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Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Evan Virnoche, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. Admit defeat for a.weekend and go chase trout or.bass?

    I feel like i havent fished for an anadromus fish species in quite some time.

    If i land 3 it will feel like stealing candy from a baby
     
  2. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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    More often than I like to admit. Lets leave it at that. ;-)
     
  3. Thomas Williams

    Thomas Williams Habitual Line Stepper

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    I love fishing for trout. Much more fun and gets down to the technical aspect of matching the hatch and studying stream and insect diversity. It's hard to beat a good dry fly session. Don't get me wrong steelheading is fun but really it boils down to chuck colors and pray.
     
  4. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    I just ordered a complete 4 wt setup today. What does that tell you.
     
  5. JesseC

    JesseC Active Member

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    I like trout.

    Good friends on the water - ill fish for anything.

    Except carp. I draw the line at those bewildering turd sucking morbidly obese shit colored fin tubes.
     
  6. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast free bird

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    I only fish for trout when the local rivers are closed to fishing for steelhead and salmon.
     
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  7. Blake Harmon

    Blake Harmon Active Member

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    I firmly believe tiger musky will eat more readily than a carp! Hate those damn things!
     
  8. Kelly Michelsen

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    I have only been successful the last 3 steel head seasons that being said
    It can be exhilarating with even An LDR' success is different for every
    Fisherman I enjoy the sport . I am a die hard trout dry fly addict , but I do
    Also quilify for me have never had big numbers in a season the best
    Year for me was 7 fish to the net and I DONT KNOW HOW MANY LDRS
    have fun with the sport and trout fish if you are frustrated. Learn
    From others their are a lot of great fisherman here to learn from.
    Kelly Michelsen
     
  9. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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    I talk a lot of smack. But I'll fish for turds in a toilet. One of the things I like (being kind of ADD) is having options. Steelhead are my fish of choice, but that does not stop me from enjoying an afternoon of "ditch pickle lovin'."
     
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  10. cmann886

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    The evolution of a fly fisherman seems to be..."I just want to catch a fish" to " I want to catch alot of fish" then "I want to catch a big fish" followed by "It would sure be nice to catch a lot of big fish" and ends up somewhere near "I want to catch the impossible to catch fish using the toughest techniques." Hence the insanity of some of us fishing in ways and for species that limit "success". I occasionally revert back because I miss actually making contact with a fish.
     
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  11. Dan Cuomo

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    Absurdly, not at all... Since shortly after buying my first spey setup - years now - and after flyfishing for trout for decades, I haven't tied anything other than steelhead or salmon flies, or chased anything other than anadromous fish; mostly steelhead. Trout were, for me, a "gateway" fish. When I load my gear into my truck, it automatically heads toward Forks; like a horse back to the barn. Sad.
     
  12. Thomas Mitchell

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    I grew up in Georgia and Alabama and my grandmother started taking me fishing once a week or so before I could talk. Crickets and bobbers for farm pond bluegills. Later when I could actually cast, it was plastic worms for largemouth. I bought my first fly rod with my own lawnmowing money when I was 12 (KMart Browning Silaflex that I still have) and it became popping bugs for the 'gills and bass.

    Given I have caught about a half-jillion bass and bluegills, I would probably ride my bike or do something else at this point.

    However, as a kid in Alabama reading fishing mags 'til they fell apart, trout were wondrous exotic creatures and even though I've been in the PNW a good while now, that stuck with me. Even a pretty little Coastal Cutthroat still gives me a thrill, especially on a 3wt.

    Catching a steelhead on a fly? Growing up that was about like saying I wanted to be an astronaut... Now, every time I hook one and feel that rush that ends in a "hell yeah" or "oh f*ck" moment, I count my blessings.
     
  13. Richard Torres

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    Patience grasshopper... patience ;)

    Your time will come...

    Time to tie some deerhair patterns.
     
  14. Jamie Wilson

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    pretty soon - when the salmon come in - GAME ON!!!!!!
    patience
     
  15. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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    No idea what the number of summerruns are in the Puget Sound streams, but I can assure you it isn't even close to the 7 million salmon forecast for Puget Sound.
    Perhaps the salt is another option to add to trout, carp and pickles.
    SF