1st Steelhead on the fly

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by jason.allen, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. jason.allen

    jason.allen Member

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    I went out last weekend and caught my first steelhead on the fly. I have gone out about 6 or 7 times and have never had any luck and not even a strike. This past weekend, I had 3 fish on and was able to bring one native to hand. I can say that I am now addicted and will be trying to get out every chance I can.
     
  2. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    We are all addicted, you have just crossed the line where no rehab will bring you back.

    Congrats!
     
  3. Thomas Mitchell

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    Jason, congrats on a nice fish. If you mean "wild" when you posted "native" and you were in Washington, then just be aware of the Washington laws about removing wild steelhead from the water. Not saying it makes sense but it is the law and posting pics of wild fish out of the water tends to draw live fire...
     
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    Very Good Jason, nice fish!
     
  5. Ed Call

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    Congratulations.
     
  6. Blake Harmon

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    Congrats Jason
     
  7. Paul Huston

    Paul Huston Swinger

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    nice fish

    Congrats
     
  8. Dustin Bise

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    doesnt look like a hatchery fish to me but i cant be sure.

    congrats on the steelie, but no more illegal pictures for the interwebs ok?

    if u want to show us ur fish, show it to is in the water plz
     
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    Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!! Tell us about the fight , Would love to hear the story!
     
  10. jason.allen

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    Look, I apologize for lifting the fish out of the water. However, I truly feel the fish would have been damaged by leaving it in the cloudy water and mud from the fight. I simply lifted it out and gently put it back in the river. The fish faught pretty well but not like the one I had on earlier. Surprisingly this fish hit the size 10 stone fly and not the dropper behind it. It gave me a few runs up and down the river and came out of the water once. Then I think it realized I deserved to catch my first steelhead and reluctantly came to shore. Overall I would say it was a great weekend. My buddy also hooked up on a 33"+ Steelie in the same spot the day before.
     
  11. Chef

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    jason: you did well.

    Now you know for next time. We live and learn to the best of our abilities.
     
  12. Zane Wyll

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    Great job Jason I want to see the pic. no judgment here we have all lifted fish definitely our first one. I wont cast the first stone.
     
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    Congrats and welcome to the addiction!
     
  14. Matt Smith

    Matt Smith On the river Noyb

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    Very cool, I will have my first one to hand next week. Congrats
     
  15. Loren Jensen

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    i envy you man. can't wait to catch my first metalface