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Klickrolf

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#18
This turned into a weird thread. Steelhead are easy to catch, as Evan has noted in another thread, but you must find them first. Finding them demands some work, if it was easy most of us would be fishing for something else like bluegills or smalmouth...or herbs?
 

Panhandle

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#20
Steelhead are easy to catch if you know where they are, know what you're doing, and they're playing. Elliminate any of these factors and you chances of catching one are reduced to luck and even impossibility when all three of these factors are absent.
 
#24
FjH , do ya got wheels for a shuttle? I'll pm ya w/ contact # , weekdays are solid, get ya on the water bro !! Lates-Jeffrey
bhudda- I have a jeep, with a little tenacity two pontoons can be strapped to the top. I wouldnt take the freeway like that, but it would work for our purposes. That's my other conundrum about floating....ya need two vehicles.
 
#26
If you've been trying to catch one for three years you are doing something really wrong. i'd get with a guide even if it meant being ran around in a sled wearing skinny jeans.
I swung for three years before I got my first one...It was on my 7th guided trip, with some very good guides (none of them wore skinny jeans). They all said, "you're fishing", "you're doing what you need to be doing", "it's gonna happen". And eventually it did, but I wouldn't tell someone who's strickly swinging they're doing something "really wrong", just because of fish count.

Maybe he is doing something really wrong, I don't know, but maybe it's something just a little wrong (I think my leader was too long). Or maybe he's doing everything right and his luck just sucks. A guide friend of mine told me about a guy that didn't catch his first for 10 years...I decided I was going to enjoy the swinging, fish the best I could, and either catch one or break his 10 year record.

I guess my point is keep at it, learn as much as you can, and most importantly enjoy the time you're out there not catching.

And it takes more than a little herb to trip me out; I'd be happy to fish with you.
 
#27
I swung for three years before I got my first one...It was on my 7th guided trip, with some very good guides (none of them wore skinny jeans). They all said, "you're fishing", "you're doing what you need to be doing", "it's gonna happen". And eventually it did, but I wouldn't tell someone who's strickly swinging they're doing something "really wrong", just because of fish count.

Maybe he is doing something really wrong, I don't know, but maybe it's something just a little wrong (I think my leader was too long). Or maybe he's doing everything right and his luck just sucks. A guide friend of mine told me about a guy that didn't catch his first for 10 years...I decided I was going to enjoy the swinging, fish the best I could, and either catch one or break his 10 year record.

I guess my point is keep at it, learn as much as you can, and most importantly enjoy the time you're out there not catching.

And it takes more than a little herb to trip me out; I'd be happy to fish with you.
thank you for those words of encouragement, Jeff. I agree, you cant judge a fisherman by a fish count. why, just last night I went to one of my fav little trout holes and got skunked. I've pulled countless fish outta that pond. was I doing something wrong? Maybe something on some ethereal plane that I am not privy to, but other than that? I doubt it. I am very ready to catch one on the swing though
 

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