Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Stew McLeod, May 31, 2012.
So, anybody braving the flows and hitting the Cedar on Saturday? A bit too high for me still.
If everyone agrees to stay home, I'll go down, check it out and report back
Whats the optimal flows you are looking for on that river?
I prefer below 300cfs. Anything higher than that and wading gets really sketchy.
Sigh. I had a selfish dream that everyone else had forgotten about this spot but appears my dream was just that. At any rate, I heard exposure to the water there causes "anal leakage" which doesn't sound good. Unless you like anal leakage, I'd skip this fishery for the whole year.
By the way awesome pic Stew - it makes me want to find some slapshot video on the web...."Putting on the foil" is one of many sayings my buddies and I have when setting off on an adventure.
Opening day for the Cedar tweekers too.
its a tough river to fish, being that its open year round....(lol the Russians and the tweekers won't like the additional competition.) i live and work in this area, and i will never ever fish here. be sure your insurance is up to date, and walk away from a secured "empty" car.
Had my car broken into and $1000 worth of stuff stolen 2 yrs ago. Like this river but won' fish there again. Not worth it.
I'm going to give it a shot. I hope the tweekers will be going to bed at 5 a.m. I will report back. I will be right past Classics bar if any one wants to join me from 5-7 a.m.
Count me out my car is really nice and I dont own a beater. Sometimes I avoid fishing those areas just for that reason. I HATE THIEVES!
I checked it out this morning. It is really ripping along. I decided not to fish, and you are taking your life into your own hands if you try to cross it right now.
I love Hancock. It's like a country club.
Looking at my logs it needs to get down to sub-500 before I will try my normal haunt and as mentioned above, around the 300 mark before I can comfortably get to where I want to on the river.
I find it interesting people complain about the break-ins and thefts while fishing the Cedar. I've fished the Cedar literally a couple hundred times since 2005 and have never had an issue with a break-ins, damage to any of my vehicles or anything. I guess I am one of the lucky ones.
So did anybody make it out this past weekend?
Last time I fished the cedar was in 2008 on my way to work in south Seattle. I lost a cell phone, an iPod, a Sony PSP and a Scott S3 on that trip.
(because I pulled all of these out of my rig and out them in my backpack so they wouldn't get stolen.... Dropped my rod and broke it, turned around and accidentally knocked my backpack full of electronics in after it....)
Yes, I was there both on Sat and Sun. Sun was not so great but Sat was amazing for me. At one point, I had two fish on my two-fly rig at the same time, and I was able to land them too. A 14" and a 10"--this had never happened to me before!
Slow going for me - missed one decent fish on a streamer and landed a couple of small fish dragging nymphs. One of those days where I wasn't casting or fishing well, and I was thinking about all the errands I needed to be doing. Lots and lots of people out - the most I'd ever seen on the Cedar though I'm no Cedar expert. Clarity OK, water quite high where I was.
I did find a cool green rock for my daughter though - bonus!
touch luck Evan ... almost comical if it wasn't so tragic.
Irfan, was than a dry-dropper rig or two nymphs? Nice work.
I fished it for an hour Monday night, brought 2 fish to hand. The river is moving pretty fast still.
Fished a beautiful section on Sunday for about four hours. No love nymphing multiple setups, and nothing swinging various streamers. Missed some small strikes on a stimulator, but nothing of any size. I've fished this river way to many times to have zero fish of any size to hand. I saw my buddy catch a 15 inch rainbow last year, but that's it. I've dialed in other fisheries, but can't seem to figure this one out... Regardless of flows.