yakima report

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by LDR, Mar 18, 2002.

  1. LDR

    LDR New Member

    Feb 17, 2004
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    North Bend, WA.
    Had some time so decided to hit the yakima last friday (3/15) instead of watching hoops all day. Fished upstream of the umtanum bridge and found myself in the middle of a bwo hatch from about 12:00-2:00. Fish were eagerly taking dries, I had success with a size 18 bwo emerger, as well as a size 18 bwo dun. Caught approximately 15 fish on top, size ranging from 11-17 inches. Great day to be out! And lets all pull for the Ducks against those thugs from Texas!
  2. Chris Scoones

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

    Jan 1, 2000
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    North Bend, WA
    Sounds like a great day! Thanks for the report Marcus.
  3. s_vanho

    s_vanho New Member

    Feb 25, 2003
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    Glad to hear it- I'm heading there myself in a couple of weeks, hope there are some good hatches like you ran into. SVH :THUMBSUP
  4. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Driven by irrational exuberance.

    Apr 20, 2004
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    Yakima, WA.
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    I hurried up to the Canyon above Roza after work last thursday March 14 to experiment
    with gear. I rigged up a #5
    rod and the #8 rod to compare how they cast a big stone pattern. I
    thought the #8 with the DTF line that came with the reel cast like a
    dream. A fish of unknown size snapped off a tan sharon stone. That's
    what I get for not changing the leader that came with the line. I didn't have any more tans, and they didn't like the orange. Also, I was on a bar and there wasn't the overhanging brush for stone adults to drop from. There were a lot
    of fish feeding on the surface, but I couldn't see anything floating
    by. It was getting dark enough I only had time for one more tie up.
    Midge or may emerger, what's it going to be? Instead of walking back
    up to get the #5, I stepped the tippet down and tied on a Griffiths.
    Wrong choice, I guess. It drifted right over rising fish and nothing
    took it. And there I was with a #8 flinging a #20 midge, but it
    worked. I should have known-the rises were more slashy, with quick
    turns back down and a tail slap, not the quiet slurpy midge rises.
    Dark and cold, too. It will be easier to run up there once we have
    daylight savings time. I made my cold much my worse.