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Old 05-08-2015, 10:47 PM   #1
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I managed to get out for a 4 day trip a few weeks ago. Weather was unseasonably beautiful for the rain forest. I left Portland on a Friday afternoon and made it up to Kalaloch in time to pull over and watch the sun set.








I met up with a buddy who keeps an Airstream trailer parked up in the area. This is his 15 year old English Cocker......



The main reason for the trip was to re-charge my batteries and hopefully get a steelhead to grab a swung fly.







Just by chance, the opportunity to go out on the ocean and fish for Ling cod presented itself. It's not really my type of fishing but, I knew I'd be a big hero at home if I could bring home some nice fillets. So I jumped at the chance.





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Here's to a great summer season and lots of happy trails.

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Old 05-09-2015, 12:47 PM   #2
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Randy, good to see you using your van for what you intended.

I was up on the Olympic Peninsula for several day a few years ago - beautiful.

Nice pictures!
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Looks like you had a good time. Ling Cod are some good eating fish but hooking up a big Steelhead sure is fun.
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congrats on the diversity of your pix
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I hadn't ever thought of the olympic peninsula as a great place for stargazing (we head east of the Cascades....

Might need to think about that!
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I really like the Olympic Peninsula. Been there twice and would like to go back. I haven't seen all I want to see yet. Nice pictures! Looks like you had fun.

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Re: Olympic Peninsula

Thanks fellas. The Olympics are a pretty special place.
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B-E-A-utiful!!!

Another area I need to check out...
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no grabs from the chrome? that overhead shot looks like a perfect run.
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no grabs from the chrome? that overhead shot looks like a perfect run.
Fished 4 days rather casually. On the last day before the drive home I went back and fished that run. Fished all the way through without a grab. Right down towards the bottom when I was almost done I saw a nice big fish rise. I had a feeling that I wasn't getting down deep enough. There was nobody else around, so I went back up and swapped out flies. I put my heaviest weighted fly on and went through again with some nice stack mends to really get it down. Hooked up at the bottom and did battle for a while only to have it come unbuttoned after 2 aerials.
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