Throwing rocks at steelhead.

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Dustin Bise, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. Dustin Bise Active Member

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    Hey i was wondering how many of you throw rocks at steelhead. If you do, why, and if you dont, why not?
  2. Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I've tried. But with the way the light bends, I usually miss them.
  3. Jim Riggins Member

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    Ah, Jim Teeny 101. One of the original rock throwers
  4. Andrew Lawrence Active Member

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    Personally, I have more respect for this species of fish than to resort to throwing rocks at them (or in a pool, run, etc. in which they are holding) in some lame attempt to create a condition in which they might potentially go on the bite.

    Regards,

    Andrew
  5. GATOR9 Hey you guys

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    I did once but the damn things started chucking them back at me and it hurt so I got the hell out of there.bawling:
  6. Alexander Fishon

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    what is this? Please explain...
  7. KerryS Ignored Member

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    To much work throwing rocks. I just run over the top of them a couple times with the sled before pulling in and swinging.
  8. Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    That's gangsta' style...slingin rocks.
  9. Gary Thompson dirty dog

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    There was a small stream that had a pretty good run of steel head and we would just wade right on in and catch'em by hand.
    We called it Grizzly bear'in.
  10. Bones24 Member

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    I have not found a need to throw rocks at them. I send my dad in after them. I'll usually have him make a lot of commotion. Once he has made enough commotion I'll usually hook into one.
  11. Bob Jones Still truckless now farther away

    I'll take a picture if I land one and I don't need to make them move into the picture until then. I think part of the secret is the step ladder to get a better shot with out the refraction of the light. I don't plan to carry the step ladder so I don't need the rocks. I don't need to uphold my reputation as a fisherman anyway. How many takes of one fish do you need anyway? He should have hired a stand in that didn't object to rock throwing, or that was better trained to follow the script. I fish for fun not for publicity anyway.
  12. GATOR9 Hey you guys

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    Hey Bones,

    One of these days your going to get old and clumsy to you little shit.
  13. TomB Active Member

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    i throw rocks at nymphers
  14. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Always going there...

    Dustin, what is up with this post? Is this cool kid code for something or something?
  15. James W. Haan Member

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  16. SAVE STILLY NATES Banned or Parked

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    I do this in certain conditions. I've caught 6 summer steelhead like this and it works pretty good actually. It's a blast!
  17. Dustin Bise Active Member

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    Nope not some secert code. I am just wondering how many of you have honestly thrown rocks into the river to move fish. it is a tatic that jim teeny teaches.
  18. bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    I just let benny swim around in the run, most people don't realize than benny is really a fish herding dog . That and he's a great guard dog although he likes to mark his territory now and then.
  19. constructeur Active Member

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    Tossing rocks to heat the pool up isn't something I'll ever start doing.
  20. Ed Call Mumbling Moderator

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    Not in my tactics arsenal. Isn't that fish harassment?