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  1. General Forum
    This is the first fish I've ever caught on a fly. Tiny green sunfish caught on a black and shiny chartreuse woolly bugger. I'm out here for the next week, so I'm hoping to catch some bigger fish and do some fishing of the kayak.
  2. Warm Water Species
    My friend and I fished the Gorge yesterday. It had been our first outing since October. When we got on the water (noon), I was disappointed to find the water at temperature to be 48 degrees. My game plan was to fish deep and slow using a bait fish pattern. I had absolutely no action at all until...
  3. General Forum
    Hey Everyone, I am going on my honeymoon in August, and thanks to my awesome fiance, sales skills, and luck, we were able to settle on Slovenia for the destination. On this trip, we will have a full day guided trip going for marble trout and hybrid browns. I will be bringing some of my own...
  4. Trip Reports
    As some of you know I am a very amateur Fisher, and an even more amateur fly Fisher. I have caught plenty of fish on gear setups, but only a handful on a fly, none of the catches being on either of my two newest setups. For whatever reason there seems to be a minimum of a one month probation...
  5. 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
  6. Lakes
    Heading south to oly area tomorrow. Never fished that lake before.......any suggestions?
  7. Saltwater
    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.
  8. Gear/Technique
    Tidewater King's - Have swinging covered with Echo and Beulah switch rods. However, swing action dies in the last hour of peak flood tide, and I see some opportunities for using a centerpin float rod, with a jig tied Super Clouser hanging under a float. So looking for advice on rod components...
  9. Gear/Technique
    So my first time competing casting at the Long Beach Casting Club last weekend. Entered as a novice division with about 12 other newbie casters. There were seniors, women and open division casters that attracted a bunch of Spey O Rama (SOR) folks like Tommy A (flew in from Norway), Jim...
  10. Saltwater
    So I rushed to a beach as fast as i could in I5 traffic at 3pm. Made it there with about an hour of light left conditions were probably about as bad as they could be for fishing but I got the opportunity to practice in 15 to 20mph winds. Said beach was chosen specifically to habe the wind in my...
  11. Lakes
    I should have known better when I went out to my frosted over truck that it was going to be a cold morning. When I fired it up the temp was 26 degrees...why am I doing this again? Because a bunch of us are masochists that like catching trout. So off I went to meet up with Scott and Tim at Pass...
  12. Gear/Technique
    I'm looking to get into spey style casting for steelhead and salmon once I move out to Washington. Iv been doing a bit of research over the past few weeks on rods/reels/lines and would like to ensure I purchase the correct weight/length rod. My budget is 600ish for the rod or 3-400 for used...
  13. Saltwater
    Sometimes it is your fishing partner that really drives or motivates you to try something new. Maybe it's a new lake, new fly, new species, or in this case...chasing SRCs in the salt. While I may push more for the alpine stuff and hitting those remote hidden lakes, I must credit...
  14. Trip Reports
    This is the line I bought at the start of the year when I got my Sage X 8wt, it's not a bad line but the bird nesting of the running line is horrible, more ruined casts then good ones, used it a few times on the coast in the spring & a couple times last month on the river, think i'll try & sell...
  15. Gear/Technique
    Hello All, Just getting into fly fishing, and I have a family member who is willing to teach and make a fly rod for me and my wife. This will be our first fly rod, and we will each be getting our own. The primary species will be trout, we will be fishing out of a raft and wading on local...
  16. General Forum
    Hi All, A friend and I are taking my new (to me) 14' NRS raft out Thursday. Our plan is to float from Barrier to Blue Creek. Everything I've read implies that this is a pretty straightforward float with little technical difficulty. I've had an Assault XX that I've floated the Snoqualmie and...
  17. Fly Tying
    If I hadn't done it I wouldn't have believed I could actually tie a #22 fly. This image shows a bunch of BWO emergers sitting on a quarter. With a decent vise and a magnifier it's fairly simple. No 'ship in a bottle' obsessing, either. Of course, not living and fishing in Colorado, I draw the...
  18. Anadromous
    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...
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