Best Fish of 06

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  1. Jason Decker

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  2. ibn

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    So many great fish.

    I gotta add this one, although I it was more of a end to the 2005 season fish.

    Caught this wild OP hen this year in march, biggest steelhead to date, really pretty fish, so fresh and so bright, she had a metalic color to her face. I saw her move into a slot and hooked her the next cast, very memorable fish, I worked all year for this fish.

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    Ibn, Usted es una cucaracha que apesta!
     
  4. Steelie Addict

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    This is my best one of (06). Got it in late June on the Snoqualmie and couldn't top it the rest of the year.
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  5. Mulligan

    Mulligan Stephen Mull

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    That is a huge snoqualmie fish!
     
  6. otter

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    To all -

    Beautiful fish, every one! I had too few days to steal away from work this year, but I caught a few, and treasured each and all. The attachments are slightly NFR, but this is our "best of 2006", launched 17 December. 164' and stone gorgeous, built in Port Angeles, Washington, USA by an outrageously talented crew.

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  7. Jason Decker

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    nice boat otter! how much $$$? who bought it?? what did you do on it?
     
  8. Mulligan

    Mulligan Stephen Mull

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    That boat is amazing. Is it a personal yacht for someone? Any outrageous amenities or is this one built for utility?
     
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    otter Banned or Parked

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    Jason -

    The boat is the second in the series, hull #5002.

    Base price is $30 million, then you can add what you want.

    An American gentleman, and his wife, bought it for their personal use.

    I sweep the floors, grease the zerks, and run this perpetual motion machine so that the the production guys and gals get what they need when they need it. My offeeshal title is V.P. Manufacturing, although I am a cabinetmaker and carpenter by trade.


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    You guys have been turning some cool boats out there. Nice work!

    I think even if I had the money I'd never have a boat that big, but dang... they are fun to look at. :D
     
  11. Chris Bentsen

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    Here is a nice cutthroat caught this summer on the Naches River. Enjoyed both the fish and the day drifting the river. :) Also fished the Clearwater in Feb. Very cold. Two of us caught and released five steelhead in two days.:cool:
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  12. mike doughty

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    nice cutt-bow and great steel!
     
  13. golfman65

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    So many this year could be my best as I'm new to fly fishing...but my favorite for just flat out fun of fight was this chum off the Squamish that is in my avator...
     
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    Mine was the biggest but the best photographed; a cutt from NF Clear Water in September.
     

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    A Babine Hen and a St Pats day Skagit buck.
     

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  16. Fish Finder

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    These two shots are the highlights of my '06...Both fish came after what seemed like for ever and a thousand casts...ptyd I look forward to furthering my ventures down in your neck of the woods in '07...So many choices, so little time.:hmmm: :)

    Finder;)

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  17. Will Atlas

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    DeLe got some luck of the irish there eh? Saab fisher, that is a pretty bright fish from the Clearwater in Feb. strong work.
     
  18. Riane

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    I can't quite decide which one is best, so I have to post three. The first, very chrome one is my first steelhead ever, she came from the Skykomish and will always be special to me- it sounds really stupid but this fish changed my life. The second one is my first Sauk fish and my biggest steelhead at 36-37 inches- I can't forget him. And the last one is my first summer run from the Skykomish on the two-hander that I built- great memory. I love the colors on this fish.

    Nice thread, 2006 is etched in my mind- I'll always think steelhead when I think of it.
     

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  19. Mike Danahy

    Mike Danahy @#)$%# river otters!

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    these are my two favorites, mostly cause I caught them on consecutive casts, and I'm told the brown's probably a searun.
     
  20. Flyboy@ak

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    I fished 130 days this year, and caught really alot of fish. Here are a few of my favoriate ones I have photos of. I fish alot alone, so it is hard to get photos.

    Nice Arctic Char north of Arctic Circle in August next to 8wt Sage RPL+

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    Grayling with EHC north of Arctic Circle in Brooks Range, one of hundreds caught on the dry

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    Kenai 30" Rainbow, my nicest out of probably 15 fish over 24" this year

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    Releasing a Kvichak Rainbow in late September, home of the fall Lake Illiamna monsters

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    Situk Steelhead with camera that had been dunked so many times this was the last shot the camera ever made. First time to Situk, lots of steel on.

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    Chilean Brown on a streamer caught on 6wt Sage XP

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    If you want to watch a 20 minute of my Chile trip, here it is:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=7472225178532610530

    Looking forward to 2007!!!!!!!!!:)
     

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