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    Nice steehead hen to break my slump on the Klickitat

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    Nice steehead hen to break my slump on the Klickitat

    Maybe the high water last weekend brought in some fresh fish. This native hen was bright chrome, 31 inches. Caught on the swing with a hareball leech and a heavy tip as if I were fishing winter run. First Klickitat fish for me this year after losing two due to tippet knot breaks.


    1. Paul Huffman

      Lagging economic indicator
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      Registered: April 2004
      Location: Yakima, WA.
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      Date: 10-13-08
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  1. Big Tuna

    great fish
    #1 10-13-08 4:32am

    Chris DeLeone
    She is a beauty - nice
    #2 10-13-08 6:40am


    aka Justin
    Perfect looking steel!
    #3 10-13-08 4:12pm


    Triploid and Humpy Hater
    Great looking fish.
    Did you end up changing tippet material to solve the breakage issues you were having?
    #4 10-14-08 12:51am

    Paul Huffman

    Lagging economic indicator
    Yes, I am using 2X Flouro, and retying each hour. I was also using 10ft. of T-14.

    This fish came at just in time. I was thinking I needed to get a level wind and plugs. Now all I can think about is getting back to swing some more.
    #5 10-14-08 5:09pm

    Zen Piscator

    Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.
    Bump up to 0x or heavier, there is no reason to go that light. I use 15lb pline for swinging which is thicker than 0x, I don't think it has changed my hookup rates much but has increased my landing rates.
    #6 10-14-08 6:50pm


    AKA Joe Willauer
    yeah paul, i absolutely never run 2x on the klick. 10lb or higher maxima!
    #7 10-14-08 7:12pm

    Wow, beautiful!
    #8 10-14-08 8:10pm

    Paul Huffman

    Lagging economic indicator
    I'm running 12lb maxima then this 2x GuideLine Egor rated a 5,68 kg that I picked up at the Dalles flyshop returning to the Klick from the Deschutes after stupidly forgetting my waders. 5,68 kg is 12.5 lbs. So it's not as light as you think?
    #9 10-14-08 10:43pm

    Leroy Laviolet

    Aint no nookie like chinookie
    doode, roll 10lb maxima and be done worrying about that part of your terminal tackle- It'll treat you right everytime, breaking off fish must be heartbreaking...
    #10 9-26-11 4:46am

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