Steelhead Nymphing Article

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Zen Piscator, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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  2. Backyard

    Backyard SANCHO!

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    Good work Andy & Mike :thumb: Nice read.
     
  3. MauiJim

    MauiJim ka lawai'a

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    Nice work Zen-- I really like the included photos :thumb:
     
  4. chadk

    chadk Be the guide...

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    excellent work!
     
  5. Big Tuna

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    Well done fellas...thorough and informative. Thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Mingo

    Mingo the Menehune stole my beer

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    That was really well done guys, kudos........I learned some shit that I'll put to use!

    My 8th Grade Woodshop teacher looked exactly like that "Short Buser" fly, complete with bulging eyes, unkempt whiskers and weird rubbery barbels sticking out of his face.........:rofl:
     
  7. Brent Comer

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    Nice job, Andy and Mike!
     
  8. Steelie Mike

    Steelie Mike Active Member

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    Andy did a great job with the article. I only added a few ideas and experiences. Great job Andy!
     
  9. ssickle1

    ssickle1 Slow and Low

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    Good article. Helps when it's true.
     
  10. Dick Warnke

    Dick Warnke was Pram-Man

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    Thanks Andy and Mike. I enjoyed reading your article and picked up some good info. :thumb:
     
  11. Eric Blankenship

    Eric Blankenship New Member

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    Thanks for the article guys. People that take the time and effort to write something like that make this sommunity much more inviting for us 'under-informed'.

    Eric (loading up the printer with write-in-the-rain paper) :cool:
     
  12. Backyard

    Backyard SANCHO!

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    Did he have missing fingers? I think it should be a prerequisite for any "shop" teacher to have a few missing digits to have any credibility.

    :rofl:
     
  13. Paul Huffman

    Paul Huffman Driven by irrational exuberance.

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    Great article.

    I used to use the double uni-knot with a fast-tie tool to tie on my tippet, but I was getting break-offs right below the knot leaving a short curled end. I hypothesized that the double uni-knot was making a little inflexible barrel resulting in transferring a lot of hinging to the single filament mono above and below the knot leading to fatigue and failure after hours of casting. I went back to a surgeons knot. Not as strong, but quicker to tie, so I retie it more often. I'll have to look up the Pitzen knot.

    I once tried to nymph through a deep slot on the Washougal liked by bait plunkers. I tied on about 16 feet of straight mono with an indicator 15.5 ft. above my globug. Then I found I couldn't get the globug up out of the water with a 9 ft. rod because the indicator wouldn't let me retrieve any more line and without any fly line out past the tip guide, I couldn't roll or whip it up to the surface either. Have you ever been faced with this? Have any solutions?
     
  14. Big Tuna

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    Paul,
    Yes. There are some strike indicators that will release w/ a firm hook set and slide down the leader. I got a few at the FF show in Bellevue a few year ago from a fly shop in Port Townshend (I think). I also believe Phil Rowley is marketing them for stillwater long leader chironomid fishing.
     
  15. NorthernExposure

    NorthernExposure not bad for a yankee

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    Yo andy,

    badass article, with rad photos. That type of work can get you paid brotha. What kind of camera are you using? do you have a macro or zoom lens on that biatch!? ~ Steve