: Gues what, It Works!!!!
14 foot 10wt......15 foot type 6 tip........rumors of fresh kings......hot pink flashy spey style fly......cast...step....cast....step......poirpose in the tail......cast.....step.....HOOK-UP-----FISH----ON......3 backing sightings, 15 minutes....the beach......one last run!!!!!.......the tail......the picture....the release.....exhaustion
09-08-2005, 01:02 PM
Thats a nice picture of Jim Teeny after he got his hair cut! :lildevl:
Just kiding brother. That is one hell of a nice fish. Keep up the good work. Lets see a shot of the fly when you get a chance. I know you tie some good ones.
09-08-2005, 04:12 PM
hi, you should have been in that very same water monday. all i can say is WOW. best labor day king fishing ive had in several years. had the entire meadow all to myself by 10 am with fish everywhere. nice pic! best, mark
That pic was taken Sunday, so we missed each other by a day. I will be back Saturday.
09-08-2005, 05:40 PM
hey shaq, if you fish mondays or tuesdays, let me know. maybe we could meet up sometime. i single hand spey for salmon though, no double hand-big rod. best, mark
Flash Flies that worked on Kings this weekend. Also hit em on Egg Suckers, pink/purple and black/hot pink. Fishing this weekend? I still owe you for that care packet you sent about a year ago.
09-08-2005, 07:11 PM
can you share what materials you used ?
Hook: #2, 4, 6 TMC 202sp or Alec J
Body: Sparkle braid copy.....ah AC Moore craft store
Body hackle: Polar chenille
collar: schlappen, guinnue, or long webby saddle
wing: Krystal flash and flashabou.
sometimes I add a bit of bucktail to the wing to give a bit of color
The black flashabou is called "Holographic", and I REALLY like it.
09-09-2005, 06:27 AM
Shaq nice shot, I'm headed there sunday(river) and monday(dsr)....for a bach party....mine :Eyecrazy: , and will be around the island(below spring hole) and the meadow. 12' two-hander. If you see me or the clan stop by and say hi. Should be a group of fun loving fly caster!!! :D
09-09-2005, 10:04 AM
Can't make it this week. Heading out to Montana for a week. We will definitely have to meet up and do some fishing this fall, however. Keep in touch and keep those pictures coming!
Montana? I guess I'll let you slide.
09-09-2005, 09:40 PM
Where you sight fishing of casting blind to a good looking spot? Interested to find out what sort of approach worked for you.
09-10-2005, 07:51 AM
Shaq & Mark
Thanks for the update.....
gets the blood flowing....gotta get my A$$ up there :D
Hey Shaq...what size are those Flash flies. I've got a bunch tied #2 & #4 from a previous Alaska Silver Salmon trip.
you'll be fine with the size of fly. Was up again on Saturday and in the lower river the #2 and #4 were good, in the upper river I switched to smaller #6 and 8 "Duller" more traditional speys and was getting the hits. The crowds are beginning to fill up the named pools and puch us Long rod guys out. We need some real estate.
Went 0 for 7 or 8 and my buddy did about that as well.
Peter, I try to swing-step-swing-step when we have the room or if there are stationary guys in the pool, I try and position myself over the best available water. It's hard to get a rotation going in some spots because of the overall mentality up there. Good luck to all, it's going to be a few more weeks for me.