(Not that I care) "Hey, where did everyone go?"

fredaevans

Active Member
#1
Yesterday (Saturday) was beautiful; shirt sleeve weather, river (Rogue) conditions couldn't have been better for fly fishing, thousands of fish in the upper system ... so says to 'Self:' "Self, lets chuck the dogs in the car (my yellow lab and neighbors Husky) and hit the river for a bit of fishing while dogs do a sniff around." 'Self' agrees this is a good plan A.

Went to the Denmon Bar/Modoc Ponds runs that can't be more than a 10 minute drive out of DT Medford. Drive up and I'm 'confronted' with a 1,000++ yards of empty beach. :beer2: Not a single other person in sight.

Bugger of it all was wife-type calls me on my cell phone (Joan's up in Portland) with a "OOOOOO! OOOOO! OOOOOO! The new washer/dryer "we" want is (last day) on sale at Lowe's, can you drop buy their Medford store and buy them today?" (One does not say no to "The Redhead" :eek: ... especially given you had a hand in picking out the equipment.)

Well, that screwed up the day,:beathead: but we have the 'new stuff' coming in a few days.

Odd part of it was I drove by two other major public access ... and no body at either one either. Go figure?
 

nativewiggler

Casting in the wind...
#2
LOL!!! Funny... Thanks for sharing... Really enjoyed it...

I take it you got the last washer/dryer they had right... Wonder if that was where everyone was at???

Myself - I'd be hittin' the water....
 

fredaevans

Active Member
#3
LOL!!! Funny... Thanks for sharing... Really enjoyed it...

I take it you got the last washer/dryer they had right... Wonder if that was where everyone was at???

Myself - I'd be hittin' the water....
NW, you're closer than you might immagine: last dryer in the store .. the washer has to be shipped to Medford ....



from Portland!:rolleyes:
 

Davy

Active Member
#4
that is, indeed, the saddest story I heave read recently, you let a washer/dryer purchase take precedence over fishing the upper Rogue? Are they quittin making them soon or something? NO more washer and dryers? ever? Maybe I better go get a couple of em.... J/K....

By the way, nice post, real color
 

TallFlyGuy

Adipossessed!
#6
You old wise man. You learned how to say "Yes Dear" at such a difficult moment. That must have taken many years of practice. I've still not mastered it yet, Especially if the swinging water is in view. Another trick I heard from another old wise man is....Go fishing with a buddy and have him bring his cell phone, but you drive, leave your cell phone at home. If the buddy's wife calls, sorry, fishing buddy is driving and doesn't want to turn around. This way you have a cell phone just in case....... He explained the cell phone is just a wireless leash the wife keeps you on.

I guess I can't complain, my wife is VERY patient with my fishing endeavors.
 

Salmo_g

Well-Known Member
#7
Note to Fred: you have a cell phone. The redhead called you on it. You could have used that same cell phone to call Lowes and tie up the purchase over the phone in between casts. Think Fred, think!
 

fredaevans

Active Member
#9
Note to Fred: you have a cell phone. The redhead called you on it. You could have used that same cell phone to call Lowes and tie up the purchase over the phone in between casts. Think Fred, think!
First real laugh of the day ... because you're probably right. As I had 5 full sized spey rods on top of the car (plus 200'ish pounds of dogs in back) had to drive all the way back to the south end of Ashland, dump off rods/dogs, drive back to the north end of Medford ..........:rofl:

But as a wiser guy than I once said: "It's absolutely amazing what a man will do to get a piece of ....":eek: (Sorry NW, but it IS true .....:hmmm: )

Fred
 

Salmo_g

Well-Known Member
#10
Live and learn, Fred. Live and learn. Now you'll know to put that technology to work for you next time, and you'll benefit more ways than one. I put off getting a cell phone for the longest time, preferring to live somewhat simpler in this complex world. I got one last year, and have been impressed with the benefits. After a long day fishing, when I get back into cell service range, I call my GF and tell her about when I expect to be home. That little courtesy results in dinner being ready when I get home and the poa for desert. Best of both worlds.

Sg
 
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Will Atlas

Guest
#11
(One does not say no to "The Redhead" :eek: ... especially given you had a hand in picking out the equipment.)
sounds dangerous. as for the crowds I had the opposite experience yesterday on the Hoh. must've been 12 boats floating from the park to morgans/minnies bar, and that is not a large river
 
#12
I was in Medford this morning, and all I could think of was why I didn't have a fly rod with me. The river looked like it was in great shape. It was painful driving past it and the NU on my way back home. Fred you have too many spey rods in that garage. Go fishing!
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#13
Having grown up fishing the Rogue but only with a single hander I wonder what it would be like to fish her with a 2 hander? Likely would not even be fair. Poor fish wouldn't stand a chance. Spent many a day wasting my youth away at Modoc ponds and the Rogue River near by. Catfish from the pond and steelhead from the river.

Fred, there is no way I would stop fishing to purchase a washer and dryer. There is no poa worth that much.
 

fredaevans

Active Member
#14
Having grown up fishing the Rogue but only with a single hander I wonder what it would be like to fish her with a 2 hander? Likely would not even be fair. Poor fish wouldn't stand a chance. Spent many a day wasting my youth away at Modoc ponds and the Rogue River near by. Catfish from the pond and steelhead from the river.

Fred, there is no way I would stop fishing to purchase a washer and dryer. There is no poa worth that much.
Cat fish in the Ponds??? Now that's news to me; wonder how they be on a 5/6 wt switch rod? Ever hook one on a fly? (Shows you what I know about 'fishin fer cats.':rolleyes: That said, I suspect my 20+ year old 'Saki' would find the thought rather objectionable.))
 

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