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The Aftermath Day 2 – April 9th

We had made it through the worst of it. The rain had stopped sometime in the afternoon or evening on Sunday. We knew our river would have dropped considerably, and cleared even more. Once again, we felt that we were in the game. We scoped out some lower floats, which were just a little bit…
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The Aftermath- April 8th

There's a reason why the vast majority of fishermen left Forks by Saturday night at the latest. It rained all day Saturday and into the night, and the Hoh came up to over 9,000 cfs. Which is pretty big. Unfishable by quite a few thousands cfs. Sitting in my motel room Saturday night, watching 'Whose…
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Forget the Forcast- For Real

My brother Nate and I had been planning a trip for some time. It being early April, it was pretty obvious that we should go to the OP. I wasn't feeling very confident in our plan; the forecast called for winds of 15-25 miles an hour, with gusts to 40 miles an hour. It was…
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Tidal Float Trip

As usual, my friend Alex Badulak tried to get me to take Friday off. "Blow off work" was the wording he used. It was tempting. Plus, James was out of the office. If he could take the day off, I could take the day off. For a one day trip, the options we came up…
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Perseverance Pays Off – 420 miles later

After my resounding skunking last weekend, I decided I needed to take a new approach. I couldn't get out of town Friday night due to some parental obligations, which meant that Saturday was out for the OP. And I didn't feel like just fishing one day out there. Plus, I knew it would be super…
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Useless Puget Sound Report, 3-18-18

One of the great things about Puget Sound, for those of us who live in the area, is that you can sleep in and still get a good day of fishing in. In my case on Sunday, I slept in big time... til 11. Then, not ready to face the world, I enjoyed coffee in…
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On Sculpins

Growing up, my main fishing influences were in small Cascades creeks, small coastal Vancouver Island sea run cutthroat streams, and Massachusetts bass ponds. None of these places required much technicality in the fly department. I was lucky that I had such easy fisheries to hone my developing skills. Every young fly fisher should be so…
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Humptulips Report 3-12-18

Well, you win some, you lose some. James and I were staying in Aberdeen on the southern Olympic Peninsula, since there was no affordable lodging on Quinault Lake, and we had been fishing the Queets on Sunday (no fish). We didn't feel like driving back up to the Queets, and we were kind of bored…
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South Sound Sea Run Cutthroat Report 3/4/18

This past weekend, the OP rivers were all super low, leading me to expect that the lower Hoh (the only river that wouldn't be super clear, other than the Queets) would be an absolute zoo. Fishing on the OP had been really good last week, like really good, but I still decided to take it…
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Get Serious about Wading!

For some, wading is an overlooked part of fishing, something that takes them from point A to point B. As long as they're wet, some people don't think too much about their position and how it affects their cast, and especially their swing. Well, I am here to tell you that, when swinging, your exact…
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