On Call Steelhead

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  1. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    So today I was on call and had to run in to work to swap out some UPS, break the network and eventually fix the systems at one of our facilities. I knew it was coming, but when the stars align (temps, flows and cloud cover), I'd still rather be fishing.

    So I took a run out this afternoon to the local water in hole. First place was full of people. Maybe I am sharing too much. Couple of fellows swinging flies. Kind of surprised me, if I am honest. Got nutting in the first location so I bounce to the backup location.

    Tromped through the woods, huffing and puffing like a rhino in heat. Saw a ton of deer, and it crossed my mind I should learn to bow hunt as its legal here and the place is dirty with bucks. But I digress.

    I hit the hole that coughed the little wild girl last week and on the third or fourth cast...MONEY.

    Little bigger this time, still caught using "barely flyfishing" tactics (a term I use, not making fun of anyone). Went airborne, and I had to tighten the drag. Few seconds on her side and she was off like a shot.

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    You can always hide the bead and put a dry fly in its mouth for pictures. That's what I do up on the sno forks
     
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  4. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice fitting that into your work day!
     
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  5. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    Lol. I was using a Skagit line and various skagit casts. :)
     
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    All in a days work.... Nice looking fish
     

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