My first Steelhead

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by wboles3, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. Panhandle

    Panhandle Active Member

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    How come you guys don't nymph with your spey? For me nymphing is far more exhausting than swinging- and the spey works very well.
     
  2. Chris Burley

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    Nice Bill. Well worth the wait I'm sure.

    C&R is a worthy practice, but life is too short to not eat thine first lovely steel. ;)
     
  3. Anil

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    Nice work. I wouldn't loose any sleep over killing a hatchery Steelhead.
     
  4. wboles3

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    Anil, thanks. No sleep lost. A full stomach will do that, I must have been hungry.

    I was going to respond to the comments referring to C&R. However, I decided not to. Those that know me, know my fishing ethics already.

    Sure would be nice if the prerequisite for said comments also included a scanned copy of their catch record card.
     
  5. Randyon

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    I've been trying (and trying, and trying) for the Steelhead for quite awhile, and my rod has yet to convince one. so my hat is off to you, and I'm feeling encouraged to make a run soon.:) Thanks for share! congrats on the fish! and I'll probably eat my first as well. :)

    OUt!
     
  6. Salmo_g

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    Bill,

    Congratulations! . . . and welcome to the club. It's a serendipitous sport, this thing called steelheading. I've been at it over 30 years, caught more fish than I could count, and spent the whole 3 day weekend casting my arm off, with only one decent src to show for it, not a single steelhead strike that I was fishing for. You just never know. Now get back out there for the next one!

    Sincerely,

    Salmo g.
     
  7. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Right on bro! Tightlining is fun and effective plus you can swing with the same setup. I think I will be adding to the article in short order to expand on some topics.

    I drew a blank this weekend as well... need me some more metal.

    Peace,
    Andy
     
  8. Dick Warnke

    Dick Warnke was Pram-Man

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    Congrats Bill, I've yet to ding a steelhead on the fly. But have to admit I have'nt put in the time either. As soon as I saw your "kitchen" pics I knew someone would feel inclined to comment. Some people just can't let a guy have his day. Hope you enjoyed the meal. :thumb:
     
  9. Wayne Jordan

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    Nice fish! Congrats!
     
  10. tythetier

    tythetier Fish Slayer

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    Nice Fish!! I Remember My First. Ever Since, I Have Not Been Able To Bring Another To Hand. But Hey, The Only Other One I Have Had On Broke Me Off After A Minutes Fight While Using 3 Pound Tippet. Damn!!big Fish Goin' After The Small Fly!!

    Ty
     
  11. John Hicks

    John Hicks Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits

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    Congrats dude, nice fish.
     
  12. chongfk

    chongfk Banned or Parked

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    Nice fish!!! I hope I am the next . . .