stinson to Slide in

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  1. Klickrolf

    Klickrolf Active Member

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    Sounds like a fun trip that would require lots of different flyrods. A 3wt to a 12wt spey, there's alot of fishing in that upstream drift. At least it starts in an appropriate downstream section.
     
  2. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Lagging economic indicator

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    I must have missed those falls.
     
  3. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    I think he meant the shute just below Summit
     
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    I must have missed this chute.
     
  5. Rod Wittner

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    The first drop below Stinson is the worst, and it's not bad. Just keep your eyes open downriver and always be aware. No problems, have a great time.
     
  6. pbunbury

    pbunbury Tights Lines

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    How experienced are you on the sticks? I've floated from the Hatchery to Icehouse a bunch, most recently last month. Definitely a lot of rocks, big water, and super technical above Leidl. Everything comes at you a lot faster, once you hit Leidl things slow down. There's also a couple big trees down right now making it extremely dangerous. Below Leidl it's not bad at all if you're experienced. A couple spots with some fun waves and that's about it. If you know what you're doing, you'll be fine.

    Feel free to PM if you want any specifics
     
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    How long is the float (on average) from Stinson to Slide In? Is the takeout as treacherous as I've read (i.e. are you better off taking out at Icehouse?)
     
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    David,

    If you and George are running your pontoons and are confidant then there is not anything to worry about. You have already ran Liedle to Stinson. You will be okay from Summit , when it opens, to Liedle also. The Klickitat runs about 3 MPH and it should be about 13 or so miles from Stinson to Slide out. With a pontoon you can virtually take out anywhere you want.

    Craig
     
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    Thanks, Craig. I picked up a Clackacraft the other day (who doesn't need another boat?) and am hoping to get over and float from Stinson in the next couple of weeks with my dad. Will let you know when we go and hope to see you on the water. Take care.
     

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