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Old 03-19-2009, 12:11 PM
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been fishing the river hard this week with our group of guys
i have been the only one that hasent landed a steelhead its been nerveracking when they are pulling in fish everyday. I have been running the same setup they have and no such luck.
So today there has been 4 landed and 2 break offs. I keep losing flies due to snags. So i decided to try something different run a tandom fly pattern with an egg sucking leach on the back end and on the 3rd cast wammmmm. he nailed it running up stream then back down stream i got him close and he took of like a missle running down the rapids trying to chase him finally he jumped and was tired out and we beached him
he fought for about 15 min gave a great fight
here is the pic of mine
and here is a pic of my buddies monster hen
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:45 PM
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Congrats! Fishing steelies can be frustrating at times, but when you do finally hook up, hang on your in for a fight and it makes it all that much nicer if you hook one with your hand tied fly! Nice work on the photos.

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Awesome man! Very nice, congrats.

I too will be fishing this coming weekend for steelhead - first time. Just started tying flies a few months back, so we'll see how it goes. Can't wait. Headed up in the morning after a few hours of work - am not going to be able to sleep tonight!

Fine lookin fish there.
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Excellent! It must have felt great to finally catch one this week, and even
better to get one a fly you tied.
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Very nice fish, and sounds like a great fight.

Steelheading can make you crazy sometimes- lousy weather, cold, ice, losing flies by the dozen on the bottom, frozen fingers..... and then it happens...

A hot fish makes it all worth while.

Good going.

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congratulations on the accomplishment! its a really nice fish too!!!
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Those are some nice steelies ya got yourself there
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fantastic! looks like a ton o fun
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Great job, aint it such a good feeling to work so hard to catch a fish, then do it
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alright man!!! way to go! nice fish!!!
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