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Old 03-17-2005, 01:45 PM
peter-s-c peter-s-c is offline
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Depends on the hook -- a light wire hook should penetrate no problem with a five weight. If it works on a big brown, why not a steelhead? About the loss of fish when they're head shaking -- I'd suggest that this is where your five weight is letting you down.

You didn't say whether you were using barbless or not.
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