First Steelhead!

#5
Not to be evasive, or an a-hole, but I generally try not to name rivers I steelhead in expect in certain situations. Her particular fish was caught on a dark nymph that I tied up (my own design, no name) on an E Washington stream. I'll even go so far as to tell you that it was a hatchery fish that is going to taste mighty good tonight... Especially for her.

Many will be able to identify the river from the landscape in the picture.
 
#7
I understand. Great picture too:thumb:. I was just curious if it was one of the bigger rivers. I would never ask for specific locations and certainly wouldn't expect one to divulge. That spoils the hunt/search for others and would probably result in "crowding" of favorite haunts.
 
#9
SAGEMAN WAS FISHING THE GRANDE RONDE RIVER AS STATED IN PAST POSTS FROM
HIM. BUT HE NEVER DISCLOSES THIS INFORMATION? SOME PEOPLE AND THERE
SECRET RIVERS AND SECRET FLIES? :confused:

THE RONDE IS NO SECRET, GO THERE AND YOU WILL TOO CATCH YOUR FIRST
STEELHEAD IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO. IT IS LIKE THE METHOW
RIVER, LOTS OF FISH AND THEY ARE VERY WILLING TOO TAKE THE FLY. IT IS
VERY EASY TO CATCH STEELHEAD IN THESE RIVERS, IT IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.
GET OUT AND GETCHA SOME.

:beer2:
 
#10
THEY ARE VERY WILLING TOO TAKE THE FLY. IT IS
VERY EASY TO CATCH STEELHEAD IN THESE RIVERS, IT IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.
GET OUT AND GETCHA SOME.
:beer2:
iagree

I feel sorry for the guys I see standing nuts deep in the Skagit, in a freezing March morning, barely being able to cast their fly rod, trying to catch what I would expect is their first steelhead.

THAT IS THE LONG AND PAINFUL WAY TO DO IT!

Go to the Ronde it is NO secret.


BTW, if you want someone to tell you what steelhead stream they caught their fish in, at least PM them!

They would have written it in the initial post if they wanted the entire world to know.
 
#11
How long is this river, 60 feet or so? Must be pretty small to need it all to your self.
No, but I've learned my lesson.

In response to another poster, it was not the Grand Ronde. We decided against making the trip down there. If you really want to know, PM me and I'll tell you. I'm not trying to be a jerk, I'll gladly share info with other contributors to the board. I sometimes just don't like posting that kind of info out in the open. When I ask about specific fishing reports for steelhead, I usually ask people to PM me for the same reasons. I've seen first hand what an open report can do to the pressure on a river. A lot of people monitor this site without contributing.
 
#12
SAGEMAN WAS FISHING THE GRANDE RONDE RIVER AS STATED IN PAST POSTS FROM
HIM. BUT HE NEVER DISCLOSES THIS INFORMATION? SOME PEOPLE AND THERE
SECRET RIVERS AND SECRET FLIES? :confused:

THE RONDE IS NO SECRET, GO THERE AND YOU WILL TOO CATCH YOUR FIRST
STEELHEAD IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY DONE SO. IT IS LIKE THE METHOW
RIVER, LOTS OF FISH AND THEY ARE VERY WILLING TOO TAKE THE FLY. IT IS
VERY EASY TO CATCH STEELHEAD IN THESE RIVERS, IT IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE.
GET OUT AND GETCHA SOME.

:beer2:
The fly is not a secret, and neither is the river. I just don't have a name for my fly, as is the case with most of the flies I tie up. This one has 2 strands of black rubber legs for a tail, a black chenille body with some sparkle stuff in it, burgundy mohair for a thorax wrapped over lead wire, and a mallard flank hackle with an orange BH. Kind of a big attractor nymph I use when the rivers are up and flowing good.
 
#14
Could of been the Met or the Wenathee. Looks more like the Met, with the sun coming up. Good work on the wifes part. I was there yesterday myself and could'nt get a bump to save my life. The moon was setting as the sun was coming up. Fish were probably moving all night. Was making ice on rod. Only stayed till about 11:eek:oam, then had to split back to base camp in Leavenworth. Fished the Wenacthee with no luck. One nice big Bow with a clipped fin. Fish and Game guy said the only reason they opened the river was to collect data, since the river has'nt been open for ten years. Want it to be a wild only river.
All the east side rivers have fish right now. The Met, The Rhonde, The Wenacthee, The Klick, The Tucannon and the Walla Walla. Take your pick. As to what fly, or technique, yes. Try nymphing, with or without indicator. Swing something Black at them, and if that don't work swing something black at them.
The hot tip of the day is go!!!!!, get a line wet, and enjoy.
 
#15
I had ten minutes to check in before we play New Mexico State tonight and what kind of bullshit is this? Caddis Skater you are a jack-off plain and simple. It's so impressive to know you can "out" other flyfishers secret spots. Clown.

THERE IS NOTHING SWEETER THAN THAT FIRST STEELHEAD, HATCHERY OR WILD, BIG RIVER OR SMALL, SINKTIP OR FLOATER. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOUR BETTER HALF DOES A GREAT JOB GUIDING INTO IT! WHAT A DAY TO REMEMBER. DRINK A SHOT OF SINGLE MALT FOR THE COACH TONIGHT. CONGRATS TO BOTH OF YOU AND GREAT FISH!!! THAT IS WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT.:beer1: