most epic day if steelheading in my life.

Discussion in 'Spey Clave' started by Panhandle, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. This story gives me hope of actually hooking into my first steelie :) Thanks for sharing an amazing day on the water!!


  2. FLGator

    FLGator Member

    Yep, the Deschutes has been fishing exceptionally well this year, thanks for the report!

    With the cooling temperatures and good flows things should be getting better there over the next couple of months as well. Great access and stunning country...doesn't get any better!
  3. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

    are u sure they wernt bass?
  4. ralfish

    ralfish Active Member

    Every now and then it all lines up. When it happens the memory of the day will keep us coming back through thick and thin.

    Play the game long enough and it happens more often and what makes an epic day changes. Either way its most excellent when it happens.

    My most recent epic day: I rolled 18 in an afternoon. All on a waked bug on an old school classic rod with a classic reel, my own pattern (Mumbles knows which one). First day of the trip. I could have sat there and not fished the rest of the trip after that....
  5. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

    repost with real pics
  6. sandspanker

    sandspanker Member

    Me too!!!!!!!!!
  7. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

    Those are the worlds smallest pics.
  8. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

    click on em
  9. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    What he said! Good work.

    I did. Thumbnails did not grow, may have gotten smaller.
  10. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

    Weird, maybe they're bigger in the gallery.
  11. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    You are weird. Maybe they are bigger in your imagination? Likely larger in the gallery. Off to enjoy them! Nope, still small there. Does not diminish the fact that your trip was excellent.
  12. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

    The size is throwing the scale of the story off. I would have thought you fished Icicle Creek.
  13. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

    Ya, I had to fuck it up way one or another.
  14. Klickrolf

    Klickrolf Active Member

    Those are very small steelhead, smolts maybe...but steelhead nonetheless. Congrats!
  15. doublespey

    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

    It's OK Pan . . . they always look bigger when you first catch them. Cameras usually shrink them considerably. ;)

    Nice Bass!

  16. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

    Ok, bastards, see if this is better.
  17. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

    Ha! Much Better. Nice fish. What kind of reel is that? I like it.
  18. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

    Loop classic.
  19. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

    How do you like it?
  20. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

    Nice photos Pan, the fish are excellent with or without photos.