First chrome on the swing

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by James W., Jan 30, 2012.

  1. James W.

    James W. Member

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    Hey Everyone,
    Yesterday my buddy and I floated the Skagit River in a cold, driving rain. At our second stop along the river, I caught my first steelhead on my new two-handed rod and and my first steelie on the swing. I was using a purple egg-sucking moal leech.

    Last night my family and I enjoyed fresh steelhead off the grill. What a great day.

    By noon yesterday we were so cold that we rowed out the last 4 miles. A hard, cold rain was falling.

    Thanks to everyone who gave me advice to get started.

    James W.
     
  2. Jeff Sawyer

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    Congratulations, nice job.
     
  3. Craig Pablo

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    Congrats! Hope you're ready to give everything else up to chase chrome, because that's probably what's going to happen!
     
  4. Salmo_g

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    Congratulations! Sounds like a brutal day though.

    Sg
     
  5. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    Congrats on your fine and pleasant misery as Patrick McMannus would say. Well done.
     
  6. Steffan Brown

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    :thumb:Awesome!
     
  7. Steve Call

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    Great! The weather will make the fish all the more memorable. (They shouldn't come easy.)
     
  8. Ryan Nathe

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    Great fish from a tough river!
     
  9. Cougar97

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    Now you are screwed...... Once you catch a Chromer on the swing you will never go back..... Now go get another!
     
  10. miyawaki

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    Nice going!

    Leland.
     
  11. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Nicely done! It's not easy finding one on the swing and you did it on a difficult river.
     
  12. Dan Cuomo

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    Very cool. The nasty weather makes your success all the sweeter. Congrats!
     
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    Congrats!
     
  14. Ian Broadie

    Ian Broadie Flyfishing is so "Metal"

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    \m/ metal!
     
  15. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    catching a fish is good.
    Congratulations, and welcome to the disease! and the cure!
    Bob
     
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    Congratulations on your first!

    And yes, welcome to the addiction!
     
  17. James W.

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    Thanks, everyone, for the kind words. I've been fishing for 38 years, and I consider this a milestone. 2 handed casting is so much fun. Yes, I'll be stuck on steelhead for a while.
     
  18. James W.

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    Nice, we all remember our first. mine was 31 years ago on a cold March day, I can still remember seeing a silver fish jump out of the water, and then realizing it was on my line and moving fast.
    HE
     
  20. freestoneangler

    freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Awesome. Hopefully the first of many to come.
     

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