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Post Posted: 06:10pm - Dec 31,07 
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My first ever Steelie, upper Trail, floating skein above a logjam. Not easy getting these piggies under control with all those logs in the water!

Thanks to everybody here for helping me out with your words of wisdom (Cory & Tom), couldn't have achieved this without your help!!!

:? gotta practice those self-portraits, this shot took 7 takes! (as evidenced by the mass foliage attached to the dry skin of this fish) :cry:
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Post Posted: 06:16pm - Dec 31,07 
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Nice Fish.. Great Colors on it. :D

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Post Posted: 06:58pm - Dec 31,07 
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Congrats........fish first. Then work on the picture taking skills :wink:

Nice pic, and great color in that fine fish.

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Post Posted: 07:54pm - Dec 31,07 
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Very nice.
Was that your first time fishing for Steelhead? Because if it was, you are a very skilled or (Lucky) LOL
Those Steelies will school you quick like in a jiffy. They usually go over, around and back over the log jams before swimming right between your legs. :shock:

Congrats on your first Steelhead. 8)

Now you are going to spend a lot of time chasing them. :wink: :wink:

What a way to end the year.

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Post Posted: 08:40pm - Dec 31,07 
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Very nice.
Was that your first time fishing for Steelhead? Because if it was, you are a very skilled or (Lucky) LOL
Those Steelies will school you quick like in a jiffy. They usually go over, around and back over the log jams before swimming right between your legs. :shock:

Congrats on your first Steelhead. 8)

Now you are going to spend a lot of time chasing them. :wink: :wink:

What a way to end the year.

Bob


Actually, this was my 3rd trip to Trail creek. It is my first steelhead, and it's also the last one of 2007.

I sure hope I get a chance to chase these beautiful fish more in 2008, they are proving to be quite the formidible quarry.

This was the icing on the cake of an excellent year of enjoying all that mother nature provides us.

Thanks again guys, and have a happy and fish-filled New Year!

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Post Posted: 12:51pm - Jan 1,08 
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Beautiful Fish man... You gotta love it when that pink starts to come in on the steelies! Great catch!!!

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Post Posted: 02:37pm - Jan 1,08 
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SpecialEd wrote:
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My first ever Steelie, upper Trail, floating skein above a logjam. Not easy getting these piggies under control with all those logs in the water!

Thanks to everybody here for helping me out with your words of wisdom (Cory & Tom), couldn't have achieved this without your help!!!

:? gotta practice those self-portraits, this shot took 7 takes! (as evidenced by the mass foliage attached to the dry skin of this fish) :cry:


Fantastic!!!!!

No matter how much info you get, you still need to get out there and see the conditions for yourself and adapt. Well done and a beautiful fish. Glad I could help.

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Post Posted: 03:17pm - Jan 1,08 
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Great fish!
I love fighting them in the skinny water! I love it when they decide that they don't want to be hooked! LOL
I found the best way with self portraits is to prior to fishing an area find a good place for your camera and set it there and see what kind of view you have. Then when the time comes you grab the camera set it on timer and set it down and you are good!
My camera has a feature that allows me to take two timed pictures in a row so i usually do that so if the fish moves or if I want to change positions I can and have 8 seconds or so.

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Post Posted: 11:59am - Jan 2,08 
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great work ED !!! Now your hooked for sure.

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Post Posted: 01:42pm - Jan 2,08 
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Outstanding Ed! Sweet looking Steelie some nice colors in her. :D

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