My Beach

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Theron, May 8, 2014.

  1. Theron

    Theron Active Member

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    Thanks. I had already tied up a few of the poppers. A couple fairly sparse and a couple full. I also did a couple with pink. Now my problem is that when I unpacked my fly tying material everything is there except the hooks. I'm not sure why except that the last couple of days were kind on a boxing up frenzy and i must have put them in another box of stuff.
     
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    Hello Theron
    At the club meeting there was another new member who just moved to the island from Ohio, sounds like his beach is just a couple miles from your place! Anyway, he, like you, is excited to wet a line and get to know his new beach.

    Look forward to seeing you around the island!

    Jeff
     
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  3. CLO

    CLO They baitin'

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    Theron, I think I met you this afternoon on your beach. I was the guy in the blue shirt.

    As far as the beach goes, I've heard it's a good one. I Managed to hook one very small cutthroat after it talked to you. Good luck fishing!
     
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  4. Theron

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    That was me. Glad to know there are some SRC around. I will have to spend more time down there. We have been busy moving in. I managed to find the rest of my salt water flies last night so I am ready to get after them hard. I also found my lucky hat so I am putting out notice to the SRC that there is a new predator in town. :)
     
  5. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

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    Lucky hats are good things, even more important than hooks! Years ago, my former bride threw-away my revered & seasoned lucky sweatshirt; she said she was afraid it would fall apart if she washed it. After we started speaking to each other again a few days later, I educated her re: fishing & hunting clothing:
    1) It never gets washed
    2) It never gets thrown in the trash; IF the time comes, it is retired in a dignified manner worthy of its honorable service.
    3) Don't touch my lucky hats or other lucky apparel.
    We remain dear friends today, but she doesn't touch my fishing/hunting clothes.
     
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  6. David Loy

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    Gee Jim, sounds like my lucky underwear.
    Theron - good for you. Looks like a fine beach to spend time on. My only suggestion is to get yourself a pair of rubber soled hip waders sometime (well, along with a small aluminum skiff). Easy on/off, maintenance free and ea$ily replaceable. You don't need to wade deep anyway, so you can save your goretex for Pass or Lone Lake.
    Have loads of fun and post your first fitch.
     
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    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    I'll second David's suggestion about the hip waders that makes it a lot easier.

    LB
     
  8. Theron

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    I finally caught a couple SRC on the beach. My son-in-law was here for the weekend and we spent some time fishing the beach. I had a couple of follows on Leland's Beach Popper and a couple of follows on Bob Trigg's Chum Baby, but no takes. I switched to a Keta Rose and caught on on the first cast. Two casts later I had another SRC. I missed a couple after that and then it went cold but at least I know they are here. I suspect much of it is my lack of SRC fishing experience.
    Sorry no pictures. My iPhone was in the pocket of my pants which were inside my waders. Maybe next time. I still want to catch on on a surface lure so I will continue to try the beach popper.
     
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    Yes the Keta Rose!

    Doug 2
    Leland 0
    Bob 0
     
  10. Theron

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    I still like the beach popper. I will continue to fish it and the Chum Baby but the Keta Rose seems to be the choice for now.
     
  11. CLO

    CLO They baitin'

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    Any size to them? I might fish up near there this weekend..
     
  12. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    You know, I've got a brand new rod/reel 6wt for this, and have never been out! anybody want to recommend a beach that I can reach on a day drive from LederhosenLand? Getting a few pros together wouldn't hurt, either!
     
  13. David Loy

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    Theron, that is outstanding. Congratulations.
    Alex - I would love to fish with you sometime (or split a pitcher) but I'm not much of a guide and am not getting out much at present. There are some goodun's here though. Good luck.
     
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    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Thanks for the kind thoughts David; One of these days!
     
  15. Theron

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    They were small - about 8 to 10 inches.
     
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    Alex, you could try fishing here sometime. I'm sure there are better beaches and I am a novice at SRC but I do have some good craft beers.
     
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    there are sea runs there
     
  18. Alex MacDonald

    Alex MacDonald Dr. of Doomology

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    Sounds good Theron! I'm way in back of the curve on Sea Runs-kinda like my steelheading-never even seen one! Where's your beach? I've maybe got some time in about two weeks. I can bring the bratwurst!
     
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    Sure bring the brats. My deck is a good place for a cigar or pipe and a couple of beers.
     
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    My father has said "where there are small ones, there's a big one".

    Sometimes there will be a big one just sitting under all the little ones. Sometimes there will be two!