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Fly Fishing Conclave in Ellensburg this weekend

I need to go fishing!!!

It’s killing me.

I’ve been deprived for the past two weekends.

Practicing single speys on the Puyallup was the closest I got.

There is hope, though:

I’ll be one of the fly tiers at this year’s FFF Conclave at the
Ellensburg Fairgrounds (in E-burg, of course) and with any luck I’ll be
able to squeeze in a little time on the Yak between this event and a
commitment I made (foolishly, perhaps?) to do some wine tasting in the
Yakima Valley.

Anyway…I’ll be there from

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Can’t wait ’til next time…

Where: It doesn’t matter, we didn’t catch anything ;)
When: Sunday
Conditions: Warm, alternating sun and overcast
Flies used: MOAL, prawn spey, marabou spey
Species pursued: Springers and steelhead

Song of the day: “Shipping Up To Boston,” Dropkick Murphys

“I think this is what we should do for my birthday.”

Bryan and Don agreed.

We had found this year’s destination and it involves my growing love for spey.

Don’t get me wrong, I love fishing the salt. But if I had done
things differently, I’d probably be a spey nut instead

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Finding mojo

Where: Hood Canal, Puget Sound, Cowlitz River (whew!)
When: Saturday in the salt, Sunday on the Cowlitz
Conditions: Overcast, slightly windy
Flies used: Chum baby, clouser, zonker; MOAL, spey prawn
Species pursued: Sea-run cutthroat; Steelhead

Song of the day: “Shot In The Dark,” Ozzy Osbourne

“I heard it hasn’t been very good this year.”

“It hasn’t, but there are a few spots turning out fish. You up for a bit of driving?”

They both nodded eagerly.

This class was small, only two as opposed to the regular six.

A welcome change and one I felt would

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