here we go...steelhead in 5 days

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Will Atlas, May 27, 2008.

  1. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

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    Joe, Clearwater is 2.5 hours--- about the same for the methow. I grew up in portland where I could fish about 15 different rivers and creeks within the same distance. I could also choose between 5 rivers after work in the summer from Downtown Portland. Just a little difference..... just a little.
     
  2. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    I'll be on my fav stream on the 1st at 0 dark 30, Im not saying where but if you see an older 16ft white koffler with a burgandy stripe say hi.
     
  3. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    It looks like you all will be fishing for them mud fish the way the rivers are now. But name calling???????????

    I thought that you all had grown up by now. But I guess I was wrong.

    Jim
     
  4. David Dalan

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

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    Can't we all get along? Pan does seem a wee bit bitter. But he is right...Idaho has long ago said goodbye to it's early season steelhead.

    However I think that if I wanted to have choice steelhead water within easy reach the Snake drainage would still be high on my list. While snake river drainage chrome is a myth, I can find metal from August to April on a fly. That's pretty good IMO, and the summer fish can rip you a new one. Not hot like a 6-AM-Run-to-the-river-in-july-first-cast-equals-a-hookup-chrome-Rierter-brat, but pretty good anyway.

    If it were up to me (and I could stand leaving where I live now) I would definitely get closer to the ********* and ***** Rivers. It would have me also near the ********* and ********* rivers for Coho and Redbands respectively.
     
  5. Panhandle

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    Not bitter, just Jealous. :D
     
  6. HauntedByWaters

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    Since when were you grown up Old Man? :p
     
  7. Kevin J. Burnham

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    Yup I've been fabricating flies for the past week. I'll be there next W/E !!!