Tempting Mother Nature on the Yakima - which float?

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  1. Todd Laughery

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    My buddies and I are way overdue to wet a line and we can all finally go tomorrow. Unfortunately, the forecast is for 17mph wind with gust near 30 from the NW. Can you recommend a float that's usually a bit more sheltered from the wind?
     
  2. Derek Young

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    Wind is a fact of life on the Yakima, and many Western rivers for that matter. My advice - get on the water early in the morning before the day heats up and the winds start to really kick.
     
  3. Stew McLeod

    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    Exactly as Derek mentioned, early on the winds were quit manageable for us during our float on Friday. As the day progressed things got tough at times, especially with the 3 wt I was tossing dries with.

    Stew
     
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    Thanks guys. Unfortunately the last several times I've fished the Yak the action didn't pick up until around midday. So get out early for lower wind slower fishing. That's why I was curious about location more than time of day. Oh well, better than not fishing at all.
     
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    I drove through the Canyon on Saturday and the wind at ten Am was blowing pebbles the size of bb's hundreds (yes) of feet straight up!
     
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    It's gusting to 50mph today. I'll fish when it's windy, like Derek said it's a fact of life on this river, but when it starts picking up pebbles I stay home.
     
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