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|Originator: Dana||Date: 2/3/2000 4:33 PM|
When I first started doing stuff on-line one of the first interesting things that happened was that I met others who were interested in swapping fishing trips to famous homewaters. As a result of this I have had the good fortune to fish the Deschutes, the Skagit/Sauk, the Skykomish, and the Dean with some of the members on this site, and I've enjoyed introducing them to the Thompson, Squamish and others.
We might want to think about setting something like this up here. I suppose we could post waters we are familiar with and indicate places we'd like to try, or we could just let things grow on their own as we all get to know each other.
What do you think?
|Originator: Brian||Date: 2/3/2000 7:05 PM|
Hey Dana (Dan?)
What about a Clave on the Skagit/Sauk in April? Meet for a weekend at Howard Miller or the Bunny Cabins for a weekend of fishing etc.
|Originator: Dana||Date: 2/3/2000 7:27 PM|
oops! "I'll buy a vowel, Pat!" Looks like I missed one...
I like your idea Brian--I'll have to see how things go for me as "junior" is due in early May so, depending how things progress, I might want to hang around through April--but that shouldn't stop the rest of you from setting something up!
|Originator: Per Stadigh||Date: 2/3/2000 7:59 PM|
It is a great idea, Dana. I have access to prime fishing for Atlantic Salmon in Russia, Norway and Scotland. Cost wise it can range from great ticket water in Norway for $20 day to the finest weeks in Russia which cost $7900...... In between these extremes there are a bunch of oppertunities.
The problem is the long distance and all costs involved in travels. I went to the Skagit/Sauk last March and enjoyed meeting you crazy steelheadears even more than the actual fishing. Having said that, I also have to say that those rivers are awesome. The Sauk just is a jewel. Sadly there were only a few fish around. I blew two nice ones on the main river and and eventually caught the dandiest little "jack" up at the Sauk. I would love to come back but the wallet just is too thin this year.
If anyone comes my way - let me know. I get a kick out of your Steelheads. You will get one out our salmons, I think.
|Originator: Sinktip||Date: 2/3/2000 8:08 PM|
OK, I Really do know how to type. Sorry about those two false posts. I don't know what happened.
As for the April Skagit/Sauk idea I concur. I would be happy to bring my raft up if that would help. I suggest we pin down some dates early so as many as possible can start planning.
|Originator: Steve||Date: 2/6/2000 5:18 AM|
OK, I just signed up as a member and I'm seeing some exciting stuff. I agree the fishing the Skagit and Sauk are fantastic. I live in Sedro-Woolley (on the Skagit). I'm fairly new to the area but have spent a day or two each week fishing one or both. I do know a few productive areas, avail by foot or even better if floated. I'd like to meet a few other steelhead fanatics. April is probably the best month but March is also good. Heard last week a couple of natives showing up already. Steve
|Originator: Sinktip||Date: 2/7/2000 2:58 AM|
If anyone would like to try a mid-week float on the Skykomish, I would be happy to supply my raft and my limited knowledge of the river. Wekends are pretty busy (I have a three year old) but I can usually find a way to get out of work for a day. The river is less crowed then as well. I would welcome the opportuntiy to have the company and learn from more experienced casters. Let me know.
|Originator: Cousin Jack||Date: 3/25/2000 6:18 PM|
I've just found this great board and, as Dana will remember, I am really into swapping (fishing trips, that is!). I've met some great speyrod compadres this way.
Per, I will be in Norway on business May 7 - June 4 and would love to fish for atlantics or sea trout. Any prospects? I would be happy to host a return trip on my home waters, the Snake, Clearwater and Grande Ronde.
Besides speycasting, I'm also in love with e-type Jaguars and would really like to meet any speycasters who share this weakness too!
May the force be with you all,
|Originator: Per Stadigh||Date: 3/25/2000 7:40 PM|
Late May - early June is just about when the season opens in the Norwegian rivers. Fishing then is all about large (we are talking up to 50 pounds!) freshrun fish. Rivers normally are high and cold so one proably needs to go deep to get the fish to respond. Still flyfishing can be very rewarding AS NO OTHER METHOD CAN PRESENT "THE BAIT" SLOWER - something the metal guys never will understand!!
I will hear around to see if any of the good places (this time of year it normally is low down on the rivers were fishing is best) are available. Were in Norway will you be? For how long can you stay?
Sadly I leave for Russia in the first week of June so Norway is out of the question however much I love it.
|Originator: Cousin Jack||Date: 3/25/2000 8:02 PM|
I will be at the Agricultural University in Aas, 20 or so km south of Oslo. If you find out anything you can e-mail me at [email protected]. I go to Norway almost every year to work on a big research project on Norway spruce defense systems. Unfortunately none of my colleagues there flyfish (in fact the sport seems quite rare amongst Norwegians - can't understand why?). Any information would be greatly appreciated. Where in Sweden do you live?
|Originator: Fred Evans||Date: 12/19/2000 2:19 AM|
FOR DANA, ET. AL.
Too good to let drop due to lack of attention.
The 'season' is beginning and it's time to talk about a "group" get to gether.
Washington-Skagit and tribs would seem like the best bet given the general location, fish runs, etc., etc. Can we "plan a plan?" This site has well over 100 members (all-be-it all over Canada and the US) so this could be a capper event.
What do you think?
|Originator: Rob||Date: 12/19/2000 2:55 AM|
I agree Fred , although i havent been able to meet at any get tigethers in the past I'd love to be involved in one now. However it si looking like the North Puget sound streams will be closed during the normal catch and release season. I'd have to look into the logistics more but i'd think the upper Quinault river mige be a good place to hold such a get together. That is if people don't mind the drive.
The Quinault has lots of good fly water easy access and not nearly as busy as the other OP rivers It also runs clearer when it rains.
|Originator: Speyrd||Date: 12/19/2000 3:59 PM|
Am up for a group meeting and those rivers mentioned are awsome to fish.
|Originator: Fred Evans||Date: 12/20/2000 4:01 AM|
Rob, the Olympic Pensla. is a great idea. Some thing very different for almost everybody. If the Qunalt. Lodge is still open this could be a great gathering place .... and I think the wives would buy-in quickly.
If the place is still up and running with enough people we could probably get a group rate.
|Originator: Rob||Date: 12/20/2000 7:07 AM|
Fred last year the Quinault lodge was operating there but with all the mercedes parked there i am guessing it is too expencive for me I'd more likely be camping. I will do some more looking into it though.
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