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Any Steelhead flyfishers?

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Any Steelhead flyfishers?

Postby Browndogz » Tue Feb 16, 2016 11:14 am

Curious if there are any Steelhead flyfishers on this site?

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Re: Any Steelhead flyfishers?

Postby Redsky » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:45 pm

Sure, but not even close to a seasoned pro, :lol: but I do catch some.

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Re: Any Steelhead flyfishers?

Postby cayuga » Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:49 pm

I watched them doing that on TV and let me tell you ... jealous, envious, amazed, it looked like they were having the time of their lives. I really wished it were me and not them. What do those fish weigh normally?
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Re: Any Steelhead flyfishers?

Postby Browndogz » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:05 pm

They can be all over the map re size. I have caught california summer steelhead in the Central valley that were small 4-6lbs. I almost exclusively fish two handed (aka spey) rod in length of 13-16.5 feet. Like my deer hunting I believe I have caught the largest steelhead (in BC) I will ever catch.

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Re: Any Steelhead flyfishers?

Postby jrd » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:08 pm

I recently bought a Switch Rod from Cabelas(7wt 11-6). The problem I had was finding the right weight line to put on the reel. I bought 2 different line weights that were recommended for the rod. Both lines did not cast worth a darn and I was unable to return them since I bought them on line(internet). I paid $79 and $89 dollars for the lines. I ended up buying a #7 Switch line from Orvis(Access Line) for $49 which worked perfectly. I have yet to catch any steelhead on the rod yet since the closest stream to me is a 30 minute drive,but has a very small run of steelhead starting in late October through early April depending on the weather. I primarily swing streamers and nymph fish with an indicator. So far I managed to catch a few suckers on the nymphs which was a lot of fun on the Switch rod. I've been swinging articulated streamers(mostly tied by Kelly Galloup) but as of yet no takers.I live in southeast Michigan and most of our famous salmon/trout/steelhead rivers are farther north about a 4 hour drive. I haven't had the chance to get up there this past season. I still plan to use my switch rod for warm water fishing in local streams and lakes(bass,pike,carp,pan fish).


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