Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Things Learned on the Water in 2010

January Spring Chinook can be caught on the swing and even on bamboo.

Some guys have all the luck.

Bamboo Spey rods are awesome!

You can be handicapped to swing flies for steelhead. Landing steelhead while handicapped tends to be difficult though.

Alaskan Spring Steelhead are amazing creatures.

Alaskans are ridiculous when it comes to nymphing.

Welding polyurethane and polyethelene is fun and easy. PVC sucks!

There really are rivers and creeks out there that have steelhead in them that people do not know about.

I am not the only one that believes that DIO Rocks. Rest in peace Ronnie, you will be missed.

Stalking carp on flats is one of the best ways to spend time on the water when its too warm to fish for steelhead. It’s one hell of a lot of fun too.

Large steelhead will rise to a skater and there are times that fish will only move to a skater.

Despite being low holed over and over again on the Olympic Peninsula, you can still swing fish in other people’s pocket.

Trey Combs is one of the nicest individuals you will ever meet.

Missoula apparently sucks.

Pulling crab everyday for a week is a great workout.

The Airflo Speydicator really turned into an all purpose line.

Bonk the damn hatchery fish when you land it and don’t just try to gill it. Stupid!!!!

Puget Sound fishing is kinda cool.

Don’t eat steak and drink beer the night before going on an off shore tuna boat.

There really is a use for 12 weights.

Just because its winter doesn’t mean that summer tactics don’t work.

The Metolius River really is one of the most beautiful places on this Earth.

Sometimes kicking back, taking pictures and sharing a few drinks with friends on the river is just as good as fishing.

The Guideline LeCie really is the best Scandi rod out there.

Don’t put your iPod and phone in your fishing jacket.

Tightlines everyone!


Millsy said...

great post brother, great post

Mark said...

Nice Mike!

Just call me Gamby said...

Strong work broseph...
And in 2011, we fish lots more together... deal?

mike doughty said...

i wanna fish with you sometime mike


Great post!! Mike
Those things are AWESOME! : )

Randall said...

great post....

I can totally identify with your tips on going offshore on a tuna boat....