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Old 01-04-2012, 06:44 PM
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Default Re: What is it about Steelheads....

It's a sickness. Started for me approx 1975. If you're swinging flies on coastal rivers, then it's "the take" which can be heartstopping....exactly as Bigfly described. You can be into your backing with a stoutish rod and reel in, uh, well, way faster than you'd believe until it happens to you...

We catch more in the west bobbicating than swinging. You surrender the take for more fish and the fight that comes with them.

It's all of the above...they are just majestic fish....more so for me than even silver salmon, which are an absolute hoot to catch, but present little challenge, most times...

Great question...-Mike
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