Steelhead Challenge

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Sharp Steelie, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. Flip The dumb kid

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    umm flyfisher, open your eyes.. i feel safe saying that anyone who has done battle with them is addicted.... its what drives us. if they were not addictive, would you get up at 3 in the morning, drive for 4 hours and hike 2 miles to fish a stretch of river that is 100% unfished and holding steelhead? i know i would!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumb :thumb :beer1 :beer2

    tom
  2. Stephen Rice Senior Member

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    Okay your messing with my head telling me that there is a Steelhead river that is 100% unfished!!LOL I not only would get up an 3 in the morning I would drive for two days and hike 10 miles to get to that! :beer2
  3. Flip The dumb kid

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    " stretch of river 100% unfished" and for the books, i know of 2 little rivers that are open, but i have never seen another soul on. and yes, there are the occasional steelhead in them. not like the big rivers, but they are there... better yet one of them is about 10 miles from here.. no hiking needed!!!!!

    tom:thumb
  4. Stephen Rice Senior Member

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    alright Tom what kind of a bribe are we talking here? I can tie some mean flies just ask the guys. Gas money? if you were Old man I would even throw in some donuts too! Do you live down here on the southside? you can send me a private e-mail.:7 :7
    Steve
  5. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I can take you to a few places that don't have many foot prints on the bank and there are summer runs there also. And besides I'm trying to cut down on the donuts. But this is a summer time river. And you don't have to hike ten miles to get there either.

    More secret places,and being as old as I am I have found a few of them.

    Jim
  6. Stephen Rice Senior Member

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    Hey I am there ! I am taking 2 weeks in june I am just going to drive around the state and Fish my head off! I am starting in Pend Orielle on Brown's lake and I am working my way west and stopping in chopaka lake. but I didn't plan anything after that yet but I am definitely going by your way. and I am not one to hike! I will check out a date in june this week and let you know! thanks I am honored. :beer2
    Steve
  7. Old Man Just an Old Man

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    I would like to do what you are talking about but I would like to do the whole summer. Being retired has it's moments of glory. And doing just that isn't one of them. But this one river that I'm talking about has to do with the spring run off. If the snow melts early it is good to go but if there is alot and it don't the river will be too high. But not to worry as I have a whole lot more that ain't high.

    Jim
  8. Flip The dumb kid

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    fisher, what ya saying.. bribes? i dont take bribes.. i just fish. when your fishing your sox off in june stop by snohomish county.. ill show you the meaning of metalhead

    tom:smokin :beer1
  9. Sharp Steelie Guest

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    Headstrong1 - sorry, not trying to be competitive at
    all, just trying to be helpful, share, and get some
    people to try what I already know (and some others on
    this board know) really works. Check out the fly patterns
    that I stick with when I really want to catch fish -
    they are all posted. I think it would be great if
    everyone came up with there own simple patterns that
    could bring them a lot of success. I've had an amazing
    amount of fun fly fishing for Steelies and until all this
    stuff started didn't even realize just how successful
    was really doing - It's all about fun and watching others
    have fun. You really want to know what I'm proud about -
    Watching and helping my Son catch his first Steelhead,
    Watching Toby catch his first Steelhead, Watching Steve
    catch his first Steelhead, Watching Steve hook and land
    more fish than yours truly just this past summer. It's
    really a neat feeling to help others and watch it work.
    I believe anyone can have the same success and fun - it's
    not pride, ego, competiveness, selfishness etc. It's
    Faith! If some people want to go fishing with me - great!
    If they don't - oh well! If they want to try what has
    worked incredibly well for me - great!, if they don't -
    oh well! If someone goes with me that has never caught
    a Steelhead and I hook a fish first, I will hand them
    my fly rod and the fish will be their's - thats a
    promise - The only expectation I have, is a simple
    thanks. Of course, if you share with someone else - that
    would be cool also.:thumb