summer steelhead

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Jake Bannon, May 21, 2007.

  1. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    For a minute there I thought you were serious.
     
  2. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    He is... If you think about it, a common gear fishing summer steel tactic is to drift a small red bead near it. Yet another is to use a "rag", nothing more than a hank of egg yarn tied to the line. In reality, these fish aren't the most intelligent and the simplist of flies/lures will work if just put in front of there faces.

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  3. PT

    PT Physhicist

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    As James said, I am serious. Some of the flies I've used that have been attacked by a summer fish have been pretty well used, abused, and put away wet a few times.:thumb:
     
  4. sashjo

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    I'm a dry fly guy. Anyone caught summer steel on a dry?
     
  5. Jim Kerr

    Jim Kerr Active Member

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    Weeell,
    The Hoh is open for salmon and maybe summer runs depending on how you read the regs. The Sol Duc the same. The Kalama and the Cowlitz, open.
    This is generaly considered a slow time where I am but I've hooked well...lets just say a lot of fish this week. What I am saying I guess is there are plenty of fish in the river already. And like all early season fish they will eat just about anything they can catch.
     
  6. Will Atlas

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    almost any fly will work really. the main thing is water temperature. early in the year with the water colder the fish wont move as far to a fly as they will later. I am planning on using a type 4 tip during june and an assortment of G.P.s, large hairwings, and marabous. After the 4th of july though you wont catch me fishing anything but a dry line. They'll crush dries.

    #1 secret to catching steelhead = finding steelhead. if they're around, they're aggressive
     
  7. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    You should see what will considers a dry... With enough Gink, even a globug floats (for a while!)....
     
  8. Clint F

    Clint F Fly Fishing Youth

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    I have been thinking of using some of my retriever/chow's hair in some shrimp but havent got around to it. :eek:
     
  9. HauntedByWaters

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    SSSHHHHHHH…..actually summer steelhead don’t exist…..it is all a conspiracy………Not worth your time……nope……lets just let this thread die……..yep………:thumb:
     
  10. Jake Bannon

    Jake Bannon nymphs for steelhead....

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    A friend of a friend who works at the sol duc hatchery said that 12 summer runs swam in 2 days ago.
     
  11. Will Atlas

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    now james, you know I view fishing glo bugs as morally deplorable and unsporting. I much prefer a sand shrimp tied on a riffle hitch, really slays!
     
  12. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Some of those prawn patterns you had looked real enough to almost count :)
     
  13. Be Jofus G

    Be Jofus G Banned or Parked

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    I vote that it should be illegal to use the word steelhead for 7 days. :beathead: Almost there :cool: I feel like a 10 year old waiting for christmas morning.
     
  14. TallFlyGuy

    TallFlyGuy Adipossessed!

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    I wish it were true!
     
  15. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

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    Hah! It's cause you fish the Kalama! If there were ever a river with dour steelhead in it, this is it!