Steelhead:Nymphing or Swinging

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by McQ, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Panhandle

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    Prophet? Perhaps. I do know that I've been catching plenty of steelhead on the swing though. Wouldn't consider nymphing for summer steelhead. Nymphing is a last resort, which I do enjoy, as a last resort.
     
  2. Salmo_g

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    Backwoods Angler,

    You're waaaaay too open minded to be fly fishing.

    Mumbles,

    You're looking again like you're still deciding if anal-retentive is hyphenated or not. Didn't ya' know that Webster was a gear chucker anyway?

    Pan,

    Let's not be reasonable here. After all, we're discussing fly fishing.

    Sg
     
  3. constructeur

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  4. Brazda

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    you mean like wake up on a rock beach hung over and be able to actually catch a steelhead before you puked and then fell back asleep, yea i can do that, its my specialty.:thumb::thumb:....if you drive up in a range rover grab a gay rod (oops spell check that) plop on a checkered golf cap and throw a jerk scott at a pool twelve feet deep, ah no can't help there:ray1:,,,, oh we could put a big ass goat nut (thingamaboober) on your spray rod and go that rout, at least you would not be suffering any separation anxiety from your casting pole...:rofl::rofl:

    I think you'd be to tough a nut to crack....old dog new trick type shit..
     
  5. Rob Allen

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    nothing wrong with nymphing but move through the run in a cast step manner so other people can enjoy the river too..

    nymphing ok
    hole hogging not ok

    and there is a right and wrong on this issue.

    I will however say that swinging is a much higher form of fly fishing and that steelhead deserve the best we have. but that's my opinion. In short I believe that how we angle for steelhead shows how we respect them...
     
  6. Evan Burck

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    I have yet to hear much of an elaboration on this. Is it just a higher form because it's less effective, therefore each fish counts that much more? Don't get me wrong, I swing most of the time too (all of my fishing on the wet side is swinging), I just don't see it as a "higher form."
     
  7. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    This is all a bunch of bullshit. Fish how you want, who cares who cares how you fish but you? If you are truly talented you can fish any piece of water in the method best suited for that water, change from run to run as the river system dictates and have a good time. If you think sticking to one presentation type and method is a good time, congatulations. I think you are being narrow minded, not utilizing all the techniques possible and that is that. My perception is my reality and those unwilling to expand their techniques, styles or methods are self limiting and entertaining.
     
  8. chrome/22

    chrome/22 For him there whould always be the riddle of steel

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    The swing is the thing,










    that I like.




    c/22
     
  9. Evan Burck

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    You sir, have explained my thoughts better than I could have myself.
     
  10. Stonefish

    Stonefish Triploid, Humpy & Seaplane Hater

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  11. Ed Call

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    Rideshare anyone? I'd be prepared for swinging and nymphing.
     
  12. Nick Clayton

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    I've only caught steel on gear rods, so I don't have much input on this topic, but this logic just escapes me. Steelhead somehow "deserve" a razor sharp hook in their mouth, and the following life or death fight, when its a fly that has been swung....But that same scenario with a fly that was drifted through with some lead or an indicator or whatever somehow is not good enough for these fish? What the hell ever.

    All I can say is that I will never take kindly to anyone who feels the need to tell me that my method of fishing is wrong or less than. To each their own, and if we are truly thinking about what the steelhead deserve, well I'd say they deserve to be left the hell alone more than anything. But what do I know.
     
  13. lespaulrock

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    This is just like high school, jocks vs. nerds.
     
  14. Evan Burck

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    I know someone who changed their plans to be there for the opener.
     
  15. Ryan Nathe

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    Mumbles so does that mean you float egg skeins and sand shrimp in the deeper holes of the Klick or whatever rivers allow it because it is the most effective method for that piece of water? Right....