First Steelhead

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by SAU, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. SAU Member

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    Had a great day on the water yesterday with Jim Kerr of Rain Coast Guides in Forks. It was a quintessential OP experience of wet skies and solitude. Jim worked hard to put us on fish, tactfully provided education and instruction and was a great guy in the boat. He is a pro and a fantastic steward of the experience. We went up high to escape raising water and managed to bring a mix of hatchery and wild fish to hand. A couple of glory shots are attached. I can't say enough about the experience and can now relate to the addictive qualities of this fishery!
  2. Bill Dodd Bill's in a time out.

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    Congratulations, sounds like you had a great experience.

  3. James Waggoner Active Member

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    Welcome to the addiction!
  4. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Veddy nice!
  5. flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

    Freaking sweet! No turning back now!
  6. kjsteelhead Member

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    Damn, not another one. Curse you, Jim Kerr!
  7. Richard Torres Active Member

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    A hatchery and native..
    That is a fantastic day!
  8. stewart dee Guest

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  9. robbbos east coast transplant

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    Congrats! Still waiting on my first, unfortunately, but stories like this give me hope!
  10. Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

    Great going can't wait until my first.theres stilll hope, now you'll want to do it again I suppose.. well get at it.
  11. Slipstream Member

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    The first one is the hardest, then things start to fall into place. Congratatulations. SS
  12. spanishfly Steelberg

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  13. fishkisser99 Member

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    Nicely done! Wet skies are NOT a bad omen!
  14. Martin Sehlin Member

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  15. freestoneangler Not to be confused with Freestone

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    Way to go! Fishing marginal river levels in soppy wet rain was the ticket... we'll, having Kerr as a guide probably helped a little bit:hmmm:
  16. SAU Member

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    Thanks guys. And make no mistake about it....I give Kerr all the credit. That guy is one hell of a fisherman and a great guide (which is a tough combo to find). Anyone considering a guided trip should look no further than Jim Kerr.