First Steelhead

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  1. SAU

    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 Dodd Bill's in a time out.

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    Congratulations, sounds like you had a great experience.

    BD.
     
  3. James Waggoner

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    Welcome to the addiction!
     
  4. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Veddy nice!
     
  5. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Freaking sweet! No turning back now!
     
  6. kjsteelhead

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

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

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    WHOOT WHHOOOOOOTTTTT!
     
  9. robbbos

    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

    Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

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

    spanishfly Steelberg

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    Congrats!
     
  13. fishkisser99

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

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    Very nice!!
     
  15. freestoneangler

    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

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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.
     

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