A rookies log.

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by DanielOcean, May 10, 2013.

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  1. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    When you get your waders back let me know and we will hit it up. Still waiting for those stories!
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    *fart*
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    I will say this. So far this season, I have learned an un-believable amount about steelhead fishing. NO I have not caught my steelhead yet. However, I do not believe I have caught it because I simply do not deserve it yet.

    With that said when you are a rookie in this game, it is very very easy to get discouraged about things. If you can not stay positive and you are getting frustrated and angry early in your journey to catching a steelhead, I strongly recommend stopping because it just does not get any better.

    Saturday I was soaking wet, cold, hungry, and in pain. I did nothing but thank God for the gifts he gave me as I looked around and took in where I was at and what I was doing.

    To you steelhead out there. I will find you eventually, hopefully soon. FEAR ME for I am a life long steelheader already.
     
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    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Danielocean never disappoints! Also, grats on the bull, and on getting out in the finest weather Washington has to offer!
     
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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    I had to think of something quick because I did not like my post count before that. I needed to move on to post count 667 quick.
     
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    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    Good call, good call.
     
  7. Buy some sonic pro front zips, mine are in bozemon at simms :(
     
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    As far as the dry side goes, theres a few Kings around and they like Spey poles. There easily as cool as a steelhead so thats something you might enjoy.
     
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    I'm sure my waders will be back before finals week and I can enjoy my week long steelhead vacation in December. Just gotta figure out where I wanna go. Passport's still good and I haven't been to the island in a hot minute...
     
  10. Jason Rolfe

    Jason Rolfe Wanderer

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    So, just curious...at what point will you "deserve" it? What does one have to do in order to deserve a fish?

    I only bring it up because I think the whole idea of deserving a fish is BS. This was brought much more eloquently in a recent issue of Flyfish Journal.

    We never deserve fish. There's so much more at play.
     
  11. DanielOcean

    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    Ya know I see your point. Honestly I was thinking out loud and thinking about the very concept of deserving a fish. I would say.the point when someone truly deserves to catch a fish is when they know how to do so. Again thinking out loud. Philosophising I suppose.
     
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    Man's gotta fish...went out on Saturday as well...nothing but a tree falling right in front of the truck. Went out on Sunday just to see the "damage" and to do some exploring (not fishing) on the NF Stilly. If was my first time to Fortson...cool place. Water level was ridiculous. Ended up buying my first fly tying gear instead.
     
  13. Fortson is terrible torture

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    DanielOcean Steelhead Virgin

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    What a dilemma! To fish all day tomorrow or to cut it short and watch the Hawks game. I am thinking fish all day and have the hawks game on the radio in my ear.
     
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    Fish all day, DVR, and don't look at the Internet until you watch the game?
     
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