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Not so local steelheads

Started by itieuglyflies, November 14, 2019, 16:25:18 PM

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itieuglyflies

Fishing buddy from WV and I met up in Erie for our annual steelhead quest. It's eight long hours for me. We planned to fish 5 days but something called "lake effect snow" chased us south early after 3.
We found fewer fish than normal but had good fishing. On our last day we landed around twenty and probably lost eight or ten more. Small nymphs were the ticket and a few came on beads. I am always amazed at how hard they fight. Some were dime bright and a few were colored up from being in the stream for a while.
I took limited numbers of photos but include a few.
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Dougfish

Damn, Fred. Good work for an old fart.  :laugh:  bd;0
"Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves? Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here? Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? " <br />-Oddball, 1970

rbphoto

"Lake effect" sucks.

The sheer numbers of fish in those tribs is amazing when they run. 

You caught some nice ones and looks like you had a great time!

Raymond



"maybe procrastination is another word for fishing..." ben<br /><br />"Just butchered my first silk kitty...." Wooly Bugger  January 26, 2018, 12:41:27 PM

Phil

Excellent, Fred! Wowsers.  bd;0  bd;0  'c;

Big J

Very nice.  Would like to fish the steelhead run one day.
"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end." Hemingway

Phil

Hey Fred -- was that an actual FLY LINE in one o' them pics?  :o   I thought you were a Euro man now w/ only Maxima on yer reel and such....

rbphoto

Quote from: Big J on November 15, 2019, 09:04:46 AMVery nice.  Would like to fish the steelhead run one day.

That can be arranged . . .
"maybe procrastination is another word for fishing..." ben<br /><br />"Just butchered my first silk kitty...." Wooly Bugger  January 26, 2018, 12:41:27 PM

Woolly Bugger

Nice trip and fishes — sorry bout that lake effect

One day I'll do that steelhead thing
ex - I'm not going to live with you through one more fishing season!

me -There's a season?

Pastor explains icons to my son: you know like the fish symbol on the back of cars.

My son: My dad has two fish on his car and they're both trout!

itieuglyflies

November 15, 2019, 10:29:22 AM #8 Last Edit: November 15, 2019, 10:51:43 AM by Woolly Bugger
Quote from: Phil on November 15, 2019, 09:07:17 AMHey Fred -- was that an actual FLY LINE in one o' them pics?  :o  I thought you were a Euro man now w/ only Maxima on yer reel and such....



Phil- for me it was the "mono rig". Got myself a 10ft 7wt. Syndicate for the steelies. That being said the fellow I fished with (you met him)used standard gear and out fished me,but he is a true master.

Stone-Man

Helluva good trip,Fred.  Thanks for the good photos

  JT

Dundeal1

That's a great trip.....I've been making it with a few friends for years.  Tough conditions this year but we had a blast.

Dee-Vo

Just seen this. Good work.

I backed out on our steelhead trip last year, hopefully I'll make it this year.

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