First Steelhead

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Rev Trout, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. Rev Trout

    Rev Trout Rev Trout

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    After reading your post about Steelheading and hitting the Wenatchee, I thought I should give it a try Monday. Mostly drove around and got familiar with the river again (lived in Cashmere about 35 years ago), but I did fish about 3 hours. Got lucky my first time out, although a smaller wild one. Thanks to Gary Thompson with input on the river, also to Red's for last minute info on flys, etc.
     
  2. Split Bamboo

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    Way to go Rev!
     
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    That's a beautiful fish you landed!
     
  4. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    beats the hell out of my first steelhead! nicely done!
     
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    sweet deal, like the colors on that and its wild....im jealous
     
  6. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Glo bug for the win!
     
  7. Jmills81

    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    get some Rev!
     
  8. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    I'll toss in an Amen to that fine specimen Rev. Congratulations.
     
  9. DB Cooper

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    Congratulations! Gorgeous fish.
     
  10. CD

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    that looks like a cutthroat to me, with all the spots below the lateral line and no pronounced red line like a summer fish should have by now. but it is a dang nice cutty if thats what it is!......... and good job on the steelhead if im wrong.
     
  11. Brazda

    Brazda Fly Fishing guide "The Bogy House" Lodge

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    You had to tell him, sorry Rev damn great fish any where,,, go to Jason at the evening hatch they will give you the bug to catch our query!
     
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    It still might be a steelhead, but yes, sorry rev. it looks like a monster cuttie.
     
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    Way to go Rev. That is one beautiful fish.
     
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    just absolutely gorgeous!
     
  15. Rev Trout

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    Wow really – it fought like crazy! Never though about it being a Cut. The only other cut that big I have caught had a lot more red on the body. I guess I don’t know my fish. Needless to say I was a little jazzed when it hit, I wasn’t expecting anything. Well, how do you guys like my second 20” cut, looks like a male.
     
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    An absolute monster cutt. Awesome fish!
     
  17. Evan Burck

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    yeah, now that i look closer i'm seeing it too. my buddy caught a monster cut last week that he thought was a steel until he was getting ready for photo ops
     
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    With a wife in school and watching my daughter everyday...I'm truly jealous!

    Sounds like fun!
     
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    Well not a steelhead, but a damn nice cutt. Don't blame you for thinking it was a steel, I wouldn't have expected that fish out of the Wenatchee.
     
  20. Rev Trout

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    First Steelhead, no second big Cut…

    I have only seen a couple of Steelies up close, I’m pretty much a rookie here. I am kind of embarrassed that I didn’t see that it was a Cut, It really fought hard for a Cut. Anyway, I emailed the picture to my fish biologist son-in-law. He thinks it looks more like a large Cut. He asked me if it had the slashes under the jaw. I didn’t get a good look. After I took the picture he got a little feisty and I went ahead and released him. I does look like slashes in the picture below.

    When I think about it, would a small Steelie (20 inches) have anything like the bit of a hooked jaw that this thing has?
     

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