Trying out some custom bamboo rods, interested?

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  1. MDL

    MDL We work to become, not to acquire.

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    I'm still in although for Sat only. Guess I should have paid attention to this thread sounds it's going to be a good time. If you wanted to try out some smaller spey graphite I could bring an ACR 11' 7" 3 wt, Meiser 12' 6" 456 and a scott fiberhammer 7wt fiberglass switch. I think the heavier weight rods would be covered. Let me know. James thanks for getting back to me on Spey Pages and answering my questions about a build. Looking forward to meeting you and everyone.
    Tight Lines...
    Mike
     
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    Mike.

    No worries, looking forward to meeting you and everyone else as well! Sould be a great couple of days.
    Sure bring out them lightweight sticks, that would be great.

    J.
     
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    Seems there are some concerns about the coming weather for the weekend, lots of rain (what else is new) over the accumulated snow from this week.... good chance of the river getting Blown (I have no idea how this river deals with water level changes??).I will still be coming out rain/shine/rivers blown out, brown and blowing chunks.

    Link to the current weather forecast below. FYI :)

    http://www.theweathernetwork.com/weather/uswa1012
     
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    The damns on the Skagit keep things clear above the Sauk confluence unless it's a real gully washer. HM Steelhead Park is about a mile above the confluence.

    Given the impending early closure, I'm guessing lots of folks will be there 'rain or shine'
     
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    Hey thanx for the info Marcel. i didn't know how far up the system the camp was located, or how many tribs were above.
    Cheers.
    J.
     
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    James,
    I'm still planning to head up as well....despite "Winter storm 2012".... I do keep hearing about the impending closure of the river though....has a date been set? I just wanted to make sure we were still within the acceptable window.

    Looking forward to it!!

    Thanks,
    Scott
     
  7. KerryS

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    Two main tribs above Rockport that may have an affect on camp water. The largest is the Cascade River and the second would be Bacon Creek. These two tribs could blow the river down to Rockport but I think we would need more rain and higher temps for that to happen. Still it is advisible to watch the gauges; http://wa.water.usgs.gov/cgi/realtime.data.cgi?basin=skagit
     
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    Kerry,

    Is there a place we can get some camp firewood nearby?

    Sg
     
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    Steve,

    The last time I drove up that way which was a week or two ago, I seem to remember a couple of different signs selling wood. I wish I had better information but it is not something I was looking for. I am fairly sure I saw them though so keep you eyes open along the way.
     
  10. Eric Tarcha

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    OH SNAP!!

    Eric,

    Where is that in relation to the Park?

    Scott
     
  12. Eric Tarcha

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    it was no fun doing a 360 with the drifty in tow at 5 AM on I-5 North. Thank god no one else was as stupid as us to be out at that time in those conditions and we were able to get straightened out and moving before we saw any other traffic coming our way.
     
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    I believe that is the park.

    10 inches of snow at my place now which means they got every inch of that and likely plenty more in Rockport.
     
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    yep, right at HMSH park. Floated down to Fabers and didn't see another soul on the river. it was great.
     
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    OK then.... looks like you guys got way more snow than we did up here. i think we will have to make a call, weather depending on thrusday night/friday morning.
    KerryS. Since you are pretty dam local to the area would you mind PM'ing me with your number and I will give ya a call Thursday/friday to see about conditions?

    Eric.... wholly shit.