First Steelhead

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Cactus, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Cactus Dana Miller

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    Thankfully, the fish was as dumb as me![IMG]
  2. Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    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.
  3. sroffe Member

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    Is that like catching 2 fish of a life time? :)

    Never the less, Good Job.
  4. avs16win Member

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    what's a top rope and a free solo and a trad route?
  5. fly dds member

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    Solid work, but its not really a catch unless you wear your top hat and tails. ; )
  6. Kaiserman content

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    NIIIIIIIICE!!!

    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!
  7. Dustin Bise Active Member

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    top rope
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    free solo
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    trad
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  8. Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    That free solo pic is awesome! Wowww!
  9. avs16win Member

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    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

    got it
  10. Nooksack Mac Active Member

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    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.