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Old 02-14-2002, 06:55 PM
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A snake, but not a roll

I must be using a kelt fly or fishing a recovery hole. I landed another snaky steelhead again this morning on the Sky.

Ahh, but what a gorgeous morning to be knee deep in running water!

Leland.
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Old 02-14-2002, 07:24 PM
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Dammit, Leland . . . you gotta stop fishing those back-eddies!! :hehe: :hehe:

Seriously, tho . . there were a lot of hatchery fish in the river this year and it seems many have survived their attempts at spawning in the river. I've heard of quite a few being caught, 'specially in the Sky.

I used to get annoyed when I caught one (or a Dolly).

After all, I'd gotten up at a gawd-awful early hour, was covered in 4 layers of fleece to protect me from the inclement weather, and was standing in this rushing river trying to connect to a chromer bullet that would take me for a ride down the river.

Then the adrenaline promise of a strong grab was followed by the anticlimactic realization that I'd just been awarded the 3rd place award for my efforts.

I'm a little more appreciative now - as Duggan commented in an earlier thread, part of the joy of steelheading is becoming a part of a great river and it's flow of life for a few moments. Dollys and spawners are a part of this as much as the large natives I'm searching for. If that's what I get from the river on a given day, then so be it.

That's not to say that I brag about the river suckers I snag in the A** or take digital shots of the spawnouts I land

How about it??? Anybody else getting a lot of spawners this year?

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Old 02-14-2002, 11:13 PM
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I havent touched a single downstreamer this year but I have heard of lots being landed. Much more then normal...

I wouldnt be too worried about the downstreamers being actual brats that spawned in the wild. The vast majority of these (hopefully all) are downstreamers that were actually released from Reiter after they were spawned.
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Old 02-15-2002, 01:52 PM
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I haven't been "fortunate" enough to land one this year but I did tap one on the head Wednesday morning with my rod tip. I just wanted to see if he was even alive but if fish sleep, he was deep in dreamland. As soon as I tapped him, away he went into the deep water.
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