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Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 06-03-2006, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,559
Posted By Riveraddict
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...I would agree that the increase in 20#ers is due to "overenthusiastic" anglers. It is fairly obvious when the "common" size range of steelhead is 8 to 12 pounds and then skips to 20 pounds as...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 05-30-2005, 02:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 368
Posted By Riveraddict
Geesh!

Didn't you just have one recently. You must be aging at an accelatory rate, old man!
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 05-27-2005, 12:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,060
Posted By Riveraddict
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Forest road maps can be picked up at the Forestry office in Smithers. Though not detailed topographically, they do show the points where bridges cross the rivers, particularly the Bulkley.

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Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 05-21-2005, 05:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By Riveraddict
Yeah!

Now that we have these light doublehanders, I don't see me ever wanting to fish anything except moving water and Speyrods! The casting is fun, feeling the take/catching fish on them is awesome, and...
Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 05-21-2005, 03:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By Riveraddict
Expanding Spey Horizons

The most fun I've had flyfishing was when I started using a Speyrod. At the beginning, some 18 years ago, Speyrods were 9, 10, or 11 weight, and I used them for steelhead and Pacific salmon....
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 05-06-2005, 11:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 885
Posted By Riveraddict
Henrik Mortensen

If you are at all interested in the Underhand style of casting, this is an opportunity that doesn't come along very often. Henrik is a first class caster, and along with it a first class...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-03-2005, 09:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,562
Posted By Riveraddict
"Good Old Days"...

I don't want to make it sound as though I am an "old timer" on these rivers (transplanted to Wa. in the mid 80's), but what OC says is true. Even if I wasn't here during the true "heydays", I can say...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 03-02-2005, 10:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,562
Posted By Riveraddict
The problem with "word of mouth".

- One person catches a fish, it circulates around the "network" a few times, before you know it, "several" fish have now been "caught".

- End of Feb. is prime KELT time. Many people it...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-21-2005, 06:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,548
Posted By Riveraddict
Decoy...

So it looked like something a California surfer would drive... it was my cover. When people saw it parked in the woods, at least half thought it was some wayward surfer dude looking for mushrooms......
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-17-2005, 11:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,548
Posted By Riveraddict
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If you are talking a bright blue one it WAS me.

Considering the !#$8*@!7+$%|:!ing weather right now, all I'm looking for in steelhead water is something that is not quite thick enough to...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-14-2005, 11:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,548
Posted By Riveraddict
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At my rate of typing it would take several weeks to jot down ALL of the things that I watch for when searching new water. I will list one of my favorites though: in any area of river where the...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-07-2005, 11:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,749
Posted By Riveraddict
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I have seen plenty of baitfish (sick/injured?) doing perfect imitations of the wet fly swing. Ditto with small lampreys.

I would also venture to say that steelhead theoretically being a...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-03-2005, 12:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,330
Posted By Riveraddict
Fishing Deep...

Matt,

When I first started flyfishing for winterruns I too subscribed heavily to the "get the fly as deep as possible" school of thought. I did catch some fish, but they were VERY far...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-02-2005, 02:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,330
Posted By Riveraddict
Speed & Depth

In my book fly speed trumps depth. But, this has much to do with my chosen approach of steelheading - cover water thoroughly but quickly, hoping to find the aggressive fish that are willing to move...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 12-05-2004, 10:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,260
Posted By Riveraddict
Niagara and Skagit

Good morning gentlemen! (west coast-wise anyways)

I am one of those persons that gets really peeved at finding out that something does not live up to expectations because someone...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-04-2004, 03:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,049
Posted By Riveraddict
Hook Points

Flytyer,
Funny thing, I never really played around with straight-eyes because, as you pointed out, of their unavailability. By the way, I'm not necessarily bagging on up-eye hooks, just trying...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-04-2004, 12:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,049
Posted By Riveraddict
Hook Points

My apologies to you William. I didn't mean to make it appear as if my comments were directed towards you, rather they were meant as just a generally open comments. I agree with you about hook...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 12-03-2004, 09:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,049
Posted By Riveraddict
Hooks...

This is a great subject to discuss. Unfortunately, to truly get into the spirit the participants should be seated around a table, bottle of single-malt Scotch at the ready, assorted hooks, lengths of...
Forum: Great Lakes Steelhead & Salmon 11-17-2004, 11:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,069
Posted By Riveraddict
First off let me say that I personally don't have...

First off let me say that I personally don't have a problem with C&D though I certainly do not consider it to be flyfishing (because there isn't any FLYCASTING involved). In appropriate situations I...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 04-27-2004, 02:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,220
Posted By Riveraddict
Sound of music...

I got my first fly outfit at the age of 11 or 12 in the late 60's. Back then the majority of flyreels had loud click-pawl type drags. But, at the time, the movement towards "silent" drags was...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 04-20-2004, 06:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,585
Posted By Riveraddict
Back to the original question at hand...

One thing to keep in mind about the GL (Great Lakes) fishery is that a significant number of the steelhead enter into the rivers in the Fall prior to the Spring that they will spawn, with others...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 04-18-2004, 02:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,585
Posted By Riveraddict
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Flytyer,
You totally missed my point. Your post implied heavily that it was the particular fly that you were using that was responsible for catching that steelhead, and that the other patterns...
Forum: >> Archive: Salmon & Steelhead Flies 04-18-2004, 12:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,585
Posted By Riveraddict
What!?

I should probably just let this one go, but seeing as how I just ditched a two day migraine and am now feeling a bit spunky, here goes...

Missed two? In my book that is totally...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 04-13-2004, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By Riveraddict
Different lies

Any hooow,
To answer the question... the steelhead that I have hit in the last couple of weeks have been in "standard" steelhead water. What has been a bit unusual is that very few of the fish...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 04-13-2004, 12:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By Riveraddict
Different lies

It's been a real weird Spring so far...
- 85+% of "holding water" on the Sauk is sanded in. There are darned few "clean" areas of rock.
- Sauk bar looks better than it has in over 10 years, but...
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