Dry Falls

Discussion in 'Stillwater' started by Old Man, Apr 25, 2005.

  1. ceviche

    ceviche Active Member

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    Hey Zen,

    As far as all that business with Backyard, I think he just likes teasing people--and bad. You should have seen him, Bhudda, and Worldangler together. Obviously great friends, but I wouldn't have wanted to have gotten in the middle of that. Maybe you should take it as a compliment that he gave you as much attention as he did. In the words of Buddy Guy, "Call it what you want, I call it messin' with The Kid." And you were The Kid.

    BTW, it was cool meeting you. I only wish I had made the Carp Comp. After getting directions from Alpinetrout and approaching Ephrata, I realized that I really had no idea where I was going. I ended up at Rocky Ford, got skunked, and watched this old timer sitting a lawn chair with fly rod hook-up with a very large trout. The fish ran a lot of line off his reel and then nosed into some weeds. The guy eventually had to break it off. Still, that was the first time I ever saw someone fly fish out of a lawn chair.

    And thanks for the Walla Walla info. Unfortunately, the "Toucan" is a little too east for Margaret and I to checkout. We're looking for something a little closer to town. Still, thanks for the tip.
     
  2. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Dave, your just gonna have to explore, i dont know any other spots :D . Btw, if anyone has a chance to fish with the yard, damn well take it. Just watch yourself around the fire when ur between the Chrises, as in Scoones and Daniels. The bruise on my leg is starting to fade. I learned to keep away, and stayed out of harms way the 2nd night.

    Peace,
    Andy
     
  3. Big Tuna

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    Are the fish working the shallows yet? Sounds like you were doing some trolling at night. Where you chironomid fishing during the day? If so, shallow or deep? I'm considering going up there and fishing Friday afternoon and evening, so any tips would be appreciated. I need to decide whether it's worth the trip.
     
  4. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    BT: Not many fish in the big shallows. My buddy hit that area pretty hard, nada. I hit a few on chronies, got lucky. I was fishing shallower water, 8-9' deep, 7' down on the chronies. I even hit a few on dries early... like 0600 - it was great, #18 parachute Adams. The most consistent success, for me, was deep with big bugger things. Worth the trip?, I can't answer that. The fish are healthy, strong and it's a nice place to be. The catching is a bonus.... IMO.
     
  5. Backyard

    Backyard SANCHO!

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    Dry Falls, Damn... Where to begin :confused:

    As always it turned out to be yet another eventful wff trip. It was great to see all the old characters and meet a few new ones. Glad to see some families out there this time (even though the kids and dogs like to pick on me) ;)

    As for fishing, I thought it was great… lots of nice healthy bows… only a few browns to hand and no tigers. But it was good to hear that a few were caught and they did put on some size since last year.

    Didn’t fish a lot during the mid day but morning streamers, afternoon emergers, and night-time, big streamer fishing was good.

    Messing with Zen was just a little hazing that he needed being that it was his first wff event. He took it well. Wetline, thank you as always for the good words… and I will try not to get to much into myself. :thumb:

    Saturday was cool ****, getting out with Ron, Bhudda, & Jabs we put some miles on the trucks searching for good water through the seeps, and the potholes. With only two perch to hand… it was still a good time.

    The Sunday carp off was good… just because it was actually really tech (high winds spooky fish, and Bhudda using j. teeny techniques). Having a crowd of so many great fishermen defiantly puts the pressure on to perform well. Having Jabs, Scoones, Worldanglr, Alpine, Bhudda, Ron, and S.B…. waiting for you to get your ass handed to you by Zen can be a little unnerving.

    Oh yeah Andy… I want my 100 bucks in unmarked $20’s ;)

    Some of the other highlights…

    - Killin it all night with Davey
    - Harassing CouleeFlyFisher (great sport and full of knowledge)
    - Getting my leg chomped by Sinktip’s dog
    - Lots of good conversations with good people
    - Stealing some trout bum sign
    - Seeing ceviche’s mad packing skills
    - Watching Islander mess with OldMan.. comedy.

    Who ever didn’t make it out missed out on a good one…

    BTW who had the cold??? Cause now I feel like crap. I was wondering why I was so dead on Sunday… Cold sweats and fevers all night last night. The couch has been my best friend today. Even though I did force myself to go fish Silver Lake at sunset.

    Who wants to crash that “other boards” Chopaka event in mid-may?

    - Roper & Tyler.. Everyone missed you guys out there.
     
  6. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Christopher,
    I though that was a practice. I've got the spot for the real thing, you pick the time. This time it's big bows, and nothing under 18in counts, so we have to leave the little sh*t at home and toss some baby chinook imitations. Im saying this one will be for 4 hours. Ur gonna need it to find out where the hogs are at. The water i want to fish opens June 1st.

    Peace,
    Andy

    Ryan, howbout putting up that footage of yards fish?
     
  7. Charlie Erdman

    Charlie Erdman In search of steel

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    Unfortunately, we only fished d.f. on saturday. The night fishing on saturday was possibly one of the best experiences I have had on the water. Being in a float tube, in middle of the night, catching some nice bows, and being in the presence of some legit flyfishers....it was a good time. The carp off was real fun too....so much learned watching yard fish. damn...all in all a great time and it was good to finally meet people. thanks to everyone

    sb
     
  8. Sinktip

    Sinktip Monty

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    Dry Falls was a blast.
    A big thanks to Ron for letting me borrow his two man pontoon boat. :thumb: I was able to get wifey and the two kids out for an attempt at friday night fishing. I basicaly rowed around for an hour until the two year old feel asleep and Tanner wanted back to the truck before the werwolfs came out under the full moon. :eek: :rofl:
    I think Zen had a bullseye on his forehead friday night, but he showed some big brass ones to stick to his challange even after Alpines rule clarifications. Why anyone would challange someone who exfoliates a vee on thier index finger is beyond me.
    After the row-fest on fri. we decided to walk in before dark and fish on sat. with the kids and dog in tow, it was pure comedy. Hiked all the way back to the left rear corner of the lake and got a couple of casts at a crusing brown from the bank before the screaming of holy @#*# a tick and red ants are everywhere!!! Walked back and spent the next forty minutes pulling Ticks off of the dog and checking the kids before getting them in the truck.
    All the time between that was spent BS,ing, drinking, and having a great time with the people that showed.
    On a side note don't run through a camp between a lying dog and a two year old in the middle of a water fight, even though you fed the dog fryed spuds minutes earlier. :ray1:

    Short list of some other highlights

    Buddas tent with a sage bush. :D
    Buddas tent blowing away like a sage bush. :eek: :eek:
    Ryans tent parked next to the Hilton. :hmmm: :D
    Backyard sleeping on his tent. :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
    Do I need waders or not?? :confused: :beathead:
    Rubber bands ='s kids bungeed to trees. :p :p
    The old, tick on the kid trick. :D
    Two nights at the camp fire, even though I missed the midnight to 4 am shift. :beer2: ptyd :cool: :beer1:

    This list could go on and on and on.
    We had a great time.

    Andy, I was thinking instead of cash maybe wager rods, kind of a pink slip format. Alpinetrout what do you think??

    Monty
     
  9. alpinetrout

    alpinetrout Banned or Parked

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    That was a qualifier, not a practice. Since only one competitor qualified, that automatically makes him the winner. Better start saving your allowance!

    Seriously, you don't want a trout challenge against backyard. He'll hand you your ass right proper, not just a 26 1/4" win like last time.
     
  10. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I guess that you should never go fishing skinny water with me. I had a good picture of me sitting in one on the Tolt river :rofl: :rofl: . Just ask Flybill.

    Jim
     
  11. jbrodie

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    Backyard, which week is that Chopaka meeting scheduled for? IrishMac10 and I are planning to spend a week in that area about the middle of May.
     
  12. FlyShopKristin

    FlyShopKristin Going Online

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    BY – are you sure it’s a cold? Chills and fever, maybe it’s the start of rabies?? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

    It was a fun time – it was great to meet some new people, hang out with friends….Hikepat – congrats again to Amy who hooked into her very first trout on the fly! In a kayak too – nice!

    That Saturday evening storm was a wacky one. The wind gusts came up suddenly and while everyone was trying to get off the water, those of us already at camp were securing rainflys and chasing gear! (Bhudda’s runaway tent – hahahah!) I was glad the rain stopped b/c there was not enough room for us all under the awning of Monty’s camper (the “Hilton”) for us all to fit.

    Kids definitely brought a new twist to the WFF event. A few stories had to be modified for their ears…(and for the stories that weren’t modified, I had to explain a few things on the trip home ...and there may have been a discussion about what you can and cannot put into your school journal) - but all in all, I think everyone adjusted pretty well to the addition of kids…(thanks everybody).

    Thanks to Ceviche for the great food and coffee. Hands down, Dave makes the best coffee….wait, strike that – maybe I should keep that a secret or there will be a run for the campsite next to him at the next event!

    Mr Yard, you deserve a big thanks for setting up this event. Gracias!
     
  13. ceviche

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    Maybe one of those racoons Backyard was chasing by my tent, sometime Sat PM/Sun AM, thought to spit where the dog bit him. ;)

    Yeah, no kidding I make good coffee! And too bad people were more into beer than food. That 3 chile black bean soup was every bit as good as my bread or coffee. Sad to say that I'm probably a better cook than a fly fisher. :beathead:

    iagree

    It really was fun, though a bit wacky at times--as noted above. I only wish I could have shown up on Thursday or stayed into Monday. Sadly, Monday was not do-able, as I got this headache Saturday afternoon that stayed with me all of Sunday. At least two full days are needed (for me, at least...) to really get in step with Dry Falls.

    It was a true pleasure to not only put faces to names but to also appreciate their personalities in action. Yeah, who would have know that such havoc could be created between Backyard, Bhudda, Alpinetrout, ChrisS, and worldanglr. :eek: Only great friends can inflict such torment amongst each other. :rofl:

    And what a pleasure to meet the Soltaus, Zen, Ron and Kristin, Jbrodie, IrishMac, Sinktip and family, jabseattle, and all the rest that I was too brain-fogged to remember their names. Now, who were the two that brought their golf clubs instead of their fly rods?

    I do have to add that, if All About The Fly reflects the personalities of Ron and Kristin, it surely is a place worth visiting and certainly a guaranteed success as a business. They are two very sweet and generous people (and were part of the "grounding" element at the campsite). Support them! These are good people.
     
  14. worldanglr

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    Good times! Well it took me a day to recover from that one, but damn it was good to meet up with some old friends I haven't seen in a long time and meet a few new ones... The highlights of my weekend were Brendan and I meeting a brown trout in a spring creek who was convinced he was a carp (have some dignity!), Alpine setting the ground rules for the Carp Off, capturing some exceptional blackmail footage of Scoones on film, helping 'yard measure his 26.5" winning carp, night fishing with everyone at Dry Falls, great campfire antics, losing my spork, watching the sunrise (twice) with 'yard.... The list goes on and it'd take me all day to type it out! Sparse, it's just not the same without ya, Roper, you were greatly missed, and Rowdy, you better have a damn good excuse!

    Thanks for setting it up Backyard, and thanks to those who showed up! See ya at the next one...
     
  15. Davy

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    I am sorry I couldn't get over- but I definitly 2nd the above paragraph.