First Steelhead on Fly!! (2nd and 3rd as well!)

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Tom Merrill, Oct 28, 2002.

  1. Tom Merrill Member

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    Admitedly, there have been numerous posts of first steelies on fly this year. Just consider this another gratuitous attempt to brag.

    My dad, bro and I went out this morning and hit 6 in 2 hours. It was a rush watching those natives go airborne. It was a riot.

    For those seeking their first steelhead, keep it up. Your turn will come.

    - Tom
  2. Matt Burke Active Member

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    Kenmore
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    CONGRATS....Where were you at?

    Matt
  3. Tom Merrill Member

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    Ooops! Missed mentioning that! We were on the Methow. There were several of kings in there as well. I hooked a few, but fortunately was able to disconnect before rod and/or fly was lost.

    Last weekend there were several bait fisherman (including one of my buddies) who were fishing up there until the friendly fish and game advised them of the selective gear regulations. No citations were issued, but they took their toll. My buddy said he saw several fish taken that were clearly wild (or at least had the adipose fin present).

    It was all fly guys today.

    - Tom
  4. Joe Member

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    Seattle, WA, USA.
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    Tom,

    I'm jealous. I drove from Seattle to the Methow and back on Sunday and got skunked. Where were you fishing? Which flies? Help!

    Joe
  5. Cutthroat_Fight New Member

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    Everett, WA, USA.
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    Where is the Methow?
  6. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Dillon, Mt
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    What do I know---I'm just an old man

    Just get on hiway 20 and drive you will find it after you drive over North Cascade hiway.