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    Had a few minutes to burn today before I picked up my kids from school. Something told me I should grab my rod and hit the river. Glad I listened. 1 for 2 steelhead in about a 1/2 hr of fishing time.



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    1. chadk

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      Date: 12-14-07
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    Unregistered
    bling!
    #1 12-14-07 12:16am

    chadk

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    Last minute scramble to assemble some fishing stuff and head out.


    Brought the wrong gear... ended up with my 8wt rod, but with my full floating line and not my sink tip (t200) i meant to grab.


    Started swinging at the top of the run (a new one for me, but 'my spot' was taken) and about 1/2 way down, i realized I had been day dreaming and that my line had stopped moving. I tugged a bit to allow the fly to to pop free from the rock and finish out the swing. Didn't budge. Tried a little harder and it pulled back Smile But I quickly realized I was screwed since I didn't set the hook properly and this hog was heading to the ocean and my reel screaming. It did a flip and threw my fly back at me. DOH! But at least the river had my undivided attention now. Quickly tied on a bigger brighter fly that contrasted the first one. Began casting in the same water. Third swing the fly stops again. Set hook a little harder this time, but still thinking it is probobly just hung up. Nope, it pulls back again. A smaller fish this time, but chrome bright. Then I had to get back to town and pick up my kids from school. Sure would have liked to work that run a bit more though Smile (hadn't even started working the nice looking tailout section)
    #2 12-14-07 12:20am

    Zane Wyll
    Nice fish Chad! At least someone was fishing today.
    #3 12-14-07 12:27am

    Steelie Mike
    Good for you Chad.
    #4 12-14-07 1:13am

    yuhina

    Tropical member
    Nice one!
    #5 12-14-07 1:27am

    Kevin J. Burnham
    Right on Chad !!
    #6 12-14-07 1:41am

    spanishfly

    Steelberg
    BRIGHT! Nice going Chad!
    #7 12-14-07 2:07am

    Jergens

    AKA Joe Willauer
    that thing has some awesome markings on its tail.
    #8 12-14-07 2:28am

    TallFlyGuy

    Adipossessed!
    Awesome! Winter fish, On the swing on floating line. I'm soooo envious.
    #9 12-14-07 3:03am

    chadk

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    Jergens, I just noticed the markings. They are unique. Thought it was just the camera angle, but you can see them in each pic.
    #10 12-14-07 3:13am

    WaFlyCaster

    Tricoptera
    1/2 hour and two hook ups with one landed aint half bad.... good work!
    #11 12-14-07 4:14am

    junebug41

    Junior Dave Monti fan
    I don't know how you guys do it.
    #12 12-14-07 10:02am


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