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kush 09-03-2003 06:19 PM

"Classic" Intruders
My wife and I spent the last few days before going back to school at Birch Bay (near Blaine WA) relaxing in the sun. My total expenditure of energy involved digging clams and tying Intruders. Here is the haul of bugs...

fredaevans 09-03-2003 06:41 PM

Double Wow! You BC fellows have a knack for
pulling up old memories from my childhood. (For this you have to send me an intrud. in each colour :D ) Mom and lived in Twassan (sp?, too long ago) before it even had a name other than Boundry Bay.

Rember waiting for hot days to heat the sand and the tide to come in .... Ahhhhhhhh ... even at age 12. Walking the edge of the golf course (still there?) looking for lost golf balls. Also the closest I ever got to getting arrested. Some 'person' thought I, and another young man, were finding our 'lost' golf balls in the middle of the fairway.

Think being 12'ish, and a Canadian, kept me out a pot full of undeserved credit.

Was always interesting to watch the school buss from Boundry Bay crossing/re-crossing as it took the few kids from "the point" over to Whatcom county for school every day. We thought we had long hours ... childs play. These kids had (pre-freeway TC-1) shot at least 2+ hours per day just getting back and forth.

Anyway, great 'blast from the past;' now send the fly's.

kush 09-03-2003 11:13 PM


I too grew up in Tsawwassen :whoa: - on the edge of that same golf course - Boundary Bay Golf Club - still there indeed - but quite private and expensive. The Lower Crossing to Point Roberts is now closed but the kids still bus to Blaine - now a 40 minute drive.

Oh, the tide still goes in and out and the flies are in the mail :rolleyes:

flytyer 09-04-2003 04:13 PM


Vacation on the beach with your beautiful and gracious wife and you still had to tie Intruders! Repeat after me, "Intruders,not good, Intruders not good, Intruders very good".

See, what you've done to us! We are all getting "Intruder Madness" and it's only cure is to catch a steelhead.

MJC 09-04-2003 04:28 PM

I don't have it. My weakness is for Hotpants.:smokin:

fredaevans 09-04-2003 04:40 PM

Kush, an update and I may need a bit of help (I'll pm you)
"The Lower Crossing to Point Roberts is now closed ... "

Did they actually close the crossing point guard stations, or just do away with checking folks in/out of Point Roberts? Other than you were crossing an international boarder always missed the point of these crossing stations. Had my first 'illegal beer' in the old water hole in PR. Checking ID didn't appear to be too much an issue ... but that was then.


flytyer 09-05-2003 09:54 PM


A nubile woman in hot pants always deserves a second look.

fredaevans 09-05-2003 09:58 PM

Cross thread here for Tyler, and a note of great..

I won't give you the details, but this mans offer of family 'help' (in context we/I still have lots of family in Canada) made both Joanie and I give each other a hug. With a large amount of luck, she and I will be far better for "Kush's" help.

Many thanks!!!


BCOrchidGuy 09-30-2003 11:41 PM

don't hate me but...
I've never heard of intruders.... so what's the skinny on them?


wet fly 10-21-2003 07:30 PM

Kush, If you put Ed's weighted eyes on the intruders you will have to start using the "Skagit" lines. You are missing Ed's theory on the effectiveness of the intruders. Jerry

SDHflyfisher 10-21-2003 07:56 PM

Re: don't hate me but...

Originally posted by BCOrchidGuy
I've never heard of intruders.... so what's the skinny on them?


same here

kush 10-22-2003 12:25 AM

Wet fly,

I'm not sure I get your point... is it that you can't catch fish on Intruders without a Skagit line? If so, then I've been dreaming. My long bellies do just fine. I think it is the light tips that Ed uses that are the point of importance with his flies. Sure the lines are cool, the casts themselves are efficient and effortless, I even have a line that Marlo gave me and occasionally I use it, but the bottom line is not how you cast Intruders - it is how you fish them.

Oh, maybe the most important point is that fish crush them :smokin:

flytyer 10-22-2003 05:47 PM

BDOrchidGuy and SDHflyfisher,

Do a search of the steelhead and salmon fly archives and you will find Intruders. Also, Kush's post that started this discussion has a picture of some very nice Intruders, shich should allow you to see what they are.


You know that we long liners don't know how to get our flies to the fish or cast efficiently.

SDHflyfisher 10-22-2003 07:17 PM

i am pretty sure that they are tube flies and from the look of it they have a lot of hackles
other than that how are they tied

BCOrchidGuy 10-22-2003 10:16 PM

I did a search, ended up with the same questions as SDH.

I've never tied tubes though so it's all new to me.


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