Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by stewart dee, Jan 14, 2010.
Skagit fishing anyone!
Anyone fishing the Skagit in the am? I would like to fish with someone.
You pick me up?
Sure just wait at the corner of your street with all your gear, and we usually wear our waders to the river so have them on.
Whats up Chukar Spey? Love them feathers, they work good on my secret tubes.thanks.
My mail box was full sorry I missed the message for the fishing trip.
looks like Skagit and Sauk will be closed after Feb 16. Better doublecheck the emergency closure postings at DFW, there's been a wave of closures.
but the good news is they opened the Cowlitz for 4 days of smelt fishing...JEEZ.
Do you use a long belly line for those smelt or can a guy get by with a Skagit line?
16' 9/10 minimum, they run big
I got a 15'4" 9/10. Sure don't want to be out gunned. Tried to sell it without success. Glad I didn't now.
I strongly recommend a Clan 18'
with a Carron line.
It is all in the fly you tie for them..
And the slippery slope into dementia starts here...........................
Close it up! We pounded the river today for 12 hours and no takers. Ran into some guides and other guys with the same story.
You should expect to get skunked in January.
Do dollies count?
I am the dolly lama......................................................
Good Dolly year on the Skagit - the guides are fishing their clients for Dollys in the riffles since there are no metalheads to be found.
We were on a nice run today where I rarely see a boat. We had a fly guide pull in below us and have a picnic. We also saw two other driftboats pass us and had a couple sidedrifters in sled low-hole us within the same 30 minutes. SOMEBODY must have caught a fish there recently, but nobody touched anything while we were there.
That was the only spot of intense activity. The Howard Miller boat launch had no (0) boat trailers in it @ 4pm when we passed.
Beautiful day on the river. Warm, overcast, unlimited visibility. Not even a sniff from a steelhead~
Two of us drifted the Skagit down to Howard Miller on Sunday. Flows were in the high 3k to mid 4k with gin clear water. Nice mild day but no steel for us either.
DoubleSpey- Was the Fly Guide who "pulled in below you and set up a picnic" on Sunday in a wooden boat? Were you on foot or in a boat yourself? RR
How's fishin J.B.? Catching any?
Guide appeared to be in a yellowish tan and white fiberglass driftboat. I don't think it was wood. We were on foot.
I wasn't bashing the guide or his clients at all. I hope it didn't come across like that. He pulled in far below us and setup a BBQ on the beach. He was very polite and gave us plenty of room.
The BBQ smelled good, tho, and was making me hungry.
That boat was just one of many that were congregated in what has usually been a relatively isolated place in the 2-3hrs we were there.