Saturday, March 31, 2007

One of my dreams

I got it !!!

38inches(96cm) B-run Steelhead at the South Fork of Clearwater

I can't believe it. She is longer than current my daughter's height!

One of my dreams came true. But there was long story, a kind of drama on this day.
Maybe I'll update the detal of it in the near future.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Olympic National Park; Part2

You may know the reason why I chose this place at this time. Yes, the Olympic National Park is also famous for its Steelhead because of short distance from the ocean. I believed that it was good time for its Steelhead fishing now.

I tried some times in this trip, but I got skunked. The high flow water might affect my fishing. This pic is the high flow Sol Duc River in the early morning.

On the second day, we visited the Riato Beach.

The weather was perfect, and it was great view. There was much driftwood.

She must have liked it.

This afternoon we tried to go the Hoh rain forest.

Unfortunately the upper road was closed, but we could see some Elks.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Olympic National Park; Part1

My younger sister in-laws came to Boise, and we were glad that she joined our trip to the Olympic National Park in WA. It took ten hours one way approximately.
We went up to the Hurricane Ridge, 5242feet elevation, by the car. There was still snow scene, it was so cold.

On the way to top, we saw a herd of deer. They were so close.

After that we headed for the Lake Crescent, and we tried the trail to the Marymere Falls.

We enjoyed its unique rain forest. Almost all trees were coverd with moss.

This is the our destination, the Marymere Falls. I think it took about thirty minutes one way.
This trail had a charm of variety, so I strongly recommend to walk.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

First One by Double Handed gears

Definitely I' d been swamped with work for two weeks, so that was the reason why there was no update on my blog.
As a result, I missed the golden one week for Steelhead fishing at the South Fork of Clearwater... This 'Golden' included the number of Steel's coming up and the streamflow amount.
Now, although the number increased, the streamflow was getting overflow. But I had no time to hesitate. Yes, I should have gone there to catch the B-run Steelhead.

As I expected, its stream showed five times as much as previous trip's. This trip I used two method, the nymphing as usual and the swinging by the double handed rod.

I got the luck by the swinging, but it was not the B-run's but the whitefish's... It was the first one by the double handed gears.
As a conclusion, I got one more whitefish only, no steel this time.
But I think I should never give the B-run Steelhead up!