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  1. Slinky shot size

    Quote Originally Posted by Back trolling View Post
    I've never had the chance to side drift. For drift fishing I use 210, 250, and 195 in the summer. Normal walking speed water I normally use 210. In fast water I use 250 because I need more weight to get down fast. A short heavy slinky gets down faster then a longer slinky that weighs the same. In dirty medium to slow water I've had sucess with 250 also. The slinky actually holds the bottom and I bounce in down, this just keeps the bait in a zone longer.
    .250. For everything. ...
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  2. Days on the creek.

    Thanks to Artic, I'm now wielding a 8wt lamistick fly rod!

    I made the grand trip to uhh 'bug creek' on the coast in search of fish, I found them, I hooked them, but I didn't land them.
    Hoping to make another trip if weather permits this weekend!
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  3. Chronicles from the Barn.

    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic View Post
    so this is just a rambling of sorts. I have had a lot of deaths in the family the last 4 months, and it has kind wore me down. I don't like to bring that sht into my social/personal life, but it creeps in unfortunately. Anyhoo. My grandma passed away a few days ago, but i had to last minute ditch on a couple friends(sorry you guys.) And leave to just sign a few pieces of paper. I got back into town, and met with one of my closest friends. She told me what I needed to hear I guess. I took the last
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  4. Coming on Wednesday, a 'tuesdays with Ryan' report!

    Quote Originally Posted by ryank View Post
    We started the day at the same run I got my fish at last week, Ed decided to bust out the fly rod and give it a go, it didn't take him too long to hook up, the first one he had on just long enough to know it was a steelhead and then it was gone. The next one came less than an hour later, he hooked this one and it was a full on FISH ON! then after a few seconds it was gone, when he reeled up and checked his hook the hook broke at the shank! Man what a bummer that one was, it was pretty impressive
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  5. Deschutes Report 8/3

    Quote Originally Posted by ryank View Post
    Took my first official trip east for the season today, rode my bike up the east side of the river to an area I fished quite a bit last year, it took a few minutes to hook up but it wasn't a steelhead it was a redside! That thing hit my spinner so hard that for the first few seconds I genuinely thought it was a steelhead, then I felt that there wasn't alot of weight behind it and saw it was a trout, small, but still a very fun fish. I hiked up stream to my "guaranteed" spot, and sure enough
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