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    1. circlespey

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      Registered: April 2004
      Location: Seattle, WA.
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      Date: 3-18-03
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    unoflyguy
    Im Curious, what kind of fly rod did you catch that beast on? I am new to the area (Grays Harbor) and I just bought a Sage 690 DS2 fly rod, and I am wondering if it will be strong enough for steelhead. Also what kind of flies were you using.
    #1 4-20-03 3:09am

    circlespey
    That was caught on a 13 foot 8 weight spey rod. Personally, I wouldn't try to catch winter steelhead (or big BC summer/fall fish) on anything less than an eight weight. I think that a 6 weight would be enough for one-salt summer fish like on the Deschutes that are usually 5-7 pounds. But, you should ask others on this board. I've never caught a steelhead on a single handed rod, because I took up spey casting when I moved out here and started to fish for steelhead.
    #2 4-26-03 2:14am

    unoflyguy
    Cool thanks for the info. Spey rods are spendy, are they difficult to use? Seems like it would definitely be an art to be able to use one. As you can see I am new to the sport but man am I addicted.
    #3 4-26-03 6:12pm

    circlespey
    It's a little like learning to flyfish again; you can learn the basic casts in a few outings, but there's always more to know / practice.
    #4 4-26-03 8:54pm

    D3Smartie
    Still in awe of this fish. Just a magnificent specimen. Nice Work!
    #5 4-22-08 2:54am

    John Hicks

    Owner and operator of Sea Run Pursuits
    Every time I see this pic show up I am always awestruck. Truly magnificent
    #6 12-23-11 8:31pm


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