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Discussion in 'New Features, Site News, Issues Info.' started by Chris Scoones, Dec 21, 2005.

  1. FlyGirl

    FlyGirl New Member

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    Hey ya'll I am Rachael. I am originally from NE Washington....Kettle Falls....Country i know!!! I came over to the Seattle area about 7 years ago on a softball scholarship and fell in love with everything Seattle has to offer...well except for the traffic. Anyways, I have fished most my life but just started fly fishing last year. I finally got all my gear and look forward to getting in a lot more fishing this year. Still learning and love it more and more each time i am able to get out on the water.
     
  2. Bradf0rd

    Bradf0rd Down in the Centennial State.

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    Howdy, I'm Brad. I'm 23 and I've been living in Ellensburg since 1993. I've had the Yakima in my backyard for 10+ years and just now started to learn to fly fish. I'd always wanted to, but my dad grew up spin casting so that's how I grew up and I can still be found sitting back, watching the rod tip with a beer in hand when it's just a lazy summer day. That or I'l chasing the Chinooks with my Ugly Stik at Vantage. I've been fly fishing for a little over a year now and I think I've finally gotten all the gear I need for starters. I will be graduating from CWU this August and hopefully will find a job in this area, otherwise I'll be looking on these boards for the hows and wheres to fish on the West Side or Inland Empire. While I do fish the Yak from time to time, my favorite thing to do is hike into the small creeks or the high-lakes or desert-lakes with my float tube.
     
  3. chaseherring

    chaseherring New Member

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    Hello everyone, my name is Chase, I am 21 and I have been a member for a while but not had time to post an intro. I am currently stationed at Fort Lewis, and fish every chance I get. I have been flyfishing a couple of years now, but still just getting the hang of it, especially since I grew up in Oklahoma. This site is awesome, you guys were a great help in buying my new rod, and learning where to fish in my new home. I really only fish for trout right now, but I would love to someday venture in the steelhead/salmon realm. You might run into me on the Yak or Snoqualmie, but with deployments I have lived here over a year and those are the only two I have made it to. But when I am away, all I do is long to be out on a river or lake in the summer sun.
    RLTW
    Chase
     
  4. Kevin J. Burnham

    Kevin J. Burnham Active Member

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    So Timbo !! When do we get to see some pictures of the fish from the north country !!! Yes please get back to Eburg I need a place to crash after a hard night of brew !!!!
     
  5. Jeff White

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    Name: Jeff
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    Why I am here: Just joined the forum in the last week. Very informative, and I am impressed. About 15 years ago I started fishing heavy while in college. My roomie's and I bought a boat, and would head out to the many lakes around Cheney and Spokane. After we got a little bored of that we thought fly fishing looked cool so we headed to the White Elephant and set ourselves up. We din't have a clue about what we were doing, but we had a blast (the beer might have had something to do with that). We all graduated, and since I was heading to South Carolina I gave one of the fellas all my gear. I though I would certainly see him again. Oop, didn't run into him again for about 10 years, and my gear had gone the way of a yard sale. Always loved fishing, but starting a family, getting a real job (teaching), and bike racing were in the way. So, this past winter I though t it would be a great time to pick fly fishing back up. The kids all had their sports, dance, music, and school things. And my wife had her hobbies, and due to age and other commitments the bikes were gathering dust, what better time to hit the water. For Christmas I received a new rod, and the works. For my birthday a vest, and a few more goodies, and also the registration for a Wenatchee Valley Fly Fishers course through the college. Here I am, ready to go. I'll wait until the end of the course, then hit it hard around the area this summer, can't wait! I am looking for a tube and some waders (cheap, I think I have exceeded my budget) then I should be set.
    Thank you in advance for the great tips, I have already learned a great deal!
     
  6. grande

    grande New Member

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    New to the site 4/06...Fish mostly in the Yakima and Eastern lakes and streams. Some in the Methow area and up the Okanagan. Don't have much to share as I am not into that all that much on the internet. Anyway, anyone heard rumors of the Wenatchee opening to fishing again in the near future? Lots of chat around town about it.
     
  7. Buckshot

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    Hey,

    New to the area, new to the fishing up here and new to fly fishing. After a little research I realized that for many years I have been carryingang attempting to use a #8 rod on which is mounted a #5 reel that is strung with cloths line!!!

    It can only get better; right?

    Later

    Jerry
     
  8. Fawkes

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    I'm Todd, 30-something years old, and live in the Seattle area... South Bellevue... okay, it's Renton.:D I've fished for many years, but not seriously, and recently picked up fly fishing.
     
  9. SteveA

    SteveA Gnu to the board

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    The name is Steve and I live in Kent/Covington area. Been flyfishing the area for about 10 years now. Exclusively a trout flyfisherman for no particular reason other than I've been lazy. Got a couple of secret spots, one of which only my son has ever been to and he was blindfolded. :) Glad to have the season kicking off and looking forward to a great one. See you on the water.
     
  10. Bumcast

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    Hi, I’m Bumcast and am a recovering lurker.
    Just wanted to drop in and get the good oil on WA and surrounds. I’m travelling from New Zealand to Seattle in July, then over to Bozeman for the FFF Conclave and on through Montana for six weeks.
    Cheers
    Carl
     
  11. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Carl....hola. Im one of Paul's buddies stateside. He will show me underpant coffee this year :thumb:
     
  12. lesfishing

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    Hello,

    I am new member to this webside, I do have several friends who are members and like everything about it.

    Originally from Krakow Poland, I moved to US in 1981 & lived all over Us since.

    I live curently in North Bend Washington.

    I picked my fly rod for the first time in 1986 and never stoped since.
    I mainly fish for All type of trout.

    Like to fish high alpine lakes, low land lakes & streams. I fish rods from 2 weight - 5 weight.My favor rods are T&T light presentation model.I also build my first fly rod out of Old SAGE blank & love it.

    Last 3 years or so, I started fishing samller more remote streams & creeks.
    Other favor thinsk to do is to tie flies and taking cool fishing pictures.

    My profession is: I am profesional Bike fitter & Team rider for team Excel Sports. I race bikes full time all over the US this year will me my second time racing in World Championships in Austria.

    Thanks,
     
  13. Bumcast

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    :cool: Will PM you - Stay clear of the coffee...
     
  14. MosesLakeGuzman

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    Ben Holten I live in Moses Lake. I own a waterfowl guide service, North Flight Waterfowl, and I am a Realtor at Windermere. I grew up small mouth fishing on the Yak and Columbia in the Tri-Cities, I fly fished a lot while going to college at EWU, and I have been enjoying the fly fishing opportunities here in Moses Lake.
     
  15. ihrigch

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    my name is Caleb, I started flyfishing when I was in high school but I have been stationed overseas for the last 4 years so now I am trying to get back into it. I just moved to spokane and I am looking for some good places to check out in the area.
     
  16. Aztec Angler

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    Hi Folks...

    This looks like a great fly fishing forum. I'm looking forward to getting acquainted with everyone. I love fly fishing and I love to talk about it.

    I mostly fly fish for trout and I love small mountain streams. My favorite small streams are in the Durango, Colorado area. I am eager to try some Washington streams here. So... can anyone recommend a remote creek for me to try?

    I teach fly fishing classes at our local community college, which is very rewarding. I am also the owner of Aztec Anglers. This is a fly fishing guide service on the San Juan River in New Mexico. I also own The Full Creel Fly Shop.

    I love everything about fly fishing but most of all I love the peace and serenity associated with most fly fishing destinations. Its not always just about the fish…

    Henry David Thoreau said it best when he wrote; "Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after"

    Thanks,
    Steve :beer1:
     
  17. Jonathan Gardner

    Jonathan Gardner Jon Gardner

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    New user - life long resident of the Spokane area.
     
  18. nemo

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    hi to all! i'm kristi and im new in this forum. I joined to learn more about fly-fishing..Hope to chat with you more often guys. Great people in this great forum :)

    cheers!
    -->kristi
     
  19. Chris Puma

    Chris Puma hates waking up early

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    hi everyone. i'm chris. i live on capitol hill in seattle. just moved here from boston. i'm partially responsible for all your traffic nightmares on i-5. i will be working for the construction company putting in the new HOV lanes near everett. i'm a civil engineer. anyways, if anyone wants to go fishing definitely drop me a pm or hit me up on aim. don't know my way around these rivers but i was a fly fishing instructor in massachusetts. fish are fish, right? unless they are steelhead appartently. my aim: color infusion .
     
  20. rodge47

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    Hi everyone - I just got started flyfishing about 3 years ago and have mostly fished the Yakima and recently the Cedar. I have so much to learn, but can't think of a better way to spend free time "learning" something new. Not that I have much free time! This looks like a great forum and look forward to tun'in in.
     

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