Sultan to Ben Howard Float Trip

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  1. andrew

    andrew Active Member

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    Same here, if anyone is on the way South of Bellingham and would want to carpool...? Also, I have a 8/9 wt, 6 wt and need some info on what I should bring concering flies/lines/depth charges...you name it I'll try to find it or bring it!
     
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    Mtlhead,

    I have it penciled in for the 16th and should have a lock on my schedule in the next couple of days. I have a suburban so will have room for several people and a boat.

    Duck
     
  3. mtlhead

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    bring a 9'-9'6" rod in 7 or 8wt, a reel with a good drag if you prefer these reels for 10lb+ fish, multi-tip lines are the norm, but at least a type III sink tip line if thats all you have. As for fly's, my box is full of various leach patterns, as well as come classic steelhead patterns. also bring something to eat along the way, it's about a 6-8 hr float. Most importantly, dont forget to pack some squares (TP) becuase there are no porta potties along the way, and I don't think you want to wipe with your waders if you have to go!:smokin
     
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    Sisu Banned or Parked

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    I am assuming the float trip is still on. I have a suggestion for the trip. Why don't we all carry one garbage bag each to pick up trash along the way. I don't know if we will find much with the high water and all but its worth a try. I try to pick up line, paper, beer cans and such everytime I go out, but with a big group I do believe we could have a good impact on the garbage.
    Sisu, its what America needs:+
     
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    Mike, sounds like fun although I don't stealhead I could go for a drift and a casting practice and smoke cigars. Give me a yell and maybe we could shuttle boats. Jim Brodie.:beer1
     
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    I'm in, thats one hell of a good suggestion! I know that not everyone will have the room for another bag on their boat, but you can count on both of my boats having enough room for 1 ea.

    On the topic of the trip, it's still a go for Sunday, Feburary 16. I've recieved some e-mails from various people interested in going, sorry that I have not replied yet, but the more that come the better! If I could get everyone that plans to go to send me a e-mail at res173r8@verizon.net with your phone number and a good time to call, if you have extra room, if you need a ride, or have any questions, by Friday, Feburary 7th. I will call each one of you and get things set up, I want to have the weekend to nail down the logistics of the trip so there won't be too much confusion the day of the float.

    Remember to bring a garbage sack if you want to help with the clean up!
    :beer2 :beer2 Mtlhead:beer2 :beer2
     
  7. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    The thrill is not in the kill---But to let them go.

    What do you mean you don't steelhead. You were out in the river with us fishing for sea run cutts,what else do you think swims in that river. Steelhead and at the time that we were there,there were also steelhead in there.

    Jim
     
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    Bill,
    I'm trying to free up the time (I have to get someone to take by 3rd grade Basketball team)but I live in Issy and would love to hitch a ride.
    Paladin
     
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    I firmly believe stealhead are an Indian myth. I believe I will try something with better odds of success such as unicorn hunting. J.B.:beathead
     
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    O.k., I'm in too. Great Idea sisu. I'll be in the Lavro, so you guys can haul a bit of gear and trash in the back. Sounds like fun. Maybe a new thread is in order as this one is getting long. Again, the garbage clean-up idea is a great idea. Kudo's! :beer2 YT
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    The thrill is not in the kill---But to let them go.

    Yeah,one would think that. Even when they are in they are hard to catch. My luck was a little better when I was fishing on the dark side.

    :beathead

    Jim
     
  12. andrew

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    YT,

    I don't know if you remember you gave me some driftboat advice...well I wouldn't mind bringing my boat on this float if you could ride along and give me pointers or show me a few techniques...since I heard more than once you are "Driftboat King"...(at least this is what Macrowdy says!)? I have floated the Skagit, however, I know nothing about this float or how technical it is.
     
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    ya, I remember. I hope it helped you out. I'm definately NOT the drift boat master. You must remember to take anything and everything Rowdy says with a grain of salt. He's the king of hype, he's the Don King of this forum. I'll slap him around and get him in check. This float that these gents are putting on is pretty easy. In fact, really easy. Bring your boat, I'll bring the lavro, and we'll all have a blast. Bring your garbage bag for clean up! :beer2 YT
     
  14. fishmagnet

    fishmagnet Bent rods and tight lines!

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    As of now I would like to partake in the trip. I fished this section last Saturday. Couple of dollies. No Metal.
    You should have people check the streamflow for the Sky at Gold Bar the morning of the float. http://waterdata.usgs.gov/wa/nwis/uv/?station=12134500
    Anything above 10,000, don't waste your time.
    I have a Bucks Bronco and a garbage bag.
    :thumb
     
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    I'm in. sent a e-mail to you. Anybody need a ride, I'm in Kirkland, have a 4-runner and can probably haul my boat and one other. Wouldn't mind grabbing a U-Haul trailer if we need one, but need to know soon to reserve it. Bart