To you Steelhead Authors

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by DanielOcean, Sep 20, 2017.

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  1. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    Have you ever read Lani Waller's book " River of Dreams"? Some good writing there, the first story really got me.
     
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    Charles Sullivan ignoring Rob Allen and Generic

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    No I have not. I read another Waller book. It was OK but I recall that there was a ton of guide talk or talk about guides. I could do without that. It seems he fishes with guides a lot. That's not something I care to read about.

    I do remember in the other book he said that steelhead like to lay where the water is running straight. That made me think quite a bit about holding water in general, as well as presentation so it at least got my mind moving.

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    Creatch'r Heavies...

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    Add another year to steelhead purgatory for blasphemy on the writers of the before time DO.
     
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    It's a book of short stories and some are worth reading.
     
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    It's because after you catch that first steelhead, there is a fundamental shift in most peoples brains. I bet if if scientists were to observe brain activity, endorphin levels when you hook a steelhead are likely higher than those produced by taking heroin. Of course, most steelhead anglers were a little fucked up to begin with. When people write, they're engaging a shadow of that endorphin high, and probably more likely to wax poetic in an effort to convey the experiences and their new perception of the world. You'll note that a lot of central characters in the books are manic as fuck as well.
     
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    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    FOR. THE. WIN.
     
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    Great book!
     
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    Pleb.


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  9. JS

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    No one can write you a procedural text on how to get this done, danny boy.

    What you are reading is an interpretation of an experience that you have not had. It will be tough to relate until you make it happen.


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    I have already swung up a steelhead but you elitists wont give me credit cause it was a 10mm peachy king mottled bead LOL. Therefore, I am waiting till I get one on a coachman or something to really announce any kind of accomplishment. Gotem on centerpin, spoon, swung bead, but not on a traditional fly. But, no matter what I will never write a book with cheesey over the top poetry in order to make myself feel like I am related to Normal Maclean.
     
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    Count the bead DO, count it. One of my most memorable was on the spoon... the monsters that got away, one on a jig, one on a fly equally haunt me

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    What books got you in such a tizzy over poetry?

    Why some of my best friends are poets. NTTAWWT.

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    Honestly I am really bored at work, and wanted to fuck with you guys. Hey if Freestone can do it I thought I could give it a try.
     
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    " Since Steelhead on-the-wire no longer infuse my veins with epinephrine, I've discovered other venues of enjoyment" - Ryan Hung
     
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    Well I'm sure that everyone will rush out to pick up your book, "How I caught 10 Steelhead Using Gear".....and the sequel, "Does a Resident Trout Count as a Steelhead? And Other Philosophical Angling Conundrums"


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