A rookies log.

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

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  1. golfman44

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    I just ask myself "What wouldn't bass turds post" and thats what I throw up. Seems to work everytime
     
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    My 100% non-smart ass advice is to just fish. At this point you've got more than enough steelhead worthy rods/reels/flies etc. Any money spent on gear could be money spent fishing. Money spent on gas to get to a river at the right time.

    Catching steelhead is tough for beginners (I'm still a beginner myself) because there aren't shitloads of them around. It's easy to get experience fishing but tough to accumulate experience actually catching them where you can analyze the particulars of what happened when you caught (or even hooked) one.

    No doubt, I'm a smart ass. If you end up down in the portland area let me know and we'll hit the water and the first round's on me.
     
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    That is what the local fly shop told me to go with. I have no idea what I am doing, so what they suggested is what I went with.
     
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    That actually sounds like a lot of fun. I will take you up on your offer.
     
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    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    What rivers do you fish down there?
     
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    Lately, I've been fishing the clackamas. My plans to fish the lower d 10 days or so ago were ruined by the weather, but I might make a trip out there towards the end of the month when I'm back in town, might do the klickitat instead depending on conditions.

    In the winter I fish any number of coastal rivers but gravitate towards the Wilson for no reason other than I think it's nice out there. I also fish the Wilson in the summer for src.
     
  7. Ill be on the klick i think the sunday 22nd
     
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    Have you guys ever heard of PMs? This thread should be shut down.
     
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  9. this thread should not be shut down. you should be banned from this thread
     
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    LOL. Instead of giving in to my urge to see if anything here is worth reading, I'll just refrain from checking in on your needs for public displays of bromance. Carry on and don’t mind me
     
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  11. Bromance is an essential part of fly fishing
     
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    Sounds like there have been a few cases:
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs...fishing-leads-u-s-lightning-death-activities/
     
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    Daniel,

    525 does seem heavy for a 7 wt, but then I tend to prefer lines on the lighter side. I use a 450 on my 7 wt, but it's not uncommon for others to like around 500 gr. If you can comfortably throw the 525 on that rod, then it's right for you.

    BTW, back to useful info regarding "how to actually catch a f'n steelhead," this rainstorm is exactly the thing that will freshen up the rivers. If they are up and muddy, then as they begin to drop and clear is precisely the time to find an active fish. Unlike all those almost wasted days spent casting to non-existent or dour fish in low, clear water.

    Sg
     
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    I am not at home right now, but I am sure my rod said that it is rated from 490-570. I may be wrong but I know I am not off by much. I did not make it into the local fly shop yet but the guys at PFF want me to come in because they say they have a kit that will dial in my rod to a Skagit Max head. If it turns out that we are way off then I will simply just buy another head. Really not a big deal.
     
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    Just found out that I am indeed off Saturday and Sunday. By the forcast on the flows it looks like the water will be on its way down this weekend. I am headed out both days. If it is muddy saturday I dont care. I will just look at it as a day to simply practice my spey casting and presentation.
     
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