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    Steelhead love yarnies (side drifting)

    We had a great day on the water fishing the Grant (GW) from another forum last Saturday. The best part of the day was the lack of boats. I think there were only like 6 other boats on a river that's normally a zoo. :dance: We spent the whole day side drifting all sorts of tackle and had to re-rig way more than I wanted to. You get spoiled when float fishing all of the time.

    First fish of the day was this big boy! 33 inches long and a great battle.



    He took hot pink/white unscented SS yarn ball.



    Next pass I miss another fish and Grant hooks up with a nice steelhead on eggs. It came off unfortunately. Here is Grants second fish.



    Me playing with my new favorite side drifting rod. A 7'4', high modulus, slow action, 4-8 lb steelhead whoopin machine. Its sweet and has no trouble landing big fish.



    And a nice little native. Came on a steelhead orange/cerise SS yarnie.



    Daniel was pretty quiet the fist half of the day until he switched over to the same yarnie I was using and then he went on a 3 fish tear!





    Hot color of the day! Steelhead orange/cerise. About dime size.



    My favorite pic of the day. The waterfall and light shinning through along with the fish jumping is pretty cool!







    What a great day on the water. We hooked 7 and landed 5 steelhead.
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    Heck ya man, nice fish. That pic with the waterfall is awsome.

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    Nice fish guys, and some great pictures! Thanks!

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    Great trip guys,but I hope you left 1 or 2 for me Monday..

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    Those action shots are sweeeeeet!!!!

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    Looks like a lot of fun....Hoping that they still like yarnies for me as much as they did last wekend....
    Just a Jerk on one end of the line waiting for a jerk on the other end....

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    Great day,great fish, great fish porn...great job,Chad!
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    Some days they only want one thing and others they will eat anything. The water looked like perfect roe or pink worm water to me but I decided to be the guinea pig and throw yarnies all day. It paid off. Color of yarnies can make a difference too but we do really well on steelhead orange/cerise, hot pink/white, baby pink/white and cerise/chartreuse.

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    You are quite the photographer, nice fish!

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    Heck of a day on the water for you guys-nice job! Appreciate the great report and excellent pics!
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    [QUOTE= Color of yarnies can make a difference too but we do really well on steelhead orange/cerise, hot pink/white, baby pink/white and cerise/chartreuse.[/QUOTE]

    C'mon Chad, everyone knows that steelhead don't like anything orange:tongue:
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    Peach/cerise....clown...and orange/white worked REALLY well for us the last couple trips
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    Real nice steel. I'm gettin out there soon.
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    Very nice Chad!!! :clap: Congrat's on a great trip!

    I love the action shots....very cool! :clap:
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    Quote Originally Posted by plumb2fish View Post
    Peach/cerise....clown...and orange/white worked REALLY well for us the last couple trips
    Peace/Cherise.....A proven killer at certain water levels on the stream of your last 2 trips!!! Kinda funny really....leapfrog down river with all the guide boats and on any given day everyone use's the same exact set-up depending on the river levls and clarity!
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