SFR: Snow, Steelhead, and Amanita

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by ibn, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. BDD

    BDD Active Member

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    Cool report. What pin rod is that? The handle looks kind of unique. Been thinking of getting one so I can "nymph" more effectively than with a fly rod. Either you are well liked on the forum or the forum is slowly changing or both. There was a time when someone would get flamed for posting a gear report on a fly fishing site...but not by me.
     
  2. riseform

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    That was a joy to read. I've wanted to see Amanita muscaria since I learned about it in botany class over 20 years ago. Great find and photos, thanks for sharing.
     
  3. Will Carnaghi

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    Very nice report man. I'm really getting amped for the winter fish now!
     
  4. ibn

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    Hey BDD, it's a 2-piece 11'3" loomis GLX STR-1352 and a ross flow reel, works great for those smaller rivers/streams.

    Regarding a gear fishing report; I agree, and I hesitated to post. I thought about it for a while, then decided to go ahead since it was such a fun day and something I wanted to share. While I do swing flies for steelhead, I did most of my catching nymphing, I think other nymphers might enjoy pin fishing, it's a real challenge to learn how to cast. There are a lot of parallels to fly fishing, both in the enjoyment I get, and the techniques used to fish.
     
  5. Andrew Lawrence

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    ibn... Sweet report! Have you started fishing blades off your center pin yet?
     
  6. Salmo_g

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    Ibn,

    I respect your hesitance. This would be a good report on another forum. If this report is appropriate here, then what about side-drifting or back-trolling bait divers or plugs from a jet sled on a snowy day with interesting scenery? If non-fly reports are appropriate, where is the line? I'm curious.

    Sincerely,

    Sg
     
  7. ibn

    ibn Moderator

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    Point taken Sg, I'll keep the 'pin reports to myself. My thinking was that my friends are on this forum, not another.
     
  8. BDD

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    Nice stick. I was thinking more along the lines of under $200 like a TFO or Wright & McGill.

    Leave it to good ol' Sg to put you back in to place but then again he's old school so what would you expect. To your credit, you did write slightly fishing related in which gear fishing is slightly fishing related...plus you reported on the snow and mushrooms. I'm off the rest of the week so its all good to me.
     
  9. Alexander

    Alexander Fishon

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    I want to learn how to pin fish. For real, where to start?
     
  10. BDD

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    Take it to another form. Sg has spoken. :rofl: Now if we can get the dang nymphers off here life will be real good.

    For starters you can get a video with Mike Perusse (sp) called "Center Pin Secrets" or something like that. They also have demonstrations at the winter sportsman shows.
     
  11. ralfish

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    Hanging nymphs and pinning while licking the warts on aminitas, its all good. The stuff of Norse legends...
     
  12. Evan Burck

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    Eff that. Keep 'em coming! If people are "too cool" for reading about a good day using other methods, then they can ignore your posts.
     
  13. surfnsully

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    Nice report and fantastic pictures. I have only dreamed of days like that on the river after eating mushrooms for dinner :)
     
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    Good Job!
     
  15. Alexander

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