"It's not if you fall in, it's when!" Slickest river bottoms.

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  1. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    I concur on the spokane...that sob almost has killed me to

    My worst is the Crooked River in central oregon. The river spits snot and puts it directly on the rocks....and i broke my first rod on that river after hitting a slide rock...damn it
     
  2. Ryan Nathe

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    Lower Deschutes and the Ronde, haven't fished the Thompson, but I hear it is terrible.
     
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    Yep, you're gonna get wet!
     
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    There was a section on the St. Joe that was pretty ridiculus
     
  5. Bruce Davidson

    Bruce Davidson formerly hatman

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    From my personal experience:
    1. Hands down, the Thompson. I was face down in the water before I knew I even fell.

    2. Rock Creek - greased bowling balls (but not as big as the Thompson's balls) comes to mind.

    From my own (limited) experience, nothing else even comes close.
     
  6. Curtis

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    Green River around Flaming Geyser Park.
     
  7. Jim Reed

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    I agree the upper Green by Flaming Geezer, boots in the air, ass on the deck:eek:
     
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    The slimy, bedrock bottomed rivers (umpqua, deschutes) are the ones I don't like. They're unpredictible. Next would be large slimy rocks, which I hear the Thompson is king of.
     
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    A second vote for the Elwha between the dams. The upper Elwha, with its mix of substrate sizes, is a piece of cake. But that section between the dams is mostly larger boulders because the dams block the renourishment of smaller sediments. Between rocking boulders and irregular shapes that aren't stabilized, I've barked my shins and dunked myself more on that section than anywhere else I've fished.

    Steve
     
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    I've waded much of the water listed here, the Thompson would be at the tip top of my list. The rocks are more like boulders, and its like they are covered in snot, slime and then grease. The Thompson is cold in November!
     
  11. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator Staff Member

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    Wenatchee got me twice. I have heard the thompson is crazy.
     
  12. Ethan G.

    Ethan G. I do science.. on fish..

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    The Quilcene right below the falls is pretty crazy.
    -Ethan
     
  13. luv2fly2

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    i have been in most of the places mentioned and the spokane river from the town of spokane down river is the slickest of all. you gotta be there to believe it. hands down. mike w
     
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    1. N. Umpqua is rediculous
    2. Clearwater
    3. N. Santiam

    For trout: Spokane.

    Deschutes? I don't know if it belongs in this catagory.
     
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    _WW_ Fishes with Wolves

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    Another vote for the Thompson...like walking across a roomful of greased basketballs.
     
  16. Tyler Sadowski

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    Cayuse creek had me dancing all day trying to stay dry. :beer1:
     
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    Been reduced to tears on the Lower Spokane before I figured out studs in felt... even now, trying to get around on that river I'm sure I look like a dead-head dancing to a space jam keeping psychedelic time whirling a 9 foot fly rod. Its slick.
     
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    Going with Rock Creek In Mt. and the Clearwater..
     
  19. Keith Hixson

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    South Fork Walla Walla River in N.E. Oregron. Now that River is super slick.

    Keith
     
  20. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    I haven't fished many of the waters mentioned but the San Juan was slick. The slickest spot I ever hit was an underwater section of clay on the Snoqualmie Middle Fork, made snot seem like glue.....

    MB
     

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