Steelhead!

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Zen Piscator, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. David Dalan

    David Dalan 69°19'15.35" N 18°44'22.74" E

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  2. Charlie Erdman

    Charlie Erdman In search of steel

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    yeup...there are nothing quite like steelhead.

    i spent all summer in alaska, all fall in montana, and all I could think about was steelhead.

    you should have seen the hotel i staying in last weekend in kamiah. $25 a night, blood on the dresser, dirtiest shower I've ever seen. slept in my sleeping bag. and didn't touch a fish in two days.

    sleeping in this guy's (the real mccoy) house. we risk it all to catch steelhead
     

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  3. Mark Bové

    Mark Bové Chasin tail

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    Good thing the joke is coming from a virgin and a married man...:rofl:
     
  4. Stinkfoot

    Stinkfoot New Member

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    Learn something new everyday. I thought B-run'ers were north fork Clearwater fish that Dworshak Dam put an end to (the wild ones anyway), and, it's been a while, but I seem to remember that I liked to get laid at least as much as I liked to catch steelhead when I was in college. But then, I caught a lot of steelhead and as for getting laid, well...
     
  5. Will Atlas

    Will Atlas Guest

    Pan, Are all the wild fish in the clearwater Bs? Also, arent there wild B runs in some tribs of the Salmon. I am always confused about whether the A run was purely a hatchery creation, or whether there were wild A runs prior to hatchery programs. Also, in the case that there are distinct populations of A Runs and of B Runs in the wild, does anyone know whether they're spatial or temporally seperated in their spawning. Inland, I feel like you might know the answer to this question.

    Will
     
  6. SilverFly

    SilverFly Active Member

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    Interesting philosophy, sprinkled with grains of truth, and thickly layered with sarcastic bullshiat, - classic Zen.

    I dunno if I agree with you about hatchery steelhead though. I think they are gorgeous, wonderful creatures, - especially when they are simmering over alder-wood coals on my bbq or turning a deep mahogany red in my smoker... :cool:

    I share your love of wild steel, but any more I almost prefer just seeing one in the water to actually catching it.

    On a side note, I believe there is an ironic connection between "gayness" and SI models. While they are certainly beautiful women and I would shag one given the chance (were I not already engaged to a beautiful woman :D), - they are a bit on the "skinny" side for me. Call me old school, but I'd prefer a woman like Rachel Welch circa 1965, - or maybe Erin Gray from the old Buck Rogers series (yeah I'm old AND a geek).

    Anyway, back to the connection. My theory is that the "uber-thin", non-curvy "ideal" woman in this country stems from the fashion industry. If so, you have to ask yourself why all these "super-models" have the build of a teen-age boy, - given the "orientation" of most of the top male fashion designers.

    Things that make you go hmmm.... :eek: ;)
     
  7. cuponoodle breakfast

    cuponoodle breakfast la flama blanca

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    It's a tie between steelhead and blacktail deer.

    Wine? Seriously, wine? Nymphing is not gay. Drinking wine in fish camp is.

    I was thinking stripers. They have stripers in northern CA. I wonder if we can get them when our fish are gone.
     
  8. HauntedByWaters

    HauntedByWaters Active Member

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    Getting layed is a lot like fishing reports.

    The guys who talk openly about it are more often the ones completely full of shit.

    You should start a thread titled, "Speykid Becomes Speyman In Drunken Clearwater Ritual".
     
  9. Steelie Mike

    Steelie Mike Active Member

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    What are steelhead and how can I catch one this weekend?
     
  10. rick matney

    rick matney Active Member

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    Nice to see you finally show up to the show mike! :beer2:

    I have many special hates for steelhead:

    -I have broken countless rods over them
    -lost every girl I have ever had over them
    -disowned every friend that didn't chase them
    -have managed a "questionable sanity" title by my therapist
    -puked more times then I can count on the river bank near them
    -Rarely ever catch a lot of them
    -don't even care about the ones I do catch, only the next one I try to catch


    It is a vicious cycle

    The definition of insanity is "doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results"

    Any one who chases them is clinically insane. Play golf.
     
  11. KerryS

    KerryS Ignored Member

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    There are no steelhead. They are a myth perpetuated by guides and tackle manufacturers to help them rid you of your money.
     
  12. Richard Olmstead

    Richard Olmstead BigDog

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    I was under the impression that "A" vs. "B" run steelhead were distinguished solely by the time they enter freshwater. Mid to late summer for A-runs and Fall/winter for B-runs. All of the other characteristics that Pan lists (primarily size and age, but also what rivers they run to, etc.) are associated with them statistically, but don't define the runs.

    Dick
     
  13. Citori

    Citori Piscatorial Engineer

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    Zen, once again, captured the essence...good show.

    I have caught B fish. If you ever catch a B fish, you won't ask these kind of questions. (Not that the questions aren't valid, or worth asking...)

    You will likely have glazed over eyes, struggle incoherently to form words, and words into sentences...similar to Brody in "Jaws" when he says, "You're gonna need a bigger boat..."

    And, you will want to do it again.
     
  14. Jay Thacker

    Jay Thacker Here fishy, fishy, fishy

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    Just one thought: Does anyone think that Mark and Zen's high school experience was not unlike the guys on "Super Bad." Just with some steelhead involved. :thumb:
     
  15. Will Atlas

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    you mean they never got laid?