1. W

    Anyone good at tying Hollow Fleyes?

    I've got a trip down to Baja coming up in June and I'm struggling with tying up a bunch of Popovic's hollow fleyes in time. I wanted to ask if anyone here would be interested in tying some up for me? I've already tied up a bunch of other patterns that worked for me last time but work has me...
  2. BDD

    Terrible News at NW Fly Fishing Magazine

    I just don't know what to say...except my sincere condolences to Jon's family and friends.
  3. Troutlife

    My first attempts at fly tying

    My first two tries at fly tying... any suggestions on how to make a start bettering my technique? The olive started as a wooly bugger and then I misjudged the marabou and the pink is just me messing around-on that one I know that I should have cut the Maribou farther up so it would be bushier
  4. B


    On 22 March, at the Lacy Community Center, the WDFW/Tribal North of Falcon meeting is scheduled to occur. We have been getting a lot of interest through our social media for a "protest" gathering at the closed door meetings to draw attention to the lack of transparency in our fisheries...
  5. b_illymac

    A day at the Lake

    Some fries and apple juice and we hit the road:At the first opening in the reeds we watched a 21/22 incher swam by. Well this looks good Liam!Perfect place to run some cars over bumps and get muddy for mom: First fish:As day went on Liam got into it pretty well. Just gotta teach him to keep rod...
  6. Adam Saarinen

    Look at my butt!

    I smoke a lot & was guilty of throwing my butts in the water cos' that's what everyone else was doing! Used to fish a fishery far up river a lot in the summers for stocked rainbows & chub, chub even take the dryfly & the takes are slow motion! Anyway one day at the carpark i noticed a insane...
  7. C

    Surf fly fishing Nuevo vallarta Staying at Marival resort

    Hello, Would like to walk the beach in the early morning and fish the beach by my resort. Surf fly fishing Nuevo vallarta Staying at Marival resort. Suggestions on Rod size, line, leader type, and flies would be very helpful. Time of day and things to look for. I have stayed there before...
  8. chris stiemert

    Lost control at the fly show

    Officially lost control today, thanks to Bill Keough
  9. triploidjunkie

    Don't steal Tony Pro's patterns:)

    Tony Pro is back, and its hilarious!! It's on a private fly tying group on Facebook, so I screenshotted the original post. I'll try to link his YouTube meltdown before he removes it. This is epic!
  10. duggiefresh

    Help feed salmon at Carkeek Park with the Carkeek Watershed

    Just saw this, and it sounds like fun. Once my schedule starts leveling out, I plan on volunteering.
  11. J

    Another "today at Pass Lake" post

    Almost no wind. Water temp down to 42 degrees. Missed two strikes, landed one 18" rainbow. And it was a blast. I got to really work on my casting, as no wind helps in that regards, and a group of otters put on a show that I will never forget. Got very close to one sitting on a log near the...
  12. NickTIG

    Lost 4 runner key at high bridge parking lot

    Lost my shuttle key for my 4 runner at the top parking lot at high bridge (big eddy) on the sky. Let me know if anybody finds it! It’s a single gray Toyota key!
  13. R

    lost fly box at Lk Lenise 11/11/17

    Lost a small plastic fly box at Lk Lenise, I think walking out?
  14. Mems

    big sale at tackle direct

    Aloha Guys, big sale now at tackle direct. They have fly gear and conventional gear as well. If you are not a member you can sign up and become one no cost. Simms, G-loomis, Sage, Cheeky, TFO all on sale now. Mems.
  15. Tacoma Red

    NFR So who killed JFK and where were you at the time?

    Do you think LHO acted alone? Grassy Knowl? Mafia, Cuba, LBJ, HW Bush?
  16. Thiago - Brazil

    I attended the AFFTA Dealer Summit at Bozeman, MT.

    It was a fantastic workshop, the people that work at AFFTA did an excelent job, lots of valuable information for any fly shop owner and managers.

    Look at these monster brown trout

    Both were caught in the Oak Orchard River Ny with fly rods
  18. SaltyTippet

    Hood Canal at Xmas

    Anyone fished the Canal around the Xmas season.... weather is the obvious factor I realize but if conditions were right would it be a decent fishery for SRC and any other friendly anadromous beasts thanks in advance.... and as always.... tight lines
  19. Ian Horning

    Why do trout suck at hitting topwater?

    Not "dry flies" like we are all used to, although I could argue that in some cases them too. I'm talking sliders, poppers, wakers, and any other form of "aggressive topwater." I look at forums, especially saltwater, and see "hook up ratio of 40%" and the like, which seems pretty good from...
  20. ribka

    Food at hunting camps

    I enjoy cooking at our elk hunting camp. Made beef tongue tacos with pickled red onions and radishes, beans cotilla cheese. Jalapeño poppers of course too I pressured cooked the tongue for 40 min with spices. Cooled tongue, cut into strips then seared quick on a flat top. Made a roasted...
  21. J

    Measuring temperature at different depths

    I looked into fishing thermometers. Minn Kota MKA-38 seems to be perfect...however impossible to find. I ended up buying a Velixar Deptherm ($10) that gives you the depth and temperature. Knowing the depth and temperature would seem beneficial to finding fish. The water at Pass Lake seems warm...
  22. D

    NFR Orvis shirts and vests being sold at Costco

    Interesting to see some Orvis clothes being sold at Costco. Both under $20
  23. J

    First try at Pass Lake

    Finally, after months of anticipation, I put my float tube in at Pass Lake! Crimped the barb on my olive Wholly Bugger at 9:30 am. 5 minutes later a strike. 5 minutes later fish on.. for 5 seconds. 10 minutes later a fish comes half way out of the water following the bugger 2 ft from my tube...
  24. F

    Fish in yet at the Snohomish River?

    Anyone know if pinks are in yet at the Snohomish River?
  25. Gyrfalcon21

    Our WA fish and Game department hard at work... "An inappropriate sexual culture festered for more than a year within the upper ranks of the state Department of Fish and Wildlife until a rape allegation against a former division manager brought it to light..." Great ! Why don't we...
  26. Troutnut

    Small-stream westslope cutt movement & activity at this time of year?

    I had an interesting experience yesterday evening (July 31st) fishing a very small stream on the east slope of the Cascades above 3,000 feet. When I was there for the first time eight days earlier, I was catching a pretty little westslope cutt (or five) in every likely-looking pool and pocket...
  27. SERE Nate

    Better at backhand than normal?

    I just got a new Beulah onyx 7 weight spey and I am using the FIST head with 10 ft sink tip. I have noticed that I am able to cast 20 feet farther with a much better loop when I am casting off my back shoulder vs a normal cast. I'm assuming that there is a major issue with my normal cast for...
  28. TheAngler

    Lost black Spyder folding knife at beach in Area 10...

    I would state the beach but I don't want to get accused of "hot spotting". :) Thanks, Benjamin
  29. L

    Lost at Lost Lake Thurston County

    I believe I left a Cabelas gear bag at Lost lake Thurston county. Several fly reelas and a Sony camera. Reels are Cabelas Prestige with intermediate line and floating . Hoping someone found them. And several fly boxes of flies.
  30. Porter

    New Scott G, Bartschi at it

    again, ......Simply the G, revisiting an old rod with new technology.
  31. bakerite

    Trying to stay cool at 7100 feet

    After a couple of days in tricities I was feeling the call of NEO big time. Yesterday I headed up the hill to see if the ODFW had brought the big boys to the lake yet. The answer was positive. Fishing was ok for the middle of the afternoon on a real busy day. The campground was full and...
  32. b_illymac

    Marine Sanctuaries at Risk

    Public comment period is now open. SUMMARY: Pursuant to Executive Order 13795—Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy, signed on April 28, 2017, the Department of Commerce is conducting a review of all designations and expansions of National Marine Sanctuaries and Marine...
  33. Scout172

    FS Custom Abel Super 7/8N at a Fair Price!

    Abel Super 7/8N with a custom Peacock Bass finish. I've enjoyed this reel for several years but I'm ready to move on. It has a solid frame and a zebrawood handle. It works like new and looks nearly new! It comes with a box and Abel reel pouch. Right now it's set up for a left-hand retrieve and...
  34. kanaskatbandit

    Bought a Winston rod at garage sale, any thoughts on these rods?

    I recently purchased a Winston fly rod at a garage sale for 20 bucks and was wondering if these rods are any good? It's a Winston 8147 6 weight and says it's made in Montana. Any info would be appreciated!
  35. Theron

    Lonely Monday at Lone Lake

    I fished Lone Lake today from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. All by my self not another soul on the lake. I netted 8 trout in the 12 inch range and missed the hook set on probably twice that many. I had a few LDR's to cap it off. Some of these trout were quite the leapers. Really a fun day. A...
  36. Shawn West

    Deer hair tying demo at The Dalles

    For those interested, I will be doing a deer hair bass bug tying demo at Fly Fishing Strategies Fly Shop in The Dalles this upcoming Saturday (5/13) from 10am to 1pm. The address is: 109 East 2nd Street The Dalles, Oregon 97058 Regards Shawn
  37. Mark Mercer

    Left my force fins at Cady Lk.

    Hi all, I posted this in the lost and found but thought I'd stick it here as well. About a week and a half ago I drove off and left them leaning against the bench, didn't realize it till I loaded up Thur to go out there. I've called Larry (owner) twice but haven't heard back, which is strange ...
  38. Mark Mercer

    Left my force fins at Cady Lk.

    Long shot..... but I drove off and left my FF at Cady about a week and half ago, would really like to get em back. They were leaning against the bench. I can describe them, they're a little different. Things like this seem to happen more often now that I'm a old fart ! Thanks, Mark
  39. Tim Lockhart


  40. R

    Skunked at Cabo but not on Puget Sound "home" water

    I was down in Cabo most of April and beach fished most mornings at sunrise. I got skunked but the sunrises were worth getting up early. Most years we go down there late Feb. through mid March and I usually catch some sierra's on this beach north of the Pueblo Bonito Rose' towards the...
  41. troutnutt

    First Time at Cady....

    What a beautiful lake! Fantastic weather! :) Fished from about 7am to dark. Had the joint to myself all morning then 3 guys show up and shared the lake with me the rest of the day. I'm bad with names but I believe they were Steve, John and Lou. Great fishing banter. Had six to the net. Biggest...
  42. A

    Found fly box at Squalicum lake parking lot

    Found a fly box today at the parking area for squalicum lake.
  43. greenbuttskunk

    Found: Toyota key and FOB at Morgan's on Hoh

    I have put this in the Lost and Found Forum as well, but thought this may get more looks. Found on Saturday 3-25-17 a Toyota key with FOB and 2 small keys at Morgan's on the Hoh.
  44. trout_bum23

    Fly club at Pass Lake

    Looked like most people like me had a tough day on the water
  45. mcoomer

    Wow! I stink at casting!

    Put a spool of SA Amplitude MPX on the reel and lawn cast the new Helios 2 yesterday. I had a terrible time casting with this new rod. My old rod was mid-flex, where this one is tip flex. Didn't think it would be that different but it certainly was. First, I was trying to pickup too much...
  46. Tim Morrison

    Mercedes Key At Cottonwood On The Hoh.

    Found a Mercedes key/fob at cottonwood Creek boat ramp on the hoh river.
  47. winknot

    FS Older Rods At Value

    St. CROIX 9100 -3 Ultra Legend Condition 9/10 Tube/dividers $150 +shipping SAGE 1096-2 GFL Condition 7/10 Sock (no tube) $100 + shipping Payment by PayPal within 48 hours of commitment (Not available to ship out of country) Photos gladly by request 509.999.9474 Michael Last edited: 3 minutes ago
  48. winknot

    Older Rods At Value

    Please refer to CLASSIFIEDS
  49. Jim Speaker

    Lost At Lenice On 3/1 - Gopro 3 On A Chest Mount

    Hey guys. I know that a good number of the folks that were out at Lenice yesterday for the opener are forums members. So, I'm really hoping here: I lost my GoPro. I'm pretty sure I dropped it near the launch under the trees - the right hand one - where it looked like a dry docked fleet...
  50. Mrs. G

    FS 3 Scott Rods For Sale At Gig Harbor Fly Shop Ebay Store

    3 Scott Rods for Sale at Gig Harbor Fly Shop Ebay Store Scott L2H 12'6" 7wt Spey Rod for Steelhead and Salmon Scott T3H 13'6" 7wt Spey Rod for Steelhead and Salmon Scott A4 9'0" 5wt Fly Fishing Rod for trout Auction ends...