Tolt River

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Rob Blomquist, Jul 19, 2001.

  1. Rob Blomquist

    Rob Blomquist Formerly Tight Loops

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    My buddy, Orvis Boy, and I head up to fish the lower Tolt out of Carnation yesterday evening. We fished the area with the revetment/levee right along side the Tolt River Road, where there is a large full spanning log jam just up stream.

    Fishing was boring until dusk, when Callibaetis, Yellow Sallies, and a large yellow stone started hatching. Nothing was rising to this feast until near dark when fish started rising everywhere, and we fished yellow stimulators until another could not be tied on. But the problem was that these were all 6" or less, both rainbows and cutthroats, and I am wondering if there are larger fish around in the summer?

    Does anyone fish the lower section enough to know?
     
  2. Jonduke

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    There are bigger fish in the Tolt, in fact, a pretty good number of 16-20 inchers. However, they are a pain in the ass to catch, as hard if not harder than any Yakima or Rocky Ford fish of equal size. I have personally only caught three in that range, but have seen plenty more. This is also true with the North Fork of the Snoqualamie. I've caught two big ones on heavy black size 6 nymphs, and one on an Irristible Wulff. But don't expect any fish of that size in the Tolt.
     
  3. flyflyaway

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    Jonduke, I've never seen anything in the NF Snoq over 12-13 inches and that's stretching it. I usually fish dries so I know there might be some biggies down a little lower, but 20 inches??? Do you mind giving a general area of where you fish on the NF so I could experience some of these hogs too?

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