Steelheaders Anonynmous?

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Dan Cuomo, Feb 28, 2012.

  1. Robert Engleheart

    Robert Engleheart Robert

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    "half-a-dozen motels that look more like opium dens wedged between gas stations selling over priced fuel"
    Nice.
    At least you can't die from an overdose.
     
  2. gbeeman

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    12 steps are not nearly enough for this malady. I've known people who have done well over 1000
    and still they come back to. Oh the humanity . . .
     
  3. Salmo_g

    Salmo_g Active Member

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    I decided I didn't want to be a recovering steelheader once I figured out that reality is over-rated anyway.

    Sg
     
  4. Upton O

    Upton O Blind hog fisherman

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    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...
     
  5. Old Man

    Old Man Just an Old Man

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    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.
     
  6. Olive bugger

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    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.
     
  7. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    Very true. I am a complete prick these days.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
  8. Brady Burmeister

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    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
     
  9. jeff bandy

    jeff bandy Make my day

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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.
     
  10. Olive bugger

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    :rofl: Ah ha! I think Jeff has discovered the "secret" way to dispose of those flies.
     
  11. A Pedersen

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    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...
     
  12. Richard Torres

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

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

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    I can attest to that! :clown:
     
  14. gbeeman

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

    GBeeman
     
  15. Olive bugger

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    Yep. That pretty much covers the issue.

    Oh but that tug is SOOOOOOOOO addictive.