Stehekin Fly Fishing

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  1. Wesley laws

    Wesley laws New Member

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    I am going to the Stehekin area in mid August for the 2nd time ever. Had a blast last year fishing some holes just north of the landing with a spinning reel and some spinners. Throw out a hook with a few rubber eggs and drifted the bottom and caught a few 18" This time I am bringing a fly pole as well and was hoping for some tips. Dry fly any good during mid August? I remember last year the fish were hitting flys on the surface, but just searching for some more pointers.
     
  2. The Duke

    The Duke Been around

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    Watch out for bears. Lots of bears in them there woods.
     
  3. Ryan Hieronymus

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    Watch out for bears. (its worth mentioning twice)
     
  4. Broderick Smith

    Broderick Smith SeaToTree

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    Ill third that on the bears!

    What about flows....I've fished it at 700. It's at 1,600 now. What you know about that? I'm heading over in a week. Wadeable at these levels?
     
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    What kind of bears are we talking about here?
     
  6. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Black bears. Grizzly Bears are in the cascades, but in super tiny numbers apparently.
     
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    I've seen brown bears there. I've got the pictures to prove it too! :)
     
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    The most vicious kinds of bears!
     
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    I thought most of the "Bares" were down around Chelan this time of year.
     
  10. 10incher

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    I've never had a scary moment with a black bear though they are actually responsible for more human injury than browns. It's thought that this is because people see them as approachable!?! They jump out of their car with a camera and a box of crackers... But if you ignore them they'll generally split or at least leave you alone. Mothers with cubs should be given a very wide birth of course. I'd be more worried about cougars than black bears.

    Browns OTOH! Just may decide you are food, or a threat, mildly annoying or just be in a grumpy mood and try to eat you. I thought browns were scarce too but their range dips into northern Wa. pretty deep. I haven't seen one and I hope not to. Thanks for the warning.
     
  11. I have a bowflex not really to scared of bears since I use the most resistance on it
     
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  12. Wesley laws

    Wesley laws New Member

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    Agreed, there are bears everywhere, we saw them last year on our hike in to Stehekin. Anyways back to the topic at hand. Any tips on fishing the lower stehekin? Dry fly and and wet fly varieties?
     
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    No browns in the Cascades. A few grizzly perhaps, but not browns.
     
  14. zen leecher aka bill w

    zen leecher aka bill w born to work, forced to fish

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    The ones I don't want to come across are Teddy bears. Usually small whiny kids are with them.
     
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    Brown and grizzly are the same bear. Seriously. Please look into it before arguing on the thread.

    Sorry for the continued thread diversion.