Sweet dreams are made of this *dry fly eat*

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  1. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    A few observations:

    1. That moldy steelhead right in front of him didn't even flinch when the fly line landed right above him.
    2. That fish is WAY deeper in that tail out than I would have thought.
    3. Tony was able to put on the camera, cast, hook, fight, land, and release that fish in less than 3 minutes. THAT'S the way to do it!

    I'll be watching this over and over again.
     
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  2. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale Active Member

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    Hells yeah, that is some nice work. On a a single hander too. Is that a brownie?

    I'm making a big push for skaters this summer, maybe I'll have to pull out the old single hander too.

    Thanks for the stoke!
     
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    Now that's a quality steelhead video. All fishing and no macho grandstanding. Thanks for sharing!

    Agreed, that fish was deeeeeeeeep in the tailout.
     
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    underachiever !

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    Hmm, I guess that noob hadn't heard about the technique where you strip out line after the fish is on.

    If it wasn't for the last 15 seconds that video would be flawless.
     
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    Sweet video.

    That is literally exactly how I broke my rod tip last year. I didn't strip line off before tailing. This guy is lucky.
     
  6. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    I just broke the tip on my Xi3 this way too.....
     
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  7. stilly stalker

    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    is that the N Umpqua?
     
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    Sympathy like
     
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    My guess is the fish was much further up the tailout and then followed the fly down stream before taking it. I've watched a few times now from bridges steelhead follow a fly down stream as far as 30', maybe more before committing to the take.

    Very cool video and quite the contrast to that other one.
     
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    underachiever !

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    yep
     
  11. David Dalan

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

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    That gives me fish wood.
     
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  12. J. Lipton

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    Very cool! Used to live in G.Pass. Fished the N. Umpqua once - saw steelhead in about 20 ft of water (float line of course). Never thought it would come up, but she surprised me!

    Great video! Nicely done - especially the release!
     
  13. Yard Sale

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    Single or double hander?
     
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    First steelhead on my spey
     
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    stilly stalker Tuna sniffer

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    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    Awesome shot of a dry fly eater. I have 1.5 months of salmon fishing in the islands until steelhead time. This just get's me pumped for September and the road trips of fall.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
  17. RogueBum

    RogueBum Spey casting for Steelies year round

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    NU water clarity is awesome! Beautiful fish... nice fight... great release. Surprised the steelie didn't run down river and make it a much tougher fight!
     
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    As a chronic waked bug addic, that gives me my fix. Nicely
    done..
     
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    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    Awesome, cool to see that caught on tape.

    For those of you that would like to try it, Tony can put you into a skater fish, even if you can't roll cast the 10' 7 like he can. Go down to the Ump, you'll never forget it!
     

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