Best steelhead town..

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Panhandle, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. fredaevans

    fredaevans Active Member

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    Sorry Kerry, your post slide right under my radar. I think the answer is 'yes,' but get me back in context. If you're talking about the intersection of 'old 99/Riverside/etc., all that's been ripped up and it's now a 6-7 lane road. Only place you'll be the 5th car (this is our version of a traffic jam in the largest City in the southern half of Oregon) -at a stop light- is the 1 mile stretch from I-5 to Costco.

    fae

    PS: it's no longer called "Deadford," new name is "Dreadford.":thumb:
     
  2. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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  3. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast Bigfoot is blurry

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    Just to be different, I'll say Darrington. Fewer options than forks, but a bit less pressure too. Also closer to the pass for hitting the east side.
     
  4. Will Atlas

    Will Atlas Guest

    I don't know about Forks. Obviously those are some great rivers, but pressure has been rising exponentially the last couple years and the rivers out there are out of shape alot of the time. Also, the summer run options are fairly paltry out on the coast...and you have to live in forks. I would say portland personally or another town in the willamette valley. Oregon Coast, Deschutes, umpqua, Lower Columbia Tribs...thats alot of options year round.

    Will
     
  5. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

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    Let's see from Portland for a day trip:

    Clack, Eagle creek, Sandy, Molalla, N. and S Santiams, Big D, Klick, Hood, Wilson, The Nestucca, Necanacum, Salmonberry, and many other coastals. Willamette, Columbia, Cowlitz and other SW Washington rivers........ the list goes on, and this is just what you can do in the morning and make it home for dinner. There are so many options that it becomes dilemma in just deciding where to go. I don't know any place that has that many locations so close, with a variety of runs throughout the year.
     
  6. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    As far as centrally located, I'd say Aberdeen. Check out all the rivers you can hit within a couple of hours drive north, south and east of there.
     
  7. doug rose

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    Forks--not so many swells. Castle Rock would have given it a run before the mountain blew up.
     
  8. Porter

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: sad thing was I was going to list it too, but I didn't want to be different! :D
     
  9. Nooksack Mac

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    Sadly, economics has prevented me from spending stream time around Terrace and Smithers, B. C. But I've flown in and out of them, and my reaction to both was "I didn't realize that Shangri-La has an airport!" (Smithers might be more popular if its name didn't sound like a middle school Vice Principal/history teacher.)

    I'd like to see a sub-thread: Terrace or Smithers: Which is closer to a steelheader's heaven on earth?
     
  10. Kevin J. Burnham

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    Castle Rock !!:beer1::beer1::beer1:
     
  11. Dorylf

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    If you had to pick one, you could do worse than Hebo, OR
     
  12. Capt. Awesome

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    'Hebo' is a funny way of spelling 'Lincoln City'.