looking for someone to float with

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by francis james hunnycut, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. francis james hunnycut

    francis james hunnycut Redneck Hippie

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    hey y'all. Ive been wading around the sky swinging for these damn steelhead. I would love to float my pontoon, but I've only used it in lakes and I don't have anyone to go with. is there any other pontooners out there that would be willing to float with me? I would feel alot better going with someone that has done it before. I've never caught a steelie on a fly rod, and Ive been trying for 3 damn years now. My fishing buddy has yet to embrace fly fishing as I have, I'm sure he is up at reiter throwing bait as we speak...The guys at pacific fly in mill creek said I should try and find like-minded fishermen on here, so here I am. I'm an avid fisherman and outdoorsman, a pretty easygoing fella, herb friendly and environmentally conscious. I'm pushin 40 now and am well on my way to becoming a grumpy old fart that talks to my fly box....
     
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    Herb friendly? As in you really enjoy socially eating and disscussing herbs? That might trip people out bro.

    Sounds like you need to rally some money together and hire a guide. Three years is a really long time.
     
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    I am wanting to float the sky tomorrow. My buddy said he might go would you like to join?
     
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    What does your weekdays look like?
     
  5. francis james hunnycut

    francis james hunnycut Redneck Hippie

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    thank you troutpounder! unfortunately my day today is booked. I really apreciate the offer, I hope I can take a rain check. I am free all week long, so if you are going sometime this week i would love to go.
     
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    francis james hunnycut Redneck Hippie

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    ndmslm, my weekdays are pretty clear right now. I would love to go during the week. do you have a specific day in mind?
     
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    Lets look at tuesday I think that looks like a good day
     
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    francis james hunnycut Redneck Hippie

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    thank you for the advice panhandle. I have considered hiring a guide, I just don't really wanna jam up and down the river in a jet boat. I'm there for the serenity. I'm not against hiring a guide, but it is a bit like paying for sex, methinks. I'm not against paying for sex either, but honestly I would rather do things the old fashioned way. You would think with all the time I spend "courting" these steelhead I would get lucky at some point!

    I certainly don't wish to "trip anyone out", but if an aging hippie floating the river trips you out I would say you are too uptight. here's what trips me out.

    people that leave their trash on the river for me to clean up and pack out.
    people that do not think the regulations apply to them.
    thieves and liars, including politicians.
    people that cut in downstream from me limiting my swing
    guys in skinny jeans.
    people that think power bait is the best thing ever invented
     
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    francis james hunnycut Redneck Hippie

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    thanks ndmslm! I would love to go tuesday!!!
     
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    If you've been trying to catch one for three years you are doing something really wrong. i'd get with a guide even if it meant being ran around in a sled wearing skinny jeans.
     
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    The Skykomish can keep even guys who know what they're doing skunked for 3+ years.
     
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    francis james hunnycut Redneck Hippie

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    thank you evan. that makes me feel better. I would hate to think that I am doing something drastically wrong.
     
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    francis james hunnycut Redneck Hippie

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    spoken like a true guide...
     
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    I'll get with you later this evening.on my wifes phone right now when I figure out how to pm you I'll give more detail
     
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    francis james hunnycut Redneck Hippie

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    oh, ps troutpounder, my wife loves your screen-name!