Caught with a Caddis on the Toutle


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    Caught with a Caddis on the Toutle

    I used the three weight for this feisty Ling. It made several pumps before landing in my trout net. I did not think they were anadromous. (8/04)

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    1. Steelie Mike

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      Date: 2-2-05
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    mike doughty

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    A caddis, a 3 weight and on the toutle. i'm going to take a shot in the dark and say 7x tippet? yep, i can see that. nice catch.
    #1 2-2-05 6:22am

    Zen Piscator

    Supporting wild steelhead, gravel to gravel.
    dude, he doesnt mess around with anything heiver than 8x. I've caught a few sculpins one flies around here, but in eastern washington they dont really get over 4inches. That was has got to top half a foot, just proof that wet side rivers are as fertile, or even more so, than there eastern counterparts.
    #2 2-2-05 6:40am

    Great ling man, I can't wait to flyfish for them in May June up here around Orcas.
    #3 2-2-05 7:13am

    Steelie Mike
    Sorry guys, it was actually a tube fly called a Hoochie Koochie! I must have caught the other Ling of that Caddis!
    #4 2-2-05 8:30am

    mike doughty

    Honorary Member
    Well now i'm disappointed
    #5 2-2-05 1:17pm

    Hey, you're not supposed to lift native steelhead out of the water???
    #6 2-2-05 4:32pm


    Nice linger. I've caught some 5-10lbers on the fly, but nothing that big yet. Was this in Washington?
    #7 2-2-05 9:55pm


    Damn I love lings. They are sooooooootasty.
    #8 2-2-05 10:28pm

    Steelie Mike
    Guys, I wish I could say I caught this fish with a fly-rod, but I cannot. After fly fishing for Sockeye Salmon near Sitka, Alaska last Summer my friend and I decided to drag the bottom for an hour with terminal tackle. After getting bored I decided to reel in as fast as I could. About half way up this fat bastardo intercepted the Hoochie. I thought I caught kelp at first, but when my line started to peel off I realized I either had a ling on or a small H-butt.
    #9 2-2-05 11:10pm

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