Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by golfman65, Oct 10, 2012.
Run it's course...
Nice! I ordered a raised pillar model from William a while back but I have a long wait yet. I might have to fill the gap with one of the new kingpins...
Great Marketing! Buy one of these beautiful reels and you'll catch mass quantities of fat Steelhead.
Beautiful reel AND steel.
Well played, player!
In the future, best remove the gloves before handling and please keep our wild steelhead off the rocks for those hero shots. Thanks
2nd that T Dave, never seen a fish "pose" so still next to the rod for the money shot unless it has been slammed in the head with a rock?? At least when it runs it can slam up in the rocks and beach itself on shore, right. That's so wonderful.
GEEBUS!! Get off it already.... So if he was using a "fly fishing tailing glove" that'd be more acceptable...I mean...since it's not a glove and all.
Golfy, nice coho! (totally kidding)
Absolutely beautiful fish and reel man. Nice job! I really need to make it up your way for some of that action.
I just noticed, the handle is on the wrong side of your reel. Send it to me!
I'm not passing judgement or picking sides, just sharing that some guys really like to handle fish in deeper water: http://www.deneki.com/2009/06/the-honorable-foot/
Im just saying that the topic gets beaten to death without the benefit of the doubt ever given...ever. Agreed there are better ways, but I'd be wiling to bet golfman handles more fish than most and is not carelessly beaching them. The bandwagon is getting crowded is all...
I'd wager that you, along with many others who are hyper-critical over the perceived mishandling of fish haven't seen many fish "pose" at all. Ever.
I saw that first picture and guessed before I scrolled how far in before it started getting hot. I guessed 4, and I nailed it! Congrats on the fish, I'll give you the benefit... FOR NOW!!!!
Downturned eye=live. If anything, an overly played fish that's spent. No big deal with the glove
Nice work. What line are you using with the Burkie?
Handled thousands of fish actually, fishing over 200 days a year for almost a decade in Montana will do that. Sorry, maybe you should quit making an ass out of yourself Benjy. My goal is always to put pressure on quick, land and release fish that still have life in them, especially wild steelhead. Or I guess you could play them for twenty minutes so you can get the "pose" of a lifeless fish if thats how you roll.
I shouldn't have used the glove, even though they were fingerless ones and I was holding the tail in my fingers...and the glove was wet..I wasn't thinking..it was freaking cold in the am's after getting the glove wet they were useless to wear anyways..so should have taken them off ..
As far as overplayed or spent that's bullshit..The water is very clear, the fish were in water and I laid the rod down and took a quick shot, measurement and released them... none needed "reviving" they shot out of there like a bat out of hell...for a guy who's handled thousands you honestly don't know what your talking about Lance, if your making a remark like that...these fish fought hard but like so many wild steelhead on rivers everywhere I've fished, it's almost like they know your going to let them go and settled right down so you can get the fly out and send them on their journey...
While it may look like I have them on rocks I was holding them off...that said, I am always learning, sometimes what you think is a good spot may show otherwise in a picture..I held the fish in question briefly for that shot as it was a fatty and a really nice fish....all of them were ....no fish splashed or banged itself...I released the largest fish of my trip without a pic. as I couldn't bring it in anywhere safely without it bashing itself...
I apologize for showing you these pic's..I thought maybe someone would like to see what a wild steelhead looked like that readily came to a swung fly..instead of all the b.s. I read on here at times about how that can't happen...
I was also showing off Mr. Olson's reel that I used on most of the fish I caught, and how amazing it was to fish as it worked like a dream....also used my 6wt and taupo, and my bob clay..but the boo only got a tap that day...
It won't happen again....
WI were curious as to what type of reel that was. I asked SG after we stopped and looked at the black bear. Beutiful piece of equipment.
I saw that bear again further down. It looked right at me, fortunately I was on the water and it was on the shore. Pretty cool anyhow. Best of luck.
Are you getting mellow in your old age? Come on show us the real golfman! I want to hear from the one that was going to kick my ass.
Nice pics. Nice fish. Nice reel. I hope to see more. Keep it coming and don't give in to the neutered masses. More fish porn!
Whatever you think, man. I just usually don't have to defend the pics I take of fish on "rivers evrywhere". I like a good release shot anyway.
He didn't have to defend shit until you came along and question the pics. Golfman then gave "you" the courtesy of an explantion. Now you take his courtesy and call it a defense. Whatever you think, man.
Bring on the fish porn.