13 year old looking for good fishing

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by we FLY high, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. Swandazi

    Swandazi Kevin

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    No we dont bicker "all" the time, only during the winter or when fishings bad., but it's sorta comon knowledge, that you dont tell a whole bunch of strangers specifics on where you live, how old you are and where your going.


    Is their any whitefish in the Cle Elum if so, you could probably catch more of them right now then you could catch trout. Tie on a size 14 or smaller egg pattern or some shiney gold or silver nymph
     
  2. we FLY high

    we FLY high New Member

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    By the way, my dad fishes to and never lets me out of his sight.;)
     
  3. Citori

    Citori Piscatorial Engineer

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    I had a friend, now deceased, who used to swear by Frenchman Hills and Winchester wasteways in February/March for the big spawners coming up out of the lake. I know he c/r'd 6-7 lb. fish every winter. Never did it myself, but Jim swore by it.

    Might be worth a try.
     
  4. Caveman

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    It's pretty bad you have to give a kid so much grief. It's only a flyfishing forum. You could atleast give hime some advice of where to go.

    Caveman
     
  5. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Hey Caveman :) Folks did... Concern for his safety should be important too though, considering his age... At any rate, do you have some suggestions that don't include the Yak? If so, if you could post it that would be cool. I've only really hit the Yak in that area, but I myself am always looking for good water :thumb:
     
  6. Tom H

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    iagree This is some great advice to a young flyfisher. If I could go back to being a teenager again, I'd explore every little creek, stream and pond/lake shown on the Gazetteer at every chance I could get . To me that is 90% of the fun of flyfishing. And if you see other flyfishers when you are out on the water, don't be afraid to ask questions. Most of us are happy to help. We were all in your shoes at one time or another.

    FYI - A good place and time to get started "catching" (as opposed to just "fishing") is to check WDF stocking tables and get out on a lake that gets planted early. For example, if you live near Seattle there are several year round lakes that get stocked in March. What you learn on those lakes will help you when you graduate to more challenging waters.
     
  7. Dan

    Dan Member

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    Does your dad know that you are posting on this website, providing both your age and where you live? I could be wrong, but I bet he doesn't.

    When I was 13 (many years ago), I used to be able to sling my Stevens 20 gauge over my shoulder, walk out of the neighborhood and across the highway and bust doves all afternoon around an old barn with a pond. But, there were always several of us together, including some older kids. Times have changed in so many ways.

    No one here is trying to freak you out around the safety stuff, but they know how things are. I bet your dad does, too. I know that it's hard to accept what parents and adults say sometimes, but you came to a community with people that aren't just fly fisherman, many are also parents, too. In short, they're further down the road than you are. So listen up, grasshopper! There is much to learn about fishing and life. Safety first.
     
  8. dominic7471

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    hey man... we fly high be careful with what you post. i know your thirteen but there are some freaks out there who are sick.... and as for the guy who was rude to him this is what forum sites are for and everyone is here to help eachother out, they dont mind.... but as for the original question the best thing you can do is go to a fly shop and ask a butt load of questions about where you are.... and get some books and it is really all down hill from there...... good luck man!!!!
     
  9. hendersonbaylocal

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    Seriously? I understand everybody's concern, but there are probably a couple hundred 13 year old kids in Moses Lake. Its not like he said the street he lived on or where he is going fishing on what day by himself or something. You guys watch way too much sleazy tv. By 13 I'm sure he knows its probably not a good idea to meet up with random freaks from the internet.

    weflyhigh: I have a buddy who grew up in Moses Lake fishing Rocky Ford. There are some big fish there, and although I'm not really into the spring creek thing, you might have some fun. I also fished some of the irrigation canals out there with him one time (who knows if they are actually open) and it was pretty fun. Get out and explore!
     
  10. Will Atlas

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    13 year olds are actually intelligent human beings. No need to talk down to the kid, you guys are showing your age ;). I agree with henderson bay, rocky ford is really close and really good. Also if you get a chance to fish lake lenore or dry falls lake, take it, you'll have fun.
     
  11. we FLY high

    we FLY high New Member

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    Hey guys my dad waz the one who came up with the idea! He said more people would help me if i tell my age. but thanks for all the great advice:D Tight lines and good times:beer2:
     
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    Don't take all the oddness too seriously. You just happened to catch us in the middle of a very severe bout of cabin fever. For some reason it always happens around this time of the year. You can guess how it all goes: Too much rain, rivers blown out, too much ice on the road, too much ice on the lakes, just too darn cold, etc... Like, what's a person to do when all you want to do is get in a little fishing?

    And then the madness sets in........ :eek:

    To be honest, the only reason I had to post is because a good friend of mine (who only lurks here... What!? A lurker? :eek: ...No, no, no! That emoticon is too weak. Why don't we have one with hair on fire...?) told me about this thread. What a ride! :clown: