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Old 01-04-2009, 03:53 PM
Guy M Guy M is offline
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Default 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! I think this one is actually a purple egg-sucking leech, although it looks about the same as my attempts at a wooly bugger...
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