Best Summer Run Fishery On The West Coast

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Jonathan Tachell, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

    Bring Beads, lots of them...
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  2. Jonathan Stumpf

    Jonathan Stumpf I don't care how you fish

    size 6 - 12 mm, all colors, all coats...
  3. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

    I don't go anywhere without a whole fanny pack full of beads
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  4. constructeur

    constructeur Active Member

    He said fanny pack.
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  5. Jonathan Tachell

    Jonathan Tachell Active Member

    Seriously though, im totally down to make this trip happen.
  6. Sean Beauchamp

    Sean Beauchamp Hot and Heavy at yer 6

    While those dates may not be "prime time" at a lot of destinations I find I enjoy even mediocre fishing more in shorts, t shirt and on an empty river. I've fished more than a handful of some of the mentioned streams and while they're may be greater numbers of fish available closer to known peak times, the fish that are around are fresh, grabby, lightly pressured, scorching hot and you can often wet wade. If I wanted to fish something new I would consider hiring a guide for a day on the north umpqua and then fish a couple days on my own. Strictly for the chance to spend time on a piece of fly fishing history and fish some dries with no shirt on. A fish or two for the trip is icing on the cake. But anywhere is nice in July and there are fish to be caught in every worthy stream. Man I'm ready for summer....
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  7. Jamie Wilson

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

    I wear extras around my neck - it's awesome and handsome.
  8. Dan Cuomo

    Dan Cuomo Active Member

    At the risk of being set afire by my GF, whillst asleep, I'm very much interested in the possibility of a Vancouver Island trip.
  9. Jamie Wilson

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

    You're probably going to have to tell her eventually. Better sooner than later in my experience.
  10. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    You guys lost me with the bikini hatch.

    I am just a dirty old man with lots of experience in dirty.
  11. BaldBob

    BaldBob Member

    When I lived in Eastern Oregon, I always started my summer steelhead season on the Deschutes 4th of July weekend. I usually had the river pretty much to myself and almost always caught a few. However, as July progressed the number of other fishermen invariably increased at an exponential rate. Don't expect the North Umpqua to be uncrowded in that time frame either. Also if you choose to hit the North Umpqua, be sure to have a good pair of Aluminum stream cleats. That river has the most treacherous wading conditions I have ever encountered - slick bedrock that has changes in slope without warning.