Posts Tagged ‘PNW’
Before I ever made my first cast with a two-hander I saw pictures of this place. Since then I’ve seen a lot of pictures of folks walking the banks, casting flies, and being lucky enough to hook into a ghost or two.
My timing’s a little off but I thought since I was in the neighborhood I would stop by and take a quick look.
Makes me wish it was winter and I was waist deep in it.
My brother says that in another month these will be ripe for the pick’n. Might have to ask him to box me up a few and send them my way.
Down here in the PNW again. This time without a rod and reel. It was a tough choice but with the state of the economy and the bloodsucking airlines it doesn’t give a fisher much to work with.
Not sure how the fishers in the PNW handle this heat. I’m thinking now I could have made a little room in the carry-on for a rod and reel. Don’t do a lot of wet wading back home so it never occurred to me.
Might have to convince my brother to invest in a little fishing gear.
In another month things will start to crack open back home. Expecting some company…some old faces…some new. Fortunate for me I have a very understanding spouse. Just have to get a few more chores done to seal the deal.
Posted in Film, Passion, Steelhead, Two-hander, tagged Alaska West, can't wait, check it, Ed Ward, intruder, Jeff Mishler, PNW, Simms, Skagit Master, Steelhead, where do I send my money on June 23, 2009| Leave a Comment »
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Posted in Article, Fishing, General, Skiing, Snowboarding, Steelhead, Travel, Two-hander, tagged cabin fever, I am a skier, Mishler, nuggets of wisdom, PNW, purpose for everything, sliding season, Steelhead on December 13, 2008| Leave a Comment »
Now that I’ve officially ended the fishing season, it’s time to switch gears. Good thing too cause I need something to keep my mind off that last trip. I’m not sure exactly why it’s gnawing at me so much. It’s been nearly a month.
Maybe it’s because I know the winter season is underway in the PNW and if I was just given another shot I could make magic happen. Maybe it’s because everywhere I turn there’s mention of steelhead this and steelhead that. Maybe it’s because I would rather be making casts and taking steps than anything else right now.
Just picked up the latest copy of Salmon Trout Steelheader and finished reading Mishler’s latest nuggets of wisdom. I caught his first installment of “The Bucket” a month ago. Both good pieces and what I get out of them is that everything has a purpose and the only way your going to get better is to put in the time to do so.
Interesting enough, Mishler has another piece in Fly Rod & Reel discussing his take on fly design [Fly Philosophy].
“That the steelhead decided to eat a waking brick, well….
Which just proves any pattern will catch a steelhead in the right conditions, that being the rare time when for no apparent reason a fish is so aggressive that it would attack a dog turd on a rope.”
A dog turd huh?
I can’t tell you how badly I want another cast. I feel a bit envious of all those fishers in the PNW that get to wake up tomorrow with a real shot at hooking into a winter steelhead. Alaska is a fine place to live and fish but it comes with some distinct disadvantages this time of year.
At any rate…it is full blown winter here and shaping up to be a good sliding season. So far this season the local sledding hill has received 270″ of snowfall!!!! Average snow depth at the bottom is 52″!!!!
Brother is due in town soon. I gotta remember to take it easy. Don’t want to make it any tougher for myself. Bright side is that March really isn’t that far away.