Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Cactus, Aug 28, 2011.
Thankfully, the fish was as dumb as me!
Congrats on your first fish!! That memory will be forever etched in your fishing consiousness. Just don't expect that kind of luck to last That pull on the swing and first run is awesome.
Is that like catching 2 fish of a life time?
Never the less, Good Job.
what's a top rope and a free solo and a trad route?
Solid work, but its not really a catch unless you wear your top hat and tails. ; )
I caught my first, my first day out too! 3 hrs and 45 mins into it, with an egg sucking leech. Which translates, that everyone else here would have caught two in half that time. :clown:
You never forget you first, great job man - too bad no pic, but that just means the second will be even sweeter!
That free solo pic is awesome! Wowww!
ok so top roping is like nymphing beads under a bobber, free climbing is like swinging with hand tied flies and trad'ing is like dead drift/strip-swinging an egg sucking leech
I think "trad" means traditional climbing: with protection from ropes, pitons, chocks, and belays from partners. If trad climbing is prose, free solo looks like poetry - or sometimes a suicide note. Imagine another clear photo of the young lady a minute later, her face contorted with horror as she starts to drop several hundred feet, after her apparently "bombproof" hand hold suddenly broke loose. Free solo is a sport where your first significant mistake is likely to kill or cripple you. Or have you never so much as snagged a backcast while fly fishing?
I apologize for having taken this thread off-topic.