Nymphing rods.

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by DanielOcean, Jul 10, 2014.

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  1. Single hand

    50.0%
  2. Switch rod

    30.0%
  3. Center Pin

    15.0%
  4. Other.

    10.0%
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  1. Jeff Sawyer

    Jeff Sawyer Active Member

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    Pass the razor when you're done.
     
  2. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    I've only used a centerpin for 10 minutes in my entire life but voted for it. Drag free drifting yarn + a bead right thru Dan's swing while I'm 150 yards above him in the run was priceless.

    Someone sell me a pin please.
     
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  3. Klickrolf

    Klickrolf Active Member

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    The most effective method to "fool steelhead" would be a centerpin outfit because that is what they are designed for, dead drifting just off the bottom. If you use bait they are closer to equal but centerpin still wins because of the ease of presentation, whether from a boat or the bank.

    Since it's all about numbers you'll do best with a properly setup centerpin outfit. Didn't vote because I don't know how to nymph.
     
  4. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    For me, it's not even a numbers thing. I'll put it down and swing flies no problem. I just think centerpinning is an incredibly fun way to fish.
     
  5. golfman44

    golfman44 4-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Evan do you have any spare pin setups you could hook me up with
     
  6. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    I only have one reel at the moment
     
  7. Irafly

    Irafly Indi "Ira" Jones

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    Hmmm, I pinned and I caught on my first try with Evan's tutelage, but then I went back to the single hand and caught as many as Evan did with the pin. Although he was having a bit of a hook up ratio problem, at least that is what he claimed anyway. I was having a case of the OMS myself with a bummed wrist, but still we both landed 5 or more a piece that day with others on. No split for me. Since though, I tried a 8 wt switch that I loved oh so much more than my single hander and I doubt I will ever go back. The extra length gives you better line control for working seems and as mentioned before it helps with hook set especially when you've made a super long drift.