A weee bit of ridiculousness

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Evan Virnoche, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    how many people are willing to go for a swim and risk there own life for a steelhead?


    I know i wouldnt
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  2. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    and i know that is not a steelhead
  3. Matthew LeBret Active Member

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    When I first saw this I was blown away that you would try and float that river after a fish, looking at some of the runs that water is MOVING. I would try my damndest to just run the bank/water line but who knows I might end up swimming after it in the middle of the madness. With a fish like that my adrenaline would just about allow me to run on top of the water and takle it
  4. JesseC Active Member

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    Floating in rivers with a PFD on is a lot easier than most people think. With the current environment of cougars, bears, snakes, ticks, and sweepers hiding under every run, maybe this guy is a BAD ASS? no.
  5. Nick Clayton Active Member

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    Nate Treat does this in his Patagonia Speedo all the time. Big whoop.
  6. Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Shit. Someone beat me to the Nate Treat joke.
  7. Kenneth Yong Member

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    'Tis not a joke. 'Tis for real.

    Kenneth
  8. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    I was hoping that footage of me wouldn't surface. I was supposed to be at work that day. I'm gonna be busted now.
  9. Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    I guess that's why most of us don't catch fish like that...we're not willing to put it all on the line for a fish.
  10. PT Physhicist

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    Too much theatre for me. I did skip thru the whole thing and it really didn't look like a big deal. Wading down the edge of a river chasing a fish is all it was. If you're not comfortable, don't chase it. I wouldn't hesitate to go after that fish.

    I didn't see anyone risking their life in that vid.
  11. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    did you watch the same video?
  12. Paul Huffman Lagging economic indicator

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    Horunge! Djävulen skit! Jävla svenne jävlar!
  13. papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    That guy is a true fly fisherman, emphasis on man! All through the vid I kept saying, that had better be a big fish, and so it was. Truly an epic feat in my book, and he filmed it all too, amazing.
    I also like that reel he had too.

    LB
  14. PT Physhicist

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    Yup! My fishing buddy would probably have the same take as you. He thinks every step is going to be his last. That same step for me is simply taking me where I want to go. Didn't see much there that would have me thinking about my loved ones. And, I have a very healthy respect for the water.
  15. 406Jake New Member

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    I can't believe the 'A River Runs Through It' reference hasn't been made yet.... So, here it is.

  16. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    I want to see somebody do that for a 5" brookie, then I'll be impressed.
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  17. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    better yet a carp
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  18. plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Or better still, a pikeminnow.
  19. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    a south fork snoqualmie 6" cutbow pulled me over the falls this summer. landed that fucker in down town fall city.
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  20. Olive bugger Active Member

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    Watching the original video, I was impressed that he was not fishing on the Sky on Saturday morning on a given November day, just south of the hatchery at Reiters. The absence of bolders and gear guys was a dead giveaway.

    It did look like a prime piece of water. It proved to be.
    Wonder where all the other fishers were?