Winter Steelheading Teaser

Dan Cuomo

Active Member
#1
Ventured out to Forks recently. If you enjoy fishing in the snow - and I do - espescially without any wind, you may enjoy these pics. Swung through every run I hit, then nymphed with an egg pattern underneath. Had one take on an egg, but it was a short-lived hookup. Oh well. Fun day with an interesting drive home.

Interesting to note: The Hoar Frost you see in the third pic is what's responsible for avalanches; creating an unstable bond between layers of snow. It's what gets people killed skiing the backcountry. On the river it's just pretty.

Winter Steelheading is here!
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#2
Nice Dan,

I had a similar drive over there a few years ago. Driving along lake Crescent in a light snow was one of the more memorable drives I've ever experienced.
 

flyfishmt

Active Member
#10
Floated the Hoh for two days from Minnie's Bar to Allen's Bar and saw two other guide boats both days. The jetted right down the river and we had it all to ourselves. Double digit hook ups both days. I would drive over there any day for that if it was near me. We also did two days on Bogey, and were only guys with fly rods. The gear guys crowded each other, but we had every run we wanted to ourselves.
 
#11
Isn't that the case just about anywhere?

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I've been fishing 30-60 minutes from home this month. Haven't shared a pool with anyone except for the hour I spent at Reiter. Fewer steelhead than the peninsula, but no ferry fees. Buddy and I landed 12 dollies out of just one pool yesterday. Throw in a handful of silvers and it makes for a nice day.
 

bennysbuddy

the sultan of swing
#12
I've been fishing 30-60 minutes from home this month. Haven't shared a pool with anyone except for the hour I spent at Reiter. Fewer steelhead than the peninsula, but no ferry fees. Buddy and I landed 12 dollies out of just one pool yesterday. Throw in a handful of silvers and it makes for a nice day.
Sound like what I'm doing,less fish but fewer anglers..
 
#14
Hey cuppa noodle,
as a displaced alaskan I have an interest in dollies it's a northern thing any size to those you caught? Flesh patterns? or is it too late for those? Been awhile since I drove over from the wenatchee area usuall when I am short on time I do a quick fish along cracker bar seems that big eddy where the sultan drops in holds a bit of everything but no dollies for me when I was doing the salmon there smitty