Finally got one!

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by GANDERWITZ, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. GANDERWITZ

    GANDERWITZ Member

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    Did a day on the Cowlitz with Mike Sturza yesterday and lost my Virginity. Amazing day of swinging flies. Thank all of you that sent me to Mike. He was a great guide and huge help.

    It has taken me a year and 4 months to find this fish. He fought me all the way in...

    I am in Awe....
     

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  2. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Congrats!

    #danielocean
     
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  3. Danielocean

    Danielocean Steelhead Virgin

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    Duuuuuuude. Fuck yeah. I genuinely love seeing guys "earn" there first fish. Good for you and congratulations.
     
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  4. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    sorry, thats a resident rainbow too.......HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
     
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    underachiever !

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    Nice work, that's a bright one!
     
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    Salmo_g Active Member

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    Nice, bright fish!
     
  7. Jeff Sawyer

    Jeff Sawyer Active Member

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    Swinging too; nice job, awesome fish. Congrats man!
     
  8. rwbailey05

    rwbailey05 GO COUGS

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    Awesome fish! That's a great first steelhead!
     
  9. Christian Brewer

    Christian Brewer Super Slacker

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    Nice work!!!
     
  10. GANDERWITZ

    GANDERWITZ Member

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    Thanks fellas. Still on cloud nine!!!
     
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  11. CLO

    CLO Bonk Hatcheries

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    That's a shiny fish, good work
     
  12. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    That's a beauty!!! Nice work.
     
  14. Mike Garritson

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    Right on man! What fly did you take it on?
     
  15. GANDERWITZ

    GANDERWITZ Member

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    Red maribou
     
  16. Shad

    Shad Active Member

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    Very nice first steelhead!
     
  17. Rod Wittner

    Rod Wittner Active Member

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    Yes, it is very Badass.
    Nicely done. I fished with Mike a couple of weeks ago and he had me using the red 'boo too. I however, went fishless. So congrats to you!
     
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  18. RogueBum

    RogueBum Spey casting for Steelies year round

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    Great fly to catch your first steelie on! A modern day classic made famous right here in the PNW. Beautiful fish... not a bit of color on her. Doesn't get much better than that ;)
     
  19. Lue Taylor

    Lue Taylor Lue Taylor/dbfly

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    Nice finger in the gill picture I hope that was dinner
     
  20. GANDERWITZ

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    it was delicious!!!!
     

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