A rookies log.

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by DanielOcean, May 10, 2013.

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  1. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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  2. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    congratulations ! the best steelheaders know are at least partially unemployed ;)
     
  3. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    I am really blown away by the kind help everyone is handing out. Thank you very much. I am sitting here today researching the rivers in the state and even out of the state. Looks like British Columbia is a bad ass place to go fishing.
     
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    Daniel,

    One more thing, regarding waders. Decent waders are more important to a steelhead fly fisherman's success than a good rod. Decent casts can be had with a crummy rod, but if you can't wade to the right position, you ain't likely to make the proper presentation I referred to in my earlier post.

    Sg
     
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  5. A nice thermos is needed too
     
  6. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Check check and check. Got a great camelbak mil tac hawg for hiking my stuff in too.
     
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    1. Find steelhead

    2. Keep fly in water fishing

    3. Don't chit chat too much with other anglers as it hampers 1 & 2.
     
  8. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    I was at fredmeyer today and noticed that Ugly stick makes a fly rod. So some people honestly use these. Its like they took a salmon rod and configured it so you can attach a fly reel. It made me laugh actually.
     
  9. its a sick rod. i normally duct tape a star wars light saver to the bottom (from the kids toys) , and you get a two hander that slices through wind and trees like no other.
     
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    You will find only one item at FM's that I use during a day fly fishing.........maybe..........and that is spools of Maxima Ultra Green.
     
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    I've actually used that Ugly Stick fly rod...I believe it's in their Big Water line, and I used it on a one-day guided flyfishing trip for northern pike and muskie on Leech Lake in central Minnesota a few years back. Not bad, but not great casting....it'll fire those big heavy flies with authority, and has plenty of backbone for handling those big toothy critters, and like all Ugly Sticks they "take a lickin' and keep on tickin' ".

    Jim B.
     
  12. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    So as you guys may know I just recently bought a TFO 8wt for 60 bucks, but am looking at spending more money on something like the SAGE approach for 300. What do you guys think of this move. I am thinking of taking the TFO back and put that 60 towards the SAGE. Mind you this is 100% impulse fueling this. Is this model SAGE worth the money? I have heard some mixed reviews that it is not worth the money. I want to know what the locals think, and yes I know that the rod does not catch fish or make me a better one.
     
  13. Keep the tfo as nymph stick and spend what u woyld on a two hander
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Oh sure. I will stop at the court house and get the divorce papers too. LOL
     
  15. hydrological

    hydrological beads are NOT flies and snagging is just ghetto

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    personally i think the tfo pro is a better casting stick than the approach.
    for the 240 difference vyou can buy a good used 2 hander.
     
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