Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Riane, Jan 28, 2006.
Good going man! Congrats :beer2:
You'll never forget the first one (steelhead). I can still remember mine and that was back in 1974.
Absolutely gorgeous fish, a perfect specimen.
Congrats, and welcome to a world of trouble.
Congrats! Beautiful fish and nice story! I hope to join the club someday soon. :beer2:
GREAT! I'm stilling working on my first of my first season. Thanks for the motivation, inspiration.
Damn... after seeing a hot fish like that, I think I need a cigarette!
Good catch, and I hope you catch many more!
You've hooked your first steelhead and let it go, but that steelhead has hooked you forever...
Sweet! Couldn't have been a nicer first fish...Chrome!
Still working on getting my first steely on the fly up here north of the border.
Congratulations. As another post said, I feel sorry for you family. They're going to miss you. Ain't no head like steelhead.
Is a 6lb rod and reel large enough for steelies?
Thats a tad heavy
My rod is 4oz and the reel is 5. Try to be sporting dude, even though u live in a cave.
My fly fishing set up doesnt way 12 pounds ... *sigh* I'll try to phrase it so you dont get confused... My line is 6 pnd test... is it big enoguh for steelies...
I wouldn't use anything under 10lb for steelhead, I usually run 15lb tippet. You don't want to have to play the fish out to the point of exhaustion. You should also be using at the least a 6wt rod, a 7 or 8wt is much more appropriate.