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#750685 - 03/29/12 10:27 PM 1ST FOR ME
RUNnGUN Offline
Repeat Spawner

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 1091
Tuesday before the water blew out on the Bogy I landed my 1st winter run on the the swung fly. I am new to this this! What a rush I never expected! Big swirl and the fight was on. 10 min. in I was beginning to wonder if it was gear problem as to why i could not turn his head to shore or my inexperience fighting with a fly rod. Granted I have landed 100's on the spinning/casting setup but this was different. Working the 13 foot rod was different. As it turns out the fish was 15#+ and that was why I had a bitch of a time. It was a major tug of war, and in the end, all by myself, I could not get a pic during the release...damn. That's ok because I am hooked to do more before it closes, and have the confidence in my presentation and fly patterns that I never had before. Thanks OP.
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#750703 - 03/29/12 11:09 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: RUNnGUN]
MikeH Offline
Spawner

Registered: 01/16/12
Posts: 510
Loc: Washington
Good going on your first one!

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#750728 - 03/30/12 07:12 AM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: MikeH]
brandon4455 Offline
Alevin

Registered: 03/29/12
Posts: 13
Loc: Dallas, Oregon
yup..its warming up. the water that is.fish are going to be more active until the season ends resulting in better fishing with a swung fly.i prefer to indicator fish though... excellent job!!! not just a first one a bigger fish!
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#750763 - 03/30/12 12:29 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: brandon4455]
stonefish Offline
King of the Beach

Registered: 12/11/02
Posts: 5035
Loc: Carkeek Park
Congrats and nice starter fish wink
Seriously, what a great fish for your first steelie on a bug rod.
Having a picture would've been nice but the memories are even better.
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#750772 - 03/30/12 01:26 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: stonefish]
Salmo g. Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 13096
Uh-oh, looks like another drug addict joins the crowd. Congratulations! and may you be a recovering fly fisherman for the rest of your life.

Sg

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#750788 - 03/30/12 03:16 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: Salmo g.]
elparquito Offline
The Chosen One

Registered: 02/09/00
Posts: 14257
Loc: Margaritaville
Congrats and I know exactly how and what you were probably feeling. rofl

"Why is this fish kicking my butt? This spey thing is stupid.............is it always this difficult to bring in a fish on a spey rod........what the hell am I doing?....................... WHOLLY CRAP!!!!!!!"
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#750791 - 03/30/12 03:25 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: elparquito]
Todd Offline
Dick Nipples

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 26995
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
With a guy catching a steelhead on the swing, another saying he prefers to "flyfish" with an indicator, and Parker chiming in about flyfishing (though, surprisingly, he has yet to re-post a pic yet wink )...there's no reason this thread can't make it to seven pages, too smile

Fish on...

Todd

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#750820 - 03/30/12 05:01 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: ]
AP a.k.a. Kaiser D Offline
Hippie

Registered: 01/31/02
Posts: 4533
Loc: B'ham
rofl

Still funny.

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#750835 - 03/30/12 05:49 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: AP a.k.a. Kaiser D]
Dave Vedder Offline
Reverend Tarpones

Registered: 10/09/02
Posts: 8587
Loc: West Duvall
Parker do you happen to have a picture of a spey caught fish?
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#750878 - 03/30/12 08:13 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: Dave Vedder]
elparquito Offline
The Chosen One

Registered: 02/09/00
Posts: 14257
Loc: Margaritaville
No. Do you?
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#750880 - 03/30/12 08:20 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: elparquito]
Direct-Drive Offline
ExtenZe Field Tester

Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 7984
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Alright, no fighting.




grin
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#750914 - 03/30/12 10:10 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: ]
Salmo g. Offline
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Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 13096
Originally Posted By: Abu-Loomis
What type of reading glasses were you wearing?


OK, funny this time. Context matters.

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#750915 - 03/30/12 10:11 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: Salmo g.]
Salmo g. Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 13096
Does Paker have a picture of any fish?

(just trying to help bump the page count)

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#750960 - 03/31/12 01:41 AM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: ]
Todd Offline
Dick Nipples

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 26995
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
You guys are really letting me down.

Do I have to post a pic of a fish I caught on a bead, with a centerpin of all things, to get this started?

smile

Fish on...

Todd

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#750991 - 03/31/12 12:30 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: Todd]
Salmo g. Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 13096
No Todd, this is a fly fishing thread. Why don't you post a photo of your fly caught steelhead?

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#751041 - 03/31/12 03:23 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: Salmo g.]
Todd Offline
Dick Nipples

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 26995
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
How about I post a pic of one caught with a float and jig...err, I mean "indicator and weighted nymph"...?

smile

Fish on...

Todd

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#751065 - 03/31/12 06:04 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: Todd]
Salmo g. Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 13096
Hey Todd, yer the one posting in the fly forum, so how's about a fly caught fish?

Sg

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#751069 - 03/31/12 06:23 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: Salmo g.]
Dan S. Offline
It all boils down to this - I'm right, everyone else is wrong, and anyone who disputes this is clearly a dumbfuck.

Registered: 03/07/99
Posts: 16706
Loc: SE Olympia, WA
That's what he just said.

smile
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#751075 - 03/31/12 07:12 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: Dan S.]
Mingo Offline
Three Time Spawner

Registered: 03/27/05
Posts: 1552
Loc: Kona, Hawaii
Originally Posted By: Dan S.
That's what he just said.:)


rofl
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#751083 - 03/31/12 08:08 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: Mingo]
Driftin' Offline
Three Time Spawner

Registered: 04/29/06
Posts: 1726
Loc: Offshore
rofl rofl

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#751095 - 03/31/12 09:16 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: Driftin']
Salmo g. Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 13096
Well . . ., who can argue with the Sultan of Zinnnnggggg?

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#751103 - 03/31/12 09:58 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: RUNnGUN]
Direct-Drive Offline
ExtenZe Field Tester

Registered: 11/10/09
Posts: 7984
Loc: Vancouver, WA
Originally Posted By: RUNnGUN
Big swirl and the fight was on.

"The Wash"....I've heard of that.
Congrats !

Summer's coming....should get way mo' betta.
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#756243 - 04/27/12 12:15 AM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: Dan S.]
gregsalmon Offline
Spawner

Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 534
Loc: alaska and washington
"indicator" = "bobber"

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#756880 - 04/30/12 05:40 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: gregsalmon]
Phil Maraude Offline
Fluffer

Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 679
Loc: Port Angeles Wa.
somebody somewhere has a picture of a steelhead caught on a worm jig under an indicator on a fly rod... i know cause i watched it happen on the river this year and saw them take the pics...

news
that's true fly fishing right there


but to those of you who swing - i applaud you for staying true to the technique...
none of this float fishing or bobber dogging stuff i see being done.
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#756905 - 04/30/12 09:30 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: Phil Maraude]
mreyns_tgl Offline
Random VaJJ Stalker

Registered: 11/06/03
Posts: 3453
Loc: Port Angeles
Originally Posted By: Phil Maraude

none of this float fishing or bobber dogging stuff i see being done.




Or do.. wink

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#756907 - 04/30/12 09:31 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: mreyns_tgl]
Phil Maraude Offline
Fluffer

Registered: 11/09/08
Posts: 679
Loc: Port Angeles Wa.
i bobber dog with a gear rod... not a fly rod with an indicator with a slinky and yarnie below it rofl
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#756969 - 05/01/12 03:38 AM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: Phil Maraude]
ColeyG Offline
Ranger Danger

Registered: 02/08/07
Posts: 3098
Loc: AK
I go fishing, with a rod, reel, line, and lure...sometimes bait+hook.

wink

It gets too complicated for me much beyond that.
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#756974 - 05/01/12 10:04 AM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: ColeyG]
mreyns_tgl Offline
Random VaJJ Stalker

Registered: 11/06/03
Posts: 3453
Loc: Port Angeles
Originally Posted By: Phil Maraude
i bobber dog with a gear rod... not a fly rod with an indicator with a slinky and yarnie below it rofl
Originally Posted By: ColeyG
I go fishing, with a rod, reel, line, and lure...sometimes bait+hook.

wink

It gets too complicated for me much beyond that.


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#756997 - 05/01/12 12:52 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: mreyns_tgl]
Todd Offline
Dick Nipples

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 26995
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
Bobber dogging is for pussies, no matter what kind of rod/reel they use!

moose

Fish on...

Todd

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#757013 - 05/01/12 02:49 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: ]
Todd Offline
Dick Nipples

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 26995
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
They already are...but if they bobber dog, then they'd be double.

Fish on...

Todd

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#757024 - 05/01/12 03:37 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: ]
Todd Offline
Dick Nipples

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 26995
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
You already flyfish, and you're a Red Sox fan...really, what have you got to lose?

Fish on...

Todd

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#757026 - 05/01/12 03:40 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: Todd]
Todd Offline
Dick Nipples

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 26995
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
Originally Posted By: Todd
You already flyfish, and you're a Red Sox fan...really, what have you got to lose?


Sorry...that wasn't very nice.

Accurate, but not nice rofl

Fish on...

Todd

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#757273 - 05/02/12 01:53 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: ]
OPfisher Offline
The Golden Boy

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1506
Loc: wa/ak
the realist truest most elite new way of flyfishing!
I'm gonna put this together for an ascot northwest mag here soon
Swinging plugs on the spey for steelhead... K-9s kill!
while yes a boot, it was still one of the funniest things I have done
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#757279 - 05/02/12 02:06 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: ]
OPfisher Offline
The Golden Boy

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1506
Loc: wa/ak
a heavy skagit, 650grain or more is a MUST! you can't turn the plug over without it and just won't get that sparkle on your wobble throughout the run.
On bright days I recommend blu and chrome, on darker days I fish blue and chrome, and on days ending with Y blue with just a touch of chrome seems to churn up the bite!
its a little tricky to double spey these things so I would stay with something simple like a snap T.
the rvr stickler seemed to do the trick but the key was to really let him take it and allow the long rod to load up. Low rod tip, feel the grab and lift!
as for rod I like the $800 winston B2mxs, they have the back bone to launch a plug in any run, but are sensitive enough to feel the bite and load the rod as the fish turns down river with your plug.
smile
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#757283 - 05/02/12 02:10 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: ]
OPfisher Offline
The Golden Boy

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1506
Loc: wa/ak
lots of fish in the Jags!
but this one bite on the dangle of a nice slushy run

and most important thing I forgot was you gotta have a nice loose fitting ascot while swinging plugs
smile
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#757302 - 05/02/12 02:52 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: OPfisher]
Todd Offline
Dick Nipples

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 26995
Loc: Seattle, Washington USA
Jeebuz...that thing looks like a boot coho dragged off a redd in the Carbon River by BootFeeeever...Guh-Narly!

Fish on...

Todd

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#757353 - 05/02/12 04:26 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: Todd]
Salmo g. Offline
River Nutrients

Registered: 03/08/99
Posts: 13096
Holy Shizzle! Is that an electric blue ascot you're wearing?

Somebody had to do it.

You went and done it. I'm not sure what this means. It could be good. It could be bad. It couldn't be worse. Looks like you got slimed. Did you get jizzled too?

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#757374 - 05/02/12 05:50 PM Re: 1ST FOR ME [Re: Salmo g.]
OPfisher Offline
The Golden Boy

Registered: 12/12/04
Posts: 1506
Loc: wa/ak
nope, nice try smile
steve can testify that while a boot, no jizz, hell it actually fought harder then most of our fish the hole trip
and if by blue ascot you must mean the heavy [Bleeeeep!] down jacket since it was cold. I traded my ascot in for it when that plug was tied on wink
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