First Steelhead!

Salmo_g

Well-Known Member
#25
Congratulations. As another post said, I feel sorry for you family. They're going to miss you. Ain't no head like steelhead.

Sincerely,

Salmo g.
 
#28
My fly fishing set up doesnt way 12 pounds ... *sigh* I'll try to phrase it so you dont get confused... My line is 6 pnd test... is it big enoguh for steelies...
 

ibn

Moderator
#29
I wouldn't use anything under 10lb for steelhead, I usually run 15lb tippet. You don't want to have to play the fish out to the point of exhaustion. You should also be using at the least a 6wt rod, a 7 or 8wt is much more appropriate.