Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Paul Huffman, Nov 9, 2010.
Yeah, regularly...upwards of $450 to $475 before the tip and travel expenses.
Any post that points to where steelhead are getting caught will potentially increase pressure on a river. I've seen it happen more than once.
Fixed it for you.
What, fish being caught...where's my map? Can someone help me find my map?
That would better describe my feelings...
And here I thought if you tied a bead on they'd jump in the boat!
serious question: if you are wading, why not swing?
Uh, because gear fishing with a fly rod (note I specifically didn't say fly fishing) is productive as heck. To some, it is not about how you catch a steelhead but that you catch a steelhead. Nymphing generally ups that chance of catching one. To others, it is not about whether you catch one but how you catch one. Some would prefer to fish all day, knowing they will/could be giving up several chances of playing a fish using different gear methods for the chance to have one grab while swinging. All depends on personal preference. While nymphing can be done while wading, from a moving boat, or from an anchored boat, swinging has traditional been done while wading, unless you are shelling out $5,000 to fish with a ghillie on an Atlantic salmon river.
the river doesn't owe you a thing.. it's the lack of catching that pisses you off not the river itself.. i tell people this all the time but no one seems to listen.
the Klickitat is NOT the Deschutes. it's not a river where catching lots of fish is common if you don't like a river because it's not as productive you are welcome to fish elsewhere and give someone else your spot on the Klick
I like it Rob.
I get paid lots to fish beads. I always have bead in the boat or in my pack. I love to swing but I am a fisherman and I like to hook fish sometimes and a bead can do that. Some people don't get to fish every weekend or even every year. Thats why they call me to hook fish.
People actually pay a guide to put them on fish and row the boat. It really doesn't matter what method they use as long as the client is happy with the result. I paid a guide a couple weeks ago for a couple days of floating the Klick. It was great fun, I caught some really nice fish (yes, on beads!), and the fall colors were great! If you can afford to pay a guide, it is a great way to spend the day! As for fishing the river from a pontoon, the productive runs are done fishing from relatively slow water along a seam of faster water. It is very easy to fish these runs from a pontoon boat with fins. I do a lot of fishing from a pontoon and really enjoy it, but I also usually get 4-6 days of guided fishing, whether on a bonefishing flat, on a trout river, or fishing for steelhead. It is a treat for me and my friends to do this and I feel really lucky to be able to afford it! Rick
I hooked a fish from the pontoon while floating the Klick a few weeks ago. It was a shit show to say the least! Was in a spot that was too deep to jump out, couldn't anchor up... Just had to roll down stream while the fish headed up stream. Never did get the fish in.