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    For me, nothing beats steelhead on the fly!

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    Guy

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

    Larry

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    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

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy M View Post
    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...
    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.

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    Wow great looking fish. Good job!

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    Stuck a few in Idaho on the clearwater nymphing
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    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!!!!
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    Good job nice.

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