Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by hedburner, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. hedburner

    hedburner Member

    Well finally after a year and some months of trying, countless trips, lost fish, grabs, pulls, hits, dozens and dozens of flies lost , rocks caught and brought in, logs, branches, trees, and the ocassional finger and thumb hooked. Sometime today around about 11:30 to 12 noon I finally landed a steelhead with flygear. Nice bright hen. I've wrecked my digital camera last week fishing, so very unfortunately no pictures. But I laid my rod against the fish and it went from the rod end to the end of the last wraps on the stripper guide. About 33 inches. Also I hooked and lost one but smaller about a hour before and some ways donwstream.

    All is right with the world today. :thumb:
  2. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

    Where have you been hiding at??????????????????????????????

  3. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

    WhhoooooHooooooo! Congrats hedburner!!! :) :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  4. papafsh

    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

    And it was worth every bit of it too, wasn't it HB :thumb:

  5. FlyShopKristin

    FlyShopKristin Going Online

    :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
  6. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

    great job burner. congrats.
  7. Ryan Nathe

    Ryan Nathe Member

    John, I love your avatar...
  8. archenemy

    archenemy New Member

    Too bad the chef quit...
  9. Ryan Nathe

    Ryan Nathe Member

    I know I heard about that, I hope they still keep the chef character around...
  10. Ryan Nathe

    Ryan Nathe Member

    Hedburner, Sorry for jacking your post. Great catch man, my first on a fly was something like 26" nothing like your 33incher. Congrats.
  11. MrP

    MrP Member

    :thumb: :thumb: TTU Baby!
  12. Ken II

    Ken II LIB

    Congrats brother, what river you land that hog in?
  13. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

    :thumb: way to go!
  14. hedburner

    hedburner Member

    Wow, thanks for all the congrats! One more day for that river, I'll probably be down there again tomorrow. I still have 2 pink bunny worms left out of 2 dozen that I had 4 weeks ago, might as well leave the last ones in the river! And the next digital camera I get I'm going to keep it in a waterproof case.
  15. Porter

    Porter Active Member

    AAhhhh...GREAT JOB!!!! :) :)
  16. mike doughty

    mike doughty Honorary Member

    Call it a hunch but it had to have been on a small river between canada and seattle right? congrats., i hope to get my first steelhead with the fly gear this weekend.
  17. ceviche

    ceviche Active Member

    Good on you 'Burner! The next goal is to catch one AND take a photo. You obviously had to catch this one without the infamous camera jinx. If you can do it, you'll have certainly attained a level of expertise beyond luck.

    BTW, it's been a while since I've brought my camera with me. It's a confidence building thing...
  18. WaFlyCaster

    WaFlyCaster Tricoptera

    that is soo funny... the camera jinx is soo true... except my cell phone camera seems to be immune from the camera jinx... although its because it takes really really SHITTY pictures... when ever i have my nice digital camera so i can get great pictures...i seem to get skunked (at least for steelhead).