Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by golfman44, Feb 1, 2014.
This forum has now come full circle.
When selecting a bobber I've found that matching the color of it to the rod is more important than the brand.
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It is a death star, if you can throw it you can throw any damn thing you wish.
In the Kirkland old days you would have found any color bobber you wanted at Ernst or PayLess. Neither store exists now.
I think that any of them would put the balance of catching in your favor..
Doesn't BIC make thingamabobbers? I know they make everything else I lose the most of, figured they made thingamabobbers too.
I loved going to Ernst as a kid. Free popcorn was awesome
I miss payless. I still have gear in "the armory" that is in a paper payless bag.
Is this thread actually fucken taking off? Seriously? This is what I have to look forward to till June?
I love you guys, that can actually take some humor with your flyfishing..
Only if you choose. Go fish.
No I wont I am staying.
What happens in June? Are you just limiting yourself to fishing for hatchery fish? Even if you are, I'm pretty sure nearly every terminal fishery that closed this past week has a sizable stretch still open until Feb. 15th. Not to mention the fact that there are a ton of other rivers open outside Puget Sound. For a lot of people the season has just barely begun...and they don't live in Forks or Aberdeen.
Well shit I guess I am going to go deeper I to the regs. I am under the impression puget sound rivers are closex till june. I know I can still go out to the op but I simply do not have the means to head ojt there
...and the first steelhead will elude you...
Dan will never catch a steelhead not even gill netting
Since you're out of Monroe, the Sky has a 5 or 6 mile stretch still open (great fly water above and below the Reiter, btw) and the NF stilly still has a large section open. Also, the OP isn't the only place with steelhead. The Chehalis tribs (which should be getting their late winter hatchery runs now) are open and there are a whole lot of rivers on the coast and SW WA that have steelhead (some publicized, some not). If you can hitch a ride with somebody out that direction, it can be a real cheap trip, especially since you can usually find free campgrounds. A trip out to the coast generally doesn't cost me much more than I would spend in a weekend normally. I'm not sure if you don't have the funds or a vehicle, but I'm usually strapped for cash too, but manage it sleeping in my truck and eating cheap, garbage food. I also save my money for trips, rather than gear and a lot of people around here would probably advocate the same. Not trying to be at all critical, but for a beginner steelheader without the time or funds for luxurious hotel and guided fishing trips, you gotta do what you've gotta do. If you do go to the coast, don't go to the Hoh. It's a tough place for beginners.
Sorry to take the thread off topic.
Starting a thread like this should earn its originator a 2-week ban. Jokes are one thing, but stupidity should hurt.
All we need now is a comment from NateTreat and Dustinchromers to complete the holy trinity.
Life is short bro. Never hurt anyone to live/laugh a little.