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Posted: January 28 2018 at 5:57pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Spent the afternoon on snowshoes up above town. My old, old snowshoes that I bought in the 1970's and have carefully maintained ever since. These are 10x56 wood 'n rawhide shoes that I bought as military surplus, somewhere around 1974 - 1976. I've treated them with Spar Varnish every few years, and have re-laced parts of the shoes with nylon cord rather than rawhide. I also built, in the 1970's, a pair of "grabbers" that go underneath the snowshoes for traction. Before that, I used to wrap the wood with rope, for added traction. Sometime in the late 1970's I bought the vinyl & nylon bindings shown. They're still in good shape.



It was a good half-day in the Cascades, 45 1911 on my belt.

Regards, Guy
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Posted: January 29 2018 at 7:18am | IP Logged Quote Rex

Guy, do you fish that river any?

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Posted: January 29 2018 at 10:12am | IP Logged Quote M700

Rex wrote:
Guy, do you fish that river any?


The Columbia is a huge river. Mostly I'm a fly fisherman, so I generally leave the Columbia alone and concentrate on the smaller rivers that are tributaries.

Usually the Wenatchee River which runs right through my town, or the Methow which is a couple hour's drive north of my place. I love going for steelhead on those rivers with my fly rod. For whatever reason, I often don't take photos while fishing. Often fish alone, and just seem awfully busy when I'm fly fishing.

On the Methow a few years ago, with my youngest son, for steelhead:






No steelhead season this year on the Columbia, up this far anyway. And no season on the tributaries either, so I haven't been doing any fishing this fall & winter.

The Columbia usually offers good fishing for steelhead, salmon, walleye in places, and sturgeon. Some areas have huge trout as well!

Guy
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Posted: February 04 2018 at 8:28am | IP Logged Quote John Van Gelder

Guy

I have snowshoes as well.. the big red ones got more use last winter.

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