Do you mean simultaneously? Like you're standing waist deep in the current, Fly rod in one hand bent nearly in half as 34" steelhead takes you well into your backing; shooting one-handed at a 6x6 bull elk on the opposite side of the river?
But I did pack my flyrod when I went duck hunting in October. Didn't have much luck with either one!
I bagged a nice trout after giving up on the last day of hunting. That turned my day around real fast when I saw the tail splash and my fly dissapear. Much better the seeing a tail flash and my deer dissapear :beathead: .
We all have heard talk about getting a grand slam in fishing, so what would be a worthy grand slam for a cast and blast outing?
As a bird hunter, I can see notable bragging rights if you were able to take Quail, Grouse, and Pheasant, and either a steelhead or a salmon on the same weekend, say sun rise Friday to sun down Sunday. That would be a hell of a weekend.
Hmm..probably would involve a drive to Bridgeport area for Pheasants, but Steelhead, Quail and Grouse, that could be done in the Methow Valley. Right now I would settle on just one of those Turkeys I saw last weekend. :thumb:
I have done, deer and steelhead in the same day. Dove/salmon, trout/ducks, steelhead/ducks, steelhead/chukar/quail/huns, steelhead/grouse...
always fun to take advantage of all the opportunities presented in an area.
Have done deer and elk while getting steelhead and salmon afterwards/before. But not at the exact same time (but on same day). Not sure I'd want to try flyfishing or such while having a rifle slung over my shoulder. Know back in the day, could do some south sound rivers and quite a few SW washington rivers for salmon/steelhead and still put a tag on a deer/elk. Not sure how much anymore (with all the building that's going on).
I no longer big game hunt but when I did in the early 1970s I had a day in the Snoqualmie drainage where I shot a blacktail buck in the early mornng, killed a ringneck in the late morning and caught several steelhead and sea-runs in the aftternoon.
This thread got me thinking. Has anyone been out on a lake in their float tube with a shotgun and a flyrod? That sound like a good time; trolling a streamer while keeping a look out for ducks and geese. I haven't hunted waterfoul before, but this seems interesting. How about the recoil while sitting in a float tube? Is this legal?