Methow report

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  1. constructeur

    constructeur Active Member

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    Every thanksgiving the girls and I travel, this year I thought it would be nice to enjoy some time on the dry side and booked our cabin back in May. Last weeks Catatonic report by Itchy Dog had me thinking that I was going to fish, but without the feeling from my belly button down...

    Pulling into Pateros I found about 90% of the Miller hole to be an ice sheet! All of the fishable access furthur upriver was like so:
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    The girls didn't care, they had books and wanted to do jack diddly by the fire all week...ok for them but I needed a plan b.

    We stayed in the Rolling Huts a little past Weeman bridge:
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    They're a bit far upriver for anyone planning a Steelhead specific trip, but if just relaxing, or skiing they're a good location as they're right on the community trail and very close to the river. I was able to take my daughter to the river and show her salmon redds.

    In front of the huts is the restaurant Wesola Polana, which features Spanish food actually made by a Spaniard, as is both tasty and a good value.

    Right now my daughter is studying Prehistoire, so I took her to where I knew some petroglyphs were.
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    The day after I thought I would wet a line but the girls talked me into trying cross country skiing with them. Our trip took us to the Tawlks-Foster suspension bridge where we had lunch. Not the best pic quality, but it's the best I could do with a self timed point and shoot w/ no tripod.
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    Piper told me that she prefered this type of skiing and made it the full 6.2K, not bad for an 8 year old beginner!

    We saw no less than 100 of these critters over the weekend. Lots of folks seem to put food out or let some of their apple trees go unpicked giving the wildlife lots of food sources, which makes for great critter viewing:[​IMG]
    We ended our Saturday evening by watching the fireworks in town. Since it's so hot in the summer there's no fireworks in Winthrop untill 11/28 and they put on a surprisingly large show for such a small town.

    In town we found the Rocking Horse Bakery, which also had great baked goods, coffee, and value.

    So, the fish? They're still in the drink! Until the next trip, anyway. I was able to tie some flies, and add to my river access maps on two different rivers, which will be a big benefit on my next trip.

    Links incase anyone wants to check these places out:

    www.rollinghuts.com
    www.wesolapolana.com
    www.rockinghorsebakery.com

    -Terry
     
  2. orangeradish

    orangeradish 1/2 an Ira

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    Good stuff, Terry. Those huts are pretty cool, and the menu looks legit.
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Terry, best non fishing report I've read in a long time. Great camera work. Thanks for sharing. Glad your plan b ended up being all about the girls too! Awesome dad points.
     
  4. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Nice job Terry. What weight sinking tip do you use for ice flows?
     
  5. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    OMFG WHY DID YOU MENTION THE METHOW ON THE BOARD!!!!!!!!!!! OSHF9A8U98AJWOIJFA0WJFJ8090J

    I kid. That ice flow actually looks pretty sweet.
     
  6. SteelieD

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    That is a great report. Those huts look very cool. Thanks.
     
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    Sounds like a great time thanks for sharing!
     
  8. constructeur

    constructeur Active Member

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    Karl, you noob! You don't use sink tips with beads! Most of the river was pretty low I would have just swung weighted offerings off a dry line. maybe a type 3 in some of the deeper pools.


    CAUSE I WAS ON THE METHOW CATCHIN' YO' STEELHEADZ!!! ...I wish.

    Thanks for including that I would have never know!
     
  9. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    It wasn't you I was worried about
     
  10. rwbailey05

    rwbailey05 GO COUGS

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    Those HUTS look pretty sweet! Sounds like the perfect holiday trip.
     
  11. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Hey Terry, thanks for the info. What's a bead?
     
  12. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Did you steal that pic off the cover of Sunset Magazine? I read your post and the very day at the Doctors office I see the huts on the cover. Cool shot.

    Ira..