Sweet dreams are made of this *dry fly eat*

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  1. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    Awesome shot of a dry fly eater. I have 1.5 months of salmon fishing in the islands until steelhead time. This just get's me pumped for September and the road trips of fall.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
  2. RogueBum

    RogueBum Spey casting for Steelies year round

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    NU water clarity is awesome! Beautiful fish... nice fight... great release. Surprised the steelie didn't run down river and make it a much tougher fight!
     
  3. ralfish

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    As a chronic waked bug addic, that gives me my fix. Nicely
    done..
     
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    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    Awesome, cool to see that caught on tape.

    For those of you that would like to try it, Tony can put you into a skater fish, even if you can't roll cast the 10' 7 like he can. Go down to the Ump, you'll never forget it!
     
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  6. Skysoldier

    Skysoldier FUBAR

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    Easily the coolest video I have seen in some time. Thanks for sharing it.
     
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    Cant. Stop. Watching. This. Video.
     
  8. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    So, let's talk about the sore head steel right in front of him. From what I can tell (or can't tell), it's not moldy all over, so I doubt it's knocking on death's door....so why else would it be so chill with all that activity mere feet from the angler?
     
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    whoa, too cool.

    in addition to the obvious steelhead slashing at a waker, that release epitomized how it should be done. play 'em fast and hard, pop the fly out and away they go...
     
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    Funny you should ask. I was trout fishing the Methow last week and a spawned out moldy steelhead just ambles along 3 feet in front of me. First off, I was really surprised that it was still alive (like a zombie is alive) because I thought they all die that far up in the system after spawning. Second, it was not at all spooked by my presence and was exhibiting odd behavior. It was only moldy on it's head, much like the one in this video, which to me says yes, it's knocking on death's door..
     
  11. Luke77

    Luke77 I hope she likes whitefish

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    Very interesting Lex. Are you sure it wasn't a chinook? Reason I ask is, steelhead are capable of spawning more than once, so this statement, "...I thought they all die that far up in the system after spawning." isn't entirely accurate.

    Either way, that definitely is a cool experience. They sure are put through the ringer before dying...
     
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    Hey Luke,
    The old fish up close in the video is a salmon. There's a lot of spots on the North where the salmon spawn in the main stem. My guess would be a king cause it's too early for coho.
     
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  13. Creatch'r

    Creatch'r Heavies...

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    Thanks for the inspiration. Not as explosive of an eat more like a straight from behind mouth wide open sharking. I got shutout on skaters last summer and was gone for fall. So it felt good to get the monkey off my back. Hopefully many more dry fly eaters this season. Cheers!
     

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  14. Charles Sullivan

    Charles Sullivan dreaming through the come down

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    WEll done Sean! Shame I was out in the Islands getting my ass handed to me today.

    Go Sox,
    cds
     
  15. golfman44

    golfman44 5-Time Puget Sound Steelhead Guide of the Year

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    Think I've watched this video about 100x now.

    I'll save us all some time:

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