I'm heading out Thursday night after work to my first steelhead fishing trip. I'm going with a friend of mine and we are planning on staying at the Brule River Motel and Campground.
He goes up there all of the time but I've never been. We are going to fish Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning.
I've got about 50 egg patterns tied and planning on tying about 20 egg sucking leeches. I don't have time to tie much else but I'm going to go out tonight and buy some various nymph patterns. I was thinking that I might be able to tie a couple streamers like mickey fins before the weekend as well.
I have a 9' 9wt TFP Pro Series I just finished building (I've never even casted it
) that will be my main rod and a 9' 8wt cabelas rod for a backup. I'm going to bring my 9' 6wt too, just in case. I've got one of Justin's Alpha series reels with his 9wt 2 color line and the cabelas reel with 8wt line. 2-9' 2x leaders and some 2x tippet.
Waders and boots and some warm long underwear for under the waders. I suppose I'll need a rain jacket and some gloves of some sort. Anything else I should bring?
Do I need a landing net? I don't have one but I might be able to buy one before this thursday. I have no idea how big to expect these guys to be so I'm not sure what size net I need if any.
I was hoping to bring a video camera of some sort but I dont think that will happen
I'll have my still camera though.
Wish me luck!