Anyone tried RSL lately?

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by guitarfisher, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. gdbrill

    gdbrill Tight Lines

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    I'm planning on being at RSL about 9:30 ish on Saturday for anyone that can make it. See you then.

    Thight lines.
     
  2. Jeff Cheng

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    Hey guys,
    it's great to hear about rattlesnake. I'm really new to flyfishing.

    do you have any suggestions for flys and depth? you guys are saying 50'....i dont even think i know how to fish 50' deep....

    i'm planning on fishing tomorrow morning. not really sure if i'll go to rattlesnake, beaver, or lone. (btw this is my first post on this forum) :)
     
  3. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    It is usually nice to introduce yourself prior to asking questions / looking for advise.

    With that said, I'd suggest doing a search on this site to see what info already exisits. Then, ask your new questions.

    Also, you could just show up at RSL and, perhaps, get some pointers.

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    Be advised that in the spring, chronies also do well on RSL.

    MB
     
  4. Jeff Cheng

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    Oh sorry!
    I'm Jeff from issaquah. I was up at lone lake last saturday with JC. He introduced me to this site. Told me that it would be a good place to start learning. I've spin fished my WHOLE life! (20ish years) haha. i'm really new to flyfishing and just really want to learn something new and found that it's a lot more fun to fish and actually fight fish, even the smaller ones.

    Thanks scott for the advise. I'm excited to move primarily to fly fishing. Just trying to figure out where to start.
     
  5. gdbrill

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    Hi Jeff, welcome to the site. If you look through the threads you'll find several really great pieces written by Ford Fender spelling out the " how tos" of getting started and fishing still water. You can also join a club there is a great one in Issaquah and you can always talk to some of the guys you see on the lake. Most are glad to help.

    George
     
  6. Jeff Cheng

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    George, thanks for the suggestions. I've been reading the forum for about an hour now. Trying to learn as much as i can.

    I wasn't able to find "ford fender" or "how tos" when i did a forum search but i'll keep an eye out for their stuff.
     
  7. Chef

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    Hi Jeff! I am a student of JC. You took the classes from him, right? how did you like Lone? I hear you did great and JC sent me a picture. Congrats! JC mentioned you were thinking of getting a pontoon. Did you do so? I will be hitting Lone on Sunday. I try to fish every weekend at least once and twice if my wife is out for the weekend or there is a three day weekend.

    Also Jeff, if you scroll through this area (still water forum) through the pages you will find stuff by Ford Fendor. Awesome information and a lot to think about. I would suggest reading it once, then twice. Then go fish the place and then come back and read it again. Then plan on reading all of them again at some point or another once you getm ore experiance with fly fishing.

    Great to have you aboard Jeff. I am glad you got some lessons from JC. He is a great guy and great teacher.
     
  8. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    jjcheng:

    Some info for ya. Courtesy of the boys at Creekside! I see you are in Issaquah, ya might just stop in there for some tips. Course, you could also spend a few $'s for the advise.

    Lakes: I have on good authority that lone lake is fishing well up on Whidbey Is. if you're up that direction hit Pass too and try to rope a jumbo brown or bow. Rattlesnake is ok too, just find a calm day if you can. It gets windy up there and you'll get blown to the other end of the lake and get your tube wrapped around a log and have to walk back. Not that that's ever happened to me before... your typical tactics this time of year should look something like, drag a Hale Bopp Leech or Goat Leech around with maybe a tan or olive Soft Hackle behind it for a couple hours. Maybe you go old school and go with a Carey Special or Halfback. Then you might get tired of kicking around and put on a little indicator and a Frostbite Chironomid or an Ice Cream Cone or oooooooo, a Double Dipper Chironomid and drop them a few feet off the bottom and hang on. And if you capture a few fish you'll think life is pretty good and forget all about the early lake opener on the Eastside that is a mere month away. Or, I heard someone landed a 25 pound fish out of Rufus Woods so you could go stand in line over there too with all dudes soaking powerbait.

    MB
     
  9. Mark Yoshida

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    Water level is still high as of yesterday. Not much space to launch multiple boat at the same time. Yesterday was a beautiful day with very little wind. Nobody on the lake except for me. Fishing was tough, but I didnt care since I was not at the office.
     
  10. gdbrill

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    Hi Mark, how was the catching? Any special magic yesterday?

    George
     
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    I love creekside! Great people.
     
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    A freind and I are hitting the lake tomorrow. If anyone comes through say Hi. It would be great to place a face with some of the names on the site. blue pontoon boat tan ford truck.
     
  13. Jeff Cheng

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    Chef, it was an awesome day out with JC. I did get my pontoon. i took it out (because i couldn't stand it in my garage) for an hour last week. Just stopped by beaver lake close to me. Sadly i've been way too busy to fish. I'm thinking if the weather holds, friday morning i may fish but not sure where. My girlfriend plus church has been dictating my schedule. Chinese new years doesn't help my need to fish either.

    MB, Thanks for all the advice. I actually picked up some flies on my way over to beaver last thursday. i wish i could make it out to rufus woods; that sounds awesome! I'm really just looking for a calm day that is a friday which i can hit the lake. pretty simple but seattle's weather is just so unpredictable. I know i did well dragging buggers around lone a few weeks back with JC. So i'm sorta leaning to what i've tried so far...not that i've really tried that much....
     
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    Jeff: We gotta fish together! You get your rod yet? Any equipment and such? I am getting gitty just talking about fishing.
     
  15. Jeff Cheng

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    Yup! everything is set up and ready go to.
    Unless it's pouring down rain tomorrow morning, i'm going to go up to lone. :)
    I'm dying to get up there again. atleast i know i will have a chance at catching fish there compared to some other lakes near me.