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Old 03-26-2005, 08:02 PM
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Skagit report with 24' dink line

Damn it was wet. We quit at noon. Anyone else dumb enough to fish today?
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Old 03-26-2005, 09:21 PM
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I fished thursday and Friday and never had a sniff well rested water and dam few others around kind of slow around these parts.
I was warm and dry today watching the Mariners excel at the final weeks of Spring Training. There is new grass on the field and Hope springs eternal!!!!!
It looks pretty bleak over here for awhile with lots of rain flood warnings and rain and wet for the next week or longer. The few fish that are around will appreciate the break I'm sure, there was even a little snow above 3,000 feet in the Olympics today.
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Old 03-26-2005, 10:49 PM
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Fished from 4 feet of visibility until 1 foot, on the Sauk. One four pound Dolly, and one massive buck that came unbuttoned after a short, but thorough, butt whuppin'.

Regretfully, the butt whuppin' was given by the steelhead, received by me, and not the "proper" give and take transaction.

Note to self: When starting the day at 7am, and crossing a tailout at mid-thigh depth, don't wait until 3pm, after eight hours of relentless downpour, to cross back...mid-thigh had become "mid-belly button"...and two of us, both 6'3", locked arms and pushed on through. Even the side channel was uncrossable, and required a half mile upstream hike to additional braids to cross...walked back in the woods.

Fish on...

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Old 03-28-2005, 08:58 AM
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Fished from 4 feet of visibility until 1 foot, on the Sauk. One four pound Dolly, and one massive buck that came unbuttoned after a short, but thorough, butt whuppin'.

Regretfully, the butt whuppin' was given by the steelhead, received by me, and not the "proper" give and take transaction.
I understand.

Sunday's score. Steelhead; 1, fly fisherman with 24 foot long dink float; 0. Very similar story to tell. At least now I know what one feels like. I was beginning to think that steelhead were a rumor perpetuated by guides and tackle salesmen.
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Old 03-31-2005, 05:45 PM
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Family reunion in Silverdale on the base at Bangor from the 22nd til the 29th. We live in Connecticut. With a friends advice, my son and I fished the Duc on the 23rd as well as the Hoh. It's such a huge place!!!! I feel this was more of a recon than a fishing trip. We will learn to fish bigger water with some spey rods next time. O on the catch side but 100 on the eye candy! I did not want to leave. Silverdale is a long way from the Hoh! Bought the family out (seven in a chevy van) on the 24th. It was our wedding anniversary and the only gift we wanted was to be together.
The Hoh rain forest was doing what it does best so we stayed in the sunshine and went out to La Push. We fished the Sol Duc junction pool while the family hung out. They got bored we left. Fished the Sauk on Saturday with my son's best friend from Montana who now lives and works in Bellingham. Got off the river around 4:00 and called it a day. We got two hookups, both steel that were not landed. His home water, the Nooksack (spelling?) was closed. Got very wet and my son got dunked but a wonderful day in the rain to spend fishing. Lot's to dream about now! Thanks Juro, Jay and everyone else for the advice. I want to catch the next plane back!!!!!! LOL!

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Old 04-01-2005, 09:58 AM
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Sounds like you had a great trip Phil. Wet is something that is very normal out here in most years and I'm glad you got to see the rain forrest as it is ment to be.

Hope more of the East coasters will come out and swing a fly in the future.
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Old 04-01-2005, 06:55 PM
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I'll be back in August for the Dakota R/T National meet in Bremerton. I have one back here in Ct. that I bracket race. 500 ponies at the rear wheels! 408 stroker motor with a Paxton blower.

I'll be back on the water after the races. The truck stays home but hopefully a spey rod comes along for the ride this time. I should have more time to fish this time around so I'll be shaking the bushes for local company and knowledge. Anyone out there live near the Forks?

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Old 04-02-2005, 01:34 AM
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Like OC, I'm glad you came out and had a good time, even though no fish landed. August weather is very different from what you just experienced. It is usually very dry (even in the Hoh Rainforest) and warm, but there are summer runs about. I'd also like to see more folks come out to our rainy rivers to swing a fly.
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Old 04-02-2005, 12:41 PM
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Well then. Maybe you could arrange for another OP Clave. Build an itinerary and they WILL come. I'm pretty new to the Pac. NW Forum. Perhaps there is already one planned in the form of a Spey Clave. I'll come back for sure? I have a son to stay with!

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Old 04-04-2005, 09:49 AM
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Phil,

Bring your 7 wt cane rod in August and we will get you into some wonderful summer fish. Those warm summer evenings along a quiet river can't be beat.

Look some of us up before you come.
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Watch out - you take phil to the autumn hinterlands for an evening or two and he might never go home! My mind seems to wander there every few days even though I am 3000 miles away.
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Old 04-05-2005, 05:02 PM
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OC. I'll gladly take you up on that offer. Almost hooked up with Jay K but the weather and timing didn't work out. I wanted to fish with Jay but my son dragged me to Bellingham to fish the Sauk with his best friend. I look forward to meeting as many people as possible. Juro's right! There are enough Casinos there. I may just leave Foxwoods for another tribe.....

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