A rookies log.

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Danielocean, May 10, 2013.

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  1. troutdopemagic

    troutdopemagic Active Member

    I think you should starting nymphing beadz for steelhead. Thats one way to make this thread more interesting.
     
  2. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin


    Dude trust me I am game for anything. I started trying nymphing techniques the last couple times I was out. The only thing I wonder is if I switch it up too much when I am out there. I keep telling myself that perhaps I need to just pick a fly and hold to it.
     
  3. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

    I think most people would probably say yes. From what I gather, the only reason to change a fly would be if you actually saw a steelhead take a look at it then refuse it--then you might change to something bigger or smaller, brighter or darker, etc.

    Choose a fly you have confidence in, then have fun fishing it.

    Of course I've never landed one, so take that as you will.

    Time to go find some salmon.

    J
     
  4. troutdopemagic

    troutdopemagic Active Member


    black or brown jimmy legs/pats stone/kaufmans stone with a bead or egg pattern 18" off your lead fly. 0X-2X leader and a fat bobber. Get it down and fish it in the trouty water. Thats what I always did as a kid before I went swing-only and you'll get your hands on chrome.
     
  5. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    I have heard nymphing can be a pretty good option.
     
  6. Patrick Allen

    Patrick Allen Active Member

    If I can catch them nymphing anyone can. Go to the dark side and get some chrome
     
  7. JesseC

    JesseC Active Member


    In my opinion nymphing well requires just as much skill as swinging well. I think a lot of the old guys don't like nymphing because it's a lot of work mending. Even as an able bodied younger guy, you'll get sore at the end of a full day if you're doing it right.

    I've hooked an equal number nymphing and swinging. I prefer swinging about 80% more because of the excitement of feeling the grab rather than the whack a mole reaction of a bobber dropping. Once you have the fish on, let me tell you, you won't give a damn.
     
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  8. Patrick Allen

    Patrick Allen Active Member

    Well said.
     
  9. Chawhee

    Chawhee Active Member

    run a indicator-->tungsten beaded prince or larger hare's ear type nymph with a clinch knot to a bead with an improved clinch knot.
     
  10. Chawhee

    Chawhee Active Member

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  11. JesseC

    JesseC Active Member

    What's that damn indicator doing so close to the fly line? Give yourself at least 3-4 inches so when you mend you can pivot off the leading line and not yoke your flies.

    Come on man... be scientifically precise here ;)
     
  12. Chawhee

    Chawhee Active Member

    That's the inter webs for you
     
  13. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

    It's been 3 days since a post here.

    Bump
     
  14. Thats because everyone is out fishing for pinkz
     
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  15. golfman44

    golfman44 Coho Queen

    How's the back trolling off the toon working so far?
     
  16. I was out of town sailing the south gulf islands for 5 days. Never again will i sail the haro strait and outlyin islandz wothout my rood. Coho everywhere
     
  17. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    I have not been able to participate in all of your immature antics cause I am putting 110% of my energy to finding one of those job things.
     
  18. I thought you got a job like 4 weeks ago?
     
  19. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin


    I did but its one of those shitty jobs that are a means to an end. I just got back into school going for my bachelors in environmental science and want a half decent job with stable hours while I am a full time student for the next four years. I already got one job offer for a god company but I am going to another interview literally right after I get done typing this. I guess you could say I am just trying to find a better outfit. The shit job that I am working right now is just simply not giving us enough.
     
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  20. CLO

    CLO Boats and cohos

    You could always go into steelhead guiding for a career.
     
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