Sea-run Cutt Report

Discussion in 'Saltwater' started by Jeff Hale, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. Jeff Hale

    Jeff Hale B.I.G.F.F.

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    I've fished it, but no Steel yet for me. How about you, have you smoked a grizzly or Cougar yet with the S & W .357????
     
  2. tonemike

    tonemike fish'n glass

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    not yet. when i do i'll post some pictures. j/k.
    i gotta say, you did a fine job sighting that thing in. nicely done!
    -mike
     
  3. John B

    John B just tryin' to keep the skunk off

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    I worked a cold, sunny and quiet beach this morning in the extreme South Sound and ended up with three cutties to hand. There was quite a bit of surface activity and strikes up until the slack low tide, so it made the 30 degrees and numb fingers totally worth it.

    This was the first time I've been able to snap some pictures while carefully handling my fish, so here are those three lucky fellows that went after my Knudsen spider. Unfortunately, in the commotion of trying to take a picture one-handed, I hit a button on the camera which changed the settings on the last two shots, making the quality not very great. But the first (and biggest) cuttie shows up well enough.

    Anyway, these guys are definitely out there and in abundance in certain spots, so go find 'em!

    -john
     
  4. MasterAnglerTaylor

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    Awesome. Good report.
     
  5. slippery_whippet

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    You and dryflylarry should get in on the SRC salt fly swap going on right now. Both of your patterns sound like great additions to the list.
     
  6. flycasterwa

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    Nice work sir! Heading up on Saturday, and advice for a newbie ? (to this part of town, not fishing). Advice can be emailed to flycasterwa@yahoo.com Looking for advice on entry points or areas to check out.

    thanks in advance!
     
  7. Krystoff

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  8. John B

    John B just tryin' to keep the skunk off

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    Found some more south sound cutties yesterday. I brought in a 14" guy right off the bat, then proceeded to lose two more as I was getting them to hand.

    I was just about to call it quits and go eat my cold pizza for lunch when I saw a roll off to my right. I had just massacred my last clouser on the beach rocks, so I tied on a new fly as quick as I could. The very first cast hooked my up with the biggest fish I have ever caught (18"+).

    It was a good day.
     
  9. salt dog

    salt dog card shark

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    Verrry nice Fish John.

    It doesn't look to have any parasites on it, but way too fat and healthy to be an early post spawner; almost no spawning colors, just slight tinge of yellow. By this summer it will be as wide as a salmon, and wiser for the lesson you gave 'em. Good job on the "one last cast" fish. :thumb: I would call it a day after a fish like that as you're simply not going to do any better and a good note to end the day on.
     
  10. Eric Tarcha

    Eric Tarcha gear whore

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    Gorgeous fish!! Great job...looks like he took a spider eh?
     
  11. Jeff Hale

    Jeff Hale B.I.G.F.F.

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    That second fish is a solid cuttie. nice job, dude! Jeff
     
  12. Brookie_Hunter

    Brookie_Hunter aka Dave Hoover

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    What is that rod that you have in the picture...it looks dated. ;)
     
  13. Jon Borcherding

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    Beautiful fish!
    The glass rod, Pflueger & spider are nice, classic touches too!
    Thanks for sharing!

    JonB
     
  14. John B

    John B just tryin' to keep the skunk off

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    The "classic" aesthetic isn't due to any sentimental appreciation for antique gear, but is more out of necessity... not enough dough to upgrade at the moment. I took up fly fishing a few months ago due to the mixed blessing of an extended unemployment. The rod and reel belonged to my dad and had been stashed away in the garage for years, but are still totally functional.

    So the equipment definitely catches fish, but I have to say that I'm pretty anxious to see what a graphite rod will do for my casting distance!
    -John
     
  15. Jon Borcherding

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    Looks like you're casting far enough already!
    :thumb:
    JonB