Unwanted time off, make the best of it

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by JasonG, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. Earthquake Ron

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    Issaquah, Wa
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    Maroon, black or blond microleech fished low and slow of the west bank.
  2. wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    Stonefish gave some great advice, fish the salt. If the choice came down to fishing the Middle Fork Snoqualmie vs fishing the salt, I would fish the salt, regardless of season. Read a Roger Stephens post or two over on the salt forum. Become familiar with the South Sound, orient yourself to Searun Cutts and resident Coho, and forget the winter fishing blues. Salt will not ruin your trout gear, and if it does, there's an excuse to get more gear...
  3. JasonG Active Member

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    Ill have to look into it. I'm losing hope around here in the winter.
  4. triploidjunkie Active Member

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    +1. If I lived close to the coast, saltwater would most definitely be my game.
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  5. Kyle Smith Active Member

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    The SF Snoqualmie looks like it's in great shape. Use deep and slow winter tactics and lower your expectations. Or hit the Sound and lower your expectations.
  6. Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    The fishing is easy, it's the catching that is a bit tougher :)

    You will have to nymph, be patient and lower your expectations. Get out and explore the middle fork, it can be fun and I never know what you'll will find.

    Stew


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  7. JasonG Active Member

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    I think I might just go for a hike today. :)
  8. Matt Baerwalde ...

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    Use your hike to scout places to fish when it warms up a bit.
  9. JasonG Active Member

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  10. Matt Baerwalde ...

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    Take a camera too; this weather can make some cool ice formations. Also, you might see Bobo. Shirtless of course.