Bikini baristas spotted at Dry Falls...

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  1. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    Now that I have the guy's attention, here's my Dry Falls report.

    For three lovely warm spring days we plied the waters in search of the elusive Dry Falls trout. They come in three basic flavors, Rainbow, Brown, and Tiger. Yours truly caught two of the above. Not much for all that fishing but it made them more memorable. The first was a nice 16/18 inch Brown on a green chironomid that had a second red dropper attached. Taken in about 15 feet of water, beautiful deep colors and spots.
    Numero dos, a fat and sassy Rainbow taken on, of all things, a parachete Adams, size 14. Whooda thunk it? But they were slurping rather loudly against that shear rock wall on the north side of the lake in the shade and I decided "what the .....k". Anyhoo, I nailed his ass and reeled him in with Old Man cussing and bitching off to my left.
    Each fish seems clearly imprinted in my memory, not an easy thing these days. Fewer fish caught seems to allow savoring each one a little more. Next time to hell with memories, I want sore arms from hauling in lots of hogs.

    Some quick awards to bestow on those there...

    Most ardent fisher...Backyard
    Most succesful fisher...Backyard (duh)
    Best Pot Luck Cook...Bart (deep fried catfish)
    Loudest snoring camper...Ron
    Cutest fisher...Jessica
    Most daring vehicle...Mulligan (red Integra)
    Most mellow fisher...Bhudda
    Newest member...Damselmedic (welcome)
    Most often requested missing member...Bob Lawless
    Latest arriver...Sparse
    Most obnoxious member........is anyone even wondering?
    Most unique firewood...Gareth (is she talking to you yet?)

    Roper,

    Life goes on, enjoy it...
     
  2. Wayne Jordan

    Wayne Jordan Active Member

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    I was a sucker for that subject line! I wish my teachers in high school would've used those sneaky tactics to get my attention...:p
     
  3. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Bite ME:p
     
  4. dheike

    dheike New Member

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    I haven't clicked on another subject line that fast yet!
    I have so isolated myself and need to break out and HEAD EAST! What with the inlaws in Yakima and the Cousins in Spokane and the Uncle and Aunt in North Idaho (Bonners) I realy gotta go!
    So thanks for the report I will posting my own soon I hope!

    darrin ><>

    "Thanks to people who focuse on the really inportant things in life, there is no shortage of fly rods"
     
  5. Whitey

    Whitey Active Member

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    Well, sorry I missed it. I was somewhat close by, but didn't make it. Anyway, Roper, when is the Highland fling, I'm all over that like white on rice. I will be taking off a couple days too, lots of lakes I need to visit up there. YT

    :smokin
     
  6. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    Jim, what could possibly make you say that...:dunno

    Roper,

    Life goes on, enjoy it...
     
  7. Andy

    Andy Workin in a sweet mullet

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    What a great weekend. Tightlines, Flydreamin and I stopped by Rocky Ford on the way out there... dont tell anyone, but we heard there are big fish there;-)
    I quickly fell in a sinkhole without my waders then dropped my camera in the creek. So muddy and wet and without any proof, we all caught 2 fish each in about an hour. Nice big RF fish, fought like my wet shoes would have.
    I want to dispute the most productive fisher award, Tightlines and his olive bugger slayed fish all day, both days. Its hard to be happy for the guy when I was using the same bugger and only hooked 2 fish on it, while he hooked dozens of them.
    Losing fish at night was the best. Total fish hooked, played and lost on my big night pattern: 14. Total fish landed all weekend: 8
    Smallest fish - 17 inches.
    Reverse those numbers and that would have made my weekend even better.
    It was really great to meet all of you finally. Lets do it again sometime.

    Andy
     
  8. Tightline

    Tightline Brian Perry

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    Sweet weekend!
    I'm kinda diggin the lake thing;)
    Weather was perfect, fishing was great... the only thing that sucked about the whole weekend was the lack of sleep. To bed @ 3a both evenings makes for a LONG spooky ride home Sunday. Thank god for those grooved highways. Saturday night was good to go... much more mellow than the OP, but was just what the Doc ordered... especially when Team Taco (aka Tyler & Brenden) showed with their traveling comedy show. Good times around the fire.

    A couple added awards:
    Best handlined 18" Tiger: Backyard (dude that was tits)
    Shortest appearance: Sak
    Entertainment Award: Team Taco... er Los Banditos... Or Dos Chimichangas
    Broken Camera award: Andy
    Best Pesto: Bhudda
    Coolest Cat award: Roper
    Firestarter Award: Specieshunter (again)
    Drunk of the weekend: Old Man (or was that just him?)
    :+
    Team Award: Leaky and his wife (both pulled hawgs)

    Anyways...cool pics to come on Thursday. I'll fish with any of you fellas, anytime. Good meeting the ones I hadn't met!

    ~B

    :beer2
     
  9. Andy

    Andy Workin in a sweet mullet

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    Backyard handlining that tiger was the coolest thing I saw all weekend, actually it was one of the coolest things I have ever seen fishing.
     
  10. jabseattle

    jabseattle jabs

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    Roper you have my full attention especially since I saw them...WOW can they make'em!!!!! AHHHHHH...those bikini baristas were the best!!! So was the experience on my first outing. I had a blast meeting a lot of people that I have wanted to meet for quite some time. Finally putting faces to internet names. I probably spent most of my fishing time near Backyard, Roper, Tightlines and Andy and his crew. Arrived to camp on Friday feeling a little awkward having not met anyone but the following people helped ease the nerves as I met Bhudda, Backyard, Bart, Oldman, Hikepat and Ron. Than onto the lake where fishing with Backyard and Roper was a good time.

    Saturday I think I met those baristas again at the launch and it gave me some good karma for a decent day on the water. Than meeting Sparse and Aplinetrout that night and staying up til 3am around the fire. I mostly listened because these guys have some funny stuff and are very interesting to listen to. They can attest to that as I said very little. Well I have some awards of my own there Sir Roper:

    Best fish retrieve...(Tie) Backyard and Tightlines
    Most curse words...Oldman
    Most Organized camper...Roper
    Most interesting to listen to...(tie) Sparse and Alpinetrout
    Earliest to bed...Roper and Oldman (I think for different reasons) and to clarify not together at least I think.....}(
    Best drag setting....dude(non WFF) in corner of bay with his drag set all the way.
    Funniest quote...I don’t like to talk on the lake because there are a thousand ears out here
    Best Big Fish Stocker...Backyard
    Most daring act on water...Andy standing on his pontoon boat
    Best new fishing word...Taco'd......thanks Brian

    With all that said and done I had a good time on the water watching Backyard with his stocking on huge trout, night fishing with Chris, Roper with giving me the HARD TIME EYE for the NEW GUY routine…(jk Roper), Oldman talking to himself, but I am a guy of few words (more reserved if you will) until I totally fit in with a crowd or group of new people. I can say after meeting everyone I can now emerge from my shell like a Dry Falls snail and if you read Sparse new article you know they don't move too fast.

    I’d fish with anybody, anytime, anywhere. Thanks for the experience and will look forward to the next trip.Until next time
    :smokin :thumb :beer2
     
  11. XstreamAngler

    XstreamAngler ...has several mistresses.

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    Hey, I am just NOT a lake angler, plain and simple. Much love to those that stand on pontoon boats, kick around with fins late at night and inch by inch line twitches. I will take my award with pride! Perhaps a "River Fling" is in order, but that is another post, another day. I had "other" fish to fry and let me tell you what, at midnight I was NOT kicking around a lake doing a slow twitch.....okay I was doing a slow twitch, just not in Dry Falls! Just glad I got outta there before Sparse showed up! Glad ya'll had a good time and Old Man, you still crack me up!

    SAK
    Xstream
     
  12. Tightline

    Tightline Brian Perry

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    Jared...
    You get the Chiro clinic award for that Sat morning show!
    Nice meeting you bro.

    ~B

    :beer2
     
  13. Roper

    Roper Idiot Savant

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    >Earliest to bed...Roper and Oldman Jim (I think for
    >different reasons)

    Just to make it perfectly clear, DIFFERENT BEDS! :eek

    Jarrod, glad to have met and fished with you. Hope to see you at the Highland Fling.

    Roper,

    Life goes on, enjoy it...
     
  14. alpinetrout

    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    It's reassuring to know that Roper was paying close attention during the cafes con piernas story.
     
  15. LeakyTiki

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    What a gorgeous weekend!
    We got over before noon on friday and set up our camp. :smokin Got to the lake and put in about 1. Nice to meet Irafly and his wife and lab as we wedged into a parking spot;)

    The wind was non existant as we paddled around, draggin' buggers, watching a couple landed on chronies. When we got over to the north point where the sheer cliffs drop right into the water, things started looking up for us, landing 7 between us. All nice, strong Rainbows from 16 to 20inches

    Hooked up with tightline, flydreamin', and Andy a bit later and enjoyed a cool beverage together.
    :beer2
    Beth and I quit around 7;30 or so just in time to meet backyard just coming out for his nighttime slayfest. It was nice to meet Roper at the launch as he prepared for his evening asault.
    It was a great day.
    :thumb

    Saturday was an even warmer day and our first thought was to maybe go try Lenore......WRONG......After looking at the mob in the north end I lost my taste for that. Headed back to DryFalls for the noon bite. Ran into Bart at the camp (hows your ankle?) and also ran over a marker post for good measure.
    Started fishing and darn near bumped into buddah and roper. Heard Jim but never saw him. It was awhile till I got into em but my partner was hittin' em pretty hard. Watched tightline and backyard just beating them up in the shallows. We cruised back over to the cliffs and found Hikepat snoozing in the shade.
    Just another absolutely beautiful day. Nice and warm. No wind. We fished till about seven and headed in. I think Beth ended up with 5 or 6 and me with 4 again. Not fast and furious by any stretch, but damn nice fish
    Got to meet Jessica and a few others for the first time in camp that night...Who was the guy with the chair?.... He was hillarious....Anyway we both had a great time and enjoyed meeting everyone we hadn't met yet......
    :beer2
    LeakyTiki
    pictures soon
     
  16. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    How in the heck could anybody miss not seeing me. When I was talking to your partner out on the lake you looked right at me. And I don't think that I'm invisible(just a tad to big for that). And at the go around I was the one eating all your pork. And no,sleeping with Roper is not my bag.

    But like I said it was fun but just a bit too far for me to come. But like SAK said a river fling would be just the ticket and I would be all up for that. Just as long as the drive there isn't over 250 miles from my home.

    Jim
     
  17. hikepat

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    The fishing was slow but most caught some fish. The only one who did not that I know of was Jim, but he needs to have more time with the line in the water to catch anything. Every time I saw him, his boat was on the bank tying on flies or he was in camp. I never saw him get his fly wet.
    Jim you have to get the fly wet to catch fish.

    The company was good, the beer was cold and the sun out all weekend without being to hot. What more can you ask for.
    For those who did not show up you missed a good time.
    Had a lot of fun talking to the people who did show up and got a couple new tying tips. Forgot to get back to Oldman Jim to have him show me how to do weave flies maybe some other time. I was to busy fishing.
    Fishing for me was slow with only one fish to hand fishing in the daylight with over 10 hours Saturday and about 2 hours on Friday, on the water. The after dark fishing made the trip all worth while with 4 to hand and many more lost. The only trouble was coming in after dark and my flashlight was not working well. Its a good thing the square lines of the outhouse show up so well at night there, otherwise the launch would have been hard to find in the dark.
    For those who have never made one of these group outings they are alot of fun. While I would not want to fish with such large groups all the time, once in awhile they are alot of fun. Beside its not much diffrent then fishing with the crowds at many other lakes, but in this case you know many of them out there alittle.
    I can not wait to see some photos from the trip when you guys and gals that went post them. Seems like I do not take many photos now days when fishing. To busy fishing I guess.
    Look forward to more such trips down the road.
    Now I need to get back to sleep. Did I say sleep I mean work. Funny how I mix those to up all the time.
     
  18. jabseattle

    jabseattle jabs

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    Hey Brian good to meet you as well!!! They taco'd your rod pretty good..Drop a line when your down with the fish sickness and I'll head with ya.:thumb
     
  19. jabseattle

    jabseattle jabs

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    Roper you are correct I should of clearly stated that to begin with but than again how do we really know for sure }(!!!
    The pleasure was all mine meeting you and fishing with you.......shooting the s@#$%^ and talking about your property.
     
  20. LeakyTiki

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    <How in the heck could anybody miss not seeing me. When I <was talking to your partner out on the lake you looked <right at me. And I don't think that I'm invisible(just a <tad to big for that). And at the go around I was the one <eating all your pork

    Oh, I saw you in camp allright Jim.:+ I just missed ya on the water. You were hard to miss at the camp,burning up all those chairs and stuff

    good times,
    David