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Thread: Free help fishing for Half-pounders on the American R.

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    Default Free help fishing for Half-pounders on the American R.

    Starting in mid-September I will be going down to Watt Avenue after work during the week to meet some of you who would like to get a quick drill on the simple method of fly fishing for the smaller fall-run Steelhead called "Half-pounders".

    You will need waders, 5 to 7 weight fly rod with a floating line, 9'3x leader and some #12 wet flies or nymphs of your choice.

    You need a CA fishing license and a steelhead punch card.

    Be sure to pinch the barbs on your flies.

    Have a hat and Polarized glasses too.

    I will post the evenings that I can be there......
    Bill Kiene

    Certified FFF Casting Instructor
    Email: billkiene63@gmail.com
    Cell: 530/753-5267
    Web: www.billkiene.com

    Contact me for any reason........
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    Thanks Bill, I'll take you up on that...

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    I would love to get in on this. If anyone would like to carpool from the Bay Area that would be great.

    Jason

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    Thanks Bill, I'll be there!

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    Sweet! Looking froward to it! Thanks Bill

    Frank

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    I can come down on thursdays after work and help if needed.

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    That's great Charlie......

    I will be home from Colorado around September 14th so we will try to get lots of people started off on the right foot.

    Half-pounder fishing is something that we look forward to every fall......

    I think they will be in most of the large valley rivers like the Sacramento, Feather, Yuba and American.

    You can just go out early and late in the day in the riffles and just fish for them with trout tactics too.
    Bill Kiene

    Certified FFF Casting Instructor
    Email: billkiene63@gmail.com
    Cell: 530/753-5267
    Web: www.billkiene.com

    Contact me for any reason........
    ______________________________________

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    Cool

    Wow - maybe the GBF ladies will join you too
    - Robin

    "Yes, size does matter..."

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    Bill, I just emailed you the recipe for my Swinging Ching. It's Andy's go to fly for halfpounders (just tied some up for him). I got a wild 16" halfpounder on one this past Saturday on the A. Jeff

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    Jeff, I will trade pizza for flies.

    My go to flies have always been olive, tan or peacock soft hackles in 10 or 12.
    Last year I started tieing on Targus 7979 because its heavy wire and helps get them down, and its a curved shank hook which I just like how my bugs look on them.

    The invention of Polyleaders was one of the coolest things to happen over the past few years. Casting them is pretty simple and they are very effective.

    4 or 5 weight rod with a full floater, 3 or 4x tippet and a few flies is all you need for half pounders on the American.

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