Clearwater National Forest - Fall 2010

Discussion in 'Trip Reports with Pics' started by Ed Call, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    The downside of this incredible trip was the fact that the rest of the guys introduced me to some whiskey called "bourbon".... Ye've RUINT me, laddies!!
    We have the famous WFF portable bar set up on the tailgate of my truck, View attachment 34827 ,Lonnie's incredible sausage dish View attachment 34828 , and a cutt which fell to an orange stimulator and my old Sage View attachment 34829 After hitting the streams all day, it was great to relax with the libation of choice:beer1: Lonnie enjoying a Kelly Creek gin&tonic View attachment 34830 And I got a chance to take out one of the new Watermasters on some really skinny water! View attachment 34831
    Altogether an incredible trip, gents, and I really look forward to another one!!!
     
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    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Alex that bar is awesome :)
     
  3. Jim Henderson

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    Great write-up Ed! Glenlivet 15 rocks.
    Lonnie, you also captured some spectacular scenery and fishy scenes
    Same to you Alex, nifty the way you interspersed text and photos. I noted the Knob Creek was front and center in the bar pic, you have fallen to the dark side.
     
  4. JesseC

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    Alex. That bar is amazing.

    That is all.
     
  5. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Too bad you weren't there to taste some of it's libations!
     
  6. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Jesse, you just KNOW we're gonna rub it in!!:clown::clown:
     
  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Jesse, drove right past your place on my way to the Clearwater National Forest. Did you hear me honk?
     
  8. orangeradish

    orangeradish Bobo approved

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    bawling:bawling:bawling:

    That was a fishing trip done proper. Bastards.
     
  9. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    Nice pics and report; sounds like you had a great trip.

    My wife and I have been visiting that particular neck of the woods every year for nearly 10 years now. It is simply incomparable. The first time I saw those kokanee swimming between my legs I nearly jumped out of my waders! I finally figured out how to catch them on the fly and always spend a couple hours each trip dancing with salmon.

    This year we invited a few fellow WFF's along and we had great time. I think there is something about the place that makes it a great place to go with friends. Perhaps its the remoteness that makes the friendships seem more important.

    Dick
     
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    Great pics... I haven't made it up there yet... but you guys have convinced me to head that way this Sunday
    It sounds like everyone had a wonderful time both on and off the river... I hereby add myself to the growing list of jealous anglers sitting in front of their computer
     
  11. rwbailey05

    rwbailey05 GO COUGS

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    Whit man lets go saturday! What say you?
     
  12. Ryan Nathe

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    Sweet trip and great photos!
     
  13. Mike Ediger

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    I love warm days on the water and then the cold nights around a campfire. Beautiful country, beautiful fish, and then a bunch of shady looking characters. Looks like a great time! I am very envious. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    Great thread, Ed. I want to go with you guys. I promise to come with all kinds of stories on Dave Alberts; I'll have to make a lot of them up, but I will.
     
  15. Ed Call

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    Bill, you must know that I'm not the ring leader of said clan. I don't have any clue how the hell I got invited myself. Once they read that you might have some dirt on Dave you could be set. I hope they don't get tired of my same few stories, cause that is about all I've got to offer the group.
     
  16. bitterroot

    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Dirt on Dave Alberts! I believe that's impossible!:rofl:
     
  17. Peachman

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    Great report from God's country! I was in there the 4th week of Sept.

    Your campsite locations looks very familiar.... ;)
    This was in '08 with the family mid Aug.
    [​IMG]

    JT
     
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    bitterroot Love vintage graphite!

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    Yes Peachman, that campsite looks very familiar! I caught several fish in the run just downstream from the campsite.
     
  20. Peachman

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    Right On bitterroot!

    Looks like you all had a great time, tough not too in that country.

    Mid summer when the creek is running higher, that run all the way up past your camp holds nice fish...
    I don't have a great deal of time to keep up on this site, however it would be pretty cool to catch up with you guys when you have another clave in those parts.

    JT
     

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