2010 Hohdown

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by jeff bandy, Dec 5, 2009.

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Dates for 2010 Hoh down

  1. 1st week in March

    15.6%
  2. 2nd...

    15.6%
  3. 3rd...

    46.9%
  4. 4...

    28.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    They let me come last year and irritate them one and all. I'd agree that a 6wt is too little if you get into one. Maybe the gear demo program if you ask Mr. Scoones nicely?

    As for floatation, I have one solo pontoon and now one two man pontoon. One or both should be in use. Depending on what sections are to be rowed those two boats could be floating. (Still unsure if I'm canyon ready from Willoughby to Oxbow, but the rest I've done a time or few.)
     
  2. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

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    I've messed this up twice so I'll try again. Sounds good to me. Do they set up a base at a campground or launch and the others stay in rented rooms? I'll see If my son can get off and take the camper. I could allways tent it if neccessary, done that before. It will be good to meet a few faces to put with those words we write. I'll have to practise my casting and drinking to keep up my end of things. The eating shouldn't be a problem and I aught to be able to come up with an attitude easilly enough. I'll mark my calendar so I watch for the week that's scheduled. Thanks for the Info.Bob
     
  3. orangeradish

    orangeradish Eyes to the sky...

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    I'm in, regardless of the date. Sounds like a good time.:beer2:
     
  4. cabezon

    cabezon Sculpin Enterprises

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    Bob,
    Sounds like you've got the right attitude part down cold. Speaking of cold, some folks do camp, often at a place like the Oxbow campground on the Hoh as a central meeting/partying point. But there are other options that will be discussed as the dates come closer. Those that don't want to camp take advantage of the indoor heating and soft beds in Forks. Of course, spring snowmelt (if we accumulate much snow in an El Nino year) can ruin the best-laid plans of EARLY DECEMBER!!!

    Steve
     
  5. Bob Jones

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

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    That's about what it should sound like I would guess. If I have to drive the stakes through the snow then I don't think I'll stay more than one day, and save the time for fishing. If the snow melt has the river too high I have a nice warm home and some good books and magazines that have great fishing tales in them. Other wise we'll hope to not have to face that and can get to know more friends that we haven't met yet. We've got a little time to fill in the meantime so have fun. stay warm, fish hard. Bob
     
  6. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    The last two I went to it snowed. The river was a shitty green and not everybody who committed to it showed up. I did twice. After a short 800 plus mile drive. But I was spoiled as I stayed in a Motel in town. I like warm rooms, showers and a warm bed to sleep in. As for drinking, well I didn't paint the Ox Bow CG red. I didn't even get drunk. Just got full of booze.
     
  7. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

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    I didn't vote. One weekend is as good as another in March; it all depends on the weather.

    Bob,

    The Oxbow Campground has been Hohdown Central each season so far. Some people, softies like OMJ, stay at a motel in Forks, but most camp. I'd normally choose a motel that time of year, but I've pitched my tent at Oxbow for a couple Hohdowns, and been snowed on. My small mountain tent is warmer than the big car camping tent in winter conditions. You can count on plenty of anti-freeze around the campfire. And if Jerry comes, dinner at the campground will be better than anything you can get in Forks.

    Someone asked about using a 6 wt; not suitable for steelhead but OK for incidental bull trout that you cannot legally target.

    Sg
     
  8. JesseC

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    I'll go if OMJ goes. :beer2:

    Just kidding, I'll be there regardless. So far, all the weekends in March look good.
     
  9. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Do you have any idea what it cost me to come there from Montana. It isn't on the cheap side. First time I took about 800 bucks with me and I think I came home with 50 bucks or less.

    No, twice coming was enough for me. Besides I could die on the way there, as I'm getting on in years. Hell, a deer could run into me or I could run into a elk or a jack rabbit. It doesn't take much to wreck you driving at 75 MPH.

    I hope you all have a good time and you can all toast me at your campfires.

    Jim
     
  10. Salmo_g

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    OMJ,

    Don't worry, you won't be toasted around the campfire; you'll get roasted you old fart.

    Sg
     
  11. Ed Call

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    Amen to that.:beer2:
     
  12. Brazda

    Brazda Fly Fishing guide "The Bogy House" Lodge

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    Not that this would or should matter for a get together but the third and fourth week of March is no better fishing than the first, and historically the heaviest OP pressure is always the third week and I mean like twice the anglers as nearly any other week.
     
  13. Jerry Daschofsky

    Jerry Daschofsky Moderator Staff Member

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    I've done quite a few events fishingwise, but last year was my first Hohdown (I missed the year before when my FIL passed away). We homebased at the Oxbow. Funny, I setup camp in a down spot way at the end of the trail. It became "the spot" to hang out. Maybe it was the food, I don't know. ;) If it's not during my vacation, I'll plan on taking two floating holidays and making a 4 day trip out of it at least. Hopefully getting a spot at the Oxbow. I'll have my Alaskan Camper on either way, so I'll have a dry place to put my head.

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    A small sample of the event.
     
  14. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Damn Jerry, you just had to show a picture of that Rib Eye again! I sure hope I can make it, but it will depend on many factors for me. I do plan on spending at least a weekend out there this winter though. With a little one on the way, it may be some time before I can do that again. The fishing was great last year, but the catching not so much. I sure learned a lot about casting a spey rod though.
     
  15. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

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    shit I might be able to make it the 3rd week in march, I need something good to do for spring break