Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by jwg, Aug 1, 2011.
Damn guys, where's my invite? I'm off tomorrow!
Josh- are you willing to fish at nite with someone elses pink dick?
There are still a whole bunch of Fish over on the Vashon side of things.
Caught about 10 yesterday.
There are a whole bunch of fish everywhere. I saw about 30 caught this morning. I went two for two in about an hour. The other two hours were skunk city.
Took two other board members out for a quick morning outing. Met up with another buddy + 1.
Me: 2 for 9
Bestbuilder: 1 for 3?
Nick Clayton: 0 for 1 (I failed as a guide)
My buddy (ten80): 1 for 2
His buddy (not on the board): 1 for 3
No other fish caught by the groups of gear chuckers.
I'm going to let everyone in on a little secret weapon of mine.....
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Hey Evan, what material was you tungsten cone head fly made with? I saw where you posted the picture but wasn't sure if you ever game the materials. I tied some flies up last night that were as close as I could figure. Having mainly trout-fly materials I was limited to bucktail and marabou for pink materials. So I tied some with pink marabou (sparse tail and marabou wrapped up the body), thin wire counter wrap for durability, and a standard cone head with some wraps of lead up in the cone (no tungsten on hand). Tied those and some pink/white clousers (very sparse). Guess I need a trip to the shop for more pink stuff
Eh, don't overthink it. Materials don't matter. One day, I was catching fish on a tattered fly that had nothing left but some threads hanging off, and a pink cone head.
Sure, I was just thinking I haven't seen too many salt flies with maribou and wasn't sure if it maybe wasn't as durable or something. However, I have some buggers that have held up to many many trout so... Well anyways, I guess I now have some sparse pink flies so we'll see what happens.
8/26 Dash Point Report
Fished from 5:30 to 8:00, outgoing tide.
The usual chaos on the pier, but a lot less gear guys wading (only about 10).
Saw about 20 fish hooked on gear.
I was 1 for 2
Seemed like a normal mid-run type of morning. I don't think we are at the end yet.
Steve - Good to see you. I was glad to read that you hooked a few.
I think Terry's reminiscing about [deleted] in the blackberry thickets along the Duwamish's [deleted] shore with five [deleted] gear chuckers all named [deleted]
Hooked around 15 today. Still not that easy to find... My son had one stolen 2 feet away from the boat by Mr seal. He also used the head of a pink to catch a dog fish on a fly rod. It was kind of entertaining to watch the dog fish come up and grab the head
I agree that today felt like a mid-run day. The fish seem to be on every-other-day. You do have to put in your time in order to get them. There were two other flyfishers nearby and they hooked up a few but they were using 6 wt. rods and no baskets. That's a tough catch this year. I've used my 6 wt. but was literally worn out by the time I was able to land the fish. That may be because I'm getting old but I don't think so.
Thanks a bunch for showin me the ropes this morning Evan! Had a great time. Evan got me into my first first pink ever on a fly rod, although I was not able to land it I did get to fight it for a while. You most certainly did not fail as a guide!
I'm itchin to chase some more now.
Was out for a slow morning at PNP. Josh (Mtnwalker) had a nice one on for about 30 seconds. I had 3 shakers (4"-10"). Saw Banzai up there throwing the two-hander. Didn't look like there were many fish caught by anybody today.