First Steelhead!

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Riane, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

    Damn... after seeing a hot fish like that, I think I need a cigarette! :cool: :cool:

    Good catch, and I hope you catch many more!
  2. Rich Schager

    Rich Schager You should have been here yesterday...

    You've hooked your first steelhead and let it go, but that steelhead has hooked you forever...

  3. Lostinwater

    Lostinwater New Member

    Sweet! Couldn't have been a nicer first fish...Chrome!
    Good work:beer2:
  4. mdjm66

    mdjm66 Member

    Very Nice!

    Still working on getting my first steely on the fly up here north of the border.

  5. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

    Congratulations. As another post said, I feel sorry for you family. They're going to miss you. Ain't no head like steelhead.


    Salmo g.
  6. Swandazi

    Swandazi Kevin

    Is a 6lb rod and reel large enough for steelies?
  7. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

    Thats a tad heavy

    My rod is 4oz and the reel is 5. Try to be sporting dude, even though u live in a cave.
  8. Swandazi

    Swandazi Kevin

    My fly fishing set up doesnt way 12 pounds ... *sigh* I'll try to phrase it so you dont get confused... My line is 6 pnd test... is it big enoguh for steelies...
  9. ibn

    ibn Moderator Staff Member

    I wouldn't use anything under 10lb for steelhead, I usually run 15lb tippet. You don't want to have to play the fish out to the point of exhaustion. You should also be using at the least a 6wt rod, a 7 or 8wt is much more appropriate.

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