Trout Streams

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by weirdwindknot, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Gary Thompson

    Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    Welcome aboard mate.
    Get yourself a #2 or #3 wt rod and even the little fish can feel big.
    Some of my favorite waters produce only little fish, a big one might be 10".
     
  2. Bad-Daddio

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    Truly a man after my own heart - This is still my favorite kind of fly fishing. Hiking in the headwaters with a 2-3 wt, nobody else in sight, just exploring and seeing if there are any fish. Some of my fondest fly fishing memories are these kinds of days.
     
  3. Darryl Pahl

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    If you are into walking/biking, and live in Seattle, you might want to bike the Cedar River trail down in Renton. There are numerous streets, parks, and pull-outs in Renton and along the Maple Valley Highway where you can park you car and either bike or walk the trail, which for the most part is within sight of the river. The trail continues all the way to the Cedar River Watershed at Landsburg Road.

    Various state and non-profit organizations have put some effort into trout habitat on the Cedar - in terms of secret spots, just look for obvious trails off through the blackberries. The water is really high right now, but there's lots of pretty obvious water that hold fish. It's definitely an urban fishery, but with minimal walking/wading/bush-wacking you can get away from the float, swim and beer crowd.

    Walking/biking the Cedar River trail itself is a quite nice way to spend an afternoon scouting the river. It really changes year to year as logjams come and go - I'm looking forward to fishing it come June.
     
  4. Kevin J. Burnham

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    Just PM Jim !! He will tell ya where to go !!
     
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  5. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    "I've put myself to scouting potential fisheries"-----------

    We'll...... There ya go!!!
     
  6. dryflylarry

    dryflylarry "Chasing Riseforms"

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    Kevin,

    Note that 2500 people have looked at this thread!!! Do you suppose they are too lazy to go find their own spots and can't wait to read what people post?!! Threads like this scare me! Eeeeek! :eek:
     
  7. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Yeah, to hell.
     
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  8. Tim Lockhart

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    Jim 2 years ago you would offer some advice on the finer points of map reading along with an actual honey hole like the forks to get a fellow angler underway. Now it's an outing in hell. Are you getting soft in your old age? :)
     
  9. Ryan Higgins

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    *creeps in, notices no actual spots have been posted, creeps out*
     
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  10. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Got my hands slapped to many times. I decided to be a nice guy and keep my mouth shut.

    I spent oodles of money on gas to find all I found in Washington. To many want the easy way and want to be pointed to them places. All it takes is pouring over a map at the blue squiggly lines. Some times you have to beat your way through Blackberry's and Devils Club or climb down a cliff to find it all. To me it was all worth it as I found many places to fish. Of course I was a lot younger then and all that crawling around was fun.

    Here in Montana I don't have to do any of that. I drive to where I want to fish, park my truck, walk ten paces, and fish and catch fish. For somebody with bad wheels, this is a dream world.
     
  11. Tim Lockhart

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    Well here's a whopper I took at one of my top secret spots. Don't bother asking, hell will need to freeze before I ever reveal it..

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  12. Old Man

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  13. Greg Price

    Greg Price Love da little fishies

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    Isn't that the place where 300lb sturgeon gently sip midges on the surface?
     
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    a picture is worth a thous.. two words!
     
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    Go explore the Snoqualmie Forks, the Cedar from Landsburg to Lake Washington, and then pick one bigger S river from upper tribs down to the salt. It took me a few years to do that, and it gave me a profound understanding of PNW watersheds, NW trout habitat, entomology, and the vast differences in stream system structures. I found many awesome secret spots, but can also discern fishy blue lines on a map much better now.