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Old 06-20-2003, 05:10 PM
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the summeruns are coming

Fished the lower sky and hooked 2 fish in a couple hours fishing time. Both caught on the hang down and both were LDRed. That makes me 0-5 lifetime on fish hooked when the fly is directly below me. Never seem to get a great hookset.

Oh well it was nice to see a little steel and hopefully that means more are on the way.

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Old 06-20-2003, 05:26 PM
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Sean,

That would be the lower Skyaguamish right???? I wouldn't want you to be confusing people and getting there hopes up and feet headed to other rivers.

By the way, Atta Boy !
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Old 06-20-2003, 05:31 PM
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Sean,

thanks a lot man. I was going to spend a nice quiet evening fishing the best fly water I have never hooked a fish in this evening on an other river and now you have to go tell me that the Sky has some fish. Dang you.

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Old 06-20-2003, 05:40 PM
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Jeff-
Dont do it...keep to your first plan!!
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Old 06-20-2003, 06:44 PM
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Sean

Were those footprints yours this morning? Damn.

Leland.

Gotta work tomorrow (at Patrick's, so it's not real work), dollies in the salt sunday, then back to the . . . .
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Old 06-20-2003, 10:17 PM
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Leland,

Must be tough knowing that most of your fellow fly fishing salmon and steelheaders have to work while you are out playing on the river or saltchuck. I'll bet it doesn't even cause you a tinge of sympathy for us working stiffs.

Sean,

It is high time you land one of these fish instead of having the LDR's.
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Old 06-21-2003, 11:04 PM
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Sean...You've Got It All Wrong!! ;)

...the summer-runs are not coming!...they are HERE!

btw-Flytyer's flies do catch fish!
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Old 06-21-2003, 11:40 PM
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Lost my 2003 "virginity" this afternoon also.

No size, but the first for the season. Waters still too high for reasonable fly fishing down here ... but soon, soon.
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Old 06-22-2003, 02:12 PM
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Sounds like fun!

Sean - thing tubes with smaller lightwire shortshank hooks. Landing percentage on hangdown takes really improves.

JJ - don't worry! If you decide to go to the Sky the fish will have all moved on by the time you get there and the guys fishing that "other" river you originally intended to fish will post the next day boasting how great the fishing was!

Sinktip - never heard of that river. Is it a tributary of the Skagihomish?

NF16 - you know it's not the fly, it's the presentation., If you hooked one, they must really be in ~thick~!

Flytyer - you want sympathy?? Give Leland your cell # so he can call you from the riverbank the next time he hooks up! :hehe:

Fred - Smolt don't count!

SERIOUSLY - congrats to all those who've hooked/landed fish. My truck is doing a good impression of a spawned out steelie right now (struggling and near death). Hopefully, a quick trip to the mechanic on Monday and I'll be back on the water gathering fodder for a good story (with pics)

Leave a few for me!

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Old 06-22-2003, 07:06 PM
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Roomer has it.

There has been some digital roomer that the lower river is producing.
I canít image how they fished without a digital notebook live and ready to print.
Had a young lady raise on to yarn fly well doing a single Spey .

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Old 06-24-2003, 08:51 AM
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Fished the lower this morning at 0330. Fourty two fly fishermen in both runs and I hooked 3. Let them go though!

Set land mines in woods and swamp on way out. Expect they have a 50/50 chance of becoming part of the " Roadkill for Inmates Food Program."

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Old 06-24-2003, 09:04 AM
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OC,

YOU RELEASED 3? I thought that this year's regs strictly forbade the willful catch and release of flyfishermen - if you are going to catch them you must bonk them - then (as you did) clear off the river so as to allow others the same opportunity.
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Old 06-24-2003, 09:50 AM
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Tyler,

Sorry about that but you know how excited I get when there is a strong run on the river.

Please,
Bonk all foreign FFer's at local runs. Release all wild FFers and their friends.
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Old 06-24-2003, 10:35 AM
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This is the end, my only friend, the end...

I walked into my "secret" run this morning at 4:25. Through the mortar like stacato thump of diving beavers and the phosphorus like glow of the blinking LED headlight I trudged deeper into the jungle. The faint smell of burning hemp and the low squeal of Purple Haze playing in the darkness or is it just my imagination? When suddenly a sharp crack of a twig and then a shadow moves past on my left, or was it my right. I was so disoriented I could not tell. I turn quickly and there is OC painted to look like Col. Kurtz, a box of claymores in his hand and an evil smile belying his heart of darkness. And then he was gone. Or was he ever really there?

I manage to fish two runs but my mind is drawn to the surreal scene in the jungle. A 42' jet sled powers upriver by me, a lone waterskier behind it and Keith Richards most famous riff on the tape player. I can't take it anymore, I need to leave. As I reel in a lone ultralight swoops down over the treetops blaring Wagner.

I only wanted to fish and for my sins, I was allowed to. Will I ever want to fish again?

Lost in a roman wilderness of pain,
and all the children are insane... I'll never look into your eyes again, the end.
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Old 06-24-2003, 10:59 AM
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Heed this warning all. The moon is deep into the wane, soon to be gone. The crack of the twig was intentional.
Steelhead fishing takes courage and deep conviction on local waters.
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