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Anyone want to fish with a kid who will be really impressed by everything you do? I have a goal to fish all weekend and the evenings of Monday through Wednesday next week. I need fishing partners. I live in Puyallup and I am off at four. I'll drive to wherever to meet up. Any takers?
 

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I might be able to take you out Friday or Saturday if you want. We can take out our boat in the south sound and go catch some sea-run cutts and maybe some resident silvers. Our boat is stored at the Boathouse Marina at Point Defiance in Tacoma. If you are interested you can e-mail me at [email protected]

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The ropes on the SF are pretty simple. Try and elk hair caddis in the evening, or an elk hair caddis in the morning\day with a dropper (about 12 inches of light tippet tied to the bend in the hook of your dry) like a copper john, prince nymph, or hairs ear.

Pick an exit from downtown NB all the way to the pass. park by a bridge or other access spot and start hiking up or down stream (i like to go the direction that I think will take me to less pressured water). Hit the nice looking spots with a few casts here and there but move fast until you are 1/2 mile from the access point. Then start working a little harder. If you don't find fish (some stretches are just plain barren of fish), scratch that area off your list and try another one next time. Cast to the nice deep pools, but don't overlook small riffles and especially pocket water (faster water in a boulder field). The fish will hang in front, behind, in the seams, and pretty much anywhere they can hold and abush food as it comes by. the dry with short dropper works great in pocket water like this. It is hard to keep the fly in the zone long (a few seconds is all it takes sometimes), and with the dry, you can see exactly where the dropper is and know when it is in and out of the zone. I like to think of it as 'picking pockets'. It can be a blast once you get the knack and find a stretch with decent numbers of fish.
 

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Greatwhite,

I just picked up 9ft pontoon boat and have been looking for someone to float the Yakima with that has been there and knows the river. Would you be interested in hooking up with novice boater to show some of the ropes? I have waded the river a couple of times with some success but think that floating is the preferred way to go this time of year.

If you are interested drop me a PM

Thanks

Bill Z
 
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