Steelhead "Fishing"

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  1. North 40 Fly Shop

    North 40 Fly Shop Member

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    A few days ago while fishing an Idaho stream, I noticed a few guys, full simms gear, sage rods, hatch reels....we're talking thousands of $$$ worth of gear. They had 8 split shot, two flies, and were trying to snag steelhead. In order to "fly cast" this "set-up" they had to pull all the fly line into their guides, swing back, and let her fly. It kinda reminded me of the new squidro you-tube movie. I laughed.

    It was rather entertaining to watch. Are some people that desperate to "hook" a steelhead?
     
  2. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    Your point is?
     
  3. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    Sounds like fun. Would you mind sending me a PM with more details? I don't want to this thread to wander from it's intended course.
     
  4. North 40 Fly Shop

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    Not really any point Kerry. Just entertaining to watch. PT...you already know where it is.

    Calvin
     
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    How does this remind you of the squidro movie? Please explain....
     
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    You seem to have a need to point out what they were wearing and what gear they were fishing like it mattered some how.
     
  7. Panhandle

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    I think he's saying that they spent thousands of dollars to look and act like flyfishermen. So much cheaper and effective to just buy some hip waders and a gear rod.
     
  8. PT

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    I think he's upset they didn't spend their thousands at the Big R. :thumb:

    Our shelves are stocked with the best gear the fly fishing industry has to offer, with brands like Simms, Patagonia, Ross, Hatch, Waterworks-Lamson, Beulah, Scott, Loop and so much more, at the best prices around!
     
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    NewTyer1 Banned or Parked

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    Being from the East Coast, mostly RI. MA we don't have any Steeleheads. I believe maybe NY may have them. I know they have Salmon. Point is, I would love to hook up with a steelie. I don't think I would have gone thier route but, waders and gear rod. Being from the West Coast, Steelehead fishing is second nature to you, Us on the EC just dream. I will have to plan a trip to NY this summer, maybe to the Salmon River.
     
  10. fullerfly

    fullerfly Calvin Fuller

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    Kinda a low blow there PT. Sorry I even brought it up. I should have known that starting a thread like this would bring nothing but negativity. I have nothing against how people fish or what gear they use. I personally just don't like to snag fish off of reds. I guess there are different opinions about that in this forum.
     
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    Low blow? When a person's point is based on how much money a person has in their gear the point tends to get lost. Snagging? Sorry, not my gig.

    I was only pointing out the irony in the first post and the wording on the fly shop home page. I thought it was funny.

    Actually, I don't. You must have me mistaken for someone else.
     
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    fullerfly Calvin Fuller

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    Got it. Thanks for setting it straight PT.
     
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    NewTyer1 Banned or Parked

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    Isn't snagging illegal. I was watching a TV program and guys were trying to snag salmon and fish and game cited them for trying to snag salmon. I don't know, just curious.
     
  14. Chris Bellows

    Chris Bellows Your Preferred WFF Poster

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    i have never understood those spring upriver idaho fisheries. while there are many people who would purposefully avoid fishing over redds, there are far more that cannot pass up visible fish that stand out over clear gravel, especially newcomers that do not know any better and see plenty of youtube videos of people and guides targeting fish on redds.

    luckily, one can choose to avoid fisheries one finds distasteful.
     
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    When I heard the go-to fly on the MF Salmon was a white leech under an indicator I just about died. Whatever, that shit will never fly on the coast.
     
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    This is the way many people "fly fish" for steelhead in the north east great lakes tribs. Although "chuck and duck" with lots of lead is not my thing it seems to be very effective. This weekend while swinging an intruder i got snagged on some old line. When I finally pulled all of the line in i found 6 large split shot about 8 inches above a treble hook.
     
  17. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    Very true Brett28b. I moved 3,000 miles to swing. 10 years ago there was no one swinging on the Salmon River. A few people would swing Erie trib's. It may have been the only thing that these anglers really knew.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
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    You're in Idaho. I'm surprised there aren't guys bow-fishing for them.
     
  19. LyNcH

    LyNcH Steelhead Junkie

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    If it's your first trip to the Salmon River, summer is not the time to come. The SR is a very productive river from mid-September to first week of May. The water gets to warm in the summer months and the steelhead have returned to the lake. For salmon, go between the 3rd week of September though the 2nd week of October. For steelhead on the SR, last 2 weeks of October through November, and April are the best times to fish for them.


     
  20. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    I think the original post had merit. The premise is that if guys get all duded up and spend many dolares on top-notch flyfishing gear to look like competetent FFers then they should display the requisite streamside ethics.

    Sigh, the world isn't perfect. It's not a reasonable expectation.
     

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