My first steelhead!

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  1. deerfield

    deerfield New Member

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    Hooked and landed my first steelhead last night on the Stilly. What a rush! It was a nice hatchery fish in th 7-8lb range, I would guess. It took a #6 Signal Light in a 5' deep tail out at about 7:30pm.

    I'm a trout fisherman born and bred in the Northeast, transplanted via employment, trying to learn the complexities of Northwest flyfishing. Very satisfying to finally succeed. I think I may be hooked!

    Cheers,

    JH
     
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    Congratulations! Nice feeling, huh? :THUMBSUP
     
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    Thanks bro. Yes, I was high as a kite. Still am a bit. :LOVEIT
     
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    Way to go, no better feeling than catching that first steelhead. There a pretty fish aren't they. :THUMBSUP

    fly15
     
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    Way to go. Care to say approximately what part of the river you were fishing?
     
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    Nice going! :THUMBSUP

    stumpfisher (oops)
     
  7. Chris Scoones

    Chris Scoones Administrator Staff Member

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    Who's the man? deerfield.

    Who?

    A guy that just caught his first steelhead!

    Oh, no kid'n, he is the man!

    Told ya.
     
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    You bet: From the large parking area on rt 530 that's about a mile upstream from C Post Road, I walked about a quarter mile upstream.
     
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    Yessiree. I can't imagine how purty a wild fish must look... :EEK
     
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    The place you parked was Hazel. Sounds like you may have walked up to the slide? Anyway, I was just curious if it was high or low on the river. The water's getting pretty skinny up there. Nice job.
     
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    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I might be old---but I'm good.

    It's been a few years since I've been up there,but is the big hole on the corner still there.

    Jim
     
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    There's a deep hole immediately below the parking area with Kings in it, if that's the one you mean.
     
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    Yes, the shallow water made the fight extra cool (for me). Can you describe the slide you are speaking of? I remember two huge log jams (they were on the right walking up and well above the water line) and I think I was just above the second one, in a nice little tail out.
     
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    Dudes: Thanks for all the responses. It's helped keep my buzz on!
     
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    You would have been at the slide if you walked another few hundred yards up from the log jams. The water at the slide is fairly slow and deep with some boulders. There is a way to park up the road from Hazel and walk to the slide but I haven't gone that route. I haven't fished the slide since last summer but I know a few have been caught there this year. I'm up in that vicinity a lot.
     
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    I might be old---but I'm good.

    Not that one. Looking up stream from the parking lot. It used to be up around the corner. About a 10 minute walk with waders on. I don't walk to fast any more.

    Jim S. :WINK
     
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    Great job! The first one always seems to be the hardest. Not to say the next will be easier, it will just be easier to be patient. Patients and persistance always pays it's rewards. :THUMBSUP
     

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