A rookies log.

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Evan Virnoche

Jesse, is this the year that we're hiking up and floating out? Should probably put in for the time off with the wife.
this hike in ride out is something I am interested in doing. I long to wear the same pair of underwear for days and not bathe while casting to fish


5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year
Went fishing today with sir Danielocean. We headed out to the sky and got there at around 9am. After hiking down to the river and then downstream about a quarter mile, passing a dozen or so gear chuckers (2 of which had fish) and a few fly fishers, we made it to a gorgeous open run.

After casting and wading out to where we wanted to be, just a few swings later I heard a loud WHOOOOOO yell from downstream and ladies and gentlemen I am proud to say that our friend Daniel hooked himself a steelhead. There was a huge bend in his rod, and just as I was going to grab my phone to capture this moment in history with a picture, his rod straightened back out as the fish shook free. Shit.

We went back to casting for a few minutes and then I heard another WHOOOOOOOO. No fucking way I thought to myself. I quickly looked downstream, and yup, I was right. There wasn't another steelhead on the end of his line.

There was however 2 flailing arms and a head poking out of the water. Our friend daniel had lost his footing and down he went. A refreshing spill it must have been as I was still sweating from our hike. After confirming he was OK and uninjured, it was pretty amusing for both of us. He got dried off and was back fishing soon after.

Not another bite for either of us the rest of the day, with the exception of a trout that I didn't even know I had hooked until he took his 2nd jump when I was stripping in some line. I'm pretty sure my leech pattern was longer than this little guy. He shook free at my feet so I wasn't able to confirm.

We hiked back to where we parked about a half mile away and enjoyed a delicious beer. It was a good day.

Jeremy Floyd

fly fishing my way through life
three more months and it's prime time in eastern wa/id.. You should be able to get a steelhead on the snake/ronde/Clearwater, even as a new fisherman..

Far more forgiving than then Sky
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