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Catch & Release Salmon Fishing;

Posted 06-22-2011 at 05:04 PM by Hardyreels

If you've read other entries here you know we have an annual limit on harvest of king salmon. I'm at 3 and will hold out for either more big ones or a nice male fresh in. I went out very early today and used the same fly that has caught the fish so far this year. I'm very much in the 'if it ain't broke then don't fix it' club and things worked out well. Almost everything that is, I don't know how long it will take for me to learn to check all the settings on my camera before taking pictures. Way...
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Another short day;

Posted 06-17-2011 at 05:39 PM by Hardyreels
Updated 06-21-2011 at 03:09 PM by Hardyreels

When you catch and harvest / kill a king salmon there are a couple rules you must comply with right away to avoid problems. First thing before you forget is dry your hands and get out your license. Fill out the harvest information on the back and date it, then remove your fly from the leader and break down the rod. Breaking down the tackle isn't the law but it serves to remove all doubt whether you are done fishing. I think I mentioned this before but you may not fish in 'any' flowing water on the...
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I need a favor from you Blog readers;

Posted 06-16-2011 at 10:56 PM by Hardyreels
Updated 06-17-2011 at 01:32 PM by Hardyreels

Hello Readers,

Please rate the entries or leave a brief comment for me. The reason is simple, if I think people enjoy reading what I'm writing I will tell more stories. If there is little feedback I have little incentive to spend time writing here. I hope you can understand this request and that you will give some feedback to me.

Thank You,

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The Good, The Bad & The Ugly, a 3 Part Tale;

Posted 06-16-2011 at 08:52 PM by Hardyreels
Updated 06-20-2011 at 02:10 PM by Hardyreels

Ive decided to write in larger text to see how I like the look of it. It has been an interesting time for the past seven days here. I have fished six of the seven and was off for a day while I broke a camp and changed rivers. My first camp and river afforded beautiful scenery and good weather.
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The river had a good number of fish but they were spread over many miles of
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Still Good, part two of a three part story;

Posted 06-16-2011 at 08:45 PM by Hardyreels
Updated 06-20-2011 at 02:08 PM by Hardyreels

Another Day Another Chance

On another morning I found myself sitting in the boat at 4:10 AM watching another bottleneck that feed into another huge pool. The regulations prohibit fishing for salmon between 11:00 PM and 6:00 AM so I had elected to spend a couple hours looking for fish. It didn't take long before I spotted a wake and realized there were a bunch in the head of the pool. I cast for 2 hours and 55 minutes with the Skykomish that is tied to my line in this picture.
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