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Old 04-15-2003, 11:37 AM
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John,

Thanks for the encouragement, I am just glad I don't have any on stream witnesses that know me, and who would be doing you know what to me. My ego could not stand that and besides it would break my high GLs steelheader trance in the pursuit of more silver streaks.

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Its not my knots or hooks.

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If its not your hooks or knots what could it be?? Odd set of circumstances, at least your sucker numbers are high.
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I feel a fever coming on and a sick day very soon. I will be back at them soon. I never give up.

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I feel a fever coming on and a sick day very soon. I will be back at them soon. I never give up.

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Now that you mention it spring skip day in Massachussetts (AKA Patriots day ) is next monday. :hehe: :hehe:
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We call it a "mental health day".

A time to heal your mind and get it back in order.
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Old 04-16-2003, 12:00 AM
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Sounds like you guys are coming down with one of the more virulent forms of Mykiss flu that Kush has warned us about in the salmon and steelhead fly forum. Be careful since Kush says it is at its worst during mid to late April, expecially mid-week I hear. Come to think of it, I think I feel a case coming on now that should be full blown by Thursday necessitating a day off to nurse myself back to health.
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Maybe...

Maybe, just maybe, Hal is trying too hard. You know, striking before the fish has a chance to turn, etc. Or maybe too late, as the fish is spitting it out. Either way will result in poor hook-ups, and the same result. When you start on a run of losing fish, it gets like "buck fever", and you get so "trigger happy" that you strike too hard at the first sign of a fish - and goes downhill from there. I know - been there, done that!

A sure cure is to tie some flies on circle hooks (I believe Mustad makes some), and don't strike - they hook themselves in the corner of the mouth.

I dunno - just trying to help.

Oh, well, there is an upside - at least his hands don't stink like fish!

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Old 04-16-2003, 02:33 PM
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Bobk

I had lots of sucker slime on my hands for sure.

I am beginning to like those things.

Don't worry the streak will end soon, and I will for sure release the steelhead. I will try and get a picture of it to prove to every one the streak is broken but cannot guarantee it if it appears I will injure the fish.

Circle hooks I am not sure of yet for fly fishing, bait fishing yes but I am not confident in them for steelhead or salmon yet.

Lipripper has tried them I know.

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I wonder what MS would do to fix this... write another book on the GL's???

At least you are hooking them, some guys can't do that.
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Old 05-01-2003, 01:44 PM
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THE STREAK IS OVER AT 21 !!!

Thank god, I was beginning to think about trying a different sport.

I knew my luck was going to change after missing that lead white tail deer on Sunday morning on the way to the clave, but the second one hit my passengar door. If I had hit the lead deer in the front of the car it could have been deadly when going 65 MPH.

Here is a link to the web shots page of some of the pictures taken on the Michigan steelhead trip this week. Did the Spey
Clave on sunday fished the Muskegon a little bit. Then Monday through Wednesday did the Pere Marquette, Little Manistee, Big Manistee, Pine, Baldwin, and White rivers.

Great trip hit the steelhead pretty good and the scenery and tranquility of the Manistee National Forest was unsurpassed.

God I love this sport of steelhead fly fishing !

Hit them really good Wednesday morning it was one of those days with over ten hookups and landed three in difficult river situations. One of those steelhead days you will always remember. Had several others almost landed but they won at the last moment. Some tremendous fights and jumps etc. The St. Croix spey rod got a good work out. Some old and new flies worked.

All were wild fish and released

Here are the pictures.

http://community.webshots.com/script...bumID=71533077
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Hal the link doesn't work.
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congratulations

Hal..way to go. Most of my steelhead experiences have been feast or famine. Glad you finally got to touch one of them!

Bob - I saw that the SR is back to reasonable flows. How is the fishing right now?

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link won't let me in. says I ain't the owner of this site.
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NY Fishing...

Haven't been back to the Salmon - fishing is decent (not great) in western tribs... but coming to an end. Was out Friday, and got 3 running 4 to 7 lbs. (also lots of suckers, and a 6 lb. CARP on a fly, of all things!). Pool below me was where I should have been - a couple of guys hooked HUGE fish which came out of the water several times, but lost one on jumps, and the other was foul-hooked, so broken off. Not the same fish - one was very dark, the other was bright and fresh looking. They looked like 13 to 15 lb. fish.

I'll now concentrate on smaller tribs where there are stream trout, too, and nymph fish - but every once in a while, you snag bottom... then, after a second, the bottom starts to move, and you hang on!

But at least "our hero" landed some fish. Hopefully we can get some peace and quiet now.

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Oops sorry I am still exhausted from the trip long days (5 AM until 9 PM) chasing steelhead, long walks through national forest hills and wading swift rivers, tough work as you get older.

But as we all know it is great fun being in the outdoors especially when the steelhead gods bless you with memorable fishing.

Here is how to access the album.

1. Use this link

http://community.webshots.com/

2. Go to "Find a member" search towards the bottom of the Community page.

Enter: eckhal@attbi.com

3. Search Results"

Click on Eckhal100

4. Will bring you to "Michigan Steelhead Trip - 2003 photo album.


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