S Fork Sno Hiking/Exploring

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  1. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    post removed cuz of gps
     
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    Skysoldier Trout Hunter

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    Very nice golfman! I spend a good amount of time walking that river myself and have never had a bad day, fish or no fish its an awesome place.
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Damn I am jealous. Wish I could have been there too.
     
  4. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    It truly is a place that never gets old.


    I'll take you there man. You can break in your tempt there!
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    You the the 4wt will be okay up there?
     
  6. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    For sure. Without wind a 0 wt is probably ideal but even 5 wts work. Longest cast I had to make today was maybe 25 ft
     
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  7. Kent Lufkin

    Kent Lufkin Remember when you could remember everything?

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    This is prime time on the forks. What a wonderful report. I can just hear the river and smell the wind in the trees. Thanks for sharing.

    K
     
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    No need to apologize for cell phone pics, those are great shots.
     
  9. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    By the way bro. I know very well what you pack with you,and as your friend I feel obligated to advise that when you go deep like that by yourself you really need to be packing the standard emergency gear and stuff. If you fall in the river, screw up your phone and break an ankle those granola bars are not going to do much for you and you are no Macgiver. Looking out for you man.
     
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    Stew McLeod aka BigMac

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    Nice work and great report, thanks for sharing with us.

    Got me thinking that maybe I need to get back exploring more and not haunting the same places, which is what I have been doing for the past few years.

    I grabbed a 2wt earlier this year and have yet to break it in, my son had the pleasure but not me yet. Time is a coming me thinks.

    Stew
     
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    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    No need to thank me, I should be thanking you! You are the one who got me started up there.

    Thanks! It is amazing how nice cell phone cameras have become.

    You are 100 percent right. I added a camelback with 70oz of water this time. I'm getting there slowly. That's no excuse tho, you are right.
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Also, I do not know much about the area up there, but I would look into seeing if bear spray would be something good to bring along too.
     
  13. The Duke

    The Duke Been around

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    While it wouldn't be a bad idea, I don't think that bear spray is an absolute necessity up there. Over the years I have run into one bear on the SF, and it was way more afraid of me than I was of it. I only bring bear spray when I am in grizzly country. However, better safe then sorry. You never know when you might all of a sudden be standing in between a mom and her cubs.
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    When ol Guss Mccrae was asked about his gun he said, "I would rather have it and not need it than to need it and not have it". I always loved that quote.
     
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    The Duke Been around

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    Then there's your answer.