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2017 AOTY/DOTY Entry

Topic: Winter steelhead......  (Read 1074 times)

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........season is coming. Anyone else getting anxious for the big bright missiles? Post your favorite vids and get the stoke going.
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Pretty much a classic now starring my buddy the Zman and Bo the wonder dog...and yeah he told me he landed the fish at the end...



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This is what I'm talking about, small stream coastals, learn to read the gauges, by the time you hear a report the fish are gone...


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Yeah buddy! Small Winter coastals is all about being ready at a moments notice. Definitely want to get up into Oregon some this year.
Here's the fall and spring shorts that go with the winter I posted.

« Last Edit: November 24, 2015, 08:27:58 AM by wizz »
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I plan on spending a week up on the So. Ore coast around Feb if it's not blown out the whole winter because of El Nino. Last year was tough for me up there but the year before was epic. Hopefully there will be enough water to fish the real small stuff which I haven't been able to do in a few years.
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Nice. Keep in touch, I plan on spending as many fishable days as I can on the river this year. I made the switch from gear a few years ago and these winter fish are a tough nut to crack compared to the fall fish in the rogue, trinity and Klamath.  Need lots of river time.
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I'll let you know when I go, usually short notice, probably drop the raft in the SF Eel a few times.

I try to nymph a few up before I switch over to swinging. Smaller streams usually more nymphing.  Nothing harder than to swing up a winter steelhead and for me nothing more rewarding.
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Those are some incredible videos! Thanks for sharing guys.
Might as well bookmark it now...will be checking it on a weekly basis: http://waterdata.usgs.gov/ca/nwis/current/?type=flow
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Did some damage Feb-Apr.

The center pin is already spooled with fresh line, ready to go.
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A few of you might recognize this guy.
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Thanks for the fish porns guys!  :smt007
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A few of you might recognize this guy.


Hey! Rockroach, it's your buddy from the Trin, LOL. Fished with Jason about 5 years ago, he's good a good dude. A couple of my inner circle of  steelheaders who chase steel with spey rods fish with him every winter. I usually drive by him at least once in the fall on the klam or trin.
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I went with him a few times, on the advice of rockroac on this very forum, and I went from total noob hack to semi competent gumby on the Spey. I'm hoping this year I get enough river time to reach full gumby.
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I'm getting Steelhead fever.  Hope the Chetco and Smith get rain this year!


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Smith and Chetco are getting right now, I might head up there tomorrow afternoon or thurs morning see if I can get a late season salmon.
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