Unwanted time off, make the best of it

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  1. JasonG

    JasonG Active Member

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    Things are a bit slow for my shop right now so Im sitting at home for a little bit. I figured make the best of it and GO Fishing! I have not fly fished in the winter yet. I was thinking of heading to the upper Yak and trying it out. Any advice on what flies throw out there? Thanks Jason P.s I would try the canyon but its a little hard on the gas budget.
     
  2. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    might try an ice cube fly.
     
  3. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Call Red's...http://www.redsflyshop.com they may have some advice, and intel. While you're at it thank them for sponsoring this forum :)
     
  4. Cole L

    Cole L Fish Fiend

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    I would almost try the upper snoq instead of the Yak right now mostly for the sake of not freezing
     
  5. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Yeah. It's 6 in Cle Elum.
     
  6. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    Fish the salt...has to be damn cold around here before saltwater will freeze up on your guides.
     
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  7. Cole L

    Cole L Fish Fiend

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    If you feel the itch to go to the Yak and nothing else will satisfy it, then throw midges and streamers.
     
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    The Yak is probably frozen, especially up there. Everytime I've fished it in the winter the fishing was slow, but there are big fish to be found, especially if you like fishing big streamers slowly . I'd wait for a significant warming trend to get those fish moving and more eager to eat. The fishing always seems better in the late spring, summer and fall up there instead of the winter. The fish just don't seem to be around much up there in the dead of winter. The canyon has always treated me better during the cold season.
     
  9. JasonG

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    By upper snoqualmie you mean the Middle fork? Im not set on the Yak I just want to fish.
     
  10. Cole L

    Cole L Fish Fiend

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    South fork is open too, correct me if I'm wrong. Should be nice flows right now.
     
  11. JasonG

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    I heard it's pretty hard fishing on the forks this time of year?
     
  12. Bob Rankin

    Bob Rankin Chasing fur and fish every second I get :)

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    The Yakima in town here has ice flowing, not sure about the canyon. It's darn cold and getting colder with wind. Good luck!
     
  13. JasonG

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    Well, maybe I need a new plan!
     
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    dp ~El Pescador

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    fish Beaver or Rattlesnake - while they may be slow, they will be close to home for you
     
  15. JasonG

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    You think I could fish from shore?