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Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by jjaims, Jun 29, 2013.

  1. jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

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    Fishing a small c&r river/creek near Olympia the other day was great! This is the third time I've fished this river and to my surprise I haven't seen anyone else fishing. And yes I have checked the regs and made sure I was fishing legally. Most of the fish here are small and the bigger ones are around this size....

    fish 1.jpg
    So as I was fishing up stream I found a deep pool at the end of a long slow run that turned breifly into a short rapid and dumped into the pool. I tied on a long leader and a streamer and tossed it onto the far side of the pool and let the current swim it through the pool. Just as it was swinging up the other side I saw a flash and then a strong tug.! After a nice tussle I landed this beauty which is no monster but much bigger than any other I have caught here. Took a pick then quickly release to fight another day....
    fish 2.jpg

    I also caught many more cuts and bows on a parachute adams and a beetle pattern...
    Gotta love Washington..!
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  2. Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Lost in the woods.....
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    Looks like you had a great time, thanks for sharing.
  3. jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

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    Tacoma
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    No problem.. Thanks for your service to this country.
  4. Jim Darden Active Member

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    Bellingham, Wa.
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    jj....that is real trout fishing, treasure the experience!!!
  5. jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

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    I'm working on that part of it. Some times I get too focused on just catching the next fish and miss the true beauty around me. Nature has its own way of slowing you down though
    :)
  6. Jim Speaker Active Member

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    Mill Creek, WA
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    Great looking cutt. Nice work!
  7. GAT Active Member

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    For a wild cutthroat in a small stream, that guy could be a lunker! :)
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  8. 10incher Active Member

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    Coupeville, Washington
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    Yup. That's a lunker. A resident fish like that out of any PNW runoff stream is a rarity. Real pretty too with that crimson slash.
  9. jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

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    Sweet thanks guys.!!