. And they are good to eat, here's how. Take two bonefish put them in the fridge over night. Next day put one on a cutting board, cut off the tail take a rolling pin or coke bottle and roll it down the sides of the fish. What you do is squeeze out all the meat like toothpaste. Make fish cakes out of it. It tastes just like toothpaste but better. Not sure they have bone fish in Costa Rica but they do have snook and tarpon. If you need a bone fish and some excitment hire a non resident guide down in Cancun. I bet you will always will remember the violence that will happen this year in sunny Mexico. Be safe, take pictures for our local papers. Now is that unrelated or what!
12-13-2004, 03:51 PM
May I suggest...............
They both look good but I'm a little nevous about the Rain Goddess. We all have had enough of rain and is she related to our very own fishing goddess? Anyone ever fish the coast of Columbia? Looking at the world atlas it has some promise. How about the 100 miles north and south of the Amazon delta region? Now that has promise. Plenty of jungle to build a fire in. Hey moonlight you know how to build a good fire in a tropical rain?
I'm going to ask the boss if i can have some time off in January.
While reading your posts with all this talk of climes to the South, my mind (what's left of it) drifted back to Hunter S Thompson and his story "The Great Shark Hunt".
Don't feel bad Mike. Just think about what mind Hunter S has left! I'm now thinking Belem Brazil for a chance at the worlds record Tarpon. Looks like a truely evil city a place where old steelheaders like most of us would need to be on our toes day and night. Like I say build a fire and stay awake the whole trip just like Hunter S would have done.
12-13-2004, 05:23 PM
Well I guess we should just head farther south. The Steelies in Chile should be running not much like skating a dry in December.
12-13-2004, 06:57 PM
Hey OC I have had some sucess using tank mount flamethrowers for building fires in green jungle habitat in my youth. :lildevl:
The river levels are dropping in Northern California no airmiles needed!
12-13-2004, 07:18 PM
I would love to see you two go South for winter maybe you guys can get you’re heads back together (and take a couple friends with)?
just like Hunter S would have done.
If your emulating Mr. Thompson, I hope you don't have any hitch hikers riding your shoe laces when you come through Customs on your return from points South. :whoa:
12-13-2004, 07:55 PM
I hear your concerns over the Rain Goddess. But, right now anything called goddess in a warm clime weighing in at around 130 pounds and wearing body floss would do me fine. You guys can head into the jungle I'm headin' for the beach.
12-14-2004, 01:58 AM
Hey at least you guys are in a land that have steelhead in them. I am in the land of Cherry salmon all week on very short notice to say the least. I am meeting up with a friend of a friend for dinner whom is a fly fisherman to talk fishing and maybe check out a Japanese fly shop.
At least it isn't raining.
You are not far from North Korea. They have a great unknown steelhead run in their northern rivers. I have 5 guides working for me over there right now. Jump on over and give it a try. Bring your own food though and some for the guides. They also provide fly fishing schools with as few as 6 people per class. You might want to try one of these schools. :smokin:
12-14-2004, 01:27 PM
Didn't you single handedly discover the Korean steel fishery? I know you would never brag about these things but I bet you and your guides have some trick flies and lines for that fishery that really get it done.
And I know you already have your signature hat :tongue:
Yes that is somewhat true about me discovering that very important fishery. But please give the credit to Kim Il Sung. He and I fished together along with Jane Fonda after her and me visited another North country many years ago. Jane and I were in a feverish romance at the time and decided to stop in and see some friends of hers. Well her friend was Mr Sung and he was going on a fishing trip with his girl friend so he invited us. He showed us the fish but I promoted the resource sort of like that guide from the PNW has done with the Chum fishery over on the Hood, what ever you call that place. I thought to myself why not copy this PNW guide after all he is a legend in his own time. So I have copied and my schools of no more than 6 people are the greatest thing that has come down any river North of P'anmunjon-ni in many years.
Yes I have copied as many fly lines and flies off of other guides and designers as possible. And yes I promote them as if they are mine, Why not? I make money on them, Right? Try some they are just the ticket to success. Put that merchandise together along with my school and you can only loose your Korean steel virginity. I will teach you how to pick up fish properly also and you are going to need that after all the N. Korean steel you land after hanging out with me.. I would give my site address but :eek:
12-14-2004, 06:36 PM
I think some of these guys have been into the brown dubbing..... :Eyecrazy:
12-14-2004, 08:09 PM
You mean those special lines and flies you copied from others won't work anywhere but N. Korea? Or is it more a matter of one needs to have instruction in the proper use of them from you or your guides in order to take full advantage of the superiority of your system? And hey, the best part of these special trips of yours to the last, great place to fish for steel is the land mines will keep the posseurs away.
12-17-2004, 11:36 PM
i've learned from the great short one in the cowboy boots. the mystery has been unlocked. and now i can handle a fish, too... and i also learned how to do a campout!
Too funny, ya know you need to post more!
and the rivers are in for the weekend. :smokin: