A rookies log.

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

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  1. Bulls and steelies often times sit in similar water your one step closer danielson
  2. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    Something I would like to add to this is the importance in line management. When I hooked that bull trout I had a lot of slack line hanging around. There was a point while reeling in slack line that I felt like I lost the fish. Lesson here is keep you line as slack free as possible constantly. I learned a valuable lesson from that.
  3. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

    Or just hand line the fucker if you need to. I've caught salmon about 3 times the size of that guy that didn't earn the reel.

    Just a thought.
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  4. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

    I feel like I should add on to what I just said.

    A really hot, tough fish will take care of that slack for you, all by itself.

    If you are reeling in slack line, I think that's a waste of time. If the fish you are fighting isn't taking line on you, then just pull it in. It doesn't necessarily have to be reeled in to count.

    This was a good lesson I learned on the beaches this year. I lost a few salmon because I was trying to reel in slack line when instead I should have just been hand lining them and fighting them into the beach. So now, my mantra is: "Make it earn the reel." If I hook a fish, especially beach fishing for salmon where you tend to end up with LOTS of slack line, I don't even touch the reel unless the fish gets to it on its own.

  5. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

    What Jason said, re: slack line.
  6. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    Gees you guys make it sound like a Steelhead take can be almost considered violent.
  7. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast Active Member

    Yes, if caught on a spoon.
  8. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    Heck then I guess I am going to throw a dick nite on the end of my line next time. I will see if the squidro works good too!
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  9. JS

    JS Active Member

    Or, and I know this one will probably offend some people, a swung fly :eek:!
  10. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

    I'm not gonna lie, I tried tying up some squidro over the weekend. They ended up fugly.
    #ohgod #whathaveidone #rubberlegsftw #bassjig #popcorn #thingsthatdontcastwell #mileycyrus #bieberfever
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  11. I really like bieber
  12. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    Like Justin Bieber?
  13. Haha yah she is adorable

    Im kidding dan
  14. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    Well shit I thought that all that Bieber you made me listen to in the car couple weeks ago was just to make me miserable. All coming together now.
  15. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

    By the way my order for that Sage reel is not going to work out due to lack of backing capacity. I am going to go ahead and pull the trigger on that Guru reel. However, I wont be able to do it till next week so I may not be hitting this rivers this weekend.
  16. I just bought the velocity
  17. From the sitr u gave me hahaha
  18. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

  19. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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