Grande Ronde HELP 11/2-11/4

Discussion in 'Fly Fishing Forum' started by Nate Dutton, Oct 29, 2007.

  1. Dec Hogan Member

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    Fish as you wish. Just MOVE through the run and have respect for EVERYTHING on the rivers we are so privledged to fish.
  2. HauntedByWaters Active Member

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    AMEN :eek:
  3. TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    Yea yea yea, I mis-typed it. You got me on that one. Roderick Haig-Brown.

    Is that better? And since we are straining knats William, You forgot the "-" in his name. Ahh, "A River Never Sleeps".
  4. Mark Bové Chasin tail

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    Wow this thread has turned into a brainstorming activity on how to classify steelhead techniques into different catagories. I think its a bit counter productive.

    So here is my 2 cents.

    Panhandle can czech nymph.

    Inland can catch fish in the middle, and believes what Ed Ward has to say... loser :rofl:

    Mike catches a lot of fish on the top and bottom.

    I fish the Rhonde a lot.

    Andy fishes it a lil less than me.

    Jblueler is a crack head???

    Steelhead are big dumb trout that move a lot. They are easy to catch and people make way too big of a deal out of catching them.

    So I have to pose this question. When was the last time you all fished for steelhead? Or should I say caught a steelhead... on fly.
  5. greyghost Member

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    5 on Sunday, but what does that matter? A lot of folks have superior knowledge, experience, and advice but have bigger priorities in life, right now.

    Pete
  6. Mark Bové Chasin tail

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    Ghost you just proved my point... thanks :rofl:
  7. Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Last sunday I also got 5 but that is beyond the point I guess. Look mom no indicator!
  8. craigatkins New Member

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    I may have to quit fly fishing all together, this post gave me a headache. I didn't know there was so much pressure to satisfy so many complete strangers, damn I thought sex had a lot of rules, you guys are nuts.
  9. Steelie Mike Active Member

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    My confidence in my methods are based upon my own experience and from what I have read and learned from guides here in the NW. I do not claim to know everything but share what I can to help those here on the board. I catch fish too........

    Sorry about the BS Nate.

    Mark, I had an early winter refuse a fly presented to him in low off color water. It did not rise in the damn water column. Jay got him fishing deeper though. The last fish I touched was a nate in the Turkey Hole on the Ronde. It was the last of six fish caught that day. Three on the Snake and three on the Ronde. Enjoy the Ronde, we have to many sweater heads pushing our few fish around right now.
  10. Steelie Mike Active Member

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  11. Panhandle Active Member

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    Mark you're going eat your words in a few years when you have an old lady, job, and kids. Enjoy it while you can... it won't last. So you better be nice to us weekend worriers--- the steelhead gods are watching and listening.

    To answer your question; I haven’t swung a fly in a month, but I'll be on the Ronde next weekend (with my wife have you) for four days. Why, when was the last time you were out?... wait-wait---let me guess... yesterday! there I did it for ya.:cool:
  12. HauntedByWaters Active Member

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    In my defense. I enjoy reading and collecting old NW fly fishing books and steelhead books.

    I am a local to the Pacific NW and relish the history of fly fishing in this area and research constantly.

    At this point, I am interested in the traditional more than the current ethics and morals of right now. I was trying to share some of my thoughts and points.


    I feel that this is NOT an argument and yet these threads turn into arguments......

    For the record I am not the one who started calling names nor would I ever be. Some of you guys can't accept that there is someone who disagrees with you and maybe can type faster than you and you would rather start calling names. GO FOR IT! I don't care!

    All I care about is having some interesting discussions on here and getting some thoughts flowing......if I could, I would be steelhead fishing. :thumb:
  13. inland Active Member

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    'Last sunday I also got 5 but that is beyond the point I guess. Look mom no indicator!'

    About freaking time the training wheels came off. And it's fun too, eh? ;)

    Sloan-

    The question is, do you catch fish without having your hand held?

    William
  14. fullerfly Calvin Fuller

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    So, how 'bout those seachickens.
  15. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I'm a weekend warrior as well, wouldn't trade the wife and kids for more fishing days if I could. Well...most of the time ;)

    In the interest of full disclosure...

    I have a paltry 3 fish so far since I started in Mid-September, and the GR has handed me two skunks this year in October (0-2 on the GR). Not uncommon. I am "teh sux0r" on the GR in the fall. Leaves don't fall 'till its cold and Dave don't catch steelies on the GR until January.

    That's three fish in 6 trips, and two of them on the same trip in about an hour. In fact all three fish I caught were on two of my shortest trips (less than 3 hours of angling total).

    I'm certainly no barn burner. According to my records I average just over a fish a trip year in and year out. I also noted I do best from Jan - April, which is not coincidentally, when I fish the most.

    Guess I'm a winter kinda guy :)

    OK...I gotta ask...what is a "sweaterhead?"
  16. Steelie Mike Active Member

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    Spawning moldy salmon. Nice meeting you on the river last month.
  17. Sloan Craven Active Member

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    Bill,
    I generally don't hold hands when fishing as it makes casting difficult.... especially when using a spey rod.
    Sloan
  18. JS Active Member

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    Are you really Dec Hogan? Im not trying to be an ass, im just curious.
    Peace,
    Skeels
  19. David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Back at ya Mike :)
  20. Dec Hogan Member

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    If someone was posing as me on this or any other sight I don't know if I would be pissed or flattered. Yes it's really me. Peace back at ya'