WFF Oly Pen Trip is Feb 18 and 19

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by James Mello, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Hehehe... In Tacoma you'd pass a lot of Ho's on Pacific Avenue... HT75, keep in mind that it's off of Highway 101, not near SeaTac, or Northgate, etc... ;)
  2. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    What do you know about them ho's,James. You sound like you know it all. Been teasting the waters so to speak.

  3. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Hey man, no joke, I was camping solo up above Humes Ranch on the Elwha late last August, when no campfires were allowed, and right in the middle of a song I was rendering off tune, a HIDEOUS AWFUL HOWLING erupted not more than 50 yard directly behind me in the pitch darkness. It was like nothing I had ever heard, and I've listened to coyotes hundreds of times. It was quite un-nerving to encounter a possibly hostile critic under those circumstances....and all I had for self defense was my lockblade knife, a Swiss Army knife, my 9-foot 6wt, and my hiking staff.

    I shone my LED headlamp into the darkness, looking for eyes reflecting, but seeing nothing, and banged my spoon on the bottom of my stainless steel pot. I was tempted to start a fire, but I hadn't gathered wood because of the campfire ban in effect. It was really freaky being there alone in the total darkness (almost a New Moon) after that bloodcurdling howl going off so near!

    It had to have been Bigfoot!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
    I'm not making this up!

    And ibn, it cracks me up to hear you say "bigfoot," anyway...I heard a rumor you wear a size 18 boot.

  4. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Hey Beadhead, Andy Carey and I might head up that way this Saturday, maybe to the Queets, unless that last big slide is dirtying it up. If the visibility is zilch, we'll go somewhere else. We'll keep our eyes peeled for your rig.

  5. ibn Moderator

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    JAWS - queets looked pretty good vis wise on Tuesday. I bet it will be tits if the weather stays the same.

    I'm a bigfoot believer. One of my quinalt buddies said they have 2 names for bigfoot, and not only is there the big bigfoot, but they also have a small childlike bigfoot, they call em the little people.
  6. Sloan Craven Active Member

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    If we can get a picture of a Sasquatch, we'll all be rich. If Sasquatch like hotdogs, beer, and fishing stories; one is sure to wander by.
  7. John Dougher Member

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    I haven’t visited the board for a month or so due to a family medical situation.
    Can anybody tell me how many guys, I assume this is a mostly male bonding time, are going? Is there an overflow campground picked? Cottonwood? Didn’t read all the posts.
    May try to head up from Vancouver Friday afternoon.
    Know the spot, camp there often.
  8. Sloan Craven Active Member

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    There's about thirty guys heading over, though I'm sure any ladies are welcome. Preferably single ladies who like guys in their late 20s with thick builds and a taste for the Grateful Dead. Someone mentioned Bogachiel campground as overflow, but if everyone doesn't need to have their own site maybe there'll be plenty of room?
  9. John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    The campground is Oxbow. I'm sure that anyone is welcome. James and I will be out there all week so anyone can show up at anytime.
  10. hikepat Patrick

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    Hey Jaws a fire may not have done you any good. I was camping in the Q rainforest just to the South of there and heard a slight crack behind me. I thought at first it was the camp fire. Then I though there must be a coon behind me. I looked back for the coon and instead saw a large cougar coming up behind me in a full crouch. It did not scare me right a way because of the shock and I just said hello kitty and since it knew it was seen and I was facing it, the cougar ran off. When it finally hit me that a large cougar was stalking up behind me, my nerve finally gave out and my ax stayed next to me the rest of the night and I burned two night worth of wood all that night. I was also glad I was sleeping in the back of the truck that night.. The fire did not faze that big cat at all. This all happened in the same area two other campers had dogs attacked at and at least a couple of hikers had a run in with a large cat that same summer something like 5 years ago now
  11. Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    You guys had better be careful. those damn sasquatch can get pretty wild, especially when it's mating season. you can see they love ZZ Top so don't play any on the boombox, and make sure you dont' shave for a couple days if these guys come into your campground to roast some weenies...


    on 2nd thought, shaving might not make much difference, they like their gals kinda NOT wear red undies or a red wife beater, hell stay away from anything red!!!! That color is alleged to drive squatch wild with Grape Ape desire!!!!


  12. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Holy Sh** Mingo! Next time I'm packing my ax! :rofl:

    Gee, thanks alot, Hikepat!:eek: That's just too real!:eek: Don't know if I'd camp back there alone again during a campfire ban. Lots of cats up in the backcountry. I was advised to be sure to hang my food where I was going, as a black bear had been cruising the area. The bear wire I used was back in the woods, nearly 100 yards from my tent. After the howling, I was a little edgy. I stopped by the bear wire and raided my bag on my way back from the river after fishing til dusk, constantly looking over my shoulder and all around me. The following day I was out of there, fishing my way downstream.

    I might be passing thru Forks next week, don't know if I'll stay for the weekend bash, as my party animal days are over, but I'll stop by the Oxbow if I'm going by.

  13. Jim Wallace Smells like low tide

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    Beadhead, Andy can't make it this weekend, and my plans are up in the air...might head in a different direction now. :hmmm:

  14. Jake Smulkowski Throwing hoppers into baetis falls

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    Hey guys! Fished the upper Quinault this morning - gorgeous, clear, lovely, nary a fish. Lower Quinault had that nice green hue. Queets looked all right, and the Hoh was a very steelheady shade of blue from Visitor's Center to Oxbow. Hope you get the weather we had this weekend for next weekend too!
  15. Sloan Craven Active Member

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    CAN"T WAIT FOR YOU GUYS TO SEE MY MEAT! ;) Seriously though, been shopping for grillins'. I picked up some hotdogs, frankfurters, kielbasa, polish sausage, smoked sausage, and bratwurst for Saturday night. Kinda based my numbers off of the list, got plenty in case a few extras show up. I didn't get any veggie or tofu dogs. Let me know if for any reason I should pick up more (ie. there's some influx of people you know are coming that aren't on the list).
    Know I just got to remember to pack the cooler on friday morning.
  16. John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Well, James and I are off to the O.P. If anyone needs to get ahold of us you can try to call but no promises. We will be out there all week. Obxow campground various rivers around the o.p. and hopefully fish. See everyone next weekend.

    John Hicks
  17. Hoglipstick tailing looped

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    Hope John and James took their 0 degree bags. Here is a weather link

    Also, I read on the WA Gearchucker... er, I mean Gamefisher sight last month that there was a sweeper across the Hoh up by Minnie Petersons. Don't know if it's true or just B*llsh*t, as I haven't been that far up for awhile. Just thought it should be mentioned. If the water's dropped, had some luck at Willoughby's with an egg&sperm pattern (weighted) at the rootball. Oh yeah, ran into a blackbear there, but he didn't seem interested in me or my Jim Beam so I let him pass. Have fun, post some porn when you guys (and gals) return.
  18. Jason Decker Active Member

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    anyone know how to get a hold of Mello or Hicks?
  19. flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!


    I PM'ed you with some info. Let us know if you do get a hold of him and get any info.

  20. Bob Triggs Your Preferred Olympic Peninsula Fly Fishing Guide

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    To all of you last-minute planners:

    There are several posts under this topic that provides information on the area, local camping options etc. I listed several within a few miles of the Hoh Oxbow Campground.

    The Oxbow will not support all of you so plan on going to a nearby campground. take a few minutes to scan through this topic to find the information.(I provided a description on a previous post here).

    Also see for local resources, travel info etc.

    Important items to bring/share are: Firewood, Tarps and Tying Lines, Tarp line stakes, Toilet Paper, garbage bags, yard rake, shovel ( for fire pit cleanup), a few five gallon buckets, folding lawn chairs, lanterns, potable drinking water,
    food for pot-luck saturday night.!