We doin' this again or what?

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Matt Burke, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Jerry, I was thinking that your truck would have a web ceiling net to stow some soft gear or stuff that needs drying out, some drop cots that could accomodate a few bodies and then lots and lots of room on the bottom. I've been inside many of those brown, yellow and white type rigs sniffing out all the cookies in care packages if you get my drift. That back trailer is so bonus. Your alternate private rig seems every bit as capable though.
     
  2. Bob Triggs

    Bob Triggs Stop Killing Wild Steelhead!

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    Watch out for that new Aberdeen Pass Bridge Jim; I hear it is going to be 300 feet high!:eek:
     
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    I will be there for sure monday, and tuesday. I might be leaving sunday night.
     
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    Put me on the list. Me and my pontoon will be there Tuesday, Wednesday. First time on the Hoh so will use discression with the pontoon.
    ForrestM
     
  5. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Hoopa, when I floated it last weekend with my friend it was my first time seeing the river from the Oxbow down to G and L Shake. There were a few areas that concerned me, but we did them all quite fine. Those more sketchy areas did have ample room on one bank to tether a pontoon and wade it through the rough spots. I've had others suggest a good scout of what is ahead, a good bow line to walk your boat through sketchy spots and a good PFD. You'll be there and home by the time I depart, let us know how your adventures went. Ed
     
  6. Jerry Daschofsky

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    It's been a good year and a half since I last floated the Hoh. But normally the Oxbow down float is pretty mild compared to Park down to Oxbow. The slack water Mumbles was talking about is usually there. Gets worse when you hit below G and L and start hitting that tidal influenced water. I prefer the upper river. But, I haven't been up there since this last flood. Heard what Triggs said, and have a few friends who have done it since. Sounds like you just have to scout, scout, and scout to judge it. I may still bring my DB, but definitely my cat and spare toon. If I get out there on Friday early, may do a scouting/fishing run in my steelheader from Morgan's down to Oxbow to check it all out.
     
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    Thanks fellas. I'll do a bit of web surfing to see if there are sweepers or find what class rapids are on the upper river at expected flows. I ain't no kid anymore looking for thrills and do wear an inflatable pfd, carry a 50' rope to line the pontoon thru hairy water. Nor do I want to lose any gear in a flip. I once holed, flipped and sank a drift boat on the Trinity losing my best two rods and reels. Did save the cooler of beer.
     
  8. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    Oxbow down was pretty easy last week except for the lack of water
     
  9. Jerry Daschofsky

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    Jeremy, it's always been the easy float. Can't remember it ever really being that technical. I used to drift our old pram down it as a kid (as in age 10-11). Just alot of frog water. Even on high water, just runs a bit faster, but not much to it.

    Hoopa, what float do you plan to do?

    I do think we should try and figure out or own shuttles. Say if I bring my DB, Can toss a bunch of guys in my truck, stash the toons to my boat, and all launch at same spot. Then one guy driving me back to pick up the truck.
     
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    I've updated the list on the first post/first page. Am I missing anyone? Not that it matters. Just curious.
     
  11. Ed Call

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    Jerry, I'm up for some coordinated efforts for shuttling. Maybe in the AM we can put your DB in the sand at the Oxbow, drive your rig down to G & L for the takeout. I can follow you, drive back up to the Ox and we can hit it. I'm sure many others would be willing to do the same. I'm all for turn around service, but with so many of us there I'd be up for saving the cash.
     
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    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    This thread has almost 7,000 views. What thread had the most? Is it the forum rules? Anyone. Mumbles, that avatar.....I thought we talked you out of that one?
     
  13. Ed Call

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    Buck, Pan got a new boat, told me that I could be his friend if I changed my avatar. He did not give any specifics so I went back to my old avatar. For a half rack I'll change it back to the other one.
     
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    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    Look how he has worked the value of his avatar. If yours is worth a half rack, what's Mingo's worth?
     
  15. Ed Call

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    The full beer truck before it has made a single delivery! Here is to Mingo.:beer2: