Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by we FLY high, Feb 4, 2007.
i can see rudejude is as eloquent as usual (and as his moniker suggests)
The first half dozen posts in this thread contained some of the best advice a 13 year old newbie could ever get. Sadly, it was wasted on you as your comments so far in this thread demonstrate.
No one here is ever gonna tell some smart assed little prick exactly what rock to stand on and which direction to cast what fly. If that pisses you off, tough shit. Go somewhere else and bitch about us there instead.
rudejude- if you want to continue to be a member of this site then you need to re-think some of your contributions. Senior members like Kent have probably helped more Anglers then you have ever talked to. Please show them the respect they deserve.
Good thought Ibn. Another is to start thinning the herd a bit. Done.
Getting back to the original question, stop in at a couple of the shops in the area, Cle Elum / Ellensburg - there are a couple in E'burg. They can certainly steer you to local spots.
Thinning the herd.... I like the thought.
I'm confused now? If that is the Yakima, then, What is the river that runs along 903(I think?) that dumps into Cle Elum lake? Is that the Cle Elum River? I drove past there late last fall, without my flyrod unfortunatly, and was thinking about checking those places out this summer. I thought they were the same river.
The safety advice is paramount, so please heed it
As for CleElum.... Bring a bike. Have your dad drop you off on the Iron Horse Trail. Tasty water is everywhere. Dry flies prolly wont' be the ticket, but nymphing can be *mad* fun at times when the sun warms things up. There is no one magic spot, so be prepared to just have to put some sweat equity in things.
Also, here are a couple of other things to help:
1) Get a Delmormie Gazateer. Read it, study it, know it. There is *far* more water on it than you can ever imagine, and more than most people ever hit. The studs on the board spend a lot of time looking for water. Sometimes they strike out, other times they hit it big.
2) Be prepared for disappointment. This is a hard way to fish, and I feel more rewarding. But things don't come easy
3) Be patient. Right now is *NOT* the best time to be trying this out. There are streams that are open, but they are difficult to get to due to weather, and will be tough to fish due to cold.
4) Read the regs inside and out. That one document tells you more about good fishing than just about any other thing available.
5) Learn to appreciate what you got. I look JEALOUSLY at the good carp fishing you have in your area. Spooky, big, and put a big bend in the rod. Consider them when things warm up.
6) Don't worry about being good at everything, just learn as things come along. It's a tough sport with lots to learn, and the best never stop learning
7) With that said, spend time NOW when the weather is shitty practicing casts. This more than just about *ANYTHING ELSE* will get you hitting fish sooner. If you can't hit the target where fish are at, you ain't going to catch crap. Beg barter and plead for some casting lessons.
8) Focus less on the one *magic* fly, and learn to fish general flies effectively. It's one thing to have a stable of flies like Quigley cripples and Drowning Midge cripples you've amassed over time, but in general you can get by with the tried and true Adams, Stimulator, Copper John, and Hairs ear.
9) Try to watch the board for get togethers. We often have a stillwater mashup in March or April. Some stuff is age appropriate for you, some of it not. Have a guardian there and you'll be safe. If you can make it to one of those, hit me up and I'll try to lend a helping hand.
The Cle Elum is up Hgy. 903. It joins the Yak just south of I-90.
You would think that it would be similar to the Yak, but you sure don't hear anything about it.
Cle Elum is plauged with Dam release problems. Really low in winter and really high in summer (for irrigation) consequently the fishing suffers. There are fish to be had tho, especially in the upper river.
Cool thanks for clearing that up. :thumb:
Be careful, you don't want to end up on "To catch a Predator"
The Cle Elum river above Cle Elum lake is governed by catch and kill regulations. It is heavily impacted by campgrounds along the section upstream of the lake for several miles. Also, it is a cold, fast, relatively sterile stream, compared to the Yakima. As a result of these factors, it isn't a particularly good trout stream. If you know where to look you can get into some small rainbows in the Cle Elum, but the Yakima is much, much better.
I heard that the lakes around moses are suppose to be good for bass.
iagree Not to mention the trout in all those seep lakes below Sullivan Dam.
Hey guys thanks for the advice. will take in the fact that most of u are cerial killers and homicidal rapist.I dont have MYSPACE so this is the only chat i can get on. Thanks, o and by the way do all of u guys bicker and bitch all the time? If so GET A LIFE!!!!!:ray1: