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#581171 - 02/13/10 09:42 PM My First Steelhead Over 30
Dave Vedder Offline
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Registered: 10/09/02
Posts: 8587
Loc: West Duvall
I'm so excited I don't mind telling you all how and where.

This beauty was estimated at 44 by 25. (I didn't have a tape, so estimated both measurements.)

The photo doesn't do it justice, but trust me it was well over 30.

I took this beauty at Tokul creek on a Doc Spratly swung fly, using a 14 foot two-handed rod. The fight was well over thirty minutes - or so it seemed to me. See you all there tomorrow.


Edited by Dave Vedder (02/13/10 09:43 PM)
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#581173 - 02/13/10 09:46 PM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: Dave Vedder]
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Registered: 11/24/03
Posts: 2317
Loc: Poulsbo
Congrats Dave!!! Got any more photo's?
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#581175 - 02/13/10 09:48 PM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: Bucket/Good Sport]
ondarvr Offline
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Registered: 09/07/05
Posts: 1162
Loc: Spokane WA
Looks bigger than that to me.
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#581176 - 02/13/10 09:48 PM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: Bucket/Good Sport]
Dave Vedder Offline
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Registered: 10/09/02
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Loc: West Duvall
I do but the fish looks small in the other photos.
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#581177 - 02/13/10 09:52 PM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: Dave Vedder]
4Salt Offline
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Registered: 03/07/00
Posts: 3001
Loc: Lynnwood, WA
C'mon Dave... it's patently obvious that fish ain't a ounce over 29! stir
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#581178 - 02/13/10 09:57 PM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: Dave Vedder]
ParaLeaks Offline
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Registered: 01/11/03
Posts: 10513
Loc: Olypen
I recognize that hole. Gr8 spot! What size strike indicator did you use?
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#581179 - 02/13/10 09:59 PM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: 4Salt]
OPfisher Offline
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Registered: 12/12/04
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Loc: wa/ak
might wana get the eye checked wink
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#581182 - 02/13/10 10:09 PM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: Dave Vedder]
Eric Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 3513
Quote:
This beauty was estimated at 44 by 25. (I didn't have a tape, so estimated both measurements.)

The photo doesn't do it justice, but trust me it was well over 30.




Centimeters or inches? grin

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#581183 - 02/13/10 10:18 PM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: Eric]
RognSue Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 08/14/06
Posts: 2508
Loc: edmonds
Holy [censored] Dave...What a fish!!!! Congrats from both of Us !!!!

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#581189 - 02/13/10 10:37 PM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: ]
Robbo Offline
Captain Love, Trust Me

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 606
Loc: Gig Harbor, WA, USA
Great...another elitist fly snob grin

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#581191 - 02/13/10 10:43 PM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: Robbo]
fp Offline
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Registered: 03/15/99
Posts: 2938
Loc: Hoquiam,WA.USA
I gotta go inches on that one.

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#581192 - 02/13/10 11:18 PM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: fp]
TBJ Offline
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Registered: 01/08/07
Posts: 2226
Loc: Bainbridge Island
WTF?
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#581193 - 02/13/10 11:18 PM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: fp]
huntncoug Offline
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Registered: 05/22/07
Posts: 1632
Loc: Echo Lake
You must have been fishing with Rossiman
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#581196 - 02/13/10 11:28 PM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: ]
lukesfishin Offline
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Registered: 09/21/09
Posts: 347
Loc: evt
awesome, probly one of the last around in that area,

fuc$#&g beautiful!!
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#581197 - 02/13/10 11:32 PM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: huntncoug]
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Registered: 08/31/00
Posts: 7135
Loc: Everett
What a coincidence Dave! I was there yesterday and caught a fish pushing 30 too. Incredible fight in small water.

Sorry for the lack of details in the picture...I didnt want to give my spot behind the hatchery away. grin


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#581203 - 02/14/10 12:01 AM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: ]
Todd Offline
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Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 25107
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
Is that your first fish over 30 inches...or the first one you've landed since you were 30 years old?

smile

Fish on...

Todd

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#581205 - 02/14/10 12:03 AM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: Todd]
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Registered: 01/13/00
Posts: 4400
Loc: Hurricane Ridge , Wa.
1st fish after dropping 30 tabs of acid ?

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#581206 - 02/14/10 12:04 AM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: Todd]
Dave Vedder Offline
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Registered: 10/09/02
Posts: 8587
Loc: West Duvall
Originally Posted By: Todd
Is that your first fish over 30 inches...or the first one you've landed since you were 30 years old?

smile

Fish on...

Todd



Need those be mutually exclusive?
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#581207 - 02/14/10 12:05 AM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: Dave Vedder]
summerrun Offline
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Registered: 11/05/00
Posts: 2373
Loc: Seattle
Impressive girth on that bad boy but thats what the ladies have been telling you for years Vedder...
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#581208 - 02/14/10 12:11 AM Re: My First Steelhead Over 30 [Re: Dave Vedder]
Todd Offline
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Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 25107
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
Originally Posted By: Dave Vedder
Originally Posted By: Todd
Is that your first fish over 30 inches...or the first one you've landed since you were 30 years old?

smile

Fish on...

Todd



Need those be mutually exclusive?


Not in the least, Reverend.

Fish on...

Todd

P.S. I can tell from the photo that it's a 29 inch coho that you caught when you were 27, so quit trying to snowjob us! smile

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