Steelhead Porn

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Andrew Shoemaker, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Kenneth Yong Member

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    Now I want to catch a steelhead. Problem is, I'm 6,000 miles short of being near one. Drats. I guess I'll just have to console myself with pretty wild browns in their native waters. Just not the same, though. Sigh.

    Waidaminit! I can go for Atlantic Salmon instead! There's an idea! And it's only 700 miles to the nearest salmon waters in France! Can't do it as a day trip, though. Sigh.

    Thanks for the video link,
    Kenneth
  2. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    they need to make a video devoted exactly to how shitty steelheading really is
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  3. Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    That will never happen, shitty steel days don't sell gear! However, you too can catch monster bucks in wild rain forests if you have Patagonia backpacks, waders, boots, and coats.
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  4. homeslice New Member

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    Patagonia backpacks? I thought you had to wear Simms, Orvis, or Sage gear to increase your percentages of catching fish. So where's the sense in packing $2000+ worth of gear and outwear rather than fixing the CV boots to my 83 gonna civic?

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  5. Evan Virnoche Guest

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    i want g4 simms wader material sown into my car seats with zippers, and all sun blocker shade will be made with patagonia flat brim bills.
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  6. Salmo_g Active Member

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    As good as Moen's videos are, this one suggested by Bass_Turds is one I'd really like to see. I'm probably qualified to star in it. This time of year my specialty, besides getting skunked, is catching hatchery kelts.

    A friend and I started on a parody of Lani Waller's video "Fishing for Trophy Steelhead." This was back when video cameras were ginormous things that held full size VHS video tapes. I noticed that in his video, Waller had a section of the Babine River all to himself. However, the video did not stress the main things that led to his success in catching trophy sized steelhead. So our parody would include all the essential background information that was being left out. I mean, if it's trophy steelhead you want, first thing is only fish rivers where the world's largest steelhead are found. We didn't have easy access to the Babine, so we thought we'd tape the next best location: a section of the upper Skagit River marked with signs reading: "Not open to fishing," the idea being that the angler in search of trophy steelhead should go where the big fish are and no one else is there fishing so you can fish over completely undisturbed trophy steelhead. Had we finished it, I'm sure the video would have revolutionized steelhead fishing videos for all time. However it occurred to us that we had arrived on such a good idea that we should just keep it to ourselves . . .


    Sg
  7. homeslice New Member

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    Are you implying the Todd's footage was likely filmed in illegal territory or private property?

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  8. Ryan Higgins Active Member

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    Excellent video. That was a great series of handoffs for that fish. That is picture perfect water, sure beats the hell out of the Wenatchee!
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  9. inland Active Member

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    Handing the rod off = doesn't count. While the vid is most excellent, why not show the truth? Steelhead fishing on rivers that still have a few fish and a reputation...the experience more closely resembles Black Friday at Wal-Mart...except there is more sportsmanship and etiquette shown on Black Friday :D
  10. Yard Sale Active Member

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    Wow, what a bunch of whiny babies.

    They have nice gear and I don't.

    They get to fish places I don't.

    If this video doesn't get your stoke on you should just walk away from the sport.
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  11. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Wow this video was awesome. Thanks for posting man.
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  12. Andrew Shoemaker Active Member

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    Amen!
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  13. surfnsully Active Member

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    That was an enjoyable view. Thanks for sharing and getting me pumped up for a trip this month to the Sixes and Elk rivers on the OR south coast :)
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  14. Lex Active Member

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    Wow. Glad I'll never go fishing with you
  15. inland Active Member

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    That makes two of us. It was a sarcastic post.
  16. Salmo_g Active Member

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    Homeslice,

    No, not even. Todd's video work is first class. But as Bass_Turd and Inland noted, it's not representative of what the preponderance of steelheading is like. The solitude portrayed reminded me of the Lani Waller video of 25 years ago, and reminded me of something a friend and I began, I just thought I'd share my own limited half-assed attempt with regard to steelhead video. Zero quality, zero merit, 100% goofing off.

    Sg
  17. Lex Active Member

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    AAHH. Got it. My apologies. Hadn't had any coffee yet. Cheers!
  18. Cruik Active Member

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    Hey, if they need to fill videos like that with product placement in order to get it to me for free, I got no problem!

    Personally, I didn't think there was any indication that their luck was above average or they weren't accurately representing how difficult steelhead fishing is. They talked about walking tons of miles, and changing river conditions - making you realize it was done over possibly several days. And really, there was only 3 fish caught.
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  19. Andrew Shoemaker Active Member

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    Also, the first segment was totally void of fish. Which, if your able to look at the video from a cinematic lens, would be indicative of the patience it takes to steelhead. The viewer sat for several minutes waiting in anticipation for the first fish to show up on camera. I think it was quite true to reality. If what you really want out of a steelhead video is to see no fish caught then you'd be better off staring at the mt rainier webcam overnight or just going steelhead fishing.
  20. golfman44 Coho Queen

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    Reality would be 24 hours of video w/o a fish and then in the last 15 seconds at the end right before the credits there's a 12% chance of a single fish showing up.
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