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  1. Jasonczora

    Need help for my Marine Corp nephew

    Hey all... my nephew was just stationed in Bangor Washington. He’s dying to get out fishing, but doesn’t fly fish (yet).... can anyone give me some advise or places he can go on his off time for some salmon or something? Thanks a ton
  2. Mark Moore

    Tractor Seat or Rope Seat in my Drift Boat?

    Finishing up a project drift boat soon and need to make a decision about the rowers seat. Would love to hear some feedback on both types. Some pertinent details, I had a major back surgery 20 years ago so it is important for me to have my knees level with my waist or below for all day...
  3. J

    FS Thinking of selling my cabin on Yakima river

    Hi folks. Thinking of selling my cabin on the Yakima River in Cle Elum. My family doesn't enjoy it as much as I do so it has been used primarily as a fishing cabin for me... During the summer I use it nearly every weekend. I am the second owner. Here are the details along with a few...
  4. cms829

    T Trade my Deer Creek 7 wt switch for your 4 weight spey/switch.. or sell outright

    I have a TFO Deer creek 11 ft 7 weight switch in great shape for sale Asking $225 Shipped to the lower 48. Comes with the TFO sock and tube, of course. I also have a (460 grain I think) Beulah Tonic Skagit head. $25 bucks shipped I Also have a rio switch chucker. Also like new. $30 bucks...
  5. Rod Wittner

    NFR Had to say goodbye to my pal this morning

    Well, it was time. Had to say goodbye to my buddy this morning. The buddy that every afternoon would get up on the couch, put his paws up on the back so he could watch out the window and wait for me to get home. Odie the Vizsla was an awesome companion, hunting dog and family member. He was...
  6. Johnathon Quarrell

    NFR My vintage Four Wheel Camper

    Hey everyone! Ive owned my camper for the last couple years and have had some amazing adventures in it with my family. On the day after this past Christmas I was devastated when I found a massive leak had compromised the roof and interior of the camper. I had always wanted to do a partial...
  7. Steelhead

    T My Sage Z-Axis 590-4 for Scott G or Sage Mod, GLoomis NRX LP 5 Weights

    Looking to trade one of my faster action 5 wt fly rods for a more moderate action 5 wt. Not for sell and the only acceptable trades are listed as: Scott G or Sage Mod, GLoomis NRX LP 5 Weights
  8. 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
  9. the_grube

    My other fly collection

    I compose and record music for film and TV. They're typically 1-2min long, no lyrics, and are intended to emote a vibe or certain mood. Finding titles is a challenge. One day my daughter said you should name them after flies. So I give you: Copper John and Green Butt Skunk...
  10. 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...
  11. Porter

    NFR Pick my .....

    Ale tonight..... Which one? :D
  12. Adam Saarinen

    My tying comp flies!

    These are the flies i tied for a comp on my local forum, theme was emergers! It went to a people's choice, still this weekend but i won't win so i'm sharing them already! Competition was tuff, hell of a lot of top shelf tiers in Finland! Was my 2nd online comp & looking forward to the next one...
  13. B

    My first Cuts in the salt!

    Only had a little time to fish this morning. Got out early to a new spot and caught three! Was out before the next guy got to the water. Super stoked! What a cool fish these guys are. Man. I love swinging flies but catching fish is really fun. This I will do again.
  14. Starman77

    Is UV dubbing really UV reflective?

    I've been tying up some baitfish patterns using Hareline Dubbin's Ice Dub UV dubbing material. I got to thinking, "How do I know that this dubbing material really reflects UV light and how much?" Since we humans can't see UV light, for the most part, we can't just look at the dubbing material...
  15. Woodman60

    WTB Light to Moderately used lines for my two-hander

    I have a 6 weight, 10'6" Redington CPX Switch, and I'm looking to figure out what lines I like best on it. At full retail that's a challenge. I've got a 350 grain Skagit and a WF-8-F. A Scandi, Switch line or something like a Rio Chucker would be great if the price is right.
  16. M

    My question

    Trên thị trường hiện nay, các sản phẩm kẻ chân mày bán tràn lan dưới dạng chì kẻ mày, gel kẻ chân mày, bột tán mày… Mỗi loại có ưu nhược điểm riêng. Bài viết sau đây của chúng tôi sẽ giúp bạn hiểu rõ hơn về gel kẻ chân mày để từ đó có sự lựa chon phù hợp dành cho mình. Sản phẩm kẻ mày nào phù...
  17. daveontheline

    My first... oyster?

    Was out with @TroutHustle yesterday and I caught my first oyster (?!). At first, I thought it was just a foul-hook as the area was fairly shallow, but when I grabbed it I couldn't get the hook out of its mouth. It took a lot of work and I thought I was going to bend the hook. Finally worked the...
  18. flyfishsick

    What are my choses for inflatables?

    I have been contemplating getting an inflatable for river fishing for some time now. I used to have a drift boat but sold it ( what a mistake that was! ) and i'm missing the versatility and the ability to cover water and getaway from the crowds that a boat provides. Looking for something that i...
  19. miyawaki

    On My Bucket List

    For as long as I've been flyfishing for steelhead, I've been thinking of Atlantic salmon fly fishing and what it would be like. The Gaula in Norway was a river that always came to mind. Three weeks ago it fell into my lap when Jeremy Kehrein, of Orvis Travel, asked if I would like to host a trip...
  20. Randall Clark

    T My 200r OPST head for your 375gr OPST head

    title says it all. I thought I'd have more use for the 200 but find myself preferring the 250 for my trouting needs on a slightly heavier rod.
  21. Porter

    My new 7 weight

    Sage Bolt 790-4. I have thought about this rod for some time. 8-9 months about. I compared it to the Sage X, Salt (not new HD version) and Scott Meridian and Radian. I preferred the Bolt hands down over the X and Salt. The Meridian was slightly better in my testing and the Radian was by...
  22. iPhish

    Caught my first!

    Hooked and landed my first steelhead on Wednesday. Turned out that be a 24" hatchery fish. Bonked. It ate a rubber legs with a hot orange bead. Didn't run a lot but jumped a few times. Powerful fish. Couldn't move it for a while. Hooked another one late in the day. Had it on for a min but the...
  23. Steve Kokita

    Gift carving for my wife

    Here's a fun carving I did for my wife Kerri a few years ago...
  24. james.jimenez

    LOOKING FOR MY UNICORN!! 6WT ACTION... BOOT

    Got out early this morning looking for the “unicorn” but swung this up instead.. 6WT was bowed like crazy!!!! MAYBE NEXT TIME I WILL FIND A UNICORN...
  25. driftboatdan

    T My Fly Reel for your Centerpin reel

    Wondering if anyone has a centerpin reel they would like to trade for either a tioga 4 wt reel with a spare spool or a first generation lamson velocity 3.5 or both reels for the right centerpin reel. I want to give centerpinning a try this winter because I've never hooked a steelhead from 300...
  26. Jojo

    NFR Matt Lauer firing and My feelings on the MeToo campaign

    I watch the Today show each morning (until they get to the fluffy part where they go outside) and was totally shocked to read about Matt Lauer's firing. It's so sudden and the first that anyone has heard of misconduct by Lauer. The way things are going there won't be any men in jobs anymore...
  27. 4sallypat

    Varivas Airs Shooting Line - anyone use it ? Which one for my rod ?

    Does anyone use the Varivas Airs Shooting Line ? I am looking to put this on my 10wt spey rod for distance and would like to know your experiences with the Variva Airs shooting line. Also, which diameter (.016 - .027") would be correct to use with a 750gr shooting head ?
  28. T

    NFR An update on my home break in

    I posted this last December after my home was broken into and trashed. http://www.washingtonflyfishing.com/forum/threads/merry-friggin-christmas.123243/ Since that time, thanks to WFFer Penabost, I have a full home security system with cameras, glass break alert, and a 120 db siren that...
  29. Jojo

    NFR Funny sign i saw on my walk today.

    At least I thought it was funny. I'm not sure what the Baptists are trying to say here.
  30. F

    Finally caught my first one!

    After three years of trying I finally caught my first steelhead! A hatchery buck on the Cowlitz at Blue Creek. I know it's not as exciting as catching a wild one on the Hoh but I figure the fish gods are having me work up to that. Thanks to everyone who posts here for all the great info and...
  31. J

    Tangles on my stripping apron

    I hate it when this happens. I'm using a Scientific Anglers Wet Cel WF-5-S. Sink rate 4.0-5.0 inches per second. I clean it, stretch it, coil it neatly, but still it wants to stick to itself, twist up, look like undercooked spaghetti and not let me shoot it off my stripping apron. I am now in...
  32. Steve Kokita

    Say goodbye to my little fren....

    My 5' shorty rod died today....rest in pieces. :oops: The worst thing is it died in vain...not on a fish but the third cast today. Bummer......
  33. Skip Enge

    Building my first fly rod

    I am attempting to build a fly rod...and eight ought..."#.00000000"... The reel seems a bit large...I figure I could roll cast into a gold fish bowl for feeder goldfish...The reel seat is going to be tough A sz #32 caddis fly is going to be a bit like trying to "cast" a gaff hook...Hmmm? what...
  34. Adam Saarinen

    My pike leader!

    Just put a new leader on my 10wt Rio pike line! 0,52mm fluorocarbon connected with a nail knot! A large enough perfection loop at other end for changing tube fly rigs! Total length of fluorocarbon is 4', used to be 5', but i'm going shorter now! The bite wire, made from material from Vision...
  35. blt

    My new wading fear

    I headed out to Banks Lake for a bit today to test my new wading gear before a trip next week. I was about 50' out in waist deep water scaring all the fish away with my garbage casting, when I glanced to my right and noticed an odd shaped stick floating 30' away. Glanced that direction again...
  36. jim52

    FS Tfo BVK 8wt .used once , my own ,warranty card

    great rod , been used for 2 hrs like new cond ,, See photo with warranty card . I heard so much about these rods and 8 wts are my primary stick .. but I have a Scott and mystic that I just love Although different from the Scott and mystic for 200 less these are an unbelievable value ,...I...
  37. stilly stalker

    Got my 3wt! Sage SLT

    My sweet adoring girlfriend got me a birthday present for my Sierras trip!!! Sage SLT ( generation 3 graphite) 8'9" 4 piece and a Redington zero reel!! I am super stoked. The colors on the rod are very similar to my RPL+ which I love a lot. The reel is extremely light and balances the rod...
  38. Adam Saarinen

    Trip Report Float tubing my backyard!

    I'd been out 6 times to the sea in my tube this fall & got nothing, only a couple fish on & lost quickly! Went out Wednesday after work & lost a big fish that wasn't on that long! Then seen something interesting i've never witnessed before, a duck go crazy & start squawking, went to have a look...
  39. b_illymac

    My first fashion thread...

    Simms gets the inseam right for this tall guy....No more neoprene:DI might have to consider a collared shirt @Swimmy...
  40. SMSNYDER

    I shaved my mustach off today

    Yep after 50 years I finally did it. Grew it when I was in Vietnam. The place I fish for king salmon/steelhead those fish were scared to death of me. Now they won't know who I am. LOL
  41. triploidjunkie

    My neighbors

    They're four four points, two three points, and a couple two points that are wide. Just took these pics of two of them from my front yard about four minutes ago.
  42. J

    FS Selling My Spey Equipment

    Bought this equipment on here about a year ago but never got into spey, sticking with single hand. Echo TR 8136-4. Fished 3-4 times by previous owner. Comes with Echo case and two skagit heads, Airflo 630gr and a Rio Flight 55-gr. $200.00
  43. SERE Nate

    Quit my job, moving to Whitefish MT! What to do with month off?

    Well I did it! Turned in my resignation yesterday. I have an offer to start working at a major auto dealership in Kalispell as finance manager and possibly gsm. Next week I'm meeting with the GM and we're going to float the Missouri River for 2 days. I'll be there the 23-27 looking at houses...
  44. YAKIMA

    Securing my Gunvault

    This has been on the back of my head for a little while. I have a Gunvault that holds my 2 pistols. It has the 4' cable that for now is looped around the foundation of our bed and stays under my side. All I have to do is roll over and reach down and it's there. I realize it isn't the most secure...
  45. DukeCB

    My love of this "skinny" river has finally paid off.

    A couple of days ago I wanted to beat the heat by spending the day on a little river catching dinks and exploring farther than I had been before. After 5 miles of hiking I was on the water by 0930 and back to what I love the most...walking the river and fly fishing. I've put about 8 full days on...
  46. doublebluff

    My annual whidbey island visit

    Visited my folks, like I do every super low tide every summer. At the lowest point in the tide I wade out as far as I can, cast as far as I can, and usually catch a salmon or two. Last year I got skunked- so I was fired up for action. Worked pretty hard, but this is all I caught... Fair...
  47. F

    Ellensburg for Me and my Dad

    Situation: I'm taking my dad on our first road/fishing trip since 2003 from August 4-7. He's pushing 70 and doesn't get around so well these days so I got us a place to stay in Ellensburg and was wondering what y'all had to say for things in terms of food/museums/fishing/etc that aren't too hard...
  48. IveofIone

    My best mousetrap ever

    No pictures, this is so simple if you can't visualize it your imagination is probably bankrupt. I am using a 14'' square tub that is 7'' deep. Across the corners is a 1/8th" welding rod with a common plastic drinking straw slipped over it. Peanut butter is spread in the middle of the straw and...
  49. plaegreid

    My big fish for 2017 (so far)

    Went out to a lake on the 15th for a little morning wet-wade fishing. It was pretty quiet; the power-baiters were getting a few here and there, but it wasn't crazy hot like it can be. So I dinked around a bit and got this guy after a while: Nice bow, fought like a bad mamma-jamma. Sent it on...
  50. Mems

    Mako my father's day

    Aloha, went out yesterday for father's day and got into some hot mako action in San Diego with On the Fly Fishing Charters. My son Luke was wideo man on the go pro, we got some great under water and backflip shots. They are good fun on the fly. Our guide Everett would chum them in and then we...
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