My Beach

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Theron, May 8, 2014.

  1. Steve Saville

    Steve Saville Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Messages:
    2,946
    Likes Received:
    570
    Location:
    Tacoma, WA
    Hope you got out and got some.
     
  2. Theron

    Theron Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    145
    Location:
    Near Coupeville, WA
    Been out twice now. Could not entice anything to bite but I haven't fished for very long either time. I did lose one of Leland's beach poppers in the rocks on the beach. Lazy and bad casting technique.
     
  3. Darryl Pahl

    Darryl Pahl Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    182
    Likes Received:
    131
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Been out twice now. Could not entice anything to bite but I haven't fished for very long either time. I did lose one of Leland's beach poppers in the rocks on the beach. Lazy and bad casting technique.

    Despite looking complicated, Leland's beach poppers are one of the most satisfying and surprisingly easy flies to tie. not to mention effective and fun to fish. Google it, and tie up some more!
     
  4. Cuttbow82

    Cuttbow82 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2009
    Messages:
    142
    Likes Received:
    45
    Location:
    Renton, WA.
  5. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2003
    Messages:
    4,020
    Likes Received:
    1,671
    Location:
    Pipers Creek
    Agreed. Using a popper is great for letting you know fish are present.
    If you are getting takes but aren't hooking up on the popper, then take yourself to the dark side.
    Good luck,
    SF
     
    flyfool and CLO like this.
  6. Theron

    Theron Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    145
    Location:
    Near Coupeville, WA
    Thanks. I had already tied up a few of the poppers. A couple fairly sparse and a couple full. I also did a couple with pink. Now my problem is that when I unpacked my fly tying material everything is there except the hooks. I'm not sure why except that the last couple of days were kind on a boxing up frenzy and i must have put them in another box of stuff.
     
  7. Jeff Dodd

    Jeff Dodd Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2004
    Messages:
    1,866
    Likes Received:
    628
    Location:
    Langley, WA
    Hello Theron
    At the club meeting there was another new member who just moved to the island from Ohio, sounds like his beach is just a couple miles from your place! Anyway, he, like you, is excited to wet a line and get to know his new beach.

    Look forward to seeing you around the island!

    Jeff
     
    Irafly and Theron like this.
  8. CLO

    CLO 9 time heavy weight steelhead champion

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    1,619
    Likes Received:
    982
    Location:
    ALKi
    Theron, I think I met you this afternoon on your beach. I was the guy in the blue shirt.

    As far as the beach goes, I've heard it's a good one. I Managed to hook one very small cutthroat after it talked to you. Good luck fishing!
     
    Theron and golfman44 like this.
  9. Theron

    Theron Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    145
    Location:
    Near Coupeville, WA
    That was me. Glad to know there are some SRC around. I will have to spend more time down there. We have been busy moving in. I managed to find the rest of my salt water flies last night so I am ready to get after them hard. I also found my lucky hat so I am putting out notice to the SRC that there is a new predator in town. :)
     
  10. Jim Ficklin

    Jim Ficklin Genuine Montana Fossil

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2008
    Messages:
    3,727
    Likes Received:
    1,974
    Location:
    Columbia Basin
    Lucky hats are good things, even more important than hooks! Years ago, my former bride threw-away my revered & seasoned lucky sweatshirt; she said she was afraid it would fall apart if she washed it. After we started speaking to each other again a few days later, I educated her re: fishing & hunting clothing:
    1) It never gets washed
    2) It never gets thrown in the trash; IF the time comes, it is retired in a dignified manner worthy of its honorable service.
    3) Don't touch my lucky hats or other lucky apparel.
    We remain dear friends today, but she doesn't touch my fishing/hunting clothes.
     
    Ron McNeal, Alex MacDonald and Theron like this.
  11. David Loy

    David Loy Senior Moment

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2005
    Messages:
    2,869
    Likes Received:
    546
    Location:
    Wolf Bay
    Gee Jim, sounds like my lucky underwear.
    Theron - good for you. Looks like a fine beach to spend time on. My only suggestion is to get yourself a pair of rubber soled hip waders sometime (well, along with a small aluminum skiff). Easy on/off, maintenance free and ea$ily replaceable. You don't need to wade deep anyway, so you can save your goretex for Pass or Lone Lake.
    Have loads of fun and post your first fitch.
     
    Alex MacDonald, Jeff Dodd and Theron like this.
  12. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2002
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    128
    Location:
    Camano Island, WA, USA.
    Home Page:
    I'll second David's suggestion about the hip waders that makes it a lot easier.

    LB
     
  13. Theron

    Theron Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    145
    Location:
    Near Coupeville, WA
    I finally caught a couple SRC on the beach. My son-in-law was here for the weekend and we spent some time fishing the beach. I had a couple of follows on Leland's Beach Popper and a couple of follows on Bob Trigg's Chum Baby, but no takes. I switched to a Keta Rose and caught on on the first cast. Two casts later I had another SRC. I missed a couple after that and then it went cold but at least I know they are here. I suspect much of it is my lack of SRC fishing experience.
    Sorry no pictures. My iPhone was in the pocket of my pants which were inside my waders. Maybe next time. I still want to catch on on a surface lure so I will continue to try the beach popper.
     
  14. Tacoma Red

    Tacoma Red Active Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2011
    Messages:
    1,007
    Likes Received:
    614
    Location:
    West World
    Yes the Keta Rose!

    Doug 2
    Leland 0
    Bob 0
     
  15. Theron

    Theron Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2012
    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    145
    Location:
    Near Coupeville, WA
    I still like the beach popper. I will continue to fish it and the Chum Baby but the Keta Rose seems to be the choice for now.