"It's not if you fall in, it's when!" Slickest river bottoms.

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Dave Hartman, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Jason Wood

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    O.K., I fell in once below the dam:(
     
  2. gt

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    N. Umpqua!
     
  3. Luke Ramirez

    Luke Ramirez Still DoubleUgly

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    how about the cedar! I did one of those "completely in the air and comin' down ass first" kind of falls there. still hurts to think about...
     
  4. Kevin J. Burnham

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    Good call Dustin on the Spokane !! That thing has almost killed me !!!
     
  5. mike doughty

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    fricking classic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  6. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    I concur on the spokane...that sob almost has killed me to

    My worst is the Crooked River in central oregon. The river spits snot and puts it directly on the rocks....and i broke my first rod on that river after hitting a slide rock...damn it
     
  7. Ryan Nathe

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    Lower Deschutes and the Ronde, haven't fished the Thompson, but I hear it is terrible.
     
  8. greyghost

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    Yep, you're gonna get wet!
     
  9. Rory McMahon

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    There was a section on the St. Joe that was pretty ridiculus
     
  10. Bruce Davidson

    Bruce Davidson formerly hatman

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    From my personal experience:
    1. Hands down, the Thompson. I was face down in the water before I knew I even fell.

    2. Rock Creek - greased bowling balls (but not as big as the Thompson's balls) comes to mind.

    From my own (limited) experience, nothing else even comes close.
     
  11. Curtis

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    Green River around Flaming Geyser Park.
     
  12. Jim Reed

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    I agree the upper Green by Flaming Geezer, boots in the air, ass on the deck:eek:
     
  13. TrevorH

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    The slimy, bedrock bottomed rivers (umpqua, deschutes) are the ones I don't like. They're unpredictible. Next would be large slimy rocks, which I hear the Thompson is king of.
     
  14. cabezon

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    A second vote for the Elwha between the dams. The upper Elwha, with its mix of substrate sizes, is a piece of cake. But that section between the dams is mostly larger boulders because the dams block the renourishment of smaller sediments. Between rocking boulders and irregular shapes that aren't stabilized, I've barked my shins and dunked myself more on that section than anywhere else I've fished.

    Steve
     
  15. Hyde

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    I've waded much of the water listed here, the Thompson would be at the tip top of my list. The rocks are more like boulders, and its like they are covered in snot, slime and then grease. The Thompson is cold in November!