Eastern WA steelhead or triploid??

 


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    Eastern WA steelhead or triploid??



    This 20" fish took an orange hot-bead wooly bugger. It was not clipped but the dorsal fin was a bit battered. At the time, I was thinking misclipped hatchery fish, but based on other threads, it might be a triploid that moved into a eastern WA trib.



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    1. cabezon

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    Dustin Bise
    that doesnt look like a trip, more likely a redband?
    #1 11-5-11 7:59pm

    leaflittlefox
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    #2 11-5-11 8:14pm

    Dustin Bise
    i landed some20" resident rainbows this year on hot orange esl in black as well. must be a good trigger for em.
    #3 11-6-11 12:04am

    cabezon

    Sculpin Enterprises
    Whether fishing westside or eastside rivers, ESLs are my confidence fly. It helps that a resident trout (rainbow, cutthroat, or bull) may find ESLs attractive too and add a tug or two to the rarer grab of a steelhead.
    #4 11-6-11 1:01am


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