First Steelhead Caught Today - Pics

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  1. Trapper Peak

    Trapper Peak Member

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    OK all.............I caught my first Steelhead today on the #$%&@! Super Jacked. I don't remeber being this excited when I got married..LOL Maybe that's why I am not married anymore:)

    Bummer is..........handling this thing by myself and stumbling all over bringing it shore...........I backed up and stepped on my brand new spey rod and guess what happened? Snap

    All is good cuz I brought my single handed rod but much prefer my spey. Not sure what yall think but it seems like a big one? Anyway..............off to catch more:)
     

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  2. Mike (Doc) LaCombe

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    Congrats on the catch. I know exactly how you feel. It was just less than a month ago that I hooked and landed my first steelie on the swing with my Spey rod. Im still walking a foot off the ground.
     
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    Congrats, man. That's awesome. You are now addicted and there is no 12 step program...
     
  4. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Congrats! That's like popping two cherries at once! What fly is that in in the picture? You will remember that moment for the rest of your life.
     
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    Congratulations! Now to make the next thousand casts for the second one...:D

    Kenneth
     
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    Nice still looking for my first to hand
     
  7. Dan Cuomo

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    Congrtats on the fish, and condolences on the rod. That said, prior to catching my first steelhead I'd have stomped the hell out of any of any of my flyrods in exchange for a steelie. The fact that you caught it on your own is, in my opinion, worthy of still more props. Well done!
     
  8. Trapper Peak

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    Soooo.....as I am learning about this steelhead thing ..(avid trout fisherman for years). I am mentally having to change my expectations. This is fly fishing but nothing like trout fishing. After I caught my first steelie Saturday morning I continued to fish through the rest of the weekend. with no luck!!!! What I am hearing is that this can be normal??? I need to mentally change my mind every time I hit these rivers! Don't get me wrong.... I am hooked now but just need not to get disappointed if I don't land one. Btw.... I need to get a pontoon raft. Since this is primarily wade fishing.... I can't stand looking across and down the river and not be able to get there! Arrghh

    Tight lines
     
  9. Panhandle

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    Yes, this not a spazzy sport. Totally different consciousness than trout fishing.
     
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  10. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Nicely done. Congrats on your first.
     
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    Nice!!!I got my first on the 31st of march...well done
     
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    Sweet how much did it weigh;)
     
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    Consider the cherry popped.
     
  14. Kaiserman

    Kaiserman Phil 4:11-13

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    Pan is so spot on.

    After my first year of catching several steelies on the fly, I didn't trout fish for 4 yrs after that. It's a mind set thing I think. By the way, the only reason I caught so many my first time out, was because there was about 10 bazillion steelies in the river system I think.
     
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    When you can fish for trout all day and really not care if you catch anything or not, but just sincerely enjoy the experience, you're ready to take up steelheading.
     
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    Well said Evan. That is spot on.

    Trapper, the same instance happened to a friend of mine years ago with a nice custom trout rod he just had made for him. He was so excited to help land another friend's big trout, that he put his rod down on the gravel bar to net the fish for his friend. After snapping some photos and high fives, he took two steps backwards on the gravel bar...SNAP!....He stepped on his rod that only saw 2 hours on the water.
    Anyways, congrats on the new fish drug. :)
     
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    Congrats, I got my first this year too. And I'm with you, I'd rather catch another steelhead, than another wife.

    Actually that's not saying much, hell I'd rather catch a cold than another wife...anyway you get the drift.
     
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    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    The thing about steelhead are they are such light biters that they can take your drift without causing much feedback to your hand. They are also extremely quick to expel fakes so its normal to catch a steelhead and lose it and not even know. If it feels like for just a second that you have a very light snag (spongy) set the hook!
     

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