Summer steelhead Rondi

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Panhandle, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. Dan Soltau

    Dan Soltau New Member

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    I kid you not, and I am not fucking nuts, maybe a little but not enough to chase any fish with an idicator on my line.
    BTW, I have caught three steelhead, two on dries and one nymphing. Only one was wild though... You guys act like I have insulted them by not fishing for them, when in reality it is exactly the opposite.

    Panhandle and jergens,
    I am no virgin, steelhead or women, so think before you speak and realize that some people might prefer women and fish who have not had a long, rough journey that has left them worn out and battered. ;)
     
  2. HauntedByWaters

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    Yeah right that is steelhead in a nutshell :rolleyes:
     
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    Trout v. steelhead, and indicators v. swing aside, have you decided on a time and location?

    Sg
     
  4. Panhandle

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    Salmo. I'm going to be on the Kalama first weeknd of May only because my wife has a payed buisness trip there. I know there won't be many targetable summer then, but I just won't to stretch out my 14 footer. So id anyone is interested, let me know. I'll leave it up to one of you who knows better and I'll be there. Just don't do it September and on... I'm glued to the Clearwater then. Actually, August on the Klick would be my preference.
     
  5. Jergens

    Jergens AKA Joe Willauer

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    It's called experienced.

    3 steelhead is like playing the just the tip, just for a second, just to see how it feels game!:cool: You're probably going to have to change your ideas towards women in Montana brother.

    Now sea-run browns, that would be a brown worth getting excited about!

    One day you will succumb to the steelhead peer pressure! also, when is your chartruse pram going to be done?
     
  6. Dan Soltau

    Dan Soltau New Member

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    I fear your right about the women in montana... Hopefully in bozeman I can still have some fun, maybe some day I will devote my life to steelheading, but not now. I shall remain in pursuit of trout the size of steelhead with a visual take My dream fish will remain river dwelling, and my dream woman is somewhere east texas right now :cool:
     
  7. Coach Duff

    Coach Duff Banned or Parked

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    Dan, you are what 18 years old? Where are you meeting these worn out women, at the Dairy Queen? Buying them a Blizzard shaken not stirred? And steelhead are worn out from the long journey? Come on over to the West side and hook a wild, big shouldered 15 pound chrome rocket a couple of miles from the ocean on a 7 weight on the swing and then talk your bootcamp nonsense. If steelheading was so blase, there wouldn't be a million rods from Montanna every spring, summer and fall all over Idaho, Oregon, Washington northern Cali and BC chasing them. But then again you catch "fish of a lifetime" commonly for us mortal anglers don't you? That means you are sticking 15-20 pound searun rainbows in Montanna huh? I'll take one of my three hot, pissed off 18-20 pound wild buck steelhead on the swing over the biggest brown trout you've ever landed on your 5 or 6 weight. Trout are amazing game fish and flyfishing for them is incredible. Telling guys with 30-40 years of experience fishing for both that trout are a step above shows us you just haven't really fished for steel much. Coach
     
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    Steelhead vs. Trout is really quite simple:

    It is just like women say, "The smaller the better." errrrr wait a second....
     
  9. Dan Soltau

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    that is a poor comparison, how about black marlin vs. steelhead? Whaat nooow?
     
  10. Dan Soltau

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    Wow, you really cant take a joke. Considering all I fish is a seven weight with type seven lines and flies that are much bigger than steelhead stuff, youre being ridiculous. Also, I will mention that I am still yet to catch a brown of epic proportions, just like most are yet to catch a steelhead that tops the 30 lb mark. I figure a 15 or 20 lb streamer caught brown equals a 30 lb steelhead, but you cannot directly compare them as they are not on the same level. God damn, argueing with steelhead bums from a trout guys point of veiw is an uphill battle full of closed minded duels... I shant have to remind you there are millions of rods from around the world that come in to see and fish in and around yellowstone, not just from the pacific northwest.
     
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    You got me! :confused:
     
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    First weekend in May won't see many steelhead in the Kalama. However, if you don't mind fishing down and dirty, there's a shitload of spring chinook building in there even now. By the first of May, it will be good. I've never targeted springers on the fly, but I'd think Intruders about 7" long might be the order of the day. Good luck!

    Sincerely,

    Salmo g.
     
  13. solduc

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    steelhead.

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    another reason i prefer steelhead.
     
  14. Nate Dutton

    Nate Dutton I'm a teacher, I fish to eat!

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    I don't care when, i would like to know when some diff. rivers peak and maybe a friend or two to fish with. Like i said i have never caught a summer steelie and would love the chance, so if we cold get some people together and make a trip of it i think we could have a good time!
     
  15. Zen Piscator

    Zen Piscator Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.

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    Really? Damn, when can I be cool like you?

    :confused: