Daily Archives: April 13, 2021

It’s Raining…

The snow turned to rain yesterday (after between 6-12 more inches fell).  Water flows are rising and have hit 150 this morning.  Temperature is still very cold,  so not expecting much from the next couple days,  but our weather is supposed to be sunny and 50+ degrees this weekend.

Looking better!  As though spring may actually rear its ugly head soon…  In the meantime,  the State DOT hauled the airport snow pile away last week,  only to have the new snow pile starting to be rebuilt…

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Pretty slow in the shop,  although we’ve seen more people through in early April than usual because of the sale.  Even had a couple locals come by yesterday and we almost never see locals…  I just had a couple guys we usually see later in the spring from down in Washington – what a year to decide to come two weeks early…  OOPS!

One of them was rifling through the fly drawers and grabbed a couple of the big foam poppers.  His buddy started mocking him (and I joined in) as though he was going to drag a pink bass popper across the surface and catch a steelhead…  Ha,  ha…  No,  he was just stocking up on his silver flies for later in summer.  Plopped them down on the counter as I was chatting about how many times people have reported steelies taking their Thing-a-ma-bobbers and that they should add a hook to the bobber…  Then it dawned on me…

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Use the popper as your bobber and drift your bead/yarn ball under it!  If anyone out there pulls off a Situk Steelhead on your thing-a-ma-popper,  you’ll have a special place in the Situk River Fly Shop hall-of-fame!  Anyone who does it,  send me a picture and I promise to give you 40% off any fishing gear in the store!!!  Oh,  wait…  🙂