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Forum: Worldwide Flyfishing Discussion 08-05-2005, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By wet fly
Juro, This Puget Sound steelhead bum just got...

Juro, This Puget Sound steelhead bum just got back yesterday from 3 weeks in Newfoundland. I didn't miss anything here at home as the local run has been poor. I had a great trip and fished two of...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 06-28-2005, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 672
Posted By wet fly
How few Steelhead would it take?

The river is in great shape for june and I have been fishing 3 to 4 hours a day with little results. The thought occured if I would ever give up the long rod. Would 10 fish a year be enough? How...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 05-27-2005, 12:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,026
Posted By wet fly
Got to do it

Like my ol fishing menter from Iowa says about fishing. It is like good moonshine it is expensive but you got to have it. I have followed R A message to a tee. R A mapped out a 6 mile stretch of...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-28-2005, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 803
Posted By wet fly
Kerry, During the 60s the Game Dept. thought the...

Kerry, During the 60s the Game Dept. thought the fish runs would never end. There were so many steelhead they open the upper spawning sections of the river. Pilchuck Creek above hwy 9 and North...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-27-2005, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,138
Posted By wet fly
observation

When a city person comes out they almost all make these two statements. 1. Its so quiet out here. 2. My dream is to have 5 acres. When they buy 5 acres in the woods along the river it great. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-26-2005, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,138
Posted By wet fly
I have read this with a special interest since I...

I have read this with a special interest since I am the forth generation to live on the banks of a steelhead river. The flood plain is where the good farm land is located. Each year a half inch up...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-13-2005, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,892
Posted By wet fly
Good advice

I just want to thank everyone who has helped me on this vacation. This forum is great. I am still thinking about my original plan and looking at Newfoundland. I want to tie up this trip in january...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-13-2005, 08:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,491
Posted By wet fly
Kerry, I know you have got some slots. I think...

Kerry, I know you have got some slots. I think I better follow you around some day. Some of sinktips slots require a jeep that can fjord a creek. jerry
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-13-2005, 11:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,491
Posted By wet fly
Slot

We can look at a drift with all the right ingredients but it still has to be a "lay" hole. When I started steelheading we called this a slot. At one time I knew of about 5 "slots" on the river. A...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-12-2005, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,892
Posted By wet fly
Great replies

I did fish in Newfoundland and understand a little how the system works. I could fish any place and need a guide and the rivers were very crowded. The Gaspe is a whole new area for me and it sounds...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 01-12-2005, 03:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,491
Posted By wet fly
I usually get a first impression by the water...

I usually get a first impression by the water speed, depth, boulder garden, a tailout or a seam. Then I go through the hole and see how it "fishes". It seems I automatically go back in my memory...
Forum: Classic Atlantic Salmon 01-08-2005, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,892
Posted By wet fly
Eastern Canada

As a Washington state steelhead addict I am in the process of planning a trip to fish atlantic salmon next summer. I have been looking at some of the larger rivers in Newfoundland where I can use my...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-30-2004, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By wet fly
Ed, Good to hear from you. I think the...

Ed, Good to hear from you. I think the steelhead went right by the Snake and hung out in your neck of the woods. Jerry
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 11-27-2004, 07:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 729
Posted By wet fly
Highlights from 3 months on the river

The fall season is over and it is time to dig out the sinktips. I want to thank all the great fishers in the spey community for the good visits and the flies that now hang on my refrigerator. The...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 09-18-2004, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By wet fly
That is still 60,000 less steelhead than last...

That is still 60,000 less steelhead than last year at this time. Jerry
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 09-14-2004, 11:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By wet fly
All dressed and no place to go

What is a steelheader to do? I plan all year to fish September and October. My home river is out. The river across the mountians is out. The river 800 miles to the north is running high. I just...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 07-01-2004, 04:40 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,089
Posted By wet fly
Observations this morning

Driving up the river this morning I see possibility of cloud cover. I can then fish a couple more hours. Walking to the river in the dark the rabbit is in the same place it was every day this week....
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 06-21-2004, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By wet fly
Even though these "Bums" fished every day the...

Even though these "Bums" fished every day the occasional angler very seldom ran into them. They would park there car off the road and not afraid to walk a distance. Most anglers went home about 3...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 06-04-2004, 01:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By wet fly
A couple more traits

1. How many days per year? Every day the river was open and had 6 inches of visibility. One of the best was Chris Woodle. He got a call from the Game dept.
Mr. Woodle, We are looking at your...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 06-04-2004, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,060
Posted By wet fly
How to identify a real one!!

I grew up on a popular stretch of River and have be fortunate to have know a few "Bums". There are a lot of dime store want to bes out. Here are some traits that I have observed over the years. ...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 05-25-2004, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,578
Posted By wet fly
One fish head start

I will let Brian catch the first one and then try to catch up with him. My rod is hanging over the car port and always ready. I just hope it will be better then 2003. Jerry
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 04-29-2004, 11:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By wet fly
One more day in the sun

Then the winter season will be all over but the shoutin
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 04-28-2004, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,345
Posted By wet fly
Waking fly

I am an avid spey rod proponent but last fall I had the opportunity to watch one of the well known dry fly fishermen. He used a single handed rod. With the delicate presentation and the drying...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 04-25-2004, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By wet fly
Sink tip good answer

Now there are only 5 days left of the winter season It is time to go fishing. The 51 to 90 per cent of the time would be my ball park numbers. This is the only forum I look at because of its...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Sea Run Forum 04-25-2004, 12:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,167
Posted By wet fly
Agreeing with common knowledge

I am a student of the steelhead and Spey casting. My question is, How much of the common knowledge on these pages do you agree with? My latest question deals with the loud clicker reels. I was...
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