Steelheaders Anonynmous?

Upton O

Blind hog fisherman
#19
Well, the worst people to be around are fishing addicts that can't go fishing and SH fishermen are the "crack addicts" of fishing and the worst of the bunch. No offense intended. Don't believe it? Ask their spouses/partners what a SH addict is like when (1) the river is blown out, (2) the FW closes their favorite river (3) there are chores and "honey-do" jobs that have to be attended on their days off (4) or the snow has blocked access to their favorite stretch of river...
 

Old Man

Just an Old Man
#20
I used to fish for them fish, but gave up as they were to few and far between. I caught a few but not enough to stop the craving. So instead of crying over them I moved to Montana to fish for big Browns.
 
#21
There is no such thing as a steelhead. It is a myth, foisted upon an unsuspecting public by a
diabolic evil genius, designed to syphon off all constructive energy of those affected by the
malady with a belief in this mythical creature.
Similar to dragons in the middle ages.

My advice to you is to give me all of your steelhead flies and equipment and I will dispose of them
in a proper manner. There is a secret way to do this and if not followed, a curse will prevail upon
you, and your lines will become slack.
 

Charles Sullivan

ignoring Rob Allen and Generic
#22
Well, the worst people to be around are fishing addicts that can't go fishing and SH fishermen are the "crack addicts" of fishing and the worst of the bunch. No offense intended. Don't believe it? Ask their spouses/partners what a SH addict is like when (1) the river is blown out, (2) the FW closes their favorite river (3) there are chores and "honey-do" jobs that have to be attended on their days off (4) or the snow has blocked access to their favorite stretch of river...
Very true. I am a complete prick these days.

Go Sox,
cds
 
#23
It's really a catch 22, because not steelheading causes me to drink. If I can't get out you'll find me at the vise with a vice.

"Moderation is a fatal thing. Nothing succeeds like excess" - Oscar Wilde
 
#24
My advice to you is to give me all of your steelhead flies and equipment and I will dispose of them
in a proper manner. There is a secret way to do this and if not followed, a curse will prevail upon
you, and your lines will become slack.
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Just follow me down the river. I'm sure you can find a good selection of flies in the trees, on logs, under rocks and in a few fishes mouths. You might want to bring some scuba gear.
 
#26
Great read... Growing up in the Tri-Cities and living here most all of my 42 years, I have hooked into my share of Steelies and most of those gear fishing. I don't have the words to explain the feeling of touching a steelhead on the swing. Bottom line, there's nothing like it...

A Pedersen, Steelhead addict 30+ years...
 
#27
Let me simplify it for you. Cast, mend, step, drift, repeat. Do this for nine hours and then go home. No hook sets. No fish. No breaks. Every once in a while you think about how pissed off the woman in your life - if she's still around - is going to be about the fact that you left at 3:00 am and you won't be home until after normal people eat supper. Enjoy.

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Welcome to your new "addiction" Steelheader Dan...

Congratulations catching and sharing your first with us, he's beautiful.
 

gbeeman

Active Member
#29
Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. That pretty much sums up steelheading!

GBeeman