HOH Steelhead...Seattle Times

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by sportsman, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. sportsman

    sportsman Active Member

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    FYI: sports page, page 10. Full article and picture of the fish and angler, who is awaiting confirmation from IFGA on world record for 8kg tippet, possibly all tippet classes. Not trying to reflame the original post [which almost crashed Chris's new server] just passing it along.
     
  2. Bob Balder

    Bob Balder Willing to learn anything...

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    WE are on the same page, literally, I just posted this afteer finding nothing on it here.
    Wow, hell of catch.
     
  3. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    In American terms, what size is an 8kg tippet??????????????????

    Jim
     
  4. sportsman

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    2.2 lbs=1kg...rounded off! Jim, Americans are learning the metric system one inch at a time!
     
  5. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator

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    Going for the 18 pound test record. I don't even swing for kings for kings with 18 pound test!
     
  6. Jeremy Floyd

    Jeremy Floyd fly fishing my way through life

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    yeah 12# maxima for kings here too, but I do use 0x seaguar which is like 17# for winter steelhead..
     
  7. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator

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    No one else going to comment on the Seattle times site? Come on!
     
  8. SteelieD

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    Are you trying to start another 14 page thread Ringlee?;)

    Hoh steelie
     
  9. Ringlee

    Ringlee Doesn't care how you fish Moderator

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    The more people that actually understand why this is a bad thing to be
    Bonking 30 pound steelhead that better. Trying to get outside the Fly Fishing Community and share information with the Non Fishing community.
    The Seattle Times is a good place to Start!
     
  10. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    He said it was bleeding. I would of kept it also. Throwing it back it would only die and still not put anything into the gene pool. It would of only been feed for the small and scrap fish.

    Jim
     
  11. Buck

    Buck "Ride'n Dirty."

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    fgdfgdfg
     
  12. Will Atlas

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    Jim,

    Sometimes fish that have been extremely stress (eg from a long fight) will bleed some from the gills. However if you look at the photo the fish was hooked in the top of the mouth and therefore the gills were not damaged by the hook. In all likelihood it would have recovered and survived to spawn. Besides, if you kill a fish it is 100% guaranteed not to spawn
     
  13. Josh

    Josh dead in the water

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    I was just happy to see that the times article addressed the fact that many fishermen were going to think badly of the guy for killing the fish and why they would do so. No matter what we think of it here, what he did was perfectly legal under our current regulations. So I think it was nice to see the "don't kill any wild fish" side acknowledged even if just for a few sentences.
     
  14. Big Tuna

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    What's unfortunate is the number of anglers that will now be plying the water of the Hoh in search of the next Moby Dick. In one of Jeff Brazda's recent reports he said he had never seen so many fishermen over there in all his year's of guiding.
     
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    its amazing how a fish starts to bleed once you rip its gills...