December 29th Rocky Ford Flyfishing Freezeout

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by zen leecher aka bill w, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2007
    Messages:
    4,133
    Likes Received:
    368
    Location:
    East Wenatchee, WA
    I'll see what I can do to be there.
    Any temps above 25 at RF and no wind is good by me.
     
  2. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Messages:
    2,355
    Likes Received:
    692
    Location:
    Ellensburg, WA
    Did you really say strip? ;)
     
  3. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Messages:
    2,355
    Likes Received:
    692
    Location:
    Ellensburg, WA
    Some friendly RF regulars gave me some micro leeches like the one Mcnasty tied. They do seem to work, but I think I might try some tied with marabou instead of the bunny.
     
  4. Olive bugger

    Olive bugger Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    3,422
    Likes Received:
    822
    Location:
    Woodinville, WA
    I am not a real big fan of ice in the guides. Rod tips either, for that matter. Like Jim, give me a warm sunny day in the high 70s or low 80s.
     
  5. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Messages:
    2,355
    Likes Received:
    692
    Location:
    Ellensburg, WA
    Bradley, winter action on the Yakima can be pretty good. I would be happy to take you to some spots, but I'll be at at White Pass doing some Nordic skiing on the 26th and 27th.


    When are you coming back?
     
  6. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2011
    Messages:
    1,279
    Likes Received:
    1,024
    Location:
    Somewhere Near Selah, WA
    heres some more ill try.

    marabou tied in as tail and wrapped forward with purple bead.
    P1000465.JPG

    rabbit tail and ostrtich herl body.
    P1000467.JPG
     
  7. Bradley Miller

    Bradley Miller Dances with fish

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2012
    Messages:
    476
    Likes Received:
    133
    Location:
    Tacoma
    Thanks, Patrick....I hope to run over there Wednesday then return Thursday. I've never fished the Yak, but the upper river is so close to Ellensburg that it would seem crazy to miss a chance to fish. I drove that canyon this summer....beautiful area. This trip might be weather dependant; not too sure about the pass.....my Mustang is really a 'desperately seeking traction' kinda car.
     
  8. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,289
    Likes Received:
    1,769
    Location:
    Moses Lake, WA
    Let's make it a Saturday morning 9AM meet up at the middle parking spot, the one that people camp at. From there we can spread out.
    Ira, will you be available for a quick autograph session? (gotta make him feel welcome what with being a wetsider)
    I will also be available for autographs but have suffered the ignomy of never being asked.
     
  9. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man (NFR)

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    Messages:
    27,235
    Likes Received:
    5,779
    Location:
    Dillon, Mt
    A man after my own heart. Temps today were around 24. An hour later it was 14. The bottom drops out fast. In don't like to fish in this cold but living here isn't so bad.
     
  10. Patrick Gould

    Patrick Gould Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2010
    Messages:
    2,355
    Likes Received:
    692
    Location:
    Ellensburg, WA
    I still see a few Mustangs driving around on all weather tires. I wouldn't try it on regular summer tires though.
     
  11. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Messages:
    6,577
    Likes Received:
    4,882
    Location:
    Everett, Washington, USA.
    Zen, I'd happily take your autograph on any blank checks you'd like to hand me, but if that doesn't work you could co-sign a lone for me so I could buy one of those new Sage rods, dang things are so expensive, I'd have to take out a third mortgage on my house. As for my autograph I'd be happy as long as it doesn't cut into my catching time :)
     
    McNasty likes this.
  12. Bradley Miller

    Bradley Miller Dances with fish

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2012
    Messages:
    476
    Likes Received:
    133
    Location:
    Tacoma
    Thanks for the offer.... have fun skiing.
    I'll let you know how it goes if I get back over the pass.
    Oh: Merry Christmas.
    :)
     
  13. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,289
    Likes Received:
    1,769
    Location:
    Moses Lake, WA
    For those freezing out on the 29th we now have a little snow over here. Got about 3 inches yesterday and this morning. So plan on water resistant or water proof boots for Saturday. If it's not white and cold on Saturday it will be cold, muddy and slippery (on the creek paths).
     
  14. dp

    dp ~El Pescador

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Messages:
    972
    Likes Received:
    318
    Location:
    .Renton, Wa
    I've been meaning to head over sometime over the weekend - it may have ot be the 29th.
    I'll be checking the snoqualimie pass weather and then making a plan.
    how many people are looking to go so far? A dozen, plus the locals?
     
  15. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    4,289
    Likes Received:
    1,769
    Location:
    Moses Lake, WA
    Maybe 5 that I figure.