Greetings from the rainforest

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by ChaseBallard, Feb 11, 2014.

  1. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

    Feb 3, 2003
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    The Salt
    Most of even the most outspoken on hot-spotting would do the same in person on the river. I think you would even agree that sharing the same info you would at a campground or boat ramp on the internet is a different beast. That is the main point most try to make (eloquently or not).

    The Olympic Peninsula has been in the fly fishing media's cross-hairs for quite awhile now, and I think there's quite a bit of backlash based on all of the new anglers making pilgrimages there now. The pendulum will eventually swing as people realize that the media focus does not mean that the Peninsula has the most wild fish (the Skagit's escapement was higher than any individual OP river last season). These other rivers will eventually have the harsh glare of a media full of those traveling anglers with no roots to hot-spot them and the gold rush of non-local migratory anglers will head their way like moths to a flame.

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