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Thread: AR Sunday Afternoon

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    Default AR Sunday Afternoon

    I landed this wild Steelhead Sunday afternoon:



    I've caught bigger steelhead, but this was the hottest one I've ever caught. Wow, what a show she put on! Two jumps and several long runs. She took a size 16 Copper John. I was at the end of my drift and I wasn't really paying attention when she hammered the fly and took off. I assume the fly was swinging at the end of the dead drift. It was just my lucky day.

    Last week I was out when the skies were overcast and there were tons of swallows feeding on something. I've seen this several times during a big caddis hatch, but I didn't see any caddis and only one or two small mayflies. There were no fish feeding on the surface. Any idea what the swallows were eating?
    craig

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    Nice Fish...

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    Nice chunky fish! I realy need to get out that way this week......

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    That is one of the nicest fish I've seen come out of the American in a quite a while. Thanks for posting the pic and congrats on landing her. She's b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!
    fly: Very light artificial fly fishing lure of which there are two types: the dry fly which isn't supposed to sink the way it just did; and the wet fly, which shouldn't be floating up on the surface like that. An Angler's Dictionary.

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    That's a nice one.. Beautiful, congrats! May I ask what section of the river

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    That is a "Wild Spring Run Steelhead" that we get this time of year in many valley rivers.

    They are a very special fish.....usually 3 to 6 pounds.

    Fisheries people have been studieing them.


    With the low flows this spring we can actually fish more effectivily for them.
    Bill Kiene

    Certified FFF Casting Instructor
    Email: billkiene63@gmail.com
    Cell: 530/753-5267
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    Contact me for any reason........
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    That's about as nice of a looking wild steelhead as you could hope to catch anywhere. A very special fish indeed. Those wild CV fish are HOT! Good for you and thanks for sharing. Matt.

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    What a great looking fish!

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