Middle Fork this afternoon

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  1. biker_dd

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    Got out to the middle fork about 4 pm today. Certainly better suited to river kayakers than fisherman, but I found a little bit of water to fish and landed the biggest trout I've ever had on that river. He took a little EHC. Only caught the 1, but it was a nice one.
     

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  2. Pete Bridge

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    Nice fish!
     
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    Nice Cuttbow!!!
     
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    jjaims Make fishin’ your mission

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    Sweet well worth the trip. I've caught one that size but on the south fork.
     
  5. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    Nice fish. Like above, I've had that size on the SF before but not the middle.

    Nice grab

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    Very nice fish on a river close to home. What fly and set up were you using?
     
  7. biker_dd

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    I was using a 5wt with a 7 1/2 foot 4X leader, tied on a small elk hair caddis, probably a 16. There weren't a lot of bugs on the water, a caddis or parachute adams are usually my starting point on the Snoqualmie.
    Honestly, with the way the light was and how fast the water was moving, I never even saw him take the fly, just felt it and set the hook.
    I fished that seam for a while longer with no other hook ups, then tried some deeper slow water with a large stimulater and nymph dropper, got one little bump but no fish.
    I just bought a new 3 wt rod, I've been fishing the Middle Fork with a 5 wt for too long, should be more fun with the light set up.
     
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    You'll love the 3wt out there. I made the switch a few years ago and it's amazing the difference!
     
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    Thanks, I bought a 4wt 8-6 a few weeks ago for the Middle and South Sno Forks. I figured it would be shorter more presise casting so I got the 8-6.
     

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