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Dec.
17th

Undeterred

It’s nice to know that some people weren’t afraid of this weekend’s foul weather.

Not the type of scene that would get me excited about fishing, but to each their own. :)

Snow and who-knows-what-else aside, Clark and Tyler made it out for some steelheading with the centerpin.

If you’re not familiar with centerpinning, I encourage you to google
it, there are a ton of youtube videos circulating on the subject.

The easiest way I can explain it is nymphing on steroids. It isn’t
fly fishing, but

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Dec.
9th

The hunt

Where: The beach
When: Saturday
Conditions: Sunny, then overcast, windy, cold
Flies used: Dave’s Frank Fly, experimental patterns, clousers
Species pursued: Resident coho

Song of the day: “The Warrior’s Code,” Dropkick Murphy’s

The forecast called for 10 mph winds all day.

Given that, I had no reason to be surprised at the buffeting we received as we wet our lines.

Nonetheless, the urge to cast headlong into the gusts took over as fish slashed and swirled ridiculously close to shore.

Ignoring the grim possibility of catching a fly in the face, we threw into the breeze.

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Dec.
2nd

Ebb and flow

Where: The beach
When: Sunday
Conditions: Foggy, calm
Flies used: Dave’s Frank Fly, experimental patterns
Species pursued: Resident coho

Song of the day: “That’s When I Reach for My Revolver,” Mission of Burma

The fog horn ushered in the unusually warm Sunday morning.

In the muted light and under a dense fog, I scrambled to jump into my waders and string up.

Dave, Mike and Chris had gotten a headstart before the gate opened.

“See you down there!”

“Ah, well, serves me right for getting here after them,” I reasoned.

Finally rigged up, Don and I

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