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Guy M 01-04-2009 07:27 AM

Steelhead success!
 
http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1.../steelhead.jpg

For me, nothing beats steelhead on the fly!

mcnerney 01-04-2009 08:28 AM

Re: Steelhead success!
 
Guy

Congrats on the excellent steelie! Thanks for sharing your photo.
I have to agree, nothing beats steelie fishing.

Larry

tie one on 01-04-2009 01:35 PM

Re: Steelhead success!
 
Great Fish !

What rod were you using ? Reel, etc.

How about that fly in it's mouth ? ( Looks like a Black Woolly Bugger)

Lastly, where are you ? The snow on the rocks behind you in the picture really help make the picture.

Thank you for sharing,

Tie One On

Guy M 01-04-2009 03:53 PM

Re: Steelhead success!
 
It was snowing pretty good on the Methow River in Washington that day, not unusual. It's not a coastal river, but a tributary to the Columbia, well inland.

For years now I've been using a three-piece 8wt St. Croix rod and a Ross Reel. Nothing fancy. The line is a Rio versi-tip, I usually run one of the sink tips and a stretch of 15 pound level leader.

I tie those black & purple wooly buggers & egg sucking leeches. Can't manage to tie anything tougher than that - so thankfully the steelhead & salmon take 'em! :icon_mrgr I think this one is actually a purple egg-sucking leech, although it looks about the same as my attempts at a wooly bugger...

Douglas Wesson 01-14-2009 04:45 AM

Re: Steelhead success!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Guy M (Post 43723)
It was snowing pretty good on the Methow River in Washington that day, not unusual. It's not a coastal river, but a tributary to the Columbia, well inland.

For years now I've been using a three-piece 8wt St. Croix rod and a Ross Reel. Nothing fancy. The line is a Rio versi-tip, I usually run one of the sink tips and a stretch of 15 pound level leader.

I tie those black & purple wooly buggers & egg sucking leeches. Can't manage to tie anything tougher than that - so thankfully the steelhead & salmon take 'em! :icon_mrgr I think this one is actually a purple egg-sucking leech, although it looks about the same as my attempts at a wooly bugger...

Ahhhh, the Methow river. I've read very interesting stuff about that river. Apparently it has a good brown & bow population also. I don't see that often; a river with andromas fish and a good trout population. The only other river I know that has that is the Destihooties, (Deschutes). Tight lines & no wind knots, lol.

Dementedfish 03-01-2009 07:51 PM

Re: Steelhead success!
 
Wow great looking fish. Good job!

mtflyfishguide 03-25-2009 06:21 PM

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Stuck a few in Idaho on the clearwater nymphing

dryflywaters 04-18-2009 03:59 PM

Re: Steelhead success!
 
Yeah - great fish. I always love to see the snow in the background of steelhead photo's. It adds to the fact that you had to fish hard!!!!

tonysav 01-17-2010 08:35 AM

Re: Steelhead success!
 
Good job nice.


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