My First REAL Steelhead on a Fly!!!

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  1. scottr

    scottr Active Member

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    A couple of very handsome fish!

    Is the second one is a half pounder as it is fairly small (by steelhead standards), looks clipped and seems to be in spawning colors?

    What types of flys did you take them on and what river (just the name is fine, to protect an obviously great spot)



    Scott :THUMBSUP
     
  2. Cutthroat_Fight

    Cutthroat_Fight New Member

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    WOWWWW!! Nice work :EEK What did you get them on?
     
  3. Whitey

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    Way to go!! kudo's to you! You always post pics with the rod in your mouth. That must be your trademark. a skycries57 thing! fabulous! :THUMBSUP YT
     
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    Thanks, you guys are great. The second pic is 1 of the Sea Run Cutthrouts I caught, incredible fighters for their size. I thought it was a baby steelhead til I located the red slash on the neck. Use a #12 beadhead crystal olive woolybugger and same rig/technique below to catch these 12-20" fish all-day-long, No Lie!
    Flies I use for Steelies is one I stuck with religously for this time of year: #10 Rubber Legged Black Stonefly Nymph > 3' floro tippet > 5' Max.UGreen tapered leader all attached to a 10' TypeIV DDickson sink tip I purchased day before! Experts tell me to strip the line in fast when the line is parallel to your body after the swing. That didn't work, too many snags on rocks,etc. so I slowly stripped in early around 11-12 O'clock so the S.Tip wouldn't touch bottom...BLAM! 4 hookups adjusting to this technique. I'm sure the Floro helped alot too. Water was low and clear and moderate speed. I've finally realized having multi sinktips are MANDATORY when going for Steelies. Somewhat pricey but worth every penny!
    Now I can be part of the "Steelie on a fly been-there-done-that Club" Hehehe Thanks again guys for your support!
    PS, name of the river is... The Moooits River. Hummm, what could it be?
    PSS, Steelhead are..."The Fish of A Thousand Casts" . For me it was 1200 casts.

    "Follow Me and I will make you fishers of Men"
    Matthew 4:19
     
  5. pwoens

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    I WILL FOLLOW YOU :LOVEIT !!!

    Beautiful fish. Extremely jealous. I added another 12 hours to my already hundreds of hours towards these fish over the weekend with no prevail.

    I to give all glory to God but I think I made him mad because he will
    not give me a steelhead :DUNNO

    Congrats bud,

    ~Patrick
     
  6. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

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    Nice steelhead, I havent found one for a while. There not here intell
    nov or dec. again Nice fish
     
  7. Matt Burke

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    Nice fish skycries57. Lets see, Moooits wouldn't be Bullits or Cowlips would it? Cowlips sounds good, but to far away for me. Congrats, I'd still be shaking too.

    Matt
     
  8. Peter Pancho

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    Yes, Tsay Ouldpay Ezay Hesay Owltsday Iverpay. Hahaha.......Whut?


    "Follow Me and I will make you fishers of Men"
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  9. Peter Pancho

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  10. MacRowdy

    MacRowdy Idaho Resident Craftsman/Artisan

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    SWWWEEEEET! That is so cool. I haven't fished for steelies much but I tell ya, when I catch one on a fly I will post a cool pic too. Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Good job!!!!!!!!

    MacRowdy
     
  11. KerryS

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    Congrats on the steelhead.

    Scott,

    The second one is a cutthroat
     
  12. Luv2Spey

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    What a day!!!! Congratulations.

    Cheers,

    Michael
     
  13. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Lagging economic indicator

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    The give-away that the second picture is a cutthroat is the size of the mouth. See how the maxillary, the upper jaw reaches way behind the eye. The red throat slashes (red dash on dentary, or hyoid marks) are less reliable. In real bright SRC, the red throat slashes will be slight, maybe just a touch of yellow. In dead or preserved fish, the slashes fade. And as noted in this forum, some inland populations of Rainbows show some of the red slash on the throat, resulting in too many being called cutbows (in my opinion).
     
  14. Coho

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    My First REAL Steelhead on a Fly!!! Luke 5 Day

    Hey SkyCries57:

    Guess you had a Luke 5 (chapter 5) kind of day!

    Coho :THUMBSUP
     
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    My First REAL Steelhead on a Fly!!! Luke 5 Day

    Tell me more about this new steelhead line you bought, sounds pretty cool, does it work?