First Steelhead!

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Riane, Jan 28, 2006.

  1. spanishfly

    spanishfly Steelberg

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    Good going man! Congrats :beer2:
     
  2. wolverine

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    You'll never forget the first one (steelhead). I can still remember mine and that was back in 1974.
     
  3. greyghost

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    Absolutely gorgeous fish, a perfect specimen.
    Congrats, and welcome to a world of trouble.
     
  4. flybill

    flybill Purveyor of fine hackle, wine & cigars!

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    Congrats! Beautiful fish and nice story! I hope to join the club someday soon. :beer2:
     
  5. Aaron Banks

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    GREAT! I'm stilling working on my first of my first season. Thanks for the motivation, inspiration.
     
  6. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Damn... after seeing a hot fish like that, I think I need a cigarette! :cool: :cool:

    Good catch, and I hope you catch many more!
     
  7. Rich Schager

    Rich Schager You should have been here yesterday...

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    You've hooked your first steelhead and let it go, but that steelhead has hooked you forever...

    Congrat's!ptyd
     
  8. Lostinwater

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    Sweet! Couldn't have been a nicer first fish...Chrome!
    Good work:beer2:
     
  9. mdjm66

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    Very Nice!

    Still working on getting my first steely on the fly up here north of the border.


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  10. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

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    Congratulations. As another post said, I feel sorry for you family. They're going to miss you. Ain't no head like steelhead.

    Sincerely,

    Salmo g.
     
  11. Swandazi

    Swandazi Kevin

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    Is a 6lb rod and reel large enough for steelies?
     
  12. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    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.
     
  13. Swandazi

    Swandazi Kevin

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    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...
     
  14. ibn

    ibn Moderator Staff Member

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    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.