WFF Oly Pen Trip is Feb 18 and 19

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by James Mello, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. hedburner

    hedburner Active Member

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    I'm thinking I'll probably go to this. Should be a good oportunity to learn some stuff, and besides I've never have been over there.
     
  2. Matt Burke

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    Bummer...every freakin' year ya'll pick a weekend I work. Some of you will have to start on Friday. That is the only day I can make it, then haul ass back to work on Saturday afternoon.
     
  3. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Matt,
    James and I will be there all week. So you commin over on friday would be fine.

     
  4. Banzai

    Banzai FFing and VWs...Bugs & Bugs

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    I will try to attend this event. :) I'll bring along my two 13' spey rigs (one 8/9 one 10/11) if some body would like to give one a try.
     
  5. Matt Burke

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    John,

    I'll catch the last ferry over on Thursday Night. Should put me in the hood around two in the AM. Get a few winks and be ready to fish by sun up Friday morning.
     
  6. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    What punishment. A week with James is like a week without sunshine. I lasted a day with him and he broke me up all day with his BS. Fun to be with.

    Jim
     
  7. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Hey Jim... You're coming... right!? :) I can't work on getting cranky with out proper training.... Besides, we can have a few :beer2:'s, and then sing like old buds! ptyd
     
  8. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    My suggestion is for the Hoh Oxbow, more private and less noise issues with neighbors etc.

    Minnie Peterson Camp on the Hoh is on the Upper Hoh Rainforest Road, about six miles from Hwy 101. Another camp, Willoughby Creek, is nearby- within a mile. Both are central to the Upper Hoh fishing and access. Tons of access for drifters and waders. They are primative camps; no water but decent toilets and garbage service, nice sites and firepits ( we should take out our own trash).

    I know that Bogachiele State Park campground will be heavily supervised and late night revery may be stepped on.
     
  9. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Jim,

    That is exactly why I need you there to help ward off James' selatious advances.
     
  10. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    So if we don't have any major objections in the next day, I'll cement Oxbow as the choice of places to be...
     
  11. gt

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    so does this imply, river in shape or blown out, this is going to happen???
     
  12. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Yup... Come hell or high water John and I will be out there. At worst we'll just sit in the tent and light farts for a week... :thumb:

    Hopefully the weather will cooperate, But of course if folks don't go out due to weather, that's understandable. I don't think there is a person on the site that would fault you for not wanting to go to the Hoh if it's running at 50k CFS.... :)
     
  13. Salmo_g

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    I've never stayed at Oxbow, but it's a good central location for fishing the Hoh. And only 12 miles to Forks in case of rain, . . . really serious rain. If the weather is favorable, I might go over a day or two early and make a serious fishing expedition out of it. I don't know if I've ever fished it more than two days without it going out, tho.

    If it's at Oxbow instead of Bogy, then big tarps are gonna' be essential. Even in dry weather the picnic table benches are soaked.

    James,

    Are you thinking potluck for Saturday night? Or is that too complicated with such casual coordination?
     
  14. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    that's not a bad idea :) I think John and I will have issues coming up with decent potluck food, but I'll put it on the mainboard :) Lesse if we can get a real *MEAL* outta this :) This would go well with the beer I plan on getting.
     
  15. Jay Allyn

    Jay Allyn The Poor-Student Fly Fisher

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    I'm planning on being there. Got camping gear and such to bring too. I've been wanting to get to one of these get togeathers anyway for a long time. And I also really need a fishign fix. So yea....chances are that I will be there.........that is of course you all you old guys want an 18 yr old hanging around you.