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Old 05-02-2002, 07:08 AM
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My rates are reasonable

Seriously, one of the biggest low tides of the season where the bayside herring runs bring the biggest fish into the skinniest water, free parking, little or no competition on the outer shoals, and historically great fishing that time of year... I'll definitely be out there.

Or maybe it's that 3/4 mile drag that you don't like? :hehe:
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Old 05-02-2002, 08:11 AM
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Hey - can I play too?

That could be my last week-end of fun in a fore-shortened season. It would be nice to go out with a bang.

Ooops! Sorry Juro, poor choice of metaphore.

Inflatable kayak - bang!?? :hehe: - hmmmmm ????.

I will bring duct-tape!
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Old 05-02-2002, 08:20 AM
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HAHA!

Maybe a Phizzzle too! It will be great to have you Adrian. I think FredA is in as well. One problem with a morning flood is the glare in late morning, but if we create a triangular structure with the yaks and climb up...

Just for the record, I DO plan to purchase a real yak but I don't think it's in the cards for me this season, next season perhaps.

Somewhere down the road when the kids are through with college (2 in college by September) I will get to that boat I've been dreaming about...

I wonder if my stepladder fits on my yaktoy!
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Old 05-02-2002, 09:17 AM
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Hypalon, phizzle?? Too much for this simple-minded simian.

Of course I will be there, although everyone knows there will be NO FISH THERE THIS TIME OF THE YEAR!!

The idea of the step ladder is doable with a yak, but you should be careful about even joking about it. You wouldn't want to incur the wrath of the internet fly fishing political correctness/ tradition police.

I'll bring some food!

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Old 05-02-2002, 09:36 AM
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Since there's no fish, maybe you guys wouldn't mind me tagging along for the paddle. Any chance that huge string of Cormorants is still gonna be around Roop? Man was that an impressive sight and sound.
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Old 05-02-2002, 10:13 AM
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All my fears of incurring a myocardial infarction have just been erased by the presence of our young friend Nick.

An excellent choice to help get the gear back across the flats although I do still personally bear a grudge against him for stealing all my fish one day last year.

Excellent Smithers...
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Old 05-02-2002, 10:41 AM
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Four Tops refrain (got your decoder ring). First light launch?
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Old 05-02-2002, 10:42 AM
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Ah yes... I will need to start our "fishing Caddy" program... lets see.... I will get volunteers from the other web sites.... many will be called but few choosen..... They will do it for "honor".
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Old 05-02-2002, 11:20 AM
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I think I saw the inflatable cheaper somewhere else

I'll get back to you after review.
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Old 05-02-2002, 10:42 PM
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Ahhh recollections of empire no less.

Given the right wheel configuration we should be able to rig the yak based version of something between a sedan chair and a rikshaw. I have a large bag of Susan B. Anthony $$$ coins to hand out to able bodied bearers. Why is it I only ever have a $20 when I need stamps?

Damned civilized way of getting across the flats if you ask me!

I also have a 16ft aluminium step ladder to which which we could strap one of Striblue's caddies to plant in a strategic observation point on the incoming.

John, I can think of a couple of rather vociferous contributors to one of the other forums who would benefit from having their contrarian energies channelled into the service of their betters.
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Old 05-02-2002, 11:03 PM
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Juro:

I've owned a Stearns like yours for a bit over a year now, and so far both the 'yak and I have survived it's use on a number of large BC streams. It paddles well, is light-weight, very portable and seems rugged. Down-side is no storage (you can sort of stick a small dry bag between/under your knees, I take my spey rod apart and stick it under the strech-cords on the deck) and it's "challenging" to get in and out of, particularly given slimy boulder substrate and river current. Haven't filled it with water yet, it will be interesting to see how it handles with a few gallons of wave splash in it. I've been waiting for a warm weather opportunity to try it in some tougher rapids... maybe this summer. I'll let you know how it works, assuming I live through it.

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