Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Steve Buckner, Mar 5, 2005.
A banner day dude. Hey who's that desert rat / riff-raff you're hanging out with?
Hey Hey Hey.....There is no need for name calling Juro! hahaha
Shouldn't you be knee deep on a bahamian flat getting a sun burn or somethin'? :rofl:
Can't think of anyone who deserves a dream fish like that more. Way to go Steve.
Wow. Those are some amazing fish. How are the rivers looking over there? I've been wanting to make a fishing trip over on the Olympic Peninsula, I may just have to make that guided trip I've been wanting to take. Luckily, my wife is encouraging me to go and take one. Not sure if that's good or bad though.
I'm new to this stuff, how do I do the smilies? Do I just click on them? Wanted a laughing one after the "good or bad" part.
Great fish, I'm jealous.
Hey Juro...welcome to this forum!
As for the company...well...somebody has to put up with Jay, might as well be me I guess... :rofl:
Put your cursor mark where you want your smilies, then just click on the one of your choice :thumb: :beathead: Sometimes it won't go back and put a smilie so don't move on if you want one on the middle of your text PM me if you need more help.
Bob, the Dreamin' of a jet boat
Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! Who needs enemies with friends like these! :beer1: ...MMMM Scotch
that is a gorgeous fish, I am now stoked to go chase steelies around south east AK next year. God I miss fishing (stupid 82 days of skiing)
Thanks Bob. :thumb: Wasn't sure if I should click it or not. Didn't want to foul up the computer.
I'm very happy. Spoke to the wife, and she was all in favor of me taking a guided trip or two out on the Olympic Peninsula rivers. In fact, probably make a few more. Want to do some walk in trips, but also want to take some driftboat trips. Want to get used to using one again, and I'm a tad rusty rowing. Am about to restock my boats. Just love my wife, she's so understanding. Luckily, sounds like she wants to fish too, so will have her to join me. So most of the trips will be doubles.
I just wish we had more water. All I hear about is how low the rivers are. Oh well, hopefully we'll have some more rain soon.
Jaw-droppin', eye buggin' awesome!!! Well done, sir.
The second fish is a beauty but the big one 20? is kind of dark. I'd be more proud of the chromer.
It's too bad that most 20 pound fish caught are darkies but then one almost never lands the 20 plus pounder with sea lice on them.
My friends and I have lots of 20 plusers pictures that color but when you catch enough of them...
You're only proud when they are chrome and you keep the darkie pictures hidden.
That big boy was good practice for you. You should have taken measurements if you hold the tail tight enough it immobilizes them and you should have no problems if your grip is strong enough for a quickie measure.
It's not like you're going to hurt the fish if you measure it. Weren't fish fine before that stupid fish out of the water rule was made?
Congrats. Here's an example... The first fish is awesome but the second one is kind of well you know...
I had asked the steelhead god's for a 20 lb'er in chrome and they said that this was as good as they could do with such short notice. They said with it being a low water year, they're almost out of chrome, I had to take what they had to offer... :rofl: After the gods saw me grimace, they went way back in the back room and grabbed the second fish... But you're right, had I caught a fish as dark as the one you displayed, I would not have posted it.
Were either of those fish you displayed caught swinging flies? It looks like there is a gear rod in the background of the first one. The second fish looks like it was caught late in the fall. I have to admit, I'm curious as to what happened to the fly rod in the second picture, I can see the reel...
posted twice somehow...user error
"My friends and I have lots of 20 plusers pictures that color but when you catch enough of them..."
Lot's of 20+'ers, NATIVE winter runs from the USA, on FLIES? Yeah, I can see how anybody would get tired of 'em after a while. Let's see. A SWUNG fly caught winter steelhead is no easy task. Not impossible. At times they can be sinfully plentiful. And others they won't touch a fly. All the while the gear fisherman are whacking the crap out of them. Gee, and I wonder why they get so shy at times to the fly...could it possibly be due in no small part to the greed of our fellow fisherman that have to catch every last fish the nets don't get???
Yeah, that stupid keep em in the water rule. About as enforcable as selective gear rules and poaching. I know of no better sound in the world: GADONG goes the steelhead in the bottom of the alum sled. When they are dropped from waist high it makes the most beautiful symphony in the world. Gotta love it.
Those are some seriously sweet fish. Great form for showing how the 'in the water rule' can produce a beautiful photo, or two. I hope to partake of such spoils before the season closes.!!!
iagree and also well said.
I too caught the gear rod in the first photo ( and is that a little touch of photo shop?) and the fly reel that is missing the fly rod in the 2nd. CLASSIC! Is that guy tailing that steelhead or catching the long bomb on 4th down????
I dont see to many fly fishers going into the gear forums and talkin sh*t.......
We should both be there brother!
Steve - thanks for the welcome great meeting you recently.