Thursday, August 28, 2008

Spey Daze...

If I didn't make it clear enough already Spey Daze is in two days on the Snoqualmie, at the bridge in Fall City. All day. I'll stop beating a dead horse and post something interesting after it's over. See you there.-BW

Friday, August 22, 2008


Trash fish expert Jon Luke with a jumbo carp from the Columbia Basin. It took him a week to get the smell off his hands from this one.-BW

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Your Spey Daze Vol. IV Reminder

This is your SPEY DAZE reminder blog. You too can catch gagger kings on a two handed rod (see picture at left).

August 30th, (you have exactly 10 days to get in shape) 8am until ? on the Snoqualmie at the bridge in Fall City. Brian Styskal, Scott O'Donnell, Charles St. Pierre, Dan McCrimmon and more will be on hand for presentations expert advice and hang out sessions. Cost is FREE! Where else can you get this much cool stuff for free?

Coffee and snacks will be provided in the morning. An event schedule is posted on our website.-BW

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Vexsis & Airius

No, these are not long lost Greek gods rather new Ross reels. After 20 reliable years we shed a tear for the Cimarron reel as it is officially no longer in production. It is a sad day. The Rhythm reel, also a victim of survival of the fittest, is receiveing the ax as well. We have yet to see pictures of the new reels but rest assured if it's from Ross it should be pretty cool.-BW

Friday, August 15, 2008

Big Bad Brook

Here is a picture of Kenneth Chia, our buddy from China. He's posing with a jumbo brookie from an undisclosed lake in Montana. One of many he wrangled that day.-BW

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


The number of steelhead over Bonneville Dam as of 8-12-08. Batter up!-BW

Monday, August 11, 2008

Bang Bang Maxwell Silver Hammer

Max the Dog is recovering nicely form surgery. He appreciates all the cards and flowers. He'll be chasing birds by October.

With the rain we had this week you should be out on the water now. The Snoqualmie Forks and Cedar are freshened up and the lower Snoqualmie and Skykomish will have fresh steelies moving up river. Read Steelhead and the Floating Line for inspiration. We have it.

The Salt game has been a little sporadic, some good days some head scratchers. Coho fishing will pick up as we get deeper into the month. Cutt fishing will remain fairly good.

Go to the Yak with a box full of hoppers. And a camera to document the coed hatch when the fishing is slow.

A full report will go out Thursday. Watch out senator Edwards.-BW

Saturday, August 9, 2008

New Zealand to Ban Felt!

I doubt this measure will achieve world peace but it's happening and if you're planning on heading down under you'll need some aquastealth.-BW

Boot change mooted in fight against didymo-Monday, 28 July 2008

Wearing felt-soled boots by freshwater anglers could soon be banned because of the high risk of spreading didymo and other aquatic organisms.
Fish & Game New Zealand said today the ban had been discussed with Conservation Steve Minister Chadwick who agreed with it "in principle".

The ban, expected to become effective from October 1, would apply to felt-soled waders or footwear with a sole of felted, matted or woven fibrous material when sports fishing.
Fish & Game said such boots were a "high risk" carrier of microscopic aquatic organisms like didymo and banning them would help prevent the spread of didymo.
"While there are procedures for decontaminating felt sole waders, it is acknowledged that these are not practical in many situations."

Fish & Game said it had received 43 formal submissions on the proposal – 20 supported the ban, 17 opposed it and six supported it with conditions.
Those opposing the ban cited the safety provided by felt-soled boots which provided a good grip on slippery surfaces, but Fish & Game said there were alternative ways of maintaining grip.
"The use of felt soled waders was strongly discouraged during the 2007/2008 season and the ban should come as no surprise to most anglers."

If approved, the ban will be included in the proposed 2008/2009 Anglers Notice for Fish and Game Regions which applies to freshwater sports fishing anglers in all New Zealand waterways, except the Taupo Fishery area. The Department of Conservation, which runs the Lake Taupo fishery, said if the ban was introduced for the rest of the country it would recommend Ms Chadwick approve applying it in Taupo.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Picture Upload Successful

So I've figured out how to attach pictures.

This fish was caught on Wednesday in the Sound. The coho are here and the resident coho are all over the place. Throw in a few cutts and you have a fine day of fishing. Get out now.-BW

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Creeky's New Blog

So Creekside finally joined the 21st Century and started a blog. We're calling it Feed Fish Flies seeing as that's what we'd like to spend every waking moment doing should we be independently wealthy and not have to work for a living. A girl can dream can't she?

We are aiming to keep you a bit more up to date on the fishing as a suppliment to our famous bi-weekly report of fishing mayhem. Please bear with us as we experiment and play around with our new found technology. Formats and fonts might look a little funny from time to time. We're not the most technologically savvy but we're trying.

Thanks for browsing, come again. Peace.