Schools out for (Summer pg.4) TR

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Re: Schools out for winter TR

Post by mitch aka 2 fish » Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:44 am

joe and corn are still sittin' in a tree.
hey! everyone entitled owns a right opinion, buddy.

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Re: Schools out for winter TR

Post by Average Joe » Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:39 am

mitch aka 2 fish wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:44 am
joe and corn are still sittin' in a tree.
... and we'll be doing it at Wayne's a week from this Friday.

It's supposed to rain.

I'm planning to listen to the Grateful Dead and burn weed in the truck on the drive up.

It'll be just like having you there.

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Re: Schools out for winter TR

Post by Lando » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:14 am

Average Joe wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:39 am
mitch aka 2 fish wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:44 am
joe and corn are still sittin' in a tree.
... and we'll be doing it at Wayne's a week from this Friday.

It's supposed to rain.

I'm planning to listen to the Grateful Dead and burn weed in the truck on the drive up.

It'll be just like having you there.
Make sure to bring something that will shit its guts out every hour on the hour.
If my tombstone reads, "He never ate sushi." it won't be a lie, and I'll be OK with that.

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Re: Schools out for winter TR

Post by Da Ax » Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:23 pm

Gawd dats noice...makes me think about fishing again.
The difference between decency and indecency is opportunity...

One could search their entire lives for the perfect drift, and it would not be a wasted life.

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Re: Schools out for winter TR

Post by Average Joe » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:31 pm

Lando wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:14 am
Average Joe wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:39 am
mitch aka 2 fish wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 2:44 am
joe and corn are still sittin' in a tree.
... and we'll be doing it at Wayne's a week from this Friday.

It's supposed to rain.

I'm planning to listen to the Grateful Dead and burn weed in the truck on the drive up.

It'll be just like having you there.
Make sure to bring something that will shit its guts out every hour on the hour.
Ironman and his coconut flour should handle that task nicely.

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Re: Schools out for winter TR

Post by mitch aka 2 fish » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:44 pm

just drive like he does in pissing oregon and I can shit continuously.

bloody marys dragged through the fucking garden helps as well.
hey! everyone entitled owns a right opinion, buddy.

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Re: Schools out for (Summer pg.4) TR

Post by LTFI » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:03 pm

Where were we…



With summer classes out of the way I looked for employment to put some money in the bank. My friend offered me a good paying construction gig for two months before the fall semester, I accepted, but sorely needed some river time. I scheduled in a few free days before starting work, loaded the truck and pointed it north towards hallowed ground. A place one must go if one chooses to pursue sea run rainbows on a swung fly.

I’ve fished for trout since I could walk, some of the streams I grew up on even had summer runs that as kids we thought were just big residents, not knowing the difference. These fish occasionally hit the two-foot mark and were my first exposure to steelhead. As I got older and with the help of my first pair of neo’s I began fishing year-round. Soon enough discovering the bigger winter fish and reading about all the famous summer steelhead rivers. It didn’t take long before I was seeking out steelhead rivers every month of the year.

The beginning of the season, a long spring, bleak early reports, none of it bothered me. This trip was about putting my feet on the ground and experiencing it for myself. It was about the adventure of learning every bend of a new river, every pool, every swing, every rock to stand on, gaining a little knowledge with each cast and each day that will eventually lead to success...

maybe.



Early morning, up well before dawn.

Coffee, calories, sip of whiskey.

Waders on, hit the road.

Pullout, another pullout, find the trail, down the embankment, up the embankment.

Scramble to that ledge over there with the cleat marks, try not to fall…ok, try to keep as much water out of the waders, that’s going to hurt tomorrow. Cast, lengthen it out, cast, few more, scramble back, navigate downstream.

Swap out skater that’s been chewed up by dinks. Under the tree, mind the rock in the back cast, blown anchor… swap out skater snapped at the bend.

Break for lunch, beer, powernap, quick swim to wake your ass up.

More coffee, calories, sip of whiskey.

Waders on, hit the road.

Pullout, another pullout, find the trail, down the embankment, up the embankment.

Slow it down, too much speed through the sweep, find it, there it is.

There it went, trying to muscle it to reach the far bank.

Slow it down, found it again, mend, it's fishing.

Turn, boil, pull, gone. She felt the point, won’t come back.

Scramble back, feel the cleat slip, try to keep as much water out of the waders, another bruise.

Another pullout, find the trail, down the embankment.

Too dark to see the fly, light enough to see the trail, couple more casts.

Soak it all in.

Make a fire, calories, open end of the day beer that doesn’t get finished before falling asleep in the foldy chair.

Crawl into the bag.

Repeat.

Love every minute of it.

Lick wounds and plan your return.


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Re: Schools out for (Summer pg.4) TR

Post by flashback » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:43 am

Very nice.

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Re: Schools out for (Summer pg.4) TR

Post by mitch aka 2 fish » Tue Jul 23, 2019 3:55 am

now you know what 'having a tug' is, right?

ha ha ha... fucking sepps.
tuglife.
no need to tell us, wankers.

construction doing what? <asked in me bestest sepps ax-cent



you'll never wear that hat again, mate.
can I have it?
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Re: Schools out for (Summer pg.4) TR

Post by B.M. Barrelcooker » Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:26 am

The tug is the drug......or some shit
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Re: Schools out for (Summer pg.4) TR

Post by markl » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:42 am

Any tug's a good tug. But, the nicer the setting, the better the afterglow. Fantastic!

I particularly liked this one -
LTFI wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:03 pm

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Re: Schools out for (Summer pg.4) TR

Post by stillsteamin » Tue Jul 23, 2019 8:56 am

That feather wing is a beaut. Along with the rest of it. I been there once in February got rained on for 3 days caught nothing. Looks nicer in July
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