Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by golfman44, Jul 15, 2013.
Awesome report, glad you had a great day on the water. Thanks for sharing.
Also, I bought my first 2 wt (7.5') rod to start this season and I love it. Great for working tight areas and making delicate presentations on small water. From the pictures, this looks like a great place to use it. Have fun!
Words cannot describe how excited I am for it. Just heard that they have to get it from sage first so it will be an extra 2 days before it's got a nice 10" SF bow on the end of it. Sad email but it will be worth the wait
Nice post, thanks for sharing. I love these little west side rivers!
you need a wingman, which is a good idea, pm me I would be interested in exploring the area. Sounds like a blast, would love to check it out
Where abouts in Kirkland are you? I just moved to the area a bit north of downtown.
Need to change that, although I am not to far away. Moved to dt bellevue.
We just flip flopped. I was in dt bellevue haha.
I will be heading up there this Friday around 11am till about 5 or so If anyone is interested in coming along? I know the area fairly well from exit 38 on up, I like exit 42 best.
If you can, you may want to push your trip back a little bit. I've been finding that the fish start turning on a little later, between 1 and 2, and extending well into evening. You'll be able to add a couple quality hours.
Yea I have much greater luck there from 4pm to dusk on dries. But for this friday I am only free during the day. My last 4 trips there I have landed 6-12 in a few hours from 4pm to dusk. But agreed late evening is best.
I started fishing that area in the mid 90's with a 6 wt. Then downsized to a 4 wt, and for the past 3 seasons a 2wt echo fly rod that is a blast to catch small fish on small flies. Good on you.
May I ask what reel/line you threw on your 2wt? I went with sage's click reel and a rio LT double taper. I loved the looks of the sage reel but was kind of split on which line to get (LT DT or WF Floating). The choices at 2 wt and especially into the 1 and 0 weight classes are quite slim in terms of lines.
My unsolicited 2¢ worth: Having fished a 2wt for a couple years before finally selling it, my biggest disappointment with it was that even the mildest zephyr would catch the line and completely ruin even my best cast. I think that your choice of a DT will help moderate (but not eliminate) the effects of wind. Depending on the action of your new rod, you may also want to try it with a 3wt line which would help even more. Lemme know and I'll be happy to meet up with a 3wt line and reel for you to try out.
I ended up overlining my 2wt rod with a 3wt, weight forward line. I took the spindly 2wt to Anil's shop in Tacoma. He let me test cast a bizillion lines until i found a line that felt right.
I cannot tell you why i preferred to over line this rod. Maybe it is because I am used to casting fast action rods and could not "feel" the limber, small rod loading when lined with the "proper" 2wt line.
Every caster and every rod may have different requirements. This solution worked for me. I cast this rod slower with bigger loops than I do with my 6 weight rods that I use from the boat on the yak.