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Loose ends...

Started by Dougfish, March 30, 2020, 19:23:52 PM

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March 30, 2020, 19:23:52 PM Last Edit: March 30, 2020, 19:27:17 PM by Dougfish

If you poke around on bluelines, there are always questions.
What's the next couple of miles look like? What does the next drainage over look like? How do I get to point A?
Can I drive? Or do I walk?
Fire roads in the NF's are crap shoots. Is it gated? Seasonal?
Down because of a blown out culvert (today's detour).

Then there are the rumors. The false hopes. The bullshit.
So, I drove 2+ hours to chase a rumored access that I knew was not there.
But I went anyway. Still not there. But I had other eggs to fry in that hood.
Passed by option 1 before I realized it and kept going to option 2. Gate closed.  b'; Did the loop around and came in the other side. Score.
This is the head water of one branch that I have fished lower. What do we have up here?

25 y.o. Nissan don't care.

Every stream of any size has remnants of logging. Find the road/RR grade and you have the easy path down/up without spooking fish.

From a piss trickle at the truck, we now have a brookie factory.

I had been catching them with a nymph until I came to this pool. Clipped that puppy off and tied on a Fin special. An orange foam beetle. Four fish. Including a badass buck and doe pair. 8" and 9".

Hiked down about 1000 feet. Fished about 500.
Next time I'll put in a full day and cover all the miles. 

Stay safe and saucy, my friends.



"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " <br />-Oddball, 1970


Still pushing /'/

The floods tend to blow out the trails down our way.  Lucky bastard!

Woolly Bugger

ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!


Outstanding in every way.


Women want me, doughbellies fear me.<br /><br />Little Debbie Prostaff

Big J

Good scouting. A lot of potential back in those hills.
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." Hemingway


Quotetied on a Fin special. An orange foam beetle
Orange Beetle > Pink Weenie


Now that is the right way to spend a Spring day.


My real name is Chad Farthouse.


Pretty fish and good photos    'c;



I do love it when new water produces.  :cheers

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