3 or 4 steelies...or 7 - 8 bows and browns in the mid 20" range

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  1. generic

    generic Active Member

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    I have one hour left to decide what to do tomorrow...I hope my care knows which direction to go, cause I can't decide. Man I hate these kinds of dilemmas!
     
  2. rwbailey05

    rwbailey05 GO COUGS

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    Steelies
     
  3. Dustin Bise

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    steelies
     
  4. McNasty

    McNasty Canyon Lurker

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    iagree
     
  5. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Why waste your time on the fish of a 1000 casts when you can catch brown trout quicker and easier.
     
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    Depends--steelies wetside or dryside?
     
  7. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    How big are the steelhead?
     
  8. Blake Harmon

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    Summer fish, like 4-7 pds, mid to high 20s
     
  9. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    I'd still go with the steelhead.
     
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    Is take one hot steelhead over 100 20inch brown trouties. Seriously.
     
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    so racist...
     
  13. Drifter

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    Go for the trout - steelhead are so over rated .
     
  14. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    amen!!!!

    caught lots of nice browns when i lived in colorado, and would give them all up for the same amount of fishing time spent steelheading.
     
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    If the trout are right around 20", take the steelies. If the trout are 25" and bigger, take the trout b/c that enters fish-of-lifetime territory.
     
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    So your saying your gonna get skunked eh?
     
  17. generic

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    Well, I came to my senses and went for the steelies. I went 3 for 5 today in 5 hrs...then it happened. Yep, broke my rod landing a fish. The bummer is, (other than breaking the rod), I still had half a day to fish! It's only the second time in 24 years that I forgot to bring my backup rod. Both times I forgot the spare, I broke my rod. Helloooo Murphy!

    Turns out, the top section of my rod had come loose and the alignment was 90 degrees off. I guess rods aren't designed to bend sideways. Chalk it up as another reason I don't light 4 pc rods.

    I called the fly shop, it's under warranty after I pay $65 and wait 5-6 weeks to get it back. Warranty? $65, 5-6 weeks? Oh well, things could have been worse. It's all a matter of perspective I guess. :)
     
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    Or you can take it out to trent and possibly have it repaired for 15-25 dollars and void the "waranty"
     
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    I8abug,

    Having the tip section 90 degrees off doesn't cause breakage. High sticking while landing fish breaks tip sections, which fits the description of what you say happened. Sorry about your misfortune, but congrats on getting hook ups; that's always a good feeling. Meanwhile, while you're waiting for your rod repair or replacement section, you might thoughtfully review how you play and land fish. Was it a fluke this time, or are you going to be an accident waiting to happen every time you land a steelhead?

    Sg
     
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    Funny thing is Dustin, I just made that call today. Ya, some "warranty" huh? I'll be seeing Steve soon.

    Sg I've been doing this for over 10 years and have landed many steelies, so I don't think I'm an accident waiting to happen....wait, uh..never mind. :clown:
    Maybe there was a "flaw" there or something, but the fish did try to shoot between my legs at the moment it broke. I just noticed that the last section was loose and out of alignment. I didn't think that it would cause a break either, but maybe both factors came into play. Who really knows. Bottom line, my rod is broke and I need it fixed asap. Like I said, worse things could have happened, like not catching anything at all!
     

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