A winter steelhead report of sorts… aka, steelhead fool….

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by chadk, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. doublespey

    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

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    Yeah, been there (several times). My cell contract's about up, so time for a new (waterproof) phone at a discount. :beer2::beer2:
     
  2. Scott Behn

    Scott Behn Active Member

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    Hell I often wonder what the hell kind of work most of ya do...I'm usually on the road between 4 -5AM just to get to the job sites...I only get to fish on the weekends now that I don't work for Greg's anymore

    this sucks!!!!

    :hmmm:
     
  3. WaFlyCaster

    WaFlyCaster Tricoptera

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    they make water proof phones?
     
  4. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Well-Known Member

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    Chad,

    How can it be a problem when you get to fish on a work day? Ya' got it made. If there'd been a fish there, you'da' had it too.

    Sg
     
  5. Snake

    Snake tryin' not to get too comfortable

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  6. WaFlyCaster

    WaFlyCaster Tricoptera

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    cool... ive never had a problem with my phone getting wet (knock on wood) but that would be a nice next phone just in case!
     
  7. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    Stick it in the fridge overnight. Serious.
     
  8. wadin' boot

    wadin' boot Donny, you're out of your element...

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    Chad- good solid story, love to see more...Boot
     
  9. Snake

    Snake tryin' not to get too comfortable

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    Not the fridge, the freezer (frost-free model).

    The water freezes to a solid, and then sublimates to a gas, without going from solid-liquid as it thaws.

    I've rescued many dunked electronic devices by doing this. Pull the batteries, shake out the excess water ASAP, and put it in the freezer for a few days.
     
  10. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast Bigfoot is blurry

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    Work swing shift. Then you can fish all morning. ;)
     
  11. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Nice Chad! I haven't done this recently, but I have done the same. It's so sweet to be able to sneak out for a few hours before or even during work at times...

    Many times I'm thinking about work, and occasionally even have had a little bit of inspiration or solved a problem that I'm working on while getting ready or focused on other things like fishing anyway. The main thing is how refreshed, mentally, I am after getting out even for a short stint on the water!

    :cool:
     
  12. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man (NFR)

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    Hey Chad. It sounds like one of your usual outings. Get up, go out, get wet, and go to work. I would of gone home by the time it really started to snow and blow. But knowning you, you will stay out in a blizzard.

    He has so little water time. And all work.

    Jim
     
  13. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    Great story Chad. I've been unable to fish for almost three weeks now. So hearing that story makes me NOT miss fishing. :rolleyes:
    B.
     
  14. Jim Wallace

    Jim Wallace Smells like low tide.

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    It's just hard-core masochism! Winter steelheaders are a sorry lot.:p I used to be one....I haven't been out steelhead fishing yet this season.
    Thanks, Chad, for sharing this...I feel like such a weather wimp, now, working on projects in my garage/shop in front of a roaring fire. :rofl:
     
  15. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    Well, did 2 quick passes at the run at first light and on the road by about 8:30. Not a bump. I think the weather put them off the bite. If I were a steelhead, I'd be hunkered down in a deep hole. That wind whipping accross the surface surely would have freaked me out. Actually, it DID freak me out. It wasn't as cold, rainy, or snowy as yesterday, but the wind was so strong I could barely stand up at times. Yesterday was much more fishable. There were a few things on my side today though. For one, I dressed warmer (still forgot the gloves in the truck though) and then the wind was coming in from my back side instead of blasting me in the face.

    Some brave soul came in behind me as I was finishing my last 10 minutes toward the tailout.

    If that was any of you - give us your report!