Methow Report 2

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Irafly, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    Yes you did, and it's probably because you can work a nymph like few other's I've seen. I couldn't buy a fish on Sunday.
     
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  2. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Thank you for that, I don't think about it that much until I'm fishing with someone new to the sport like my brother. It forces me to think about all those subconscious things that you do as a fisherman that equate to success. Trying to relate all that in a couple of trips is difficult. Because I don't think about it though, I make the assumption that my catch rate had more to do with luck then skill. I imagine Ian, that you made that center pin demonstration look much easier then what it really was.

    Trapper, I was wading the river and nymphing. I used a variety of nymphs, usually a large upper nymph and then a smaller bottom nymph. One of my fish came on a glow bug pattern, but the others this weekend came on one of the smaller nymphs. Two weekends back I did better on the larger nymphs.
     
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    A center pin is a type of reel...looks like a large fly reel...google it. But, it goes free-spool for those swinging drifts and allows you to maintain a line down a particular drift. Used extensively in the upstate NY Salmon River fishery with a bobber and weighted setup to maintain a vertical presentation.
     
  4. Methow

    Methow Active Member

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    River shot up to over 1200cfs last night. Going to go give it a look dout I'll be doing any fishing.
     
  5. psycho

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    CPs are quite common here in BC too, I have four or five down in the dungeon. Some Hardy's, a couple of Islander's and some JW Young's
     
  6. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    You are truly psycho if those are down in the dungeon. I think I'm ready to give them a try, although I'm not 100% sure if they are really that much better then a gear rod or a spinning reel on a fly rod... wait, what was that... a general intake of disgust from the the fly rod steelhead purists on the site.
     
  7. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    Center pins are fun as this chumly will attest to (my latest conquest from this afternoon). The taper of a center pin rod is different than most fly rods in that the tip is pretty soft and then stiffening up in the butt section which can allow for more delicate presentations. I still much prefer swinging for steelhead but when that's not an option or the species of fish prefer a dead drift I would rather center pin than use a conventional gear rod or nymph a fly rod.
     

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  8. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Dang it Ian, I should have asked you to try it out while I was there. I love the visual aspect of nymphing with an indicator or float.
     
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    Irafly, I am 72 years old there is lots of stuff down in the fishing room AKA the dungeon.:D Stuff that I haven't looked at for a dozen years. Enough tying stuff to outfit a good fly shop.:eek:
     
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  10. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Do you need an adopted son? My sons need a granddad :)
     
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    psycho Active Member

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    I teach fly tying at a local school, supply all the materials. I figure that we have to pass on our knowledge to the up and comers, if not our passion for water and fish will die out. Usually have a dozen or so kids.
     
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    I just wanted to point out that being 72 and having a SN like Psycho is badass.
     
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    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    I was thinking the same dang thing.
     
  14. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Update, my hatchery brats tasted great! I brushed one filet with high quality olive oil and then sprinkled it with fennel salt. After that I baked it at 425 for 20 minutes. Perfection.
     
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    I'll have to give that a try. My family gets made at me because I give all my fish away. Over the past 11yrs I've given away about 120 or so, and kept only one for myself - and that was the first one that I caught back in '01.

    I've thought about getting a smoker, but it seams like it's a lot of work for just a little amount on meat.