FS14 Rattlesnake Lake WA 2years2late

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FS14 Rattlesnake Lake WA 2years2late

Post by craigyb » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:11 am

Almost two years after I built my FS14, I finally put my toe in the water.

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Took it to Rattlesnake Lake in King County, WA, about an hour away from Seattle. There aren't any rattlesnakes in Western Washington, it was named after a census worker that heard a cicada bloom and decided the area was full of snakes. For what it's worth, I love all of Western Washington's docile snakes and don't hesitate to watch them.

It's a no-gas motor lake with very restrictive harvesting rules. I mostly wanted to just mess around in the water, but we happened to hook up 4 rainbow trout, none above the 14" limit.

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Due to lure restrictions, we were mostly limited to trolling a dry fly long out behind the boat, but it was productive. All 4 were hooked on one of those super cheap amazon pen-sized telescopic combos pulling a walmart special dry fly behind it.

Well, now I know. I'm not sure why I built a boat and didn't launch it until about 2 years later, but I'm going to use the heck out of it this summer, once I buy a new oatboard.

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Re: FS14 Rattlesnake Lake WA 2years2late

Post by Jeff » Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:07 am

craigyb, the photos did not come through. Jeff

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Post by craigyb » Wed Jun 19, 2019 12:08 am

Fixed image links, thanks!

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Re: FS14 Rattlesnake Lake WA 2years2late

Post by Aripeka Angler » Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:50 am

Wow, what a nice looking build! Congratulations. :D
The launch location is gorgeous as well!
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Post by Jeff » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:19 am

Great looking boat!!! Congratulations!! Jeff

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Post by piperdown » Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:31 am

Great looking boat and gorgeous scenery!
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Post by Bogieman » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:03 am

Pretty boat and scenery. What color / brand paint is that?

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Re: FS14 Rattlesnake Lake WA 2years2late

Post by Netpackrat » Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:09 am

Yeah, that’s a good color. I got a chuckle out of the fin on the dog’s pfd. The time to start a big project is long before you think you are going to need it finished, so I would say you’re probably ahead of most of us who take longer than we expect to, and are thus still building during boating season.

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