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Offline the_squid

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Re: Outdoor Activities Culture
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2021, 01:16:46 am »
Camping on one of the northern Gulf Islands this weekend.  Iím getting back into fly fishing.  A friend lent me one of his rods and a reel with floating line.

Taking my kayak out on the lake tomorrow.

Iíd say Iím looking up at the sky, looking at the stars and thinking of you people, but itís  cloudy. G&Ts are the drink du jour. Iíve had several.

Thereís cell coverage here....

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Re: Outdoor Activities Culture
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2021, 11:51:19 am »
After several trips with the fishing  kayak, here are my thoughts:

Overall, I really enjoy kayak fishing.  Great way to get into smaller lakes which would be inaccessible to a larger boat. By Ďlargerí I mean a 12 foot inflatable, so that boat isnít exactly big either.

The one lake was absolutely teeming with cutthroat trout in a shallow channel between 2 parts of the lake.  It was amazing fishing. The put-in for the lake is a short, very steep trail with room for 1 kayak to launch where the lake turns into a river.  The current makes it tricky too...  hop in and paddle like mad staying as close to shore as possible!  So access is very limited.

But I digress... 

2 things I dislike, but are a necessary compromise:

Upright positioning makes it not so great in the wind, but makes it really easy to fish out of and hop in and out of, so thatís worth the compromise to me.

Paddle locomotion only.  And this is about price. My buddies both have kayaks with a pedal system that frees up your hands and allows you to have really nice control over your position, especially in wind or current.   You donít need to put down your rod and grab the paddle all the time.  Great feature!  But they also paid 2.5 times more for their kayaks.
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Re: Outdoor Activities Culture
« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2021, 12:49:00 pm »
Anyone else flyfish? 

I am just getting back into it after years of not botheringÖ.  But itís such a great way to fishÖ.  Much more challenging than throwing out a lure and reeling it back in.

I bought a new Orvis 4-weight, 10 foot rod.  Excited to try it out for the first time this weekend walking some rivers on the North Island.  (and hope I donít die of heat exhaustion)!

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