Finally

Discussion in 'Photography / Video' started by hedburner, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. hedburner

    hedburner Member

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    Well finally after a year and some months of trying, countless trips, lost fish, grabs, pulls, hits, dozens and dozens of flies lost , rocks caught and brought in, logs, branches, trees, and the ocassional finger and thumb hooked. Sometime today around about 11:30 to 12 noon I finally landed a steelhead with flygear. Nice bright hen. I've wrecked my digital camera last week fishing, so very unfortunately no pictures. But I laid my rod against the fish and it went from the rod end to the end of the last wraps on the stripper guide. About 33 inches. Also I hooked and lost one but smaller about a hour before and some ways donwstream.

    All is right with the world today. :thumb:
     
  2. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    Where have you been hiding at??????????????????????????????

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  3. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    WhhoooooHooooooo! Congrats hedburner!!! :) :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
     
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    papafsh Piscatorial predilection

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    And it was worth every bit of it too, wasn't it HB :thumb:

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  5. FlyShopKristin

    FlyShopKristin Going Online

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  6. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    great job burner. congrats.
     
  7. Ryan Nathe

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    John, I love your avatar...
     
  8. archenemy

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    Too bad the chef quit...
     
  9. Ryan Nathe

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    I know I heard about that, I hope they still keep the chef character around...
     
  10. Ryan Nathe

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    Hedburner, Sorry for jacking your post. Great catch man, my first on a fly was something like 26" nothing like your 33incher. Congrats.
     
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    :thumb: :thumb: TTU Baby!
     
  12. Ken II

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    Congrats brother, what river you land that hog in?
     
  13. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    :thumb: way to go!
     
  14. hedburner

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    Wow, thanks for all the congrats! One more day for that river, I'll probably be down there again tomorrow. I still have 2 pink bunny worms left out of 2 dozen that I had 4 weeks ago, might as well leave the last ones in the river! And the next digital camera I get I'm going to keep it in a waterproof case.
     
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    AAhhhh...GREAT JOB!!!! :) :)