1. ScottP

    Trip Report All That Snow Has To Go Somewhere

    Time to get out while there's still some wadeable shoreline. Teakettle still has a bit Flathead is looking good (had a bit of color and was definitely up 5 days later) South edge of the Park is holding on to it, too Banks are even with the top of the truck; all destined for the...
  2. Jerry Daschofsky

    Who's going to Red's Rendezvous this weekend?

    I'll be working the Dutch oven booth Friday and Saturday, will also be representing Project Healing Waters. Who else is going?
  3. AK Kevin

    How to prevent mat from sliding?

    I bought several floor mats which I cut to shape to lay on the deck in an effort to prevent it from getting scratched up from cleats. The problem I am having is with the mat in the the bow beneath the casting brace. The deck slopes upward slightly and the mat scoots down and gets bunched up...
  4. Tim Ihle

    How to extend the life of PVC fly line?

    Question: how does one extend the life of a PVC fly line for years of good casting? Is it possible to make them last as long as the PU product?
  5. _WW_

    The Skagit River to open on Saturday

    See you there.
  6. Dave Boyle

    Green-haired turtle that breathes through its genitals added to endangered list

    I wish I knew about this re pre April 1st. The image of this endangered critter is great, no photoshop, just spirolina or something. Anyway, an interesting article that caught my attention. Swimmy, as our resident fashonisto/fishonisto, any thoughts on hair styles or breathing through your...
  7. PezVela

    A good reason to fish more...!

  8. SERE Nate

    How to row, row, row your boat......

    When rowing with 2 fishermen, how do you position the boat so both can get clean lines? I normally fish with one friend and I have no real problem getting the boat in a good position. I usually nose the boat in towards the bank that we are fishing, and back row away to control drift and...
  9. cms829

    Hawaii bones in October? Where to go and who to go with?

    So my wife has a business "thing" going on...and it happens to be in Hawaii. Never thought I would have the opportunity to go, but here it is! We will be on Maui intially. I planned on taking a flight right over to Molokai and go out with Captain Clay the day that my wife has her meeting...
  10. B

    Best way to repair broken guide?

    One end of one of the wire guides on my spey rod has popped out of the epoxy. Looking for the best diy repair option. I'm fairly handy but have never built a rod before. Thanks Brett
  11. Jerry Daschofsky

    Unsold items - Consider donating to Project Healing Waters

    There are some of you who have flyfishing, gear fishing, and camping sales ads that have been up for quite awhile, and not selling. If by chance it's something you just want gone, and would like the items to go into the hands of veterans/military in our Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing and Got...
  12. Adam Saarinen

    Went to have a look!

    Went to a place today to see if i could maybe get the float tube out on Monday? :rolleyes: Probably won't happen!?! :eek: Still a lot of ice! :p Every winter isn't like this, seen a couple winters where ice fisherman couldn't even get out at all in the South! Shouldn't be to long of a wait...
  13. silvercreek

    Guide to Fly Fishing the Yellowstone Region

    Longs for Cutts just revamped the Parks Fly Shop website and has put up a DIY guide for the Yellowstone Area. Click on this link to start. At the top of the page are other links, some of which are pull down menus such as the one on flies and hatches. Yellowstone Fly Fishing Info Site...
  14. FlyRod

    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...
  15. Vladimir Steblina

    SFR-Why Fishing has gone to hell in east of the Cascades.

    CSA/*MSA: 2016 | 2017 | Change | Percentage Boise: 770,213 | 790,363 | +20,150 | +2.62% Spokane: 707,921 | 721,873 | +13,952 | +1.97% *Tri Cities: 283,799 | 290,296 | +6,497 | +2.29% *Yakima: 249,323 | 250,193 | +870 | +0.35% Idaho Falls: 239,329 | 243,805 | +4,476 | +1.87% Bend: 203,019 |...
  16. J

    Place to buy materials for Squimp and Delia Squid

    I'm going to attempt to tie these two flies for SRC (and Coho) and have a shopping list gleaned from Nick Clayton's videos (by the way thank you Nick). I shopped around some on line. Golden pheasant tippets (for Squimp) seem to vary quite a bit. White saddle hackle is also something I will need...
  17. A.A.

    Dad, when are you going to take me fishing?..

    My daughter (7) had been begging for weeks. So it finally worked out to take her and my son (10) out on the Umpqua on Saturday. Beautiful lucky green water on St. Patrick’s Day. Pizza already cooking in the bow. Headed downstream... Perfect drift. These kids learn fast... (And no, my...
  18. O

    NFR Gonzaga advances to Sweet 16

    As a Gonzaga alumni it's been a welcomed surprise that they have advanced onto the Sweet 16 despite my early season criticism about how they would not make it this far. Flordia St. will not be a pushover even though GU is favored to win. I have enjoyed more college basketball this year than...
  19. troutnutt

    First time to this lake......

    Heading south to oly area tomorrow. Never fished that lake before.......any suggestions?
  20. Roper

    Roper crosses over to the dark side...

    Weather report for yesterday looked great so I packed up Sunday night and hit Pass Lake on Monday. Morning shadows were still long over the lake when I hit the water, which is still hovering around 48 degrees. I threw on a fly that most closely resembled a @Tim Lockhart favorite, in hopes of...
  21. R

    Which Line To Use?

    Hello there, I have been fishing all my life and am finally getting in to Flyfishing. I know very little, however do have some gear, and want to start fishing the South Sound. Being a seasoned spin/baitcast fisherman, I know little to nothing about fly lines. I have an Okuma SLT 5/6 reel...
  22. Salty_flies

    To the coast!

    I'm meeting my folks and siblings for a weekend on the coast, and I'm curious if anyone can point me in the direction of some open water I can drop a fly into while we are there. We will be staying at Pacific Beach, just south of Moclips. Seems like there isn't much water open along the route...
  23. jamma

    Hoppin' Down to Maupin

    Seriously considering going down to Maupin Tuesday.Anyone been there lately?What kind of condition is the river in?
  24. Greg Price

    Silver lake on way to Mt st helens

    I have a vacation planned for May to try smallmouth near West Richland on the Yak in May, but would like a backup plan if river looks like it will be blown out. has anyone fished for warm water fish in silver lake in may with a fly rod? If so any advice is appreciated. I do not need to know...
  25. T

    Sorta FR: Slave to Tech?

    Several things crashed recently in my head. 1. Last summer I worked at a lodge in Alaska. From the windows I saw bears, wolves, eagles, caribou, etc. People ate like Kings and were daily flown out to catch 100 salmon, grayling, trout, or char a day. Know what they talked about most? Lack of...
  26. T

    FS Sage Spey 7141-4: looking to trade for single handed similar quality Sage?

    Hi, I have a Sage 7141-4, 14'1' spey rod, very lightly used. After a few tries I prefer a traditional single-handed rod. Would anyone be interested in trading for a similar quality, condition Sage 7 or 8 weight rod?
  27. Fenceguy2

    Newbie to Washington/Olympia

    Good morning, Just moved to Lacey from the deep south and wanted to introduce myself. I am Graham aka fenceguy. We had a very similar forum in Georgia in which I met some wonderful friends and garnered a wealth of information from. My First impression is this place seems similar. I am a complete...
  28. Fishcat57

    Info on Places to Launch Drift Boat in Eastern WA, ID and MT

    Thanks for any help you can provide on this topic. I live in Spokane and I am new to the Drift Boat fishing world (which I can't describe how much of a game changer it is!) I have always just wade fished on the Spokane River and surrounding areas but have since mainly stayed on Lakes with my...
  29. MountainTrout

    FS 3 old glass rods and a Riverbeast

    Cleaning out my rod quiver, time to let a few of these go to someone else! Scott F80/5 - $SOLD Early Scott San Francisco F80/5 Brown glass (8' 6wt, 5 pc), with the original 'Scott PowR-Ply San Francisco' aluminum tube and green sock. The serial # and color places it around '78-'81. The cork...
  30. lee c

    FS OutCast FishCat Scout

    Outcast FishCat Scout $350.
  31. Troutlife

    Where to go for a good time in the Winter?

    What are some good places to go in the winter if you just want a good time?
  32. Old trout

    Looking to move.

    My wife and I are getting tired of the traffic, crime and all the crap of the Seattle area. This is not the same city we moved to in 1973. We are looking to move in about three years ( when our four legged children are gone). I am from southwest Washington and have relatives in Oregon. I...
  33. bk paige

    Another deep water trawler waiting to launch.

    Any one see this, I hope it burns to the ground. There is no need for even bigger deep sea raping machin.
  34. Mingo

    Tropical color to cut through the gloom

    I haven’t posted a report here in quite a while so I wanted to offer up some recent Kona color to help you all deal with the last hacking gasps of another northwest winter. I’d like to thank you all for your support these last two years. The notes, jokes, funny messages and offers to go...
  35. ewaflyguy

    Debarbing small hooks

    Hello I’ve been lurking on here for awhile, but this is my first post. I was wondering if anyone could tell me their favorite fishing holes with precise GPS coordinates ;) just kidding, but anyways I’ve been fly fishing for a few years and have started to do a lot more nymphing especially with...
  36. Dave Witchey

    T Want to trade Epic 686-3 Olive glass for Epic 580 glass

    anyone got a full wells grip Epic 580 they would like to trade?? Thanks Dave [email protected]
  37. Meeshka

    To cut or not to cut, what you do?

    shot this elk in 2006. B&C 345 Could bring the rack into basement but when I had him mounted I can’t get him down the stairs. No way - staircase too small. So dilemma, has been hanging in my dining room for past 10 Year’s but now redo kitchen and dining room. Girlfriend wants him out now and...
  38. fivefish

    What to use for large hook barbs

    Just wondering what you all prefer for pinching barbs on bigger hooks. My forceps are decent quality, but can't fully crimp a thicker barb. I bought some Field & Stream pliers from Dicks Sporting Goods but they suck.
  39. bhudda

    Hatchery ghosts! Tulalip ghost catchers to the rescue!

    TULALIP TRIBES REGULATION NO: 2017-214-104(Steelhead 8A1,8A2,8A3,8A4, 8D) DATE ADOPTED: 02/05/2018 EFFECTIVE DATES: February 06, 2018 through March 30th, 2018 FISHERY TYPE: Commercial SUPERSEDES/MODIFIES REGULATION NO: None Area: 8A1,8A2,8A3,8A4, 8D Species: Steelhead...
  40. Mike22

    To Fix or to Get Fixed

    I bought a pair of Redington Sonic-Pro's last April and have worn them once a week (on average) since. Following a full day of fishing last week, my left sock was wet after pulling the waders off at the car. It seems that the seam between the breathable pant leg and the neoprene stockingfoot is...
  41. TroutHustle

    NFR Shout out to Chalse

    it was good while it lasted, brother. Best of luck in your endeavors.
  42. The T.O. Show

    Talk to me about backing

    Okay, I'm trying to line a reel for Baja, and I want to pack as much backing on this thing as possible. I have a little bit of experience with big game salt stuff, but not a lot. As far as I can tell, the best strength to line diameter out there is the Hatch PE backing, but dang it's expensive...
  43. Jerry Daschofsky

    WFF Who wants to take vets out on a trout early opener April 21st?

    Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing is being hosted by Trout Unlimited, Daughter's of the American Revolution, and the WDFW. This will be an early trout opener for us before the general public has a chance at the fish. It will be held at Langlois Lake on Saturday April 21st 7am to 5pm. The...
  44. dp

    Back to the Wall - pay to play lake - May 5

    I thought I would throw this out there: My buddy and I are fishing these lakes on Monday, May 5. At this time there are additional openings for anyone interested. there are two lakes with a max of 8 people per lake. These are fantastic lakes to fish - for a fee. This will be my 4th time...
  45. T

    If You’re Coming to Montana Soon ...

    Montana got a lot of snow around Christmas. It pretty much stayed cold so all that snow got packed down on many roads, parking lots, sidewalks etc. Right now it’s raining on top of that ice. Lots of people taking headers. One guy was hanging on to his car (a small car) for support and it started...
  46. Chris Johnson

    Go to patterns for B.C. lakes in spring.

    Other than Chironomids.
  47. doublebluff

    Best way to tote a pontoon boat

    Folks- I am trying to figure out a creative way to carry my 8' fishcat pontoon boat. I have a Jeep Patriot. I don't wanna put it together/take it apart whenever I have to go anywhere. Are there any roof racks that would work? I had an EZpacker, which was great for short trips, but it was...
  48. surfnfish

    Easy to build fly table

    Was asked to put up some info on a simple to build fly table, so here we go. Bill of Materials: 36" x 24" x 1" edge glued panel 4 -Waddell screw-in legs...
  49. SUSteelie

    Hatching More Salmon to Feed Starving Puget Sound Orcas

    Endangered Orcas Are Starving. Should We Start Feeding Them? Saw this article this morning. Thoughts? My reaction was that the idea is pretty absurd, and that the understanding of salmon hatchery programs and how well they work by the people quoted/contributing in this article was excessively...
  50. Sam Schermer

    Wynoochee Crossover to Black Creek

    How difficult is this stretch? I have rowed some but am not great. I have always run my buddies boats before on other rivers like the sky and part of the hatchery drift on the bogachiel, but I just am purchasing my own and want to take another friend down the nooch. Any advice is greatly...