middle fork humpqualamie

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Evan Virnoche, Aug 2, 2013.

  1. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    So i played hooky from work today since my biss was outof town.
    After stopping at pacific fly fishers to pick up running line, skagit 275short and a sweet patagonia that screams tough guy but shows i care about our earth i headed out for some swinging!

    After the hour drive to the humpqualamie i arrived to singler handers working the hole from the otherside. On the 6th cast the line went tight after a broad side swing and it was game fucking on! I landed abeautiful 8-10 lb buck!

    After snapping a quick shitty photo and cleaning the jizz out of my pants i waljed down river toanother fishy. Looking hole. There was already another swinger doing work so i asked if i could wade in on top and he said have at it. On about the 11th cast the line went taugjt and starting screaming off the reel. This fucking steelhead was a monster! After about 2 mins of him taking off on me i couldbt reel in anymore. I looked down to see my running line coiled around my butt section and reel. As i tried to free the running line mr fishy jumped and was off. That little bit of slack was the deal breaker for me. After a couple of fux and cursing out loud i sat there for about 5 mins and pondered what had just happened. 2 fish in 20 mimutes on the swing. My heartbeat was going faster than gold.bar tweaker on crystal meth.


    Thus was my first steel on the swing on a fly rod and my first native too boot. Words cannot explain the stoke level rl i have right now

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  2. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Other dude's going to post about how some fly guy a-hole came in and picked his pocket.

    J/K. Nice work dude!
  3. Irafly Active Member

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    Heck yeah, now just ignore the flamers for dare naming the river you were fishing.
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  4. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    KNice man... That's awesome. First that pontoon and now this. Only thing left is the fabled pink on a 40.
  5. Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    Damn dude. That's fantastic. Nice work.

    You get that new toon in the water yet?

    J
  6. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    I have not.


    The guy a high holed was cool as eff and we knew alot of the same people and swapped numbwrs for a steelheadin man date
  7. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Wheres the HumpQualamie,I can't find it on my map!!!
  8. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    Its where the humptulips and snoqualmie converge in the puget sound its a pretty wide deep pool
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  9. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    Oh that spot, I thought maybe you were even a worse speller than me.
  10. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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  11. Stonefish Triploid and Humpy Hater

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    Excellent work. Best part is you did it on your own and no poll was required. ;)
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  12. gabe0430 Banned or Parked

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    Looks like that new Patagonia hat will have to be the lucky hat for now on!
  13. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Hot shit sir!

    And quit lying. Everyone knows that's a Cedar river Pinook.
  14. Richard Torres Active Member

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    Its about
    Its about friggin time you popped that cherry BT! Thought you were going to have to get someone "Guide" you into one. Nicely done!
  15. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    Or the 7 from taco bell sub beef soft taco
  16. gabe0430 Banned or Parked

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    Or a trip to PFF before every trip...Joe and Michael would like that
  17. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    I stop in there like 5 times A week. They prolly think i live in a cardboard bix out. Back by the trashcans
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  18. Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    I bet that feels good eh? Kinda like first time with the coke and ho's! Seriously though, congrats!
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  19. Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    Nice work BT
    Keep at it!!!
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  20. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    I am there about as much as you are. I am surprised you and have not ran into each other yet.