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#971494 - 01/14/17 10:06 AM Green Nation Steel & Some Sweet Wog Action
ColeyG Offline
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Registered: 02/08/07
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New fly fishing short by Todd Moen / Catch magazine is well worth checking out:







Came across another by OP Skagit Tactics with some pretty cool coho action on top water:





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#971587 - 01/16/17 12:08 PM Re: Green Nation Steel & Some Sweet Wog Action [Re: ColeyG]
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Not being a fly guy I gotta ask why the steelhat guy never sets the hook??

That silver fishing looks hard on the elbow.

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#971590 - 01/16/17 02:02 PM Re: Green Nation Steel & Some Sweet Wog Action [Re: ColeyG]
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Someone with more steelhead flyfishing experience can probably answer the question better than me but, particularly on the hang down takes, you want the fish to take the fly and turn back downstream where they bacially hook themselves. NOT setting the hook, and often feeding a few inches of line to the fish at the time of the bite, can be a challenge depending on how you normally fish. I guess pulling plugs provides a decent analogy where the last thing you should do is immediately grab the rod and set the hook.

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#971622 - 01/17/17 08:57 AM Re: Green Nation Steel & Some Sweet Wog Action [Re: ColeyG]
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Thanks Coley! Todd Moen makes the best fishing videos I have seen. This one really captures the essence of steelhead fishing - a whole lot of fishing with not much catching. Certainly reminds me of winter steelhead fishing lately.

Brett, to your question, it looks like the angler got grabs when the fly was on the hang down, which is the hardest way possible to get a solid hookup. Setting the hook simply pulls the fly away from the fish. What is happening is that the fish flares its gills to inhale it. Sometimes I get a good hook up by feeding a foot or two of line to the fish so that the fly drifts back when the fish inhales and there's enough slack line for the fish to turn with the fly without feeling too much line resistance. This results in a good hook up maybe one out of two, one out of three times. Not a high percentage move, but better than zero.

Love WOG fishing for silvers. I keep meaning to get back to AK during a silver run. The top water attack, when a silver comes after a WOG with its dorsal fin out of the water, all shark like, and then it pounces on the fly, that's about as exciting as salmon fishing has ever been for me. Yes, it's hard on the elbow; it hurts so good. There's so many things going on at that time of year, it's impossible to do it all.


Edited by Salmo g. (01/17/17 08:58 AM)

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#971627 - 01/17/17 11:36 AM Re: Green Nation Steel & Some Sweet Wog Action [Re: ColeyG]
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Good info Salmo.

Thanks for the explanation.

I hope retirement is treating you well.

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#972898 - 02/09/17 07:34 AM Re: Green Nation Steel & Some Sweet Wog Action [Re: Salmo g.]
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[quote=Salmo g.]Thanks Coley! Todd Moen makes the best fishing videos I have seen. This one really captures the essence of steelhead fishing - a whole lot of fishing with not much catching. Certainly reminds me of winter steelhead fishing lately.


Wonder how many days/weeks of footage was recorded before edited to few minutes? God, I can't wait to retire!
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#972929 - 02/09/17 11:39 AM Re: Green Nation Steel & Some Sweet Wog Action [Re: ColeyG]
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Registered: 07/07/14
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Loc: The Wet Side
Back in the day, (I know that phrase sux, but...) when we did one of the Fishing the West shows, it took three days of fishing to put together the 30 minute television show. Along with two other support drift boats,
sound system gear, batteries, and three members of the production crew.

Quite an experience...
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#972987 - 02/09/17 10:02 PM Re: Green Nation Steel & Some Sweet Wog Action [Re: ColeyG]
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The age of drones, tiny HD cameras, and high tech user friendly post processing software has really increased productivity and decreased the time needed to capture and share quality images and video. That having been said, there is no substitute for putting in extra effort.
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#973023 - 02/10/17 02:19 PM Re: Green Nation Steel & Some Sweet Wog Action [Re: Myassisdragon]
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Originally Posted By: Myassisdragon
Back in the day, (I know that phrase sux, but...) when we did one of the Fishing the West shows, it took three days of fishing to put together the 30 minute television show. Along with two other support drift boats,
sound system gear, batteries, and three members of the production crew.

Quite an experience...


Grew up with Exploration Northwest, then I loved Fishing The West, best fishing show ever.

Now I just watch South Park.
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#973048 - 02/10/17 09:52 PM Re: Green Nation Steel & Some Sweet Wog Action [Re: ColeyG]
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Don't forget Jim Conway.....or am I dating myself? wink
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#973100 - 02/12/17 10:18 AM Re: Green Nation Steel & Some Sweet Wog Action [Re: ColeyG]
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SF,

Yeah, you're dating yourself. A lot.

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#973114 - 02/12/17 04:41 PM Re: Green Nation Steel & Some Sweet Wog Action [Re: Salmo g.]
stonefish Offline
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Originally Posted By: Salmo g.
SF,

Yeah, you're dating yourself. A lot.


Lol
Always thought it was funny listening to him grunt into the mic while he was fighting a fish. He made it seem like he'd just run a 5K then hooked up a fish.
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#974081 - 03/02/17 12:42 AM Re: Green Nation Steel & Some Sweet Wog Action [Re: ColeyG]
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Registered: 02/15/17
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That's a beautiful silver salmon, nice catch!

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#974955 - 03/15/17 05:34 PM Re: Green Nation Steel & Some Sweet Wog Action [Re: Salmo g.]
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Originally Posted By: Salmo g.
Thanks Coley! Todd Moen makes the best fishing videos I have seen.


Unquestionably the most talented fishing cinematographer in the biz. Here's another visual masterpiece....

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