Poor eastside steelhead rivers.

Charles Sullivan

ignoring Rob Allen and Generic
#77
Huh?

You must have missed something. Then again I actually read every one of these posts before posting myself so if you didn't there is no way I could argue who is better here.

Ira..
It's a 2 year old thread. Any mention of nymphing (Christian's excluded) was 2 years old.

Go Sox,
cds
 
#78
The best one (and I witnessed this personally) was The sudden lack to speak English. No lie, I was talking to a guy explaining he can't use bait (he was speaking perfect English). When the officer showed up, all of a sudden he couldn't "understand" what the patrolman was saying.
 

Irafly

Indi "Ira" Jones
#79
It's a 2 year old thread. Any mention of nymphing (Christian's excluded) was 2 years old.

Go Sox,
cds
Huh again? Mentioned in this thread and more often and more recent than 2 years ago. Just saying. Besides, and I know this is treasoness, I don't just nymph, sometimes I indicator fish swinging flies. I think I just heard a sudden intake of breath from the forum. I wonder if Haig would have indicator fished with nymphs if he would have know how well it worked? I wonder how "tradition" would look different. Oh to only have a time machine and alternate time lines to explore.

Ira..
 
#80
The best one (and I witnessed this personally) was The sudden lack to speak English. No lie, I was talking to a guy explaining he can't use bait (he was speaking perfect English). When the officer showed up, all of a sudden he couldn't "understand" what the patrolman was saying.
The officer just needs to say he's shooting anyone in brown shoes. Pablo no hablo will look down to see what shoes he has on.
 

BDD

Active Member
#81
While this thread may be two years old, the situation is still the same. A growing population and decreased fishing opportunity will mean crowded rivers well into the future. While driving home from my third trip in three years to northern BC to fish steelhead, I came to the conclusion that I really have no desire anymore to fish rivers like the Sky, Cow, or even my beloved Skagit. The appeal just isn't there anymore, especially after spending a week in BC. However, I still have a great desire to fish the eastside rivers for summer steelhead.
 
#82
Just got home. Went out that way again despite my better judgement. We got skunked 2 of three full days (and the creel checker was shocked we had even caught fish. we were the first of 20 she talked to who had hit anything). Lots of people, very few fish.
 

Charles Sullivan

ignoring Rob Allen and Generic
#83
Huh again? Mentioned in this thread and more often and more recent than 2 years ago. Just saying. Besides, and I know this is treasoness, I don't just nymph, sometimes I indicator fish swinging flies. I think I just heard a sudden intake of breath from the forum. I wonder if Haig would have indicator fished with nymphs if he would have know how well it worked? I wonder how "tradition" would look different. Oh to only have a time machine and alternate time lines to explore.

Ira..
I don't think anyone cares. Keep having an argument with yourself.

Go Sox,
cds
 

Ed Call

Well-Known Member
#85
The river I fished had very wobbly rocks. Not too slick, just so many were unstable. Did nymph, swing and skate. Made lots of casts and got to hear my drag make some noise. If they keep putting hatchery fish into them we all have a duty to behave ourselves and bonk them before they deposit their DNA into the gravel.
 
#86
cmon guys is there really a river that does not get fished hard if we want to blame any one for the crowds on our local rivers lets blame our local shops posting on there web pages and GUIDES taking new comers fishing, people pay for 1 or 2 trips and then they take all there friends and use every tactic they have learned from the guide its the nature of the beast we all learned from someone else some showed each of us how at some point. The rivers will always have pressure but its the guy who knows and i mean really knows the water that will bring more chrome to the net.
 

Methow

Active Member
#88
More people come to this river from what they have read or what a buddy said then any amount that come from guides taking people out That and the bs reports that some people and certain guides put up on web sites.
 
#89
More people come to this river from what they have read or what a buddy said then any amount that come from guides taking people out That and the bs reports that some people and certain guides put up on web sites.
I read a recent glowing report from a guide service who hadn't even been out yet (according to multiple sources on the water).