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  1. Anadromous
    Floated the Sauk/Skagit from hippie hole to Faber’s yesterday. A beautiful spring day. Seeing everything beginning to turn green reminded me of something I heard Doug Rose say years ago and I paraphrase, when you see that tell tale green twinge on the trees as the buds and new leaves begin to...
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  2. Watercraft
    So i've decided I need to get a pontoon for this upcoming year and I was wondering if you experts could tell me what I should buy. Basically kicking my float tube around in bigger lakes I want to hit sounds a lot less appealing than hooking up a trolling motor to pontoon, and also sounds a lot...
  3. Photography / Video
    Visited the Eugene Cascades Raptor Center last week. They took out an osprey and I managed a few up close pics. Pretty intense birds! I think we can all relate to the osprey, and we can all agree that they win when it comes to fishing efficiency! That last picture pierces right through your soul!
  4. Saltwater
    PM me if anyone wants to fish for fun tomorrow. Leaving Fircrest @ 6am headed to MA13. Bart
  5. General Forum
    Just a heads up...I decided to get out and do a little fishing while I was in MT and got hung up in traffic. Man, talk about herd mentality! It was worth it in the end though. Water temps were still low and we lost clarity as the day progressed but all in all a good day with a few nice fish...
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  6. Classifieds
    Who's getting out of the reloading game. Looking to get started and figured I'd see if your dust collecting gear was ready to rehome. I'll be loading some or all of these: 9, 40, 10, 45, 556, 270, 6.5
  7. Saltwater
    Lets see, today the sea-surface temp here was 46 F and the air is in the low 40's. Bottom fishing opens up on Mar 10, but its still too cold for me to don a 3mm farmer john wetsuit with extra layers, and go kayak fishing here along the Jetties. I like everything to be above 50 F, preferably...
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  8. Fly Tying
    I've had a few request for a updated SBS for the Squimp so thought I'd do one as I've been stuck at home with a cold. Nick Clayton's been tying a really nice variant and I have no doubt it works just as well and is easier to tie, this is just how I've been tying them. Hook- #6 or #8 your...
  9. General Forum
    This guy can be damn funny! Leland.
  10. Classifieds
    Selling my Topo outfit. 5wt 9' Rod has been used a handful of times, but the reel, line, leader, Tippet and flies have not and are brand new. Reel is the Crosswater, with Rio Mainstream WF Floating line. These are on Amazon for $220, I'll let mine go for $160 shipped, or $140 for local pickup...
  11. General Forum
    Ladies and Gents The Idaho Fish and Game are proposing to open the CW, Salmon and Snake river basins to Catch and Kill Normally, that's great but this is no normal year. Whilst the run has been upgraded from Apocalyptic to Shitty, Shitty, Shitty.....they need to maintain the C and R rule to...
  12. Cast & Blast
    Got out to run the dogs and shoot some farmed birds prior to the wild bird season opening on the 15th. One mornings shoot near Brooks, southern Alberta. Birds were big bluebacks.
  13. Cast & Blast
    The Western Washington pheasant season opens Saturday. Every year I've gone out on the Saturday mornings, but this year I'm going to get licensed for Sunday mornings in October. Has anyone ever noticed a trend as to which weekend morning is the better one for the first 2 or 3 weekends of the...
  14. Classifieds
    Save up to 40% on Hatch Finatic Fly Reels The Gen 2 Finatic is here, which means the savings are too! The OG Hatch Finatic was one of our best selling reels of all time and it's now available at a huge discount! From the tiny 1 Plus all the way to the bluewater 12 Plus, we've got every size...
  15. General Forum
    I know this has been posted before in several different threads but I'm just going to remind those of us who've hit the "golden years" (meaning 62 or above) that a good deal is still to be had on a cheap pass (which lasts your lifetime) that allows access to a number of areas under federal...
  16. General Forum
    I don't hear much chatter about fishing the Skykomish River on this forum as I do other rivers in the area (Cedar/Snoqualmie). Am I just looking at the wrong forum? Does this river fish well during the late summer/fall?
  17. Lakes
    I've been fishing for decades but never in a float tube. It seems that here on Fidalgo Island the fishing is very limited but with a float tube it seems it could be spectacular. So a Cumberland tube from Walmart ($180) Redington waders ($120), air pump, net, pfd, and fins. Seems like under $500...
  18. Classifieds
    PNY 128GB Elite Performance SDXC UHS-I/U3 Class 10 Memory Card, Speed Up to 95MB/s (P-SDX128U395-GE) I bought an SD card instead of MicroSD, so this brand new SD card can be yours for cheap. They sell for between $70 and $80 most places. You can have it for $50. Never had anything on it. It...
  19. General Forum
    Orvis Bellevue is organizing a second (much larger) clean up project on the Cedar River. This project was planned in conjunction with the one I put together back in May, but with a much more sponsorship behind it. I encourage everyone to make it out for this one - with lower flows and several...
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