First Steelhead

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Cactus, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

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    By the way, nice job! Let's not kill his buzz by turning this into a bullshit thread on you know what vs. you know what.
     
  2. Nick Clayton

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    Great job! I'm quite envious.
     
  3. sandspanker

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    Very cool that river is really awesome.....shhhhh just dont tell anyone. :)
     
  4. Nooksack Mac

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    Sorry, I can't believe this report, Cactus. The claim to have caught it on a Skunk gave it away. The Skunk was declared dead in the 1970's. It's impossible to catch a steelhead on a Skunk in 2011. Don't you know that you have to use a tube- or tandem-hook fly with a dozen+ materials and metal eyes?
     
  5. Rod Wittner

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    Nice job Cactus. Congratulations on your first. Welcome to the addiction.
     
  6. Cactus

    Cactus Dana Miller

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    Thankfully, the fish was as dumb as me![​IMG]
     
  7. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    Congrats on your first fish!! That memory will be forever etched in your fishing consiousness. Just don't expect that kind of luck to last :) That pull on the swing and first run is awesome.
     
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    Is that like catching 2 fish of a life time? :)

    Never the less, Good Job.
     
  9. avs16win

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    what's a top rope and a free solo and a trad route?
     
  10. fly dds

    fly dds Tooth and Tail

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    Solid work, but its not really a catch unless you wear your top hat and tails. ; )
     
  11. generic

    generic Justified

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    NIIIIIIIICE!!!

    I caught my first, my first day out too! 3 hrs and 45 mins into it, with an egg sucking leech. Which translates, that everyone else here would have caught two in half that time. :clown:

    You never forget you first, great job man - too bad no pic, but that just means the second will be even sweeter!
     
  12. Dustin Bise

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    top rope
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    free solo
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    trad
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  13. Matthew Gulbranson

    Matthew Gulbranson Resident Swinger

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    That free solo pic is awesome! Wowww!
     
  14. avs16win

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    ok so top roping is like nymphing beads under a bobber, free climbing is like swinging with hand tied flies and trad'ing is like dead drift/strip-swinging an egg sucking leech

    got it
     
  15. Nooksack Mac

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    I think "trad" means traditional climbing: with protection from ropes, pitons, chocks, and belays from partners. If trad climbing is prose, free solo looks like poetry - or sometimes a suicide note. Imagine another clear photo of the young lady a minute later, her face contorted with horror as she starts to drop several hundred feet, after her apparently "bombproof" hand hold suddenly broke loose. Free solo is a sport where your first significant mistake is likely to kill or cripple you. Or have you never so much as snagged a backcast while fly fishing?

    I apologize for having taken this thread off-topic.