Steelhead "Fishing"

#1
A few days ago while fishing an Idaho stream, I noticed a few guys, full simms gear, sage rods, hatch reels....we're talking thousands of $$$ worth of gear. They had 8 split shot, two flies, and were trying to snag steelhead. In order to "fly cast" this "set-up" they had to pull all the fly line into their guides, swing back, and let her fly. It kinda reminded me of the new squidro you-tube movie. I laughed.

It was rather entertaining to watch. Are some people that desperate to "hook" a steelhead?
 

PT

Physhicist
#3
Sounds like fun. Would you mind sending me a PM with more details? I don't want to this thread to wander from it's intended course.
 

KerryS

Ignored Member
#6
You seem to have a need to point out what they were wearing and what gear they were fishing like it mattered some how.
 

Panhandle

Active Member
#7
I think he's saying that they spent thousands of dollars to look and act like flyfishermen. So much cheaper and effective to just buy some hip waders and a gear rod.
 

PT

Physhicist
#8
I think he's saying that they spent thousands of dollars to look and act like flyfishermen.
I think he's upset they didn't spend their thousands at the Big R. :thumb:

Our shelves are stocked with the best gear the fly fishing industry has to offer, with brands like Simms, Patagonia, Ross, Hatch, Waterworks-Lamson, Beulah, Scott, Loop and so much more, at the best prices around!
 
#9
Being from the East Coast, mostly RI. MA we don't have any Steeleheads. I believe maybe NY may have them. I know they have Salmon. Point is, I would love to hook up with a steelie. I don't think I would have gone thier route but, waders and gear rod. Being from the West Coast, Steelehead fishing is second nature to you, Us on the EC just dream. I will have to plan a trip to NY this summer, maybe to the Salmon River.
 

fullerfly

Calvin Fuller
#10
Kinda a low blow there PT. Sorry I even brought it up. I should have known that starting a thread like this would bring nothing but negativity. I have nothing against how people fish or what gear they use. I personally just don't like to snag fish off of reds. I guess there are different opinions about that in this forum.
 

PT

Physhicist
#11
Kinda a low blow there PT. Sorry I even brought it up. I should have known that starting a thread like this would bring nothing but negativity. I have nothing against how people fish or what gear they use. I personally just don't like to snag fish off of reds. I guess there are different opinions about that in this forum.
Low blow? When a person's point is based on how much money a person has in their gear the point tends to get lost. Snagging? Sorry, not my gig.

I was only pointing out the irony in the first post and the wording on the fly shop home page. I thought it was funny.

PT...you already know where it is.
Actually, I don't. You must have me mistaken for someone else.
 
#13
Isn't snagging illegal. I was watching a TV program and guys were trying to snag salmon and fish and game cited them for trying to snag salmon. I don't know, just curious.
 

Chris Bellows

Your Preferred WFF Poster
#14
i have never understood those spring upriver idaho fisheries. while there are many people who would purposefully avoid fishing over redds, there are far more that cannot pass up visible fish that stand out over clear gravel, especially newcomers that do not know any better and see plenty of youtube videos of people and guides targeting fish on redds.

luckily, one can choose to avoid fisheries one finds distasteful.