1. prev

    View Larger Image


    485rail3418b.jpg 485martins385195b.jpg 485look39521d.jpg 485look39521e.jpg 411SummerSteel3.JPG
    1. circlespey

      See all User Photos

      Registered: April 2004
      Location: Seattle, WA.
      Posts: 244
      • Pin It
      Linked Thumb: 
      Linked Medium: 
      Medium Image: 
      Date: 3-18-03
      Views: 2,834
      Photo Tags: 1

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

Photo Sharing Gallery by PhotoPost
Copyright © 2014 All Enthusiast, Inc.