wildest storys that are true

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Eric Denny, May 16, 2013.

  1. Eric Denny

    Eric Denny Summer is over but I'm still fishing!!

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2013
    Messages:
    738
    Likes Received:
    119
    Location:
    Spokane, WA.
    I know a fisher men we are all thought of to add a few inches to are tails. So I figured I would take the chance to hear some of your tails and how out there they are? So give me your wildest story's and they have to be true. I mean we won't really know if they are true but thats the point of a good fish tail.
     
  2. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2003
    Messages:
    5,217
    Likes Received:
    2,886
    Location:
    Everett, Washington, USA.
    Sageman has a great one but it is not fly fishing related, he actually won money for it, maybe he will chime in.

    When I was still fairly new to the sport and kicking around in my float tube on an opening day lake, my back cast fell too far back and when I tried to pull it forward it was stuck in the water but on a fish. It took me awhile to figure out what was happening.

    I caught a trout at the Ford once while dapping that pushed it's mouth all the way out of the water to eat my scud that was suspended 2" above the water.

    Again in my younger days I figured out how to cast for bats in the evening and I managed to land and safely release a few.

    I've landed more than one fish in a manner the hook of my fly was not hooked into the fish, where the fish just ended up all wrapped up in my fly line, once where the fish initially took my indicator first and then either wouldn't let go or wrapped himself up after letting go, either way the indicator was still in his mouth and the flies were trailing behind him. The same exact thing happened to a friend of mine only 6 years before me.
     
  3. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2003
    Messages:
    6,942
    Likes Received:
    825
    Location:
    Kenmore, WA, USA.
    In Alaska...on an eddy pool area of a well known river there were four of us spread out like at a gunfight at OK Corral. We casted and landed are flies center pool within mini - seconds of each other.....and within two seconds we all had 10- 15 lb. silvers on....Holy-be-jesuus...that was quit a scene locked in my mind. And those alaska fish are cubed (X3) tougher fighters than washington's...I felt like we would all cross lines fighting them but we didnt... we avoided it even though we all dropped our flies within a 3' diameter of the center pool....Wow! Silver surge....:eek:
     
  4. smallieFanatic

    smallieFanatic Kind of a B-boy.

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Washington
    I once hooked a brown bat on my backcast. As I brought the line foreword, the bat fell in the lake, and was immediately hammered by a Northern Pikeminnow. Somewhere in the commotion the fly was transferred from the bat to the fish. The bat flew off, and I fought the fish briefly before it too got off. True story, scouts honor :rolleyes:
     
    wa_desert_rat and Eric Denny like this.
  5. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2002
    Messages:
    24,655
    Likes Received:
    3,492
    Location:
    Dillon, Mt
    I was fishing with Rick Matney one time. He was using balloons as an indicator. Well we beached and he was going for something or other, but he was not there. I was playing around in the Madison with the balloon and my fly. don't remember what fly I had on. Well I got a hit on the Balloon and brought in a small RB. It wouldn't let go of the balloon. I got it off the balloon and returned the fish to the water and the balloon had it's teeth marks in it. Weird to say the least. And that was the only fish I caught that day.
     
  6. David Dalan

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

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2007
    Messages:
    2,411
    Likes Received:
    1,116
    Location:
    Walla Walla, WA
    As a young kid, I used to fish a river above a lake, throwing spoons for whatever was hanging about. One day when I threw my spoon across the stream some ducks were flying up river from the lake. I did not see them, and I happened to throw my line exactly in the flight path of the birds. A hen collided with the line and I remember clearly watching the spoon loop around the the leg of the bird. She was firmly wrapped up, with the spoon dangling 2' behind her. I panicked and cut my line and she flew away with a metallic green teardrop spoon dangling behind. Was my favorite spoon too...:confused:
     
  7. zen leecher aka bill w

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

    Joined:
    May 6, 2008
    Messages:
    3,811
    Likes Received:
    1,380
    Location:
    Moses Lake, WA
    I hooked a dead pig in a burlap bag once. Being the sportsman I am I released it back into the water.

    You might wonder how I knew it was a dead pig. I had to check.
     
  8. NW_flyfisher

    NW_flyfisher if it's not this, then what?

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2012
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Another spoon story: long before I started fly fishing back in the late 70's I was fishing for trout on the Green River here in WA by the Flaming Gorge area. i had this inexpensive spinning real and the spool came off. After replacing the spool I realized I lost the little disc that controlled the drag, I figured, no biggey, the trout in here are small. After an hour or so of being bored, I puth this chrome hammered spoon on which I knew were good for steelhead. There was a deep hole in front of me and I realized the drag wouldn't work, but basically I was dinking around thinking maybe a trout or steelhead would grab it. Wouldn't you know, first cast in the deep hole I see tjis large silvery shape head straight for my spoon, seconds later this decent sized steel head surfaces out of the water and takes off. In the meantime across the river a guy had been watching me fish, I look up at him and he is now looking down at something. I say to myself "oh crap,i can't land this fish without a drag I can't even play him. I press my thumb on the monofilament line against the rod handle, my thumb feels the line burn, the fish cintinues to run, I then think...OK, maybe just a miniscule amount of tightening may create a drag...wrong. the line snaps. a few people were sunbathing about 25 yrds away during all of this, they walk by me about 5 minutes later and I ask...did you see that fish? They said no and they both said "we thought we heard someone jump in the river! True story, I still kind of wished thatI would have let the steelhead run all of my line out just to have the thrill of it.
     
  9. Jim Paget

    Jim Paget Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Messages:
    175
    Likes Received:
    80
    We were pheasant hunting in the Sunnyside area of South Central Washington. We were working along an irrigation canal and a good shot brought down a rooster, but in the water. One of my fellow hunters remembered that he had a spinning rig in the van and was able to "catch" the pheasant and we were able to land the bird.
     
  10. Scudley Do Right

    Scudley Do Right Member

    Joined:
    Apr 14, 2013
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    22
    One opening day my friend cast out and snagged something. He reeled it in and it was a rod and reel. He then reeled in the rod he snagged that had a trout on the other end.

    Saw a big female largemouth cruising in the shallows and cast ahead of her. Bang started fighting her and after a short while she came of. There was still something on the line. I reeled it in and I had snagged a line that was coming out of her mouth. That line was down the throat of a half digested trout.
     
  11. Matthew LeBret

    Matthew LeBret Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2010
    Messages:
    847
    Likes Received:
    146
    Location:
    clarkston, wa
    3 years ago I was on the NF CW and it was getting to be dusk so I tied on the good Ol' Adams and I ended up hooking a bat. It was a short lived fight but still left me standing there with my mouth open wondering if that really just happened.
     
  12. I chit my waders once and.kept fishing all day on the methow
     
  13. jersey

    jersey livin' the dream

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2011
    Messages:
    313
    Likes Received:
    115
    Location:
    sonoma county
    Surf perch fishing at Bodega Bay, cast out after the wave broke and the line went slack, so I set the hook. damn laughing gull fell out of the sky to my right. "Bird-on", so proceeded to land it.

    All was fine until it got within 5 feet of me, then it was man vs gull. dropped the rod, stood on the fly line and chased the SOB around. The bird was pissed off in a bad way. every time I went to grab it, it bit at me. as a last resort, hand lined it, and kicked sand to distract and grabbed it. OK bird in hand, now the release...

    That bastard bit down on the skin between my thumb and pointer finger and was trying to tear it off. Triple fly set-up and had two flies hooked; one in the body and one in the wing. Snip, snip, snip as quick as possible with one hand, while cursing the bird and cursing at the pain. Bugs retrieved, bird freed from all line, it was released safely and flew off.

    Boogie board dude behind me offered no help, said not a word and moved away towards the surf.
     
    NW_flyfisher likes this.
  14. Travis Bille

    Travis Bille Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    464
    Location:
    McKinleyville, CA
    I was at the San Juan in NM and a 16 year old kid downriver from me landed a rainbow that somehow, and I have no idea how, had a bottle of floatant attached to it.
     
  15. Travis Bille

    Travis Bille Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2010
    Messages:
    773
    Likes Received:
    464
    Location:
    McKinleyville, CA
    This winter on the Mad river, I caught and released a 10 pound steelhead. About 20 minutes later I caught the same steelhead. I am positive of it. Same size, didn't fight the second time, and had the same distinct diagonal scar on it's head.
     
    Thomas Williams likes this.