Good luck at Green lake

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  1. NWstonefly

    NWstonefly New Member

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    Hello fellow fisherman, Im new to the forum and relatively new to fly fishing. Excited to finally post a thread and to hear your thoughts. This Christmas I recieved a new echo ion 6/7 reel and have been anxious to try her out. I was visiting my mom for breakfast this morning in Seattle and on my way out of town decided to stop by Green lake and give the new reel a try. I started over by the bleachers casting parallel to the shoreline from one of the docks. I made a few cast and was feeling in tune. On my fourth cast I decided to let it sink a little longer, then began stripping at a slow rate. Next thing you know I was slammed and battled a beautiful 20" brown that caught me off guard. I landed and released the fish (after a quick photo) and couldn't be happier with my results. I decided to leave on a good note and get home to watch the hawks. All in all I am very excited about this good luck and to share it with all of you.



    P.S. I am new to the whole forum thing, so if anyone has any criticism on my post I would love to hear it. I'm a dry sponge ready for spilled knowledge. image.jpg
     
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  2. Islander

    Islander Steve

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    Nice brown. I've heard Green Lake has some but have never tried it.
     
  3. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    wow! you are off to a great start! beautiful fish...
     
  4. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    I used to fish right there every day. Back when I was young, the boathouse area was awesome for bass too.
     
  5. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    Yes. Welcome to the forums!

    I've been to Green Lake three times, if I remember correctly. I fished on the other end of the lake once when I was 8, back in 1958 or early '59. I caught a small stocker from a dock there.

    I think it was a Led Zepp concert that I attended there in '69 and sat in those bleachers.

    In '82, I had a beginning wind surfing lesson there.

    Haven't been back since. If I ever go again, I will be sure to have a fly rod along!:)

     
  6. zen leecher aka bill w

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

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    Nice post and nice fish.
     
  7. Brad Niemeyer

    Brad Niemeyer Old School Member

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    Welcome! and consider yourself lucky, that's a great fish! Green lake doesn't give up fish easily...enjoy your new rod and reel!
     
  8. NWstonefly

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    Thank you everyone for the response. Have a great new year and happy fishing. Maybe ill see a few of you on the water soon!
     
  9. Lostcreeker

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    I hope you released that beauty because I'm headed there today.
     
  10. Matt Baerwalde

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    Look at the tail on that thing! Heckuva fish.
     
  11. NWstonefly

    NWstonefly New Member

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    It was released and swam away strong and fast. Maybe ill see you there, im on my way there now.
     
  12. triploidjunkie

    triploidjunkie Active Member

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    A brown from the metro area. Hell yeah!! Nice looking reel you have there.
     
  13. NWstonefly

    NWstonefly New Member

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    Thank you. I have the same reel in a 8/10 as well for my soon to be switch/spey setup!
     
  14. Northern

    Northern It's all good.

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    Wow - not only a great fish and reel, but that's a spectacular photograph for one that obviously had to be shot quickly to get that beauty back in the water. The colors and clarity are awesome - I'd frame that. What kind of camera?
     
  15. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Love my 8/10's, for my 8 wt single and my 2 hander. I've been real happy with them.