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removed_by_request
04-02-2003, 08:39 PM
We have a chance to give our page a custom look, take a look at the Spey or Wild Steelhead forum.

You will notice on the left hand side a picture of a nice Steelhead(Spey forum) or a logo (Steelhead forum).

Would you guys like to have something like that here?

If they answer is yes, dig out your favroite pics/logos and post them here. We can then vote on which one we feel truely represents the Great Lakes area and her fish.

Lets have some fun with this.

peter-s-c
04-03-2003, 07:27 AM
A good idea . .

I have nothing worthwhile on hand but I'll keep an eye out for something.

BTW, just picked up a submersible camera yesterday and I'm hoping to get some nice underwater shots of fish.

pmflyfisher
04-05-2003, 10:01 AM
1. A scenic picture of one of our blue ribbon steelhead rivers like the one I have attached below. Pere Marquetter flies only no kill section, 1986 - Pmflyfisher casting to fall run steelhead. (See attached image)

2. The mental image I still have from last April of the big (12-14 lb) wild PM buck roaring out of the Deer Lick run, head shaking throwing my nymph violently, in the silence of the cold early moring light and mist, in a background of the snow covered jack pine forest.

PM Out

pmflyfisher
04-07-2003, 05:19 PM
Well whats the decision ?

I have a picture I could scan of a close to 30 pound king caught on the fly in the Oldie Hole on the PM that is quite impressive. Wow, that was some fish, my arm ached for hours after that fight.

No pictures of big (15lb+) steelhead they have all got away.

Lipripper must have some ask him.

They must be wild and caught on a fly though to qualify.

If you want scenic river pictures let me know, got plenty of them from the Little M, Mo, and PM.

PM OUt

peter-s-c
04-07-2003, 09:59 PM
Here's three to toss in the pile:


http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/lamiglas.jpg


http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/bighen.jpg


http://www.mountaincable.net/~pcharles/18milesteelie.jpg

pmflyfisher
04-08-2003, 12:39 PM
Need a bigger wild one that was released or lost.

I am sure some one will hook one and maybe even land it later in the month. It could be me, will bring my digital and carry it on me from now on.

But how do you land a steelie with a spey rod, take a digital picture, and not harm the fish ?

Something I don't like to do, rather get them close and break them off without handling them.

PM Out

pmflyfisher
04-08-2003, 07:29 PM
How about this one PM wild steel, fly fishing only caught by Pmflyfisher 1984 est.

Its the last one I killed so I guess it would not qualify under my criteria :confused:

That was a good day multiple fall steel, salmon, and a 19 inch brownie as I recall.

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peter-s-c
04-13-2003, 09:52 PM
Originally posted by pmflyfisher
Need a bigger wild one that was released or lost.

I am sure some one will hook one and maybe even land it later in the month. It could be me, will bring my digital and carry it on me from now on.

But how do you land a steelie with a spey rod, take a digital picture, and not harm the fish ?

Something I don't like to do, rather get them close and break them off without handling them.

PM Out

That one was landed and released - note that the head is still in the water when the photo was taken. No problems landing it either. However, 'bigger' - you have a point. A bigger fish would be nice.

BobK
04-15-2003, 03:41 PM
Just forwarded a nice pic of a fall run fish to Hal. It was one I kept at my daughter's request (she was hungry for fish), so I have a photo of it streamside on the grass, on the net, and with my rod beside it. You know, like the old time "sporting prints". A nice 26", 6 lb. fat fish. (Sorry - I just used my ol' 9 foot 6 wt., not a spey
rod.)
For some reason, I couldn't send it to the site. (Headset problems, I guess - you know, trouble between the earphones)So I forwarded it to Hal via e-mail, with a request that he try. Hope he can send it OK, it's a nice picture, and decent color. I think it may be a contender.

BobK

pmflyfisher
04-15-2003, 08:58 PM
Bobk

NY steelhead

P.S. converting that TIF file to JPEG and then reducing it must be worth at least one of your remaining Darbee fox fur urine stained dry flys. Come on fellow Beaverkill angler.

LOL

pmflyfisher
04-15-2003, 08:59 PM
Heres a big GLs steelhead we all aspire to.

BIG M steelie

BTW, Thats not me

pmflyfisher
04-15-2003, 09:00 PM
Or how about this one

another BIG M steelie

pmflyfisher
04-16-2003, 07:50 AM
If I scanned some old 35mm prints I would have more. I have not carried a camera on the river in over 15 years. Have the digital now but do not carry it while fishing, keep in car for some general scenic shots, but no fish pictures will probably be taken.
Too risky to take that extra time and possibly harm the fish.

BTW, I have some beautiful fall PM scenic shots of me fishing very picturesque fishing the Upper Flies. Magazine type shot quality, etc. They need to be scanned though.

PM Out

juro
04-16-2003, 09:13 AM
Let's use shots from the GL Clave for this purpose... everyone bring a camera!

BobK
04-16-2003, 09:24 AM
A year and a half ago, shortly after I moved into my current home, I had learned that steelhead come into Irondequoit Creek, a small creek running through parks all of the way to Lake Ontario. It's only 1.7 miles from my house. I was (still am) a novice steelhead angler - never really fished for 'em before.

I had fished the creek for browns with dries and nymphs during that summer with good success. I noticed that it was in the "Great Lakes Special Regs" section, and could be fished year round. So, one early October afternoon, I stopped down and gave it a whirl. Incidentally, my daughter asked me to "keep a fish" for her and her husband just a couple of days before.

Since I only had a couple of hours to fish, I started at the "handicapped pool", a place with wheelchair access for fishing, and worked my way up into the gorge. I had just started when the fish hit, and the fun was on. I had an audience from the handicapped parking area, and some nice young guy offered to net it for me. He did a professional job of netting it - no plunges or stabs, just let me lead the fish into the net. (Standing on the lip of a waterfall, it was no easy task! For either of us!)

Remembering my daughter's request, I painfully decided to keep it. I didn't have a camera with me, either. But the young guy who netted the fish for me offered to take a couple of pics of me, and get them to me.

I hadn't received the pictures for a long time, and had forgotten about them. Last June, I was stream fishing there again, and had just finished for the day. I was putting my gear in the back of the pickup, when I heard a voice behind me say, "I think I have something that belongs to you....."

He had misplaced my address, so had been keeping an eye out for me. As I said, a nice young man.

I still don't normally carry a camera with me. Cost me a nice shot of a fantastic steelhead last fall, some other "average" steelies, and some gorgeous browns (including a 20 lb. fish! My personal best!). But I carry too much with me as it is.

Still proves to me that you meet the nicest and friendliest people when you go fishing. Not all of 'em, to be sure, but the vast majority.

BobK :D

pmflyfisher
04-16-2003, 09:45 AM
Still proves to me that you meet the nicest and friendliest people when you go fishing. Not all of 'em, to be sure, but the vast

Big Roger on that Bobk, matter of fact in the last year I have met nicer down to earth gear fisherman then I have fly fisherman.

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Lipripper
04-16-2003, 11:25 AM
Another option would be to set up a still life of a reel (Harris?) and some Great Lakes fly patterns and shoot it. I have the gear needed to do one of these and make it look nice. It makes it easier to work inside size requirements too. Just an idea.

pmflyfisher
04-16-2003, 11:54 AM
Good idea, lots of nymphs would be a truthful portrayal IMHO.

If you need a few hundred let me know.

LOL

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John, how about that picture of your brothers wild PM beast ? Now thats a true candidate from my perspective.

Lipripper
04-16-2003, 01:27 PM
"John, how about that picture of your brothers wild PM beast ? Now thats a true candidate from my perspective."

I was just thinking we might get away from the fish pic thing. That's fine if we want to use it, but, he isn't a member here. He's one of dem busy lawyer fellas....and we all know what they're like. ;)

I have a couple others that might be good. I just have to be careful what I post because I was hoping to use some of them in another way. I'll go through them and post in a day a two.

If we did the still life deal then we could get everyone to send me a bug for the picture (non-returnable of course:devil: and that way we would all have a little fame to claim.....

pmflyfisher
04-16-2003, 03:15 PM
It does not matter if he is a lawyer, just crop him out, we just want the wild PM male alpha steelie image anyway. Like the ones I have lost several times. I felt like crying one time but I didn't.

PM Out

pmflyfisher
04-17-2003, 08:03 PM
From NY creeks.

BTW, I can't stand looking at these any more :D

pmflyfisher
04-17-2003, 08:06 PM
Nice fish

pmflyfisher
04-17-2003, 08:07 PM
Big Boy !

pmflyfisher
04-17-2003, 08:08 PM
I guess you are going to tell us you hooked and landed them all in the same day also !
:hehe:

Lipripper
04-17-2003, 11:15 PM
I like big browns too....Especially mammal eaters....

Lipripper
04-17-2003, 11:17 PM
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pmflyfisher
05-03-2003, 09:49 AM
A nice pretty chrome hen, two shots of her, below.

She has spawned by now and the next generation of PM wild steelhead is inprocess.

pmflyfisher
05-03-2003, 09:50 AM
FYI: All fish in this section must be released, its no kill fly fishing only 24X7.

Chrome4life
05-05-2003, 07:55 PM
Heres a Pic of a dark 32inch buck from the clinton river.

Chrome4life
05-05-2003, 08:22 PM
And another little jack

Chrome4life
05-05-2003, 08:23 PM
A nice little muskegon buck caught in some dark water.

BobK
05-06-2003, 06:52 PM
YOU make the choice. We will get into more discussions, and still be without a pic 6 months from now!! Hal had some nice ones, the hens he got in the PM. And just the fish in the pic, too - no fishermen holding 'em up and distract from the fish. They are nice shots.

BobK

BobK
05-07-2003, 11:12 AM
Yeah - a rod handle section with reel, along with a nice fly box and a colorful selection of flies, all on a grassy stream bank (or on a rock slab), really would look good.

I'll bet we could con Hal into taking some nice pics! He has a good digital camera, and lots of time on his hands, anyway! Maybe we could get him to do something constructive for a change!!!:hehe:

If you would like, I'll attempt taking some, too, just for comparison (or call it competition) purposes. That should REALLY get Hal off the dime!

BobK:D

Lipripper
05-07-2003, 11:25 AM
Hey MJ
I wasn't serious about keeping the flies.:hehe: I'd send em back to the rightful owners. Just a little wet.;)

Bob's idea is fine too. Competition...whatever....

I'll play around with some ideas this weekend. What are we looking for in terms of dimensions/orientation/ect?

LR

peter-s-c
05-07-2003, 07:35 PM
Originally posted by mjyp
We want something that would shame Ansel Adams only in color.

Oh, and I thought you wanted something that would be difficult. :devil: