North Fork Stilly Condition

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  1. First time on the stilly willy?
     
  2. Mike Garritson

    Mike Garritson Member

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    Nope...first time at the Whitman road bridge. Some really good runs, but no fish yesterday. Was swinging flies on my switch rod. It's sort of funny that once I went over to two handers, I catch very few fish...hmmm.
     
  3. Hillbilly Redneck

    Hillbilly Redneck wishin i was fishin

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    Dude,

    I'd go back to single hand rod then! Just kidding. Sort of. I fish a single hand 4 wt. for cutthroat most of the time. This time of year it's hard to know what you might encounter so a light switch rod is a good tool. I fished my 5wt. switch yesterday.
     
  4. Im going to start bringing my 4 wt switch with my steel rods and fish for src more
     
  5. Mike Garritson

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    I do the same thing. Usually start with the spey then change to the switch for the last hour or so.
     
  6. Mike Garritson

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    That's just crazy talk! Two hand casting is too much fun...then again so is catching fish I guess. I still break out the single handers on occasion, especially my 6 ft. 3wt. That thing's great for pocket water and six inch fish feel like monsters.
     
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    I'm just gonna steelhead with my 2wt.
     
  8. Yard Sale

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    Might have to downsize your barrel swivel...
     
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    I think 7x tippet can turn over hevi beads pretty well
     
  10. 2" of t14

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  11. Mike Garritson

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    ...boy, that escalated quickly. i mean that really got out of hand fast.
     
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  12. Hillbilly Redneck

    Hillbilly Redneck wishin i was fishin

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    I don't own a true spey rod. I've got 11' #5 and #8 wt. switch rods and that's as big as I go.
     

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