Low holed and pocket picked

Discussion in 'Steelhead' started by Evan Virnoche, Jul 17, 2013.

  1. Jamie Wilson

    Jamie Wilson Active Member

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    No - the rules say you need fur - hackle - feathers - etc. covering half of the shank
    you would need to fish below the bridge in town
     
  2. Jamie Wilson

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    Sometimes for pinks and coho the Dick Nite rocks it. Might be easier to throw on a fly line. Ever try to toss a dick nite with a bait caster?
     
  3. I haven't ever used a baitcaster. that would explain why the gear guys run the snap swivel with 2-4ft slinky and 3-6 feet of leader off of it to get it down.
     
  4. I just wonder if 15ft of t-14 or rio type 8 would be overkill with a spoon
     
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    I toss a dicknite or a Wells Spoon with a bait caster when ever I want coho for dinner. I use a basic drift setup, swivel with about 8 to 10 inches of leader to weight and another length of leader about 30 inches to spoon. Cast and swing just like a fly. Use lighter line to the sinker so you can break it off when it hangs. Works very well if you know where to fish it. It is more fun with a spey rod but the bait caster is a more effecient means of fishing if meat is what you are after.
     
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    you asked for it, dont complain! ya got a long river to fish, and ya pick a spot where all the gearheads congregate, amazed ya didnt get shot, yelled at or rocks thrown at ya, sounds like a lucky day, i wouldnt be mad.:)
     
  7. Jamie Wilson

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    The dick nite is so light it's even difficult to cast with a spinning reel. Maybe try some flash flies. I think they look "spoon like" in the water. If I was to spoon fish I would do it with a more conventional set up - one that is geared up for spoons. I have a 6' G Loomis bass rod that kills it with spinners or spoons - I fished the shit out of it not too long ago but usually stick with the fly rod now. I've been known to chuck the gear - especially in winter when the water is up and colored
     
  8. nwtroutguy

    nwtroutguy The Tug Is The Drug

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    Actually, I am just curious what would posses a fly guy to even go up there on that section?
     
  9. plaegreid

    plaegreid Saved by the buoyancy of citrus

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    This is what I thought when i read 2-4ft slinky:

    4ft slinky.jpg
     
  10. Jamie Wilson

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    funny
     
  11. Jamie Wilson

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    looks heavy
    probably hang up a lot:D
     
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    Bass_t, i have been fishing the reiter area since 1975. have had my encounters there over the years. one was my fault. that aside. if i bring my bug rod or drift rod for that matter i go expecting to fish around those types of folks. no worries. i have caught my share of steelhead from that area.
    for bug rod water i like the run just below the cable hole on down almost to proctor ( which is a great hole on the hatchery side, long walk though). and dont forget the water upstream of the ponds all the way to index. try your trout tactics upstream. just use a bigger bug and maybe an indicator if that suits you.
    hint : the farther you get from the ponds upstream the better your chances of picking up a fish on the floater/skating fly.
    just my 2 cents.
     
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  13. orangeradish

    orangeradish Bobo approved

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    Joint my ass. You've come up with some insanely funny shit, but that one was all me, pal.
     
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  14. Evan Burck

    Evan Burck Fudge Dragon

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    Well, fine. I think I was at least there for the birth of this one.
     
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    You two bros need to get a room at the notel motel...